I Was an Alien Cat Toy

Rated 4.20/5 based on 5 reviews
Temin crash lands on an unexplored planet and gets up front and personal with the natives – who are giant felines. Survival will mean making some unlikely alliances - and some most unusual friendships.
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Reviews of I Was an Alien Cat Toy by Ann Somerville

Grandma T reviewed on March 27, 2013
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Silly title for an enjoyable story.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
sfrizell reviewed on Dec. 31, 2011

3-1/2 stars....I didn't truly enjoy or *like* it but didn't detest it.
(reviewed 37 days after purchase)
Penelope Frost reviewed on Dec. 14, 2011

Once again, I love Ann Somerville's stories, and that includes this one, how she tells them. She's able to bring so much into her tales, and this one brought up so many different contrasting subjects I've yet to see the like off.
An amazing tale of how friendship and affection can blossom despite the differences in species and languages.
The story had a lot of feeling and I cried and laughed and felt dread an anticipation at certain settings.
Again I have to recommend a great story by Ann Somerville.
(reviewed 54 days after purchase)
derien reviewed on Aug. 24, 2011

A well written novel, with amazing plot connecting technology, tribes, legends, strangeness in a strange world (from a human point of view), with moments so touching, that eyes are begging to be let to cry from pure joy of happines and saddnes . It's hard to describe, how such a short story can move human heart so much in such little time. Reader easly get's attached to Gredar and Temin, his tail, fur, kind heart and inteligent mind, all connected in such swift way, that I found myself rereading whole pages over and over again, just to feel and enjoy the mood, scenery, beauty, love, friendship, happines but also terrifying moments, where Temin was a thin hair away from death.

Very well written, light to read, yet not simple. It's just amazing how the author could easly mix together joy and fear, in a manner I have never stumbled across.

I have to agree with others, this novel just beggs for a sequel, with more Jaeng in it yet not dominated by him. It'd be nice to see a continuation of such a great story of love, friendship, exploring, learning and difficult choices, that have impact on your whole life, yet may seem so trivial.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Graveyard Greg reviewed on Nov. 1, 2010

A tale of a stranger in a strange land, and how he makes a new family while stranded on an alien planet. The scenes were very well written, and after a while I grew to adore the relationship between Gredar and Temin. The ending was most definitely bittersweet.

Some minor quibbles, though. The sabotage felt glossed over, almost tacked on. Especially with the explanation of what happened. And I just felt nothing for Jeng. More detail about him would have been nice.

Overall, this is a good read. I would love to have more stories with Gredar and his people.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Siobhan Irwin reviewed on Aug. 24, 2010

Very enjoyable but definitely begging for a sequel. Ann Somerville has pleasant writing style and handles potentially squicky situations with aplomb.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)

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