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The Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror (The Snarkout Boys #2)

(The Snarkout Boys #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  368 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Walter Galt, Winston Bongo, and their female friend Rat have an adventure involving a beatnik poet and a werewolf.
Hardcover, 191 pages
Published May 1984 by William Morrow & Co. (first published 1984)
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Feb 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who beleives in fiction
Shelves: fiction, favorites
Bob Wald is quoted as saying that if you really believe in quantum mechanics then you cannot take it seriously. Daniel Pinkwater demonstrates the same principal for fiction. He really believes in fiction--I'm not saying that he believes fictitious stories to be real; No, he really believes in the power of fiction. But he will not allow anyone to take his writing seriously. In truth I don't know if that is really how Daniel Pinkwater himself views it. But after reading two of his books, that is m ...more
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Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Stoplight on the corner of 5th and Snark is wanging, banging Clanging in the wind. Oh James Dean where are you now? Squashed in your porsca just when we need you. And the muscle bound crumb bums threaten to beat me up... Just cause I'm weird.- As read by the poet Johnathan Quicksilver at the Dharma Buttons Coffee House, I have that memorized, I've listened to this audio book a bunch of times. Although I agree this book is not nearly as entertaining as The Avocado Of Death, I am dissapointed ...more
Jul 14, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Daniel Pinkwater's best. Maybe the best young adult novel ever written. Beat poetry, werewolves, drive-in movies, record-listening parties, professional wrestling, and root beer with a special ingredient. I can't possibly recommend this book enough. ...more
Heidi Burkhart
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pinkwater makes me laugh with each and every one of his books. He is funny, very clever, and has his own unique imaginative style. There are only two books about the Snarkout Boys...I could read a dozen!
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-books
The second in the Snarkout Boys, and my favorite. Particularly the snippets from the Baconburg Horror's POV. I really wish I had been able to read these books when I was a teenager, rather than an adult. Then I would have been able to love them longer. :) A wonderful follow up to The Avocado of Death. ...more
Shervyn Von hoerl

This is the second novel in the Snark-Out Boys Duology, which means it's a hilarious, laugh-out-loud romp of a monster story. Mr. Pinkwater's sense of comedic timing is flawless and his playing around with chapter structure makes the jokes even better.
Jan 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Another kick ass book from my childhood. I have read it multiple times as both a child and an adult ~ it cracks me up every time :) Totally wacky! I love the pictures of Pinkwater on the back, slowly turning into a Warewolf.
Pop Bop
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
The Snarkout Boys Are Baaack

I'm a Numero Uno Pinkwater fan. Not as big a fan as Rat is of James Dean, but still. I get a kick out of the Snarkout Boys, but even I would admit that, for me, they fall in the middle of the Pinkwater canon.

Put aside all of Pinkwater's kids' books, (Bongo Larry, the Werewolf Club, maybe the Hoboken Chicken stories, and so on). Put aside the adult book. Consider the tween/YA books. I put "The Education of Robert Nifkin", "Lizard Music", and the three books in the Nedd
Marsha Valance
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Two teenage boys and their unusual allies fight to save Baconburg in this hysterically funny novel.
Jo Ann
May 13, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an amusing read. There is a werewolf in town and they want to catch it but first they have to find it!
Emily Von pfahl
I'm obviously in the minority when it comes to rating this book. I guess I just didn't get the humor, because I didn't find it all that funny. It was too implausible to be realistic fiction, but it wasn't weird enough to be fantasy exactly. Just random. ...more
Angela Randall
This book was mentioned in a GeekDad article on the best halloween books for kids. See Goodreads list here. ...more
Oct 04, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-grade
A disappointment, really. I remember the Avocado of Death being a lot better than this. I was looking for more mystery and adventure, but what I got I could barely tolerate at times. Maybe I was just not in the right mood. The World Owes Me a Living Cause I'm Short. ...more
I've listened to this 3 times now and it still cracks me up. Anyone not familiar with Daniel Pinkwater needs to rectify that! He is HILARIOUS. And I love that he narrated both of his Snarkout Boys books. ...more
Nov 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Because I read it, it's awesome. ...more
Aric Brose
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as first book. The ending was a little convoluted. But still a very quirky book.
Aug 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun stuff.
What a strange yet enjoyable book! I would have loved this when I was younger.
Oct 27, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this better than the first one. Anything is better with werewolves. Strangely, these books make me want to eat more avocados.
Jun 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who are weird, wacky or different. Kids. Space Aliens. All my friends.
This book was hilarious and awesome. I've never enjoyed a writer's style more. I must track down a copy of the first one, Avocado of Death. ...more
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Daniel Manus Pinkwater is an author of mostly children's books and is an occasional commentator on National Public Radio. He attended Bard College. Well-known books include Lizard Music, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, Fat Men from Space, Borgel, and the picture book The Big Orange Splot. Pinkwater has also illustrated many of his books in the past, although for more recent works that ...more

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