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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Eraserhead Press (April 24, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933929529
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933929521
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,649,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Kevin L. Donihe is one of the most promising new oddball authors from the BIZARRO genre uprising. His unique voice is both hilariously surreal and delightfully deranged, with subtle hints of social commentary and more than a pinch of the macabre. Open just one of his books and an aura of Kevin L. Donihe's agape love will kevitate out of the pages and into your heart.

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Kevin L. Donihe lives in Tennessee. He is the Wonderland Award-winning author of House of Houses, Space Walrus, Night of the A**holes, The Traveling Dildo Saleman, The Flappy Parts, Washer Mouth: The Man Who Was a Washing Machine, The Greatest F*cking Moment in Sports, Shall We Gather at the Garden?, and Grape City from Eraserhead Press or its imprints.

His fiction and poetry has appeared in The Mammoth Book of Legal Thrillers (Carroll & Graf/Constable & Robinson), Psychos: Serial Killers, Depraved Madmen, and the Criminally Insane (Black Dog & Leventhal), ChiZine, Electric Velocipede, Dark Discoveries, The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction, Dreams and Nightmares, Not One of Us, Bathtub Gin, Cafe Irreal, Poe's Progeny (Gray Friar Press), The Undead (Permuted Press) and many other publications.

He was editor of the Bare Bone anthology series for Raw Dog Screaming Press. A story from the first issue was reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13; many others received honorable mentions in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. Currently, Kevin L. Donihe is the editor of the Eraserhead Press New Bizarro Author Series.

He is also the world's oldest living wombat.

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This book lit me up.
Justin T. Grimbol
Kevin Donihe can make you laugh, he can make you cry, he can make you cringe, all in the same book.
Eric Robinson
I thought this book started out great.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Haynes on September 6, 2010
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Sometimes gross, sometimes hilarious, sometimes transcendently beautiful, but always brilliant and COMPLETELY insane, here is yet another fantastic bit of creativity from the twisted imagination of Kevin L. Donihe.

Centered around the 89th annual `Tour de Saucisse-Dommages' bicycle race and its seven-time winning champion Oscar Legbo (the most adored athlete on the planet and some kind of enlightened, super-powered, agape love-filled guru/messiah whose obsession and main goal in life is the protection of bugs), the story jumps from hilariously bizarre perspective to perspective: Oscar's (his bug-torturing childhood, bizarre training, his special powers and his weird thoughts during the race itself), his walrus-loving arch-nemesis Helmut Starb and his goons, two comical news reporters covering the race who grow uncontrollably violent and excited and outrageously vulgar as the race goes on, Oscar's corporate sponsors, and a complex and deeply disturbed ninja (among others), all interspersed with short love poems written by Oscar Legbo to different bug species (and drawings by Carlton Mellick III). You'll be unable to put the book down as the absolute madness and lunacy of the story builds and builds to an incredible (and I might say extremely beautiful, if also extremely violent) crescendo. As Oscar Legbo's glorious agape love pours from his decapitated body and out into the world be prepared for exploding heads, spontaneously combusting bodies, unrestrained sex, people wearing the skin of other people, uncontrolled feelings of pure, radiating love, and eventually...the F*** Apocalypse. The insanity just doesn't stop. I'd say more but I don't want to give anything away. But if you are looking for crazy, bizarre (and GOOD!) literature, you will definitely want to check this book out. When you read the last sentence and it's all over with you'll have absolutely no idea what just hit you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charles Glover on December 14, 2006
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This was hilarious. Oscar Legbo is competing in the Tour de Saucisse-Dommages, but he is too focused on trying to save bugs that are in the road to pay attention to the race. Helmut Starb is racing against Oscar, and he thinks he has a chance to win. Oscar realizes he is losing and gets in the zone. He is making a comeback. Then, out of nowhere, a ninja appears and messes things up in a funny way. You'll have to read the book for more.

The chapters alternate between Oscar, Helmut, and the ninja, among others. In between is television commentary from two sportscasters and poems by Oscar about bugs. Carlton Mellick III provides illustrations of various insects that are featured in the poems.

This is very funny, wholly original, and a serious page turner. The end is a riot... Any fans of Mellick or any other of the Bizarro authors are encouraged to check this out. And the title is right... Legbo does provide the greatest moment in sports...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eric M. Hendrixson on June 18, 2011
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This is the first Bizarro book I read, and it is why I became a fan and later a writer of Bizarro. The protagonist, with the most ridiculous of good intentions, facing overwhelming obstacles, intends to spread his message of agape love and not harming bugs by winning a cycling race. His fans are behind him. America is behind him, but his opponents are in front of him, including some opponents who do not play fair. When skulduggery fails to knock the hero out of the race, it escalates to sabotage. As things escalate, even murder fails to keep the hero from winning the race.

To avoid spoilers, I must speak in abstractions. What enticed me about this book was the ridiculous positivity of the hero in the face of absurd obstacles. What hooked me was his ability to overcome them. What reeled me in was the disproportionate consequences, both the grotesque capability for positivity and the horrific consequences of all this joy and love. What cleaned, gutted, fried, and served me was the negative capability of this seemingly cartoonish story.

I don't mean the capability for negativity. I mean negative capability in the way Keats meant it. Donihe's books always leave me with a sense of uncertainty. Fables and fairy tales end with easy answers. Some books end with questions. Those books stick in the mind
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark McKee Jr. on July 28, 2009
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Allow me to preface this by saying it was a hard read. I've read several books within the Bizarro genre. Books by CM3, Gina Ranalli, and Mr. Donihe hisownself; all great writers with vivid imaginations they're able to perfectly translate to the page. What made this particular novella hard, is that I am, in an even purer form (if I may be so bold), Oscar Legbo. Please allow me to explain myself, or, should I explain exactly who Oscar Legbo is first?

The story opens with scenes of gratuitous violence directed towards our friends in the Phylum Anthropoda, particularly the Class Insecta. These scenes are perpetrated by our hero, Oscar, as a young man. I've been a friend to insects, arachnids, what have you since my youngest memories, often catching them in drinking glasses and helping them outside whenever they become ensnared in my workplace or home. For someone of my, uh temperament, these scenes are hard to get through. I've actually had this book on the shelf for about two years, trying to read it several times, and only now deciding to forge past the first page. Thankfully Oscar Legbo recants his past abominations and decides to take up bicycle racing to thwart his evaporating, yet still underlying, cravings. Oscar's attempt at an 8th tournament win in a rather long-named bike race comprises the bulk of the story.

Mr. Donihe's, uhm, love(?) for walruses, nay, walri, is well documented. In Bizarro Starter Kit (orange) he even proclaims himself Sir Edwin Walri IV. He's also a fan of a phenomenon known as "agape Love". These two concepts are present in full force. In Helmut Starb, we find our nemesis, our foil, our priest of the Church of Walronia. And let me tell you, he's a bast*&d.
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