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By Jack Handey

The mythical Deep Thoughts and New Yorker stand-up comedian Jack Handey is again together with his first actual novel-a hilarious, absurd, far-flung experience tale.

THE STENCH OF HONOLOLU

Are you partial to books within which well-known vacationer locations are repurposed as unlivable hellholes for no specific cause? learn on!

Jack Handey's unique story is stuffed with laugh-out-loud twists and unforgettable characters whose names break out me right away. A reliably unreliable narrator and his good friend, who's another man, have to get out of city. they've got a flavor for event, in order that they pay a trip to a relic of bygone days-a commute agent-and notice an previous treasure map. She could have been a witch, incidentally. Our heroes quickly embark on a quest for the Golden Monkey, which takes them into the mysterious and smelly international land of Honolulu. There, they meet untold hazards, confront unusual natives, kill and consume Turtle humans, kill another issues and folks, devour one other factor, and notice the ruins of old civilizations.

As our narrator says, "The ruins have been outstanding. yet like such a lot of civilizations, they forgot the guideline that may have stored them: do not enable vines develop in every single place you."

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