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Under the Skin - Michel Faber
Under the Skin
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Hailed as "original and unsettling, an Animal Farm for the new century" (The Wall Street Journal), this first novel lingers long after the last page has been turned.Described as a "fascinating psychological thriller" (The Baltimore Sun), this entrancing novel introduces Isserley, a female driver... show more
Hailed as "original and unsettling, an Animal Farm for the new century" (The Wall Street Journal), this first novel lingers long after the last page has been turned.Described as a "fascinating psychological thriller" (The Baltimore Sun), this entrancing novel introduces Isserley, a female driver who picks up hitchhikers with big muscles. She, herself, is tiny-like a kid peering up over the steering wheel. Scarred and awkward, yet strangely erotic and threatening, she listens to her hitchhikers as they open up to her, revealing clues about who might miss them if they should disappear. At once humane and horrifying, Under the Skin takes us on a heart-thumping ride through dangerous territory-our own moral instincts and the boundaries of compassion. A grotesque and comical allegory, a surreal representation of contemporary society run amok, Under the Skin has been internationally received as the arrival of an exciting talent, rich and assured.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156011600 (0156011603)
ASIN: 156011603
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
3.0 Under the Skin
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...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 Under the Skin
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 ...
Kinga's Books
Kinga's Books rated it
5.0 Michel Faber - Under the Skin
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...
TezMillerOz
TezMillerOz rated it
4.0 Under the Skin
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'...
blackguysdoread
blackguysdoread rated it
0.0 Under the Skin
Recently saw the Jonathan Glazer movie adaptation and loved it! Can't wait to read this!
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