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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 HONOLOLU

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 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."

About the Author

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. For more information, you can visit www.DeepThoughtsbyJackHandey.com.

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9781455522385
Subtitle:
A Tropical Adventure
Author:
Handey, Jack
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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