Marvellous Hairy - a novel in five fractals -
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So hair is sprouting in unspeakable places and you can no longer carry a tune, but if you’re a surrealistic artiste with an addiction to Freudian mythology and guilt-free sex, turning into a monkey has its upsides. Nick Motbot may be evolving as a novelist, but his friends aren’t too sure about his DNA — at least, not since Gargantuan Enterprises started experimenting with it. And once they figure out what’s happening to him, they decide to set things right. MARVELLOUS HAIRY is a satirical novel about a group of friends sticking it to the man the only way they know how, with equal parts grain alcohol and applied Chaos Theory. Part literary fun-ride, part fabulist satire, and part slapstick comedy, MARVELLOUS HAIRY is about the power of friendship and love, the evils of power, and the dangers of letting corrupt CEOs run our world. And most importantly, it’s about how we have to release our fun-loving inner monkeys.
||CleanMarvellousHairy 15||Episode Fifteen — Part V (Chapters three to seven) -- Final Episode!After they move Shute, Helena and Max have an ethical discussion about kidnapping, medical malpractice, and branding. The media conference is more like a circus, as the media...||10/29/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarvellousHairy 14||Episode Fourteen — Part V (Chapters one and two):Spider and Seedy finally come to the Kunfu-riffic conclusion to their kidnapping caper, learning all about Japanese sword-making, physics and why acrylic ski masks suck. In chapter two, the...||10/29/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarvellousHairy 13||Episode Thirteen — Part IV (Chapters eight to twelve): Hippolyta comes up with a way for her kidnappers to get her father’s codes, while giving her some hope of surviving the whole caper. Rob, Ariadne, Helena, Erma and Max cook up a plan to get...||10/27/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarvellousHairy 12||Episode Twelve — Part IV (Chapters five to seven): Rob explains how he escapes Gargantuan Enterprises with the incriminating data, and meets up with Ariadne. They have the talk. Meanwhile, Erma decides to rescue the now-apish Nick from the...||10/20/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarvellousHairy 11||Episode Eleven — Part Four (Chapters three and four): Helena and Rob plot the down-throw of the King of the Gag, deciding to move on both the Oberon project, and on whatever Gargantuan was doing to Nick. They realize too late that Nick is already...||10/13/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarvellousHairy 10||Part Four (Chapters one and two): Determined to save Ariadne and Nick, Rob goes to Gargantuan the next day, but he is unable to get past the (potty-mouthed) guard at the elevator. Meanwhile, Shute springs a hell of a question on Helena, but allows her..||10/6/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarvellousHairy 09||Win a copy of Marvellous Hairy, or a role in my next novel. Contest runs until Oct. 16th, 2009: details here.Episode Nine — Part Three (Chapters four to eight): This slightly shorter episode is all about being shaken down, stood up, and...||9/30/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarvellousHairy 08||Episode Eight — Part Three (Chapter four): In this episode we gather for a nice evening out, with Rob, Nick and Max. The good news is that Rob happens to run into Ariadne at the pub. The bad news is that Max drops acid, gets “the Sauce” and has...||9/22/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarvellousHairy 07||Episode Seven — Part Three (chapters one to three): This episode is all about intimate conversations: a megalomaniac talks with his ghost, and we learn what’s going to happen to Nick. The monkey-man discovers the lure of the banana, and so does...||9/22/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarvellousHairy 06||In Episode Six (Part II – The Human Ideal – chapters six to nine), we witness two separate cab rides — one in which Rob is lectured by the cabbie on the importance of love, and another in which we can see love beginning between Nick and Erma....||9/10/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarvellousHairy 05||Part Two - The Human IdealIn Episode Five (chapters four and five), Rob and Nick meet Seedy and Spider for an “exchange”, and then go to the Hated University to meet their friend Erma. The three old friends go to dinner at a place by the harbour...||8/28/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarvellousHairy 04||Part Two - The Human IdealIn Episode Four (chapters one, two and three), Rob meets the “threateningly slender” Ariadne, friend of Hippolyta Shute, unhappy worker at the Consume-It! drugstore, and a beautiful person. Then we see Spider and Seedy as..||8/28/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarvellousHairy 03||Part One -- The Cult of the ClawIn Episode Three (chapters six, seven and eight), we are introduced to the bit players in the novel — Seedy, Spider, Blossom and Hippolyta, Ted Shute’s giant-booted emo daughter. The narrator, Rob explains what The...||8/28/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarvellousHairy 02||Part One -- The Cult of the ClawIn Episode Two (chapters 3, 4 & 5), we encounter security guards, more agents of the supernatural, and Nick gets up close and personal with the scientists of Gargantuan Enterprises. Here’s an excerpt from this...||8/28/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarvellousHairy 01||"… methinks I am marvellous hairy about the face; and I am such a tender ass, if my hair do but tickle me, I must scratch."–A Midsummer Night's Dream, William ShakespearePart One: The Cult of the ClawIn chapter one, we learn about the Cult...||8/28/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
A lot of fun
Mark works his dry Canadian sense of humor into this quirky tale. It has been about a year since I listened to it and I still think about THE CLAW sometimes.