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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Be Careful What You Do With Him!
"The Baby Jesus Butt-Plug." You might think the title says it all, but only because you haven't read this fascinating novella by Carlton Mellick, the Avant-Punk Master. This book has it all: social satire, zombies, butt plugs not only in the form of Baby Jesus, but John Lennon and other famous people as well. Children run the world. People can make copies of...
Published on 12 Feb 2006 by Charles Glover

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2.0 out of 5 stars crap of highest order
Book shelf stuffer, as long as you keep it far from the reaches of any child. Nonsense of the highest order.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Be Careful What You Do With Him!, 12 Feb 2006
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"The Baby Jesus Butt-Plug." You might think the title says it all, but only because you haven't read this fascinating novella by Carlton Mellick, the Avant-Punk Master. This book has it all: social satire, zombies, butt plugs not only in the form of Baby Jesus, but John Lennon and other famous people as well. Children run the world. People can make copies of themselves and be several places at once, which would have made Philip K. Dick proud.
A couple purchases the "title character" from a woman who warns them not to use him as such. They, needless to say, ignore her advise. Chaos ensues. Confusion prevails. You have to read it to believe it. This is the first Mellick book I picked up, but I've read them all since then. It is a good place to start, and it isn't nearly as offensive as the title suggests. Or maybe it is. You decide.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As good as the title is strange, 23 Aug 2005
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R. Duffy "literature junkie" (Columbus, OH) - See all my reviews
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This relatively short and oh so sweet story by Carlton Mellick is much more than just shock-rock in literary form, as many people may be led to believe from the title. It is set up almost as a children's story, with large print and lots of interesting illustrations. It's a story about the future of society and the structure and interaction of family, full of heaping helpings of taboo smashing sex, violence, and humor. Between litters of John Lennon clones, zombies, and childish CEO's that happen to be hundreds of years old, there's something for everyone. It's an easy read, but in the very best way. The fairly simple illustrations complement the story nicely, and you'll find that after you've finished the story the first time you'll have an urge to begin it again almost immediately. So pick this up, it's more than worth the price, and I promise you will be very pleased.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique idea, well executed, 13 Sep 2005
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Lionel Bigsby "true book-lover" (Chicago, Illinois) - See all my reviews
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This story by Carlton Mellick is a quick read, but that isn't a bad thing. It's in the format of a book for young readers, with very large print and lots of pictures. The story is incredibly strange, but simple enough so that you don't get confused. Some may find it offensive (if you couldn't tell from the title) but Mellick never writes simply to offend or shock. He always writes with a sense of humor, and a complete lack of judgement. His stories just always lean towards the bizarre, and the bizarre often involves many tabboo breaking ideas. This being said, however, this story definitely deserves attention. If you can't make yourself spend the money on such a short book, I recommend you read some of the author's other works, such as "Satan Burger" or "Fishy-Fleshed", and then come back to this one. You will definitely find it worthwhile then.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like Jesus? You'll love this!, 7 Dec 2011
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Set in a near-future, dystopian world where the son of god is bred like your average domestic animal and is often used for sexual stimulation, Carlton Mellick III sets about shattering taboos whilst giving amusing social critique on the absurdity of large, office-based corporations.

The story revolves around a married couple who purchase a baby jesus clone as a sex toy and the ensuing chaos the baby jesus causes in their lives, eventually completely turning their world upside down in a shower of gore. Included on every few pages are some nightmarish illustrations by the author, giving the book the feel of an unstable dream-world, at the same time prompting subtle memories of books the reader may remember from childhood. Pair this with the unashamedly sexual content peppered throughout and this makes for one uncomfortable reading experience. This is a good thing.

Aside from sex, the other most obvious theme explored in this book is relationships; I personally found this story to be surprisingly touching. The author also does a great job of exploring clichéd gender roles in modern society, without being in-your-face about it; the male protagonist being portrayed with typically female characteristics, another archetypical theme of Mellick's earlier works.

Above all this story was a lot of fun to read which is, of course, the main purpose of Bizarro. A short, yet rewarding read, it is one of Mellick's most iconic books.
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2.0 out of 5 stars crap of highest order, 26 Feb 2014
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Book shelf stuffer, as long as you keep it far from the reaches of any child. Nonsense of the highest order.
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5.0 out of 5 stars must read!, 17 Jan 2014
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Eye wateringly good!!! Great page turner .... Funny and decent read .... Brought this as a presents for my girlfriend and she loved it .... The title alone is worth the price!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Baby Jesus Butt Plug, 25 Jan 2012
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This was a morbidly captivating book, I found myself repulsed and compelled simultaneously. I read it all in one sitting whilst silently hating myself for enjoying it.

Carlton Mellick is a talented writer, but I'd say his books would only be for those of an acquired taste. I found that I read it in one sitting and it left me wanting to read more of his books.

It's worth buying just for the turning heads of horror and distress as they see this sitting proudly on display in your book case.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great title, 3 Sep 2011
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dr_sasp (England, UK) - See all my reviews
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It is not big. And it is not clever. This short book is neither funny nor erotic. The only thing in its favour is its length. The best thing about it is the title. Read no further.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of time and money, 16 Oct 2011
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Whilst I wasn't expecting a work of literary genius, I was at least expecting something amusing. Absolute garbage. This book gives no value for money, with just 92 pages of child-sized font. It takes approximately 30 minutes to read, and they were the most disappointing 30 minutes of my life.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sensational!, 13 July 2011
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Despite the title, this novella doesn't deal with religious themes all that much. Although there are zombies.

In a world where people are born adults and bread to work for faceless corporations, a couple finds solace in buying a live, baby Jesus marital aid. But it turns against them, in more ways than one, when strange growths begin to form.

This surreal tale takes a satirical look at the endless slavish cycle of work and just enough money to continue work. Bubbling with weirdness, it is a good introduction to the master of weird, Carlton Mellick III (yes, he has progenitors) if ever one were needed.

Just like any good religious text, you have to read it to understand. BJBP will open your eyes and hearts, to bizarro.
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