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Don't know about the film - but a great book,
This review is from: The Body Snatchers (S.F. MASTERWORKS) (Paperback)
My purchase of this book was spurred by a curiosity to read the stimulus for one of my father's greatest films:'Invasion of The body Snatchers'a 1950's cult classic (he tells me.)
Finney's compelling narrative doesn't disappoint, he writes with a fluency and clarity of prose akin to that of Stephen King. Behind the curiously dated 1950's furniture and haze of cigarette smoke lies a gripping tale of us and them, good versus evil. Forget the over analytical assertions towards the free world v communism in post McCarthyist USA, this is the story of a desparate fight to escape and survive - basic instincts of all of us.It is a story convincingly crafted and very well told.
Finney's writing has even the most scientific and sceptical of readers thinking that there may be some truth in those newspaper tales of spontaneous human combustion, crop circles and alien abduction and do you know what it's liberating!