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Friday, September 19, 2008

Book Review: Lala Pipo

posted by on September 19 at 17:36 PM


There are so many books I’d like to review, and not enough space in The Stranger to print all the reviews I’d like to run, so I’d like to call your attention to this review over on our Books page.

Lala Pipo—the name is a play on the way poor Japanese speakers of English mangle the phrase “lot of people“—is a new paperback original just released by Vertical Press.

This is a novel in six parts, telling the story of six people who are linked in distant ways. None of them are good people, and they’re all hung up on their own weird sexual appetites. A man readjusts his entire life so that he can more easily masturbate to his upstairs neighbor’s enthusiastic sexual encounters. An older housewife with a disgusting secret buried in the mounds of rotting garbage that fill her house is lured into a lucrative career starring in pornographic films. A stuffy writer can’t stop having sex with underage prostitutes.

I liked the book a lot, but it’s certainly not for everyone. You should go and check out all the book reviews on the Books page. The economy’s collapsing; you should buy yourself a book to celebrate!

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you should buy yourself a book to celebrate!

Aw, where's the library love, Paul?

Posted by Darcy | September 19, 2008 11:38 PM

Every time you check out a library book Stalin wins.

Buy your books.

Posted by dr. thompkins | September 20, 2008 10:19 AM

I saw her there in the news paper a week ago... looking like a beauty queen ogre in a troll parade of your shame!

Now you repent as if the raising of your own fancy whims can repay the shackeld love of this city!!!!

Delstrego be dammened!

There is none yet on the face of the moon who have fallen harder the Sir John, and by gil the netman, Poessidon shall be avenged.....

Posted by The Anonymus Slueths | September 20, 2008 1:57 PM

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