The Iron Man
The first chapter of this modern classic novella seizes the imagination of readers (or listeners) as the gigantic Iron Man crashes over the cliff, is dismembered, then re-assembles himself, is hungry, starts eating tractors and other bits of farm machinery and terrorises the neighbourhood. Except for young Hogarth - who first traps the Iron Man, then becomes his friend. The book ends with a battle of strength between the Iron Man and the unimaginably colossal space-bat-angel-dragon. Peace is the outcome - and the music of the spheres. A modern fable of extraordinary power.
Other editions include those illustrated by Andrew Davidson (9780571226122), Faber £6.99; and Chris Mould (9780571348879), Faber £9.99.
Sequel: The Iron Woman (9780571348589), Faber £6.99