All Flesh Is Grass
This is a book.
Filled with words.
One of those words is spleen (which is an innately funny word).
Another of those words is pandemonium (which is one of my favourite words - I'm going to name a puppy Pandemonium one day, and call him Pan for short).
Mr Simak knows many good words and arranges them into a story, with a beginning, a middle and end.
It is a good book.
I highly recommend you spend your dollarpounds on this product at Amazon.com (or .co.uk, or wh...more
In typical Simak fashion, we have aliens arriving at a small rural town (in this case an invisible barrier completely cuts off the town of Milville from the rest of the planet) and introduce humanity to the wider universe. Well written with decent characters and Simak's trademark "small town" feel, it was a good,...more
Пореден роман на Клифърд Саймък (след “Гробищен свят” и “Градът”), който чета със закъснение и съжаление за пропуска през тийнейджърските ми години. И отново се изумявам от умението му от една дребна идея да създаде нещо голямо и мащабно.
Във “Всичко живо е трева” малко градче се оказва впримчено в прозрачна, но много реална непробиваема преграда (много ми любопитно какво е направил Стивън Кинг с подобен сюжет в “...more
This story reminds...more
Mr. Simak comes up with some of the most interesting and unique stories. To top it off, his writing style is warm and inviting. In this book, extraterrestrials attempt to impose social harmony on a small rural town which they have enclosed in an invisible bubble.
Read this excerpt:
I wasn`t driving fast and there was a lot of room for the...more
Brad is a likeable enough character who behaves in a believable way, not too smart or dumb or heroic, a reasonable everyman.
The other characters are the usual Simak mixture of small town life, some nice some not.
The pace is good, lots of things happen in a short space of time so there is plenty going on, not action in the adventure sense but never dull.
The plot is also good with a few twists and turns, it uses a recurring theme of Simak's with time treate...more
Can plants think? Studies on the subject have been coming in recent years. One recent study found that trees on one end of the forest can somehow communicate with those on the other end. Another one demonstrated that leaves can remember events and transmit that memory to the rest of th...more
I liked the slow almost rambling way the story unfolds peppered with descriptions of the surrounding countryside and different characters populating this small town. E...more
Digamos que esta historia, de la que sin duda "La Cúpula" de Stephen King bebe en gran medida, tiene un inicio que atrapa, muy a lo Wyndham; pero a partir de la mitad de la novela la trama da un giro hacia lo filosófico, bastante en la línea de Robert J. Sawyer... y el final, por má...more
Also, this book reminded me a little of 'The Eskimo Invasion' that novel by which bad classic sci fi is measured, and for me that's death in any review.
This is the first book that I have read from the Banana Box Bonanza. I hope they are all as easy a read as this one.
A mysterious invisible barrier suddenly encloses a small, out-of-the-way American town. It's been put there by a galactic intelligence intent on imposing harmony and cooperation on the different peoples of the universe. But to the inhabitants, the barrier evokes stark terror.