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  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Wasteland Press (March 31, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600471641
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600471643
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,313,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I bet everyone, at some point in his life, says that they will write a book.
Mace Angstrom
The book is very easy to read, and will keep you hanging on to the next page, wanting more.
Bailey
I have read all Tommy's books, but this being his first "Science Fiction", was fantastic!
Julia D. Herriott

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Freddy the Frog on July 1, 2008
Format: Paperback
If you have any understanding of what it takes to compose a science fiction adventure novel, then you'll have a great appreciation for Tommy Lightfoot Garrett's Cosmic's Adventure.

I've read Tommy's other books, all grounded firmly in what truly happens in television and in the lives of stars on the silver screen. So, could the noted expert on what it takes to be in pictures adapt his fact filled mind to a science fiction novel? Apparently... YES!

I wouldn't call myself a great fan of science fiction in general, but I must say, after getting into this depiction of a man's ordinary life, turned upside down and inside out.. I'm hooked on Tommy Garrett's fascinating view of what's important in people.

A book, story, picture, fine work of art, all mean many different things to those who experience it. This is true of Cosmic's adventure, for me, based on my own life experience, there were many plausible events depicted. Visits from other dimensions, possibly even another world? For some readers, not a matter of fiction at all.

This is a story told from a very quiet and intimate vantage point. Simple human qualities are rendered in a very close up and personal way. Tommy brings us into the mind of Cosmic and makes his many experiences both touchable and thinkable. It's a rich tale of the known and unknown evenly spread over the reader like a fresh quilt of elaborate visuals.

I won't ruin the book for future readers, with a detailed summary of events, but I must say in closing, that when I reached the last paragraph... line and word... I was disappointed. For the book was over....

And now, I have to wait for the sequel. I only hope Casper lives that long.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John A. O'dowd on May 12, 2008
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In his first fictional work, noted L.A. author, newspaper editor and publicist Tommy Garrett weaves an exciting tale of overcoming one's perceived limitations, and believing in one's mission in life, in a fast-moving narrative that is both timely and classic in its execution. The story's protagonist, an elderly and down and out man named Cosmic, is sinking in pessimism when we first meet him, but he soon finds himself (through no choice of his own) becoming a kind of silent warrior against a rapidly spreading evil that is threatening to engulf the entire world.

Haunting and evocative images of major U.S. cities like San Francisco and Santa Fe being decimated by earthquakes and other natural disasters, are offset by many scenes of tenderness, courage and friendship in a universal story that stresses the profound power of optimism, and the absolute importance of fighting for the common good.

Tommy Garrett's legendary benevolence and good will can be spotted on nearly every page as he imbues many of the story's characters with the same willingness to lend a helping hand that the author himself possesses. The result is an uplifting, life affirming and emotionally involving tale that will give hope to people of all ages.

Perhaps the most important point that Tommy has made can be distilled in this one line from the book: "If life had shown Cosmic one thing since leaving his reclusive home in San Francisco, it's that even though things are hard and tough at times, there are still good people out there."

There are good writers out there, as well...VERY good writers...and Tommy Garrett is most assuredly one of the best. Thank you, Tommy, for a truly "cosmic" ride!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bailey on June 2, 2008
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Tommy Garrett's entry into novel writing is nothing short of amazing.
Following his successful books of Hollywood tales, Tommy again has excelled in delivering entertainment. However, this time with a meaningful science fiction novel.
The scene is set right from the front cover with the picture of Cosmic- the main character, standing alone in the woods. Cosmic is a loner, having spent five decades by himself. However, life was not quite complete as he had certain missions to undertake- directed from above!
Cosmic is visited by spirits who direct him to cities in order to escape the evils of other forces.
Through many challenges, Cosmic keeps to his word and completes his journey, whist encountering many kind people & evil spirits along the way. Cosmic questions his faith & his meaning of life, though still perseveres with his mission.
One will grow to love the character of Cosmic who gives so unselfishly for the benefit of others.
The book has many messages about human spirit, kindness and ones' purpose in life.
The traits of Cosmic could easily be mistaken for the author's own values of life.

The book is very easy to read, and will keep you hanging on to the next page, wanting more.
Thankfully Tommy is already planning more adventures of Cosmic to follow.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jason Crawford on April 7, 2008
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Writer/TV personality Tommy Garrett is nothing if not an optimist - as readers of the Canyon News have probably already surmised. While Garrett will occasionally throw down against the grain of Hollywood on these pages - he recently called the much-honored film No Country For Old Men ``one of the worst movies I have ever saw in my life" - he's much more at home throwing bouquets at the hard-working folks who make up the worlds of news and entertainment.
That's why it's easy to throw a few printed floral arrangements. Garrett's way with the release of his fourth book Cosmic's Adventure - and Garrett's first foray into fiction. Garrett states in the book's foreword that the total saga of an aged ne'er do well with the one-word moniker, who finds himself rising to the occasion while thrown into the most drastic of circumstances, is the first of a planned four-book anthology in which Cosmic's quest is chronicled.
Talk about optimism! Garrett took a chance by not wrapping his first non-fiction - and a sci-fi one at that! - tied to one tidy little story with a beginning, middle, and end. He's betting that readers' appetites will be whetted for future literary installments. Of course, Garrett has a track record to rely on - his previous books on the life of Joan Fontaine, as well as his one-two punch of So You Want To Be In Pictures, and The Making Of Hollywood Stars, thumbnail sketches of the world's best-loved celebrities, were solid sellers. But that Garrett structured his non-fiction debut as a planned four-book series shows his belief in the story of Cosmic - and that readers will go along for the whole sleigh ride.
I doubt I will be in the minority opinion to say you can punch my ticket.
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