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

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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
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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.
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.
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.
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It`s a pretty funny book and an original fanfic-like take on Alien. ...more
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Shelves: shorts
An entertaining short.
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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
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