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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A Fine fine yarn

I hadn't read much of Dave Barry, knew only that once there was a TV show sort of based on him starring Harry Anderson. Harry Anderson, I knew, was hilarious. It turns out Dave Barry is too, and this is one of those rare books that finds you on the last page, smiling,...
I hadn't read much of Dave Barry, knew only that once there was a TV show sort of based on him starring Harry Anderson. Harry Anderson, I knew, was hilarious. It turns out Dave Barry is too, and this is one of those rare books that finds you on the last page, smiling, tears of mirth flowing generously, and wishing to God it were just a few pages longer. More, it may turn you onto this whole 'Florida' genre that seems to have popped up. Dave Barry is the master of sticking his finger in the American melting pot and pulling out all the boogers. This is a wonderful, wonderful book that will bring the corners of your mouth a little closer to your eyelids.

posted by Anonymous on November 13, 2003

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Expected much more from this great author

I thought the book had a very promising start, with a unique style and some great humor, then it just completely lost momentum. I almost felt as if Barry wrote the first half of the book, then turned it over to someone else for the remainder. The story became ...
I thought the book had a very promising start, with a unique style and some great humor, then it just completely lost momentum. I almost felt as if Barry wrote the first half of the book, then turned it over to someone else for the remainder. The story became less and less funny the more unbelievable it became. I was just really dissapointed with it.

posted by Anonymous on January 31, 2004

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2005

    An Outstanding Success...

    If not wanting others to pick up another one of his books was his intent... I do applaud Mr. Barry for getting people to read and for that I give him two stars. However, I credit myself with five stars for having finished this lackluster tome. The humour in his prose is fleeting at best and so utterly disappointing at most other points that I fault no one for putting it aside and forgetting you ever heard of it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2001

    Was this book supose to be funny??

    Dave Berrys first novel, and it shows. the humour found in this book is the type possiably found in a retirement home where humor has wanned with the passage of age. What I am saying is this novel is meant for an older generation, lughed along by pepole who dont have reservations for what is funny, pepole who belly luagh when a cat sneezes. Sure, I got a chuckel out of the enemy toad, and walters hallucination of Mrs. Dole, but it ended there. All in all it took me 3 weeks to finish this novel.

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