The Comedy is Finished
Publish date: February 21st 2012
Publisher: Hard Case Crime
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
“Well, what now, genius?” Mid-period Westlake unpublished on account of “The King Of Comedy” and surfacing posthumously; a famous name gets kidnapped and we follow the ensuing drama. This doesn’t feel like an unfinished draft (c.f. “The Man With The Golden Gun”) and apart from its time capsule natur...
So a bunch of radical nutjob hippies kidnap famous comedian Koo Davis in exchange for the release of "political" prisoners. But let me ask you, who's the real victim here? Koo or the poor schmucks that have to sit around listening to his jokes? Talk about a "captive audience!" Amirite?*Chirp, chirp,...
Aging comedian Koo Davis is kidnapped and held for ransom by the People's Revolution Army. But will the PRA let Koo live even if their demands are met?Donald E. Westlake wrote The Comedy is Finished sometime during the 1970's but decided not to publish it for a couple reasons. I'll be completely h...