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"Carlin...doesn't disappoint." (Entertainment Weekly)
George Carlin went through an very noticeable evolution as a comic. The comic in his latter days is the comic of this book. If you remember him as the Hippy Dippy Weatherman, then this is not the same comic. Brain Droppings is a book of comic observations of the stupid things humans do and say and Carlin has no sympathy for us a a species.
Carlin performs the reading of the book with the same style and well practiced performance that you would see when attending a live standup performance.(Which I was lucky enough to experience once.) The show I saw live was repeated verbatim a few months later on HBO.
Not as good as the live stuff I've heard, which I loved and why I bought this book. No energy, somewhat flat delivery, comes across as a bit of a whiner. Some parts were funny, but I found myself wanting to get through it just to be done with it.
An interesting view on todays use of language and new perspectives on both the big amd small social trends and issues in our society. All of this presented in a humorous manner.
i listen again and again. i share his raunchy sense of humor.
Napalm & Silly Putty I & 2. He has a great balance between 'righteous ranting' and 'raunchy humor'. George was a genius. i miss him.
George Carlin has done it again. He sees things from different eyes and minds then most people. I like his perspective and his comedy. Once again he has made this reader think and laugh constantly.
George's droppings certainly engages my brain. Really made me think. However, I didn't give this book very high mark because I didn't find it especially funny. Not in the rolling on the floor with stomach pain sort of way, which was what I was hoping for. Maybe it's just my sense of humor.
If you like George Carlin, you'll like this rather unorthodox book. But be warned: this is just a printed version of his HBO comedy specials. George is the only one who could read this work and make it funny...and he does it very well.
Even though some parts are funny, the general book is below my expectations. I too could hardly wait to get done with the book so I can put on a new one. Of the 40 books I've read so far, this is the first one that gets deleted.
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