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'Cold Dog Soup' by Stephen Dobyns
Arena Books 1988, softcover, 231 pages
In good original condition, all pages clean.

Gruesome but hilarious Stephen Dobyns novel, now out of print so consequently quite hard to find.

"Michael Latchmer, instructed to bury the corpse of a date's pet dog, finds himself on a Dantesque adventure with a Haitian cab driver who claims that he can get money for the dog's body."

Amazon reviews:
"A completely unique book. The story is great and the humor keeps you going, but it is not until you finish the book and tell friends IN DETAIL the story that you realize the genius of the book.
You become the main character and your friends become the people in the book. I never have experienced this before. Tell the DETAILED story over and over to whoever you want and watch what happens. TRULY AMAZING"

"My favourite book. Wildly funny, very original, beautifully written, perverse and touching. Written by a gifted poet and literary writer who also knows how to give a reader a good time - and something to think about."

"One of the funniest books I've ever read. I keep checking the shelves at Amazon to see if it's back in print."

"One of my favorite books of all time. This was the first Stephen Dobyns book I read, and I have since read many others. If Curb Your Enthusiasm is Seinfeld on an overdose of steroids, Cold Dog Soup is Curb Your Enthusiasm as seen through Edgar Allen Poe and Kafka's perspectives. Too bad it's out of print."

"I have a twisted sense of humor, but I found this book hilarious! I periodically had to glance around to be sure that no one saw me laughing out loud."

"I read this little gem years ago and I still think about it. It is unlike anything I have read before, a bizarre black comedy that reminded me a lot of the movie "After Hours." Hunt it down immediately, you won't regret it!"

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