Mariana Carretto Carretto itibaren Khalifehmahalleh, Gilan, İran
Another great book by Mr. Green. JC and his team of Ghost Finders enter a building of an unethical medical firm, which has become a house of horrors. Green's unique sense of humour is keeping the story from becoming too horrific to enjoy and the plot twists in the end are unbelievable. Can't wait for book 3!
** spoiler alert ** Intriguing and not a little creepy... It's interesting that the characters compare and contrast the insidious invasion of the Children in Midwich to H.G. Wells' Martians (i.e. from "The War of the Worlds"): "As the original exponents of the death-ray they were formidable, but their behaviour was quite conventional". Alien invasions have usually been depicted quite simplistically as a technologically superior force invading and subjugating the indigenous population, with far less complex motivations than, say, Europe's conquest and colonisation of the New World. The Children may be a form of homo superior, a natural evolutionary replacement to homo sapiens, though the apparent involvement of UFOs in the "Dayout" in Midwich and elsewhere would seem to contradict any natural involvement. Hence the consideration due to the ever-present mystery of a Missing Link (there's always another link seen to be missing between any new missing link that is found and the ones already known), perhaps mankind's evolution didn't take place alongside the natural evolution of the rest of the world, but perhaps humanity was placed here ready-made in the same way as the Midwich Cuckoos by whatever outside intelligence put them here. Such a theory would, apparently, account for the differences between the races of the 'white man', 'black man', 'red man' and 'yellow man'... Some of the ideas may now seem *a little* out of date in terms of current scientific thinking and politics, not just the supposed 'differences' between the races, but also the suggestion by some male characters that the women are simply 'hysterical'... The Children, however, remain fascinating and creepy with their clear understanding of the place of their species in competition with humanity. Yup, creepy...