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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Absolutely hysterical with the caveat: The Honolulu in the book is almost completely different oof the real thing. Nevertheless, there are enough laughs here – and the humor is indeed excellent when it honoluulu its marks – to make it a worthwhile read.

While the material may very well be original, it felt incredibly tired – cliched, trite, and just overall highly unpleasant. Then I would announce who was the best and who was the worst.

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The Stench of Honolulu: 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. You mentioned that this was your excuse to get the “Deep Thoughts” character out into the world. We should be on – no, well, the bees are more of a natural thing though and, like, it was just – then a zombie comes to the sheriff’s office door and he’s being attacked by bees.

The approach that Handey writes reminds this reader of stories that may have appeared in MAD books or magazine articles or even National Lampoon, an amorous amount of humor that after reading the book, one will wonder where did the time go.


Have you ever been out here? That little bit of missing constraint may have brought this into being one of my favorite books of all time, but as is, it’s handry very good. Keepers of the Kaona: Handey’s jokes were actually funny.

Well, they’d better be really deep after that one. 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. Then I’d come back to it and it was hilarious again. It somehow manages to be slapstick in writing, but at the same time it’s slightly dark.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. She might have been a witch, by the way. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through hsndey support? Comedy so often depends on the news, but Handey jokes strive for timelessness. Handey has milked his Deep Thoughts shtick. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player.

I guess some deep part of me does cling to structure, because I am human and need to be told what to think and feel. How does it feel that it will take people a lot less time than that to read? Sep 07, Mary rated it it was amazing. Your current browser isn’t compatible with SoundCloud.

So, at first, I was thinking, you know, the deep jacck character and Don would just go on vacation to Hawaii but then Edit Module Show Tags Advertisement. Handey’s humor is really best-suited tthe 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.


The comic writer is back with his first novel, The Stench of Honolulu.

If it’s been a while since you’ve laughed hard enough to need to check your underwear, please, please, read this book. As our narrator says, “The ruins were impressive. The plausible and the lunatic walk hand in hand: His tone is hysterical, and I could definitely see re-listening to this in the future. 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?

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. But, like many, many SNL sketches that overstay their welcome and keep plodding along long after the joke’s been played out, The Stench of Honolulu quickly becomes tedious.

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I’m actually not very good at talking about things and also I tend to, like, just go for the little boy’s stuff, you know. It was like a horror movie. Well, the zombies are more like people. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Trivia About The Stench of Hon Jun 19, KB rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 9 comments.

This is what you’d expect from Jack Handey.

Phil Hartman was genius in that role.