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I reeeeeaaaallly need a good lol-book

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Kayteee Wed 17-Jun-09 20:55:46

I could do with something very very funny atm. You know the tear-producing kind.
Any suggestions please?
TIA grin

chevre Wed 17-Jun-09 20:56:30

anything by marian keyes

twoluvlykids Wed 17-Jun-09 20:56:50

Marley and Me

8oreighty Wed 17-Jun-09 20:59:12

Anything by David Sedaris, had me in fits while waiting in casualty once...actually finding that Slummy Mummy book funny, but you prob. already read that one?

myfeethurt Wed 17-Jun-09 21:20:39

starter for ten by David Nicholls

ActivityApple Wed 17-Jun-09 21:23:38

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UnquietDad Wed 17-Jun-09 21:25:10

I was about to say the same as myfeethurt!

Humour is very personal though. Some Christmases I'd be in the corner choking with laughter to Pratchett, and would read a chunk out to my mum and sister to stony silence.

Last couple of books which really made me laugh were non-fic - Bill Bryson's Down Under and Stuart Maconie's Pies & Prejudice.

Kayteee Wed 17-Jun-09 21:26:24

thanks so far ladies...rofl @ rofling like a loony!!

janeite Wed 17-Jun-09 21:27:21

Gotta be Bryson.

Kayteee Wed 17-Jun-09 21:27:50

oh, ehem, should be thank you ladies and gentlemen...blush

yappybluedog Thu 18-Jun-09 10:36:56

Janet Evanovich, very easy reads & lol funny

TsarChasm Thu 18-Jun-09 10:40:51

Just came on to suggest Starter For Ten but beaten to it! V funny tho.

namechangerforareason Thu 18-Jun-09 10:41:35

Anything by Christopher Brookmyre, always made me laugh quite loud and get many many stares from folks on the bus to work

TsarChasm Thu 18-Jun-09 10:41:59

Also 'Are You Experienced' by William Sutcliffe was funny too.

Theimperialcharliecat Thu 18-Jun-09 10:57:18

India Knight - My life on a Plate made me bark with laughter and I concur with 8oreighty, anything by David Sedaris

Bucharest Thu 18-Jun-09 11:01:04

Are you northern? Pies and Prejudice by Stuart Maconie....like Bryson, but more relateable as it's about Brits.

UnquietDad Thu 18-Jun-09 11:03:58

Disclaimer: I'm not northern but I thought Maconie's P&P was hilarious.

Bucharest Thu 18-Jun-09 11:05:19

Have you read the Middle England one yet? I'm back in the Uk in 2 weeks and it will be the first thing I buy!

UnquietDad Thu 18-Jun-09 11:05:40

Got it, just started it!

LouLovesAeroplaneJelly Thu 18-Jun-09 11:10:06

'Don' tell mum im working on the oil rigs.She thinks I am a piano player in a whore house' by Paul Carter
The FUNNIEST book I have read. Had to get off the bus to find a loo I thought I was going to wet my pants.

EachPeachPearMum Thu 18-Jun-09 11:13:10

Lou - certainly one of the best titles I've ever seen!

Maria2007 Thu 18-Jun-09 22:39:55

I second (actually, I third) 'starter for ten'.

I also seem to remember I laughed out loud quite a lot with 'Prayer for Owen Meany' (mind you, I also cried a lot with that).

The book I'm reading now is, I think, very very funny: 'Any human heart' by William Boyd. Hilarious! (and a very good read in many other ways).

Jux Fri 19-Jun-09 22:00:39

Jasper Fforde - anything by him.

pickyvic Fri 19-Jun-09 22:24:42

oh im just reading lost in a good book jux! i concur!

MissM Sat 20-Jun-09 20:44:33

Down with Skool. One of the Molesworth books. DH is getting irritated by me cackling at it in bed.

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