From Publishers Weekly
Rotter relies heavily on black street slang for comic effect in his zany debut, starting with chizapter 1. Wally Moscowitz, a self-described frumpy, kinda chubby little boring man living in Los Angeles, writes lyrics for rapper Oral B, the current star of Godz-Illa Records. When not penning lyrics full of four-letter words for Oral, Wally also writes dirty bedtime fables for adults, examples of which are sprinkled throughout the novel. Godz-Illa CEO Abraham Dandy Lyons has assured Wally that if anyone ever discovers that Oral B isn't writing his own lyrics, Wally will end up in a ditch. Soon, Wally's dog gets 'napped, goons are trying to kill Wally and everyone rushes to and fro against a backdrop of glitzy L.A. bizness thuggery. Rotter's a talented writer, though readers who find variations of the same joke funny enough to support the silly plot will be most rewarded.
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"Gabe Rotter will revolutionize the current political landscape with this authoritative, influential analysis of America's policy agenda. Okay, maybe not. But Wally Moscowitz for President."
-- Arianna Huffington, cofounder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post
and author of On Becoming Fearless
"I thought I was funny. But after reading Duck Duck Wally,
I'm not funny at all. Gabe Rotter is. (Even his name sounds funny.)"
-- Chuck Barris, author of The Big Question
and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
"I thoroughly enjoyed the hilarious, original, and very strange Duck Duck Wally.
Gabe Rotter is hugely talented, extremely funny, and, I suspect, a complete lunatic -- a lunatic who sure can rhyme. Read this book fo shizzle."
-- Lisa Lutz, author of The Spellman Files"Duck Duck Wally
brilliantly exploits the absurdities of modern pop culture. Rotter's menagerie of oddball characters will have readers hooked from page one."
-- Brad Listi, author of Attention. Deficit. Disorder
"In addition to being a kick-ass debut novel, Duck Duck Wally
is a complete abs workout that will tone and tighten your entire core! I haven't laughed this hard in a long time."
-- Will Clarke, author of The Worthy
and Lord Vishnu's Love Handles
"[Duck Duck Wally] pays entertaining dividends in this slapstick send-up of show business in general and hip-hop in particular...there are plenty of laughs in this debut novel"
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