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Doc and Fluff: The Dystopian Tale of a Girl and Her Biker

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  207 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Set in the bleak and not-too-distant future of a culture in its death throes, Doc and Fluff careens through the lives of a pair of outlaw women struggling to survive on the road. Packed with true love, rough sex, and over-the-top adventure, this popular novel is now available with a new introduction to the wild world of Pat Califia's imagination.
Paperback, 319 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Alyson Books (first published 1990)
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May 14, 2008 rated it really liked it
Jul 31, 2010 rated it really liked it
I wouldn't recommend this as a first intro to Califia -- even if novels are your preference. Public Sex, Speaking Sex to Power, any of the short story collections and of course the unbelievably important Macho Sluts are more accessible. This has some important stuff in it, but as a novel it didn't blow me away the way Macho Sluts did as a collection -- and Califia's essays are just drop-dead brilliant, all of them. This one is interesting and critical for completists, definitely, but I found it ...more
Apr 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
My copy of this book had a foreword from the author that basically called a bunch of critics out on the violence in the book and told them to get real. Doc and Fluff is on some harsh sexually violent biker land shit, and there's especially one scene in the book that I'll say I never plan on reading ever again. So, it's a rough time. And It's a time capsule. There's a network of dyke-run farm communes, where "ex-hets and passing women" (passing for men, they mean) aren't really given the same rig ...more
Aug 25, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica
I don't know if I still own this kinda freaked me out with some very graphic violence toward women and I may have gotten rid of it.
Pat/rick does not shy away from uncomfortable realism in hir work, and this book is the only one so far that has gone farther than I could take.
Proceed with caution.
Paula Smith
Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another of my favorites of Pat Califia!
Mar 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Leila by: Hank
Awesome. Except for that sappy ending.
Patrick St-Amand
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Not for me though I'm not the target audience. I don't mind brutal reading but it needs to have a good story attached to it. It felt like it was too much for shock value's sake.
May 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: leatherdykes, perverts, lovers of dystopian fiction
Shelves: queer, smut, bdsm
First off, a warning on this book - if graphic violence or descriptions of S/M sex bother or trigger you, you're probably better off giving this book a pass.

Califia does a really good job writing a novel that has plenty of hot sex, good plot, and compelling characters who grow and change. Which is not an easy balance by any means. The dystopian setting is compelling and far too possible and most of the characters inhabit various shades of gray (and the only exception is the villain of the book).
Jun 05, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: dirty perverts, queer bikers, submissive hooligans
Shelves: smut, dystopian
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Sassafras Lowrey
Aug 12, 2015 rated it liked it
I was going to give this book 4 stars, the 3 it deserved and a 4th because I recognize the cultural importance of this book for leather dykes... But after the ending I just couldn't bring myself to give it another star.

This might win the award for the most femmephobic book I've ever read. It's a despicable unexamined representation of butch masculinity and horrific in its portrayal of femmes as tits, ass and a sometimes a useful plot device.

I also could have done without most of the non consens
Jul 24, 2008 rated it liked it
I was way not surprised when Pat Califia became Patrick. This whole book is about longing to just be a freewheeling biker dude & having an honorary acceptance on account of being butcher than a pitbull and treating women just as horribly as any biker might. However, the eroticization of the bad treatment was entertaining. It's fiction, so get your kink on. Only issue for me is that I don't think biker guys are hot at all, so I found the protagonist to be a jerk. It's meant to be a sort of on ...more
ncn nothing
Dec 23, 2007 rated it it was ok
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Freyja Vanadis
May 05, 2012 rated it did not like it
I bought and read this book when Pat Califia was still female, before she changed her name to Patrick Califia-Rice and still identified as a lesbian. I've now given away, or am trying to give away on another book swap site, most of my Pat Califia books.

Not impressed, either with the book or with the author. She tries to be such a bad ass with her characters, but it mostly makes me laugh.
Joey Diamond
Jul 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: deep-lez, porno, queerdo
Wow. How did I wait so long to read this?
It's like the most perfect summary of 1990 lezness ever. And it has a daddy bottom, a rapist getting sacrificed by a witch priestess and womyn's land of course. Everything is so perfect. Though warning: there is a disturbing mix of hot and not hot sexual violence.
Dec 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
The first half is so amazingly dirty and hot and also really funny. Good jabs at back to the land womyn born womyn culture. Very violent. So much so I have told some not to read it. But if you can deal/like it, it is totally amazing. The second half lags.
Heidi Nemo
Mar 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
Post-apocalyptic queer biker smut. Hot, toothy, really fucking challenging, mean and problematic as hell. But his vision of outcast life in an even more screwed up and balkanized america is worth the bad dreams.
Jan 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is the first fiction book i read by Pat califia. It freaked my sister out at the time, but she read the whole thing. Iloved it.l Extremely hot!!!!!
Dec 28, 2007 rated it liked it
this book is real hot but totally enforces binary gender roles in queer relationships
Feb 01, 2008 rated it it was ok
um. yeah. there are definitely some images from this book permanently burned into my brain. this book made me real, real scared of bikers.
Anna Pulley
Oct 24, 2010 rated it liked it
At times hot, at times sickeningly violent. The Native American appropriation I wasn't too keen on. Last half tended to drag as well. And ridiculous, hypocritical ending.
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
A challenging read. Not sure it was worth it.
Aradia V
Feb 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
yummy biker sex
Sep 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm
Good action and hot S&M sex wrapped inside an allegory in this near-future sci-fi erotica
Jun 20, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of hardore SM
Shelves: queer, sex-fiction
My friend Jessica Goodman gave me a copy of this sex-centered novel by Pat Callifa. I'm just not much into hardcore SM for days.

Warning: This book contains possibly triggering material.
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Patrick Califia-Rice, who formerly wrote under the names Pat Califia and Patrick Califia, is a writer of nonfiction (on men, gender, transgender identity, and sexuality) and fiction (erotica, poetry, and short stories).