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Any funny books?

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I have many books on my shelves and on my Kindle but not one comedy. I've been looking for months now and cannot find a single, funny. laugh-out-loud, bawdy, modern comedy. Can any one recommend one? and I mean funny, with humorous situations and actual jokes. I don't want satire or fun. I've read Tom Sharpe and Terry Pratchett(both many decades ago). Also, while I don't object to bad language, dialogue full of four letter words and no jokes is not funny!

 

Many thanks in advance,

 

Garry

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Have you looked down in the Reference 7 humour forum?

Admittedly nothing has been posted there for a while, but you might find something to take your fancy.

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Anyone read any of Nigel Williams books? They seem a promising beginning to finding genuinely funny books.

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Sorry to reopen this old thread but I have to say after 2 years of searching I have not found a funny book! There has not been a single comedy written in the English language.

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9 hours ago, gjb said:

Sorry to reopen this old thread but I have to say after 2 years of searching I have not found a funny book! There has not been a single comedy written in the English language.

Are there TV shows or movies you find funny? Can you give us examples? I think the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy books, especially the first 3, are very funny. Bill Bryson is a hoot, and David Sedaris is a hoot and a half! Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid books are very funny. Or, a blast from the past, what about Pg Wodehouse?

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I've read Hitchhikers and some Tom Sharpe and Terry Pratchett though many years ago now and they were very funny at times. I am looking for a  modern comedy something to make me laugh out loud. Too much to ask? Thanks for your suggestions I'll look them up.

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Jasper fforde is very funny - but it's not modern comedy as such. I thught both A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Sends her Regards by Frederik Blackman were very funny, though whimsical. There are some very funny travel writers, Some of Tim Moore for instance.

 

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16 hours ago, gjb said:

 after 2 years of searching I have not found a funny book! There has not been a single comedy written in the English language.

What you mean is that there has not been a single book  in the English language so far that you have found funny. Humour is very subjective and you may have a unique sense of humour.

 

I personally found Mark Wallington's The Missing Postman very funny, also Nigel Williams' The Wimbledon Poisoner and several of  Tom Sharpe's books.  Jasper Fforde\s books have appealed to a number of BGO members over the years, but you do have to be on his wavelength to appreciate them, it took me a while.

 

If you have not found a funny book, what do you find funny in other areas?

 

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Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll have a look at them. I have read funny fiction in the past(Adams. Sharpe etc) but have not been able to find any thing more modern. Keep looking I suppose.

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