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Author:
Tim Sandlin
ISBN13:
978-1594480225
ISBN:
1594480222
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Publisher:
Riverhead Trade (May 4, 2004)
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Genre Fiction
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4.5
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Tim Sandlin has published ten novels and a book of columns. He wrote eleven screenplays for hire; three have been made into movies.

In this outrageously funny look at the inanities of our age, acclaimed. Tim Sandlin has published ten novels and a book of columns. He turned forty with no phone, TV, or flush toilet and now he has all that stuff. Tim and his wife adopted a little girl from China. He is now living happily (indoors) with his family in Jackson, Wyoming. Books by Tim Sandlin. Mor. rivia About Honey Don't.

It's Sandlin at his most maverick best

It's Sandlin at his most maverick best.

Honey Don’t is a full frontal assault on the inanities of our age. Often outrageous, sometimes shocking, always wickedly funny, it is, in the end, utterly and slyly subversive. It is also Tim Sandlin at his most maverick best. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Tim SandlinReleased: Nov 26, 2013ISBN: 9781310869211Format: book.

comWhen reading Tim Sandlin's Honey Don't, one is tempted to make comparisons to other writers of very funny books: Carl Hiaasen, Tom Robbins, Kinky Friedman, and Robert Ferrigno, for starters

comWhen reading Tim Sandlin's Honey Don't, one is tempted to make comparisons to other writers of very funny books: Carl Hiaasen, Tom Robbins, Kinky Friedman, and Robert Ferrigno, for starters. But after consideration, the conclusion is that Sandlin is strictly sui generis. Nobody else is quite as over-the-top as Sandlin. His Gro Vont Trilogy, set in Wyoming, introduced readers to a motley group of free spirits, but this one has them all beat.

Biography I was born in Oklahoma; spent my summer rite-of-passage years in Wyoming while Dad worked seasonally for Grand Teton National Park

Biography I was born in Oklahoma; spent my summer rite-of-passage years in Wyoming while Dad worked seasonally for Grand Teton National Park. I worked over 40 entry-level jobs including driving an ice cream truck, skinning elk, cooking in a Chinese restaurant, train inventory for the Forest Service, caretaker of rental cabins, gardener for the Rockefellers, pizza parlor manager, belt buckle buffer, and multiple dishwashing jobs. The more mind-numbing jobs have helped me to hone my creative skills, but all of these experiences have helped me to learn to appreciate life and its inherent follies.

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comWhen reading Tim Sandlin's Honey Don't, one is tempted to make comparisons to other writers of very funny books: Carl Hiaasen, Tom Robbins, Kinky Friedman, and Robert Ferrigno, for starters.

A free-spirited young Texas woman becomes the center of a near-future political ring that includes a dying president, a mafia man fleeing his family and the Secret Service with a cache of stolen money, and a cocaine-addicted vice president. Reprint.
  • I am a big fan of Mr. Sandlin's, but...this is clearly his weakest work. It is more in the vein of a Tim Dorsey or Carl Hiaasen novel then it is a Sandlin. By the way, I am a fan of those two writers, but they don't compare to Sandlin's normal output.
    Unlike in the four other Sandlin books I have read, the characters do not come across as real people. Usually Sandlin's characters are flesh and blood despite the oddball plot devices. That was not the case in "Honey Don't". The characters never gained dimension.
    Another thing that got in my way was the title character of the novel, a Texas gal named Honey. I just flat out did not care for her as a person. Sandlin creates her as a woman who uses sex to manipulate her friends and enemies, and yet he clearly wants the reader to accept her as a sort of "hero" of the novel. Not me. Simply put, I could not stand her!
    Now, don't get me wrong, I did not go into this book expecting great things. When the advertised plot device is that a couple of yahoos accidentally kill the president as he is engaged in oral sex you know you are not reading a typical book. However, the text stretched the realm of possibility just too far for my tastes. Had the premise and resulting scenarios been a little more realistic and the characters stock types (or vice versa) I might have been able to stomach it. However, when both plot and characters are shallow and trite, the result is not good.
    I did laugh out loud a few times, and I read the book on the beach. It is perfect for that, just not much else.

  • To compare Tim Sandlin with Tom Robbins, as "one dust jacket critic" has, is a bit of a stretch. Nevertheless,I remain a fan, anxious to get my hands on his next offering.

    Having said this, Honey Don't was a mild disappointment. As in all Sandlin novels, the prose was entertaining and often humorous, but the book didn't seem to reach the levels of keen social awareness and psychological insight that we've seen in this fine writer's previous efforts, most notably The GroVont Trilogy.

    I don't mean to dog this book. If you're a Sandlin fan as I am, by all means read this book. Just don't expect too much.

  • I like his characters, I like his writing style, I like his storyline. If you're a fan of Sandlin, go ahead and read this. It'll give you a good chuckle here and there and you'll definitely keep turning the pages.

  • I just found Sandlin and I love his work. A real kick! Thank you Amazon for carrying his now out of print books.

  • I was a huge Tim Sandlin fan as a teenager. The GroVont trilogy books affected me. The characters stayed in my head. 'Western Swing' and 'Sex and Sunsets' were also winners. Still to this day, lines from all of those books will pop in my head unexpectedly. I wanted to write to Mr. Sandlin, as he asked the readers to on the back pages of his books, but I never did. I wanted to write a meaningful, poignant, witty letter so that he would know how much he meant to me, but worried that my words would be lacking, so I didn't. Then I read 'Honey, Don't,' and my desire to write him, or even read any more of his books fell away. Don't get me wrong. There are a lot of books in the world that are much, much worse. But this book, coming from the genius that is Tim Sandlin, was so disappointing that I cut myself off from his world for many years. I have recently started rereading his books (the GOOD ones), and remembered how brilliant he really is. If you are new to Tim Sandlin, please don't read this book. Read 'Skipped Parts' or ' Western Swing.' If you are a fan, I would skip this book. Honey Don't is the kind of book his characters make fun of. It's extremely trite, you don't connect with any of the characters, you don't really care what happens to any of them, and the entire plot is so far fetched and ridiculous that it's hard to even get through. Spend your money wisely and buy another book of his. He is still one of my all time favorite authors, and as a writer I give him 5 stars, but this book was dreadful.

  • I've only been on the Sandlin bandwagon for a year, but in that time I've read his first five novels--most more than once--and he's become one of my all-time favorite writers. That said, Honey Don't was a big disappointment.

    There are two main differences between this and Sandlin's earlier work. First, Sandlin uses third person for the first time and it robs the story of a lot of the quirky charm exuded by the narrators of his earlier books. Much of the humor in those works came from the awardward moments of self-awareness present in the characters. As a result, this one comes off as much more generic--there's really nobody for readers to relate to on the level of previous books. Rather than a Sandlin work, I kept feeling like I was reading a knock-off Carl Hiassen. That's not a terrible thing, its just not up to par with something like the GroVont trilogy.

    The second big difference is that rather than an off-beat look at life and relationships, Honey Don't functions more as political satire. While some of Sandlin's barbs hit the mark, too often things feel bitter so that on the whole this book lacks the insight and the pathos that made the earlier works so memorable.

    That's not to say the book isn't without considerable strengths. Its packed full of belly laughs and the characters, if somewhat two-dimensional, have enough quirks to keep readers entertained. There are a collection of hilarious scenes, ideas and lines. But in the end, none of it ever provokes much of an emotional reaction, making Honey Don't perfect as light beach reading but far short of Sandlin's most memorable effort.

    (interesting side-note--the plot of this book was first introduced as Kelly Palamino's unpublished fourth novel in "Sex and Sunsets" Sandlin's 1987 debut. Kelly didn't think it was that great either.)