“What did he do?” I asked, eyes as wide as a newborn doe.
“He married his daughter,” she said before she stalked away.
I was perplexed. Initially...more
The Lunatic's Tale features one of my favorite punchlines: "My first wife was brilliant, but had no sense of humor. Of the Marx Brothers, she was convinced the amu...more
An interesting journey through the absurd mind of such an eccentric nervous genius that enables you to think and laugh at the same time!
Vale, que a veces las bromas son muy concretas, y que sin un contexto compartido son difíciles de pillar. Pero tío, es que te sobras. Son las típicas bromas de "voy a quedar de intelig...more
My main problem was the narrator Woody Allen who is also the author. He did not pause enough. When I was having a laugh or thoughtful reaction, he sped onto the next item. That was frustrating. Several times I had to stop the tape so I could savor the humor and not quickly forget it. If he were standing before an audience he’d stop for the laughs.
Unabridged audiobook length: 3 hrs and 35 mins. Swearing language: mild with Jesus Christ used about t...more
The first few stories are wackier than those that come later (still so good), but it seems like Allen figures out what he set out to do prett...more
The trial, which took place over the following weeks, was like a circus, although there was some difficulty getting the elephants into the courtroom. At last, the jury...more
I don't really find this a light read despite the fact it's under 250 pages. You're going to...more
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Arthur “Artsy-Fartsy” Copsky, director of the scat horror classic I Know What You Had for Dinner Yesterday: Corn, died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday. Unfortunately, he was driving a sch...more
Nevertheless, I prefer him as a director than author.
As a conclusion, it's not a bad book. Short stories with fancy contex...more
I am a huge Woody Allen fan. I adore his movies, and I really wanted to be madly in love with this book, but I wasn't. It was funny--I laughed aloud quite a few times--but only about half of the stories were really memorable, and the last one, Retribution, actually had me a little bit bored. It was an enjoyable, quick read, but isn't on my list of favorites.
My favorite story from the whole book (a sort of dialogue/sketch, really) was My Apology, where Allen imagines himself as Socrates dying for...more
"What advice would I give the average home-owner to protect himself against burglars? Well, the first thing is to keep a light on in the house when you go out. It must be at least a sixty-watt bulb; anything less and the burglar will ransack the house out of contempt for the wattage....If it happens that you are going o...more
Reading other Goodread reviews, other people love this book. However, generally when one doesn't enjoy an author they don't force themselves to read the book like I did.
Woody Allen and Tim...more