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Letters from an Alien

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Jack Olsen is a conscientious worker, a reporter for the New York Times, just after the melting of the polar ice caps. In 2030, Jack answers a message on his computer from Alyadille, who says it is writing from the fifth planet orbiting the star Eta Bootes.
This answer is the start of Jack?s great adventures. He finds love and professional rewards as he researches the info
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Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published (first published September 1st 2003)
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Hydra M. Star
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
I only read 25% of this book before losing all interest.

I commend the author for her bravery in writing this story in a daring and unusual format, but I found the letters (emails) between the human and alien in this book to be devoid of any emotion or excitement. The guy talks about his wife dying during childbirth with the same excitement and feeling as when he discusses the meals his houseman prepares, none. This is perhaps the way in which a reporter would discuss such personal matters with a
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Becky C.
Feb 24, 2012 rated it did not like it
This was pretty blah. Virtually no plotline. It is a series of letters between Jack and an alien interspersed with letters between Jack and his sister and brother-in-law and other family members. Correspondence with the alien becomes one of yearly Christmas letters. Really? I can find this much plot development if I go back and re-read the family Christmas letters I have written over the last 15 years. Big mystery about his son's father is revealed at the end but I had long since figured it out. ...more
Jason Chang
Feb 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Alien penpal becomes earthling's dearest friend, all while peddling advanced technology and mineral wealth. The book was well written, but the slow pace and underdeveloped plotlines made for a mediocre read.
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Nice easy read with a well thought out plot although a few unanswered questions at the end.
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