I know an author has to maintain some distance from reader reviews. I am also fully aware that not everyone will like Life in the ´Cosm, and people are completely entitled to their opinions. There are books I’ve not enjoyed either. It happens.
But these particular excerpts made me smile. (Btw, if you did like my book, a positive review is a great boon to us emerging authors. Thanks to all who have left reviews on GoodReads and Amazon.)
This book was fantastic! Funny, endearing, with a great diversity of characters. The MC is a writer, too, which appeals to me, and he exorcises his demons through his (very bad) fantasy novel.
My first-ever review! This author made me feel like a real author.
#9, Are you okay, though?
I have to admit that I was a little bit jaded going into this book. However I was soon surprised and laughing so hard that I am sure that I injured several internal organs.
I might have to inform my publisher that we need to post a medical warning.
Fun, zany, boingy!
This was just the title of the review. I think it alone captures what I was trying to achieve with the book.
#7, Please check your fried eggs, mkay?
Life in the ´Cosm is a wonderfully fun read. If you’re expecting hard speculative fiction or hard science fiction, this book isn’t it. If you like fun, humorous science fiction this book is great! The story is witty with zany lovable characters. Just don’t mistakenly eat Splot next time you are out for breakfast or brunch.
Sound advice, really.
#6, Mmm . . . candy.
This book is sheer, silly, candy coated fun, and it also manages to sneak in some extremely progressive ideas stealthily between the desserts. Inventive and often deliriously funny.
This author’s comment is as almost as sweet as Sonny’s sugary treats!
#5, I’m drawn to this review.
The characters are lovable and wonderfully diverse, and the story-within-a-story device helps drive the plot along and add an extra layer of humor to an already hilarious tale. If me dropping my book to draw fan art doesn’t convince you that this book is seriously awesome, I don’t know what will.
This reader sent me an incredible drawing of Noola, according to the description in chapter 3. I’ll treasure it always.
#4, Woohoo! Glad you caught this!
I also loved how inclusive this book was. It does well in avoiding all the mistakes that writers often get wrong when writing LGBTQA+ characters, and it doesn’t pander, either. I loved that the flamboyantly gay hairdressing couple also happened to be one of the most feared pair of military men in the history of their people. AND they didn’t lose their flamboyance, even in action situations.
Xax and Viv know who they are and will always be exactly themselves, no matter what situation they’re in. I was so happy this author picked up on that.
#3, From down under.
A fun look at the novel within the novel, the tormented soul of a writer, all in a fantastical setting. It is written in the proud tradition of comedy sci-fi but is absolutely enjoyable for anyone as the characters have regularly every day concerns just like us.
This quote is from an Australian author I admire. I did try to write a novel for everyone, and not just space-opera enthusiasts. Yay!
#2, I’m not worthy.
Just finished Life in the ´Cosm by the fantabulous Cait Gordon. It was an intergalactic joyride of epic proportions. Laugh out loud hilarious, touching, endearing and wonderful don’t do it enough justice. The book was a joy to read from start to finish. The characters were awesome and had so much depth to them. Yes, this is a sci-fi novel but one with heart, verve and warmth. I loved this book so very much and can’t wait for Virj and Noola’s next adventure! Write faster, won’t you Cait?
This author’s review move me so deeply. When someone who’s written over 60 books says this about a first-novel, it matters.
#1, One day I will stop laughing at this review.
For most of the book, I HATED the main character. Virj has his head so far up his a$$ that it’s almost unbearable, even though he seems to be a genuinely nice guy.
Yup. This was my favourite. It is dead on. I don’t blame this reader for their opinion one bit. His head is totally stuck up his backside. The man could easily see his own tonsils.
Cait Gordon is the author of Life in the ’Cosm, a comedic space opera where boy meets girl, but girl doesn’t notice boy because she’s sharing a body with another boy. She is also the creator and editor of the Spoonie Authors Network. You can follow Cait on Facebook and Twitter.