Books that made you laugh
#1
I'm looking for something funny to read.

Any ideas?
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#2
Have you read Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins? It's an easy read, funny, big on irony. I always grin right through it. Smile
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#3
Nope. I'll check it out Marcella. Thanks.
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#4
(11-25-2013, 09:31 AM)Todd Wrote:  I'm looking for something funny to read.

Any ideas?

Inconceivable by Ben Elton made me chuckle 1999 I think so you may have read it.

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#5
Nope Keith haven't read it. Its going on the list. Thanks.
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(11-25-2013, 09:31 AM)Todd Wrote:  I'm looking for something funny to read.

Any ideas?

I should really think about this but two that I remember being amusing off the top of my head:

Magical thinking

http://www.amazon.com/Magical-Thinking-S...0312315953

and

Job: A Comedy of Justice

http://www.amazon.com/Job-Justice-Robert...0345316509
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#7
I own Job, I haven't read it yet. I'll look up the other one. Thank you milo.
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#8
I've always found Nicholai Gogol's work, "Dead Souls" to be a great Satire. It's not exactly slapstick, but there's plenty of good Russian Humor in it. Hope that helps.
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#9
Although I love everything by Douglas Adams, "Long Dark Teatime of the Soul" is my favourite. It gives us Thor trying to explain why he hasn't got a passport, and Odin obsessed with soft sheets in his nursing home.
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#10
Two more to add to the list, thanks Mitya and Leanne.

I haven't read either. I've read Adam's Hitchhiker but haven't read anything else by him.

As a way of giving back some of the books I read that made me laugh were:

Apathy and Other Small Victories by Paul Neilan

http://www.amazon.com/Apathy-Other-Small...+victories

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (I'm sure most have read this one)

http://www.amazon.com/Confederacy-Dunces...nedy+toole

And maybe the best first chapter ever from John Scalzi The Android's Dream

http://www.amazon.com/Androids-Dream-Joh...roid+dream

I appreciate all the recommendations.
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#11
'The Futurological Congress' by Stanisław Lem: It made me laugh and blew my mind!
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#12
I will add it to the list Chris. Thanks.
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#13
Alexander McCall Smith's books are always light, amusing and poignant. Can be really funny too, if you're in to Brit wit. I like the Corduroy Mansions series the best, I end up chuckling a lot. That series is something like a modern day Jeeves and Wooster in tone, and they seem to read themselves, going by so quickly.
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#14
Thanks Cloudy, they sound like fun additions.
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#15
If you can manage a bit of Glasgow dialect, Christopher Brookmyre's "A Tale Etched In Blood And Hard Black Pencil" is a murder mystery riot. His other books are not bad either.
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#16
David Sedaris writes some funny stuff. I particularly enjoyed "When you are engulfed in flames" and "Me talk pretty one day".
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#17
I'll add all of these to the list, thanks.

I did read Me Talk Pretty One Day. It was hilarious.
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#18
I would highly recommend anything by Terry Pratchett, or Douglass Adams.

Terry Pratchett's Discworld series is excellent Fantasy Comedy. One of my favourite authors Big Grin

Also, if your into philosophy and jokes, Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein is very good.
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#19
i've read all but a couple of practett's books. the man has a great sense of humour
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#20
Any book by Spike Milligan, providing you don’t hail from the States (A cultural thing) Never, Never read any on a train ride, you’re get some really weird looks from fellow passengers.
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