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Roadside Picnic (S.F. MASTERWORKS) Kindle Edition
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Imagine the same thing if aliens stopped by - but humans were the ones affected.
A great read.
As a story, it is incredibly compelling. You will notice the book is short - it is almost frustrating, because it is so thought out. The alien artifacts of the Zone, and their effects, are written about in the form of brief encounters, but I was left wanting to learn more. Occasionally, I felt restrained by the way the story follows the protagonist - and this, as you read on, is precisely the point of the book: how the alien and unexplained touches the people of the novel.
The ending is a shocker - I kept reading beyond the last page, expecting to see more. It was a cruel ending for me, the reader, but fitting in line with the story.
The plot behind the book is interesting enough to keep you engaged the whole way through, and the implications of the 'visit' is an interesting prospect to read about!
The afterword about the difficulties of publishing the book in the Soviet Union in the time is also very interesting and a good read for anyone interested in that era of Russia!
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the book of the film. doesn't seem to compare at all, but an interesting story. Clearly the filmmaker Tarkovsky made a film according to his own agenda.-understandable really. Read morePublished 8 months ago by marek
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