NNNNN: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 13, 2006 - Fiction - 224 pages
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The hero of Carl Reiner's nutty and wonderful novel, Nat Noland, is hard at work on his fifth book, his own version of Genesis, concentrating on the relationship between Cain and Abel. While investigating their relationship, he starts to investigate his relationship with himself. His doting wife, Glennie, gets worried when she hears him having a loud, heated discussion while he's alone in the basement. Because he is unaware that he is talking to himself -- in two distinct voices -- she encourages him to seek the help of the famous Viennese psychiatrist Dr. Frucht.

After a few sessions, Dr. Frucht elicits descriptions of Nat's recurring childhood dreams and the fact that he never knew his biological parents. In the lobby, when Nat bumps into the lovely Dr. Gertrude Trampleasure, an empathologist, she tells him how much he resembles her old teenage sweetheart, Buddy Keebler: "You two could be twins!" With the assistance of a private eye, Nat embarks on a quest to search for this "twin" and his unknown past, while continuing to work on his biblical novel, NNNNN.
 

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User Review  - mhgatti - LibraryThing

Like many of my sedentary compatriots, my after-school hours growing up were spent sitting in front of decade old sitcom reruns. McHale's Navy was big and Hogan's Heroes was must-see. But few if any ... Read full review

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User Review  - hlselz - LibraryThing

I picked this one up because I love Carl Reiner. Not at all what I was expecting. It was funny, crazy, and really, at the end, didnt make any sense. I still enjoyed it though. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
27
Section 4
31
Section 5
41
Section 6
51
Section 7
65
Section 8
69
Section 16
125
Section 17
131
Section 18
135
Section 19
145
Section 20
153
Section 21
159
Section 22
163
Section 23
173

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
107
Section 14
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Section 15
121
Section 24
181
Section 25
185
Section 26
189
Section 27
195
Section 28
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About the author (2006)

Carl Reiner, a comedian, actor, novelist, and film director, was a creator, writer, and producer of The Dick Van Dyke Show. In 1999, he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American humor by the Kennedy Center and inducted into the Television Hall of Fame by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He most recently appeared in Ocean's Eleven and Ocean's Twelve. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.

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