From School Library Journal
YA-- Those who have read Michael Renney's Klaatu Borada Nicto and other words of wisdom from invading, superior lifeforms have some ideas of what an alien invasion would be like. Foster's notions are not typical. His invasion force is fearful and benign, possibly even cuddly. The Quozl are here to settle and not to conquer . . . maybe. Foster handles the collision of cultures, the inevitable, uniquely. The government and the military with its tanks and rockets never really get a chance to be involved: the media handles it all. Foster gives readers much food for thought as he causes them to see a number of possibilities. Could the government cover up that which has appeared on prime- time TV? What could a race of violence-cured, fecund, rabbit-like beings teach us? What does American culture look like to a culture which has outgrown its need for violence? Science fiction is fun; it is the fun of speculation. So is this book.
Maybe it's just me, but I thought it was horrible. I don't like to be mean, but I honestly thought this was unreadable and in fact, did not finish reading it.
It was a funny premise and the aliens are cute, but something went very wrong in the telling of the story.
If you want funny, light, sci-fi, there is so much out there that is better. Read a different Foster novel,The Hitchhiker's series by Douglas Adams, The Red Dwarf Series by Grant Naylor.
Damn, I'm never going to get rid of my copy now that I wrote this. What I meant to say is that this book is REALLY GOOD. It was so good that I couldn't put it down (I threw it) and it brought tears to my eyes (from boredom).
Really light but fun and even funny aliens come to earth tale. Very enjoyable whether you're an ADF fan or not.
Alien invasion, of the fuzzy sort.
Good book from Foster. I enjoyed some of his other work better tho.
This is a really interesting book. The cover didn't really appeal to me (I shop books by covers), but I tried it out on a whim. I really enjoyed this book a lot. I recommend this for any science fiction/fantasy lover out there. Enjoy!
Written for middle school aged kids, from what I can tell. Starts slow, but interesting and eventually entertaining. Makes you think!
From the back of the book: "The Quozl knew they'd love the third planet from the sun. But it never occured to them that anyone LIVED there..."
The Quozl knew they'd love the third planet from the sun.
But it never occurred to them anyone lived there...