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Thomas Jerome Newton is an intellignet, lonely alien chosen to be sent to Earth from his dying planet in order to save Earth from its own destruction. While on Earth, he learns to blend in with human culture and becomes a businessman while implementing his plan for humanity. Along the way he makes friends with a good-hearted country woman and a chemical engineer, and in the process finds himself becoming more human than he'd hoped.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   feelings as an alien growing up among humans Intense exploration of society's culture?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Alien Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   40's-50's Really unusual traits?    -   Super genius


Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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