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Venus on the Half Shell - Philip José Farmer, Kilgore Trout
Venus on the Half Shell
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780440361497 (0440361494)
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages no: 203
Edition language: English
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Affairs of M/Men
Affairs of M/Men rated it
5.0
It's important to take this book in context. (Out of context it's just plain silly.) But if you are a Vonnegut fan AND a science fiction buff you will see oodles of tributes and jabs in this tongue-in-cheek satire of modern society/spoof of space opera combo along the lines of Harry Harrison's "Star...
Monkeypanic
Monkeypanic rated it
3.0 Venus on the Half Shell
Four stars for originality. Yes, a bit risque, but if you're not too fragile, I think you'll live. Kind of a crazy sci-fi novel about sentient supernovas that behave like animals, the Greek goddess Venus (as you might guess), a Flash Gordon-type hero, and a bunch of disjointed escapades (some of the...
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
1.0
As everyone knows who's come across him in Kurt Vonnegut's books, Kilgore Trout had great ideas, but couldn't write. So, in a way, it's fitting that Philip José Farmer had a great idea - actually to write the Kilgore Trout novel Venus on the Half Shell, which is referred to in God Bless You, Mr Rose...
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