- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: James Ward Kirk Publishing (January 3, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615946070
- ISBN-13: 978-0615946078
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,738,448 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Squid Whores of the Fulton Fish Market Paperback – January 3, 2014
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It doesn’t take long before the author pays tribute to satirists such as William S. Burroughs, as soon as shopkeeper Hal closes for the night. Cal Amari, a real-life squid (!), slithers out of his box with his squid whores assembling before him. Yep, isn’t that what Mama Charie wrote on the cover? They’re talking whipping, spanking, toys and butt plugs, folks, and these tentacle twists leave nothing to the imagination. Detective Reddick is determined to get to the bottom of it all – if they don’t get to his bottom first.
You can just imagine John Waters getting hold of this and coming up with a cult classic. Charie not only spoofs the detective genre with a vengeance, but lampoons the world of sex shops and red-light zones while taking some slapshots at targets as diverse as Christopher Street and City Hall. The author brings her arsenal of creampies along every strata of society, smearing the faces of all those seeking quickies in their secret rendezvous spots. It’s as much an indictment as a barrel of laughs, and The Squid Whores of the Fulton Fish Market by Charie D. LaMarr is a worthy addition to what we hope will be a considerable anthology to come.
So when I saw this I *knew* I had to read it. I mean Squid Whores, no way could I pass it by. That being said, this is not my usual brand of weird. This is off-the-wall, laugh out loud, kind of weird.
This was hilarious. Even if you don't care for the story, the names alone will have you laughing. "Willie Reddick" - go ahead, say it out loud. Say it again, this time space out the syllables.
There are a wide variety of characters. You have the aforementioned Mr. Reddick, he's a cop. And then, you've got Cal Amari, the pimp. A wide variety of squid hookers, and their muscle. Dee Paulson, a lesbian in hiding, cooking channel celebrity. And the disabled white boy in a wheelchair who thinks he's a thug.
This is basically the story of Reddick trying to track down these squid whores who are drugging their customers and then robbing them while they're knocked out.
Even though they are supposed to be the bad guys, so to speak, I found myself not wanting them to be caught. I liked the squid whores and their personalities. The ending was fitting, I suppose, and I definitely wasn't expecting it.
For what it was, I really did enjoy it. It made me laugh and kept me interested. I definitely didn't know what was coming at any point.
The only problem I had was that in my mind, squid are small, so I'm still trying to figure out how a person can have sex with a squid. And, yes, I am that weird person who is actually thinking about this.
*Copy received in exchange for an honest review.