'I am greatly relieved that the universe is finally explainable. I was beginning to think it was me.' Thus begins 'Strung Out', Woody Allen's hilarious application of the laws of the universe to daily life. Mere Anarchy, Woody Allen's first collection in over 25 years, features eighteen witty, wild and intelligent comic pieces - eight of which have never been in print befo...more
Browsing the database of the local library I found this collection stories by Woody Allen and decided to give it a try. And I am so happy I did so, because these stories fascinated me so much with their absurdism. Allen truly is a creative genius who can m ...more
Well Woody hasn't marched this yard si ...more
I had a few chuckles but no laugh-out-louds. Sometimes my mind wandered. I like his weird mind. Woody Allen has a strange relationship with food. Several times he mentioned something odd with food. Many of the vignettes did not have endings. He just sort of stopped.
Woody Allen narrated this. It was better than his narration of some of his earlier works. In those he spoke too fast, not pausing enough for ideas to settle and for a laugh.
Regardless of the unsolved mystery, I had Woody Allen on the brain recently because I had read Diane Keaton's ...more
- Pues... no mucho...
- Con este libro, lo serás.
Bueno, discrepo con mi amigo invisible y sus sentencias lapidarias (este libro fue un regalo navideño).
Cuando tenía trece y catorce años me encantaba Woody Allen. Pelis como La última noche de Boris Grushenko y El dormilón; las densas no las conocía. Leí Como Acabar De Una Vez Por Todas Con LA Cultura/Getting Even, y Without Feathers, que me descubrió a Emily Dickinson. Apelaban a mi necesidad adolescente de tener frases sarc ...more
A master of satire, I think his talent lies in the way he turns his sentences subtly taking them one way, when they start out seemingly heading some place else. Li ...more
Suurin osa näistä anarkistisista novelleista sijoittuu New Yorkiin, ja aiheina on aika usein jokin lehtijuttu tai jollekin julkkikselle sattunut tapahtuma tai kommellus.
Kokoelmana kirja on aika epätasainen. Muutamien täytenovellien lisäksi siinä on poskettoman hauskoja ja tragikoomisia kertomuksia. Jos lukija jaks ...more
The best part is his word-smithing, which includes such gems as “connubial holocaust” for divorce (p. 7) and a translation of the Ameri ...more
But if you like stuff that's over the top, you'l ...more
Here is an example of that which I speak, "a quincunx* of loyal minions scurried forward" "a salivating lycanthrope*". This one I had to admit was funny, "my son from a previous connubial holocaust".
So, at times, it was funny but most of the time it was tenebrous, obtuse and pedantic.
Ps - I read some of his other books, and they're far better than this.
Reminds me of that Family Guy episode with the manatees...
Woody Allen has a crackling sharp, snappy turn of phrase, his own Allensian language that is a delight to unravel even though all your synapses are forced to speed up to take in all the good stuff in the process!
I know that Mr A ...more