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by George Carlin

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ISBN: 078389595X
ISBN13: 978-0783895956
Category: Literature
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Author: George Carlin
Language: English
Publisher: G K Hall & Co (November 1, 2001)
Pages: 351 pages
ePUB size: 1690 kb
FB2 size: 1517 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 104
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Carlin fans will find most of the material in this book familiar as it is also seen in his stand-up (which is okay, most comedians do that).
The nice things about the book is that its written in a variety of styles and in short it makes for an easy pick it up and read a bit anytime.(but that also means nothing may grab you to finish the entire book quickly) There are no real chapters nor table of contents and the subject matter changes frequently (even aside from the breaks of "short takes" which are much like his "Brain Droppings" one sentence observations)
Some of the material is thought provoking, some of it is just silly. Some of it is just thrown out there to see what bites and move on. You will find yourself laughing aloud, especially when caught off guard by an absurd "short take".
To appreciate the humor, I also found it helpful to really have Carlin's voice and delivery style in your head (watch a recent HBO special to get familiar with it). Without that definite "Carlin" rythm, you may miss the pure comedy to the writing.
Overall, you will find this smart comedy and although some of it seems quickly assembled, it does contain purpose and thought.
A word of warning: For those not familiar with Mr.Carlin, there is a fair share of obscene language, religious satire, and other possibly offensive subject matter. With that all said, enjoy!
I have been a HUGE Carlin fan since I was first introduced back in high school in 2003. My one regret in my life thus far is not seeing him live when I have 2 opportunities to do so.

That being said, if you are a Carlin fan you must have this book. If you are a Carlin fan you must have Braindroppings and When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops as well.

I have read each book numerous times and when I read them I can hear his voice saying it outloud. A must have for any Carlin fan.
George Carlin is one of the few things my dad and I have in common (which gets him bonus points because my dad and I are as similar as night and day). Napalm and SIlly Putty essentially covers all areas of his ranting - religion, airline safety, the government, and others - with nothing really *new*. However, the rants themselves have been updated and redone to cover new areas of complaint.
This probably isn't the best work he's done, but I think it's awesome nonetheless. I highly recommend it for any Carlin fan. However, if you have "Your Are All Diseased" on CD, it's nothing new, but it includes more things that aren't on the CD. Buy it to complete or start a collection and I think you'll be amused.
I bought this book for my husband, but he was disappointed. I guess the humor was too lame.
Napalm And Silly Putty is very similar to Brain Droppings and When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops so my thoughts on it are similar to those books. It's hilarious, short, fun, and covers a massive variety of topics from politics to things that we all think about but never say. Carlin recycles some of his stand-up in this book but it is still fun to read and, unless you've seen all of his HBO specials multiple times like I have, you might not notice. Good for getting a laugh and for taking a break from novels that actually have a story.
Carlin has been around for an awful long time and he is still a very funny man. He comes across like an philosopher except really angry and bitter about things in the world. However, because I identify with a lot of the things he says, he can not be far from reality.
Some of the material in this book is from stand-up routines Carlin has done. Some of the stuff is really fresh. I really enjoyed Carlin's expose on the camcorder. Some people just don't know when to stop filming. How can people possibly watch all of thehome movies from their meaningless lives.
I liked reading bits and peices of this book just to brighten up my day. It reads well this way. Overall, well worth the price!
Crude and rude kind of guy, quite self-centered and overly opinionated and narcissistic which perhaps is what one needs to be as a stand up comedian.
I'm just going to come out and say it, George Carlin is the greatest comedian of all time and everything he does is magical.