Book Review: Service Goat by Piers Anthony

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.

Available from Amazon.


My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. I’ve been wanting to read something for Piers Anthony for a while now so I jumped at the chance to get a free copy to review.

I like the four main characters. Ben is down on his luck because of Venus but she is trying to redeem herself. Callie was in a car accident in which her parents were killed and she would have died too if the goat, Nanny, hadn’t come along. Nanny is an alien who is able to take away the pain and desperation that Callie feels. 

The people in this book are manipulated by Nanny enough so that they will keep her secret. They are generally good people, though. The only “bad guys” are the government. That’s a big obstacle though. Will they be able to keep their secret as more people learn about Nanny?

I definitely recommend Service Goat. There aren’t any explicit sex scenes but sex is mentioned many times so I suggest parental guidance. 


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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Service Goat by Piers Anthony

  1. fuonlyknew March 15, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    This sounds so unusual. I’d love to read it!


    • sleepygirl2 March 15, 2017 / 3:03 pm

      It is unusual which I always enjoy!


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