The Sugar Frosted Nutsack (2012) Fifteen years after his last novel, cult author Mark Leyner returns with another blast of amped-up postmodern razzle-dazzle. The Sugar Frosted Nutsack is about Ike… 2012-03-26 Fiction Little Brown & Company
Book Review

The Sugar Frosted Nutsack (2012)

THE BUTCHER'S BATTLE Leyner's brilliantly layered protagonist manages to amuse and confuse throughout the novel
THE BUTCHER'S BATTLE Leyner's brilliantly layered protagonist manages to amuse and confuse throughout the novel
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Mar 26, 2012; Writer: Mark Leyner; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Little Brown & Company

Fifteen years after his last novel, cult author Mark Leyner returns with another blast of amped-up postmodern razzle-dazzle. The Sugar Frosted Nutsack is about Ike Karton, an out-of-work butcher who's manipulated by a host of all-powerful gods. Or maybe it's about Ike imagining the gods, working through endless thought streams in some kind of deranged hall-of-mirrors inner monologue. Or it could be about one of the gods' epic battle with the book itself, or...well, it's complicated. TSFN is somehow both hilarious and extremely tedious — exhausting, puerile, and just brilliant enough to keep you from throwing it across the room. B+

Originally posted Mar 21, 2012 Published in issue #1200 Mar 30, 2012 Order article reprints