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Funny books.

Postby asthmatic camel » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:25 pm

Ones that make you genuinely laugh out loud.

I'll begin with Porno, Irvine Welsh's sequel to Trainspotting, (which is pretty damned amusing in its own right if you can read Scottish).

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Re: Funny books.

Postby Doctor X » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:20 pm

Interesting, I always wondered about that book.

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Re: Funny books.

Postby asthmatic camel » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:45 pm

It's not for the faint of heart, Doc but it is well worth a read. The denouement made me cry with laughter. :)
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Re: Funny books.

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:47 pm

Got one I can read on public transit? 8)
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Re: Funny books.

Postby asthmatic camel » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:34 am

Try Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods.

I promise that you'll laugh.

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Re: Funny books.

Postby asthmatic camel » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:41 am

Or Mark Haddon's A Spot of Bother.

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Re: Funny books.

Postby Doctor X » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:57 am

Good Omens.

The Flashman series of books.

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Re: Funny books.

Postby asthmatic camel » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:14 am

The Horatio Stubbs trilogy by Brian Aldiss. Definitely NSFW but hugely entertaining.

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Re: Funny books.

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:11 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Got one I can read on public transit? 8)


The Japanese have a solution for this. When you buy a book at a Japanese bookstore, they will throw in a paper cover like this:

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They'll even put it on the book for you.





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Re: Funny books.

Postby Doctor X » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:24 am

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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
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Re: Funny books.

Postby Tommy D » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:52 am

What do you mean "funny?"
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Re: Funny books.

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:45 am

asthmatic camel wrote:The Horatio Stubbs trilogy by Brian Aldiss. Definitely NSFW but hugely entertaining.

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A favorite author of mine.

He was very prolific and I missed that one.

Added to my Amazon list. 8)
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Re: Funny books.

Postby asthmatic camel » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:29 pm

Another good one from Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time.

Follow the autistic hero, Christopher, as he tries to make sense of the adult world, solve a crime and pass his Maths A level.

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Re: Funny books.

Postby asthmatic camel » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:45 pm

Michael Moorcock's Dancers at the End of Time trilogy.

Hero Jherek Carnelian, time travelling denizen of a far future Earth, attempts to woo his sweetheart, straight-laced Victorian lady Mrs. Amelia Underwood, as the universe collapses around him.

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Postby Nyarlathotep » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:33 pm

Bored of the Rings. A hilarious send up of LOTR

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Postby Nyarlathotep » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:36 pm

In the same vein, Doon. A parody of Dune

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Postby asthmatic camel » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:11 am

I'd forgotten those, Ny. A rather grubby copy of Bored of the Rings was required reading when I was at school. :)
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Postby Nyarlathotep » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:41 am

Half tempted to begin re-reading Bored of the Rings, I think I last read it in the 90s
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Postby asthmatic camel » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:41 am

Iain Banks, Complicity and The Wasp Factory. Immensely enjoyable dark comedy.

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Re: Funny books.

Postby Nyarlathotep » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:41 am

Doctor X wrote:Good Omens.

The Flashman series of books.

--J.D.


Good Omens is one of my favorite books
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