Under The Skin, Paperback Book
2.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Isserley spends most of her time driving.

But why is she so interested in picking up hitchhikers? And why are they always male, well-built and alone?


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Well. I fail to see what all the fuss is about. I think it's probably because Faber is mixing genres: it is marketed as literature, while to me it is clearly science fiction. I wonder if this novel would have gotten as much acclaim if it would have been a little less pretentious. Not to say it's a bad book. It was interesting. What I liked the most was the slow reveal of what was going on, aided by tricking the reader a bit by our preconceived notions. But all the 'big issues' that I suppose is what makes this literature I thought were obvious. Sure, interesting enough (although I think it is more about the meat industry then about what makes humans human), but not that mind blowing. I really think the fuss is due to the fact that this is read by non-SF readers who are more suprised by some of the notions.