Boy, Is This Entertaining Fare!
“What Christina Engela does best is transport the reader into territory that is both familiar and novel, by way of her cross-blending of genres from Science Fiction to Fantasy and Western. Her narrative style is old school, a hilarious omniscient voice that reminds me by turns of Douglas Adams and Mark Twain. The story? Star Wars meets High Noon, infused with 80s-style cyberpunk implants, but funny. It’s a space Western featuring larger than life characters such as Tang (short for Tangerine) and Mycos, two extraordinary outsiders who join forces to take down bad guys in all the places they visit on their travels. Engela weaves in flashes of autobiography which add poignant depth to the story, but the focus is on entertainment, and boy is this entertaining fare. You can have confidence that in Engela’s hands, you’ll sink for a few hours of enchantment into delightfully humorous storytelling with a breakneck Looney Tunes pace. Fans of Douglas Adams, Dr. Who, Monty Python, Robert Asprin, Neil Gaiman and Herge will get their money’s worth–and then some–from this book.” – Alex S. Johnson review of “Freedom Inc.” pre-release, November 8, 2023.
Now That’s What I Call Style
“Now that’s what I call style. First, it’s extremely visual, it’s funny, it’s over-the-top, and the reader gets caught up in the slapstick and outrageous characterizations. It’s not tedious and by the numbers like so much genre fiction, it’s fun, and effortless. Extra points for assonance, alliteration and onomatopoeia. Also, kudos for a consistent point of view and reminds me of a cross between Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Doctor Who, Monty Python.” – Alex S. Johnson, critique of “Freedom Inc.” pre-release, October 26, 2023.