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The Snake Oil Wars or Scheherazade Ginsberg Strikes Again (Snake Oil #2)

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Barion and Coyul are at it again... This time, they've been discovered toying with evolution. Barion has been summoned back to answer to the Council for their transgressions and Coyul is left behind to clean up the mess...
Hardcover, 212 pages
Published July 28th 1989 by DoubleDay
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Terence
Oct 20, 2009 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Terence by: SFBC purchase
Shelves: sf-fantasy
The decidedly disappointing sequel to Waiting for the Galactic Bus. It probably would have been better (from a reader's if not a publisher's point of view) to have wrapped up the loose ends with an additional 100 pages or so of story in the first book.
Enrique
Jun 01, 2008 rated it liked it
a funny book about fundamentalism and nationalism.
Renae
Jan 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Hilarious, irreverent, totally entertaining.
Nathan Dehoff
Jul 14, 2017 rated it liked it
The follow-up to Waiting for the Galactic Bus has Coyul taking over Topside after Barion is banished, and dealing with another bigoted American fundamentalist. Godwin tries to make Lance Candor his own character, and he's not the racist Roy Stride was, but it still feels like a bit of a rehash. A trial ensues after Lance bombs Coyul's office, with Marcus Aurelius serving as judge and two unidentified historical figures as lawyers. While Godwin drops hints about who the attorneys are, I actually ...more
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Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Jimbo
Jul 30, 2008 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Jimbo by: my dad
this , although written very well, wasn't near as good as the first book (waiting for the galactic bus). it seemed like the auther had an anti-religion undertone, that was more important to express than the actuall storyline. i dont recommend it, unless your just completely bored and it is the only book around.
Dan
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wasn't as good as the first, but it was entertaining, as its setting was dependent upon the first book.
Margarette
Aug 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Great book the ending is a bit sad, but always witty and amusing
Edward Sheehan
Now an afterlife Court case, with a mystery president defending the devil.
Elton Nesselrodt
Jun 06, 2012 marked it as to-read
A great book that gives a unique look into the mindset of how religion is viewed even in the after life.
Miriam
May 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Crazy, but enjoyable.
Brina
Aug 30, 2008 rated it liked it
Only about halfway through this slender book. Not quite as rollicking as the first, but still very amusing so far.
Just Josh
Jul 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Not as good as the first, but still worth the read.
Kris
May 10, 2007 rated it it was ok
The first one was much better...this sequel didn't work for me at ALL.
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