Author: Piers Anthony
Reviewed By: Jessica
Service Goat is a cute, quick read perfect for young adults. The material and dialogue is light-hearted, allowing the reader to finish the story in one sitting if they would like. At first, the idea of a goat with special powers was a bit bizarre to me, but the author kept me engaged with quick plot development and an interesting array of characters.
Piers Anthony’s style is simple and easy to read. Some of the material suggests a more mature state of mind, which threw me a bit due to the title looking more like a kids novel. I think the novel could have done without these scenes or rather notions of sexual scenes, but there was nothing graphic or too revealing and it was easy to quickly bypass.
Definitely an interesting sci-fi read from an acclaimed author.
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 rumors 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.
About the Author:
Piers Anthony is one of the world's most popular fantasy authors, and a New York Times bestseller twenty-one times over. His Xanth novels have been read and loved by millions of readers around the world, and he daily receives hundreds of letters from his devoted fans. In addition to the Xanth series, Anthony is the author of many other best-selling works. Piers Anthony lives in Inverness, Florida.