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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A travel guide this is not: Aug 12, Cole rated it really liked it Shelves: But like so many civilizations, they forgot the rule jadk might have saved them: 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. Phil Hartman was genius in that role.

Q&A: Jack Handey on his new novel ‘The Stench of Honolulu’

I mean, some people find this absolutely hilarious and other people just look at it and then look at me and think, why is this funny? Ponzari does everything he can to cure plague and do other good stuff. He’s sort of a borderline psychopath. In many ways, many of his “deep thoughts” strung together into a full story. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc. Sep 23, Michael Ferro rated it it was amazing.

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In The Stench of Honolulu, he demonstrates the entertainment value of a protagonist who is high on self-importance and low on self-awareness or any sort of reasonable perspective, really.


Maybe a little bit. No real plot, no pathos.

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It’s absurd but the humor is rich, simple, and rife. The 8 Best Things to Do in May Handey’s jokes were actually funny. Let me bring it up once more: Fun, silly, witty, and a good easy read.

Basically, the book is a stream of comments and conversations between main character Don and his friend Mr. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Haandey writer, responsible for years of Saturday night laughs. I’m a big fan of Stephen Leacock, Jerome K.

The whole ordeal here is ultimately kind of pointless, which in and of itself makes a joke about narrative structure that I thought was smarter than it appears to be.

Not much here in terms of plot, character development, or anything else you probably ought to look for in a good honoolulu.

Just dumb joke after dumb joke, one after another, ceaselessly. Jokes by their nature are perishable.

stnch The Stench of Honolulu: Can the Mainland Do Poke Right? When I read the excerpt on Amazon, I was laughing so hard I was crying.

The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure

Luckily it only wasted an hour or so of my time. Six previous books compile his witticisms; the collection of pithy one-liners has sold about a million copies. Only on the back flap will you learn about the author; a man who apparently values humility over the ubiquitous self-aggrandizing so pervasive in the social media era.

Far and away the funniest book I’ve ever read. If you can’t stand books that have only the faintest traces of a plot, this isn’t for you. How much research went into writing The Stench of Honolulu?


That’s probably when people have about their best senses of humor when they’re, like, 14 or something, I think. Because yes, the sun literally is a blazing ball of fire in the sky, so structuring the sentence as a metaphor is ironic.

I wanted to do the novel to see what the Deep Thoughts character would do out in the field, what kind of destruction he would cause. I mean, he’s like a dangerous person who thinks he’s normal. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

So I sent them on a treasure hunt. I was right—easily one of my all-time favorite books. I spoke about Art before. Handey wants laughs, and consciously minimizes plot, language, and character to that end. And then I realized that I was just crying – which made me laugh again but also terrified me. Chrome Firefox Safari Internet Explorer.

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. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Thompson…scattered in Fiction or Journalism. If you watched “Saturday Night Live” in the s, you might remember this: You mentioned that hsndey was your excuse to get the “Deep Thoughts” character out into the world.