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A Scent of New-Mown Hay by John Blackburn
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A Scent of New-Mown Hay (1958)

by John Blackburn

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A good idea but the coincidences were too much to make this even remotely believable

A good thriller nevertheless

Bigship

17/Nov/2013 ( )
  bigship | Nov 17, 2013 |
Don't know if I even finished it, but somewhat tedious
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  Georges_T._Dodds | Mar 30, 2013 |
SEL writes: "Spooky "current" SF 1958. {Brink} of Cold War, USA vs. USSR SEL
  sterlingelanier | Sep 26, 2012 |
One of my favorite books of all time. Read it in the early 60's and still enjoy rereading it from time to time. Although it was written during the Cold War era, with the many threats to the world today it still feels up to date. It keeps the tension building throughout as the race is on to keep the horror contained and to save all life on earth. Contains some really scary moments. A short first novel but dense and effective -- Mr. Blackburn doesn't waste words in telling this compelling, suspenseful tale. Truly, this is his masterpiece. ( )
  moonmau | Dec 5, 2011 |
John Blackburn's first novel 'A Scent of New-Mown Hay' written in 1958. Insomniac indeed, as the cover says - I think the style is John Wyndham meets Edgar Wallace.

In an imperfect parallel to 'Aliens' the story revolves around three women, the good, the bad, and the extremely ugly.

A later NEL cover refers to a BBC radio series of the book - I'd like to hear that! ( )
  jovike | Sep 6, 2008 |
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Although London was at its hottest in July, the office windows were tightly closed and an electric fire glowed in the grate.
At the corner of the old cathedral building he turned right and began to walk up the long slope towards the station.
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