The Trials of Roderick Spode, "The Human Ant"

The Trials of Roderick Spode, "The Human Ant"

David Mamet / Aug 21, 2019

The Trials of Roderick Spode The Human Ant Follows the adventures of Roderick Spode an ordinary man who after a few too many drinks confuses a photo booth with a booth that gives out special powers and turns into an ant half the time This

  • Title: The Trials of Roderick Spode, "The Human Ant"
  • Author: David Mamet
  • ISBN: 9781402238307
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Follows the adventures of Roderick Spode, an ordinary man who, after a few too many drinks, confuses a photo booth with a booth that gives out special powers, and turns into an ant half the time This title lets the readers follow him as he hangs out with his friend Cocky Cockroach, freelances as a comma, and fights his nemesis.

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      • David Mamet

        David Alan Mamet is an American author, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and film director His works are known for their clever, terse, sometimes vulgar dialogue and arcane stylized phrasing, as well as for his exploration of masculinity.As a playwright, he received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross 1984 and Speed the Plow 1988 As a screenwriter, he received Oscar nominations for The Verdict 1982 and Wag the Dog 1997.His recent books include The Old Religion 1997 , a novel about the lynching of Leo Frank Five Cities of Refuge Weekly Reflections on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy 2004 , a Torah commentary, with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner The Wicked Son 2006 , a study of Jewish self hatred and antisemitism and Bambi vs Godzilla, an acerbic commentary on the movie business.


    1. David Mamet should not write books for children. If David Mamet must write a book for children he should not do two things:1. Use obscure words that will send parents to the dictionary in order to explain what a precious little pig or a super-hero ant in their existential journeys. 2. Handwrite the text for the book. Mamet, your hand writing is just a little bit better than mine. Let someone else do hand lettering if that is your thing, or else why not let it be typeset? It's awesome if children [...]

    2. Someday there will be a book written about this book, why this book was written, and it will be more enjoyable. Even if it's just an article, it will be longer and more engrossing. You don't tell a story about a guy who turns into an insect and invoke the word "trial" in its title without invoking Kafka, but the similarities end there. The book is shaped and structured like a kid's book, but it's not for kids. You can forgive Mamet his absurdly amateurish drawings -- he's more than earned the ri [...]

    3. What. The. Hell.The Trials of Roderick Spode is quite possibly one of the worst books I have ever read. The text appears in the type of handwritten scrawl usually reserved for Post-It Notes. As for the illustrations, well, they occasionally reach the quality of artwork displayed on the walls of second-grade classrooms. It honestly seems that the publication of this book was some sort of joke—a famous author testing the system and seeing just how bad his material has to be before a publisher wo [...]

    4. This brief graphic novel looks like a children's book because of its format, but its audience is adults with a wry sense of humor. It has its moments, like when the titular character has to resort to finding employment as a comma on signs, but it's mostly someone playing with conventional comic book themes in a predictable manner. It's an amusing and quick read, but not nearly as clever as the scripts Mamet is known for.

    5. I liked this, I found it clever. At first - even as a long-time Mamet fan - I was put off by the remarkably amateur illustrations he did himself, but by the end I found they added to the whimsy. Collaborating with an actual illustrator wouldn't have hurt, but Mamet's razor wit is still here, in a rather goofy and sloppy package.

    6. There are two questions to ask about this book:1. Would this book have been published if it wasn't written by a literary legend?Answer: No.2. What was David Mamet thinking?Answer: I don't know, but he needs to stop thinking it.

    7. Cute little cartoon book from David Mamet (yes, the playwright/screenwriter David Mamet), chronicles the rise and fall of an ordinary superhero. Nothing spectacular, but worth a chuckle.

    8. 0.000000000000000000000000000000001 stars.if i hadn't checked this book out from the local library, i would burn it and send it back to hell.

    9. Okay it wasn't very good, and could have used a bit more plot/character development, but it did make me laugh out loud several timesearning the 3 star overall rating.

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