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Have we had a thread about very very funny books lately?

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Pruners Wed 11-Jul-07 14:16:01

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donnie Wed 11-Jul-07 14:17:34

anything by John O Farrell!

Mercy Wed 11-Jul-07 14:19:10

anything by James Thurber

BBBee Wed 11-Jul-07 14:23:22

oh yes - would lve a funny read - all been very depressing lately. Will watch eagerly as I have nothing to add.

pirategirl Wed 11-Jul-07 14:24:05

oh good thread, was just going to say, I am reading 'My life on a plate' by India Knight.

This woman has a fab sense of humour.

Kathyis6incheshigh Wed 11-Jul-07 14:27:11

This has some very very funny bits, though it's sad in places as well.

francagoestohollywood Wed 11-Jul-07 14:36:23

not recently, but I have the last book from Kurt Vonnegut waiting to be read (once I finish what I'm reading at the mo)

Emmax Wed 11-Jul-07 14:49:54

Am reading 'Then We Came to an End' by Joshua Ferris, wich is very good. If you ever worked in an office you'll find it funny. Pre ordered an bbrilliant activity book for dd, have been on the website , it's is fun. now she doesn't accuse me of reading my grown up books and leaving her out. plus i'm learning how to prank her back and she's wanting to flog her fairy cakes (recipe from the book) at every fete going.

policywonk Wed 11-Jul-07 15:00:15

'1066 And All That' (yes, I know it's about 40 years old)

or any Onion anthologies.

Did you ever get to the bookshop, Pruners?

Ishouldbeworking Wed 11-Jul-07 15:06:52

Am a huge Peter Kay fan so have just re-read his biography - v. funny. Not sure whether you have to be northen to find him hilarious?? My DH is from the south and though he thinks he's funny (PK that is) there are some references that go over his head.

DebitheScot Wed 11-Jul-07 15:09:48

Just started reading Dave Gorman's Googlewhack. So far it's been quite funny and I remember dh reading it on holiday one year and spending the time lying on the sunbed laughing his head off and embarrassing me!

bagsundereyes Wed 11-Jul-07 19:41:00

william sutcliffe - are you experienced?

piss-take about university gap years.

lillypie Wed 11-Jul-07 19:47:13

I always love anything by Tom Sharp,lots of laugh out loud moments.

cousinsandra Wed 11-Jul-07 19:51:17

any of the Tim Moore travel books are laugh out loud. He is also a sometime writer/interviewer for the Telegraph. French Revolutions is his take on the Tour de France, and I think he has a newish one out at the moment. Frost in my Moustache is very funny.

pinkspottywellies Wed 11-Jul-07 19:53:04

Bill Bryson always makes me laugh. One of the reviews quoted on Notes from a Small Island says something like 'not a book to be read in public for fear of emitting loud snorts'. Very dry sense of humour and quite self-deprecating (sp?).

funnypeevesculiar Wed 11-Jul-07 19:54:20

Any of Joseph O'Connors "Irish Male' books (secret life of/at home & abroad etc). I couldn't speak for about 10 mins trying to read a bit out to DH first time I read it!

donnie Wed 11-Jul-07 19:55:23

what a carve up by Jonathan Coe is a side splitter too.

alphonsa Wed 11-Jul-07 19:58:45

I'll second Jonathan Coe... WACU is great and the House of Sleep had me snorting out loud. Very becoming

donnie Wed 11-Jul-07 19:59:44

oh yes I love the house of sleep too, although it has a strange ending.

Pruners Wed 11-Jul-07 20:00:10

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TheArmadillo Wed 11-Jul-07 20:01:21

DAve Gorman and Danny Wallace 'Are you Dave Gorman' had me laughing out loud.

As did First amongst Sequels (Jasper Fforde) and Bill Bryson's 'The Thunderbolt kid'.

Pruners Wed 11-Jul-07 20:03:03

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policywonk Wed 11-Jul-07 20:06:09

Pruners - noooooo! Hope you just hustled him out of there and didn't find yourself on your knees scrubbing away at the carpet with a wet wipe.

Pruners Wed 11-Jul-07 20:06:44

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