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A good story bears repeating, like those 'James Bond' films.
The 1978 version with Donald Sutherland is to me the best version, though it does not follow this novel hardly at all, just the basic premise.
Finney does a good job of keeping you reading with a first-person narrative style that is both enjoyable and entertaining.
Finney, like Isaac Asimov, reminds us how fun it is to read well written science fiction.Published 1 month ago by Andrew Breiner
I saw the first three movie versions before I read the novel, and as much as I loved the first two movies, the book was better. Read morePublished 1 month ago by oregon reader
I loved the movie so I was really interested when I found out the book came first. I is a bit different than the movie but is absolutely wonderful!Published 1 month ago by Donna
I am a great fan of alien invasion tales, but I found this so boring I couldn't finish. It was very much of its time and that may be the problemPublished 1 month ago by Barbara Mcauliffe
I read this book many years ago and really enjoyed it and it is still a great read today. It's thought provoking and science fiction at it's best. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tony Ludlow
I love this book, and pretty much everything by Jack Finney. So this review is not for the book itself, it's for the Kindle version. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Chrissy the Stooges Woman
I don't read much sci-fi, usually opting for memoirs and the occasional fantasy so I was surprised that I liked this book so much. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shanna R. Eisner
a terrific tale, well written and compelling. forget about the movie version, this one is better. great era for scifi.Published 6 months ago by A Parent Too!
The Good: I found the novel was better than the Donald Sutherland movie version in that Finney managed to create a increasing sense of tension and paranoia that didn't quite carry... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jennifer Sicurella