The Hood Rat is a member of the pest family that is primarily nocturnal. They are a persistent and recurring problem to homeowners all across the United States, and they have a penchant for carrying diseases and bringing them back here to North America. The name “hood rat” is commonly used in the United States for the pest in question, but it is a term that is not widely used elsewhere in the world.
A hood rat novel is a fun and engaging read that will keep you engaged from cover to cover. It’s fast paced and thrilling, with humor sprinkled throughout. Set in Chicago, Illinois, the story centers on two families -orman and maid-ager, who lives in a rent controlled apartment building. There is a new guy that moves into the building, a hood rat named K’wan, who immediately starts hanging around and wreaking havoc. The resident children try to stop him from taking over the place, but end up losing him to a rat pack.
The title “The Hood Rat” was taken from a famous song by the song stylist and singer, Bob Dylan. He based the words from the French word “danse du ventre” which means “dusk of the moon”. Nowadays, most people use the term hood rat interchangeably with the term rodent. Most commonly, though, the term hood rat is used to refer to rats. The novel, with a charming rhyme scheme, offers a humorous look at everyday rat life.
One of the main characters, a promiscuous woman, has several boyfriends. One night, however, she goes out with a boy from her class. Once the two of them are alone, the promiscuous woman notices some rats scurrying around the place. She assumes the rats are seeking out an unattached promiscuous woman whom they can mate with. Soon, the hungry rats devour the unsuspecting woman and devour her too.
While most writers do not make much of the macabre implications, hood rat has several. For example, the novel suggests that hood rats are sometimes seen as analogous to hooded vampires, given their vampiric hunger and thirst for human blood. However, it should be noted that the term hood rat is also used to refer to black bears. Black bears are also known to inhabit the swamps of Central and South America, so it’s not entirely surprising if hood rats also dwell in the sewers of New York City.
The novel also suggests that the hood rat may be linked to a species of snake called the brown rat snake. However, the Brown Rat snake is actually not related to the hood rat in any way, shape, or form. They are native to the South Pacific and are known for their poisonous venom.
The novel ends with a rather disturbing tidbit: the novel may be about hood rats, but they are also about rats that have been hooded. In other words, it may be a reference to the practice of hooding boys in the hooded state to terrorize and coerce other boys into slavery to the cruel torturer of the group. The practice of hooding has been used in the past to control suspected witches and was common in the southern United States during the time of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. In more recent times, hooding is still a common practice in some parts of the world, particularly Africa and Asia. The hooded rat is similar to the hooded rat in this regard.
As you can see, the novel suggests that the hooded rat may indeed be one of the most frightening snakes in the world. It is no accident that this particular snake is the only one that is shown in the novel with its head covered – perhaps it is meant to suggest that the person wearing a hood is hiding something? Whatever the case, the name hood rat definitely seems appropriate. In fact, the name has been popping up in movies and books recently. Check out the upcoming movie version of Deranged.