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- Print Length: 59 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B009033MIA
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Prisoners of the Action Kindle Edition
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In this novella Newman gives us the story of several prisoners of war held on a remote island when a scandal reveals they've been abused and tortured. The parallels to Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib are unmistable. Except in this case the prisoners are aliens.
The story unfolds quickly with a cast including a larger-than-life Southern Baptist Senator, his Christian Rock Star daughter, an insane RAF officer, a gangsta rap-loving scientist and several other quirky and creepy characters. And in the center of it all some truely alien aliens. As one character puts it we can't even tell if they were pilots, soldiers, engines or pet rocks.
But the conclusion feels rushed with several more elements including a physics-defying golf course thrown in randomly. It's a story that could have used another draft or two to really come together.