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There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell: A Novel of Sewer Pipes, Pageant Queens, and Big Trouble

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

WARNING: May cause side stitches and odd looks

First off, I am a huge fan of Laurie Notaro's writing. I am an Idiot Girl through and through! And she's great at what she does. I was a bit leery about her stint as a novelist though.

I read this book on a three hour flight and have to say that it was probably...
First off, I am a huge fan of Laurie Notaro's writing. I am an Idiot Girl through and through! And she's great at what she does. I was a bit leery about her stint as a novelist though.

I read this book on a three hour flight and have to say that it was probably a poor choice. I could not contain my laughter and after about an hour all the passengers around me were not thrilled at my guffaws and snorts as i tried to keep the laughter in. This was one of her BEST publications yet. I can't wait to read more of her wit and sarcasm.

posted by pandorazboxx on December 16, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Awful

I am an on-again, off-again fan of this author's humor books, but her foray into fiction was very disappointing. The first 100 pages could've been cut, and there was clearly an over-emphasis of 'funny' scenes that did little to advance to plot. It was so ridiculous, I c...
I am an on-again, off-again fan of this author's humor books, but her foray into fiction was very disappointing. The first 100 pages could've been cut, and there was clearly an over-emphasis of 'funny' scenes that did little to advance to plot. It was so ridiculous, I couldn't even finish the book.

posted by Anonymous on July 3, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2007

    Awful

    I am an on-again, off-again fan of this author's humor books, but her foray into fiction was very disappointing. The first 100 pages could've been cut, and there was clearly an over-emphasis of 'funny' scenes that did little to advance to plot. It was so ridiculous, I couldn't even finish the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2010

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    Not funny at all

    I am going against the flow of positive reviews to say I hated this book. I have never heard of Laurie Notaro before and I liked the title so I bought the book. It's not funny. I despised the main character within the first 25 pages and thought she just seemed like an idiot. Also, I hated her writing. She is so desperate to be humorous that she tries too hard. It was as if every sentence in the book was supposed to be a joke and I found that exhausting and annoying. I didn't find the situations the main character in to be at all humorous; again, I thought she was just being ridiculous. I couldn't finish this book because I thought it was terribly annoying. I've loaned it to a friend to see if she thinks it is funny. So far, she hasn't even shown interest in reading it. Would NEVER buy another of her books. If you want funny, read David Sedaris. He knows funny.

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