|Plot Summary of Boils: Tales of Tainted Mothers Milk|
|"Billy Boyles is every man's toilet. His life is one of perpetual humilia-tion and loneliness. Thanks to an enemy bazooka in Viet Nam, Billy came home a eunuch. Now he is covered with gigantic boils. Hence, an untouchable subjected to every human abuse. But then something very strange happens. His boils begin singing to him. They promise to make his life better. He meets Rosy who also has boils, and she tells him to sing back to them and he will be pleasantly surprised. He does and he is! All thirteen of his boils hatch out into little Billy clones. These pint-size Barbie Dolls (actually Ken dolls) are more than anatomically correct, and determined to set the world right for Billy. Revenge? Payback? Compensation? All tiny little understatements that can't begin to de-scribe the savage, gory, and completely wacky carnage they set out to wreak for Billy.
Frank Robinette, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Boils: Tales of Tainted Mothers Milk|
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Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
- fighting a personal illness/handicap
- search for identity/new understanding
- coping with mental/magical powers
Kind of alteration:
- Scientifically turned into another lifeform
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- one human from different culture of other humans
If magical mental powers:
- super strength
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- actual description of sex
- descript. of private male anat.
- descript. of non-breast female anat.
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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