The narrator tells us his plan to hide a gun in his Bible, which is funny. Don spends most of his time at work. Our heroes soon embark on a quest for the Golden Monkey, which takes them into the mysterious and stinky foreign land of Honolulu. Jack Handey's exotic tale is full of laugh-out-loud twists and unforgettable characters whose names escape me right now. And his funny is a very particular, sublime, kind of funny-it builds and builds and is related to his supreme control of language. There, they meet untold dangers, confront strange natives, kill and eat Turtle People, kill some other things and people, eat another thing, and discover the ruins of ancient civilizations. This is what you'd expect from Jack Handey.
Not as a novel and not as a book. I was right—easily one of my all-time favorite books. The second is, Hey, what happened to the map? What was he like to collaborate with? She might have been a witch, by the way. I'm not sure if the book has no punctuation but it was certainly narrated that way. But I can't recommend this one at all. Or has Jack Handey invented something wholly new out of the dying husk of yet another literary form? But like so many civilizations, they forgot the rule that might have saved them: Don't let vines grow all over you. But maybe you not so lucky.
For a lot of humor writers of my generation, Army Man, which published some of your first Deep Thoughts, is a huge inspiration. Not that the plot is important in this silly book, but I suppose I must at least tell you a little. You and I will meet at Grown-Ups 3 someday, each of us wiping away a type of tear. Completely and totally silly book for grownups. There, they meet untold dangers, confront strange natives, kill and eat Turtle People, kill some other things and people, eat another thing, and discover the ruins of ancient civilizations. Or did you write the jokes as you wrote the story? It's basically Deep Thoughts crammed into a flimsy plot. I love his stuff, but I could only take so much at a time due to dryness desensitization.
It turns out that The Stench of Honolulu breaks almost every rule of novel writing. He read these excerpts exclusively for Studio 360. If you enjoyed Jack Handey's Deep Thoughts books, you will probably enjoy this. Slurps decide to take a free trip to Hawaii. I am probably the most unmechanical person I know. The Hawaii of the book is not a place any tourist would recognize. When you're doing the dance, if you suddenly feel like flinging your hand out, do it.
Each chapter is a different basketball question that needs to be answered. It is utterly silly, completely ridiculous, and hilarious. Or if you feel like pretending you're chewing tobacco and spitting, as you dance, do that. I never realized that Jack Handey was an actual person! Also, you should know ahead of time that some of the pieces go a bit sideways sometimes, like the chapter that ends up just being the script of an action movie. The story was simply awful. Our heroes soon embark on a quest for the Golden Monkey, which takes them into the mysterious and stinky foreign land of Honolulu.
The beaches showcase rusty cars that have washed ashore. Don't listen to the hype What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you? Then it hit me: This was the same place Don had mentioned. But it's not a wad of nontraditional literary devices or head-scratching gimmicks; it's weird because Jack Handey is weird, and this is the funny weird stuff that comes out of him. Jack Handey is the funniest writer in America. Now these three reluctant, out of shape former child-wonders must work together to stop the rising tide of supervillainy, avenge their former mentors' deaths, and bring the world back from the brink of destruction.
Feel the thrill as Stinker teams up with old pals Boner and Jumbo, plus new friends Buck and Rascal the Chimp, for a crazy ride across the highways and byways of Bicentennial America. The Stench may be the perfect book to take on a road trip or a simply to pass the time away for as little than a day. And that someone was Conk and Conky Pingle. Handey's humor is really best-suited for small doses, and even though this is an exceptionally quick read - I got through it in a little over two hours - The Stench of Honolulu sags under the weight of being too long for the material. No way Don, you're the loser. I'll cite some of my favorite ones but first, I have to admit, the story was interesting but the character's narcissism and rather moronic thinking got tired at times. I went over it in my mind, out loud.
One of the advantages of The Stench of Honolulu is that it is short and brisk. He is a clever writer. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. Jack Handey, on the other hand, didn't appear to be in the mood to work quite that hard. All we had to do was connect through St. Him playing scared would have been funny.