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Storylines join together in an Ichy fashion for an ending that rocks the world.If you liked Hog Lick, AR, you’ll love Cozenage!
Posted December 22, 2002
If Tim Dorsey honked the political satire horn a little harder, this might be something like he would do it, provided that he could get his tongue that far back in his cheek. Zany, whacked-out characters, carried over from the author's first book, the irreverent Hog Lick, AR, are rejoined to connive creative con games, scams and schemes over a myriad of unsuspecting but generally deserving folk. The irrepressible Stanley and his odiferous brother, Roscoe, catch up with Boddie, the questionable lawman, and Jasper, the curmudgeon, to build a scam preying upon outbound corporate crooks and eventually wind up with a whole town to accommodate some already convicted as well. Tinky, aka JB_E, conjoins with Moanika, the devil with the blue dress, to scam some hard-drinking Canadians and refugee executives before moving on to the Capitol to fry some much bigger fish. Meanwhile, Cousin Rhodenta visits Lulu downstate in the sometimes serious tale of the Stag Bar. Aubrey, Cisco and the Humpster are but a few of the eccentric denizens thereabouts betwixt the Atomic Plant and the new prison. Stanley provides economics lessons to the geezers of Beau Vue while lovely Sister Mary Lamb furnishes solace to Roscoe and other in-need elders there. The unpredictable finale flourishes to international deception involving ex-Senator Ichabod Muskrat and his new sidekick, Packy, the failed but now converted terrorist. Admittedly, this is 'literature-lite', perhaps less filling than a heavier tome, but still tasty and delicious, peppered with humor and seasoned with the spices of life. Full of earthy, humorous, down-home cynicism. If you are prone to grin at the politically incorrect, then this one just might be for you.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.