TORO! TORO! TORO! by William Hjortsberg


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After Alp -- another challenge in which mad coincidence and divine, if somewhat capricious, retribution centers around Spain's numero uno bullfighter -- Paco Machismo, naturalmento; and amongst mucho otro, the precocious seventeen-year-old girl who abandons him for a lusty bull with electrodes in his head (the better to control his body with, my dear), a lady matador with ""La Fabalita"" spelled across her midriff, and a grief-crazed mother of a dead bullfighter who feeds the female worshippers at his shrine to the crocodiles and pythons in her ""Suddenly Last Summer"" garden. Not to mention various con men, impresarios, thieves, and an inventor of a mechanical bull so courageously lifelike that only it can destroy the rhinoceros Paco foolishly agreed to encounter in the Plaza de Toros finale. Once again ranging from the genially slick to the bizarre and dependent on all those outrageous special effects.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1974
Publisher: Simon & Schuster