Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Review: Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch

Synopsis: It was just another day in Arizona and then the monster showed up. Marketing manager Katherine "Kitty" Katt had just finished a day on jury duty. When she stepped out of the Pueblo Caliente courthouse, all she was thinking about was the work she had to get caught up on. Then her attention was caught by a fight between a couple - a domestic dispute that looked like it was about to turn ugly.  But ugly didn't even begin to cover it when the "man" suddenly transformed into a huge, winged monster right out of grade Z science fiction movie and went on a deadly killing spree. In hindsight, Kitty realized she probably should have panicked and run screaming the way everyone around her was doing. Instead she got mad, searched her purse for a weapon, and, armed with a Mont Blanc pen, sprinted into action to take down the alien. In the middle of all the screeching and the ensuing chaos, tall handsome hunk of a guy in an Armani suit suddenly appeared beside her, examined the body, introduced himself as Jeff Martini with "the agency." called out an Armani-clad colleague to perform crowd control, and then insisted on leading her to a nearby limo to talk to his "boss". And that was how Kitty's new life among the aliens began....

Review: I picked this up on a whim several months ago. It was clever and amusing, not the best read ever, but pleasing. I laughed out loud several times and I didn't know what would happen until the end. I enjoyed the campy qualities and the concept. I felt the "climatic" confrontation between good and evil was a bit contrived, and the romance a bit rushed. In the end, it's a pleasant summer read.

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

Date Finished: 6-15-2012
Pages: 389

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