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From the Sky: Arrival

David McGowan, $2.99 e-book (251p) ASIN B00NLDK7YC

This stale trilogy opener unimaginatively depicts a destructive alien invasion that resembles many such events in fiction and film. The Californian town of Camberway is besieged by suspicious flying saucers, and when more strange things start happening, Camberway's residents must use all of their wits to survive. The aliens' searchlights and vaporizing beams are straight out of The Twilight Zone and War of the Worlds. Most of the characters are one-dimensional, and there are too many individual stories to keep track of. McGowan is clearly inspired by the idea of human responses to unimaginable disaster, but the conventional plot never goes anywhere new. (BookLife)

Reviewed on 01/05/2015 | Details & Permalink

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