Book That Made You Laugh

Discussion in 'Humor Books' started by sky_pink, May 8, 2004.

  1. sky_pink

    sky_pink er... what's the time?

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    For me... hmm, I guess Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome, basically anything by Gerald Durrell, Little Nicholas by Goscinny and The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce.
     
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    miabubble Member

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    When I saw the title I thought ... Three Men In a Boat but you just said that :)
     
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    charredacacia Member

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    the whole HitchHiker's Guide series is damn funny
     
  4. Alomiakoda

    Alomiakoda Boniface McSporran

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    I only really like the first two...I thought after that they started to go a bit downhill. Good...but not *as* good
     
  5. butterfly

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    Hitchhikers, and erm...Cold Comfort Farm is very funny :)
     
  6. reef

    reef Member

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    funniest book is definitely BOY by Roald Dahl
     
  7. Fizzyliftingdrink

    Fizzyliftingdrink Member

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    I would have to say that CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN is probably the funniest book I have read.
    READ IT!!
     
  8. TreePhiend

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    Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5 or Breakfast of Champions or Cat's Cradle they are all hallarious, and serious at the same time. Vonnegut is awsome!
     
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    Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas (Much better than the film)
    Catch-22
    Scanner Darkly by Philip K Dick (quite a serious and sad book but has some hilarious moments in it).
     
  10. KaleidoscopeEyes

    KaleidoscopeEyes Member

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    Rayuela by Julio Cortázar is the one book that satisfies me in every possible way. Loud laughters all the time.
     
  11. Ellis

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    Well, The Commitments by Roddy Doyle was really funny, I also liked The Diary Of Adrian Mole.:)
     
  12. beachbum7

    beachbum7 Lookin' for any fun

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    Usually, I don't read books for entertainment, but the book that made me laugh the most (although it isn't supposed to be a comedy) was Dennis Rodman's autobiography, "Bad as I Wanna Be." It was hilarious as hell.
     
  13. sky_pink

    sky_pink er... what's the time?

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    I really have to read Hitchhiker, it seems...
     
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    gnrm23 Senior Member

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    robert a heinlein's _job: a comedy of justice_
    joseph heller's _god knows_
    ernest brahmah's __the golden hours of kai lung_
    james thurber's _fables for modern man_
     
  15. AutumnAuburn

    AutumnAuburn Senior Member

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    The Terry Pratchett Discworld series keeps me rolling. I laughed 'til I cried, in some cases...
     
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    osiris Senior Member

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    Diary of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski.
     
  17. migle

    migle Senior Member

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    Terry Pratchet rulez
    I didn't know Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (the movie) came from a book, could you tell me the author? I liked the movie very much, great job by the actors, and got so much fun.
    And finally, did you read Rayuela in English or in original Spanish, i mean translating Cortazar to english must be very hard, because of most of the expessions aren't not easy in spanish so i cannot imagine in English.

    And have you read trainspotting? not a comedy at all, but has really funny moments. remember the power of a waiter, watch out with that :D
     
  18. Sage-Phoenix

    Sage-Phoenix Imagine

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    Running with scissors (Augusten Borroughs)

    Bill Bryson is funny too.


    TTFN

    Sage
     
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    Hunter S. Thompson wrote it, Johnny Depp plays him in the movie.

    I thought The Electric Cool-Aid Acid Test-Tom Wolfe, was pretty damn funny as well.
    So was Under the Roofs of Paris by Henry Miller--it's like reading really funny porn.
     
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    I'd have to agree that the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy is great. The others in the series are good too, but the first is a classic.
     

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