Saturday, September 23, 2006

Lord Vishnu's Love Handles -- Will Clarke

Let's say you have a little paranormal ability. And that you owe a few million bucks to the IRS. And that the CIA, which has a special section of people with paranorman abilities, wants to recruit you. You don't want to be in the CIA, but they can make that little IRS problem disappear. Would you sign up? The narrator of Lord Vishnu's Love Handles does, and then things start to get really weird.

I've heard that Will Clarke couldn't find a publisher for this novel, so he published it himself. Then it was picked up by Simon & Schuster, got rave reviews, and became a big success. Clarke's in Harry Hunsicker's writing group, so that should tell you something. (I don't know what, but something.) Anyway, this is the oddest spy novel you'll read this year, so check it out.

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