Monday, December 26, 2016

Service Goat by Piers Anthony

Service Goat by Piers Anthony

'Empathy is many things among them the ability of one person to feel the feeling of another person. Not only to intellectually understand his joys and sorrows, but to actually feel them, This is accomplished, technically, by what we call mirror neurons, that react to duplicate perceived emotions. To feel another' pain. That is the cornerstone of the human condition, something that sets us apart from the animal kingdom.'

Above words said by a character is the turning point of the sensual and gripping science fiction written by Piers Anthony.

6.5 out of 10 stars

'Engaging short read science fiction'

About the book

Orphaned and blind seven-year- old Callie has a service animal – a goat with extraordinary
powers.Ben Hemoth is a down-on- his luck news reporter facing prison. Needing to save his job and his reputation, he teams up with Venus, a young seductress caught up with a teenage drug gang.When a mysterious letter arrives detailing a top-secret investigative operation, Ben and Venus think they’ve found their chance for redemption. The mission? Investigate a goat. In exchange for an extravagant paycheck, Ben and Venus must piece together the wild rumours swirling around Callie, her supernatural goat, and a possible UFO visit.
Piers Anthony’s Service Goat is an extraordinary tale rich with adventure, extraterrestrial visitors, secrecy, dangerous governmental operations, and the classic hints of mischief that readers have come to expect and love from the New York Times bestselling author of the Xanth series.

Attractive cover page, matches the interior of the book; The book written in third person revolves around the orphan girl and alien goat. Two spy also add thrilling romance in the book. allover story is predictable but till book is engaging.
The plot was very good, the author could have built better and there was lots of potentially; author was not fully successful to make reader to empathise the protagonist.
Writing style fluent and climax is expected. One time read book should be your in kindle library if you are fond of science fiction; and fantasy.
The book can be a good children/ Young adult book if we ignore few intimating scene.
This short read although not master piece but also not ignoble creation of the author.
From my side i will give 6.5 out of 10 stars

Title:  Service Goat

Author:  Piers Anthony

Author’s Central Page: Piers Anthony

Amazon Link: Service Goat

Goodreads Link: Service Goat

Paperback Edition: $8.00, EBOOK: $3.99

Genre: Fantasy

Number of Pages: 98

Publisher: Dreaming Big Publications,

Editor in Chief: Kristi King-Morgan

Disclaimer: The book was gifted from publisher for unbiased and honest review