Reviews - What do customers think about Armando Hoyos: La Autobiografia No Autorizada. (Spanish Edition)?
AS INCREDIBLY INTELLIGENTLY FUNNY AS FINNEGANS WAKE: PLEASE BOX SET HIS ENTIRE SERIES FROM SIX YEARS AGO Oct 19, 2006
This collection of word play and punning and Wakian wonderful phonetic hairsplitting, as the paradoxical title indicates, is some of the most side splitting and INTELLIGENT humor since James Joyce write Ulysses laughing the night away to the long-suffering complaint of his less literate wife.
This book is worth learning Spanish for. It's not that hard. Really. But if you conquer this level of Spanish, understanding cliche's and their puns and implications, and hearing other words within their homophones, you have truly learned all there is to know of Spanish, and, please, explain some of this to me, too!
If the Derbez television series was not still in heavy rebroadcast now over univision in snippets, giving some hearty meat to the currently thin comedic gruel, perhaps someone would come to their senses and BOX SET the entire "DERBEZ en cuando" series on DVD and let us get it. Right now only one brief and hollowly represetnational DVD sampler is available.
DERBEZ is truly is the most intellectual, parodic, hilarious humor since Mr. Joyce's pen fell silent, and is far superior to the other ubiquitous popular box set series like Seinfeld and Family Guy. Meanwhile in America we uncompassionately believe humor nothing more than jackasses getting their gonads squeezed.
This book is a must read. Like Finnegans Wake, much of it is phonetic punning (Spanish unlike English is a truly phonetic language) and word play on cliches; so you may wish to read it out loud to get the true meaning (like the Wake). And do go out and bug your native Spanish, in particular Mexican, friends to explain (but not kill) the robust humor from cover to cover
This is worth opening our borders if not our minds for.