Steppin' on a Rainbow

Steppin on a Rainbow Alone in his New York loft the private detective Kinky Friedman reflects on friendship and why all his friends are out of town With time on his hands and feeling a little melancholy his mind turns t

  • Title: Steppin' on a Rainbow
  • Author: Kinky Friedman
  • ISBN: 9780571209569
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alone in his New York loft, the private detective Kinky Friedman, reflects on friendship and why all his friends are out of town With time on his hands and feeling a little melancholy his mind turns to Stephanie DuPont very hot but pretty much resistant to all his advances The phone rings and Kinky s old contact Hoover from Honolulu is on the blower to report that KinkAlone in his New York loft, the private detective Kinky Friedman, reflects on friendship and why all his friends are out of town With time on his hands and feeling a little melancholy his mind turns to Stephanie DuPont very hot but pretty much resistant to all his advances The phone rings and Kinky s old contact Hoover from Honolulu is on the blower to report that Kinky s great friend Mike McGovern has disappeared while in the process of researching and writing his cookbook Eat, Drink and Be Kinky He was last seen heading for the beach.Our hero flies to Hawaii, and in a series of farcical wild goose chases, that includes identifying a faceless corpse in the morgue and trying to ensnare what turn out to be hoax kidnappers, Kinky ends up visiting the local museum on the island and in a room full of ancient relics he stumbles upon a full size, sculpted wooden head that is a dead ringer for McGovern But what on earth can a bust of an ancient high chief have in common with Kinky s missing friend

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    1. Sentence for sentence, Kinky Friedman is one of my favourite authors. He's funny and often profound. It's when I read page after page that the grin sets into a grimace. You need more than relentless humour to keep a book entertaining.

    2. I found this slim little volume on the clearance rack outside of a Half-Price Books in San Antonio. I pulled it out and read the back cover, didn't seem very interesting. So as I was putting it back in the rack I noticed a sticker on the front cover that said "signed". I opened to the first page and, sure enough, signed by Kinky Friedman hisself! I took it inside and bought itr two dollars. So, how was it? It was kinda allright. That translates to 1 1/2 starts. The plot was weak and moved real s [...]

    3. A very weak plot serves to string together clever dialog, literary trivia and the local color of Hawaii.It starts off cute and devolves.KF dutifully works in references to all of Hawaii's pop culture, but somehow misses Spam. Not all the Hawaiiana is on target. One error is saying that Queen Lilioukalani was married to David Kalakua. She was his sister and was married to John Dominis.Can those who enter Hawaii on private planes really avoid the pet quarantine?

    4. Kinky Friedman the writer, writes about Kinky Friedman the private investigator. He is witty,rude and crude.This was the fourteenth book by Friedman and rumor has it he has quit writing. A shame, for he is fun to read.Kinky, the writer, is also a singer and runs an animal rescue in Medina, Texas.In this story Kinky and crew fly to Hawaii in search of a lost friend.His crew, the Village Irregulars make for an interesting fun time.

    5. This was a weird, funny mystery. Kinky's friend disappears in Hawaii and after waiting for a few days, he and a gang of friends head off the islands in search of him. Kinky's friends are hilarious, ball-busting and sometimes cruel, which only adds to fun. Was turned onto the author by Warren Ellis.

    6. This was a pretty raunchy novel, but I had to appreciate how Friedman inserted some historical fiction into his romp of a mystery novel. I did enjoy reading about Hawaii but the dialog was a little to low brow for me.

    7. Still funny and suspenseful as a re-read. A quick study on ancient Hawaiian culture and history, too. Reading about the glory days and the decay of the Natatorium always brings a tear.

    8. Mostly silly. But it was good for a laugh or two. The plot was lacking, the characters were unique, but what they were doing in Hawaii was rather a mystery.

    9. Seemed to be going nowhere, and the interplay between Stephanie Dupont and Kinky was grating.Life is too short

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