Monday, April 4, 2011
Arvies, by Adam-Troy Castro
Adam-Troy Castro likes a big dollop of political relevancy in his work. Arvies takes on the abortion debate, or so most of us assume, along with questions about what makes people human. If you can experience everything in a fully virtual way, what would be the advantage in coming out of the womb? All you're good for at that point is hosting a fetus. A chicken is an egg's way of making another egg. And it's not subtle at all, pretty much a slap upside the head. Castro is fun, though, he has a unique way of telling a story that can make you laugh at it enough to forgive the heavy hand. I give it 3 stars for fun.