The Body Snatchers (S.F. MASTERWORKS)

by Jack Finney | Horror |
ISBN: 0575085312 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ReetPetite of Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on 9/16/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by ReetPetite from Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 16, 2013
Originally published in 1955 Jack Finney's sinister SF tale has outgrown the initial debate about whether it satirized Communism or the conformity of US society at the time, to become a classic of paranoia; an examination of our fear of 'the other'.

Broadway Book Club book for September 2013.

Journal Entry 2 by ReetPetite at Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 19, 2013
Great book. Gave me chills.
Liked the description of a Mid West town in the 1950s.

Released 8 yrs ago (9/21/2013 UTC) at Divine Coffee at the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

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To be released at the Nottingham meet up.

Journal Entry 4 by kittiwake at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, February 18, 2019
I'd grown up here, from boyhood I'd known every street, house and path, most of the backyards, and every hill, field and road for miles around.
And now I didn't know it any more. Unchanged to the eye, what I was seeing out there now - in my eye, and beyond that in my mind — was something alien. The lighted circle of pavement below me, the familiar front porches, and the dark mass of houses and town beyond them — were fearful. Now they were menacing, all these familiar things and faces; the town had changed or was changing into something very terrible, and was after me. It wanted me, too, and I knew it.


I don't think I've ever seen any of the film versions of "Invasion of the body snatchers", but this is the original novel, set in 1953 and published in 1955. I like how the prejudices of the time actually come in handy when fighting the body snatchers, and I loved the downbeat ending as the town of Santa Mira slowly comes back to life.

Released 2 yrs ago (3/10/2019 UTC) at Purple Pumpkin Patch OBCZ in Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom

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I will be dropping some books off at the OBCZ when I attend a clothes swap at the shop.

Journal Entry 6 by kittiwake at Broadway Cinema 🎥 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, August 25, 2019

Released 2 yrs ago (8/25/2019 UTC) at Broadway Cinema 🎥 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

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Left on the shelf outside the Mezz bar.

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