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Night of the Avenging Blowfish: A Novel of Covert Operations, Love, and Luncheon Meat - John Welter
Night of the Avenging Blowfish: A Novel of Covert Operations, Love, and Luncheon Meat
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Reviewers compared John Welter's first novel--a mix of wise-cracking absurdist humor and sad irony--to the writings of Dave Barry, Mark Twain, J.D. Salinger and Joseph Heller. Now he's back, funnier and stranger than ever, taking a cockeyed look at life inside the Washington Beltway and at the... show more
Reviewers compared John Welter's first novel--a mix of wise-cracking absurdist humor and sad irony--to the writings of Dave Barry, Mark Twain, J.D. Salinger and Joseph Heller. Now he's back, funnier and stranger than ever, taking a cockeyed look at life inside the Washington Beltway and at the confusing business of falling in love in the 1990s.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781565120501 (1565120507)
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Category:
Humor, Funny, Adult, Mystery
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Reading Adler's List
Reading Adler's List rated it
3.0
It's nice to see Spam finally take a prominent role in literature. But Welter's story is also about a lovesick Secret Service agent. Love and Spam. Not together, though.The best part of the book is the covert baseball game arranged between the CIA and Secret Service. It's to be played at night. ...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
03/22/2005Such a funny book, and so sad in my memory. Welter writes well of depression. The baseball team, the angry chef, the attempts at helping others, and through it all the unshakable belief that if only she loved him, all would be well.I knew someone who was very depressed in high school, not...
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