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Lunatics (edition 2012)

by Dave Barry

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Title:Lunatics
Authors:Dave Barry
Info:Putnam Adult (2012), Hardcover, 320 pages
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I borrowed this audio book from the library for something to listen to during a long car trip with my husband. While I've always enjoyed Dave Barry's nonfiction, this novel is so far over the top and unbelievable, I just couldn't get into it. It did have some laughs, but I could've done without the toilet humor. 2.5 stars (2 from me, 3 from my husband, so I split the difference) ( )
  Gingermama | Aug 16, 2016 |
laugh-out-loud funny! Hi-jinks & shenanigans, be sure to pay attention to the name on the chapter to keep the intertwining story line straight. Highly recommend ( )
  petrichor8 | Jun 6, 2016 |
Early on in the book I was offended by the profanity and racism of one of the characters. Then I began to muse that this is the kind of story line that a couple of very very high guys might come up with. Then I stopped thinking and more or less enjoyed the rest of the ride. Nice break from more serious topics I read for my book club. ( )
  MaureenCean | Feb 2, 2016 |
Is this book's intent to be funny, absolutely. Was it funny to me, No.

I think if I was a 50 year old man/woman I would find this funny, but as I'm a 20 something I just didn't find this book laugh-out-loud funny. It was too forced and outrageous and not targeted at my age range. I lived, learned, and moved on to another book. ( )
  clockwork_serenity | Jan 23, 2016 |
Is this book's intent to be funny, absolutely. Was it funny to me, No.

I think if I was a 50 year old man/woman I would find this funny, but as I'm a 20 something I just didn't find this book laugh-out-loud funny. It was too forced and outrageous and not targeted at my age range. I lived, learned, and moved on to another book. ( )
  clockwork_serenity | Jan 23, 2016 |
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We dedicate this book to our wives,
Michelle and Robin,
who, if we had discussed the idea with them ahead of time, would definitely have discouraged us.
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Before we explain how it all happened, we'd like to take this opportunity, from the get-go, to apologize.

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One of them is a bestselling Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist. The other is a winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Together, they form the League of Comic Justice, battling evildoers in the name of . . . Okay, we made that line up. What they do form is a writing team of pure comic genius, and they will have you laughing like idiots.

Philip Horkman is a happy man-the owner of a pet store called The Wine Shop, and on Sundays a referee for kids' soccer.

Jeffrey Peckerman is the sole sane person in a world filled with goddamned jerks and morons, and he's having a really bad day.

The two of them are about to collide in a swiftly escalating series of events that will send them running for their lives, pursued by the police, soldiers, terrorists, subversives, bears, and a man dressed as Chuck E. Cheese.

Where that all takes them you can't begin to guess, but the literary journey there is a masterpiece of inspiration and mayhem.

But what else would you expect from the League of Comic Justice?
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An uproarious tale told in alternating voices follows the stories of a pet shop owner and a curmudgeon who find themselves on the run from police, terrorists, and a pizza chain mascot.

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