Daily Archives: January 6, 2012

Two Gentleman of Lebowski Book Review

The Dude hath met the Bard…and he doth abide.

In what can only be described as one of the most inventive books I’ve ever read, author Adam Bertocci recreates the life of The Dude, Walter, Donny, and the infamous “rug” in the creative literary treasure, The Most Excellent Comedie and Tragical Romance of Two Gentlemen of Lebowski.

“The Knave” is on an epic quest to find the thug who soiled his rug.  With the help of Sirs Walter and Donald, The Knave tracks down Sir Geoffrey of Lebowski, a man who he thinks is responsible for the destruction of the rug that, in faith, “really tied the room together.”  What ensues is a comedy of errors, complete with games of ninepins, mistaken identity, and missing toes.

What I loved the most about Two Gentlemen of Lebowski was Bertocci’s impeccable use of iambic pentameter.  Who would have thought that The Big Lebowski hid such poetry behind all the vulgarity and frankness that makes it so amazing?   All of my favorite quotes from the movie were instantly new again…and within the first five pages, I was hooked.

Two Gentlemen of Lebowski is a must for all those “little Lebowski urban achievers” out there.  With prose, crude jokes, and allegories that would make Shakespeare himself stand up and cheer, Adam Bertocci proves his passion for The Dude and The Bard are one in the same. ..and reminds us that human nature, the love of words and language, and just a good game of bowling, is what really ties us all together.

NEXT WEEK:  We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.

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