Buy The Humorist by Russell Kane (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. 5 May When I read that the award-winning comedian and frenetic brainbox Russell Kane had secured a book deal for a tale about a misanthropic. 4 May It’s probably fair to say that comedy critics are not top of Russell Kane’s Christmas card list, judging by the odious lead character in his debut.

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Join our mailing list. Sign up for the latest news on authors, books, events, video and more. I didn’t finish this. Yeah, I’m sure Mr. I did stick it out to the end, but honestly just felt it got worse ruesell worse.

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But it wasn’t enough to make up for the rest of the book. Visit our channel on YouTube. It has quite an original story.

Not terrible but not great either. His debut novel is narrated by a tormented, repellent comedy critic who can deconstruct jokes in a flash but cannot laugh.

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The Freewheeling John Dowie. It was very waffly, unnecessarily. Worth a read but you probably need to be his fan to understand his writing style as he writes as he speaks.

Very weird but I wasn’t expecting any different from Mr.

The Humorist

Jul 30, Clare Williams rated it it was ok. See More New Releases. At the height of his profession as a comedy critic, yet lacking any kind of human empathy, Benjamin discovers a formula that will allow him to construct the most powerful joke the world has ever known. Right now I’m sitting here wondering what the publisher had spiked his morning coffee with the day he decided that this book should be printet. At no point did I feel attached to any of the characters or the story and I’m afraid I can’t recommend it.

I s Russell Kane brewing over a bad review? Cousin – yes, their weird love-affair was pretty well fleshed-out, but huorist didn’t really see any reasons why she felt so close to the protagonist.

May 22, Joanne Parkington rated it did not like it. Don’t let yourself get fooled by the rather interesting synopsis on the back of this book, it is deceiving. Jo Coldwell rated it really liked it Aug 01, I have no idea what was going on, or cared to find out.

Show 25 25 50 All. Forgive and Forget By Patricia Scanlan. He found it in a library. It humoridt with a slaughter at the Hymorist Store, and then backtracks to tell the story of the reviewer’s discovery of a secret blueprint for humour previously known only by Lenny Bruce, Bill Hicks and members of Monty Python. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Humorist, by Russell Kane

I found it compelling to start with but once I put it down and picked it up again I found it dull, unsympathetic and unengaging. ,ane us on Facebook! Didn’t even get to the end of chapter 3. In Pieces By Sally Field. Get our latest book recommendationsauthor news and sweepstakes right to your inbox. A comedy critic, who is unable to laugh, discovers a formula to create jokes powerful enough to kill. The problem with a character who lacks empathy is that you have to be a very good writer to make them likeable in any way.

Pretty dark, sometimes funny and quite disgusting and violent. Philip rated it liked it Aug 31,