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The Wrestler's Cruel Study
by Stephen Dobyns

Published: 1995-02-17
Paperback : 426 pages
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Wrestling, kidnapping, subplots from the Brothers Grimm, and a young man's search for his missing fiancee are only some of the elements of Stephen Dobyns's dazzling new novel. Fun and puns mingle with daring make-believe. Larger-than-life characters play out the crucial human questions: How do we ...
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(Wrestling, kidnapping, subplots from the Brothers Grimm, and a young man's search for his missing fiancee are only some of the elements of Stephen Dobyns's dazzling new novel. Fun and puns mingle with daring make-believe. Larger-than-life characters play out the crucial human questions: How do we live? How do we handle our demons?

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  "By far the worst book our club has read in 10 years!"by ChopinBlues (see profile) 01/25/10

If you think a book constructed with rhetorical questions makes for good literature, by all means, read this.

 
  "Can't recommend it but a passionate discussion book"by nadjaj (see profile) 09/15/09

Our group had trouble with this one. The fantasy world of wrestling plus early Christian theology/philosophy & way too many colorful characters. Not sure what the author was trying to say except comment... (read more)

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