Naked Came The Sasquatch
THIS BELOVED GENRE-BUSTER and national bestseller received rave reviews from fans and critics, was awarded Book of the Year by the LA Press Club and was required reading at Harvard. It currently enjoys a 5-star rating on Amazon.com.
This is one novel with many monsters, real and metaphorical.
Michael Fenberg is a young, handsome and haunted newspaper editor in a town almost forgotten by time in the Sierra Nevadas. He runs the family ranch and business while caring for his three psychologically complicated brothers, Clifford (7), Angry Joe (13) and John Tuberski (31). They all have really good hair, not quite Wolverine, not quite Elvis, but definitely Pacific Northwest intellectual redneck. Fenberg lost the love of his life and their baby in a blizzard years earlier.
Fenberg sets out to replace his elderly business editor (shot by the Indian, Red Dog Rasmussen). Over the phone, Fenberg hires Elaine Mitikitski, a conservative, beautiful young reporter who has married poorly three times before the age of 26. Husband No. 1 is Louis “Tinky” Tinker, a bed wetter whom Elaine discovers — on their wedding night — wets the bed on purpose. Husband No. 2 is a low-life born-again biker and No. 3 is the womanizing and shallow Norman the Mormon.
Trying to get a fresh start, Mitikitski doesn’t realize she is driving toward her destiny as the reincarnated bride of an ancient monster of Indian legend. She hits the scenic mountain town of Basin Valley the same day as the first in a series of grisly murders occur. A vacationing family is ripped from their elephantine motorhome, brutally murdered, and then eaten. Worse, Elaine bumps into Fenberg’s two youngest juvenile delinquent pipsqueak brothers, Clifford and Angry Joe.
Fenberg has a Laurel and Hardy relationship with his second brother: bonded almost at the hip to the person who comically vexes him by the nanosecond, yet doomed to love and care for him for eternity. Fenberg’s brother is John Tuberski, who legally changed his name years earlier for career purposes, despite the fact he does not have a career. Tuberski is also in the monster business. Fenberg is highly intelligent, facile, and one big bona fide outdoor force of nature. But Tuberski? He resembles Popeye’s nemesis, Pluto, although charming, child-like and lovable, nearly seven-feet tall with a head too small for his body. An easy-going artist, John Tuberski is inarguably the toughest barroom brawler anywhere on Earth and is constantly being cornered by large groups of stuntmen, loggers, concrete workers, busloads of full-contact cage fighter en route to Reno and rodeo cowboys, all of whom end up in the hospital.
Although Tuberski is also the mystic for the local Alliklik nation, he has “responsibility issues.” He secretly runs up thousands of dollars on Michael’s credit cards to fund a one-man safari to capture “the last American legend...” This causes the ranch to go into foreclosure.
The book takes off with a series of searches for a variety of creatures, with a nail-biting, and other parts, ending, which we certainly won't give away.
WHAT THE READERS ARE SAYING...
"The suspense in this book is great, but it isn't just the tense moments that make it so good. Normally when a book gives you a rundown of the character's life it's kind of dull. Boston takes these character development areas and makes them wet your pants funny. It's the first book I've ever read that didn't have a single dull moment."
— Eric Amborn
"This may be the best book I have ever read. It has great characters, fantastic imaging from the descriptions, suspense, murder, humor, and monsters. It has gotten to the point that when I read this book, I actually visualize it as a movie with Bruce Campbell playing the main character Michael Fenberg and Janine Turner as Elaine Mitikitski(oh if it would only happen). It's a truly visualizing book from the reflections of Tuberski's See-Em-Dead Zoo Bar and Grill Massacre to Fenberg's giant truck to the Mogonogonovich Brothers brutish antics; it's a riot and so enjoyable. You'll read this book until it falls apart (then you'll tape it together over and over again)."
— Anonymous Amazon Reader
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"Well, it's 15 years later and it's still just as funny and fresh as the first time I read Sasquatch. I read it at least twice yearly and have my 90 year old mother reading it as well. She asks to borrow the book at least once a year. I met my husband that same year and while discussing our favorite authors ... I excitedly told him he HAD to read this book ... Well, you guessed it, David had already bought it...this was a sign!! Be kind to yourself and get it, read it, recommend it, then read it again and again...it will make you a happier person!!"
— S.M. Randall • Cody, Wyoming
"I loved this book and have passed it on to my husband. The lead character's brother reminded me of George Clooney's character in 'O Brother, Where Art Thou' (so sure of himself and always optimistic and of course, intelligent) so needless to say, he was my favorite character in the book. But I actually liked all of the characters — that's saying a lot for me since I tend to be so critical. Anyway, John Boston, if you happen to read this review, thank you! I laughed out loud many times (the first time John's monster sees a drive-in movie screen while foraging with others was so funny to me, I had to read it to my husband, who also laughed)."
— jg "(o...o)"
"Hands down, the funniest book I've ever read. It's completely impossible to decide if it's the best horror, romance, or comedy novel ever written. If you can find this book, read it immediately and buy at least two copies: you'll want to loan it out, and the borrower won't want to return it."
— N.M. Pershafiey • England
TOP 10 COMMENTS ABOUT NAKED CAME THE SASQUATCH FROM AMAZON.COM...
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1. "This is the best book in the world!"
2. "I have never laughed so much in my life, its a fantastic read that I just could not put down. I still go back to it every couple of months to read it all over again and it has still not lost its appeal!!"
3. "NCTS is definitely one of the top 10 funniest books ever written. I've read it five times, and it keeps getting better and better."
4. "Anybody who reads it will fall in love with Fenberg and his multi-named brother who have to fend off curses, werewolves and vengeful rednecks to save the people they love. The story is off and running from the first page and you won't want to put it down, so don't!"
5. "If you loan it to someone and they don't like it I believe you have justification for ending any relationship you have with that person. I knew I was hooked when I started to end my conversations with my brother with 'P.S. — bedwetter.'"
6. "I've had to buy three replacements because they get worn out (my prize one is I managed to snag a John Boston autographed copy). By all means, have no doubts, GET THIS BOOK! You will not be displeased."
7. "As someone in the print media industry, this is believable stuff. And it shows how ignorant the mainstream publishing houses are today that this book is out of print. I'd almost give my eyeteeth for a hard-cover copy."
8. "I can still bust out laughing just thinking about the general confusion and mass hysteria that having two distinctly different monsters can create. A thoroughly entertaining yarn, and I fervently implore Mr. Boston to gift us with another tale soon. Thanks, again and I look forward to a new tale from this wonderfully funny, yet incredibly twisted author."
9. "Found myself waking-up in the middle of the night to get a few more lines in before dawn. Mr.Boston has a talent for keeping you in suspense but with such witty dialogue. I have not not laughed out loud while reading a book in many moons. Only wish he would bless us with another gem. This one is a keeper!!!"
10. "I've never read another book as lightning-strike sharp and witty! This is the kind of book that makes you wish you could spend a day with the author just shootin' the breeze. In what other book can an entire motorcycle gang "trip" and sustain the amount of damage that they did?! Mr. Boston truly deserves unending kudos!!"
Naked Came The Sasquatch