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eBook Terrestrials download

by Paul West

eBook Terrestrials download ISBN: 087951891X
Author: Paul West
Publisher: The Overlook Press (January 1, 1999)
Language: English
Pages: 380
ePub: 1443 kb
Fb2: 1328 kb
Rating: 4.8
Other formats: mbr azw lit mobi
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Action and Adventure

Paul West was born in Eckington, Derbyshire, England on February 23, 1930. He received a degree in English with first-class honors at the University of Birmingham and a master's degree from Columbia University.

Paul West was born in Eckington, Derbyshire, England on February 23, 1930. He did his compulsory military service with the Royal Air Force and then took a teaching post in English literature at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada.

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Essentially, Paul West is pulling a fast one, a big bait and switch, not that he doesn’t offer some hints that this is what he’s up to.

When their plane is shot down over Africa, two American military pilots endure encounters with bushmen, scorpions, heat, and thirst. Booth and Clegg are two . Air Force spy-plane pilots, the elite of an elite, men confident in their skills, men who know each other as well as they know themselves.

Paul Noden West (23 February 1930 – 18 October 2015) was a British-born American novelist, poet, and essayist. He was born in Eckington, Derbyshire in England to Alfred and Mildred (Noden) West. Before his death, he resided in Ithaca, New York, with. Before his death, he resided in Ithaca, New York, with his wife Diane Ackerman, a writer, poet, and naturalist. West is the author of more than 50 books. West grew up in a mining town in Derbyshire, England. His father, partly blinded in World War I, was often unemployed.

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The author of more than 50 books, Paul West has received the Literature Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1985, a 1993 Lannan Prize for Fiction, and the Grand-Prix Halperine-Kaminsky Prize for the Best Foreign Book in 1993

The author of more than 50 books, Paul West has received the Literature Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1985, a 1993 Lannan Prize for Fiction, and the Grand-Prix Halperine-Kaminsky Prize for the Best Foreign Book in 1993. The Tent of Orange Mist was runner-up for the 1996 National Book Circle Award in Fiction and the Nobel Prize for Literature.

"Paul West remains, in the old phrase, his own man" ―The New York Times

When their plane is shot down over Africa, two American military pilots endure encounters with bushmen, scorpions, heat, and thirst. But their greatest challenges come after they return to civilian life in the United States, as they attempt to cope with psychological and physical aftershock. Using flight motifs as metaphors for everything from the end to the Cold War to the volatile friendships between men, Terrestrials is vintage Paul West - a majestic novel brimming with profound insights about history, culture, technology, and the nature of human relations.
Comments: (2)
Dianalmeena
This book is about two reconnaisance pilots who get shot down, then have to come to terms with their rustic desert surroundings -- and themselves.
I consider myself well-read and open to a variety of genres. This book is the internal reflections of the two pilots. While you occasionally will read about the activities of the pilots, mostly you get a stream-of-thought that mixes their individual histories, fantasies, and a little reality.
The best analogy would be buying a great DVD, but then instead of being able to watch it, you learn about what technically happens inside the DVD player as the cool DVD is playing. Sure, sometimes you might catch a glimpse of a cool activity. But most of the rest is unintelligible and meaningless.
Another example -- one PARAGRAPH lasts 8 pages. Eight pages of run-on sentences in one paragraph.
This is probably the worst book I've ever read. I don't blame the author -- I just can't believe a publisher would pay for it.
X-MEN
I read it, loved it, and wrote a review of it. Come on, the plot itself is incredible. A book narrated by an alien from Alpha Centauri, an alien who is among the first in the universe to receive TV signals from earth. His entire knowledge of earth is inflected by 60 sit-coms and the Weather Channel. Brilliance. Don't let dense prose throw you off. It's an acquired taste.