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Fratello termite

3.62  ·  Rating Details ·  119 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Si sono insediati nel 1948, durante l'amministrazione Eisenhower. Sono riusciti a 'influenzare' alcuni eventi storici, tra cui l'assassinio di John Fitzgerald Kennedy, e ora governano segretamente gli Stati Uniti, occupando la Casa Bianca… Gli alieni sono tra noi, ma dopo un secolo il presidente Jeff Womack si rifiuta di cooperare proclamando uno sciopero per anzianità, me ...more
Paperback, Solaria, 256 pages
Published 2000 by Fanucci (first published 1993)
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Umberto Rossi
Jan 18, 2013 Umberto Rossi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's simply one of those science-fiction novels that are too complex and passionate for certain sci-fi fans, and too science-fictional for more sophisticated readers (or better, those readers who believe they're too sophisticated for sci-fi, and don't know s--t about science-fiction). Unluckily. It's one of the best American novels I've ever read, and it says so much, maybe too much, about how much men (I mean males) owe women, about what role women really play in your life, and teaches truths m ...more
Mar 14, 2016 Kerry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kerry by: Mordicai Knode
Hmm. This was odd, for sure. I took way too long to read it, though -- it was in my bathroom so I read it only sporadically, and it took me two and half months. I may have felt differently had I read it at a normal rate.

Anyway. It was an interesting perspective on an "alien invasion," but there were so many weird things going on that never really went anywhere. Like, what was up with the medium? And it felt like she had all these weird biological facts about the aliens, but I didn't think that t
A gem that deserves far more consideration. The West Wing with grey aliens, if you'd like. Dwells between speaking to the human condition & the sentient condition through the lens of alienation, & an alien nation. Plus, sinister baby food! --MK
Dave Sticher
Dec 24, 2007 Dave Sticher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In its own quiet little way, this is one of the most disturbing books I've ever read.
Sep 20, 2015 Jim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this 1993 book, the aliens are here on Earth--and it's definitely not a secret.
Reen is a "Gray," a small gray-skinned alien having a huge head with big black eyes--and he is the White House chief of staff. This is an alien invasion story crossed with a political thriller- and it works as an exciting narrative as well as being thought-provoking science fiction.
We follow Reen as he plays his political power games with the FBI and the CIA. And, increasingly, he's playing po
MB (What she read)
Not for me.

I tried but just couldn't get into it. I don't think the set-up/world was explained very well initially. (I am not a huge Sci Fi buff, so maybe that's why I "didn't get it".) But, after all, I just wasn't invested enough to finish the book. I read the first few chapters and the last few then quit.
Thomas Knowles
Jun 14, 2013 Thomas Knowles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a new release from Event Horizon EBooks, an e-book reprint of the original 1993 Harcourt Brace & Company printed edition. Note that the rating is posted by the publisher.
Anthony Faber
I read this a while ago, but didn't remember it. A political thriller with aliens that weren't quite believable.
Sep 10, 2014 Devero rated it liked it
Un romanzo decisamente intrigante, ma troppo negativo nell'atteggiamento di fondo. Alcune idee decisamente buone, una scrittura scorrevole, ma la negatività che lo permea lascia la bocca molto amara.
Apr 02, 2016 Robert rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A choppy thriller. The main character was interesting and well developed. I enjoyed the world building the author created with her aliens.
Jul 08, 2011 Jim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pitch perfect! The first book I ever read by Anthony and I was hooked. Wish she was more well known, an imaginative and gifted writer.
Jun 02, 2012 Jeremy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
It was odd, though probably a good odd.
I really like the concept of loving what you're killing, it does make dilemmas much more poignant, I find.
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