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Old 05-24-2012, 02:57 AM   #16
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:52 PM   #17
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:23 PM   #18
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:59 PM   #19
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Someone already said "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" but I'd like to second it. Discworld novels are also good for a laugh.

Honestly, I think if you're looking to read something funny you're probably better off reading some memoirs by funny people.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:05 PM   #20
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Lucky Jim is great, I'll also recommend anything by Christopher Brookmyre or Carl Hiaasen.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:02 PM   #21
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Wow, so deep in the thread and no mention of one Pelham Grantville Wodehouse ? I've laughed uproariously through most of his novels. Try Code of the Woosters to start.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:17 PM   #22
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"In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash" <---This was reworked into the movie "A Christmas Story" is that right?
Yes, a family fav for us at Christmas. I saw the movie several times before I realized that it was adapted from a novel.
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Old 05-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #23
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:00 PM   #24
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I would vote for any Flashman novel by George MacDonald Fraser. Very funny (and accurate) historical fiction
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:06 PM   #25
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:36 PM   #26
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All the books in the Spellman Files series by Lisa Lutz. They are a riot. My all time favorite though is A Confederacy of Dunces. Genius!
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:40 AM   #27
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Thanks for all of these recommendations, I've got a bunch of these books in my TBR from the usual places. I was just thinking though, at what point does the discussion of a book become copyright infringement? Most of us would assume that simply stating the title of the book with no content references would not be infringement, but why?

Who determines what level of content needs to be copied before the text has been infringed?
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:11 AM   #28
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Rather than pick something by PG Wodehouse, I'll say The Night Life of the Gods by Thorne Smith.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:51 AM   #29
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Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman! Loved their twist on the Omen movie
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:40 PM   #30
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How could I have forgotten the Lucia novels by EF Benson? Available here at MR too.

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