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Androgynous Murder House Party: Tales from the Back Page #3
Androgynous Murder House Party Tales from the Back Page 3 Author:Steven A. Rigolosi Six longtime friends gather for a holiday weekend at the Long Island estate of independently wealthy snob Robin Anders. As near-fatal accidents and mishaps mount, Robin is faced with the possibility that one of the six is plotting murder most foul--and that Robin may be the intended victim. But no deaths occur until the group returns home to Man... more »hattan. Robin decides to investigate the suspicious circumstances, while the reader is faced with a larger mystery to solve: Are Robin, Lee, Alex, Law, Chris, Terry, and J male or female, straight or gay? And who exactly is Robin Anders? Is Robin a modern take on Oscar Wilde's ferociously snobby Lady Bracknell, zealously guarding Manhattan from the barbarians at the gate? Or is Robin a misunderstood soul in the tradition of John Kennedy Toole's Ignatius Reilly? Or can Robin be the heir apparent to Sarah Caudwell's Hilary Tamar, who finds the confines of gender identification much too constricting in an effective narrator? All will be revealed in the final chapter of Androgynous Murder House Party--perhaps.« less
OK, to be fair, I didn't finish this book. Only managed to get through the part where the group of characters is at the estate at _______________. (And I hate books that use _______________ in place of real place names.) I abandoned the book at Page 48, never finding out who was killed, and the sex or orientation of any of the characters (or caring.)
The narrator, Robin, is a rich, self-obsessed twit. Yes, he or she is purposefully written that way, but even spending 48 pages in his or her company was more than I wanted to endure. The writing is clever and I laughed out loud a few times, but it wasn't enough to make me relish picking the book up again.