"Stingingly funny."—People"Pest Controlis an eccentrically comic take on the high-tech thriller. . . . [It is a] strange and funny . . . curiously appealing little novel of intrigue."—NPR'sAll Things Considered"Fitzhugh's novel is funny from the outset. [Pest Controlhas] fast-moving prose and a quick wit. . . . A very funny and interesting book. . . . Give it to someone who needs a good laugh."—San Antonio Express-News"There aren't many thrillers with protagonists as likable as Bob, who lurches along gleefully unaware of the mix-up that has embroiled him in international intrigue. . . . A colorful supporting cast and a steady supply of absurd situations. . . . This is one roach motel you'll gladly check into."—Time Out New York"[Pest Controlis] hilarious [and] wonderful. . . . Fitzhugh seems maddeningly unaware of the difficulty of writing a laugh-out-loud book. . . . [He] is a funny man andPest Controlis a funny book."—ElleBack in print, Bill Fitzhugh's "hilarious comic thriller" (The Washington Post Book World) includes a new afterword by the author.Bob Dillon is a down-on-his-luck exterminator from Queens who just wants to make a killing with his radical new environmentally friendly pest elimination technique involving his hybrid assassin bugs (a very real group of insects). But when Bob decides to advertise, his flyer falls into the hands of a European murder-for-hire broker who mistakes Bob for a professional assassin. Before he knows it, Bob's "competition" targets him for extermination, sending him running for his life from a motley collection of the world's deadliest and most outrageously eccentric contract killers.
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The endless insect asides, complete with Latin names and detailed descriptions, distracted fro... ...more
Bob Dillon is an insect exterminator at odds with the chemical extermination techniques. He is breeding a series of "assassin bugs" for a greener, friendlier extermination process. Sticking the wand of a chemical spray... ...more
In the spring, 2013 edition of Mystery Readers International,an edition featuring environmental mysteries, author Bill Fitzhugh wrote a piece ab... ...more
Fitzhugh specializes in filling his books with absurd characters in absurd situations. This is my third Fitzhugh book and I have to rank it in second. It is funny, but at times his characterization of New Yorkers as oblivious and callous to the violence that ca... ...more
I did not find anything I liked about thi... ...more