What's the funniest work of fiction you've ever read? *
by volley (2013-07-18 08:59:25)
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Catch-22; A Case of Exploding Mangoes *
by Manor76  (2013-07-18 16:34:46)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Lamb *
by The Holtz Room  (2013-07-18 14:55:03)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Confederacy of Dunces *
by ronnie woo  (2013-07-18 14:21:51)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Life Its Ownself *
by RPM68  (2013-07-18 12:31:09)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Catch-22 *
by captaineclectic  (2013-07-18 11:55:40)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Followed by Confederacy of Dunces *
by OGerry  (2013-07-18 14:15:40)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Catch-22 for me, too
by Son of Galway  (2013-07-18 12:31:53)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I have read it three times.

Each time I laughed very hard.

I do think of it as a bit of a Rohrschact test, though. If bad things are happening in your life, it may not be the best time to read it.


Audacity of Hope *
by 84david  (2013-07-18 11:52:56)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


That's a tragedy; not a comedy. And it seems endless. *
by Georgia Hog  (2013-07-18 12:50:31)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Most recent: Where'd You Go, Bernadette? *
by 1NDGal  (2013-07-18 11:38:31)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Just finished that; it was great. *
by beancounter  (2013-07-18 11:50:05)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Infinite Jest. Specifically, the Eschaton chapter. *
by ctirish05  (2013-07-18 11:33:27)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"....along with many of those
by so-it-goes  (2013-07-18 11:26:36)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

noted by others.


Good Omens *
by edomerp  (2013-07-18 11:23:57)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs *
by schmendel  (2013-07-18 11:20:17)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


In addition to Dunces, Catch, and Breakfast already listed,
by Porpoiseboy  (2013-07-18 10:50:49)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I would add Huck Finn, A Son of the Circus, and all things written by Jack Handey.


Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy *
by NDBob  (2013-07-18 10:41:38)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Catch 22 and Breakfast of Champions *
by anthro_domer  (2013-07-18 10:22:59)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Catch-22; Wodehouse; Dunces; Lamb, Christopher Moore
by NavyJoe  (2013-07-18 09:53:35)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Also, a few by Roddy Doyle.

I laughed harder at Lamb than any book I've ever read.


Ditto on Lamb for Me
by flanner96  (2013-07-18 10:13:24)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I lost track of how many times I actually stopped mid-page and put the book down so I could finish laughing.


I thought Moore was trying much too hard in Lamb.
by GailStanwyck  (2013-07-18 11:41:03)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

It's the only thing I've read from him, and I'm in the distinct minority, though.


If you haven't checked out "A Dirty Job" or "Fool," do so.
by pggnd88  (2013-07-18 11:39:41)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Also very good stuff from Moore.


I've ended up reading all his books
by flanner96  (2013-07-18 14:41:28)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Fool is great, just for the various ways he phrases his Shakespearean insults. I really enjoyed Sacre Bleu, too.


A couple Wodehouse books. Any of them probably. *
by tdiddy07  (2013-07-18 09:36:01)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Return to Glory-Alan Grant *
by whitefieldwarrior  (2013-07-18 09:27:04)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


"The Mammy" by Brendan O'Carroll *
by cujays96  (2013-07-18 09:25:55)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Can we change that to non-humorist books in general?
by irishcrusader  (2013-07-18 09:24:53)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Because I just re-read Bill Bryson's In a Sunburned Country and was grinning through most of it. But for fiction...Catch 22.


I second Bill Bryson
by Carroll02  (2013-07-18 09:37:25)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I highly recommend any of his audiobooks that he narrates. He strikes the perfect tone for that type of humor.


At Swim, Two Birds by Flann O'Brien
by Keenan99  (2013-07-18 09:15:07)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I am laughing just thinking about the book.


I've read Catch 22 several times and still laugh outloud
by BacTien  (2013-07-18 09:11:03)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

---that would be LOL in today's form- at parts of it. The court martial scene is one of my favorites.


The Affordable Care Act.
by akaRonMexico  (2013-07-18 09:03:20)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Ok, I didn't actually read the whole thing...and the more I learn, the less funny it becomes. But you get the point.


If you are into Farces. *
by FtWorthIrish  (2013-07-18 10:14:41)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Now, see I view it as Dane Cook funny
by HennaorNo  (2013-07-18 09:34:05)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

and by that I mean ripping off other people's jokes, pretending they are your own, and trying to make everyone believe that the ripped off material is better than the original idea.


You'll laugh. You'll cry. *
by BacTien  (2013-07-18 09:32:59)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Now that is funny. *
by NDMD  (2013-07-18 09:15:30)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


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