Lunatics

Lunatics Kindle ´ Hardcover
    IGNOU M.Com Study Material, IGNOU Books, Free Download filled with goddamned jerks and morons, and he s having a really bad day The two of them are about to collide in a swiftly escalating series of events that will send them running for their lives, pursued by the police, soldiers, terrorists, subversives, bears, and a man dressed as Chuck E CheeseWhere that all takes them you can t begin to guess, but the literary journey there is a masterpiece of inspiration and mayhem But what else would you expect from the League of Comic Justice."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • Lunatics
  • Dave Barry
  • English
  • 14 January 2017
  • 0399158693

About the Author: Dave Barry

Lunatics Kindle ´ Hardcover lunatics mobile, LunaticsLunatics eBookDave Barry is a humor columnist For years he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared inthan newspapers in the United States and abroad In he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary Many people are still trying to figure out how this happenedDave has also written a total of books, although virtually none of them contain useful information Two of his books were used as the basis for the CBS TV sitcom Dave s World, in which Harry Anderson played a much taller version of DaveDave plays lead guitar in a literary rock band called the Rock Bottom Remainders, whose other members include Stephen King, Amy Tan, Ridley Pearson and Mitch Albom They are not musically skilled, but they are extremely loud Dave has also made many TV appearances, including one on the David Letterman show where he proved that it is possible to set fire to a pair of men s underpants with a Barbie dollIn his spare time, Dave is a candidate for president of the United States If elected, his highest priority will be to seek the death penalty for whoever is responsible for making Americans install low flow toiletsDave lives in Miami, Florida, with his wife, Michelle, a sportswriter He has a son, Rob, and a daughter, Sophie, neither of whom thinks he s funny.


LunaticsLunatics Kindle ´ Hardcover lunatics mobile, LunaticsLunatics eBookOne of them is a bestselling Pulitzer Prize winning humorist The other is a winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor Together, they form the League of Comic Justice, battling evildoers in the name of Okay, we made that line up What they do form is a writing team of pure comic genius, and they will have you laughing like idiotsPhilip Horkman is a happy man the owner of a pet store called The Wine Shop, and on Sundays a referee for kids soccer Jeffrey Peckerman is the sole sane person in a world filled with goddamned jerks and morons, and he s having a really bad day The two of them are about to collide in a swiftly escalating series of events that will send them running for their lives, pursued by the police, soldiers, terrorists, subversives, bears, and a man dressed as Chuck E CheeseWhere that all takes them you can t begin to guess, but the literary journey there is a masterpiece of inspiration and mayhem But what else would you expect from the League of Comic Justice.

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  1. Martin says:

    ADVISORY Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel have both written books for children This is definitely not one of them.A series of misunderstandings between Philip, a pet shop owner and all around good guy, and Jeffery, a forensic plumber and complete asshole, escalate into international terrorism, revolution and the end of Donald Trump s political career.Just a simple misunderstanding, officerLooking back, I realize how it must have looked to the cops when they saw me They re all tense, they have a ADVISORY Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel have both written books for children This is definitely not one of them.A series of misunderstandings between Philip, a pet shop owner and all around good guy, and Jeffery, a forensic plumber and complete asshole, escalate into international terrorism, revolution and the end of Donald Trump s political career.Just a simple misunderstanding, officerLooking back, I realize how it must have looked to the cops when they saw me They re all tense, they have a guy on the ground they think is Osama bin Whatever, and all of a sudden another guy, who they also don t know, comes running toward them in the middle of the Henry Hudson Parkway, shouting and waving his arms, and he has what looks like a monkey on his shoulder It could arouse suspicions, I can see that now.Please believe me The point is, it was all a big mistake I m not a terrorist The bartender nodded Of course, he said, if you are terrorist, you will say you are not terrorist Terrorists do not say, Hello, I am terrorist The speed of TVHe waved toward the TV set, which was showing pictures of me and Horkman over a headline that said BRIDGE TO TERROR There was also a logo, like a silhouette of the GW Bridge with a bomb in front of it Say what you want about TV news, they move fast A gas explosion wipes out a preschool, five minutes later they have a logo for it.Where is a good Samaritan when you need one In Des Moines, if people saw two guys tied up on the sidewalk, they d stop and help out, but this was New York, so nobody slowed down Most of them didn t even look up from texting.My lawyers Wait You re my lawyers I would hope so, for your sake, said Mike Because if we weren t your lawyers, this wouldn t be a privileged conversation And if that were the case, we d have no choice, as citizens, but to turn you in We d hate to do that, said Sharisse.I stared at them They were smiling at me, big smiles Like moray eels, but without the warmth.Land Ho And so we went to Cuba It took us six hours, with CNN, Fox, and the rest of the news networks covering every second They were showing aerial shots of our ship, and you could see that there were big U.S navy vessels surrounding us, just out of sight over the horizon Also there reportedly were submarines in the area, including some from China and Russia There were all kinds of Terrorism Experts on TV, and they were going nuts, throwing out theories about what was happening, what our plan was, what the U.S should do, what would happen next Everybody agreed that tensions in the Caribbean had not been this high since the Cuban Missile Crisis.The secret rescuers Who are you guys We ll ask the questions, answered my rescuer He definitely had an American accent Suddenly it hit me who these guys had to be Jesus, I said Are you Navy SEAL Team 6 One of them snorted We call Navy SEAL Team 6 the Campfire Girls, he said So who are you I said He took a step closer and said, Did you ever hear of the U.S Coast Guard Salamander Unit 9 No, I said Good, he said Because we don t exist Revolution by virusWhen activated, the virus immediately senses and penetrates any nearby networks Once it gets inside, it quickly replicates itself and mutates as necessary until it has totally taken over The effects, as we saw in China, are swift, and utterly devastating WILLIAMS Do we have any idea who developed this virus, and how Horkman and Peckerman would have obtained it PEARSON That s a murky area, Brian All we really know is that whoever developed it must have extremely advanced programming capabilities The U.S is believed to be doing top secret work in this area, as are Israel, North Korea, Russia, Japan, and no doubt other nations as well It s also possible that another kind of sophisticated, extremely powerful and obsessively secretive international entity is behind this whole thing.WILLIAMS You don t mean.PEARSON That s right, Brian Google.WILLIAMS My God.PEARSON I m told Apple may be working on something similar, but with a cleaner design A humorous story of how misadventure helped many millions of people and overturned world politics.Unfortunately the funniest parts should not be retold at your dining table in front of your grandmother and maiden aunts.Enjoy

  2. Cyndi says:

    This is the hilarious story of two men on a comedic adventure like the Stooges or Laurel and Hardy Just one after another madcap happening The two men begin as enemies and end as enemies No character development just fun And now we know who to blame for the president Apparently these two lunatics Lol

  3. May says:

    Note I had a hard time trying to review this book because I guess I disliked it so much that I blocked it out of my memory and couldn t remember what book I had just returned to the library I was so excited to read this when I saw that Dave Barry co authored I have read quite a few of his utterly hilarious columns and thought that the book would be of that caliber Apparently he should stick to column writing Although there were plenty of comedic moments that had me giggling out loud, 90% Note I had a hard time trying to review this book because I guess I disliked it so much that I blocked it out of my memory and couldn t remember what book I had just returned to the library I was so excited to read this when I saw that Dave Barry co authored I have read quite a few of his utterly hilarious columns and thought that the book would be of that caliber Apparently he should stick to column writing Although there were plenty of comedic moments that had me giggling out loud, 90% of the time I was reading the book because I had started it and felt like I had to finish it You know that phrase, couldn t put it down This book was one I had a hard time picking up I even started and finished another book before I finished this one, it was that difficult Mostly, the problem was the characters The book switches between two perspectives, but both are so odious One is a complete milquetoast and the other one is such a raging asshole that even I, a person that tends to appreciate fellow angry at other humans for being stupid people, could not sympathize Would not really recommend this to anyone

  4. Nicole says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I received this book as an ARC giveaway on goodreads.com.I wanted to like Lunatics, I really did The first 60 or so pages were good Buddy the lemur s antics had me laughing out loud frequently A lemur with a taser is pretty stinking funny.Unfortunately, once Buddy made his unceremonious exit from the story line, everything especially the humor seemed to go downhill I had a hard time with the main characters Peckerman really is intentionally obnoxious, but becomes so over the top t I received this book as an ARC giveaway on goodreads.com.I wanted to like Lunatics, I really did The first 60 or so pages were good Buddy the lemur s antics had me laughing out loud frequently A lemur with a taser is pretty stinking funny.Unfortunately, once Buddy made his unceremonious exit from the story line, everything especially the humor seemed to go downhill I had a hard time with the main characters Peckerman really is intentionally obnoxious, but becomes so over the top that I found myself skimming his chapters just because I was tired of his idiotic, racist rants Horkman takes a 180 on the cruise ship that I didn t feel rang true to his character at all, only for that tangent to drop out of the plot and wrap up in the epilogue in an utterly unbelievable fashion The whole scenario required far too much suspension of disbelief and became utterly ridiculous by about halfway through The last third I rushed through just to finish and move on to something else Overall, I found Lunatics disappointingly unfunny and long

  5. Allison Renner says:

    This book comes with an advisory Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel have both written books for children This is definitely not one of them It s not, but I love that such a nonsensical book was written for adults The whole plot line is just silly everything happens by chance, is misinterpreted, and then leads to something else crazy happening It s delightful I laughed out loud at least once a chapter, and most chapters were just a couple of pages If you want to read something fun that will m This book comes with an advisory Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel have both written books for children This is definitely not one of them It s not, but I love that such a nonsensical book was written for adults The whole plot line is just silly everything happens by chance, is misinterpreted, and then leads to something else crazy happening It s delightful I laughed out loud at least once a chapter, and most chapters were just a couple of pages If you want to read something fun that will make you think a little and laugh a lot, this is your book And the laughs aren t limited to the text itself a blurb on the back reads Reading Alan Zweibel makes me laugh out loud And yet it is not a particularly funny name Eric Idle and the page that dedicates the book to the authors wives, who, if we had discussed the idea with them ahead of time, would definitely have discouraged us

  6. Norm says:

    One of the main characters pees on Sarah Palin.If that doesn t make you want to read the book, it s because you don t like fart jokes, you don t laugh at pratfalls, the f word makes you uncomfortable, and you never enjoyed Dave Barry s stuff.Barry s Pulitzer Prize articles appeared every Sunday in the Chicago Trib, and gave me something to laugh at whenever the comics page disappointed And he rarely failed with his exploding cows and alert readers I was hooked on Dave Barry for years.Then he One of the main characters pees on Sarah Palin.If that doesn t make you want to read the book, it s because you don t like fart jokes, you don t laugh at pratfalls, the f word makes you uncomfortable, and you never enjoyed Dave Barry s stuff.Barry s Pulitzer Prize articles appeared every Sunday in the Chicago Trib, and gave me something to laugh at whenever the comics page disappointed And he rarely failed with his exploding cows and alert readers I was hooked on Dave Barry for years.Then he turned his remarkable talents to writing fiction with Big Trouble and Tricky Business and if you love wacky stories that will leave you grinning like a monkey in a banana tree, read the books.Any time two writers collaborate on a single work, it s sometimes difficult to see each writer s efforts When Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson wrote their Peter Pan YA series it wasn t so hard If there was a funny part, it was probably Barry But there weren t enough of those for me.Not so for Lunatics I have to admit, I don t know Alan Zweibel, but if he truly wrote any parts of Lunatics, he s in Barry s league he won the Thurber award, so he probably is I downloaded a Zweibel book after reading Lunatics.You can tell they had a blast writing this And I m sure I don t even get all of the jokes Dave Barry s assistant Judy Smith even gets a cameo as an NBC China correspondent I m sure there are a lotinside jokes that went over my head.Yes, this is a sophomoric book Yes, there s too much naughty language But if you want a book that takes lunacy to another level, you won t find a better read And Sarah Palin gets peed on.It doesn t get any better than that.Normhttp www.normcowie.com

  7. Laura says:

    Nope, nope, nope DNF d at 20% I was looking for something fun and silly after a run of heavy books and this came recommended, but WHAT THE HELL It was too stupid and juvenile to be funny Everyone was a total arsehole The supposed nice guy was keeping an endangered lemur in a tiny cage Said lemur ends up being swung around by its tail during a school dance recital at the 15% mark The lemur then steals a police gun and shoots upwards, the bullet goes through the bottom of a helicopter Nope, nope, nope DNF d at 20% I was looking for something fun and silly after a run of heavy books and this came recommended, but WHAT THE HELL It was too stupid and juvenile to be funny Everyone was a total arsehole The supposed nice guy was keeping an endangered lemur in a tiny cage Said lemur ends up being swung around by its tail during a school dance recital at the 15% mark The lemur then steals a police gun and shoots upwards, the bullet goes through the bottom of a helicopter and lodges in the pilot s scrotum I stopped reading at around this point I just can t I know it s meant to be absurdist and satirical, and maybe it would work OK as a film or sitcom, but for a book to be funny there needs to be some kind of internal consistency, some subtlety, a little bit of comic timing and wryness and the characters need to make sense and play off each other In this case the protagonists were just two deluded bellends raging around being racist, sexist, homophobic wankers.I m not going to rate it because I didn t finish it Just going to move onto something that s actually fun and silly Better things to do with my time

  8. Ange H says:

    Lunatics is a work of staggering comic genius and shrewd political insight I m a lifelong Dave Barry fan so your results may vary, but holy cr p this made me laugh How could anyone not get a kick out of this crazy story Two nerdy Jewish guys from New Jersey get into a feud over a disputed call at their daughters soccer game, and inadvertently become embroiled in a series of international political events that change the course of world history Each episode isabsurd than the last Supe Lunatics is a work of staggering comic genius and shrewd political insight I m a lifelong Dave Barry fan so your results may vary, but holy cr p this made me laugh How could anyone not get a kick out of this crazy story Two nerdy Jewish guys from New Jersey get into a feud over a disputed call at their daughters soccer game, and inadvertently become embroiled in a series of international political events that change the course of world history Each episode isabsurd than the last Super fun

  9. Joanne Roehm says:

    Absolutely hilarious Not my usual kind of read but it was so silly it had me laughing out loud Quick and easy read perfect summer fun Loved it

  10. Stephen says:

    A work of comedic genius Phillip Horkman is a nice guy He owns a pet store called The Wine Shop He referees youth soccer games.Jeffrey Peckerman thinks he s the only sane person in a world full of douchebags.What begins as Phillip calling Jeffrey s daughter off sides at a 10 year old and under soccer match turns into the two men being the subjects of a worldwide manhunt as sexually deviant terrorists Laugh out loud hilarious hi jinks