Carl Reiner intersperses plots of biblical heresy, adultery, mild schizophrenia, and quadruplets separated at birth. NNNNN is the title of the protagonist Nat's novel, which is a comic retelling of Cain and Abel's struggles to procreate in the Garden of Eden, parts of which Reiner includes in his story. As Nat reinvents the origin of man, he investigates his own origins, looking into his adoption and discovering that he is one of four quadruplets who have been separated at birth. As Reiner interweaves the stories of Nat's four siblings, he creates sidesplitting tales of adultery, new-wave psychiatry, lost childhood love, and mistaken identity. NNNNN is Reiner's most impressive work to date, sure to captivate Reiner's generations of fans and create many new ones.
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CARL REINER is a renowned television producer and actor, best known as the creator of the Dick Van Dyke Show and co-creator of the 2000 Year Old Man with Mel Brooks. He just appeared in Oceans 12 and has previously written several novels, a children's book, and most recently a memoir entitled My Anecdotal Life.From AudioFile :
Our hero is a (not very good) middle-aged writer, an orphan who talks to himself without realizing it. While writing his take on Cain and Abel, he discovers shocking facts about his past and his ethnicity. The appearance of two triplet siblings leads to embarrassing incidents of mistaken identity. As narrated by the author, this short, droll novel produces smiles rather than laughs. Gone are the sparkle and clarion voice of that more youthful Reiner fans know from "Your Show of Shows," "The 2000-Year-Old Man," and "The Dick Van Dyke Show." The years have produced a gravelly and mellow charm that attractively supplements the personality of his writing. A brief interview finishing the final side provides no new revelations but is entertaining nonetheless. Y.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Description du livre Thorndike Press, 2006. Hardcover. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P110786285923
Description du livre Thorndike Press, 2006. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0786285923
Description du livre Thorndike Press, 2006. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire M0786285923