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Good reputation of this classic Canadian author I found the book
dated misogynistic antimisogynistic anti anti gay and anti black as well What seems to be the book dated misogynistic anti Semitic anti gay and anti black as well What seems to be 1960s attempt at comedy and perhaps it succeeded back then is now simply an npalatable serving of political ncorrectness What an odd strange novel is it a satire on the 1960s and Hollywood Is it alternate reality The author takes liberalism and the sexual revolution to their extreme limits positing a world where middle school read de Sade and act out plays in the nude sex is the only true form of self expression War heroes are ridiculed and laughed at for their heroism Chler’s eccentric cast of characters include the gorgeous Polly who conducts her life as though it were a movie complete with censor type cuts at all the climactic moments; Rachel Coleman slinky Black Panther of the boudoir; Star Maker the narcissistic Hollywood tycoon who has. .
Sometimes sing the extremely outrageous Works As Satirical Humor Paddy as satirical humor Paddy or Mel Brookes But this doesn t It could be because most of the characters are flaunting their outrageousness I think the absurd needs to be accepted as normal for satire to work It could just be that having been writtenin the 60s the satire has passed it s expiration date Yeah it s satire but I wouldn t be surprised if Richler low key believed some of this stuffAlso just because it s satire doesn t mean it s good and it ll age very ickly I absolutely hated this book and the only thing that kept me from rating it a perfect 0 is the otherwise. In the swinging culture of sixties’ London Canadian Mortimer Griffin is a
Beleaguered Editor Adrift In A Sea Ofeditor adrift in a sea of and deceit Alone in a world where nobody shares his values but everyone wants the same things Mortimer must navigate the currents of these changing times Ri. Nd the risk of LIFE FOR OTHERS A PUBLISHER COMMITS HEINOUS CRIMES TO for others a publisher commits heinous crimes to best sellers There is a sub plot of modern Frankenstein monsterism that the movie LOOKER may have pilfered And the accusation of anti semetism haunts the narrative I just don t know what to make of it all A stellar narration performance by Martha Henry This is a foul spirited and foul mouthed work from a writer who is normally shows s a very generous spirit and normally keeps his wit well within the bounds of good tasteThere are simply too many excellent books to read in the Richler catalogue to justify spending any time with this inferior effort. Discovered the secret of eternal life; and a precocious group of school children with a taste for the teachings of the Maruis de Sade Cocksure is a savagely funny satire on television movies and the entertainment industry This is Mordecai Richler at his most caustic and wicked be.