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Reviews of Atomic Aardvark

Guys read it too.

I just finished reading Atomic Aardvark and quite enjoyed it. I became invested in the characters much more than I realized at the time, particularly the human protagonists Conley and Marissa. The story is interesting and — here’s the thing — the writing is too: playful yet at times jaded just enough to catch the reader’s attention. I would recommend this book to teens and adults who wouldn’t mind a fun story about young love, corporate greed, the effect of technology on relationships and (oh yeah) a likeable aardvark and his worthy nemesis.

– Alan H.

A book that takes itself seriously only when it should, this was a pleasure to read. The writing is clever, and the plot blends elements of humor into a weave of action and wit. Some of the passages were slightly awkward and could use a bit more polish, but such problems were rare and did not detract from the experience.

It’s been months since I read a book in one day, but Atomic Aardvark kept me interested- and chuckling- from start to finish, and I found it hard to put down. As other reviewers have said, I too hope for more from this budding author.

– Dan Y.

First Amazon Review

Lighthearted and light handed, The Atomic Aardvark is a refreshing mix of romance, micro apocalypse, humor and social commentary as it follows the story of two troubled souls (Jack and Rex) who have made money at the expense of others; two animals made super natural (Aardy and Surly), and two young adults made for each other (Conley and Marissa).  This novel is engaging and appropriate for a variety of ages—the language is clear and clean and the action, though intense, is never gratuitous or grotesque ( although readers may be surprised at points when Rex and Surly reveal even more of their hard-heartedness).

If the novel were only entertaining, I would have been satisfied; but the Atomic Aardvark is more than a good read—it is at once witty and gritty as it reveals, through gentle satire, the humor and horror of an economy powered by technology and materialism.

I want more of Mr. Nice Guy and hope to see Surly 1.1 in the future, although this is going to be a hard story to top.

— Casualene M.

First Review

Many thanks to Racquel M. for reading Atomic Aardvark and emailing me about it. I consider this my first fan letter, and it was fun to receive it.

Hello! This is Racquel. Hadassah and I have both read your book, and we think it is AWESOME! We think it is very well done, and we REALLY want you to publish it as a real, paper copy book! Please do. [Atomic Aardvark] is an intricate story full of suspense and well blended comic relief that makes this book amazing and memorable.