↠ Outside Providence æ Peter Farrelly, Outside Providence, Peter Farrelly, Outside Providence Outside Providence is a hilarious yet melancholy novel of a young man s coming of age in the s When Timothy Dunphy native of working class Pawtucket Rhode Island is packed off to a fancy prep school he finds that the privileged elite is hardly immune to life s screwups Dunphy must reconcile his pedigreed schoolmates with his mongrel friends back home including DOutside P ↠ Outside Providence æ Peter Farrelly - Outside Providence, Outside Providence Outside Providence is a hilarious yet melancholy novel of a young man s coming of age in the s When Timothy Dunphy native of working class Pawtucket Rhode Island is packed off to a fancy prep s
↠ Outside Providence æ Peter Farrelly - Outside Providence, Outside Providence Outside Providence is a hilarious yet melancholy novel of a young man s coming of age in the s When Timothy Dunphy native of working class Pawtucket Rhode Island is packed off to a fancy prep s
Seriously one of my favorite books ever One of the few books I truly never wanted to end.
read this in one day.
An interesting deviation from the book to the movie The kid s father in the movie played by Alec Baldwin gives him advice something along the lines of making love is like ordering chinese food you re not done until you both get the fortune cookie In the book, the advice the old man gives is, Life is like a shit sandwich the bread you got, the less shit you gotta eat I always thought the latter was a great line, and I m puzzled why they changed it to the mediocre line in the script Was it possib [...]
Likeable, if predictable, first novel from the guy who of course went on to make some of the most popular comedy films of the Nineties Aughts Shades of Holden Caulfield and multiple protagonists from John Irving s novels in Tim Dunphy, a dirtbag fish out of water at a posh New England boarding school A slim, quick read with all the crude humor one might hope for from Peter Farrelly Bonus point if you have spent time in Rhode Island Dunphy hails from Pawtucket thus the book s title, a clever doub [...]
I ve seen the movie a number of times and always loved it The book is pretty radically different, much darker, but just as funny and, of course, far less Hollywood Filmmaker books, you usually expect a novelized screenplay, but this was nothing of the sort Very good, read it in a day.
I picked up this one as part of my Brat Pack hate read project, and with all due respect to SPY NOTES, this is no Brat Pack novel It certainly has the right setting, a dead mother and an appropriate amount of degenerate behavior, but it s completely lacking in the other essential elements of the genre the incessantly whining protagonist, the mediocre minimalist style, the sense of pervasive pretentiousness And he doesn t even blame mommy s suicide Guess I ll have to pick up another Janowitz to g [...]
I came into this book after catching the movie on cable one lazy Sunday afternoon Honestly, Peter Farrelly s a great story teller and the book is a fast read and funny.
This feels like a draft still, but nevertheless an amazing one This dude has so much talent.
Having grown up in Rhode Island, I really liked this movie, and it took a while to get my hands on a copy of the book from which the movie was based I was a bit surprised to see how different the book is from the movie, and although I think some aspects of the movie are actually better than the book i.e the storyline with Jane , overall I thought the book was a nice change from what I was expecting.
A kid from a blue collar family gets sent to a prep school He experiences the selfish behavior of his self centered classmates, and has a forbidden relationship with a student from the girls school The plot is a little muddled, but the coming of age story feel is good Knowing the movie before reading the book, I couldn t help but see where they could have simplified some of the story elements to make them effective.
Not funny like his book The Comedy Writer, which was hilarious This was a coming of age story of a street teen from Providence who is sent to a private boarding school in CT The book was OK and an entertaining read but not a great book Nowhere close to Catcher in the Rye Maybe I m just not into coming of age stories right now Read some other reviews.
It wasn t a bad book, it just didn t do anything for me 3 4 through the book, I thought why am I still reading this It never really captured my attention I finished it because it was a short book and I was almost done but I guess I didn t really get the point I didn t really think it was funny either Oh well.
A surprisingly good book from a person you wouldn t expect a good book from Farrelly, of the Farrelly brothers team of crap movie makers I haven t seen the movie yet, but it s one of Bruce s favorites.
Outside providence is an engaging book that shows the struggles of being a teen very well Although this book is well written to adults and younger kids I doubt it would be as engaging I would recommend this book to all teens but not adults
Memoir of a Pawtucket teen s prep school yearsin the early seventies, as he tries to forge his own Impossible Dream.
DNF I had about 50 pages left and I couldn t do it I didn t find the novel funny or clever or interesting The characters were flat, the plot was boring, and the humor was poorly executed.