"One of the 20 greatest American post-WW2 novels." "Totally unforgettable...Rachel Ingalls has created a tight, intriguing portrait of a woman's escape from unacceptable reality."
Can a story about a lonely California housewife who has an affair with a six foot seven green monster named Larry be considered great literature? Yes, said the British Book Marketing COuncil.....In this erotic funny and poignantly human tail, gifted novelist Ingalls magically touches fantasy with a brillian stroke of credibility. One surprise leads to another until this portrait of a woman and her 'demon lover' reaches a devastating, utterly stunning ending tht rings with truth...."the comedy is unfailing, yet...."
"Mrs. Caliban" cannot properly be praised without giving away what the "New Statesman" said "can only be described as a literary shock." However, of this, her latest novel, it can truthfully be said that it has all the elements required for a late-night TV horror movie: unnatural sex, a demon lover, a King Kong aspect, a suspenseful car crash ending in a fatal crash, a hint of the jasmine of Madame Butterfly, and even an ozone-like whiff of E.T. Almost as truthfully it can be said that "Mrs. Caliban" is just a short book on how to keep house for a monster.