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Urn Burial [Apr 01, 1988] Westall, Robert

Westall, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0688075959 / ISBN 13: 9780688075958
Published by William Morrow & Co, 1988
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Title: Urn Burial [Apr 01, 1988] Westall, Robert

Publisher: William Morrow & Co

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Good

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Ralph's discovery of the burial site of a creature from another world leads him into a chilling supernatural adventure

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Grade 8 Up Seventeen-year old Ralph stumbles upon the burial site of a crea ture from another world. The capsule contains not only the perfectly pre served body, but also alien artifacts and weapons; it is these which drag him into an unexpected and terrifying adven ture. His opening of the coffin and his ill-advised experiments with an incredi ble blaster bring other creatures down from the skies; and he finds himself a key figure in an on-going galactic battle between two races resembling large, in telligent dogs and cats. The depiction of these ``dog things'' and cat creatures is impressivley handled. In other hands they could easily be ridiculous and comic, but Westall succeeds in making them realistic and, in the case of the canine Wawaka, frightening. Contrast ing glimpses of the interiors of their spaceship, which reflect the very differ ent attitudes of the two races, are also effective and inspired. Ralph's eventual decision to fight the aliens one last time, on his own turf, brings the book to a thrilling climax and puts the capper on his growth as a maturing character, one who is determined to strive for the ultimate good even though scared out of his wits. The protagonist here is less macho and more sensitive than earlier Westall heroes. He weeps, blushes, feels tenderness for his girlfriend, and is uncomfortable even killing rabbitsall of which render his final success more satisfying. This is an enjoyable, fast- moving science fiction thriller with lots of English country atmosphere , a well- drawn central character, and some fas cinating extraterrestrials. Lyle Blake Smythers, Library of Congress, Wash ington, D.C.
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