Arrator We all know someone like Odell The plot moves along
and Odell s descriptions of and reactions to the events in his life are hilarious and heartbreaking The underlying theme post 911 hysteria and its implications is so incendiary and this novel satirizes the situation so perfectly Odell s story as told by Odell himself is so drenched in his own naivete and kindheartedness that it makes the biting satire seem palatable if you have a problem with biting satire which I don tThe only problem I have is that Odell is meant to be a big dumb hick according to The Author However He Speaks In Metaphors A Bit Too author However he speaks in metaphors a bit too for someone of his supposed mental acumen And honestly the author s pseudonym and self created mystery surrounding hisher true identity is irritating and boring I didn t know what to expect when I picked up Callisto but this turned out to be the best book I ve read this yearO dell Deefus is not exactly what one would call a genius but he is patriotic and determined to help protect his country from Muslim extremists So with his favorite book in hand he decides to travel to Callisto Kansas to sign up at the recruitment office there O dell s problems start however when his car breaks down and he s forced to stay at the house of Dean Lowry Before he knows it he s embroiled in a murder suspected terrorism plot and is being followed by the FBI not to mention many other unscrupulous charactersOn the surface Callisto is ust a comedy that picks fun at the stereotype of the American innocent but Odell is a surprisingly engaging and sympathetic character Despite laugh I m of two minds about satires of America written by non American authors On the one hand it would seem presumptuous for a foreigner to understand American life enough to mock it but on the other hand it s satire so who cares America is as good a target as any Torsten Krol a mysterious writer even his publisher apparently knows next to nothing About Him Has Created A Uniue Protagonist In Odell Deefus him has created a uniue protagonist in Odell Deefus is on his way to enlist in the Army when he walks into some very unlucky circumstances which are exacerbated by Odell s unbelievable idiocy The satire is such that not a single character in the book is totally likable but that turns out to be what makes everything work I m on a hot streak with good books and Callisto keeps up my good stretch I read Krol s The Dolphin People in March and enjoyed. Ragitto verso il centro di arruolamento diventa un viaggio allucinante un intrico di omicidi misteri traffici di droga cospirazioni e terrorismo Callisto è una grande invenzione letteraria un thriller apocalittico e divertente che vi terrà davvero con il fiato sospe.
seamlessly and Odell s descriptions of and reactions to the events
Summary Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Torsten KrolStrange book or was it a strange character the two correspond because the first person narrative two correspond because the first person narrative one you don t feel you can trust spending a lot of time trying to read between the lines I enjoyed the way the ending tied everything together reasonably simply considering the sometimes outlandish plot line Style reminding that of Holsten CaulfieldBook is sheer fun Can t remember when I last enjoyed a read this much A seeming simpleton is driving through Kansas to enlist when his car breaks down In seeking help thus begins a cascade of events that are by turns hilarious sly and leave you teetering on ust how much smarts the protagonist has Armed with a working knowledge of how to cover up your trail through watching CSI This Is Still A Man Who Has is still a man who has ever read one book The Yearling sixteen times It s a delightful study in plotting as the author fiendishly manipulates the clues that by turns will betray the crimes committed and then deftly cover them up from discovery And there s a great study in how the main character allows his thinking process to be swayed by the love of a not so good woman A delightful criminal romp which gets a bit serious in the last uarter and changes tone accordingly where it also becomes rooted in a serious contemporary issue But by that point I was utterly carried along and charmed What a great hilarious dark thought provoking novel Sure the characters are pretty much all total stereotypes but they are remarkably well written and developed stereotypes The main character Odell Deefus as noted on the back cover is the best depiction of a great American innocent since Forrest Gump For some reason I guess it s because of his manner of speech I kept picturing him as the Kenneth character from TV s 30 Rock even though he is described as very tall and broad sholdered He is ust that innocent and literalWhat this is is really a cautionary tale about the dangers of ethnocentric fanatical reactionaries and the nightmare they could turn our county into or perhaps have turned our country into Odell has the misfortune to have car trouble in the middle of
KANSAS RIGHT AT THE END OFright at the end of gravel driveway which he follows to an isolated house where he seeks help He has no idea how his troubles will increase from that moment on Once he meets the resident of the house Dean Lowry his life uickly descends down a path paved with mistaken identity drug running murder and man. Callisto è l'America periferica delle roulotte e delle case prefabbricate degli uomini senza storia e delle voci dei tg della Fox Gli americani di Callisto non riconoscono l'Europa sulla carta geografica e credono che Osama bin Laden in realtà si chiami Sammy bin La. ,
Slaughter terrorism and general confusion He finds himself becoming the personal acuaintance of agents from both the FBI and Homeland SecurityAlternately hilarious and horrifying this story is in the genre of one of my favorite types of movie this story is in the genre of one of my favorite types of movie I call the downward spiral films Think Fargo or Things to Do in Denver When You re Dead OK not UITE as dark as either of these but once things start spiraling hang on Many surprises and twists and rather a scathing send up of the general post 911 paranoia that gripped the US during the previous administration s reign I liked this a lot and would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys satire Darn it UmmmmSo why is this not famous here in the US Every American should read this dark US Satire I know I did and I loved itI didn t know what to expect but I loved it and if you read my reviews I don t love books very often I loved the idiotic Forest Gump innocent protagonist Very great portrayal and very believableHe was ignorant and endearing and very charming in a saddening sort of way This book I was wondering why isn t it famous
In The US Thatthe US That me crazy I found it at a library and I laughed out loud at the very first sentence Very funny hook That s why I checked it out Odell Deefus won my heart over He ll win yours over as well The novel is written with a strong first person narration very stylized but readable I found it hilarious but very dark Some parts of it had me holding my breath this author got every part of the US down from the racism to the politics of some very ignorant peopleIt was an amazing novel It grabbed me from start to finish Torsten Krol did an amazing ob Odell was loveable and uirky from his infatuation with Condelezza Rice to his adoration obsession for that awful novel Let me tell you this much if you are a Republican or Democrat here in the US you may not find this book interesting you may hate it but b there s a message but you can t deny it But suck it up That s the beauty of it The War on Terror paranoia sweeping the political heads Wonderful uirky book A little dark in
SOME PARTS BUT VERY TRUE ITparts but very true It happening right now and it isn t fiction Pick this book up you ll be glad you did I m on the fence with this book Personally I didn t like it The main character was irritating and made the most simple and stupid mistakes that ended up escalating into cha I loved this book Odell is such a lovable relatable DenOdell Deefus è il ventunenne protagonista di Callisto un eroe bifolco che parla un inglese elementare stupido perché nessuno gli ha chiesto di non esserlo Folgorato dall'immagine televisiva di Condoleezza Rice decide di unirsi all'esercito americano ma il breve ,