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by Kinky Friedman

  • ISBN: 0571201679
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: Kinky Friedman
  • Subcategory: Mystery
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber (September 6, 1999)
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • FB2 size: 1728 kb
  • EPUB size: 1538 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 936
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Kinky Friedman sure as hell doesn't know, but he's learning exactly how many it takes to send the geriatric plaster tumbling from the ceiling of his downtown New York loft. The culprit is one Winnie Katz, man-hating proprietress of a lesbian dance troupe that thunders daily through his waking dreams. And when Winnie won't even give it enough of a rest to let Kinky patch the hole, our hero, lost in a blue-gray haze of Irish whiskey and cigar smoke, takes drastic action

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How many lesbians can dance on the head of a pin? Kinky Friedman sure as hell doesn't know, but he's learning exactly how many it takes to send the geriatric plaster tumbling from the ceiling of his downtown New York loft.

Like Marx Brothers movies, most of his books are a transparent excuse for a romp on the middling-wild side with a bit of pinch and tickle to liven things up. Kinky's "mysteries" are genial propaganda for his cult of personality - and the occasional subpar effort will not slow the cult down. Spanking Watson nearly earns a flogging for its lazy and repetitious first half. But given the remarkable recovery of the second half, perhaps it should just be sent to its room without supper. Kinky Friedman will be at Barnes & Noble Arboretum on Thursday, September 9 at 6:30pm.

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Free books to read or listen online in a convenient form, a large collection, the best authors and series. Since having seemingly killed off his alter ego, Kinky Friedman, the curmudgeonly singer turned curmudgeonly crime solver of 17 novels, the Kinkster has not rested on his laurels. Instead, he has been busy running for the governor of Texas (he lost with more than 12 percent of the vote); selling cigars (Kinky Friedman Cigars, or, KFC); and writing columns for Texas Monthly. Now, in his latest effort, Kinky proffers advice.

Kinky tests which of the Village Irregulars is the most suitable Watson. Another very funny kinky novel.

Friedman released Kinky Friedman in 1974 for ABC Records, then toured with Bob Dylan in. .Friedman's early books have been republished by Friedman's own Vandam Press as ebooks. Spanking Watson (1999, ISBN 0-684-85061-3).

Friedman released Kinky Friedman in 1974 for ABC Records, then toured with Bob Dylan in 1975-1976. The Mile High Club (2000

Just as every dog must have its day, every Holmes should have his Watson, and so the indomitable, foul-mouthed private eye Kinky Friedman embarks on a plan to determine which of his dependable village irregulars will make the best sidekick.
Reviews about Spanking Watson (7):
Kakashkaliandiia
I only know Kinky Friedman from his bizarre appearances on the Don Imus radio program. When I saw Spanking Watson for sales for $5.99 more than a decade after its publication I decided to roll the dice. It seems Friedman is a failed country musician, turned novelist, with a preference for stories about nothing, that seem to be wrapped within an enigma. Maybe if I read more of these books (and I think that I will) I can start to understand if there is any point to this. I dont think there is, the book is just a chance for a worn-out Texan to reflect on life and his coterie of lost-souls, and to generate some witty dialogue and unusual situations.

Here we have a dance troup of lesbians working out their aggressions upstairs in Friedman's building to the point that the ceiling falls down. This is irrelevant to the rest of the story except that it leads Friedman to write a threatening note to the dance diva. It also leads to some questions about who is Joe the Hyena and whether he ever had a family. In order to entertain himself, Friedman uses the threatening note as a vehicle to put his co-horts, the Village Irregulars into action, if we can call it that. Several pretend to be alternative lifestylist in order to gain entry into the dance club upstairs. Another impersonates a utility worker to gain entry. None of this is going anywhere until it turns out that there really is a very bad guy on the premises. He not only carries several weapons, he wears carton character masks.

In the end it turns out that none of Friedman's pals are very good Watsons. Much like the original Sherlock, Friedman realizes that he has created all this diversion only to entertain himself, to while away the long winter afternoons, as Sherlock would have put it. The only useful Watson is a good Sherlock. I read this book quickly and enjoyed it, even though I dont understand the purpose, but maybe not having one is OK. This would have been a good episode of the Rockford Files but I am not sure there is enough meat here. Friedman is a master of turning a phrase and is certain to insult everyone with this book. For some reasons the original Texas Jew-boy has involved a lot of nuns and priests in this tale and speculates on their motives, ways of working, and anatomy extensively. I should also point out the book cover is a bit over the top, but it is an homage to a long forgotten French stage performer. Not sure why he is part of this story, but these are the mysteries of Friedman's life.
Whitebeard
I think some of the other reviewers here were right on target when they suggested that Kinky missed a beat here, and that this book was strangely unsatisfying. I know these novels are formulaic and not really plot-driven, but here the plot is virtually non-existent! The action, aside from some trips to eat with the Village Irregulars, takes place almost entirely in Friedman's building on VanDam Street in NYC. There are hardly any outside characters, aside from the espresso-swilling, mob-connected plasterers working on Kinky's ceiling after Winnie's lesbian dance class causes his ceiling to crumble. Even the "mystery" of the plot is a sham, as Kinky invents an imaginary stalker of Winnie to aggravate his neighbor and sets the Irregulars in motion to help solve the identity of the stalker.
I have read a couple of other Friedman books, and maybe the repetition here is just starting to wear on me. How many times do we readers need to be reminded about how the author lights his cigars, "keeping the match just under the tip..." How many times can he make a witty observation to the cat and then claim tongue in cheek : "The cat, of course, said nothing"? That line is present at least 25 times in this book, mostly cause Kinky never leaves the apartment. Also, as a little nugget for his high-brow fans, Friedman throws in references to some of his famous readers, like Don Imus, Bill Clinton and Joseph Heller, in gratitude for their kind words I suppose.
Perhaps the most baffling part of the book, for me, was an incomprehensible aside for about 3 pages where the author describes Jesus as being the original hip Texas Jewboy, and then traces the lineage to modern hip "Jewboys" like Joseph Heller and Abbie Hoffman. I think the author had drank a little too much of his beloved Jameson's when he wrote that chapter, which could have used an editor's red pen. Plus, every Italian character in the novel had ridiculous names like Tortellini, Linguine, etc.
Anyway, for all of you devoted fans of the Kinksta, you will delight in reading about the author constantly puffing cigars, guzzling espresso and tossing down shots of Irish whiskey in his bull's horn to break the monotony. For the rest of us, there is little here to set this novel apart. I wouldn't start with this as an introduction to Friedman, The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover was far superior in this reviewer's humble opinion.

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