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The legendary Deep Thoughts and New Yorker humorist Jack Handey is back with his very first novel - a hilarious, absurd, far-flung adventure tale.
"Are you a fan of books in which famous tourist destinations are re-purposed as unlivable hellholes for no particular reason? Read on!
"Jack Handey's exotic tale is full of laugh-out-loud twists and unforgettable characters whose names escape me right now. A reliably unreliable narrator and his friend, who is some other guy, need to get out of town. They have a taste for adventure, so they pay a visit to a relic of bygone days - a travel agent - and discover an old treasure map. She might have been a witch, by the way. Our heroes soon embark on a quest for the Golden Monkey, which takes them into the mysterious and stinky foreign land of Honolulu. 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.
"As our narrator says, 'The ruins were impressive. But like so many civilizations, they forgot the rule that might have saved them: Don't let vines grow all over you.'"
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By Nate on 07-29-13
Dry. Incoherent. Hilarious.
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. Then I'd come back to it and it was hilarious again. His tone is hysterical, and I could definitely see re-listening to this in the future.
14 of 15 people found this review helpful
By Ryan on 07-28-16
Do you know where your brain is?
Would you listen to The Stench of Honolulu again? Why?
The 0-2 star reviews are from people that wanted this to be David Sedaris or something. You bought a Jack Handey book. You get Jack Handey. Fun read, I've listened to it a few times through and still laugh.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful