Thursday, February 16, 2012

A review of Lunatics by Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel

A review of Lunatics by Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel

This is the funniest book I have read in years. It is the story of two middle-aged Jewish men living in New Jersey. Phillip and Jeffrey meet at a kids' soccer game and instantly hate each other.  Several hours later, they separately drive across the George Washington Bridge and both get involved in an incident that the NYPD interprets as an attempted terrorist attack to blow up the bridge.  The two escape and slink around northern Manhattan while their photos are broadcast non-stop on TV.  They are captured by a real terrorist cell whose leader is terribly angry because Phillip and Jeffery didn't give him a curtesy call to tip him off about the attack.  He plans to teach them some respect using the Bronx Zoo and a pair of large brown bears.
Phillip and Jeffery manage to escape from Manhattan, despite all the roadblocks and travel to Cuba, Somalia, Yemen, China and the Republican National Convention.  At the convention Donald Trump and Sarah Palin make guest appearances.

If you like humor, read this book.

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