Honey Don't [NOOK Book]

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Set in the very near future, Honey Don’t features a hit list that runs the gamut: from a goatish president dying in flagrante, to an aging Don appalled by modern manners; from a certifiably stupid bagmen fleeing both the Secret Service and the mob with $656,000 of dirty money in a locked attaché case and the presidents head in a carry –all, to a coke-snorting blow-dried VP who has suddenly caught the brass ring. Circling them are conniving White House staffers, corrupt politicos, sleazy journalists, and rancid ...

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Honey Don't

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Overview

Set in the very near future, Honey Don’t features a hit list that runs the gamut: from a goatish president dying in flagrante, to an aging Don appalled by modern manners; from a certifiably stupid bagmen fleeing both the Secret Service and the mob with $656,000 of dirty money in a locked attaché case and the presidents head in a carry –all, to a coke-snorting blow-dried VP who has suddenly caught the brass ring. Circling them are conniving White House staffers, corrupt politicos, sleazy journalists, and rancid pro football coaches: in short, the usual D.C. three-ring circus.
And in the center ring is the eponymous Honey, one of those Texas women cursed with a given name that condemns her to a lifetime of cheerleading. But this Daddy’s girl is a free spirit in full rebellion, and her take on life – offbeat but on target – is the heart and soul of this antic tale.
Honey Don’t is a full frontal assault on the inanities of our age. Often outrageous, sometimes shocking, always wickedly funny, it is, in the end, utterly and slyly subversive. It is also Tim Sandlin at his most maverick best.

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Tim Sandlin's novels are always sardonic, often hilarious exposés of the world at large -- by way of Wyoming. In Honey Don't, the plot is shaped with a nod to the crime field, filled with sharp-witted political parody and an abundance of laughs. The novel follows the travails of RC Nash, a burned-out journalist whose attempt at rediscovering the idealism of his youth leads him to interview a terrorist in Paris instead of covering a major celebrity's fifth divorce. Canned from his job as a result, RC sniffs out an even bigger story in Washington when the U.S. president goes missing after spending time with his latest mistress, Honey. RC soon discovers that the president has been accidentally killed and that his corpse is being shuttled about while the feds follow in a comedy of errors. Sandlin clearly enjoys himself as he writes -- in a style reminiscent of Kinky Friedman and Tom Robbins -- and his own levity underscores the novel throughout as he turns his mighty talents to satirizing politics, the media, and mobsters. A clever blend of insight, farce, and slapstick mayhem, Honey Don't is a madcap romp full of some of the most diverting characters, circumstances, and one-liners you're likely to stumble over from D.C. to Wyoming. Tom Piccirilli
Ft. Myers News Press
...[an] ambitious novel...Sandlin, best know for his trenchant social observations...,writes dialog that not only crackles but matters. (July 6, 2003)
Publishers Weekly
Strongly reminiscent of Carl Hiaasen and Tom Robbins, this sixth satirical novel by the ribald, irreverent Sandlin takes leave of GroVont, Wyo. (setting of Sandlin's GroVont trilogy), to visit a mismatched cast of oddball denizens of Washington, D.C. Returning in the wee hours of the morning from a botched assignment in Europe, Daily News journalist RC Nash shares a cab from Dulles Airport with Jimmy Sebastiano, a dim-witted Mafia bagman couriering $656,000 to his boss, Rat's Ass Olivetti, the godfather of Philadelphia. Jimmy sneaks into his Foggy Bottom pad the back way to avoid two federal agents parked out front and catches his mistress, ex-Texas high school cheerleader Honey DuPont, having sex with the president. The startled president trips on his thong bikini and dies instantly when he strikes his head on an ornamental iron flamingo. Sneaking the corpse out in a beanbag chair, they take it to the house of Honey's ex-high school flame, Farlow Stubbs, a gay Redskins defensive back, and put it in his freezer. Looking to land an interview with Farlow, RC stumbles upon the corpse; meanwhile, Mafia hit men come looking for Jimmy, who still has the mob's money. Wacky subplots feature a pubertal grandson of the Mafia boss who has a crush on Honey; the ex-first lady (a former Jazzercise instructor from Wisconsin); the devious White House chief of staff; the boneheaded v-p (now president); a cadre of assorted Feds; RC's former editor; her lover (an adulterous senator); and a cast of other Washington types caught up in the zany chase. This madcap farce is a surefire bet to have readers laughing out loud. 8-city author tour. (June) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
The death of a U.S. President easily comes to mind as the heart of numerous Washington novels, but never has it been used as outrageously and hilariously as in this sixth comic novel from Sandlin (Skipped Parts). Honey, a savvy Texas girl with a weakness for older guys, offers sexual consolation to a raunchy President on the prowl. Her Mafia-connected boyfriend interrupts the scene, and the POTUS croaks. What to do? Naturally, Honey and Jimmy try to get away with it, recruiting and otherwise comporting with a persistent reporter, Secret Service agents, a Redskins third-stringer, and other essential characters who populate Sandlin's wacky Washington. For a writer who made his name embellishing Western themes with his special brand of zaniness, Sandlin shows a deft touch with urban themes like rampant power plays, sexy situations, and stupidities of the highest order. Anyone new to his work may be a little wary as the satire comes on fairly strong, but fans will welcome the irreverent, mocking send-up with groans, chuckles, and an outright belly laugh or two. For most public library collections in search of the literary equivalents of South Park.-Barbara Conaty, Falls Church, VA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045466479
  • Publisher: Tim Sandlin
  • Publication date: 11/26/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 618,165
  • File size: 290 KB

Meet the Author

Tim Sandlin is the author of five novels that have made him something of a cult figure. He's been likened to Jack Kerouac, Tom Robbins, Joseph Heller, J. D. Salinger, Garrison Keillor, Pam Houston, and David Lynch, but, in fact, he's a true original with his own incomparable voice and vision.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    Not His Best... But Still

    It's Tim Sandlin, so I expect some jr. high humor type of stuff. I love his writing and characters. This was not my favorite by any means, but it's readable.

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  • Posted August 24, 2009

    Thoroughly Enjoyed the Book

    I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone with a bit
    of a twisted sense of humor. I loved the characters and the originality
    of the story line. I will definitely look to see if Tim Sandlin has
    more to offer.

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  • Posted August 17, 2009

    Juvenile

    A bit of a goofy book ... finished it only because I started it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2006

    I hate to pun, but, HONEY DO!

    This is one of those books that you want to read with a friend just so you have someone to crack up with. The writing is fun, fast and twisted. I'm addicted, Sandlin better keep writing!

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