I’m terrified of spiders so this book has been sat on my shelf unread for a couple of years now. I almost decided that I’d never read it and keep it only to complete my John Wyndham collection, but I finished all the others and it just felt wrong to leave this one out. Well, I’m glad I did read it because I was pleasantly surprised! It’s not a creepy, scary, spiders crawling out of nowhere story at all, I should have known not to expect that of a John Wyndham story.
It reminds me a little of H G Wells The Island of Doctor Moreau, but Web is a very much more believable tale. They do go roaming around a desert island and there is some evolution of the species going on but it’s all very sensible. I admit I don’t know much about spiders or biology but Wyndham had me convinced of the science side of the story.
A short read at not much over 100 pages so it’s fast paced and interesting. A good read for lunch breaks or commutes!