Roger Fishbite: A Novel

Roger Fishbite: A Novel

Roger Fishbite A Novel Her name she tells us is Lucky Linderhoff and she is thirteen years old and the events she tells us about indeed the unspeakable events that led to her present situation jail as it turns out hap

  • Title: Roger Fishbite: A Novel
  • Author: Emily Prager
  • ISBN: 9780679410539
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Her name, she tells us, is Lucky Linderhoff, and she is thirteen years old and the events she tells us about, indeed the unspeakable events, that led to her present situation jail, as it turns out happened when she was only eleven.But speak about them she does, in her witty, sporadically wise, candid confessions of how she was seduced by her mother s husband, RogeHer name, she tells us, is Lucky Linderhoff, and she is thirteen years old and the events she tells us about, indeed the unspeakable events, that led to her present situation jail, as it turns out happened when she was only eleven.But speak about them she does, in her witty, sporadically wise, candid confessions of how she was seduced by her mother s husband, Roger Fishbite, during a hectic motor tour of motels Lucky and Roger s odyssey jammed with jealous tantrums, recriminations, suspicions, and, yes, seduction is rambunctiously revealed in Lucky s lively little girl voice, a voice that captures the combined personalities of Eloise and Lolita.

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    OK, I think this will be the last retelling of the story of Lolita for me for awhile. I've read the Nabokov original (or actually, his second attempt; see: The Enchanter, which I haven't read), Pia Pera's Lo's Diary, and now this.This one, Roger Fishbite is fairly spare and breezy; certainly more streamlined and refined than the distended, rambling Lo's Diary, but I have to admit a preference for the latter due to its sardonic edge and even possibly due to its shambling messiness.Prager's book r [...]

    I picked this book up off a discount shelf in Australia on a vacation, and ended up reading all about childhood sexual abuse on the beach. This book claims to be a modern retelling of Nabokov's "Lolita" from Lolita's perspective, or in this case, Lucky Lindherf's. There are some great turns of phrases here, some quality writing and satire of consumerist culture, which I enjoyed. But it all smacks a little too much of a creative professor's little 'what if?' project.

    This was a fun read, despite the disturbing content. Prager did an excellent job of parodying the source material while still creating a believable (and mostly likable) protagonist. It actually could have been a bit longer and Roger Fishbite could have been fleshed out a little more, but I found it exceptionally well-written. Thank goodness! I was beginning to despair of ever finding a decent take on Lolita from the child's perspective. I found the social commentary witty yet poignant, and it fe [...]

    DNF at 63%. This is supposed to be a parody of Lolita, and I think it's supposed to be humorous in an absurd way. It has very little in common with Lolita, besides the fact that I didn't find Nabokov's brand of humor to be amusing either. I recommend reading Lo's Diary instead—a true parody, told from Lo's perspective, tender and darkly funny.

    Although this book does have a few awkward moments, it is a brilliant spin off of its inspiration: Lolita. Prager tells Lolita's side of the story with a contemporary twist. The writing is breathtaking, and the story told is long overdue. This is an under-celebrated literary triumph!

    I actually gave this book a 2.5The prose style (and Linda’s voice) is delightful and kept me reading to the last page. The story, however, lacks substance. Fishbite is honestly a bland sexual predator to read about. He has very little charm to him. I just wish he could have been more intriguing. The only part in the story where I found him to be interesting, perhaps even amusing, was when he discovered that Lucky Lady Linda were no longer a virgin – and it made him really, really upset. But [...]

    The cover caught my eye more than once at my favorite local bookstore, so I grabbed a copy during a great sale. It took a bit for me to get into it, as I'm usually prone to devouring a book in one or two sittings, but about midway through, I couldn't put it down. It's not my favorite by any stretch, but it's an entertaining and quick read. The book is funny and tragic at the same time and I am impressed by the writing, even though I find it a bit odd that this is coming from a 13-year old; thoug [...]

    pretty twisted telling of a lolita type story, from the young girl's point of view. read it originally as a candy woman myself and thought it brilliant, read it again as a mom and it was downright painful to see how she views things in any coping mechanism she can grab on to. quick read, great writing. similar to lo's diary but with a more scathing review of pop culture in general.

    I found this to be an eerily deep book. Personally, I loved it and I sorta understood what she was going thru, since the abuse was so clearly talked about,and it felt like I was literally there. I think I'm going to read Lolita now because of this book. ^-^

    It took me quite awhile to get into the book, hence the reason it took me so long to finish reading it. Overall, I thought it was very interesting (but also a little bit awkward) being able to catch a glimpse into the mind of a young girl who is being sexually abused by her step-father.

    It's hard to give a glowing appraisal for a book with this content, but I really liked the girl and I appreciated being in her head rather than his.

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