The Sugar Frosted Nutsack
By Mark Leyner
Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316018975, 272pp.
Publication Date: March 12, 2013
List Price: $14.99*
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Ritualistically recited by a cast of drug-addled bards, THE SUGAR FROSTED NUTSACK is Ike's epic story. A raucous tale of gods and men confronting lust, " "ambition, death, and the eternal verities, it is a wildly fun, wickedly fast gambol through the unmapped corridors of the imagination.
"The great Mark Leyner has returned. He's brought with him a visionary comedy, a nearly epic exegesis of a wonderfully ludicrous (and somehow completely believable) epic, and, most important, a pantheistic belief system we can all finally get behind. Big ass brilliance on every sun-kissed page."
-Sam Lipsyte, author of Home Land and The Ask
"This book did all kinds of things to my brain: squeezed it, shocked it, scrambled it and, finally, improved it. There is no one like Mark Leyner in fiction today, and with The Sugar Frosted Nutsack, he has found--or invented--a language with which to render the insanity and self-referentiality of our contemporary culture. A chaotic and vibrant novel whose form is perfect for a chaotic and vibrant universe."
-Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
"The Sugar Frosted Nutsack is dizzyingly brilliant. Mark Leyner is a hyperkinetic shaman, who flies the banner of rum and candy and writes like a one-eyed feral bandit. His new book is supremely original, delirious and synapse-shattering."
"America should treasure its rare, true original voices and Mark Leyner is one of them. So treasure him already, you bastards!"
-Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story
"A total delight. Like tweaking out on a super trippy crystal meth high, but without the crash of annihilating depression that normally follows. Not that I really know this for sure since I've never actually been high."
-Todd Solondz, director of Welcome to the Dollhouse, Happiness, Storytelling, and Palindromes
"The Sugar Frosted Nutsack proves once again that Mark Leyner is a mad genius, one of the smartest and funniest humans since Aristophanes. The gods must be crazy for allowing him to write their collective biography. I want scrips for whatever drugs he's taking."
-Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City and How It Ended