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<ul><li> 1. Under the Skin: A Novel by MichelFaber Under The SkinIn the opening pages of Under the Skin, a lone female is scouting theScottish Highlands in search of well-proportioned men: Isserley alwaysdrove straight past a hitch-hiker when she first saw him, to give herselftime to size him up. She was looking for big muscles: a hunk on legs.Puny, scrawny specimens were no use to her. At this point, the readermight be forgiven for anticipating some run-of-the-mill psychosexualdrama. But commonplace expectation is no help when it comes to MichelFabers strange and unsettling first novel; small details, then major clues,suggest that something deeply bizarre is afoot. What are the reasons forIsserleys extensive surgical scarring, her thick glasses, her excruciatingbackache? Who are the solitary few who work on the farm where hercottage is located? And why are they all nervous about the arrival ofsomeone called Amlis Vess? The ensuing narrative is of suchcumulative, compelling strangeness that it almost defies description. Theone thing that can be said with certainty is that Under the Skin i s unlike</li></ul> <p> 2. anything else you have ever read. Fabers control of his medium is nearlyflawless. Applying the rules of psychological realism to a fictional worldthat is both terrifying and unearthly, he nonetheless compels the readersabsolute identification with Isserley. Not even the authors fine short-storycollection, Some Rain Must Fall, prepared us for such mastery. Under theSkin is ultimately a reviewers nightmare and a readers dream: a book sodistinctive, so elegantly written, and so original that one can only urgeeverybody in earshot to experience it, and soon. --Burhan TufailFeatures:* ISBN13: 9780156011600* Condition: NEW* Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.* Click here to view our Condition Guide and Shipping PricesThis is one of the most fascinating science fiction books I have ever read.Michel Faber writes so descriptively that the feeling of being there ismagical. From the first page to the last I was intent on finding out whatwas going to happen next to Iserly, a beguiling, cunning, and somewhatundescribable female. This will always be one of my favorite books.For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price:Under the Skin: A Novel by Michel Faber - 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price! </p>