Thursday, August 7, 2008

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney

A quick trip to the public library on Saturday didn't net me any books I've got on "to read" list.  Luckily I had recently added the classic movie Invasion Of The Body Snatchers to my Netflix queue, and thought maybe I should read the book first.  Like my earlier post on the movie The Last Man On Earth, I have not seen the Body Snatchers movie since I was a kid watching Channel 44's Creature Feature with Host Dr Paul Bearer
I had certainly never read the book (a very short novel), but I did pick it and enjoyed it quite a bit.  A fun book with lots of excitement and man vs invading parasitic species, always good stuff.  And a theme often visited in Science Fiction, the idea of human beings (well Earth Human, anyway) having some special will to live that just doesn't exist elsewhere in the Universe.
Looking forward to seeing the movie next, to see how it compares.
I started The Detective after finishing Body Snatchers, but I didn't read much of it.  I might try to save The Detective if I can find a couple of books to read at the library soon.

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