No kidding. (See this post if you don’t know what I’m talking about.)

From Publishers Weekly

The latest in Dedalus’s Euro Shorts series is a surreal anti-fairy tale featuring a bizarre trio of star-crossed lovers. Plucked rudely from the sea, Lobster finds himself in a tank in the Titanic’s dining room, watching in horror as Angelina, a beautiful young opium addict, devours his father. Lobster himself is dropped into boiling water three days later, but is saved when the Titanic hits the iceberg and, red but alive, he’s sent careening through the flooding ship. He finds Angelina trapped in the death grip of her male companion, frees her with his pincers, realizes that he feels human lust for her and, in a startling scene, brings her to her first-ever orgasm. […]

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Some things are just too weird to be believed. I’m not compelled, but in case you are, buy the book and let me know how it works out, ‘kay?

(I know, I know, Leda and the Swan and all that, but it’s just too bizarre for me to wrap my noggin around. I keep thinking of Dave Barry: “I personally see no significant difference between a lobster and, say, a giant Madagascar hissing cockroach. . . . I do not eat lobsters, although I once had a close call.”)