Novelisation of the 1958 Sci-horror masterpiece introducing Steve McQueen as misunderstood hot-rod racer, Steve Andrews who everyone except sweetheart Jane Martin dismisses as one of them nasty juvenile delinquents. The reality is Steve's a good kid at heart, as he gets to demonstrate when the town comes under attack from a voracious man-eating blob from outer space. Transcript attached.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.