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Alien Autopsy
Pedro Ponce
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Alien Autopsy

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  9 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Published by Cow Heavy Books
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Patricia Murphy
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed these shorts and the spaces between them.
Apr 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
In its 55 pages, this little chapbook collects 18 of Ponce's stories—or maybe "sketches" is a better word. Some of them don't quite have all the requisite elements of a story—character, event, POV. So 18 takes, then, 18 versions of reality, or something just slightly shifted from reality. What if you really had uttered that bizarre thought that entered your head at that party ("Alien Autopsy")? What if horoscopes were true ("Secrets of the Stars")? What if someone took a typo literally ("Secret ...more
Igor Clark
Sep 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Collection of very short stories about family, childhood and relationships which seem to provoke consideration way beyond what you'd expect for the 500 or so words many of them consist of. Thoughtful, subtly emotionally charged denouements to some of them leave quite an impact. It's simple but well-written stuff.
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
These little pieces are quietly disturbing. Sometimes I'm not even quite sure why, it breezes by in an instant, but I'm unsettled. It's some marvelous writing. Quick, spare, and moving.
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