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West of Eden by Harry Harrison
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Jan 01, 2009

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bookshelves: science-fiction, too-sexy-for-maiden-aunts

If you've been searching for ages for a book where someone has sex with a dinosaur, then look no further. You've found it.
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Started Reading
January 1, 1995 – Finished Reading
January 1, 2009 – Shelved
January 1, 2009 – Shelved as: science-fiction
January 2, 2009 – Shelved as: too-sexy-for-maiden-aunts

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message 1: by Jessica (last edited Mar 02, 2009 01:10PM) (new)

Jessica I am only voting for this review because Manny promised me something special if i did...
also, I know A LOT about dinosaurs, as I've a son who was obsessed with them for something like 12 years. That said, I don't believe I ever read about someone having sex mit dinousauria, so that is why...

message 2: by Manny (last edited Mar 02, 2009 12:46PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Manny (For background, see comment thread here, especially posts #18 and #21)

How strange, how passing strange life can be! I lay, delirious, in my hospital bed. Through heavily shielded glass, doctors monitored my progress. They say I raved of dancing statisticians and sexy dinosaurs... I remember nothing of it. They assumed I had less than an hour to live.

And then... suddenly... my temperature began to drop. My heart-beat became normal. The Geiger counters ceased to click. My hair grew back. I sat up, and asked for my laptop.

I am quite back to normal again. No, to say that would be a lie. In some respects, I am... more than normal. In others... less. I fear I cannot be more precise at this stage.

There is one more thing I must add. I will never forgive myself for it, but before destroying my old laptop I sent one copy of the picture to another person. Jessica, erase it immediately from your hard-drive! Otherwise, if you are fortunate you will merely be driven to madness and death. If you are less fortunate you will meet a fate you cannot even imagine.

I would like to cue some portentous music here, but GR doesn't let me do that. Yet. But, with my new powers...

message 3: by David (new)

David I'm sorry, but I feel obliged to withhold my vote. How do we know that Manny will not yield to his inner pervert once again?

Though I could point out that the photo in question is still publicly available on my Flickr photostream. It would just take a bit of work to track it down. But not a whole lot.

Manny David... don't withhold your vote. Please don't withhold your vote. You wouldn't LIKE me if I saw you withhold your vote...

No! What am I saying! Of course, withhold your vote if you want, it's just a stupid review! Why should I care! And, for God's sake, don't retrieve that photo...

message 5: by Jessica (new)

Jessica uh, Manny, message #2...what have you done? what have I? Must I get rid of this racy photo that um David Giltinan posted so intriguingly just hours ago on another thread entirely? please advise...(though I suspect I should not listen to, never mind accept, a word of advice from the likes of someone like you, a sex-obsessed dinosaurian..?--)

Manny I've forgotten which persona I am. Damn, I'm always doing that. I would make a terrible spy.

In fact, David posted another picture, similar but not quite as good, so I think you can keep it. After all, you voted for this review! I just got carried away by the possibility of momentarily becoming a superhero. I've never done that before...

message 7: by Jessica (new)

Jessica yes, you're getting carried away on the wings of your words! or: __________________(insert better cliche here). but you crack me up, so all is well in this world. (can't vouch for any other).

Manny I'm glad that I'm amusing you :) I must write something serious to counterbalance all this silliness!

message 9: by Jessica (new)

Jessica you can always do that tomorrow...better to go with the flow (you see, I'm just spouting them! the cliches, I mean!)

message 10: by Eric (new) - added it

Eric LOL

message 11: by Shayla (new)

Shayla I read and heard so many good things about this book and read this review which sealed in the deal, hilarious awesome review!

Manny Thank you Shayla. Everything you've heard about it is true, and then some.

Nigel Mitchell This review is perfect. After all these years, that is the clearest memory I have of this book.

Manny Thank you. I just didn't want to clutter it up with unnecessary detail.

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