The Magic Christian

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Grove Press, 1996 - Fiction - 148 pages
3 Reviews
One of the funniest, cruelest, and most savagely revealing books about American life ever written, The Magic Christian has been called Terry Southern's masterpiece. Guy Grand is an eccentric billionaire -- the last of the big spenders -- determined to create disorder in the material world and willing to spare no expense to do it. Leading a life full of practical jokes and madcap schemes, his ultimate goal is to prove his theory that there is nothing so degrading or so distasteful that someone won't do it for money. In Guy Grand's world, everyone has a price, and he is all too willing to pay it. A satire of America's obsession with bigness, toughness, money, TV, guns, and sex, The Magic Christian is a hilarious and wickedly original novel from a true comic genius.
 

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User Review  - BeckyJG - LibraryThing

Guy Grand--"Grand" Guy Grand--is a billionaire, and the dubious protagonist of The Magic Christian, Terry Southern's satire of American culture. Grand Guy is a master of the elaborate, all-out, over ... Read full review

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User Review  - EnriqueFreeque - LibraryThing

I adore this tiny book. Not because it's a great book (it isn't) but because it's impurely and simply a book comprised of pranks. Beautiful, elaborate, socially conscious, inspired pranks. Mostly ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
17
Section 3
29
Section 4
37
Section 5
47
Section 6
59
Section 7
73
Section 8
79
Section 10
93
Section 11
97
Section 12
103
Section 13
111
Section 14
115
Section 15
135
Section 16
143
Copyright

Section 9
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