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eBook Three by Finney ePub

by Jack Finney

  • ISBN: 0671640488
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Jack Finney
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Touchstone (August 15, 1987)
  • Pages: 432
  • ePub book: 1148 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1510 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 337

Description

We smiled at each other a lot during breakfast, teeth shining, eagerly passing things. I finished my coffee, put down the paper and said gaily, Well, off to Saf-T Products, I guess!

Walter Braden "Jack" Finney (born John Finney, October 2, 1911 – November 14, 1995) was an American author. His best-known works are science fiction and thrillers, including The Body Snatchers and Time and Again.

Walter Braden "Jack" Finney (born John Finney, October 2, 1911 – November 14, 1995) was an American author. The former was the basis for the 1956 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers and its remakes. Finney was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and given the name John Finney.

Jack Finney (October 2, 1911 - November 14, 1995) was an American author. The former was the basis for the 1956 movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers and its remakes. Customers Also Bought Items By. Stephen King.

About Time offers a delightful return to the world of time travel and light comedy that distinguished Jack Finney's all-time classic Time and Again. The protagonists of these twelve stories are well-meaning but at odds with their surroundings and their lives.

Stories by Arthur C. Clarke, Jack Finney, Joe Haldeman, Ursula K. Le Guin . Wells's seminal novella The Time Machine, published in 1895, provided the springboard for modern science fiction's time travel explosion.

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Collected Stories, Vol. 2. by Richard Matheson · Stanley Wiater · Jack Finney · George Clayton Johnson. Stories by Arthur C. Responding to their own fascination wi. 50 Short Science Fiction Tales.

Three By Finney book. All three of these books have typical white-collar guys whose staid lives get upended by magical and/or dangerous situations.

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Publisher: Atria Books Published: 2013-11-12 ISBN: 9781439143964.

This handsome new book combines three Finney favorites in an omnibus edition that brilliantly displays his bold and unmistakable imagination. Certain to delight anyone with a penchant for penetrating imaginary realms of science fiction, fantasy, and adventure.

Comments

komandante komandante
GreatTimeBooks is also known as Discover Books and they put a adhesive sku label on the front of every book- it is not removable- it does damage the book. The book I purchased was fine- until they stuck their label on the front cover. They also do business as BearBooks- same labeling.
Zugar Zugar
I've read several other Jack Finney novels. I think he has a wonderful imagination and terrific style, and I particularly like his dialogue -- witty and natural-sounding.
I thought these three stories were of mixed quality: The Woodrow Wilson Dime and Marion's Wall were excellent. The Woodrow Wilson dime is particularly good, examining the many outcomes possible from simple actions. But I thought Finney was slightly less successful with The Night People. His characters were likeable, but ultimately their actions were not believable.
That said, though, I would re-emphasize that Finney is a fine writer, and even the weakest novel here is better than many other novelists' work. And the two stronger novels are highly entertaining. And what a bargain -- three Finney works in one volume!
playboy playboy
Been waiting for this book to come out in Kindle format. Here it is! Fine stories!
Mettiarrb Mettiarrb
Was as described. Very good quality. Fast shipping
Fog Fog
I love all of Jack Finney's books. This is especially delightful, as they are short stories ... so I can always get a quick fix, when I'm craving a good read.
Vudogal Vudogal
Finney, the best at these stories. Nobody else comes close.
Celore Celore
The skeleton of the story told by Jack Finney in his 1973 novel Marion's Wall is interesting enough. Married couple Nick and Jan--and their basset hound Al--move in to the second floor of a San Francisco house where, they discover, a silent screen actress by the name of Marion Marsh had once lived. (They find her name painted on the living room wall; hence the book's title.) Marion, a brash blonde with a penchant for risk-taking, had died in a car accident just before she would have made it big: Joan Crawford, in her first role, assumed the part Marion had been cast for and won the accolades that were due her predecessor. Cheated of this glowing future, Marion's ghost, as it turns out, wants to pursue her career in 1970's Hollywood, and she inhabits Jan's body, eventually with the latter's permission, with a view to making her come-back. But what will become of Jan, now that she's sharing her body with a wanton starlet? And how frequently will Nick cheat on his wife with his wife's body? The reader's curiosity about these and other questions may be sufficient to propel him or her to the book's finish line. But getting there is a long slog.

Jack Finney, the author of, among other books, the science fiction classics Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Time and Again, is quite capable of writing compelling fiction. And Marion's Wall would have made a good short story. Unfortunately, the book is a short story's worth of material stretched out to fill a novel's worth of pages. The story has not been expanded, as might have been done, through the introduction of subplots and minor characters who make things more difficult for our protagonists. Rather, it was expanded through the accumulation of wholly unnecessary, mind-numbingly uninteresting description. Particularly in the last thirty or so pages of the book, the details come so thick and fast that one reads on just to see how many more inconsequential items the author can paint with such precision. A small example of this comes some twenty pages from the end, when Nick and Jan/Marion are let into a gate by an employee of the mansion they're calling at--a man whose only function in the story is to open that gate and who is never heard from again: "We heard a sound, a rattle, and a man on a bicycle was riding bumpily down the driveway toward us: youngish, bald, and wearing a kind of butler's uniform, though without a coat--black pants with a narrow white stripe down the sides, black and white horizontally striped vest, wing collar, bow tie." Now imagine that virtually every object our heroes come across is described as precisely.

If you want to know whether Jan ever gets her body back, or what it's like to bed the ghost of a 1920s starlet, then Marion's Wall is the book for you. But if you want to appreciate Jack Finney's writing and imagination, stick to the classics.

Reviewed by Debra Hamel, author of Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece
Jack Finney does it again. I love his writing and finding this collection made my day.