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by Jack Finney

Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Jack Finney
ISBN: 1602521115
ISBN13: 978-1602521117
Language: English
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1978 American science fiction horror film directed by Philip Kaufman and starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Veronica Cartwright, Jeff Goldblum and Leonard Nimoy.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1978 American science fiction horror film directed by Philip Kaufman and starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Veronica Cartwright, Jeff Goldblum and Leonard Nimoy. Released on December 22, 1978, it is a remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), which is based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney

Finney's classic tale of alien invasion is recreated anew with more terror than the book or the film

While Miles's patients start remarking about loved ones not seeming to be themselves, he merely chalks it up to paranoia. However, when he becomes witness to a distinct but subtle change in the personality of some townspeople, he and his friends realize something is afoot. Their fears are realized as they stumble upon faceless corpses and strange pods. Finney's classic tale of alien invasion is recreated anew with more terror than the book or the film. Tabori delivers a performance that will chill listeners with his intensity and sense of urgency. His lightly raspy and mature voice works perfectly through the first-person perspective of Miles.

Jack Finney Invasion of The Body Snatchers Chapter one I warn you that what you're starting to read is full of loose ends and unanswered questions

Jack Finney Invasion of The Body Snatchers Chapter one I warn you that what you're starting to read is full of loose ends and unanswered questions. It will not be neatly tied up at the end, everything resolved and satisfactorily explained. Not by me it won't, anyway. Chapter one. I warn you that what you're starting to read is full of loose ends and unanswered questions. Because I can't say I really know exactly what happened, or why, or just how it began, how it ended, or if it has ended; and I've been right in the thick of it.

Jack Finney (1911–1995) was the author of the much-loved and critically acclaimed novel Time and Again, as well as its .

Jack Finney (1911–1995) was the author of the much-loved and critically acclaimed novel Time and Again, as well as its sequel, From Time to Time. Best known for his thrillers and science fiction, a number of his books-including Invasion of the Body Snatchers-have been made into movies. Dean R. Koontz, the author of many New York Times bestsellers, lives with his wife, Gerda, and their dog, Trixie, in southern California.

Jack Finney's novel is also a snapshot of 1950s small town American - many are the allusions made to the times when Miles . As we discover toward the end of the book, The Body Snatchers is also a tale of the hero’s journey, a journey requiring great courage and wits.

Jack Finney's novel is also a snapshot of 1950s small town American - many are the allusions made to the times when Miles was growing up, visiting the local library, dating Becky in high school, seeing all the familiar faces around town. But, now, as Miles and Becky walk down Mill Valley's main street, they can see the entire town is altered, nearly dead - rarely do they see anybody outside and all the trash and litter scattered about makes for one dirty, grubby Mill Valley.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The black-and-white film, shot in Superscope, was partially done in a film noir style. Daniel Mainwaring adapted the screenplay from Jack Finney's 1954 science fiction novel The Body Snatchers.

It will not be neatly tied up at the end, everything resolved and satisfactorily explained. Not by me it won't, anyway began, how it ended, o. . Not by me it won't, anyway began, how it ended, or if it has ended; and I've been right in the thick of it. Now if you don't like that kind of story, I'm sorry, and you'd better not read it. All I can do is tell what I know

Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Stories by Arthur C. Clarke, Jack Finney, Joe Haldeman, Ursula K. Le Guin . Collected Stories, Vol. 2. by Richard Matheson · Stanley Wiater · Jack Finney · George Clayton Johnson. Wells's seminal novella The Time Machine, published in 1895, provided the springboard for modern science fiction's time travel explosion. Responding to their own fascination wi. 50 Short Science Fiction Tales. While Miles’s patients start remarking about loved ones not seeming to be themselves, he merely chalks it up to paranoia.

Celebrate one of the earliest science fiction novels by rediscovering Jack Finney’s internationally acclaimed Invasion of the Body Snatchers—which Stephen King calls a story “to be read and savored for its own satisfactions,” now repackaged with a foreword by #1 New York Times bestselling author, Dean Koontz.On a quiet fall evening in the peaceful town of Mill Valley, California, Dr. Miles Bennell discovers an insidious, horrifying plot. Subtly, almost imperceptibly, alien life-forms are taking over the bodies and minds of his neighbors, friends, family, the woman he loves, and the entire world as he knows it. First published in 1955, this classic science fiction thriller about the ultimate alien invasion and the triumph of the human spirit over an invisible enemy has inspired multiple film adaptations and entertained readers for decades. This repackaged edition features a new cover by Hugo award–winning illustrator, John Picacio and a foreword by New York Times bestselling author, Dean Koontz.
Comments to eBook The Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Granigrinn
The author loosely develops a fascinating concept that later provided a veritable sandbox of inspirations and interpretations for years of analysis. This book has been combed over for allegorical meanings through the years, mostly brought on by the various film adaptions. Finney himself denied having had any such agenda other than pure entertainment.

Even still, it is easy to read into this work a tale that strives to spotlights the virtue of individuality in the face of conformity. Whether the mashing conglomeration of society is brought about by political ideology, mob mentality or consumerism, doesn’t really matter.

The writing is easy to read and the plot plods along at a nice pace, without speeding up too much or slowing down too little. The story pauses enough times at well-crafted scenes of horror to create a lasting impression of the core storyline. The dialog felt somewhat stilted, if not dated or formal (sort of like an old 1950’s TV show).

The book has been criticized for its lack of scientific plausibility or credible character developments. However, this story isn’t really meant to be hard Scifi or an in-depth character study. The book is built around a high concept and contains a decent suspense plot that is tempered with Scifi elements. In that sense it largely succeeds. There is also a dogged relentlessness pervading the story that keeps pace throughout and helps to keep the horror aspect in play.

The story centers around a medical doctor operating in a rural town as a general practitioner. He’s divorced and an old flame/fellow divorcee is back in town for him to get excited about. His love interest draws him into the main plot when she asks him to look in on a relative that has a peculiar medical concern that cannot be explained. From there things slowly develop based on the increasing incidences of people acting strangely and the stakes are periodically raised a level along the way. The author does delve into the science behind the story a bit when he uses the doctor and a psychologist to both unravel as well as confuse the mystery.

There are some interesting passages about the different faces people wear in society and what it means to be a person, along with some loose social commentary that gets flipped on its head when it comes from an alien perspective.

The ending has also been criticized for this book and the film versions did not feel the need to follow it. It’s an ending, it works, but that’s about it. Reminds me a bit of an H. G. Wells ending, but less original given the publication date.

The very idea of “pod people” comes from this book. Without having even read this book or watched any of the films, most people will have a general idea of what this means. That, in itself, demonstrates how strong the concept is and how well it was developed by the author.

Podcast: If you enjoy my review (or this topic) this book and the movie based on it were further discussed/debated in a lively discussion on my podcast: "No Deodorant In Outer Space". The podcast is available on iTunes, Tune-In Radio, Stitcher, Google Play Music, YouTube or our website.
Buriwield
Something unusual is happening in Mill Valley, California in October 1976…

“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 anymore. Unchanged to the eye, what I was seeing out there—in my eye, and beyond that in my mind—was something alien…”

For Miles Bennell, local town physician, Mill Valley is being turned upside down. It begins with a rather unusual call from a resident, a woman who says her uncle isn’t really her uncle. Something seems to be taking over the humans…

To me, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is one of the definitive science fiction novels. It has an expertly crafted atmosphere and elements that are staples of the genre. There’s a level of genius by Finney in so expertly playing the chaos and bizarre events directly in a quiet town and creating immediately a strange phenomenon that propels the plot. In my opinion, this is as expertly plotted as to increase the suspense and anticipation of what is to follow as we progress. We see this in the arrival of the pods and there is fear and wonder trying to unearth who is human and who isn’t.

A paranoid, frantic mood consumes and pervades throughout, as told through the perspective of Miles, as they try to escape the unknown entity or understand its plan.

My version has a wonderful introduction by author Dean Koontz where he sheds some insight into his feelings about what makes this novel a great sci fi experience. I can only echo those thoughts.

There are two distinctive films that are based on Finney’s novel, one more closely. One in 1956 that more closely resembles the plot and feel of the book and then one in 1978 that is not as stellar.

A great book for sci-fi enthusiasts, especially who love the classic feel to the genre. This is what sci-fi should feel like, and it is perfect reading on a clear summer night. Before you do, though, be sure to check the garage for any pods
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