Anonymous Rex (novel)
|Genre||Comedy, hardboiled, mystery, science fiction|
|Preceded by||Casual Rex|
|Followed by||Hot and Sweaty Rex|
Anonymous Rex is a novel by Eric Garcia. Released in 2000, the novel is told from the perspective of Vincent Rubio, a Velociraptor private investigator in a world of dinosaurs who integrate themselves into modern society by wearing latex costumes to appear humanoid.
The novel was followed by a prequel, Casual Rex, released in 2002, and a sequel, Hot and Sweaty Rex, released in 2004. Casual Rex served as the basis for a television pilot, Anonymous Rex, released as a TV movie in 2004.
January magazine called Anonymous Rex a "fast-paced, often very funny fantasy-cum-detective story". The A.V. Club writer Keith Phipps wrote, "ridiculous it is, though still a pleasurable read. Anyone waiting for dino-noir to finally hit bookshelves need wait no longer." Entertainment Weekly gave the novel an A, writing, "Witty, fast-paced detective work makes for a good mystery, but the story's sly, seamlessly conceived dinosaur underworld contains all the elements of a cult classic." BookPage called the novel "stylish, witty, and fast-paced."
- "Review | Anonymous Rex". Januarymagazine.com. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
- Phipps, Keith (2002-03-29). "Eric Garcia: Anonymous Rex · Book Review · The A.V. Club". Avclub.com. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
- Rhonda Johnson on Sep 08, 1999 (1999-09-08). "Anonymous Rex Review | Book Reviews and News". EW.com. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
- Maum, Courtney (1999-08-24). "Eric Garcia - Anonymous Rex - Book Review". BookPage. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
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