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The ensuing narrative is of such cumulative, compelling strangeness that it almost defies description. The one thing that can be said with certainty is that Under the Skin is unlike anything else you have ever read. Faber's control of his medium is nearly flawless. Applying the rules of psychological realism to a fictional world that is both terrifying and unearthly, he nonetheless compels the reader's absolute identification with Isserley. Not even the author's fine short-story collection, Some Rain Must Fall, prepared us for such mastery. Under the Skin is ultimately a reviewer's nightmare and a reader's dream: a book so distinctive, so elegantly written, and so original that one can only urge everybody in earshot to experience it, and soon. --Burhan Tufail --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I loved this novel. Smart science fiction at its best. But if you see the film of the same name, based on this book, be prepared. The film is VERY different.Published 6 days ago by Patrick C. Weidinger
I enjoyed the movie, probably better than the book although they were very different. I would recommend.Published 6 days ago by Bklynjas
I decided to buy this book after watching the movie of the same name, as soon as the credit mentioning the novel appeared. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Stone Mirror
Quite disturbing but beautifully written. No blood and gore but my mind certainly played tricks. I was reading so fast so I could get to the end. Read morePublished 14 days ago by LindseyannNZ
Isserly sacrifices her body and her life on her planet to appease the elite. In the expectations of her strange tasks on earth she learns more about herself then she realized. Read morePublished 14 days ago by DEVONNE D.
Excellent book...quick read.
Many people are talking about "book vs. movie"...I'm of the opinion that you could see the movie and read the book, and have two... Read more