Cocksure evokes the outrageous and bawdy years of the 'Swingin' Sixties'. Mordechai Richler has assembled the most bizarre gallery of types - Mortimer Griffin, worried about impotence and with good reason; Rachel Coleman, slinky Black Panther of the boudoir; the Star Maker, a movie tycoon of truly unnerving erotic abilities and a living miracle of spare-part surgery; a precocious group of schoolchildren with a taste for the teachings of the Marquis de Sade and many more characters all working out their problems against the frantic background of post-war freedom discovering Sixties Britain.
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Weird book, dark satire that misses the mark
This is very dark satire set in Swinging London in the 1960's. The plot is fairly disjointed and I didn't really find the book very enjoyable or good. I liked some of Richler's other books but I think this one fell very short of its mark.