In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. It is witty, minimal, subversive, and also strangely sweet. If you are looking for a typical story with standard plots and characters, this book is not for you. Invited on a trip to the tropics by his friend Don, our unnamed protagonist ends up in a “dirty coastal backwater called Honolulu”, which turns out to stink to high heaven due to the foul remains of its once thriving fish industry as well as the presence of the Golden Stink Bomb Factory and an unfortunate infestation of belchwood trees. “Find some phosphorus; rub in Don’s hair. Although he never appeared on the show, for several years in the 1990s Handey’s Deep Thoughts were a frequent highlight on Saturday Night Live. Jack Handey is a master at writing "one liner" types jokes and there are so many brilliant ones in this. In time, Don and Wrong Way Slurps, the narrator, fetch up "in a dirty, coastal backwater called Hono­lulu." Oddly enough, there's actually a compelling plot in here too! In the end, The Stench of Honolulu is a very quick, very silly read that had me laughing frequently. True to form, Handey gets the setup out of the way in a hurry: "When my friend Don suggested we go on a trip to the South Seas together, and offered to pay for the whole thing, I thought, Fine, but what's in it for me?". Eventually the two men stumble across an old treasure map and decide to search for the Golden Monkey, heading up the Paloonga River into the dangerous tropical wilderness, guided by the beautiful Leilani. I'm not surprised to see it has more than its fair share of bad reviews as it's not a book that would have mass appeal. Handey, 64, won cult status in the '90s for his "Deep Thoughts" segments on "Saturday Night Live" and spinoff books of one-liners. Ich habe mich buchstäblich auf jeder einzelnen Seite kaputtgelacht. The protagonist is the worst human being ever, and it's told entirely from his perspective. File: EPUB, 416 KB. Hope there is a follow up. In hardcover "The Stench of Honolulu" runs 240 pages in very large print. ... You can write a book review and share your experiences. I did not manage to snigger once. receive the latest by email: subscribe to matthew gurewitsch's free mailing list, home   |   biography   |   articles   |   blog   |   media coverage   |   spoken   |   audio/video   |   books   |   mailing list   |   mobile site, receive the latest by email: subscribe to matthew gurewitsch's free. In hardcover "The Stench of Honolulu" runs 240 pages in very large print. Related Topics:  Review I bought this book on the very strong recommendation of the Absolute Radio presenter Christian O'Connell, who one morning on his show was saying how much he loved it, that it was one of his favourite books, that he reads it again each year, and that this is the book he gifts to people because it is that funny. The very poor jokes are set up from a mile away and the punchlines are awful. The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure is one of those unique books that must be taken with a grain of salt. Every little bit of The Stench of Honolulu is too much. Every "fact" is made up, including everything about Hawaii and Honolulu. His writing for Saturday Night Live is known worldwide. Language: english. The Stench Of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure is Handey’s first novel, and though it ostensibly tells a longer narrative story, it mostly ditches plot in favor of Handey’s well-crafted one-liners. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Radio presenter Christian O'Connell recommended this terrible book, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 24, 2018.

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