Doctor Rat Author:William Kotzwinkle Winner of the World Fantasy Award — "DOCTOR RAT is dazzlingly original, witty and insanely satiric. It is also occasionally quite beautiful. Kotzwinkle's tale is a dizzying montage...from scenes of gross black humor in the experimental lab to idyllic glimpses of the animal kingdom. Designed to shock us into ecological awareness, Kotzwinkle's lab ... more »experiments are hair-raising."
--Los Angeles Times
A bloodcurdling novel in the spirit of ANIMAL FARM and 1984, DOCTOR RAT is a trip through a laboratory worthy of a Nazi mad doctor, except this doctor is a wisecracking rodent who could have been played by Groucho Marx. The London Times called DOCTOR RAT, "a splendidly nutty animal Magnificat with echoes of William Blake."
My wife got me to read this book. I was surprised at how good it is. Told from the perspective of a lab rat. The writing is fast paced, the characters are great. The story itself is kind of sad, but it's well worth a read!