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The Terrible Twos is a wickedly funny, sharp-edged fictional assault on all those sulky, spoiled naysayers needing instant gratification - Americans. Ishmael Reed's sixth novel depicts a zany, bizarre, and all-too-believable future where mankind's fate depends upon a jolly old gent named St. Nicholas and a Risto-rasta dwarf named Black Peter, who together wreak mischievous havoc on Wall Street and in the Oval Office. This offbeat, on-target social critique makes marvelous fun of everything that is American, from commercialism to Congress, Santa Claus to religious cults.

©1982 Ishmael Reed (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"In its (many) finer moments, this is matchless comic invective. Ishmael Reed is a one-of-a-kind writer." (Bruce Allen, Saturday Review)
"Reed has been revising the authorized edition of American history in all his novels, to give the ghosts a chance to talk, and in The Terrible Twos he achieves a kind of jive transcendence...." (John Leonard, New York Times)

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Another Crazy Reed Story

Reed is intelligent and inventive, but often overly creative and at times lacking a strong plot the reader can understand and follow.