Have you heard the one about the lesbian pixie called Tinker Bull, who takes on a shipload of Roman Catholic pirates without the help of her old friend Peter Plan, who has become an investment banker? Or the one about the Crocodazzi, an insatiable investigative journalist who happens to be a crocodile? The punch lines are all in the story called “T-Bull and the Lost Men”--a fun house mirror masquerading as a book.
Of course it's more than just punch lines: there's its educational slant, too! Like discovering how certain pirates can be natural capitalists, and how organic pixie dust is made. Best of all, you learn how Tinker Bull's restless, gutsy temperament spurs her companions to risk their grim, tepid comforts for the barest chance of realizing their hearts' desires.
It is satire that cuts close to the skull-and-crossbones of organized religion, capitalism, academia, and the media.