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2015 book: Star Kitten

Star Kitten by Purple Haze
Rating: Hated (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)

I knew this book would be bad, but I had hoped it would be amusingly bad. Unfortunately it was mostly just bad-bad.

The first 10% of the book was about a prison in space. As far as I can tell, that had nothing to do with the rest of the story, other than that the prison became the space pleasure palace (named Star Pussy -- really!). Page after page of dry facts and poor writing about how the prison came to be, how it was run, etc.

The guy who ran the prison was named Warden Ggggaaah.

There was some part about how human men went off to another planet to be prostitutes for some cat race. That let to amusing things like this:

And within a year he'd be getting called late at night for a Midnight Meow, or "booty call" basically, like they used to call it back on earth.


Finally Rex [the human man] settled in with a Tom named Rory Panther

The book kept doing things like that. A race evolved from pigs? Their planet was named Pork-something! A character based on a squid? Mr. Fish-something! A woman cat-person's name was "Felina Toyger".

Why did the cat planet import only human males as prostitutes, not females?

...but to have a male human lover who could take one to two hour sessions of rough sex, only to be able to bounce right back the next day waking up seven hours later fresh as a daisy to make the Tom's breakfast, clean his house, or tend his garden... now that was truly amazing. Rex could do all of that, and for his part, the brutal Pumalar [cat race] style of copulating was-to him-the best he'd ever experienced in his life.

Apparently human men enjoy multiple hours of brutal sex!

I didn't even come close to reading all of the book. I had thought it would be about this empath sex worker woman (Star Pussy) going to the all-male prison. It seemed like that could make for an interesting story, but the book turned out to be nothing like that.

While the writing was very poor, it was far from the worst I've seen in self-published books. At least this book was spellchecked.

I got Star Kitten for free, but I still couldn't recommend it even at that price.

Side note: I mistakenly thought the title was Star Pussy, so I started out by googling that so I could get a link for my post's header. You do not want to google "star pussy" at work. :P

Currently reading: The White Mare's Daughter, though I don't think I'm going to be reading it much longer. A chapter or two in, and it's coming off as a poor Clan of the Cave Bear knockoff with god awful dialogue.
Tags: 2015 books, book review, book: star kitten
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