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The Man Who Fell to Earth - Walter Tevis
The Man Who Fell to Earth
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T.J. Newton is an extraterrestrial who goes to Earth on a desperate mission of mercy. But instead of aid, Newton discovers loneliness and despair that ultimately ends in tragedy.
T.J. Newton is an extraterrestrial who goes to Earth on a desperate mission of mercy. But instead of aid, Newton discovers loneliness and despair that ultimately ends in tragedy.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345431615 (0345431618)
ASIN: 345431618
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus rated it
5.0 Hauntingly beautiful reflection on humanity
Sometimes it only takes one hauntingly beautiful book to turn an author into a favorite author. I first stumbled upon The Man Who Fell to Earth thanks to David Bowie, and I only know of David Bowie because I heard Space Oddity on the radio. I was in my mid-teens, and my father and I were listeni...
Brad Horner's Books
Brad Horner's Books rated it
5.0
Only came to this book through a winding road of Valis by PKD in his description of David Bowie in the novel. PKD was influenced by Bowie in the movie "The man who fell to earth". I watched, thought it was interesting, and THEN finally read the novel, which, I'm sure most people will agree, was a lo...
modusa
modusa rated it
no ray guns are fired or space battles waged in this poignant novel. there is a spaceship yes, but it is incapacitated after it deposits its passenger on earth. the passenger is an alien from a dying planet named anthea and he's looking for an escape - a place for the remnants of his people. his nam...
Bookake
Bookake rated it
0.0 The Man Who Fell to Earth
Ooh I remember the movie with David Bowie in, shame I never knew it was based on a book before now!
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
4.0
An alien stranded on Earth supports himself by patenting simple bits of alien technology and learns to drink gin with sugar stirred in. If you like your Science Fiction melancholy you will enjoy this one.
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