Picaresque Prose

Enjoy the adventures of the over-the-top heroes and rogues in the novels below. Don Quixote, the original “picaresque” hero, might roll over in his grave.

Lunatics. Lunatics by Barry FIC BAR
A seemingly bad call by a referee at a soccer game pits two dads against each other in a collision course.




A Dog's Purpose. A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron FIC CAM
Bailey the dog gets to live more than one life, and spends them all looking for the meaning of his existence.




Busy Monsters. Busy Monsters by William Giraldi FIC GIR
Charlie believes he has found the love of his life, but when she leaves him to pursue her passion, he sets off on his own adventure.




Star Island. Star Island by Carl Hiaasen FIC HIA
A pop singer's body double is kidnapped by a paparazzo; the trick is to rescue her without anyone discovering who she really is.




I Still Dream About You. I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg FIC FLA
Things are not looking good for Maggie, but when she attempts to fix things, plans change.




Sacre Bleu. Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore FIC MOO
An aspiring artist receives a special tube of blue paint and must discover what it means and the identity of the “color man.”




Hissy Fit. Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews FIC AND
Interior decorator Keeley Murdock discovers her fiancée in a compromising position and calls off the wedding.




Skipping Christmas. Skipping Christmas by John Grisham FIC GRI
Luther and Nora Krank decide to just skip Christmas, but everyone seems determined to make them celebrate anyway. 

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