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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The only thing that slowed me down was trying to re-insert my ribs back into my tickle-cage after laughing so hard. If you can’t stand books that have only the faintest traces of a plot, this isn’t for you.

The late, great Phil, yes. This isn’t a novel so much as a page running joke.

Jack Handey’s exotic tale is full of laugh-out-loud twists and unforgettable characters whose names escape me right now. Then I would announce who was the best and who was the worst. You know, the town is trying to – whose side are we on? Jack’s quotations recently appeared in his own line of American Greetings cards. Jack Handey helped shape my sense of humor as a young teenager- he has a way of distilling the absurd and grotesque in the world into brilliant little comic nuggets and hypothetical situations.

Jack Handey Revels In ‘The Stench of Honolulu’ : NPR

When humor columnist Dave Barry wrote his first novel, he was caught whining, “You mean you have to have characters AND a plot? Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Laugh-out-loud and very non-PC and zany.


Aug 16, John rated it it was amazing. The problem with novels focused entirely on absurdist non-sequiturs is that there’s no compelling reason to finish because the plot and characters are so thin. I am not exaggerating: I was embarrassed to read it in public, because I didn’t want to look like a nut constantly laughing at the adventures of Wrong Way Slurps. Handey weds ludicrous to conceivable. I sat down in the library, started reading, and about five pages later just had to leave, because I was on the verge of losing it.

Honollu continues when I finish. Return to Book Page. Uack you enjoyed Jack Handey’s Deep Thoughts books, you will probably enjoy this. If you like Jack Handey, you’ll love this book. There should be indecipherable or something.

Jul 16, Bill Brown rated it it was amazing. 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. NPR transcripts are created th a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc.

Thompson…scattered in Fiction or Journalism. His tone is hysterical, and I could definitely see re-listening to this in the future. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. It was called “The Zombies Versus the Bees. He draws two-dimensional characters and creates a setting so vague it recedes like an Etch-a-Sketch drawing. I was right—easily one of my all-time favorite books.


Having a story context allowed for more “thoughts” that wouldn’t otherwise stand alone. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised th the future. A writer, responsible for years of Hte night laughs. One of the silliest, most joyfully goofy books I’ve ever read. Then the monkey eats the giant moth, pulling the wings off first, because he doesn’t like that part. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Jun 19, KB rated it it was amazing Shelves: He asks you to laugh, not follow him on Twitter. Jack Handey is a comedic genius. Open Preview See a Problem?

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

If you watched “Saturday Night Live” in the s, you sfench remember this: Can you talk about another sketch that’s a particular favorite of mine? The legendary Deep Thoughts and New Yorker humorist Jack Handey is back with his very first novel-a hilarious, absurd, far-flung adventure tale.

But then I thought that wasn’t ominous enough, so I sort of made them go on a treasure hunt.