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The Mysterious Secret of the Valuable Treasure

The Mysterious Secret of the Valuable Treasure Laugh out loud funny and dripping with style this debut collection of stories holds a fun house mirror to the everyday lives of characters as empathetic as they are absurd From the self appointed his

  • Title: The Mysterious Secret of the Valuable Treasure
  • Author: Jack Pendarvis
  • ISBN: 9781596920545
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
  • Laugh out loud funny and dripping with style, this debut collection of stories holds a fun house mirror to the everyday lives of characters as empathetic as they are absurd From the self appointed historian of the title piece to the wage slaves of Our Spring Catalog and The Pipe, these are characters you ve met before They re quirky visionaries and misguided dreamerLaugh out loud funny and dripping with style, this debut collection of stories holds a fun house mirror to the everyday lives of characters as empathetic as they are absurd From the self appointed historian of the title piece to the wage slaves of Our Spring Catalog and The Pipe, these are characters you ve met before They re quirky visionaries and misguided dreamers sprung from a world of high school ambitions and misunderstood intentions Laugh out loud funny, absurd, and always human, Jack Pendarvis s debut collection is the work of a writer of rare comedic literary talent.

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    1. Finally revisited this and finished it this morning. I need a clean slate to begin the semester. I can't have all these half-finished book laying about!In early December, I read all but the title story, which is longer, maybe half the book. Getting through all the other stories had been too exhausting, and I just didn't have the wherewithal to finish at the time. This is the first book in a long time that I was truly disappointed by. I had high hopes because it had come up in conversation during [...]


    2. pretty funny schtuff So the first half of this book is incredible entertaining, with pendarvis pulling jokes and funny prose out of his sleeves like magic. Everyday magic, with a bit of a highbrow slant. His introductory faux book reviews and faux contributors biographies are hilarious. He seems to be at his best in the 5-10 pg length feature - enough to get to the pithy point and infuse it with some sarcastic, self-effacing humor. Shorter pieces are enough to birth a smile; the longer eponymous [...]


    3. Laughed my ass off from the very first page. I don't yet know his other books, but from this one I'd guess that Pendarvis, like George Saunders, is a pony to be judged by the quality of his tricks rather than the quantity. He mostly writes about loserish guys stuck on their unlikely dreams, and he has a perfect grasp of a certain voice that strives toward eloquence but isn't quite there yet. There are some great micro-pieces in here, but the two big stories that bookend it -- "The Pipe" and the [...]


    4. Clever and brilliantly constructed. This is a collection of short stories-- most of them are intentionally written from the point of view of narrators who can't really write, an idea which sounds terrible in theory but which is incredibly hilarious in execution. I wanted his new novel, "Awesome," but they only had this-- which I enjoyed quite a bit.


    5. If I were going to have another favorite book--assuming that A Confederacy of Dunces ever steps down--then this is currently the prime candidate. Pendarvis has my favorite sort of wit: Mine. Except that he's able to convey it, whereas mine just rattles around my head wondering why I've never developed the tools to use it.


    6. Absolutely the wittiest, freshest and funniest collection since I discovered George Saunders. Some are brilliant, but all satisfy. Not David Sedaris-funny, more like Woody Allen, but with a lot more dialogue. For those looking for smart humor.


    7. I am *re*reading this book and theoretically know all the jokes but I am still laughing until I'm crying.This is the funniest book I have ever read and it's not even super close. David Sedaris is maybe up there.Just do yourself a favor and check it out.


    8. These stories of clueless, unlovable losers work best either when they are very short--the astonishing lead-off story "Sex Devil"--or when expanded to the novella-length title piece, itself assembled from 25 2- to 3-page "chapters."


    9. Imagination is a cuddly kitten with alligator teeth. Cultivate a spirit of adventure and general willingness in it and it will do your bidding most foul. Jack Pendarvis clearly knows this.





    10. I wrote about this during my week of blogging book reviews on the Wake County book blog. wakebookaday.wordpress/201





    11. Funny stuff! If you enjoyed Woody Allen's "Without Feathers" and "Side Effects" (or "Getting Even") you'd like this book.



    12. Some really amazing short stories sandwiched in between some slighter bits, but the titular story is one of the best I've read in a long time. Excited to read his other work now.


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