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The carefully considered rape of the world: A novel about the unspeakable Hardcover – 1 Jan 1966

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  • Hardcover: 245 pages
  • Publisher: Macdonald & Co; 1st Ed. (U.K.) edition (1966)
  • ASIN: B0000CN21R
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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I bought as fond of Dudley story he wrote. This one is a great read with strong flavour of its time - he captures the people's attitudes and actions so well.
Hard to put down because the story lets you know something then find you may not know all and need to keep going to see if the plot heads where you think it will.
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Great book and what is difficult to understand why it is not available to the public at present.
I don't get the rules around publishing but if they are anything like the Olympics being sponsered by McDonalds and Coca cola ( would you feed thses substances to your children? - I would'nt but thousands do) Why is this great book not freely available????
Other classics are. It was published by penguin
The brilliance of the type of smart apes is novel ( in a novel). Bit like the " Janitor of Mars" short story by Martin Amis.
A whole generation is missing out on this.
The intelligence of the created new and extraterestrial life forms is superb. they have much more intelligence than we do and are biologically much stronger.
Borrow a copy or actually you will have to buy it second hand from Amazon- even the libraries don't have it. The author was a great guy too Look up what else he wrote and you will be impressed!
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What you really need to get hold of is a copy of The Big Ball of Wax. A brilliant satire on consumerism.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!" 17 July 2012
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Ok, so to be totally honest, the title of this book was originally what compelled me to check it out. How can you not take a second look with a name like "The Carefully Considered Rape of the World: A Novel About the Unspeakable", if only to just find out what it is about! So I read the novel's synopsis, and surprise (!), it is not even remotely what I expected; it was so weird and imaginative sounding. After that I knew, I MUST read this book. And guess what? It was AWESOME! So far this has been my favorite read of the year. It's a funny, irreverent science-fiction in a similar vein to "The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy". It starts with women across the world- whether widows, virgins, lesbians, nuns, single or married all becoming pregnant after a visit from a door to door perfume tester. He spritzes, they black out for a couple minutes, next thing they know they are pregnant. But this isn't a pyscho rapist on the loose; it is actually a species of genius ape aliens. They want to invade the earth without a big uprising, so the best way to do it they decide it to implant women with their babies through a gas like substance and then promote their landing with a huge international public relations campaign. Comedic sci-fi hilarity ensues, along with some seriously thought provoking ideas. Long story short, don't let the title scare you, this book is absolutely fantastic!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Humor Doesn't Come Any Blacker than This 19 Jan. 2005
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It's a simple idea - two salesmen going door-to-door, offering housewives a demo of their product. They don't mention that the demo includes unconsciousness and a side-effect that will take nine months to be fully revealed. Shepherd Mead is the author of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," and that same twisted slick sense of humor is in play here. If you like truly black humor, look for a copy of this out-of-print book.

Before you conclude that these two fellows are impossibly horny, you have to realize that their employer is an alien race bent on conquering humans by, well... the title really says it all.
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