Here's Mark, with an aside: "As I browse through this astonishing array of contraband, I can't help but marvel at the ingenuity of the inmates. In the Body Cavity/Rectal section, for instance--I can imagine someone smuggling in a wrapped shank ... But four 5-piece place settings of Bastille stainless-steel flatware? I can see how, during a visit, a girlfriend could convey, through a kiss, a condom partially filled with heroin. But a 959-piece Alsatian Village Puzzle? How? Piece by piece, one kiss per visit per week? Imagine the incarcerated hobbyist's Zen-like equanimity."
Rich stuff, this. But as disorienting as the book may be, it possesses a brutal amount of horsepower--the amount of laughs it will induce excuse myriad indulgences. Half novel, half screenplay, packed to the endpapers with pop culture, The Tetherballs of Bougainville is a full-body experience. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
ive read this book a couple of times. laugh out loud funny. a must read for cinema buffs, druug buffs, stripper buffs, tetherball buffsPublished 8 months ago by R. Gutierrez
Well, that was...not as weird and cryptic as I would've thought...and rather short! The second half of THE TETHERBALLS OF BOUGAINVILLE is actually a screenplay so it goes by fast. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jean-Benoit Lelievre
Very funny, digressive and mercilessly funny, the plot jumps hither and yon, returning to the central story after detouring through hilarity. READ THIS!Published on April 7, 2012 by D. ROSEN
Well could be fancy and say its a post modernist novel with a form that counters the tyranny of the outdated narrative and naturalist tradition. Read morePublished on February 24, 2008 by John
This must be the best of Leyner's books, but it's still a difficult read. It's like drinking down a jug a Frank's Red Hot Sauce, and I don't think I'd wanna meet anyone who read it... Read morePublished on June 19, 2006 by Keith Otis Edwards
This is one of those books that if you get it, you love it, but if you don't get it you're in for 300 pages of extreme pain. Read morePublished on January 16, 2004 by Stephen Goldberger
I laughed so hard I almost puked--many times. I don't know how else to describe his writing, because I've never encountered anything like it anywhere. Read morePublished on September 12, 2003 by aynge mackay
This book is funny, I will give it that, but it can drag on and on and .... well, you get my point. I liked how the structure of the book changed from a story, to a screen play,... Read morePublished on September 18, 2002 by jmz