- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Weidenfeld Military; paperback / softback edition (13 Oct. 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1857981057
- ISBN-13: 978-1857981056
- Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 14.8 x 3.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,896,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Alien Influences Paperback – 13 Oct 1994
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Top Customer Reviews
The rest of the book after the first two sections deals with the lives of the children after the incident, and how they cope, or don't. The main part of the book focusses on the character of John, as he attempts to solve the mystery of what happened to his friends, and to bring them all to rest. However, the best part of the book is Beth's tale, which is quite early on, and is extremely heart wrenching, and Rusch at her best.
The second half of the book takes on a mystery theme, and is incredibly emotional, as we see how each of the characters fared after their realease from prison. The pure human emotion that Rusch conveys is amazing, as is her way of inducing emotion in her readers. The only criticism I would make is that it is too long, and goes a very long way round at times.
In short, this is a compelling, powerful read, that is just impossible to put down. It will leave you physically and emotionally drained.
If you're not a sci-fi fan, don't let this put you off, this book can be read and reread on many levels. It is deeply thought-provoking and moving. It really is one of those rare, unputdownable books you will read more than once, and get something different out of every time.