Under the Skin
This remarkable book defies categorisation. Under the Skin introduces Isserley, a woman obsessed with picking up male hitchhikers - so long as they're well-muscled and alone. But why? As the novel unfolds and the reason becomes clear, the reader is drawn inexorably into a completely unexpected... show more
This remarkable book defies categorisation. Under the Skin introduces Isserley, a woman obsessed with picking up male hitchhikers - so long as they're well-muscled and alone. But why? As the novel unfolds and the reason becomes clear, the reader is drawn inexorably into a completely unexpected and increasingly terrifying world.
Publish date: May 3rd 2004
Publisher: CANONGATE BOOKS LTD
Pages no: 296
Edition language: English
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, Literary Fiction
This is one book you want to read without knowing much about it. However, that makes writing a review for this book a hell of a task because I can't tell you about the salient points of this book that are both scary and funny at the same time. And there were so many aspects modern life that Fabe...
This wasn't for me, for me the message (what if another race looked at us as cattle, and slaughtered us like that, fattening us up for a few months beforehand) was more important than the story and that turns me off in a book. Isserley cruises the roads in Scotland picking up hitch-hikers to bring ...
Sometime in March Craig posted on our book group Facebook page the following message:“Hello Group,At the risk of sounding alarmist, I want to alarm you all.I am currently rereading Under The Skin for about the sixth time, and I noticed today from tube adverts that the film adaptation is out March 14...
The edition I read included a foreword by David Mitchell. Though clearly he tried not to, he let slip two spoilers. Major spoilers. So if you're trying Michel Faber's Under the Skin for the first time, DON'T get the edition with the white cover with hooks depicted. Or if you do, skip David Mitchell'...
Recently saw the Jonathan Glazer movie adaptation and loved it! Can't wait to read this!
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