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Author:
Chuck Barris
ISBN13:
978-1416575597
ISBN:
1416575596
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Publisher:
Simon & Schuster; Original edition (June 2, 2009)
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1154 kb
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Besides being entertaining, the book is easy to read, has an interesting little mystery connected in it, and a variety of characters who he develops just enough so that you can structure a fine superficial opinion about them.

Ships from and sold by ebooksweb. Besides being entertaining, the book is easy to read, has an interesting little mystery connected in it, and a variety of characters who he develops just enough so that you can structure a fine superficial opinion about them. I suppose to really appreciate Barris you have to see life from his point of view, and from his point, there are a lot of funny, misfit people and situations in the world.

Who Killed Art Deco? book. Comic legend: Chuck Barris is the creator and former producer of The Gong Show, The Newlywed Game, and The Dating Game, among many others

Who Killed Art Deco? book. Comic legend: Chuck Barris is the creator and former producer of The Gong Show, The Newlywed Game, and The Dating Game, among many others. His memoir, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind From the infamous mind of a comic madman-and the author of the sardonic The Big Question-comes a mind-numbingly hilarious parody of cop dramas, police procedurals, and America’s upper crust.

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A Novel", Chuck Barris. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Who Killed Art Deco?: A Novel" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. The deadpan dialogue, investigative snafus, crime drama parody, and cast of hilarious characters in Who Killed Art Deco? bring to mind an unholy combination of Agatha Christie and the Pink Panther, with just a dash of Homicide. This is a dark and delightfully funny book from an equally, delightfully, troubled mind.

Who Killed Art Deco? A Novel. Barris, who gained early fame as the creator of such television fare as The Gong Show, is a wildly inventive writer whose imagination takes him, and us, to some very strange and entertaining places. - David Pitt, Booklist. Once he kicks into gear, Barris is as antic in mystery mode as in any other. Like a more linear Tim Dorsey, the former Gong Show host (The Big Question, 2007, et. deadpans his way through his detection debut, delivered shotgun style.

Who Killed Art Deco?: A Novel. Art Deco Jr. is heir to a vast fortune, scion of one of America's most powerful men - Art Deco Sr. - though by the time we meet him in these pages, Art has fallen into a life of depravity: booze, drugs, you name it. The Deco family is almost too embarrassed to acknowledge him as their own. And by the time Art is found shot dead in his elegant Manhattan apartment, there is a long list of friends and family who may have wanted to kill him - so the police have their work cut out for them.

Who Killed Art Deco? Author. Simon & Schuster. Chuck Barris’ 1984 autobiography, Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, is best remembered these days as an outrageous prank, the sort of nose-thumbing craziness expected from the man responsible for TV shows like The Gong Show and The Dating Game. The book and the movie it inspired were rife with comic invention, re-imagining Barris as some kind of golden-boy n who spent his time killing America’s enemies when he wasn’t lowering the tastes of the American public, but underneath all the lunacy and violence was a deep, pervasive melancholy.

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Who Killed Art Deco? . 0 5 Author: Chuck Barris.

Jimmy Nettlestein always thought treating corns and calluses caused his asthma. So when sister Nettie is offered a professorship at Bowling Green University, he chucks his Philadelphia podiatry practice and heads with her to Kentucky, changing his surname to Netts and positioning himself first in the Yellow Pages as America’s Detectives. Sure enough: no feet, no asthma.

From the infamous mind of a comic madman—and the author of the sardonic The Big Question—comes a mind-numbingly hilarious parody of cop dramas, police procedurals, and America’s upper crust. • Comic legend: Chuck Barris is the creator and former producer of The Gong Show, The Newlywed Game, and The Dating Game, among many others. His memoir, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, sparked a worldwide debate as to the validity of his professed identity when he claimed to have worked as an assassin for the Central Intelligence Agency during the 1960s and the 1970s. As a storyteller, Barris is the blackest comedian there is. As a satirist, he may be one of the best writers around today. • A masterful spoof: Art Deco Jr. is heir to a vast fortune, scion of one of America’s most powerful men—but he is also the black sheep of the family. When he is found murdered in his Manhattan apartment, everyone wonders who could have killed him. Was it Art’s recently spurned lover, Eddie Cotton, the failed actor and gigolo? Was it one of Art’s own relatives, all of whom seem ready to disown him for tarnishing the family name? As the investigation unfolds, it becomes apparent to the novice detective Jimmy Netts that without an actual license, it’s tough to investigate anything resembling a crime scene. Full of uproarious investigative snafus, Who Killed Art Deco? is a dark and delightfully funny book from an equally troubled mind.
  • Great read! A fast-moving mystery with snappy dialog and classic Chuck Barris humor that had me chucking out loud. Wonderful and consistent character development -- you KNOW these people. Interesting plot with just enough (but not too many) twists. I finished it in one sitting with ease, just couldn't put it down.

  • Yes, that Chuck Barris, of "Gong Show" fame. Adjust expectations accordingly.

  • It started out with a-fixing a permanent smile to my face.

    When I got to page 23, the line: "Eddie Cantelone was a twenty-five-year old lying, sleazy scuzzbag" brought about my first out-loud chuckle.

    By the time I was a third of the way into the book, the people at the next table were giving me weird glances. By halfway, the task of holding back the tears and trying to stop my sides from heaving were too much so I had to go home. That's Chuck Barris.

    Of course Chuck has always made me laugh, even when he isn't writing, but Who Killed Art Deco is bound to please everyone. Art Deco Jr. is the reluctant heir of Deco Industries who despises his father, his siblings, and everything about his wealthy lifestyle. To compensate, he undertakes the bohemian lifestyle in New York and engages a variety of misfits, any of whom could be responsible for his demise. Seeking vengeance, Deco senior persuades a novice investigator to find the killer. And as Chuck would say, the chuckles keep coming.

    Besides being entertaining, the book is easy to read, has an interesting little mystery connected in it, and a variety of characters who he develops just enough so that you can structure a fine superficial opinion about them.

    I suppose to really appreciate Barris you have to see life from his point of view, and from his point, there are a lot of funny, misfit people and situations in the world.

  • Chuck Barris Fans - Take Art Deco to the beach

    Those of us who are lifelong fans of Chuck Barris will find Who Killed Art Deco to be the icing on the cake in his prolific career. He draws you inside the character's personas, paints backdrops that are perfect accompaniments to the story and weaves a tale that makes one not want to put the book down.

    It is a love story, a satire, a comedy, a mystery, a commentary on modern life and a fun read for any sunny beach.

  • What a wonderful read; funny, engaging, a bit of a mystery but nothing scary, and a sordid tale thrown in for good measure. The family of Art Deco is a cast of curious characters. His life and ultimate death leads the reader on a fantastic journey. I just wish Barris would write more books like this!