The Ogre Life By Gary S. Kadet
Seated in the kitchen of his Brooklyn apartment with a corpse lying on the floor next to him, Simon Lesser is a man at a crossroads. He tries to make sense of the life that brought him to this point. Simon is convinced that everyone and everything is overwhelmed by chaos. With that thought in mind, he tells a story he wishes to strip off all the trappings and art of storytelling itself and just relate the chilling facts in a series of non-linear remembrances. He traces his life as a secret, fetishistic enthusiast for female bodybuilders ("Schmoe"), then as a bodybuilding competitor himself. He recounts his marriage to German competitive bodybuilder Martina and particularly his love affair with world-class professional bodybuilder Erika Verletzen, an impassioned, indomitable lunatic. Erika brings WWFP Mr. Excelsior Pro Jurg Betrug into the mix. Jurg, a menacing gangster of the German "milieu," has plans for all involved. But what about the corpse on the floor? Just what will Simon do with the body and with himself? Meanwhile, time is ticking away - and the corpse on the floor is beginning to stink!