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A strange adventure
Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2014
This book is NOT like the author's usual wild HOT TAKES from his journalism blogging, but the short fiction still has a fine premise with an interesting arc. Like a retelling of "Batteries Not Included," the story concerns a man who fins a mysterious little UFO in his yard. The short little jaunt takes the two through some nifty twists, though it falters a little in an underwhelming ending. Intermittent parts are dragged out a bit by needless description where the author details every distinct moment of an otherwise meaningless sequence. But otherwise there are some nice thoughts and feelings in the story, though it's difficult to peg what exactly the piece is striving to achieve between the silly humor and the somber sadness of its various parts. But part of its enjoyable experience is navigating through those disparate emotions.