The Sugar Frosted Nutsack by Mark Leyner
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A wild, mind bending ride. If you're looking for a traditional story told in the traditional manner this book is definitely not for you. But if you enjoy high-level artsy playfulness, then you're in for a treat.
-Toronto Star

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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.
 

About Mark Leyner

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Mark Leyner is the author of the novels My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist, Et Tu, Babe and The Tetherballs of Bougainville. His nonfiction includes the #1 New York Times bestseller, Why Do Men Have Nipples? He cowrote the movie War, Inc. and lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.
 
Published March 26, 2012 by Little, Brown and Company. 256 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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NY Times

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Reviewed by Ben Marcus on Mar 30 2012

He demonstrates how much is still possible for the novel when tradition is left behind, proving that fiction can be robust, provocative and staggeringly inventive, without for a moment forfeiting entertainment.

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Toronto Star

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Reviewed by Michel Basilieres on Apr 28 2012

A wild, mind bending ride. If you're looking for a traditional story told in the traditional manner this book is definitely not for you. But if you enjoy high-level artsy playfulness, then you're in for a treat.

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Time Magazine

Excellent
Reviewed by Lev Grossman on Apr 11 2012

The narrative of The Sugar Frosted Nutsack is almost endlessly delayed and circular and repetitive, and it wouldn’t work at all if Leyner’s control wasn’t absolute, or if he lost his nerve at any point. But he doesn’t lose it...

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