Monday, February 7, 2022

Review: Come Take Me: A Celestial Satire by E.M. Skyler


 Genre: Satire, Dark Comedy

Description:

The time is now (almost), and some Americans have decided that Canada is not quite far enough from their roiling homeland. For them there is ComeTakeMe.com, a website where people advertise to get taken by aliens.

Author:

E.M. Skyler is a pseudonym. The author provides no personal information.

Appraisal:

Come Take Me is a delightfully wacky tale perhaps best enjoyed with an impish wine: Antihero notes of Confederacy of Dunces, plot hints of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and aromatic nuances of anything by Kurt Vonnegut. Overall delicious.

Besides the enjoyment of a nutty space odyssey, we learn what a giant telepathic centipede that is underemployed as a tour guide has in common with a semi sentient human from Earth. They are just alike in everything that really matters, as it turns out.

What is the worst possible punishment for weight-loss hucksters? Obvious, but still satisfying.

Can a human social misfit, in his intergalactic quest to prevent the destruction of 277 worlds, be aided by immortal zombie fish with a hankering for an orgy every hundred years? That’s a gray area. Perhaps it’s more important if the human saves them from ennui.

What happens when a human that had become a media star among the fully sentient races of the universe is returned to his prior dour existence? The answer might come along on the next bus.

Buy now from:            Amazon US        Amazon UK

FYI:

Fish orgies are not suitable reading for young humans

Format/Typo Issues:

None

Rating: ***** Five Stars

Reviewed by: Sam Waite

Approximate word count: 80-85,000 Words

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