The Sugar Frosted Nutsack (Paperback)
Back Bay Books, 9780316018975, 14pp.
Publication Date: March 12, 2013
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.
About the Author
Praise For The Sugar Frosted Nutsack…
"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