The Puppet Masters Book Summary and Study Guide

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The Puppet Masters are here! These evil parasites from a certain moon in our solar system have came to Earth in their flying-saucers, and starting to take control of human beings by sitting on their backs and somehow operating their brains! They cannot survive more than two minutes without some kind of a host to control (by the way, it doesn't have to be human...). Our hero, an agent in a US secret agency, is selected along with few others to try and understand the aliens, and combat them if possible. Meanwhile, more and more aliens are coming, more and more territories are falling under their control! Could the human race, the pentagon and the secret agency save the world from the alien menace? (once again?)
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The review of this Book prepared by Dimitri Melamoud

The Earth is attacked by an invasion of pancake monsters
who attach themselves to the backs of people and take
over their minds. A lot of people get taken over before
a super-secret agency catches on, and humanity has to
try to figure out how to stop this subtle invasion before
everyone is taken over.
The review of this Book prepared by Steve

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:    -   subtle invasion (mind control, lookalikes) War or Invasion    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   mostly dialog

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