"When my friend Don suggested we go on a trip to the South Seas together, and offered to pay for the whole thing, I thought, Fine, but what's in it for me?"
From a simple male-bonding vacation, two feckless friends hatch a plan to steal a precious piece of cultural patrimony, the Golden Monkey. They will journey for weeks upriver into the jungles of the fictional land of Hawaii, dodging blowdarts, vying for the affections of the beautiful but crabby Leilani, and causing an unending stream of misery to those around them.
(Courtesy of Grand Central Publishing)
The Stench of Honolulu is the first novel by Jack Handey, the creator of Saturday Night Live's "Deep Thoughts with Jack Handey" and many stories for Studio 360. He read these excerpts exclusively for Studio 360.
In Part 2, our narrator and his friend Don head upriver into "the vast, untamed vastness" of Hawaii. But what is a swarm of vicious bats doing out in the daytime?
Any resemblance to real Pacific islands is purely coincidental.
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