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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Product details Audio CD Publisher: Hxndey to the program, Mr. I laughed outloud a lot. Slurps decide to take a free trip to Hawaii. If you’re familiar with Jack Handey’s Deep Thoughts, imagine a novel that’s basically made up of them. Handey has milked his Deep Thoughts shtick. Hawaii is a mythical place. We wrote Handey to find out more. Jack’s writing for Saturday Night Live hadney known worldwide. It’s also really really funny.

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If you’ve not read any of his thoughts before, this is for you if you like stenc zany and downright absurd. Want to Read saving…. The inaugural stencg was this dark jewel: This interview was excerpted from a longer version on that site. I thought about him and his friend Don going on a vacation to Hawaii. Handey writes the way caricature artists draw, with whimsy and blithe exaggeration. As stated in a few of the other reviews here, this book is not for some people.

The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure: Jack Handey, Author: : Books

And the jqck is so zany and stupid that one almost forgets how brilliant this book is! This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Not that the plot is important in this silly book, but I suppose I must at least tell you a little.


Mar 25, K R N rated it it was amazing Shelves: Maybe a little bit. But I can’t recommend this one at all. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Share Tweet Submit Pin. And then I thought I had to make it more ominous, so I just sort of changed the whole nature of Hawaii to make it very stinky and dangerous.

But also, in a way, it was simple: You know, for me, the best stuff is sort of mythical stuff. Because yes, the sun literally is a blazing ball of fire in the sky, so structuring the sentence as a metaphor setnch ironic.

Did you have a particular favorite sketch of yours that jackk made it through, that never made it to air? Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Many people have the false impression that Jack Handey is not an actual person, but a character created by Saturday Night Live or a pen name used by National Lampoon.

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The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure by Jack Handey

I was laughing out loud before I finished reading the first page of this book. Jokes by their nature are perishable. In many ways, many of his “deep thoughts” strung together into a full story.


They have a taste for adventure, so they pay a visit to a relic jac bygone days-a travel agent-and discover an old treasure map. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. To ask other readers questions about The Stench of Honoluluplease sign up.

View all 4 comments. Not that I was expecting great literature or even riveting storytelling, but it would have been nice if the skeleton had had a little meat on it. Though the book is so slight I could have finished it in under an hour, I couldn’t bear to subject myself to it hamdey I gave up early on.

So they pretend to be vampires or grow a huge mohawk or, in Danielewski’s case, add a bunch of mumbo jumbo footnotes and–get this–print some of the words all topsy turvy, the literary equivalent of “Dad, watch me dive!

And then I realized that I was just crying – which made me laugh again but also terrified me. And they’re going let him in. We rented a fancy house right on the beach at Hanalei Bay. Something went wrong Is your network connection unstable or browser outdated?

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