Lick Your Neighborby Chris Genoa
When Dale Alden of the Duxbury Historical Preservation Society awakes on the morning before Thanksgiving, there's a turkey hanging from a tree in his backyard, a duck hanging from a rope in his fridge, an ill-tempered farmer in his bedroom, cops on his doorstep, and his son's greasy, drumstick-clutching hand in his face. And that's all before he leaves for work.
Mutant ninjas, a talking whale, kung-fu masters, maniacal Pilgrims and an alcoholic clown populate Chris Genoa's surreal, darkly comical and unnerving reimagining of the first Thanksgiving. Put down your feathered headdresses, puritan collars and buckled shoes and prepare to get schooled in the alternate history lesson they never mentioned in grade school.
- Eraserhead Press
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- 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)
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Genoa "does" Thanksgiving like he "did" time travelling in Foop, which came out quite a while ago, so I have been anxiously awaiting this book for a long time. It did not disappoint, although the story is mysterious. The book pretty much a mystery book and is difficult to review. The mystery is about the "real" Thanksgiving, which is revealed if you read the book cover to cover. It is very funny. Genoa often gets comparisons to Christopher Moore, and I think there is some validity in this, but like Moore says in his blurb, this book is much weirder than anything he has ever written. And because everyone loves comparisons so much, here's one more: I consider this book Bizarro's version of The Da Vinci Code, minus the poor writing and the horrible horribleness (while adding the Thanksgiving theme).