Reading Books

Jul 29, 2005 21:25 # 37665

broken_dreamer ** laughs about...

If you like funny books....

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I recently completed a really great book called "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris.

At first, it didn't draw me in, but I continued reading nonetheless. I am very glad I did! It is wonderfully entertaining and very well written. My only complaint is a sort of abrupt ending. It's worth the $7.50 I paid for it, though. Made me laugh out loud quite a few times.

I'm on the lookout for a new book to read. Anyone have any suggestions?

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.

Jul 30, 2005 23:48 # 37695

Bunk *** throws in his two cents...

Re: If you like funny books....

Anything by Bradbury or Heinlen. Smart, quirky stuff, sometimes quite funny.

"History is more or less bunk." - Henry Ford

Aug 05, 2005 12:11 # 37807

rosyxxx *** laughs about...

Re: If you like funny books....

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I'd totally recommend two books:

Laura Esquivel's "Like Water for Chocolate"...the movie is even funnier, because it let's you see the visual equivalent of her buffoonery...

and...

"Bad Cats". It's not fiction, but rather, pictures of cats in compromising poses with hilarious captions. You will laugh so hard you will puke! ;P

My mind is made up...not like my bed, which is a mess.

Jul 31, 2005 09:02 # 37715

mace *** replies...

Re: If you like funny books....

I tried reading this book because a friend of mine compared him to Douglas Adams... I got about two chapters into it before I got sick of him beating me over the head with "I'M GAY!!!" I didn't really find anything about it funny.

Jul 31, 2005 18:29 # 37720

broken_dreamer ** replies...

Okay.

It's all a matter of opinion, I suppose.

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.

Aug 18, 2005 05:53 # 38141

betty *** replies...

Re: If you like funny books....

I read "Me Talk Pretty One Day" - I didn't find it very funny, really. Just page after page of a man telling us how gay he is and detailing his bad life choices (drug addiction, failing to learn French while living in France, making bad art, etc).

A book that I actually laughed out loud reading was 'Good Omens' by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaimen. The Apocolypse with a funny bone.

Good Times.

I am just me, searching for simplicity.........and a good hair stylist


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