Snarkout Boys And The Avocado Of Death

Snarkout Boys And The Avocado Of Death Walter and Winston set out to rescue the inventor of the Alligatron a computer developed from an avocado which is the world s last defense against the space realtors

  • Title: Snarkout Boys And The Avocado Of Death
  • Author: Daniel Pinkwater
  • ISBN: 9780451158529
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback
  • Walter and Winston set out to rescue the inventor of the Alligatron, a computer developed from an avocado which is the world s last defense against the space realtors.

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    About "Daniel Pinkwater"

    1. Daniel Pinkwater

      Daniel Manus Pinkwater is an author of mostly children s books and is an occasional commentator on National Public Radio He attended Bard College Well known books include Lizard Music, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, Fat Men from Space, Borgel, and the picture book The Big Orange Splot Pinkwater has also illustrated many of his books in the past, although for recent works that task has passed to his wife Jill Pinkwater.

    262 thoughts on “Snarkout Boys And The Avocado Of Death”


    1. This book was written in the early '80s. The following are among the long list of giveaways:1) The word "retarded" appears twice on the same page.2) The narrator's science teacher is casually anti-Semitic.3) In order to find out what movies are playing, the characters need to use a newspaper.4) One of the movies they go to see is Song of the South, which as far as Disney is concerned ceased to exist around 1984.5) The main characters, young high school kids, all smoke.6) Inside of theaters and r [...]


    2. This is a children's book in the same way that Rocky & Bullwinkle was a children's TV show, which is to say, not really. But if you're in the mood for a book about biology notebooks, late night movies, speeches in the park, disappearing uncles, Chinese butlers named Heinz, Commonists, rubber doughnuts, singing chickens, space realtors, wrestling orangutans (don't let them get your feet!), evil masterminded criminal who torture people by making them watch German movies, and - above all - avoc [...]


    3. My favorite book of all timeI read it at least once a year.(I see no reason to ever change this review even though I read this book at least yearlye review always stays the same)As Jenne has stated in her review (best book review I've ever seen by the way)"I thought about it, and I decided this is my book that, if you don't like it, you are dead to me." and I couldn't agree with Jenne more.There is no book in the world that has had a greater impact on who I am than this book, no book that has gi [...]


    4. Like many Pinkwater books, it starts off weird and gets weirder as you read on. The story: Walter Galt and Winston Bongo, they're two regular boys (sort of) who sneak out of their homes to watch late night movies. What could go wrong? They soon meet a girl, Bently Saunders Harrison Mathews (nicknamed Rat), who's introduces them to her uncle Flipping Hades Terwilliger, after which things steadily go off course.From my perspective, the characters are great. Full of surprises, just reading their na [...]


    5. I think I already reviewed this once, but here goes again. Pinkwater tells such a unique story in such a uniquely quirky way, that no junior high student can resist. This is when I fell in love with this book, back when I was in Junior High and after rediscovering it about 10 years ago still come back to it every few years. This book informed, in part, my sense of humor, my love of the silly, and the appreciation of a dry sense of humor. This book is about two boys who sneak out of their houses [...]


    6. Just finished this as a read-aloud with my son, 11 yrs old. It's a strange book, about oddly realistic adventures (including the adventure of seeing a part of town you never heard before, or eating food better than that made in your family) combined with truly outlandish characters and situations and the peculiar habit of repeating every character's full name at every opportunity, no matter how absurd. My first time re-reading it since reading it to kids at the summer camp I worked at in my earl [...]


    7. I read this aloud to my son, who is four months old, primarily because I needed something that wouldn't be overly emotionally involving (unlike, say, Corduroy the Bear). I noticed that there are some real clanger-type sentences in the beginning, but overall things got better and more smooth by the end of the book. Also, the subject matter (three teens, the world's greatest detective and his sidekick, and a professional wrestler search for one of the teen's uncle, a man named Flipping Hades Terwi [...]


    8. This book is very silly. The beginning may seem merely middle-of-the-road silly, but then each chapter begins to layer on additional silliness until you hardly know what you're reading any longer, it's so full of orangutans and avocado supercomputers and alien realtors and operatic chickens. I suspect the author put a bunch of nouns and adjectives together into a hat and pulled them out and built a plot around the results. And then added more descriptions of food.Best scene: The interwoven speec [...]


    9. I love Pinkwater's zany humor. I audiobooked this title which was read by the author. He read a bit fast, but it is always a pleasure to hear an author read his own work. "Lizard Music" remains my all-time favorite of Pinkwater's books, but love them all.





    10. Winston and Walter (also known as the Snarkout Boys) regularly sneak out of their families’ apartments in the middle of the night to go down to the Snark theater and watch movies. They’ve got it down to a science and no one ever suspects that they’ve been gone. When Winston comes down with the German measles, Walter has a chance to snark out on his own – something he’s never done before. He decides to visit Blueberry Park and make a speech (he ends up talking about how bad his school [...]


    11. After reading "The Neddiad" and "The Iggyssey" and enjoying them both immensely I decided I needed to read some more Daniel Pinkwater. So I picked up this book. It was an enjoyable book; I liked it. If you like Pinkwater's writing, you'll like this book. I did notice though after reading three of Pinkwater's book; he has a very distinctive writing style.Walter and Winston Bongo are two boys who are bored to death in school and decide to Snark Out. Snarking out means that you sneak out of the hou [...]


    12. Not just any writer excels at a zany tone. But Pinkwater, who I have been remiss in avoiding until well into my sorry adulthood, is possibly the equal of my long-time favorite Douglas Adams. "Young Adult Novel", the first story of Pinkwater's I've read, was like nothing else I've read: a unique, slightly twisted story from a more than slightly twisted mind."The Avocado of Death" is more conventional; uh oh, hey, "conventional" was too good a word there, because the book is in part a comic riff o [...]


    13. When you're a kid, it's comforting to know there are grown ups writing books about radioactive stone fruit and gangs of villainous orangutans. I'm so thankful for this novel about three smartypants 15 year olds, bored out of their gourds in their crummy high school, who invent a sport called "Snarking Out" to save their sanity. Walter, Winston, and Rat "Snark Out" in the wee hours of the night to explore their metropolis of Baconburg and watch B movies at a seedy downtown theater. After a series [...]


    14. I've read Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death several times, and once drove up to Chicago (before I lived here) to see Lifeline Theatre's stage adaptation—it's one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors. This last time through I was listening to the audio version, available free from pinkwater. It's read by Daniel Pinkwater himself, which one of my friends remarked would drive her crazy. It's true that Pinkwater has a fairly gruff and distinctive voice. YMMV. The story is a clas [...]


    15. I loved Pinkwater as a kid and I reread him from time to time. This is probably my favorite. Pinkwater inevitably creates great characters with great names (not unlike Dickens), and fabulous sounding restaurants that don't exist but you wish they did. The tension is mild at most, the parents are a bit square and out of touch but in a benign way. He does all a great service by making nerds cool.Of course he is nowhere near Dickens, but he is similar also in that sometimes his endings don't quite [...]


    16. There are many reasons I love this book, and just a few that I don't. I love the pages about their lame-ass school, Snarking Out, Blueberry Park, Captain Shep and his singing chicken, fun establishments like Beanbender's, Bignose's, and Ed and Fred's Red Hots, and meeting new people like Rat. They sparkle off the page and make you want to be part of the party. What I didn't like was the end. Finding a giant intelligent avocado was not a very compelling motivation for the characters, and none of [...]


    17. The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death resembles Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars in its convoluted plot, but it seems much more grounded in reality, if a particularly eccentric reality, at least until the last quarter of the book. Its depiction of high school is stiletto sharp, but nothing as cutting as in Young Adult Novel. All the books have a jaundiced view of school, noting the common problems of cliques, moribund teachers, and the energy of youth (yes, that last is a problem--hey, yo [...]


    18. Daniel Pinkwater's writing style really drew me in to this story and it was a great read. Everywhere their adventures take them there are always really good descriptions of the setting and i felt like was right inside the story. This book is like no other. Just plain and simple, its extremely quirky and has a unique charm. If you look at the covers the book is just as crazy as the cover might suggest. There are some parts of the book that are genuinely funny too. Overall a really fun, great read [...]


    19. The first of the Snarkout Boys books. I was introduced to these in my early 20's by a friend, but sincerely wish I'd had them to read as a teenager. I began by reading them aloud in her basement room in the house we rented with two other roommates while she cleaned and went through her closet. And I fell in love. I wish I'd been young enough to "Snark Out" but being an adult living on my own and not in my parents home I guarantee it wouldn't have been as fun. Good fun stories! I have been a fan [...]


    20. In this YA novel, the hero and his buddy Winston Bongo sneak out at night to watch old movies in a local theatre -- snarking out. This unprepossessing beginning leads, of course, to performing chickens, intergalactic super-sleuths, and the Mighty Gorilla, amongst other marvels. Good Pinkwater fun.


    21. Weird - it's like reading a children's book, where the adults have occupied the kids bodies + now I have a weird sensation of wanting an avocado eclair. As I said - weird, but in a good way. Very easy to read. Being an artist I found my dream resting place- town of Beanbernder's. ;)+ it makes me realize how boring and non-productive my childhood was. Dang it!!!


    22. Parts were hysterical, but then got ruined with story lines ramming abruptly into brick walls and chapters ending abruptly I flipped back a page to make sure I hadn't missed something.The best part was a character's name -- Flipping Hades Terwilliger -- which sounds like something I'd yell after stabbing my toe.


    23. This book is a delight. I love that Pinkwater treats his young protagonists as thinking, reasoning people. His wordplay is snort-worthy, the story was quirky and fun, and the characters made me wish I lived in Winston, Walt, and Rat's world. PLEASE, Mr. Pinkwater, please write another Snarkout Boys book. Two books are not enough.


    24. I love this bookDaniel Manus Pinkwater is one of the greatest writers of children's literature. And this is arguably my favourite of his books. I read it for the first time when I was 12 or 13 and have been re-reading it periodically for the better part of 30 years. Do yourself a favour and grab a copy, snuggle down and get ready to laugh yourself sore.


    25. I read this book so many times when I was in elementary school that they told me I needed to expand my horizons. :) It made such an impression on me that I've been trying to find the book again for the last couple of the years. I just want to remember what was so great about it.


    26. They don't come any quirkier than Pinkwater, and this book in particular is a masterpiece whose protagonists escape teen ennui by entering a wierdly wonderful universe of obscure pop culture parody, urban planning insights, and lots of really goofy humor.


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