Nonsense Novels

Nonsense Novels

Book - 2005
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A gift? Yes-a gift for you. You're welcome.-- from the introduction by Daniel Handler

Nonsense Novels sends up the silliest conventions of the ghost story, the detective story, the rags-to-riches story, the adventure story, the shipwreck story, and, of course, the story itself. Among other things. Here the close cultivation of cliché yields a bumper crop of absurdity and the utterly ludicrous turns up at every new twist of the tale.

This is a satirical masterpiece. Stephen Leacock was a genius.
Publisher: New York : New York Review of Books, [2005]
ISBN: 9781590171189
Branch Call Number: FIC Leaco 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xiv, 159 p. ;,19 cm


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May 06, 2010

This is a "nonsense" book. A bit like Woody Allen, but without his fine word play. The stories are just without interest, the situations dumb. It's just like science fiction. After a while you just can't wait to finish the dull dribble. One bright side to this book, it's only 159 pages long. Recommendation: Go read Woody's "Without Feathers", "Getting Even" and/or "Side Effects". The pleasure will be greater, and the laugh truer.

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