"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?" The two will journey for weeks upriver into the jungles of the fictional land of Hawaii, seeking to steal a precious piece of cultural patrimony and vying for the affections of the beautiful but crabby Leilani, who does not even warm to our narrator's sock puppet routine. "What was wrong with her?" he wonders. "Was she crazy? A beautiful girl who was also crazy was something I'd never heard of."
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 4, the boat is attacked by natives shooting blowdarts. "I don't know if you've ever had a blowdart hangover, but they are the worst. They make you swear never to get hit by one again."
Any resemblance to real Pacific islands is purely coincidental.
â†’ Listen to Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of the novel.