Yellow Back Radio Broke-down
Folks. This here is the story of the Loop Garoo Kid. A cowboy so bad he made a working posse of spells phone in sick. A bullwhacker so unfeeling he left the print of winged mice on hides of crawling women. A desperado so onery he made the Pope cry and the most powerful of cattlemen shed his head to the Executioner s swine. And so begins the HooDoo Western by Ishmael Reed, author of Mumbo Jumbo and one of America s most innovative and celebrated writers. Reed demolishes white American history and folklore as well as Christian myth in this masterful satire of contemporary American life. In addition to the black, satanic Loop Garoo Kid, Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down features Drag Gibson (a rich, slovenly cattleman), Mustache Sal (his nymphomaniac mail-order bride), Thomas Jefferson and many others in a hilarious parody of the old Western."
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Yellow Back Radio Broke-DownUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In this duo from 1974 and 1969, respectively, Reed takes on two great American genresDthe private detective story and the Western. A satiric look at 1960s politics, Louisiana Red follows private eye ... Read full review
Review: Yellow Back Radio Broke-DownUser Review - Leonard - Goodreads
The second Ishmael Reed book I ever read, and probably the best. His writing here is pure jazz conjuration, magical language lifting his usual deadly satire to a whole different level. Highly recommended. Read full review