Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “My Day by Jones: the Cat's-Eye View of Alien” as Want to Read:
My Day by Jones: the Cat's-Eye View of Alien
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

My Day by Jones: the Cat's-Eye View of Alien

by
3.62  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Remember Jones, the ginger cat from the 1979 movie Alien? Of course you do. If you ever wondered what the events of the film looked like from his angle, here - at last - is a short story that gives you the cat's-eye view.

And if you never gave it any thought... well, maybe it's time you did. Because you know what cats are like.
ebook, 6 pages
Published April 16th 2012
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Pierre A Renaud
When, at the end of Alien, Sigourney Weaver says, "This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off," she's not telling the whole truth. Because there's another survivor, curled up with her in the hypersleep capsule. Jones (or Jonesey, or Jonesy) the ginger tom.

Jones serves multiple functions within the Alien storyline:

1) CATGUFFIN, a pretext for characters to go wandering off on their own.
2) CATPANION, an excuse for Ripley to express herself out loud when she's otherwise alone.
3) CATS
...more
K.A. Laity
Jul 12, 2014 K.A. Laity rated it it was amazing
It's hilarious to read Jones' description of life with the "can-openers" and the sudden arrival of a new creature on the ship expressed in decidedly feline terms. Although a short story, the ebook also contains a teaser chapter of Suckers, Billson's satirical vampire novel. Also be sure to check out the various collections of Billson's writing on film including reviews and her columns from the Guardian and other newspapers. See her blog Multiglom for details.
Dawn
May 19, 2016 Dawn rated it it was ok
I know cats are pretty laid-back but this tale lacked any sort of excitement or engagement. And, let's face it, anyone who owns a cat knows they spend just as much time washing themselves as sleeping - there weren't any bathing scenes.
Lucy Coleman
Lucy Coleman rated it really liked it
Jun 28, 2012
Stefan Kuimdjiev
Jun 27, 2014 Stefan Kuimdjiev rated it it was amazing
It`s a pretty funny book and an original fanfic-like take on Alien. ...more
Lenny Rahaman
Lenny Rahaman rated it liked it
Sep 30, 2015
Kamy Bassist
Kamy Bassist rated it it was ok
Feb 18, 2016
Simon
Simon rated it liked it
Sep 11, 2015
Miss Thing
Miss Thing rated it liked it
May 27, 2012
Rory
Rory rated it liked it
Oct 30, 2013
Ian White
Ian White rated it really liked it
Jun 28, 2012
Jessi
Jessi rated it really liked it
Feb 05, 2015
Colette
Colette rated it it was amazing
Jul 05, 2012
Catherine
Catherine rated it it was ok
May 03, 2016
Fran
May 22, 2012 Fran rated it liked it
Shelves: shorts
An entertaining short.
Gloria Mundi
Gloria Mundi rated it really liked it
Feb 16, 2016
Karl Wiers
Karl Wiers rated it did not like it
Jan 04, 2016
Jason Wingard
Jason Wingard rated it it was amazing
Apr 27, 2016
John Benson
John Benson rated it liked it
May 15, 2016
Defectivedolphin
Defectivedolphin rated it it was amazing
Oct 08, 2014
Steven Halter
Steven Halter rated it liked it
Jun 06, 2012
Terence
Terence rated it liked it
Jun 25, 2012
Idries Hamadi
Idries Hamadi rated it liked it
Jan 27, 2016
Phil Nicholls
Phil Nicholls rated it it was amazing
Mar 18, 2015
Nicola Montague
Nicola Montague rated it it was amazing
Dec 30, 2014
Ellen Mellor
Ellen Mellor rated it really liked it
Jun 20, 2012
Sean Lavender
Sean Lavender rated it it was amazing
Dec 12, 2015
Mark Fauc
Mark Fauc rated it it was amazing
May 16, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Star Trek Creator: The Authorized Biography of Gene Roddenberry
  • Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation
  • The Cat and the Devil
  • How to Take Over Teh Wurld: A LOLcat Guide 2 Winning
  • Star Trek: Seven Deadly Sins (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 10
  • 13 Drops of Blood
  • LOLcat Bible: In teh beginnin Ceiling Cat maded teh skiez An da Urfs n stuffs
  • Grandma's Dead: Breaking Bad News with Baby Animals
  • French for Cats: All the French Your Cat Will Ever Need
  • The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification
  • The Abide Guide: Living Like Lebowski
  • Henri, le Chat Noir: The Existential Musings of an Angst-Filled Cat
  • The Race for God
  • Year's Best SF 8
  • Warehouse 13: A Touch of Fever
  • The Pop-Up Book of Phobias
  • All My Patients are Under the Bed: Memoirs of a Cat Doctor
169534
Anne Billson, who was born in Southport in 1954, is a film critic, novelist and photographer whose work has been widely published.

Her books include studies of John Carpenter's The Thing and Tomas Alfredson's Let the Right One In, as well as horror novels Suckers, Stiff Lips and The Ex. In 1993 she was named one of Granta's "Best Young British Novelists" and selected as part of W.H. Smith's "Fresh
...more
More about Anne Billson...

Share This Book