Monday, October 19, 2009

Only Milo - 4

With blogging comes some organization of thoughts and a creation of to-do lists written down or hovering in the forefront of the brain.

Everyday through the end of the month, I will post blog to-do items I've received from my Only Milo book giveaway entries.

I've noticed some booklover graphic artists offering services in exchange for a book or two. You may want to look into this or hold a contest on your blog to get that header thingy.

mmm, ever since the X-files I've included aliens onto my top favorites list.

This is a genre I'd like to start reading and possibly do a special week on in the future. The last alien story I read which was awhile ago was chilling and creepy - Under the Skin by Michel Faber.

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.

Anyone have suggestions on good alien novels?

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