The Roaches Have No King

The Roaches Have No King

by Daniel Weiss

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BN ID: 2940016171364
Publisher: Pointed Prose Press
Publication date: 02/20/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 249
File size: 598 KB

About the Author

Daniel Evan Weiss, "surely the Evel Knievel of novelists," is the author of three books of non-fiction, five memoirs, and four novels. The Roaches Have No King, his first novel, was considered so controversial that it was not published in American until nine years after it was originally purchased. It has since gone on to be translated around the world. A graduate of terrible public schools and then Harvard University, he is a long-time resident of New York City.

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The Roaches Have No King 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Moriquen on LibraryThing 8 months ago
It is humourous and quite dark at the same time. This book is not for the faint-hearted. ;) The graphic description of humans going at their daily and little observed bussiness is almost revolting but also funny and quite accurate. The view of the world (or appartment 3B) through a cockroach's eye(s) is strange. The way in which Numbers tries to influence the lives of the humans around him is heroic and suicidal at the same time. I even liked the end, although it took me completely by surprise. (But come to think of it, it was bound to happen some day!)
Loaf_of_Dead More than 1 year ago
I don't read sci/fi books often. Or at all, actually. However, this story regarding the plight of roaches trying their best to infest an apartment is one of the more interesting reads I've ever had. The characters are funny, and the dialogue is very smart. Bet you never thought you'd find yourself rooting for roaches!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is surprising in every way. I was tempted to read some of the more hilarious parts out loud. The story told from a roaches viewpoint captures the imagination. The characters are strange, familiar and not nearly as repugnant as you'd think. It has some strangely erotic content, some probably blasphemous content and alot of great dialogue. It is mostly quick paced with some outrageous, and shocking (and disgusting) yet believable scenarios. I loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a unique book, written from the perspective of a cockroach on a mission involving the love life of the tenant of the Manhatten apartment in which he resides. There is a fair amount of sex--both human and cockroach(ian?)--but it is handled in a compellingly amusing style. It's truly an imaginative tour de force, and highly recommended. A real 'bug''s eye view of the human world.