A humor classic by one of the funniest writers today, SIDE EFFECTS is a treat for all those who know his work and those just discovering how gifted he is. Included here are such classics as REMEMBERING NEEDLEMAN, THE KUGELMASS EPISODE, a new story called CONFESSIONS OF A BUGLAR, and 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
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 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
Двама души отделно един от друг ме предупредиха, че Уди Алън на хартия е толкова странен, че няма как да ми хареса. Но като виден фен на “Вики, Кристина, Барселона” (и др.) нямаше как да не пробвам. И се оказа, че колкото е по-странно, толкова е по-забавно. Отдавна не бях попадал на проза, която е до такава степен отделена от обичайните окови на значенията на думите, на начините за тяхното свързване, преплитане и ра...more
“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
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
Estos relatos satíricos, entre los que se incluyen dos breves piezas teatrales, reflejan la esencia misma de las preocupaciones que obsesionan a Woody: Dios, la muerte, el amor y el sexo.
Tanto si especula con la filosofía, la ciencia, como si...more
I don't really find this a light read despite the fact it's under 250 pages. You're going to...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
"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