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Old 03-20-2012, 05:32 PM   #16
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I'll second Expecting Someone Taller and third Sunshine Sketches.
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I'd like to nominate The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady by Elizabeth Stuckey-French.

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This lively, intricately plotted, laugh-out-loud funny, and surprisingly touching family drama combines the wit of Carl Hiaasen with the southern charm of Jill McCorkle.

Seventy-seven-year-old Marylou Ahearn is going to kill Dr. Wilson Spriggs come hell or high water. In 1953, he gave her a radioactive cocktail without her consent as part of a secret government study that had horrible consequences.

Marylou has been plotting her revenge for fifty years. When she accidentally discovers his whereabouts in Florida, her plans finally snap into action. She high tails it to hot and humid Tallahassee, moves in down the block from where a now senile Spriggs lives with his daughter's family, and begins the tricky work of insinuating herself into their lives. But she has no idea what a nest of yellow jackets she is stumbling into.

Before the novel is through, someone will be kidnapped, an unlikely couple will get engaged, someone will nearly die from eating a pineapple upside-down cake laced with anti-freeze, and that's not all . . .

Told from the varied perspectives of an incredible cast of endearing oddball characters and written with the flair of a native Floridian, this dark comedy does not disappoint.
Here is the trailer for the book The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady.



By the way, this is available at libraries in the USA and Canada via Overdrive.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:48 AM   #18
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I'd like to nominate Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern. I need to get this book off my TBR list.

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Description: After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is "like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair," has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him:

"That woman was sexy. . . . Out of your league? Son, let women figure out why they won't screw you. Don't do it for them."

"Do people your age know how to comb their hair? It looks like two squirrels crawled on their heads and started fucking."

"The worst thing you can be is a liar. . . . Okay, fine, yes, the worst thing you can be is a Nazi, but then number two is liar. Nazi one, liar two."

More than a million people now follow Mr. Halpern's philosophical musings on Twitter, and in this book, his son weaves a brilliantly funny, touching coming-of-age memoir around the best of his quotes. An all-American story that unfolds on the Little League field, in Denny's, during excruciating family road trips, and, most frequently, in the Halperns' kitchen over bowls of Grape-Nuts, Sh*t My Dad Says is a chaotic, hilarious, true portrait of a father-son relationship from a major new comic voice. (from barnesandnoble.com)

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Old 03-21-2012, 06:27 AM   #19
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I'll second The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady.
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I will also second Sh*t My Dad Says.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:55 AM   #21
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I would like to take the opportunity to nominate "The Invaders Plan" by L. Ron Hubbard

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The Voltar Confederacy has a long-range strategy to invade Earth and use it in their conquest of the Galaxy. However, with the discovery that Earth is being destroyed by incessant pollution, Royal Officer Jettero Heller is sent on a top-secret mission to handle this threat to the planet's life. But why is Lombar Hisst, head of the Apparatus, Voltar's deadly intelligence agency, determined to sabotage the mission and see it fail? Can Heller possibly succeed or will he fall into the web of intergalactic intrigue spun by Hisst and his devious henchman, Soltan Gris? Find out as you embark on this mission full of dynamic characters and packed with plenty of twists, action and emotion.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:51 AM   #22
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I would like to take the opportunity to nominate "The Invaders Plan" by L. Ron Hubbard

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The Voltar Confederacy has a long-range strategy to invade Earth and use it in their conquest of the Galaxy. However, with the discovery that Earth is being destroyed by incessant pollution, Royal Officer Jettero Heller is sent on a top-secret mission to handle this threat to the planet's life. But why is Lombar Hisst, head of the Apparatus, Voltar's deadly intelligence agency, determined to sabotage the mission and see it fail? Can Heller possibly succeed or will he fall into the web of intergalactic intrigue spun by Hisst and his devious henchman, Soltan Gris? Find out as you embark on this mission full of dynamic characters and packed with plenty of twists, action and emotion.
Doesn't sound like humour from the description? Is it funny (or is it the fact it's written by L. Ron Hubbard)?

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:34 AM   #23
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I would like to take the opportunity to nominate "The Invaders Plan" by L. Ron Hubbard

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This isn't a funny book. . In fact, it's not even good SF. I've read it and it was just awful. This does not fit in with the theme for April.
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I'd like to nominate Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern. I need to get this book off my TBR list.

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Description: After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is "like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair," has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him:

"That woman was sexy. . . . Out of your league? Son, let women figure out why they won't screw you. Don't do it for them."

"Do people your age know how to comb their hair? It looks like two squirrels crawled on their heads and started fucking."

"The worst thing you can be is a liar. . . . Okay, fine, yes, the worst thing you can be is a Nazi, but then number two is liar. Nazi one, liar two."

More than a million people now follow Mr. Halpern's philosophical musings on Twitter, and in this book, his son weaves a brilliantly funny, touching coming-of-age memoir around the best of his quotes. An all-American story that unfolds on the Little League field, in Denny's, during excruciating family road trips, and, most frequently, in the Halperns' kitchen over bowls of Grape-Nuts, Sh*t My Dad Says is a chaotic, hilarious, true portrait of a father-son relationship from a major new comic voice. (from barnesandnoble.com)
I'll third this if you third my Radioactive Lady.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:49 AM   #25
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L Ron Hubbards Mission Earth Series is Satire. It spoofs many things. Yes it is Sci Fi but Sci Fi can also be funny.
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I'd like to nominate Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern. I need to get this book off my TBR list.

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Description: After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is "like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair," has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him:

"That woman was sexy. . . . Out of your league? Son, let women figure out why they won't screw you. Don't do it for them."

"Do people your age know how to comb their hair? It looks like two squirrels crawled on their heads and started fucking."

"The worst thing you can be is a liar. . . . Okay, fine, yes, the worst thing you can be is a Nazi, but then number two is liar. Nazi one, liar two."

More than a million people now follow Mr. Halpern's philosophical musings on Twitter, and in this book, his son weaves a brilliantly funny, touching coming-of-age memoir around the best of his quotes. An all-American story that unfolds on the Little League field, in Denny's, during excruciating family road trips, and, most frequently, in the Halperns' kitchen over bowls of Grape-Nuts, Sh*t My Dad Says is a chaotic, hilarious, true portrait of a father-son relationship from a major new comic voice. (from barnesandnoble.com)
I'll third it (JSWolf - you should be ashamed of yourself, bargaining for nominations ).
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I'll third it (JSWolf - you should be ashamed of yourself, bargaining for nominations ).
I agree—which is why I didn't third it. Actually, The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady sounds like it might be fun. Had someone else thirded my choice first, I would have thirded it.

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I agree—which is why I didn't third it. Actually, The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady sounds like it might be fun. Had someone else thirded my choice first, I would have thirded it.
Since Revenge of the Radioactive Lady already had three votes, maybe one of you could third Confederacy of Dunces? If votes are being solicited?
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Since Revenge of the Radioactive Lady already had three votes, maybe one of you could third Confederacy of Dunces? If votes are being solicited?
I was thinking about it. If only you hadn't asked me!
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