Fag Hag (Robert Rodi Essentials)

Fag Hag (Robert Rodi Essentials)

by Robert Rodi

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ISBN-13: 9781469953168
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/13/2012
Pages: 362
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Robert Rodi is the author of nine novels, two memoirs, and one volume of literary criticism; he's also an accomplished monologist and musician. He lives in Chicago with his partner Jeffrey Smith and a constantly shifting number of dogs. For additional information visit his website, www.robertrodi.com

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Fag Hag (Robert Rodi Essentials) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel was good but not great. Sometimes I found the character's to be uninteresting and underdeveloped. It had it's moments and it kept your attention. I thought that the political views in the novel seemed a little pretentious - almost separating you from the story at times making it seem like a book on how democracy doesn't work. I could see where the author was trying to insert his views of our society through one of his characters and that just seemed to be a poor choice on his behalf. I absolutely despised the protagonist of the story which didn't seem to feel right to me. She's the protagonist...so shouldn't I at least understand her enough to sympathize with her and comprehend her motives just a few times throughout the novel? I also found the story somewhat offensive...being a male it makes me wonder if this is what Robert Rodi thinks about all "fag hags" because sometimes I felt like that was what he was insinuating. Regardless, it was primarily fun to read and it kept me interested enough to finish it within a couple of days. So I give it three stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Truly laugh-out-loud funny, interspersed with poignent moments as well. Highly recommended. This witty, satirical, frantic novel is also well-paced and doesn't let go until the final page. One of the most entertaining books you'll read this year.
dreamingtereza on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Not so much mean spirited as painful, but wildly fun nonetheless. I fear I empathized with the heroine a little too much.
Hapax_Legomenon on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A funny and oddly sympathetic book. In less capable hands Natalie (the titular hag) could have ended up as a one-dimensional butt of bitchy jokes. Despite her creepy, pathetic stalking, Rodi successfully conveys the sadness in her predicament.Though well-plotted, the book stands mainly on the strength of its quirky characters, even minor ones like the corrupt gay cop or -- my favorite -- the ganster turned Objectivist rapper.
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carlosmock More than 1 year ago
"Fag Hag" is the name given to women who hang around gay men. They are usually described as overweight and incapable of having a normal relationship with straight men. Mr. Rodi starts the book as a comedy and then slowly it turns darker and darker - an innocent reader may miss the early signs that something is in the air. Being from Chicago, it;s nice to recognize the Chicago scene which is also a character in the book.< In this story, Natalie, a fag hag, falls for her gay friend Peter. She has fallen in love with Peter that she will do anything to stay with him. We may laugh at Natalie when she successfully chases away potential candidates for her gay friend's significant other. The tragic dimension occurs when Natalie successfully hijacks Peter into her basement to preserve him for herself. Fag Hag is simply a must read for gay men and their straight female friends because it delineates in detail all the dangers of such relationships. You will be laughing at the characters antics but don't forget to give a moment of thought to how similar their behavior may be to yours and where you are heading if in a similar situation.<br/>
Guest More than 1 year ago
First, let me say I could not put this book down! I read it in the span of about 36 hours, and enjoyed the story thoroughly. So why only four stars? Well, as mentioned in the headlined it was a bit overdone. I may be naive, but I find the entire premise far-fetched... Of course, being fiction, this is totally acceptable. I was looking for more of a story I could relate to, but that's not the case.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cross a satire with a roller-coaster ride of fun and leave your political correctness at the door--you're about to enter the delightfully skewed world of Rob Rodi. And 'Fag Hag' just may be his best, dealing as it does with the title character's increasing addiction to (or shall we say violent dependence on?) gay men. Rodi writes with brio, is smart enough to know which writerly rules can be trashed and which not, and most importantly understands how satire and entertainment interweave. A splendid time is guaranteed for all. Is this the first book to give Aunt Gladys after coming out of the closet? No, but maybe the second.