Kill Two Birds & Get Stoned

Kill Two Birds & Get Stoned

Book - 2003
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Walter Snow is doomed. Living on a string of Camel cigarettes, too many cups of coffee, and bouts of masturbation in his Greenwich Village basement apartment, the writer and recovering alcoholic has been blocked. He stares at the blank pages in his typewriter for longer than he cares to admit, hoping for the spark that will finally fulfill his ambition to write The Great Armenian Novel.

And then he meets Clyde Potts. She is beautiful, intelligent, charming, perhaps psychic and, for better or worse, very possibly unbalanced. With Potts's joie de vivre and her certified insane partner in crime, Fox Harris, Snow is caught up in a series of pranks against corporate sprawl that they execute with a bit of booze, and some wacky tobaccy from Australia known as Malabimbi Madness.

But things quickly spin out of control as the trio's ultimate diuretically inspired prank leads to an unexpected, shocking conclusion, and Walter is left to wonder if the only things you ever keep in this life are the things you let slip through your fingers.

A tale of the nature of sanity, the cost of inspiration, and the art and business of creativity, Kill Two Birds & Get Stoned has the absurd and provocative hijinks that could have only come from the fertile, frenzied mind of veteran soul Kinky Friedman.

Publisher: William Morrow, 2003
ISBN: 9780066209791
Branch Call Number: AF FRIE
Alternative Title: Kill two birds and get stoned


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Sep 17, 2015

Odd book, but well written....kinda funny, very ridiculous and 1 tear at the end!

Jul 09, 2013

This is one of the few Friedman books that isn't about a fictionalized version of himself as a private investigator. That being said, the protagonist of this novel sounds a lot like Friedman. If you've read any of his books before, you'll probably enjoy this one. The quirkiness is still there, but Friedman seems to lavish more time on character development in this one, to good effect.

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