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Herbert Horatio "Poppy" Blackwell was once a daring aviator, illustrious movie producer, and brilliant businessman. A Howard Hughes-like mogul, Poppy has become a recluse with paralyzing fears of infection. Cloistered in the penthouse high above his desert gambling empire, Poppy's maids and footmen and lawyers and physicians cater to his eccentric, paranoid demands. HermanHerbert Horatio "Poppy" Blackwell was once a daring aviator, illustrious movie producer, and brilliant businessman. A Howard Hughes-like mogul, Poppy has become a recluse with paralyzing fears of infection. Cloistered in the penthouse high above his desert gambling empire, Poppy's maids and footmen and lawyers and physicians cater to his eccentric, paranoid demands. Herman Q. Louse is Poppy's valet, whose primary duty is administering Poppy's "medication," near-lethal injections of heroin. Louse is just one of the indentured servants who work off their debt accrued at Poppy's casino. To ensure absolute cooperation and loyalty, their long-term memory has been erased and every action is watched by video cameras. But as Louse goes about his carefully monitored business, he becomes aware of a growing conspiracy against Poppy, forcing him to act as Poppy's unlikely protector-that is, until accusations begin to circulate about Louse. Dark, disturbing, yet acerbically funny, Louse is an unforgettable tale by a terrifically imaginative new writer....

Title : Louse: A Novel
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ISBN : 9780156009003
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Louse: A Novel Reviews

  • Lisa
    2018-11-19 17:29

    This is a sci fi type book. It is weird but entertaining. I can almost imagine it. The extremely controlled environment and the desires of Poppy to make sure all is as germ free as possible. Those interred into this enclosed world must adhere to strictly enforced rules and procedures or face the consequences. If you like a good sci fi-- Read Louse.

  • Ryandake
    2018-12-05 18:32

    couldn't finish it. tried very hard. but i don't like any of the characters, the protag's point of view is too limited to allow me to see the world, and a majority of the time i can't figure out what's going on.read about half of it, gave up.

  • Greg D'Avis
    2018-12-12 11:26

    Strange and pretty. Very affecting -- it drew me in deeply without me really realizing it.

  • Gospodyina
    2018-11-24 11:43

    Read it ages ago, and recall liking it. For unknown reasons I have a signed copy which, based on the rest of the box I found it in, I surely bought in Canada.

  • Miro Nguyen
    2018-11-20 11:32

    Similar to the plot of an action movie: The beginning of island and the like.