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Old 08-10-2010, 11:28 AM   #11
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One of the funniest books I've read in recent years is John Grisham's Skipping Christmas. It's a quick read. I think I read it in a couple of hours, but I laughed out loud from page one until the last page. What I think made it so funny is that the premise of the book is completely possible. You'll see what I mean if you read it.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:31 AM   #12
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Awesome, thanks Katie. Downloading a sample now.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:34 PM   #13
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If you like gardening, try "Radical Prunings" by Bonnie Thomas Abbott and for all foodies try "The Devil's Food Dictionary" by Barry Foy. Both had be laughing out loud.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:50 PM   #14
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Hot Six, Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. I laughed so hard I had tears rolling down my face and I go back and read it every so often just for giggles.
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:26 PM   #15
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GB, if you are a HHGTTU fan then you would enjoy ANYTHING from Terry Pratchett. He has a series that is anything but serial. I believe they call it the Diskworld series. Its about a world that is a disk that is held up by four elephants riding on the back of a giant turtle (this is mentioned in passing occationally in the books). He has an almost Monty Python style to his writing where he will focus on a happening but then have a nice tangent paragraph explaining a fine point of the happening.

I suggest you start with "Mort"...

Amazon.com: Mort (9780061020681): Terry Pratchett: Books
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:44 PM   #16
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GB, if you are a HHGTTU fan then you would enjoy ANYTHING from Terry Pratchett. He has a series that is anything but serial. I believe they call it the Diskworld series. Its about a world that is a disk that is held up by four elephants riding on the back of a giant turtle (this is mentioned in passing occationally in the books). He has an almost Monty Python style to his writing where he will focus on a happening but then have a nice tangent paragraph explaining a fine point of the happening.

I suggest you start with "Mort"...

Amazon.com: Mort (9780061020681): Terry Pratchett: Books

I forgot about Pratchett! "Soul Music" is a favorite!!!

And Terry Pratchett wrote a book with Neil Gaimen, "Good Omens." Hysterical!
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OMG Terry Pratchett! Love his stuff! Anyone read Wintersmith? The wee free men slay me!
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OMG Terry Pratchett! Love his stuff! Anyone read Wintersmith? The wee free men slay me!
They are very funny!

Another favorite is the fella in Ankh Morpork who sells anything "Onna Stick!"

Gosh, I better start rereading some, my mind has gone blank on his name!
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Excellent. Thanks for all these suggestions. I have downloaded samples of every single one (including Mort. Thanks BD!)

You guys are the best. I can't wait to start checking these out.
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Always good to meet fellow Pratchett fans!!!!
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