WARNING!! Rated R for strong language!
If you get offended easily, DON’T READ THIS BOOK!
Philip Horkman is a happy man – the owner of a pet store called The Wine Shop and a referee for kids’ soccer on Sundays. 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, revolutionaries, pirates, a black ops team that does not exist – I repeat, does notexist – and a terrorist dressed as Chuck E. Cheese.
Where that all takes them, you can’t begin to guess.
I thought “Grasshopper Jungle” was a crazy book, but this is ten times more insane! And that’s saying something because that book had 6-foot-tall man-eating grasshoppers. The way Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel switch from one crazy situation to another was hysterical.
Jeffery Puckerman is by far the more interesting character, even if everything he says is a racial stereotype. It’s almost impressive how he is able to insult every ethnic group in the world in just one book. This man is either extremely racist or just plain stupid. Philip Horkman seems like the voice of reason initially. But as the story goes on, he turns out to be almost as insane as Puckerman.
Everyone thinks these guys are masterminds, but Puckerman and Horkman get through all of this craziness using plain dumb luck. I don’t know who’s dumber, these two or the people they meet along the way. This book shows just how stupid humans can be.
I listened to this book on audio on a road trip with my parents. It was a bit awkward, but I’m glad I listened to this book with them instead of ‘Grasshopper Jungle.’ I love listening to funny books with my parents. My mom has the best laugh, and my dad has a silent laugh, but sometimes sound comes out, and it’s always a treat. I’ve never heard my dad laugh so hard in his life. I spent most of this book shaking my head and laughing my butt off at all the insane things these two do in this story.
If you like insane stories where things keep getting worse, or if you’re a fan of ‘Dumb and Dumber,’ this is the book for you.