NNNNN: A Novel

NNNNN A Novel 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 investigat

  • Title: NNNNN: A Novel
  • Author: Carl Reiner
  • ISBN: 9780743286695
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 whiThe 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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    About " Carl Reiner "

  • Carl Reiner

    Carl Reiner is an American actor, film director, producer, writer and comedian He has won nine Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award during this career He has the distinction of being the only person to appear on all five incarnations of The Tonight Show He is best known for his work in Ocean s Eleven, Ocean s Twelve, and Ocean s Thirteen.

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  • 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 of my friends stuck around for the Dick Van Dyke Show. In addition to somehow being immune to the affects of a certain Capri pant-wearer, my friends obviously lacked the sophistication needed to appreciate the talents of show creator and head writer Carl Reiner. But I didn't - by third grade I had Re [...]


  • What a weird-ass book!! Funny and bizarre. I hate Larry King. "Good jeans trump bad genes" is the WORST title for a book ever. Thus ends my collection of thoughts on NNNNN.


  • While I appreciate the meta approach to the process of writing, of creation, at times I thought the story was leading to a new version of The Aristocrats joke.


  • NNNNN by Carl Reiner is a short piece of metafiction that in audio form, is read by the author. My friend Ken, who also got me addicted to audio books, and chick lit, loaned me his copy.Ned Nolan is working on his fifth book. As a good luck charm, he always titles his books in progress with an N. As this is his fifth one and he's stuck for a working title, he just types out five Ns.As the book is metafiction, it draws attention to the methods behind the story telling. Part of that meta-ness is f [...]


  • This book begins with Nat Noland, author, beginning what he hopes will be his next novel - an interesting albeit different take on the story of Cain. Now Nat has a strange habit. He discusses things. Out loud. With himself. In different voices. Oh, yes, he is totally unaware he's doing it. So with a little push from his wife Glennie, Nat begins seeing Dr. Frucht hoping to shed some light on his nutsiness. When the doctor asks about his past Nat is totally forthcoming though he doesn't mention th [...]


  • Only from the mind of Carl Reiner would this novel be possibled good!From the PublisherThe 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 [...]


  • It's not bad, very enjoyable and surprising in its developments, but just like Gene Wilder's writing, it seems to be spun out of pure whimsy and cleverness like cotton candy, with no meat in it.This is not (necessarily) a bad thing, and is many peoples' cup of tea, but those kind of books don't linger on my palette, which is something that I want out of a book. I want a book that leaves bruises; even if it's a comedy, I want it to have vivid memorable shit in it.If I had never read Wider's books [...]


  • I listened to the audio version with Carl Reiner reading his story. Mr. Reiner has a rare gift for the humor with the sounds of words and names. Add to that, he sacrilegious and very funny take on genesis and you real have two very amusing stories in one book. I have to admit the plot of Nat's story was difficult to swallow, but Mr. gift for sounds and absurd images the humor in the story really carrried me right past the plot. I would recommend this to anyone who does take their bible too serio [...]


  • The tale of a man who talks to himself out loud and answers himself back in a different voice. He decides to see a psychatrist to help break this behavior and, in the course of doing so, finds out he is a triplet separated at birth. This novel borders on the edge of bizarre though it did keep me interested and entertained to the end. I must say, though, that there is a lot of graphic sex in it that was a bit much for my tastes.


  • A writer, troubled that he talks to himself without realizing he says things aloud, seeks counseling. The counselor recognizes him - but calls him by another name. Through his counseling, the writer decides to investigate his adoption. He locates the agency which handled his adoption and subsequently meets his birth father and a twin and other family. Told succinctly and humorously in typical Reiner fashion.


  • I truly enjoy shows that Carl Reiner has done. I picked up this book because he is the author. It was a good book. It wasn't exceptional. It had its funny moments and its surprises but overall it was okay. It was not life changing but short enough that I didn't feel like I wasted my life. If you like Carl Reiner and interesting characters that get on your nerves occasionallyis book is for you.


  • Two words can pretty much sum it up for these five letters. Carl Reiner. Okay, I'll use a few more: Subtle, wise, weird, but in some perverted way, "normal" as if that exists. I don't care what sort of literature you prefer, you'll enjoy reading this ah I'm not exactly sure where to categorize it.


  • Slightly ridiculous, sometimes funny, always quirky, this is the story of an author who titles his novels with the letter N. Currently he's working on his fifth novel, titled NNNNN. He talks aloud to himself which is often a problem, so he goes to a psychiatrist to work on that and ultimately finds the truth about himself. This might actually be a 2.5 bookpossibly a 3 depending on my mood.


  • Love little book. The main character is having increasingly vocal discussions with his inner voice, that are no longer just in his head. He pursues answers as to why they are becoming less controllable. The loving relationships described in this book lead the reader to believe Carl Reiner and his wife must have had a very special marriage. A quick but worthwhile book.


  • This was short and silly, and seemed like a retro sitcom (not surprising given the author.) The humor seemed a little old-fashioned and passé, and at one point Larry King was mentioned as a “great interviewer” (perhaps it should have been named ????, but whatever.) I listened to the audio version and my favorite part was an interview with Carl Reiner at the end.


  • What can I say about Carl Reiner exceptI love this man?He's so talented, and then to discover a book like thiswow.When it first started, I wasn't entirely sure what was going on. But boydid I get sucked in. I read it faster than usual (which is saying something), and finished both pleased and stunned.I hear he's working on a new bookif it's true, I'll be pre-ordering.


  • Thoroughly enjoyable. A bit on the silly side as one would expect from the author.This book would be the perfect airplane read in that it is engaging and entertaining without being in the least bit demanding.Beware of spoiler in "Brandi" review


  • I bought this book at the dollar store when I was waiting for AAA and was desperate for something to read. Considering the price, it wasn't bad! The main character was goofy and the plot was totally unbelievable, but it was a pleasant enough way to pass a few metro rides.


  • The dialogue makes this an enjoyable book and one you can't stop reading. He starts out seeing a doctor for a problem and the story quickly unfolds with him in search of an ever unfolding story that will have you wanting to call in sick from work so you can finish the book.


  • Carl Reiner - personal hero as fellow straight man (in the comic sense). DIrector of a couple of my favorite comedies. Not really a novelist. The man's in his 80's. I should just be glad he's still got it together.


  • Wonderful, just a great book! Carl Reiner is a class act. So funny, perfectly put together no wasted time and funny (oh, I already said that!) Listening to it was great with Carl narrating it, truely an enjoyable book - do you get my point yet????


  • Loved the story.cially the part of the book of Genesisting "human" look into Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel.A true man's perspectiveLike itMust read this book.



  • Pretty terrible book. Don't give a crap about the characters. The scenes aren't sketched in nearly enough detail and the story is populated with people who have far too many distracting quirks.







  • A fun, engaging read. Well-crafted plot with echoes of Woody Allen and Kurt Vonnegut, but with it's own distinctive flavor.


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