The Stench of Honolulu has ratings and reviews. Jason said: When you are reading a book by Jack Handey, and you come across a sentence such. The name Jack Handey may resonate with you. Fans of Saturday Night Live may associate the author with “Deep Thoughts,” the subversive. “Deep Thoughts” by Jack Handey was an icon of Saturday Night Live in the ‘s. Now Jack Handey has written a novel, “The Stench of.

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But like so many civilizations, they forgot the rule that might have saved them: Handey’s jokes were actually funny. A reliably unreliable narrator and his friend, who is some other guy, need to get out of town. Could this humility account for his hilarity? View all 9 comments.

The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure by Jack Handey

Through it all, our bumbling narrator never fails to see the beauty in the uncultivated landscape that surrounds him: Partially read it aloud with a friend who was in the hospital and we laughed a lot. Don’t be fooled by the page count; the extremely heavy font and very short chapters stretch a page novella into a respectably sized book that you could feel good about loaning to your grandma whose eyes aren’t so good anymore. Don’t let vines grow all over you.

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I smiled once or twice at a few references in this very short read, but laugh out loud? Don’t let vines grow all over hono,ulu. If you enjoyed Jack Handey’s Deep Thoughts books, you will probably enjoy this.

The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure

Let me bring it up once more: I have never laughed so much hhandey a book. Even knowing it was Jack Handey and what his whole deal is, I still marvel at how odd this book is. If you like Jack Handey, you’ll love this book.

Cavemen, there you go. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. These same people would write off Moby Dick as a failed fishing manual.

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I basically have one character—the Deep Thoughts character. And they’ll go, no, this was a thing on “Saturday Night Live.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Leilani becomes a guide up the Paloonga River, helping our heroes dodge pirates here, earthquakes there. As stated in a few of the other reviews here, this book is handej for some people. Every single sentence is either a set-up or a punch-line, and somehow the story moves forward into more ridiculousness. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for this book. But in the dozen or so pages I read, I didn’t find anything that made me crack a smile, let alone laugh.


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Frivolity is the point. That said, DO read this book preferably without any substance of any sort on your face of course.

Jul 30, Mark Russell rated it it was amazing. I especially recommend it for any comedians or comedy writers who want to tone their craft.

They think you are making fun of them or something. Nice to be here. He encounters prostitutes, an Appliance City. Most bookstores have shitty humor sections. The plot is handej sacrificial offering, only used as a vessel for an onslaught of ridiculous and dry humor. The real estate agent moved us to an even fancier place just down the road.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He asks you to laugh, not follow him on Twitter. Because yes, the sun literally is a blazing ball of fire in the sky, so honolullu the sentence as a metaphor is ironic.