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The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
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Oct 05, 07

bookshelves: 2007, horror, lib-lahs, adult-fiction
Recommended to jacky by: library display
Read in November, 2007

I have seen two of the film versions of this book. While returning some students' books to the library, I couldn't help but look at the horror display up for Halloween. I had forgotten that this was a book, even though it is mentioned in "the Faculty," which I guess could count as a third film version in some ways.

I really enjoyed King's intro. Teaching 9th grade, it has been a while since I've read some real literary criticism and I also enjoyed "hearing" King's voice again.

Having seen the movies, the plot was not very surprising, but I still enjoyed the book. The reading was easy to understand, yet still descriptive. The chapters were short which helped keep up a fast pace. Even though this version is updated, it still felt like a story in the 50's rather than the 70's.

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