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Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Sugar Frosted Nutsack

The Sugar Frosted Nutsack by Mark Leyner.  I mean, there isn't a whole lot more I can say.  The title refers to exactly what your dirty little mind thinks it does, and it's kind of out-of-this world ridiculous and fun and I-can't-believe-I-am-actually-reading-this-right-now-or-that-someone-actually-wrote this.

I listed this book under fantasy, but that's not entirely accurate.  This book needs a genre of it's own.  Let's call it, "Crazy Writing."  The gods now live in a the tallest skyscraper in the world, in Dubai, but don't think these are the gods and goddesses you learned about in Latin 101.  These are XOXO and Mogul Magoo among others, and they direct the ancient myth of Ike, otherwise known as The Sugar Frosted Nutsack.  That's all I can really tell you because the rest of the story does to your mind what the cover (<---) does to your eyes.

You have to buckle your seat belt and hold on for this book.  It's hilarious and off-it's-own-rocker and outlandish and sick and just overall awesome.  There's an obsession with signs and with numbers having deeper meaning (that doesn't sound at all like a satire on religion) and it's all just...otherworldly. 

A fair warning for all who read this: This book is not for the faint-hearted.  It can be confusing at times, WTF??? at times, and slightly offensive at others.  Fortunately I like that kind of stuff, but certainly not everyone does.

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