A bitter doctor unfairly accused and sent to prison, an old and ornery Frenchman in Louisiana who just wants people to leave him and his lawn alone, a paranoid ex-crooner trying to mount a comeback in the age of human jukeboxes, a dis-gruntled academic whose career is being sabotaged, and a Rabelaisian narrator who has united them all in a tavern tale. Delight in the satirical volleys of vitriol and angry, streaming fury from the mouthiest, most opinionated, and disillusioned old men in a book that surreptitiously draws the essence of polemic in the history of literature and expresses the most outlandish statements with a double donkey punch of humour and shock. This is certainly not a book for the delicate.
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The Vicious Circulation Of Dr. Catastrope based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This has to be one of the most hilarious books I've read all year. On the down side, it could have used a bit more development in terms of the plot, or at least a more solid ending. Seems also to belong to a much larger project.
The plot is not as twisted and knotted as the description of it seems to run. In fact, the book is highly readable... and rather "Rabelaisian." Well-stocked with the most vicious phrases I've ever come across, I couldn't help but to be shocked into laughter even considering that some of it was a bit... offensive? Never seen a book like this. It would make Vonnegut bust a gut.