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Old 12-03-2006, 11:56 PM   #1
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Know of any general fiction forums?

I can't seem to find any populated forums for discussing general fiction books. Plenty if you focus on something specific (like cooking here, or sci-fi/fantasy, or non-fiction subjects) but I've had a killer craving to see if I could track down a light-hearted slapsticky comedy book to read (something like a National Lampoon movie made into a book) and I haven't found any place to ask around. Anyone know of some hot-spots?

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Old 12-04-2006, 12:52 PM   #2
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I don't know of any forums, but I CAN recommend a few authors for you. Depending on your preferences, try Carl Hiassen, Douglas Westlake or Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. I am sure there will be a few more suggestions here soon too. Hope you find a couple you like.
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Old 12-04-2006, 01:06 PM   #4
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I am not sure if this would fit what you are looking for to the letter, but if you have not read the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy books then I would highly recommend them. I am an avid reader and have never laughed as hard reading anything else. They really are hilarious.
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I don't know of any forums, but I CAN recommend a few authors for you. Depending on your preferences, try Carl Hiassen, Douglas Westlake or Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. I am sure there will be a few more suggestions here soon too. Hope you find a couple you like.
Alix, Could that be DONALD Westlake, the author who wrote the Dortmunder series?

If I am right, I also second that, too... Mr. Westlake is one of my favourite, too, if you enjoy light hearted, slapsticky comedy books as you mentioned, you will get a huge kick out of his wacky stories!!

http://www.donaldwestlake.com/
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Old 12-04-2006, 01:11 PM   #6
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Oops sorry I misread your post. I though you said sci-fi. In any even the Hitchhikers books would still be a great read.
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LMAO! Well crap! Yes urmaniac, I meant DONALD. What a goofball I am. Not sure at the moment WHERE Douglas came from!
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:44 PM   #8
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Peter Mayle has written a couple of slapstick-type fiction books that I like. Also pick up any Wodehouse book. I have a collection of Wooster & Jeeves that is in my repetoir when I'm between books in my read aloud collection, and love them.
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