Saturday, February 23, 2008

Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Jack Finney
1954, 1989, Fireside, New York

Small town Mill Valley, California becomes the centre of an alien invasion, whereby the inhabitants of the town are slowly being taken over. Dr. Miles Bennell discovers this plot and attempts to thwart it.

This is a fantastic book! I love the slight parody tones it gets at times - great for something written in the 1950s. It was a very lineal story which is a relief from the overly-complicated stuff I've been reading lately. A nice 'string-of-pearls' plot. I know at the start of the book the author says not to read it if you don't like open endings, but in my opinion it didn't leave too many questions unanswered.

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pussreboots said...

It's so fun to see the same book reviewed again. I was early on in the ring. My review is here. Happy BookCrossing!