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Fisher's Hornpipe

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  77 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
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Published December 1st 1984 by Bantam Books (first published 1983)
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Jamie
Aug 10, 2009 Jamie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who's ever had a really, really bad day, and/or is marginally insane
Ha-ha, the crazy coincidence of reading this one right on top of Dubin’s Lives. Even with the bleak northeast, Walden and Thoreau in common, I’m scared to even lay the two books side-by-side, like they could somehow come alive and beat the crap out of each other.

I haven’t read a book this zany and insane since Heller left Pianosa— not that it’s the same perfectly orchestrated riotous insanity as Catch-22, but I loved it and how could you not, the disaffected overanxious and all too sincere Fishe
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Raül De Tena
Apr 01, 2013 Raül De Tena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
La apertura de “Boston. Sonata para Violín sin Cuerdas” (publicado en nuestro país por Automática) es francamente espectacular: el protagonista, William Fisher, pasea por la laguna helada de Walden y se topa con el mismísimo Henry David Thoreau que, bajo el hielo, dentro del agua, le pide ayuda para poder salir de nuevo hacia la superficie. En su huída a la búsqueda de auxilio, Fisher da un traspiés y cae estrepitosamente sobre el hielo, abriéndose la cabeza… Imposible pensar en un arranque más ...more
Edward
Aug 27, 2007 Edward added it
"This Bandage has nothing to do with my behavior!"
Having experienced both Boston and a head injury, i have a certain fondness for this title.
Erica Ferencik
Jan 30, 2013 Erica Ferencik rated it it was amazing
Just the funniest book ever written, that's all. Read it peeples!!!
Katherine Catmull
Jun 09, 2011 Katherine Catmull rated it it was amazing
Hilarious. Just hugely energetic and fluent hilarity. LOVE.
GailA
Jun 20, 2008 GailA rated it it was amazing
This is the funniest book I've ever read! Loved it
Les
Mar 09, 2008 Les rated it it was amazing
The funniest book I ever read!
César
May 13, 2015 César rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4,5
Dan
Apr 13, 2010 Dan rated it really liked it
Fisher seems to live in a perpetual nervous breakdown. You can take his absurdities in reason and action as real, understanding him as a self-destructive neurotic, perhaps trying to heal himself, perhaps not. Or you can take the absurdities as exaggerations that are not literally true but reflect both his feelings and his effort to purge the clutter in his life-- just as we can enjoy the singing in opera and take it as a reflection of feelings without believing that the story is about people who ...more
Alison
Oct 04, 2007 Alison rated it liked it
very silly, slapstick fiction but fun. like a light weight Confederacy of Dunces
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