Who Censored Roger Rabbit Author:Gary Wolf "Who'd want to Kill a dumb cartoon bunny?" — That's what Eddie Valiant wants to know. He's the toughest private eye in Los Angeles and he'll handle anything-if you're human. If you're a 'toon, well, that's another story. — Eddie doesn't like 'toons-those cartoon characters who live side by side with humans. Not the way they look, nor the way they ... more »talk; word-filled balloons come out of their mouths and then disintegrates, leaving dust all over the rug.
But Eddie will work for a 'toon when his cash supply is low enough. So he reluctantly agrees when Roger Rabbit a 'toon who plays straight man (or rabbit) in the Baby Herman series, asks him to find out who's been trying-unsuccessfully-to buy his contract from the DeGreasy Brothers syndicate.
Then Rocco DeGreasy is murdered-and Roger is the prime suspect. The rabbit is also, as Eddie soon discovers, very, very dead.
Who censored Roger Rabbit? And who shot Rocco DeGreasy? Was it Roger, or was it Rocco's lover, Jessica Rabbit? Why has Jessica-a pretty steamy number for a 'toon-ever married that dopey bunny in the first place? And why does everybody want Roger's battered old teakettle?
As Eddie combs L.A. from the executive suite of the DeGreasy Brothers syndicate to Sid Sleaze's porno comic studios, he uncovers art thefts, blackmail plots... and the cagiest killer he's ever face.
In Who Censored Roger Rabbit? author Gary Wolf has created a wonderfully skewered-and totally believable-world compounded of equal parts Raymond Chandler, Lewis Carroll, and Warner Brothers. This riotously surreal spoof of the hard-boiled detective novel is packed with action and laughs. From first page to last, Who Censored Roger Rabbit? is sheer delights.« less