Perl and the Exploding Buffalo
Volume-2 in the Perl's Script Series
Perl and Hari try their hand at running a French restaurant, and get caught up with spies and terrorists.
The tumultuous events of ‘Perl and the Sacred Ashtray’ have barely died down, when Perl and Hari plunge headlong once more into the bouillon…
Hari and Perl start a fire and a Frenchrestaurant. They land up with a homicidal cook on the run from the FrenchPolice for the murder of a leading food critic, and a pair of waiters workingtowards a PhD in Chaos Theory. A gentlemanly buffalo called Jagan joins up asrestaurant mascot, and is immediately converted into a four-legged bomb by theRATS terror group. But Perl has already embedded him with an experimentaleViagra chip that sporadically turns him into a raging bovine Romeo, which makeshim the quarry of Japanese super-spy Mata. Can Perl save Jagan from Mata andthe RATS, and their cook from the French Police?
Here is what the folks at Telangana Herald will say about it (I'm asoothsayer, you see ;)) ):-
Telangana Herald: We’re inclined to think it’s some kind of a book…
Farm & Ag Review: The author turns his attention from the herding of goats to the breeding of water buffalos, bringing the same scientific insights that he had brought to bear in the previous volume. A must-have for professional buffalo breeders.
Daily BJ: The word Sex is used six times, this time. An improvement, but this chap has far to go before we’ll recommend his books.
Come on guys, critics will be critics. Read it and make up your own mind. Don’t expect it to change your life – I mean, if you expect your life to change for $2.99, with discounts, what kind of life do you have, anyway? – But it’ll help pass the long hours on a trans-Atlantic flight. A lot better than sampling the free alcohol and doing elbow wrestling with your neighbor.
“Well, young lady?” asked Perl. “Having another go at Jagan, I see.”
“Yes, ma’am,” said Mata, collapsed on the cold flagstones of the courtyard, too exhausted to argue.
“Didn’t I tell you his testicles were off-limits? You must fight this irrational urge for buffalo tentacle curry. It is becoming a neurotic obsession with you.”
“Not testicle, brain,” mumbled Mata. “Bhutanese buffalo brain fry. Velly tasty.”
“So! You felt peckish for some brain fry, and you decided to de-brain poor Jagan? You can’t just help yourself to his medulla oblongata because the spirit moves you! I am sure he needs it.”
“Moo!” added Jagan He was attached to his cerebellum too.
“Yes. Keep your hands off his medulla oblongata, and his cerebellum and cranium as well, young lady. Do I have to ban you from his individual body parts?”
“Next time you have an urge to taste prime rib steak, oxtail, trotters…whatever, remember, Jagan is not your one-point convenience store. We have Johnson Market for things like that.”
“Johnson Market closed at 2 AM,” said Mata
“Well, that’s just too bad. Assuage your midnight hunger pangs with cheese and crackers. Stock your room with them. Desist from treating Jagan as your private larder.”
“He is not a midnight snack.”
“Moo!” added Jagan.
“Or breakfast, for that matter.”
“Do I make myself clear?”
“Very well, you may go now.”
* Alternate Cover
The alternate cover has been proposed by prominent Chilean graphic artist Leoo Gris, kindly sponsored by my good friend Guillame Pothier. I'll provide it as an alternative to the cover currently available on Amazon with this book, which I've drawn myself, if enough people ask for it. Drop me a note on the contacts page if you would like to buy this novel with the alternative cover.