Book Reviews of Venus on the Half-Shell

Venus on the Half-Shell
Venus on the Half-Shell
Author: Philip Jose Farmer (writing as Kilgore Trout)
ISBN-13: 9780440161493
ISBN-10: 0440161495
Publication Date: 1/15/1975
Pages: 203
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.

2.9 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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I have absolutely no idea what to call this book! A galactic shaggy-dog story? A slapstick take-off on the mother of all space operas? A spoof on all quest-for-the-answers novel? Whatever you call it, it was imaginative, funny and fun--though I'm not sure I needed to know all the details of the problems with his penis . . .

From back cover: The Space Wanderer, an Earthman wearing an eye-patch, levis, and a shabby gray sweater who roams the cosmos in a Chinese spaceship...
The Space Wanderer, a man without a planet, who has gained immortality from an elixir drunk during a sexual interlude with an alien queen in heat...
The Space Wanderer, an intergalactic rover whose constant companions are a dog, an owl, and a female robot programmed for among other things, unique fleshly delights...
The Space Wanderer, a pretty nice guy whose only fault is that he asks questions that no one can answer; primarily, 'Why are we created only to suffer and die?'
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The book is one of a kind.