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The Wrestler's Cruel Study

The Wrestler's Cruel Study

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by Stephen Dobyns

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Wrestling, kidnapping, subplots from the Brothers Grimm, and a young man's search for his missing fiancee are only some of the elements of Stephen Dobyns's dazzling new novel.
Fun and puns mingle with daring make-believe. Larger-than-life characters play out the crucial human questions: How do we live? How do we handle our demons?

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The Wrestler's Cruel Study 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
a fantastic novel by an outstanding author. He creates a entirely nevoux world with and ensemble of various characters. Up lifting at times, very farcicle, but creating a highly intellectual overtone of philosophy. a must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes, it's rambling. Yes, it's indulgent. But it's also an amazingly intelligent and colorful foray into mythology, and the mythos of pro wrestling. At times dark, funny and inpsiring, ideas of philosophy mix with cartoon adventure and intrigue. I found it a bit long, but not unlike a good opera.