Currently I read this book, as a reviewer for, Julies Book Review. It’s a sexy comedy, set in the far off future, where daily life is a lot different!
Xianne: A Comedy of Cultures Vol. 1 is a strange, strange escape from our modern day world. Nothing could be further then where this book takes us. A fascinating, expensive spaceship has just docked at the space station, and Jim, our main character, plans to join the crew of this ship, captained by the mysterious, illusive Tom Duncan. He plans to see the solar system and learn a bit more. Unfortunately, Jim is the only member of the Xianne who is here for that reason only.
Jim, our main character, pretty normal, but he has one quirky attribute, he’s Nay, he has no sexual preference, and would prefer to leave all sexual stuff out, which in our world wouldn’t be an issue, but in the world of Xianne, and they are a hyper sexualized, porn world. Everything from every good and bad porno we have now is common place discussion and actions in this future society. Nothing is too taboo, and Jim is now stuck in a situation where everyone’s main concern is sex and his is definitely not. The three other characters we meet, Suki, Kiera, and Sax, the other lucky three who can’t wait to board to Xianne, and each other. The captain and his doctor wife are also both more than happy to let these four on the ship, and in their beds. Partners swap around so fast in this book it’s hard to keep up!
The whole comedy is sexually charged, and quite over the top. It’s funny, sexy and a definite comment on society today. It’s freeing, a definite change from our current society, in some ways for the better, and some for the worse depending on your school of thought. Jayce Grayson has a witty writing style, a great grasp of comedic timing, a completely dirty mind. Those have come together to create a novel with just the right mix of humor, sex, and satire.
I will definitely be looking into Volume 2, just to see how Jim fares in this crazy world!
Four out of Five Stars
*I was given a reader copy in exchange for an honest review!