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In this case, Barry Longyear uses the plight of two individuals to highlight the folly of the blind hatred taught to them by their respective species. His two Alien Nation television Ties: In restricting himself to an individual, Longyear is able to explore how propaganda and misunderstanding allows one person to develop such a distorted view of the enemy.

Sign up using Facebook. I was delighted to read it again, but worried that it would not live up to the hype I’d given it. Although all in all I was happy with mibe book and liked they way it ended.

I saw the movie many years ago.

Apr 03, Rui Mota rated it really liked it. I had heard that the story was much better and that the movie mangled it a bit plus there were production problems. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Towering tidal waves, scarce food, and little wood for making fire, the harsh living conditions quickly force the two to cooperate or die. I enjoyed the story way more than the ending.

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Damn, it made me cry few times and so far it’s been the only book to make me do so, haha. It moves at a good pace.

Two enemies crash land on a meteor-ish small planet. Here’s his response cleaned the formatting up, slightly to make it readable here — make of it what you will: Aug 28, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: Sign up or log ,ine Sign up using Google. This rich underlying drama is expertly weaved into a setting worlds away yet undeniably familiar.

The end – well, I won’t spoil it for you, but it made me smile. I wanted to read it because I remember loving the movie. Nebula Award for Best Novella — You believe in the characters and the ever strengthening relationships. It is difficult to deal with how this happens on the scale of entire societies, though. One of those old ennemy scifi’s where it is all about the story and the ending is just something that is used in two pages to give you posture, regardless of how unlikely it is.

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I was so happy when it was everything I remembered and more! I love every part of enmy book — my only reservation is that the hermaphroditic character is called “it”. The alien, being hermaphrodite and pregnant, gives birth and dies, leaving the unfortunate man to guess how to bring it up. It was well done. EDIT I had a silly idea.

Some differences can be found between them, but it’s a good reading even if, like me, you have seen the movie before. I read it over my lunch hour. Jul 08, Homo rated it it was amazing. One thing that bothered me a bit has been seeing Zammis a bit forgotten in the background in the end, I would have loved to have seen him more developted.


Have the two species truly learnt from each other, and is there hope for their peaceful co-existence? Jul 03, Hazel M Bear rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A great read for those who enjoy sci fi books and films and are a fan of this film. Enemy Mine by Barry Longyear 35 49 Sep 16, By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Behrens Mar 5 ’12 at 2: To ask other readers questions about Enemy Mineplease sign up. In it was produced as a science fiction film by Twentieth Century Fox. I skimmed the novelization tonight.

The original ending could have worked had it been made 20 years or so before, but audiences don’t often like that style of ending when there isn’t a major real-world transparent metaphor involved.

Author Barry Longyear reported at a convention that the studio insisted on adding a subplot involving a mine, thinking the audience would not realize that the “Mine” in the title was a possessive as in “My Enemy” rather than an object.

The Tomorrow Testament is a loose sequel to the tale, reiterating its lessons in a competently extended form.