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Marude X
     

Marude X

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by Jeffery J. Bartone
 
Meet Francis Fellini Phaeline, a self-described fatalist who is paid a dollar a word to write a full-length story about his best buddy Bucky Bertolli, "the idiot poet from Pennsylvania." In a novel that has been described as "a hilarious post-modern romp," francis and Bucky, armed with copious amounts of anti-establishment millenial angst, set out "to spread their

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Meet Francis Fellini Phaeline, a self-described fatalist who is paid a dollar a word to write a full-length story about his best buddy Bucky Bertolli, "the idiot poet from Pennsylvania." In a novel that has been described as "a hilarious post-modern romp," francis and Bucky, armed with copious amounts of anti-establishment millenial angst, set out "to spread their viral gene sequence" in as many time zones as possible. It's only when they pass the existentially tragic age of thirty that they realize their circuitous path of social destruction has always been in orbit around the inscrutable, indescribable X -Marude X.

"Marude X is one of the most engaging novels I've read in years." -Chuck Rosenthal.

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ISBN-13:
9781930067295
Publisher:
Vineyard Press
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.50(d)

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Marude X 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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'Marude X' is a funny, coming-of-middle-age-tale. It is the tale of Francis Fellini Phaeline, the narrator, and Bucky Bartoli, his best friend - who is either some kind of genius, or totally insane. The plot centers around their mutual love/lust for Marude X, a woman they have known since childhood. She is a part of their past and future that they seem unable to escape from, not that they would ever want to. Despite the tragic ending to their adventures, 'Marude' is an enjoyable and endlessly entertaining read. Bartone has created a slacker fantasy of sorts, and readers will be able to relate to the characters easily, despite the absurdity of their names, and their escapades. The author also has an excellent grasp of the English language. His word choices often enhance the humor, and though some may find the vocabulary a bit pretentious, closer examination reveals that his choices are essential components of the whole.