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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

Gojiro

by Mark Jacobson

“A comic masterpiece of tragic proportions . . . a visionary novel. Only one other writer has Mark Jacobson’s ability to spin a yarn at the speed of light: Pynchon.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 368
  • Publication Date January 20, 1998
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3539-1
  • Dimensions 6" x 9"
  • US List Price $14.00

About The Book

A post-nuclear story of the remarkable friendship of the monitor lizard Gojiro and the Coma Boy. This novel follows their quest to discover their identities in a world in which niether belongs.

Tags Literary

Praise

“A comic masterpiece of tragic proportions . . . a visionary novel. Only one other writer has Mark Jacobson’s ability to spin a yarn at the speed of light: Pynchon.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Profoundly strange, often hilarious . . . an impressive debut.” –The New York Times

“One of the oddest and perhaps the best-monster books ever written.” –Arthur Salm, The San Diego Tribune

“A gorgeous invention: beneath its armor of raucous wit is a sweet-souled tale of innocents abroad in a terrible world.” –Mirabella

“If God had a sense of humor, Gojiro would be the bible. Gojiro is destined for cult immortality. This is Candide for the post-Hiroshima age, a cure for the terror of pink-tailed nuclei. The B flick collides with Stephen Hawking to produce this tender, funny, chaotic tale of a monster and his boy.” –Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love