Anonymous Rex

Anonymous Rex

A Detective Story

Book - 2000
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A down-on-his-luck L.A. private investigator--who also happens to be a dinosaur--explains how the dinosaurs faked their extinction millions of years ago and roam the earth in disguise, while he struggles to uncover the mystery of his partner's death and overcome his dangerous basil addiction.
Publisher: New York : Villard Books, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375503269
Characteristics: 276 p. ; 25 cm


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Library_Dragon Dec 12, 2011

What sounds like a very, very silly concept---dinosaurs alive and well and living amongst humans while wearing latex body suits---is actually fairly well done thanks to Garcia's entertaining writing, which is reminicent of A. Lee Martinez's satiric fantasy novels. Garcia's send-up of hardboiled crime fiction mixes with dinosaurs in a surreal, entertaining and oddly believable way. There are two other books in the series as well.

Nov 09, 2010

Dinosaurs are not extinct. Really, they?re not. They?ve simply learned to evolve and coexist. They live among us in secret, wearing latex human disguises, carefully governed by watchful Councils, and recognizing each other by their distinct dino-scents. The hero of Anonymous Rex is Vincent Rubio, a Los Angeles private detective and a velociraptor. Rubio is a dino in disgrace. He disobeyed the Council?s strict rules while investigating the suspicious death of his partner. He?s broke, addicted to basil, and has a single chance at redemption when he is assigned a case of arson at a dinosaur-owned nightclub. Rubio?s sleuthing uncovers police evidence gathered by a brontosaur sergeant, plots hatched by scheming dinosaur widows and mistresses, and a triceratops geneticist?s evil plot. Author Eric Garcia gleefully works his premise, spilling the dirt on the dinosaurs? secrets to survival and blowing the cover on many supposedly-human luminaries. Complete with interspecies fighting, lying, spying, and loving, Anonymous Rex is a riotous, ridiculous romp.


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