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The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure
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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. THE STENCH OF HONOLULUA Tropical Adventure Are you a fan of books in which famous tourist destinations are repurposed as unlivable hellholes for no particular reason? Read on! Jack Handey's first novel is an exotic tale with laugh-out-loud twists and unforgettable characters. A reliably unreliable narrator and his friend, some guy named Don, need to get out of town. They have a taste for adventure, so they pay 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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        Jack Handey's bestselling books include the Deep Thoughts series, What I'd Say to the Martians and Other Veiled Threats, and Fuzzy Memories. Jack's writing for Saturday Night Live is known worldwide. He has won two Emmy Awards and a Writers Guild of America Award, and his humor has been published in The New Yorker, Playboy, and National Lampoon. Jack's quotations recently appeared in his own line of American Greetings cards.

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Are you a fan of books in which famous tourist destinations are repurposed 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...
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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.

THE STENCH OF HONOLULU
A Tropical Adventure

Are you a fan of books in which famous tourist destinations are repurposed as unlivable hellholes for no particular reason? Read on! Jack Handey's first novel is an exotic tale with laugh-out-loud twists and unforgettable characters. A reliably unreliable narrator and his friend, some guy named Don, need to get out of town. They have a taste for adventure, so they pay 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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        Humorist Handey’s first novel is a caper that follows two men rampaging through Hawaii in a quest to find the Golden Monkey, a mysterious treasure the exact nature of unknown to the adventurers (they know only that it is “goldish and monkey-ish”). As the heroes—a vaguely sociopathic narrator and his buddy Don—traipse across Hawaii to complete their search, they come face-to-face with natives and encounter various obstacles. The book’s tone is similar to the “Deep Thoughts” skits Handey performed on Saturday Night Live. Audiences who love the dry, mannered way Handey presented his one-liners on television are going to appreciate this audio edition. And, like David Sedaris, Handey’s authorial voice is so distinct that you wouldn’t want to hear anyone but the author reading his work. A Grand Central hardcover.

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        Not surprisingly, Emmy Award winner Handey, famed for his New Yorker humor and offbeat philosophizing in his "Deep Thoughts" series, has turned out a first novel that goes for the funny bone. Desperate to escape Honolulu, here reimagined as anything but paradise, the untrustworthy narrator and his sidekick, Don, link up with a travel agent who may also be a witch and soon find themselves on a hunt for the Golden Monkey. You were warned!

        Copyright 2013 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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