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Tangerinephant

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Tangerinephant by Kevin Dole 2 THIS IS THE WAY TENSION BUILDS . . . Michael Tangerinephant has problems. He's on the outs with his cyborg-prostitute girlfriend. He's in trouble with his (formerly) criminal syndicate. He's been framed to take the fall in a trillion dollar stock scandal. Things seem like they can really get no worse when aliens abduct him and force him to re ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published April 7th 2005 by Afterbirth Books
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Jeff
Jan 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
Calling to mind "Futurama" by way of House of Leaves, Tangerinephant is the ambitious first novel from Kevin Dole 2. In the opening we meet Michael Tangerinephant, whose life has been falling apart due to being abducted by TV-addicted aliens, being the fall-man for a corporate scandal, and being in trouble with his prostitute girlfriend (complete with vagina implants in her armpits).
Using these three plotlines, Dole satirizes our culture's obsession with media, the impact the corporate world
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Shane
Jun 09, 2013 rated it liked it
I've got half of one shelf of my TBR bookshelf that is dedicated to absurd/experimental fiction, I usually enjoy it in small doses and this one was only about 150 pages with lots of white space so I grabbed it right before heading out for vacation.

It's crazy, crude, funny, sad and many times unintelligible. I enjoyed the cyberpunk elements (a genre I haven't ready lately) and the crazy futuristic, sex fetish stuff. I didn't enjoy being completely lost at times and I thought the ending was kind
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Connie D.
Jan 01, 2015 rated it liked it
A highly imaginative and irreverent look at ourselves from the future. The main character delivers the story through frequent memories of difficult past experiences while dealing with multiple crisis's in the present.

Perhaps because this genre is new to me I was only able to read this book in short pieces. Being thrown into the life of a character who has more than one crisis going on is difficult to absorb. Add a futuristic language, often delivered in slang by different subcultures, and it st
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Karl Fischer
Dec 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: novel, bizarro, sci-fi
An interesting, experimental, and thoroughly enjoyable read if you like science fiction and a healthy dose of the bizarre. It loses some of its momentum in the middle and immersion is a bit difficult at first, but its size keeps it from being daunting and its pacing makes you turn the page. I recommend this to any speculative fiction fan looking for something a little different.
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Wierd Sci fi written by a friend of mine. Funny, clever, epic.
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