by Saul Bellow.
Quickie recap: Henderson is dissatisfied with his pampered American life so he escapes to Africa where his awkwardness follows him until he accidentally becomes the Rain King and meets a wise King who loves lions just a little too much.
[Okay - worst recap ever. The story is not like other stories, and it doesn't translate well into the "quickie" version. Just trust me when I tell you it's great.]
Quickie review: When reading Saul Bellow, the neurons fire, the synapses pop with electrical charges that tickle me all the way down my spine - I can hear Bill Cosby shouting Wow! Wow! Wow! over and over inside my head. It's like the words are chocolate-covered, each one to be savoured and fawned over. Oh, joy!
Quickie recommendation: Roarrr!!!!