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Frisco Pigeon Mambo By C.D. Payne Frisco Pigeon Mambo Jonathan Livingston Seagull as imagined by the Marx brothers That s one take on Frisco Pigeon Mambo an uproarious new comic novel by C D Payne author of the cult classic Youth in Revolt The Journals

  • Title: Frisco Pigeon Mambo
  • Author: C.D. Payne
  • ISBN: 9781882647248
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Paperback
  • Frisco Pigeon Mambo By C.D. Payne Jonathan Livingston Seagull as imagined by the Marx brothers That s one take on Frisco Pigeon Mambo, an uproarious new comic novel by C.D Payne, author of the cult classic Youth in Revolt The Journals of Nick Twisp.When a flock of alcohol and tobacco addicted lab pigeons are liberated in San Francisco, our feathered heroes turn the whole city topsy turvy They dance Jonathan Livingston Seagull as imagined by the Marx brothers That s one take on Frisco Pigeon Mambo, an uproarious new comic novel by C.D Payne, author of the cult classic Youth in Revolt The Journals of Nick Twisp.When a flock of alcohol and tobacco addicted lab pigeons are liberated in San Francisco, our feathered heroes turn the whole city topsy turvy They dance into bars, stick up liquor stores, spy on socialites, swipe a van full of cats, and even dodge a murder rap.Meet the leader who s convinced he s human because it would be too absurd to name a pigeon Robin Will Robin and his pals find their way back to Berkeley Will they survive the next 15 minutes without a cigarette Along the way, these swashbuckling outlaws team up with Freud quoting parakeet on the lam from a mental health clinic, a pigeon devouring falcon with a sudden interest in religion, a halibut wielding sea gull with a knack for shoplifting, and Soon they have a price on their heads, cops on their trail, beer on their breath, and amour on their minds.Not since Hitchcock unleashed The Birds has California witnessed such mischief from the skies But prepare for a surprise or two as the notorious Killer Pigeons undergo a dramatic transformation.Described by the author as America s great pigeon novel , Frisco Pigeon Mambo is now in development as a Twentieth Century Fox animated film, to be produced by the Farrelly brothers Something About Mar
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    About "C.D. Payne"

    1. C.D. Payne

      Author and showman C.D Payne was born in Akron, Ohio in 1949 making him a contemporary of Richard Gere and Meryl Streep He spent his early years in West Virginia and southern Ohio, moving back to Akron while still a mere tot.He went to public schools in Akron, and then graduated from Harvard College, where he majored in history and participated in the annual spring riot In 1971 he moved to California During the next 25 years, he held over 50 jobs including newspaper editor, book publisher s assistant, proofreader, trailer park handyman, and catalog writer.Since 2004 he has been the proprietor of the Eyelusion Museum, a mobile discovery museum in a restored and polished 1964 Airstream trailer His latest mobile sideshow is a 1950s miniature town shown below called Zippy Town It can been seen at the Santa Rosa Handcar Regatta and other events.He is married and lives in Sonoma County.

    283 thoughts on “Frisco Pigeon Mambo”

    1. This book caught me off guard it was loaned to me by Jenn as one of her favorite books authors I tend not to read the backs of books or movies that i will be consuming immediately reading the summary or teaser will give away too much information i find myself remembering bits and pieces of the blurb and wondering when they are going to happen It isnt as bad as when a DVD menu shows all the good parts in the background, but it is enough that it makes aspects of reading a bit uncomfortable, and of [...]


    2. Loved this book So fun Narrated by the pigeons who were once locked in cages and used as lab test subjects Suddenly find themselves free as they have been liberated by a group of activists These do gooders have released a group of pigeons that are addicted to cigarettes alcohol Now they are running a muck on the streets of San Francisco trying to get a fix Meeting some very colorful characters along the way which lead to even shenanigans Fun read



    3. I read a couple of books by the same author, C.D Payne, that were just fun They were the kind of books you can relax and read while sipping an umbrella drink while lying in a hammock One was Frisco Pigeon Mambo Just all around fun It tells the story of a group of lab pigeons who, through a series of events, get out from the lab and into the real world While in the lab, they were given cigarettes, liquor and other lovely vices, included being treated and talked to like they were human So these bi [...]


    4. I ve read several of CD Payne s playful and light hearted novels The best have an off center humor that rivals the best Christopher Moore of Tim Dorsey In this book, our heroes are pigeons living the life of Riley in an experimental lab in Berkeley, fed a constant diet of cigarettes and sherry, only to be freed by an animal liberation front and cast onto the mean streets of San Francisco without their favorite drug and drink How they become Killer Pigeons and whether they are redeemed, I will no [...]


    5. A clever satire by the amazingly hilarious C.D Payne I loved the concept but I think the idea would have worked better as a short story It s not at all a long book only 185 pages but the humor of the satire drags a bit in the middle section Still, Payne is a master of word play Frisco Pigeon Mambo is not as engaging as the journals of Nick Twisp, but it is very clever and manages to provide comedic commentary on issues such as animal rights, politics, gender identity, disability, religion, and f [...]


    6. So, these lab pigeons, who have no clue they are anything but human, are given all the cigarettes and booze they want in a study Then animal rights activists raid the laboratory and set them free ruining the sweet gig they had going for them They re suddenly turned loose on the streets of San Francisco, still thinking their human and attempting to score booze and cigarettes and trying to find their way back to the paradise they were robbed of, the lab.Sound stupid It s not It s allegorical and q [...]


    7. And I quote One morning, pecking through a tray of moldy Mexican birdseed, I told a suicidal client to get a grip or get a gun That afternoon, I flew out the door during a family crisis melee Yup Get ready for fantastically dry humor that ll bring your perilously close to wetting your pants


    8. The perfect travel reading for a trip to San Francisco It is a first pigeon novel by a pigeon who, with his friends, has been freed from a Berkeley lab and dumped in the wilds of San Francisco Its principal weakness is, like so much popular fiction and film, the second half s action orientation A 3.5.


    9. I picked it up at the library as a blind date with a book I had no idea what it would be about I couldn t put it down Or should I say I kept dropping it because I laughed soooo much Hilarious book


    10. this is a wacky book and possibly supports my idea that we should create city pigeon teams and fight them i mean, few people that live in a city like pigeons and i think there are than enough of them that we could loose some with no tears.


    11. I wanted to like this book It had a great concept and I was optimistic after reading the beginning, but the bulk of the book was slow Even at 185 pages, it feels like it needed to be a short story instead.


    12. Back when my kids were tiny, my strategy at the library was to take about thirty seconds to zip down an aisle and grab the first book that looked interesting This was the result of one of those trips, it was bizarre and amusing.


    13. Birds addicted to booze and cigarettes are set free from the research lab by animal activists and thenwell, among other things, they need to get the goods to feed their lab induced addictions Gay bids, teen birds, older, wiser birds, scammer birds Yup Works like a charm.


    14. It had its moments, and started off strong, but I think the idea lost its novelty about halfway through The ending seemed long in coming, but not disappointing A solid 3 stars.


    15. The description of the book made it sound a lot fun and clever than it was I enjoyed the book but it was underwhelming and didn t live up to the expectations I had for it.








    16. One of the few books that I ve read twice I do not think you will like this book one bit if you don t live in San Francisco.









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