Barry, Dave

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
An uproarious tale told in alternating voices follows the stories of a pet shop owner and a curmudgeon who find themselves on the run from police, terrorists, and a pizza chain mascot.

Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's, c2012.
ISBN: 0399158693
Characteristics: 309 p. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Zweibel, Alan


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Nov 21, 2014
  • stacylibcrd rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

laughed like a fool reading this. a fun very fictional story!

Jan 12, 2013
  • FRANCYNE PELCHAR rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A really funny novel. Ok, the plot is improbable, but who cares. The characters speak like real people. Saved it to read at home because if I would read it on the subway I might be mistaken for a nutter let out of the asylum.

Dec 25, 2012
  • loudem rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

What a wild ride. Funny to being absurd. Side splitting reading. The first part is best. The end part is weak, mostly because of US Politics. But the Sarah Palin incident, gross as it may be, is the cherry on the Sunday. The craziest book I ever read.

Nov 29, 2012
  • MadDoctor rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you liked Big Trouble and Tricky Buisiness, you'll like this one too.

Aug 21, 2012

A beach read. Improbable and hilarious. A chance meeting between two opposite characters ... and things go horribly wrong. Each chapter alternates between the views and actions of each character.

Jul 12, 2012
  • larrydu822 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Laugh out loud funny book written in the Dave Barry style his followers love. The plot line was absolutely ridiculous but it kept the pages turning. If your are offended by off-color humor and language, you may want to by-pass this one

Jun 17, 2012
  • bbb1771 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very funny book. Every absurd plot twist seems to only provoke the authors to come up with an even more absurd plot twist as quickly as possible. Two very funny minds writing a very funny book.

Mar 03, 2012
  • emerald2pac rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow this book is crazy funny and once you get into it you can't put it down. Alot of stupid humor but great book for normal people who don't get offended by every little thing. Will have you laughing out loud almost the whole way through. The characters are insane really insane actually but a great and extremely different read.

Feb 24, 2012
  • ANNEGERY rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

A lot of bathroom humour which is not in the least appealing.

Feb 06, 2012
  • bigreader68 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This has to be one of the funniest books I've read in a while. It's pretty out there as far as the story is concerned, but but Dave Barry is as funny as ever. I've never read any of Alan Zwiebel's writing before, but I nay have to check some more of it out after reading this.Parts of this book are a little crude, so if you are easily offended, you may want to skip it, but otherwise a great read.


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