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The Man Who Fell to Earth (Del Rey Impact)

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Just because a story is sad doesn't mean that it shouldn't be told. Every character in this often mentioned but infrequently read gem is ultimately flawed and painfully human, particularly Thomas Jerome Newton, the titular man from another world whose fall is both tough to read and hard to put down. The 1976 film adaptation of The Man Who Fell to Earth is worth watching as well, but, as usual, is an incomplete substitute for the original.
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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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Walter Tevis was an English literature professor at the University of Ohio and is best known for three of his novels, which turned into blockbuster films: The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Hustler, and The Color of Money.  His other books include Mockingbird and The Steps of the Sun which appeared shortly before his death in 1984.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345431615
Author:
Tevis, Walter
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Human-alien encounters
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Del Rey ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Del Rey Impact
Series Volume:
v.7
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.58x5.58x.58 in. .67 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages Del Rey Books - English 9780345431615 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Just because a story is sad doesn't mean that it shouldn't be told. Every character in this often mentioned but infrequently read gem is ultimately flawed and painfully human, particularly Thomas Jerome Newton, the titular man from another world whose fall is both tough to read and hard to put down. The 1976 film adaptation of The Man Who Fell to Earth is worth watching as well, but, as usual, is an incomplete substitute for the original.

"Synopsis" by , 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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