I don't even know where to start. This has to be one of the most screwed up books I've read in a while... just the premise makes you laugh -- Santa screws around with the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny gets jealous... oh, but there's more! Much Much More! I found it hilarious in parts, but also a little repetitive. Worth a read if you like sick stuff and don't get easily offended :)
This is my kind of book! It was disgusting and hilarious and I read it with my jaw on the floor almost the entire time. I would love to meet the man who wrote it because he must be an odd duck for sure. :D I can honestly say that it's not a book everyone will like. If it were to be made into a movie, it would be rated X (or XXX). But, if you have a slightly (or greatly) twisted sense of humor, then this just might be the perfect book for you!
I have to say I was disappointed. Halfway through the novel I was rating it maybe three stars, but after I read the ending. I am fighting with two stars. Damn did I hate the ending! I heard nothing but good things about this novel. There was a swirl of perversion, and orgies but it left you feeling, so. The story never went anywhere and the characters were very one-dimensional. It could have been a good book.
The good about this novel the idea is original but that is all it has to offer.
In the opening lines of Santa Steps Out: A Fairy Tale for Grown-ups, we learn that God the Father had to "cut His vacation short" and is in a "towering rage" about it. It appears that while the archangel Michael was running things, the world got pretty screwed up. "Michael...you know that Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy are never to cross paths. It's one of our Father's most solemn injunctions." Ah, that Tooth Fairy. She's also got her hooks into the Easter Bunny.
Robert Devereaux is a master of vivid scene setting, especially gory scenes and sex scenes. There is a lot of sex in this book. Prepare for a strange and stimulating ride when you hop in the sleigh with Santa and witness all his adventures. Prepare to see childhood figures--figures known principally for delivering gifts in the night--in a whole new light. Devereaux is exuberantly polytheistic and well-grounded in Greek mythology, so you'll be entertained by some notions about where all these immortals may have come from in the first place.
Wow. Although I'm glad I finally got my hands on a copy, I don't see myself reading anything else this author has anytime soon!! It was nothing but sex and violence and some flat out GROSS stuff!!! The author did a fantastic job on painting the picture with words, which only made the disgusting parts, even more. Whattttt made him dream this up? Thanks but no thanks!
Santa (and other such characters) as you've never seen them! Amusing, in a perverse and perverted sort of way.
I read this book a long time ago when it was a new release...it's VERY bizarre!!
DramaDramaDrama! Lots of sex and craziness.
You know, he lost me early on, at the part where the Tooth Fairy animates a corpse to have sex with it and voraciously eats it during the act, and then poops out quarters. (I'd use the word he uses in the book, but I'm not sure of the PBS rules about that.) He tells you in authors notes at the first of the book AND the ones at the end that this is all hysterically funny and folks who don't find it so are somehow flawed. I shall take it as read that the flaw is in me, but somehow, I am not a hundred percent sure about that.