Pipsqueak

Pipsqueak

by Brian M. Wiprud
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Pipsqueak 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Suspenseful and fun. Enjoyed the characters of Otto, Carson, Nicholas and Angie. Looking forward to reading STUFFED. The following is a quote from page 87 that gave me quite a chuckle: QUOTE ...as long as you can swirl the girl, dip your doe, flip your chick, and not drop the dame, you're doing okay. UNQUOTE. FUN READ!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I do not read mysteries. BUT Pipsqueak and the previous one by Wiprud have changed my mind. Couldn't put them down and laughed out loud. While waiting for his next one, I will have to try a Donald Westlake, which I am told is 'almost as good, but not as surprising or quite as much fun.'
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Guest More than 1 year ago
On his way back to the city after treasure hunting for ¿critters¿ in Pennsylvania, taxidermist collector Garth Carson stops at Tiny Treasures in the Jersey Palisades where one can see the welcoming smog of the Big Apple. There he finds nirvana (the owner looked voluptuously good too). The store contains an original Pipsqueak the Nutty Nut from the classic 1950s kiddies TV show. However, nirvana turns to dust when the owner ¿Cola Woman¿ refuses to sell the squirrel..................................... Another patron ¿Biker Boy¿ enters demanding the squirrel be given to him. Instead of cash or plastic, a shot is fired. However, Garth sees that Biker is dead, blood is all over the place, and Cola Woman was fleeing with his treasure Pipsqueak. Garth soon learns that Cola Woman did not own the store as the real owner was tied up in a closet and that the cops believe he was lucky to still be alive. Unable to forget Pipsqueak, Garth concludes that Cola Woman stole his squirrel and begins a zany search for his lost property not yet understanding the deadly competition in spite of the Biker Boy homicide............................. The description above does not quite attain the zaniness of this wildly amusing urban noir in which the Maltese Falcon is a five decade old stuffed squirrel. The story line is as out of control as a reader will find without losing control. Instead the audience receives a way out satirical look at what matters in society (nostalgic junk as treasure while people cannot afford medical care). Take Swift and move him into twenty-first century Manhattan to comprehend sardonic Brian M. Wiprud cutting edge humor................................ Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
Zany, wild and un-putdownable! That's Pipsqueak. From cover to cover the pace doesn't let up and Brian M. Wiprud's second novel is as entertaining and easy to read as his first (Sleep With The Fishes). Featuring thugs in cummerbunds, Russian sidekicks with a hilarious grasp on the English language, strong characters, stuffed animals, great set pieces, a fantastical plot and a pace leaving you gasping for breath, Pipsqueak is one of the best written books of 2002. Laugh out loud, tearfully funny, with a great (albeit wacky) plot, Pipsqueak is another score on the slate for this new but excellent author. Can't wait for Dirt Nap (sequel to Sleep With The Fishes).
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you haven¿t discovered Wiprud¿s zany sense of humour yet, then you are in for a real treat. Wiprud¿s first book, Sleep With The Fishes, was comic genius and I can safely say that Pipsqueak is just as brilliant. How he combines a taxidermy collector, nefarious Russians, murder, squirrel puppets and a band of New York city retros defy description, with everything coming together in an hilarious climax. It¿s a madcap romp from an author that has to be read. If you like satire, laugh out load comedy, and a damn good story to boot, then this is the book for you. Next year¿s sequel to Sleep With The Fishes, Dirt Nap, is already on my list of must-reads for 2003.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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