The Sugar Frosted Nutsack

The Sugar Frosted Nutsack

A Novel

Book - 2012
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From the bestselling and wildly imaginative novelist Mark Leyner, a romp through the excesses and exploits of gods and mortals.
High above the bustling streets of Dubai, in the world's tallest and most luxurious skyscraper, reside the gods and goddesses of the modern world. Since they emerged 14 billion years ago from a bus blaring a tune remarkably similar to the Mister Softee jingle, they've wreaked mischief and havoc on mankind. Unable to control their jealousies, the gods have splintered into several factions, led by the immortal enemies XOXO, Shanice, La Felina, Fast-Cooking Ali, and Mogul Magoo. Ike Karton, an unemployed butcher from New Jersey, is their current obsession.

Ritualistically recited by a cast of drug-addled bards, THE SUGAR FROSTED NUTSACK is Ike's epic story. A raucous tale of gods and men confronting lust, ambition, death, and the eternal verities, it is a wildly fun, wickedly fast gambol through the unmapped corridors of the imagination.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2012.
ISBN: 9780316608459
Branch Call Number: FICTION LEY

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BettieLee
Oct 02, 2017

Are you guys kidding? Mark Leyner is the best. His books are always great reads, they make you laugh out loud, they make you smile and shake your head and they make you think.
I don't think this is as good as Et Tu Babe, but, it is still fantastic. His writing is alive and you have to have a sense of humour and maybe even some cultural awareness to appreciate it. Having said that, it isn't really experimental, it is post post modern perhaps, but, again, it is alive and wild and fun.

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KyleBrachman
May 08, 2016

I wanted to like this book. I really did. However, I don't think it is a piece of work that is written to be liked, but rather as an experimental work. It is a narrative, about a narrative, that does not exist in a static sense and the narrative changes each time it is recalled, retold or reviewed. One thing that can be said about this book is that it is a meta-novel, and it goes very strongly out of it's way to prove that to the reader. If you're looking for a piece of experimental writing that disregards the normal concepts of a novel you will find those things here. It is not a book that many will consider a pleasure to read but it may appeal to the sensibilities of a small niche.

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avratt
Sep 18, 2014

This is one Awful book. Sadly It was on the library's recommended shelf. The author is more intent on desperately trying to impress the reader with his vast "big word" vocabulary than in having an actual cohesive plot. I was expecting an off-the-wall, hallucanigenic Sci-Fi read ala' Richard Rankin. One of the biggest disappointments I've encountered off the recommended shelves,

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bbb1771
Jun 26, 2012

This novel is the updated answer to the question "What would 50 monkeys working on 50 typewriters produce in 50 years?"

Updated in the sense that the monkeys are now using word processors with the auto-correct feature working overtime.

Most of the words appear to be English, and at first glance there hints at a thin thread of structure and even wit.

But after several pages of ever increasing confusion (and pointless repetition that suggests the most advanced monkey has figured out 'cut and paste') one has to conclude that this isn't a novel in any traditional sense.

It is merely gibberish. With the most entertaining part of the entire book the dust flap description

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