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The Man Who Fell to Earth Thomas Jerome Newton Is An Extraterrestrial From The Planet Anthea, Which Has Been Devastated By A Series Of Nuclear Wars, And Whose Inhabitants Are Twice As Intelligent As Human Beings When He Lands On Earth In Kentucky, Disguised As A Human It S With The Intention Of Saving His Own People From Extinction.

  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Walter Tevis
  • English
  • 24 June 2019

About the Author: Walter Tevis

Walter Stone Tevis was an American novelist and short story writer Three of his six novels were adapted into major films The Hustler, The Color of Money and The Man Who Fell to Earth His books have been translated into at least 18 languages.



10 thoughts on “The Man Who Fell to Earth

  1. says:

    The man was very odd Tall, thin, with white hair and a fine, delicate bone structure He had smooth skin and a boyish face but the eyes were very strange, as though they were weak, over sensitive, yet with a look that was old and wise and tired In short, he looks a lot like this Ground control to Major Thomas The eponymous Man Who Fell to Earth is one Thomas Jerome Newton, a rather commonplace name, not alienesque like Xarx or something along that line Of course, his real name is very unlikely to be Thomas Jerome Newton he is from a planet he calls Anthea , but if he has an Anthean name it is never mentioned He has come to Earth on a solo super secret mission, so secret that he destroys the single seat spaceship he came in on Using his knowledge of hyper advanced science he soon builds a business empire selling amazing new products like uh a high speed film that develops itself, a new kind of TV, stereo systems, and various gadgets Things were going according to plan until the pesky, primitive humans become his friends Thrilling adventure Disillusionment, loss of identity and heartbreak ensue The Man Who Fell to Earth was first published in 1963, the story is set in 1985 and spans five years or so This being the case some of the alien science is rather anachronistic in term of our real world science today for example super high quality films instead of digital photography I suspect Arthur C Clarke would have fared better with the imaginary gadgetry but this n...

  2. says:

    I had nearly forgotten why people start reading in the first place the joy of an honest story I m so used to the writer as the essential protagonist, the writing as his conflict, and whether or not I want to throw away his book as his comedic or tragic end But this just unfolds cleanly, without seeming consciously written at all Never an ohhh that was beautiful and very rarely a distracting wince I got deeply engaged without any self discipline at all It s lightening quick and so satisfying that I had to, for the first time, linger in a subway station to finish a book because I didn t want to wait until I got home And that precise location, my friends, was the enigmatic, Escher like layer of the W 4th St station, between the blue and the orange floors, quite possibly the smelliest place out there, just to attest to th...

  3. says:

    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 name on earth will be t.j newton sometimes called tommy and this novel is his story, of how our world affects him, physically and emotionally, as he tries to achieve his mission.there s not much of a plot this is a quiet novel, engaged with the dissolution of a human being not of earth by its influence, by his alienation he is entirely outside and his loneliness and despair at the earth and the oblivion of its people is deeply felt despite the fact that the novel is in some ways dated, it is also a wise indictment, a rumination on the world that we live in, how we choose to live in it, and the people that take it for granted it seems only to get smaller and quieter toward the end and then it winks out.sad it made me cry and it was and made me really thoughtful and apparently tevis said, it s fairly autobiographical.i felt your pain, newton tevis i hope it made it easier...

  4. says:

    Brilliant This a deceptively simple story, told in simple, uncomplicated prose, but with unexpected depth and relevance It might come off as slightly trite now, as with most mid 20th century fiction set in the near future the late 1980s, of all things , but I m sure in 1963 it was truly a sign of the times What I m sure hasn t lost its charge over the years is the tint of sadness, of individualized despair, that permeates the book and ultimately embitters the characters No one escapes their self destructive fea...

  5. says:

    La maggior parte degli uomini vive una vita di quieta disperazione. Walden ovvero vita nei boschi Henry David Thoreau 1963 Quanto ci utile conoscere la biografia di Walter Tevis per cogliere aspetti importanti di questa storia Molto.Moltissimo E cos , leggendo che ha vissuto tra il nativo Kentucky e la meta finale delle sue peregrinazioni, New York, con problemi di alcolismo sempre pi gravi Era stato un bambino con problemi di salute, gracile, timido, solitario diventa veramente impossibile non farsi saltare all occhio la dimensione speculare con il protagonista di questo romanzo Thomas Jerome Newton un personaggio assai particolare Non era un uomo, eppure era molto simile a un uomo Era alto uno e novanta, e certi uomini sono anche pi alti aveva i capelli bianchi come quelli di un albino ma la faccia era leggermente abbronzata, e gli occhi di un azzurro pallido La struttura del corpo era oltremodo esile, le fattezze delicate, le dita lunghe, sottili, e la pelle quasi traslucida, priva di peli Il volto faceva pensare a un elfo Non riesco a parlare di questo libro senza svelare alcuni dettagli, ragion per cui li nascondo view spoiler Il libro si divide in tre parti che, palesemente, ci parlano dell evoluzione e del taglio di questa storia.La prima parte s intitola 1985 La discesa di ...

  6. says:

    Come si possono sbizzarrire gli autori di fantascienza nel creare i loro personaggi provenienti dai luoghi pi remoti dell universo, quasi nessuno altro, e il lato razionale e irrazionale che c in me ringrazia e evade con piacere immenso.Questo uomo che, quasi letteralmente, precipita sulla terra, ci colpisce per la sua dolcezza, per il suo essere determinato, calmo e mai violento, per la sua imperturbabilit.Dal punto di vista fisico poi una scoperta molto alto, pi di uno e novanta, ha ossa fragile e cave come quelle di un uccellino e pesa pochissimo cos che il suo corpo leggero mal sopporta la forza di gravit terrestre, i capelli sono bianchi mentre il resto del corpo non ha peli, fatta eccezione per ciglia e sopracciglia, gli occhi celesti dallo sguardo dolce e mite, le dita lunghe e prive naturalmente di unghie aggiunte artificiali per sembrare pi umano, non ha capezzoli che applica finti sopra il petto, n possiede appendice, ma quella nessuno pu vederla e non faccenda problematica, n possiede denti del giudizio.E un vivente che deve sembrare umano, confondersi con gli umani assumerne identit corporea, anagrafica e storica, ma come gli umani suscettibile ai sentimenti, all a, alla paura, al dolore fisico e alla solitudine.Proviene da Anthea, un pianeta immaginario lontanissimo dal sole, freddo e perennemente spazzato da venti gelido, la cui popolazione in pericolo, quasi decimata a colpi di guerre nuclea...

  7. says:

    This novel follows an extraterrestrial, arriving on Earth to see if he can find a way to bring his drought suffering people into the planet so that they might live This is one of my favourite science fiction classics, and is truly worth the read, as an exploration, not only of science, but of the human nature and politics We get a deep understanding of the main character, as he suffers for being an alien in a planet that will hurt him if they discover who he is, and the pressure of ...

  8. says:

    3.5 to 4.0 stars I really struggled between giving this 3 or 4 stars and settled closer to 4 for one primary reason the ending of the story was deeply emotional and I believe will stay with me for some time...

  9. says:

    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 lot better than the movie That being said, I did like the book quite a bit, being an outsider type of novel with a lot to say about those ...

  10. says:

    Questo libro va letto Va letto per una serie di motivi che sono questi 1 L idea L autore, grazie all espediente sci fi dell alieno che sbarca segretamente sul nostro pianeta, ci permette di avere un punto di vista laterale , rispetto al mondo civilizzato che ci circonda scienza, societ , politica Rielabora efficientemente il concetto di alienazione nella societ post moderna e post industriale.2 Lo stile Uno stile asciutto, essenziale nel descrivere pensieri e rapporti dei personaggi, ma non per questo non pregno di significato Tevis sa cosa vuole dire e cosa far dire ai suoi personaggi, ce l ha chiaro in mente e sa come dirlo Non c ridondanza, non c tautologia Non uno di quegli autori che ti sfianca con lo stesso concetto fino a fartelo entrare nella zucca Il messaggio semplice, chiaro, sta soltanto al lettore coglierlo.3 L intreccio Il ritmo misurato, mai troppo lento, mai troppo accelerato Non quello che si definisce un pag...

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