Invaders from Mars and Other Tales of Youthful Angst
By Jeffrey Miller
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Published: Jan. 15, 2011
Words: 41,817 (approximate)
Journey back in time to a small Midwest town in the 1960s and experience adolescent and coming of age angst at a junior high dance, Saturday matinees, part time jobs and carnivals while saving the town from Martian invaders. Set against the historical backdrop and the cultural and social turbulence of the 1960s, Invaders from Mars is a bittersweet, heartwarming and nostalgic look back in time.
Journey back in time to a small Midwest town in the 1960s and experience adolescent and coming of age angst at a junior high dance, shop class, Saturday afternoon matinees part time jobs and carnivals while saving the town from Martian invaders. It was a time of whiffleball, root beer stands, sleepovers, space exploration and body counts. Set against the historical backdrop and the cultural and social turbulence of the 1960s, Invaders from Mars and Other Tales of Youthful Angst is a bittersweet, heartwarming and nostalgic look back in time.
, elementary school
, summer jobs
, christmas tree
, junior high
, vietnam war veteran
, apollo 11
, 1960s memoir
, midwest life
, christmas and family
, apollo 8
, illinois town
, shop class
, corn detasseling
, illinois valley
, sea monkeys
, root beer stand
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on March 03, 2011 :
Reading about the small town life of the midwest was so very enjoyable to me. I could picture the location and the antics of these young men which just brought me back in time.
A great read!!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)