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Boons & The Camp
by David Ohle
Fiction. From the author of the legendary MOTORMAN come two twined novellas--BOONS and THE CAMP. BOONS, co-written with an eccentric and anonymous South African professor of entomology, deals with the cultivation of half-bird half-simian creatures called Boons. The professor travels the world in his search for a Boon he can mate with, perhaps love, and finds Ruthie, the ob ...more
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These two novellas are put together like an old Ace Double. Of the two, Boons is the more remarkable. Who would have thought that reading about characters who appear to be caught up in slaveholding, animal experimentation, and sex trafficking would be this enjoyable. It is all in Ohle's language. His characters sound like tough guys with advanced medical backgrounds, just doing what it takes to get by in whatever horrible future world they inhabit. The Camp is tame by comparison.
David Ohle is an American writer, novelist, and a lecturer at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. After receiving his M.A. from KU, he taught at the University of Texas at Austin from 1975 to 1984. In 2002 he began teaching fiction writing and screenwriting as a part-time lecturer at the University of Kansas. His short fiction has appeared in Esquire, the Transatlantic Review, Paris Review, and Ha ...moreMore about David Ohle...