Thursday, 29 August 2019

Confessions of a Traveler by Clara L Molina

Confessions of a Traveler: The Observations of Alien 597 by Clara L Molina
Self published in America on the 7th June 2019.

One of my 2019 New Release Challenge reads and a 2019 COYER Summer Hunt read

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Grotesque insect looking beasts, which burst out of your chest, and have acid for blood. Grey and short aliens with big eyes, who want to take over your mind, and they do horrible experiments with instruments that go up your anus. They’ve come to take over the world, and make you into a zombie or dinner. If they ever land in full view, they would either be worshiped and a new religion would form, or murdered immediately, and their ship parts sold to the highest bidder. Alien 597 read her report about aliens that humans had encountered.

Confessions Of A Traveler is a quirky little story of an alien who visits America and tries to draw conclusions about all of humanity from a few glimpses into daily life there. It's an interesting premise and Molina writes in an engaging style, but I felt I needed a lot more character depth and world building for the story to be satisfying. We are told how Alien 597 observes human behaviour over the course of a few hours, but aren't shown, for example, how she travelled to this planet or how her reporting back to her home world is achieved. For a quick commute read, I think Confessions Of A Traveler will raise a smile, however the story didn't really work for me. 

Meet the author

Clara L Molina writes Science Fiction books most of the time, dabbles in comic drawings occasionally, and writes to laugh at herself all the time.  She has a computer science degree, but has been a lifelong writer. She currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, and enjoys fresh air and days where her hair is not frizzy.

Author links: 
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