Don’t Stop the Carnival Paperback – 26 Apr 1994
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About the Author
Herman Wouk is the author of The Caine Mutiny, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Winds of War, War and Remembrance, and Inside, Outside. His latest novel is The Lawgiver, a romantic comedy about the seeming impossibility of making a movie about the life of Moses. Born in the Bronx in 1915, he has lived in Manhattan, the Virgin Islands, and Washington, DC. He now resides in Palm Springs, California. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Norman Paperman decides to leave New York to start running a small hotel in the Caribbean. The ideal turns to strife when the layed-back attitude of the Caribbean starts to cause him problems; his bartender runs away, the cistern runs out of water (and then collapses after a heavy rainfall), the chamber maids run away, his builder leaves him half-way through construction of some new rooms, but Norman manages to overcome all these hurdles and more!
The book highlights the attitudes and dificulties of living and working in the tropics; just because you are used to things working in civilisation, doesn't mean they will work the same way here!
Wouk, a former gag-writer, goes off the leash here and attacks the funny-bone with merciless intent. There's a bittersweet love story running through it, but the sobbing and aching come purely from storms of helpless laughter as disaster upon disaster is piled upon the hapless Norman Paperman! Forget the meaning of life for a bit and buy this sun-drenched, chaotic, beautiful broth of a book!
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