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From the bestselling and wildly imaginative novelist Mark Leyner, a romp through the excesses and exploits of gods and mortals.

High above the bustling streets of Dubai, in the world's tallest and most luxurious skyscraper, reside the gods and goddesses of the modern world. Since they emerged 14 billion years ago from a bus blaring a tune remarkably similar to the Mister Softee jingle, they've wreaked mischief and havoc on mankind. Unable to control their jealousies, the gods have splintered into several factions, led by the immortal enemies XOXO, Shanice, La Felina, Fast-Cooking Ali, and Mogul Magoo. Ike Karton, an unemployed butcher from New Jersey, is their current obsession.

Ritualistically recited by a cast of drug-addled bards, THE SUGAR FROSTED NUTSACK is Ike's epic story. A raucous tale of gods and men confronting lust, ambition, death, and the eternal verities, it is a wildly fun, wickedly fast gambol through the unmapped corridors of the imagination.

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"Sporting an even more eye-catching title than his previous books My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist and the #1 New York Times bestseller Why Do Men Have Nipples? Leyner's latest is, insomuch as it is about anything, a tale of the gods. Gods like Mogul Magoo, 'God of the Breast Implant and God of the Nut Sack'; Fast-Cooking Ali, whose masterpiece is the creation of 'Woman's Ass'; Koji Mizokami, who fashioned the composer Béla Bartók out of his own testicular growth; and the sadistic XOXO, god of Concussions, Dementia, and Alcoholic Blackouts. Their champion is one Ike Karton of Jersey City, N.J., a 48-year-old unemployed butcher, borderline anti-Semite, and favorite of La Felina, the oft-stoned goddess of Humility, despite his constant refrain of 'Ike Always Keeps It Simple and Sexy' and his certainty that most women are Mossad agents ('If you're a married man and you're reading this, your wife is probably a Mossad agent!'). The story of Ike — his composition and performance of the anthemic 'That's Me (Ike's Song),' his seduction at the hands of La Felina, and inevitable suicide-by-cop — has been recited by blind bards and feral twins throughout history, and known variously as Ike's Agony, the Sugar Frosted Nutsack, and another, unprintable, epigram. Only this time, the wicked XOXO has hacked into the book and, in an effort to make it too confusing to read, attempts to contaminate the myth with random offensive outbursts, wearying cliché, and pointless references to the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Robespierre, and Alan Greenspan. But the real question is whether XOXO can possibly make Leyner's 'novel' any weirder than it already is. Every sentence reads like a DMT-induced hallucination, adding up to an anarchic masterpiece of vulgarity, total pandemonium, and cartoonish free association; it may indeed be the craziest book ever written and adventurous readers in search of a seriously batty, one-of-a-kind work of unhinged imagination need look no further. Leyner and Ike Karton are heroes befitting our overloaded age, blurry yesterdays, and fungible times ahead. Agent: Amanda Urban, ICM." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Mark Leyner is the author of the novels My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist, Et Tu, Babe and The Tetherballs of Bougainville. His nonfiction includes the #1 New York Times bestseller, Why Do Men Have Nipples? He cowrote the movie War, Inc. and lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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novacop923, April 20, 2012 (view all comments by novacop923)
"--not realizing that his microphone was still on--"

INTRODUCTION

You are about to begin reading a review of Mark Leyner's novel "The Sugar Frosted Nutsack." Relax. Let all your other concerns fade from your mind. Watch them drift into the outer-most recesses of your psyche, where you can objectively view them at a distance, with detached curiousity.

II.

No, wait -- you skipped part "I."

III.

You were always like that in high school, weren't you? You seem the type. Renting "For Whom the Bell Tolls" on VHS, and watching THAT instead of READING Hemingway's original for your assigned book report, and never giving the matter a second thought after you got your "B-" grade on it.

IV.

Well, here's a "second chance" for you: to really DIG IN, and --

V.

Stay with me here, people!

VI.

Okay, so you're drifting -- à la the short-attention span of most of today's youth -- so I'll keep it ...

VII.

... brief, okay, HELLO?

VIII.

It's called: "THE SUGAR FROSTED NUTSACK," okay?

IX.

Yeah, he KNEW what HE WAS DOING, DIDN'T HE, calling it that! (Got your ATTENTION, and all!)

X.

"The Sugar Frosted Nutsack" will get, hold, and do NEW things WITH your "attention": bend it, shape it, do handsprings, stretch it out like rubber (or, at least, like those "Plastic-Man" toys from the '70s), leaving you: more adept, more adroit, and more thoroughgoing a "thinker."

CONCLUSION

BUY it! (It always feels swell to be totin' round a new, of-the-moment, fresh-smelling hardcover novel ... don't it?)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316608459
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Leyner, Mark
Author:
ner
Author:
ark Leyner
Author:
M
Author:
Mark Ley
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Jealousy; Gods and goddesses; Anti-Semitism; Sadists
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20120326
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6 x 1 in 0.8 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sporting an even more eye-catching title than his previous books My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist and the #1 New York Times bestseller Why Do Men Have Nipples? Leyner's latest is, insomuch as it is about anything, a tale of the gods. Gods like Mogul Magoo, 'God of the Breast Implant and God of the Nut Sack'; Fast-Cooking Ali, whose masterpiece is the creation of 'Woman's Ass'; Koji Mizokami, who fashioned the composer Béla Bartók out of his own testicular growth; and the sadistic XOXO, god of Concussions, Dementia, and Alcoholic Blackouts. Their champion is one Ike Karton of Jersey City, N.J., a 48-year-old unemployed butcher, borderline anti-Semite, and favorite of La Felina, the oft-stoned goddess of Humility, despite his constant refrain of 'Ike Always Keeps It Simple and Sexy' and his certainty that most women are Mossad agents ('If you're a married man and you're reading this, your wife is probably a Mossad agent!'). The story of Ike — his composition and performance of the anthemic 'That's Me (Ike's Song),' his seduction at the hands of La Felina, and inevitable suicide-by-cop — has been recited by blind bards and feral twins throughout history, and known variously as Ike's Agony, the Sugar Frosted Nutsack, and another, unprintable, epigram. Only this time, the wicked XOXO has hacked into the book and, in an effort to make it too confusing to read, attempts to contaminate the myth with random offensive outbursts, wearying cliché, and pointless references to the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Robespierre, and Alan Greenspan. But the real question is whether XOXO can possibly make Leyner's 'novel' any weirder than it already is. Every sentence reads like a DMT-induced hallucination, adding up to an anarchic masterpiece of vulgarity, total pandemonium, and cartoonish free association; it may indeed be the craziest book ever written and adventurous readers in search of a seriously batty, one-of-a-kind work of unhinged imagination need look no further. Leyner and Ike Karton are heroes befitting our overloaded age, blurry yesterdays, and fungible times ahead. Agent: Amanda Urban, ICM." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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