By Mordecai Richler
Within the swinging tradition of sixties' London, Canadian Mortimer Griffin is a beleaguered editor adrift in a sea of hypocrisy and deceit. by myself in a global the place no one stocks his values yet everybody wishes an analogous issues, Mortimer needs to navigate the currents of those altering instances. Richler's eccentric solid of characters comprise the beautiful Polly, who conducts her existence as if it have been a film, entire with censor-type cuts in any respect the climactic moments; Rachel Coleman, slinky Black Panther of the boudoir; celebrity Maker, the narcissistic Hollywood mogul who has stumbled on the key of everlasting lifestyles; and a precocious workforce of college kids with a style for the lessons of the Marquis de Sade. Cocksure is a savagely humorous satire on tv, videos, and the leisure industry. This is Mordecai Richler at his such a lot caustic and depraved best.
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The hysterical laughter that erupted from Muhammad, Moses, L. Ron, and the other guys was a sure sign that this was how they spent their days, taunting people with a bait and switch. As I watched them return to their poker game, the clouds crumbled beneath me. The laughter got fainter and fainter as they vanished from sight and I realized I was hurtling down the Highway to Hell.... Raging at God During the time my body was on the operating table my soul was going straight to hell. Looking up, I saw everything.
He said, “When God designed the place, he felt it was too small. ” “Amazing,” I said. ” “No,” he answered. ” 10. Satan is Santa for dyslexics. It is also “a Stan” for people who hate Stans. Think about that the next time your child brings home Flat Stanley. 11. Satan is a Cubs fan. This explains some of the anger. 12. Satan does not sit on your shoulder, like in the cartoons, arguing with an angel about what course of action you should take. The Master of Mayhem is much more subtle; he whispers things in your ear when you are asleep.
Do you go to another level of hell? ” Satan stared at me for what seemed like an eternity. In fact, it may have been eternity. ” Our meeting lasted for hours. But let me sum up: of the 666 major things you need to know about Satan, these are the most important:1. As noted above, Satan always takes the form of something designed to scare you. For me, it was my first wife. For others it’s Arnold Schwarzenegger’s maid in full daylight. But eventually you get to see Satan in his true form: six foot six, three hundred pounds, fire red skin like an old Jewish person on the beach for the first time.
Cocksure by Mordecai Richler