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The Vicious Circulation of Dr. Catastrope: A Polemical Ensemble

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A bitter doctor unfairly accused and sent to prison, an old and ornery Frenchman in Louisiana who just wants people to leave him and his lawn alone, a paranoid ex-crooner trying to mount a comeback in the age of human jukeboxes, a dis-gruntled academic whose career is being sabotaged, and a Rabelaisian narrator who has united them all in a tavern tale. Delight in the satir ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Enigmatic Ink
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Mark Rayner
Jul 06, 2010 Mark Rayner rated it it was amazing
After reading The Vicious Circulation of Dr. Catastrope: A Polemical Ensemble, I felt very much like washing my brain.

Not that my cerebellum was polluted by the book, but more that it was now stuffed with vivid language and portmanteaulogy hitherto unfamiliar to the grey, spongy organ. Also, it was itchy. I think I've caught mental crabs from its infected prose.

I suspect this is Faucher’s intention, in writing what is meant to a cathartic, carcinogenic polemic, or perhaps a parody of the polem
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Thomas
Aug 20, 2010 Thomas rated it really liked it
This has to be one of the most hilarious books I've read all year. On the down side, it could have used a bit more development in terms of the plot, or at least a more solid ending. Seems also to belong to a much larger project.
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Kane X. Faucher is the author of several novels and has been a regular contributor to a few international magazines. His works are a mix of the absurd, the comical, and the critical, generally involving themes of language, media, contemporary art, and libraries. His prose style is slightly elevated and satirically snide.

He is also known for his expertise in rhetoric and propaganda studies, and pub
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