Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > Reading Recommendations

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-19-2009, 11:32 AM   #1
LJL
Enthusiast
LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.
 
LJL's Avatar
 
Posts: 35
Karma: 40000
Join Date: Nov 2009
Device: Kindle
Books that make you laugh -- recommendations

Anybody reading any really funny books right now?

I just finished The Salmon of Doubt (never got to it when it came out), which was terrific, especially if you are a Hitchhiker's Guide/Douglas Adams fan, and I am currently reading You Suck: A Love Story by Christopher Moore -- so far, it is pretty hilarious and a great, original vampire story.
LJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 11:37 AM   #2
Ea
Wizard
Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Ea's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,498
Karma: 5169119
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Denmark
Device: Kindle 3|iPad 2|iPhone 4|Sony 600
Gerald Durrell's 'Corfu' books - I've recently re-read them again
Ea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 12:00 PM   #3
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 61,021
Karma: 38262005
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: Kindle PW2, iPad Retina Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro
Have you read any P.G. Wodehouse? He is an EXTREMELY funny author.
HarryT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 12:12 PM   #4
kacir
Wizard
kacir ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kacir ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kacir ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kacir ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kacir ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kacir ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kacir ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kacir ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kacir ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kacir ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kacir ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kacir's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,682
Karma: 2799391
Join Date: May 2006
Device: PocketBook 360, before it was Sony Reader, cassiopeia A-20
I was laughing so hard when I read this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_I_Won_The_War by Patrick Ryan that I had tears in my eyes. There are many books that make you smile, even chuckle sometimes, but there are only very few ones that induce frequent bouts of wild, uncontrollable laughter.

Last edited by kacir; 12-19-2009 at 12:15 PM.
kacir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 12:30 PM   #5
Sparrow
Wizard
Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 4,400
Karma: 1358102
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: UK
Device: Palm TX, CyBook Gen3
"Augustus Carp Esquire, by Himself: Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man" - uploaded here by Patricia.

Fantastically funny!!
Sparrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 12:41 PM   #6
BeccaAnn
Groupie
BeccaAnn will become famous soon enoughBeccaAnn will become famous soon enoughBeccaAnn will become famous soon enoughBeccaAnn will become famous soon enoughBeccaAnn will become famous soon enoughBeccaAnn will become famous soon enough
 
BeccaAnn's Avatar
 
Posts: 180
Karma: 660
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Spearfish, SD, USA
Device: Sony PRS-505
If you like cozy mysteries, read "Murder with Peacocks" by Donna Andrews. It's the start of a series, however it's not available as an ebook (the last three in the series are, though). A female blacksmith is the maid-of-honor in three weddings (her mother, best friend and brother) in one summer and while this is going on a murder occurs next door (her stepfather-to-be's sister-in-law). Whenever I re-read this book, I'm dying of laughter.
BeccaAnn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 01:11 PM   #7
LJL
Enthusiast
LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.LJL writes the songs that make the whole world sing.
 
LJL's Avatar
 
Posts: 35
Karma: 40000
Join Date: Nov 2009
Device: Kindle
Great recommendations, tks -- funny that you mention P.G. Wodehouse -- the first I heard of him was actually last week, while reading The Salmon of Doubt, where Adams mentions him as his favorite author
LJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 01:18 PM   #8
Ea
Wizard
Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Ea's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,498
Karma: 5169119
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Denmark
Device: Kindle 3|iPad 2|iPhone 4|Sony 600
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparrow View Post
"Augustus Carp Esquire, by Himself: Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man" - uploaded here by Patricia.

Fantastically funny!!
And here it is:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17249

I'm going to give it a try
Ea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 01:23 PM   #9
WT Sharpe
Grand Muckity-Muck
WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
WT Sharpe's Avatar
 
Posts: 30,913
Karma: 89943810
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chesapeake, VA, USA
Device: Kindle Paperwhite, iPad Air, iPod Nano. Other devices gathering dust.
Woody Allen (if you can get over the fact that he married his stepdaughter, which is a really weird thing to do) has written some very funny books.

The Insanity Defense: The Complete Prose (Paperback) is comprised of Getting Even (1971), Without Feathers (1975), and Side Effects (1980), and is available from Amazon for $10.85. None of these earlier books are available for the Kindle.
http://www.amazon.com/Insanity-Defen...ref=pd_sim_b_1

There is a Kindle Edition of his new one, Mere Anarchy. This is the first book of humor he has written in 25 years.
http://www.amazon.com/Mere-Anarchy-e...=AG56TWVU5XWC2

Last edited by WT Sharpe; 12-19-2009 at 03:46 PM.
WT Sharpe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 04:19 PM   #10
A4-
Connoisseur
A4- can extract oil from cheeseA4- can extract oil from cheeseA4- can extract oil from cheeseA4- can extract oil from cheeseA4- can extract oil from cheeseA4- can extract oil from cheeseA4- can extract oil from cheeseA4- can extract oil from cheeseA4- can extract oil from cheese
 
A4-'s Avatar
 
Posts: 84
Karma: 1110
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Netherlands
Device: iRex iLiad v2
I really liked Hal Spacejock by Simon Haynes.

A4- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 04:29 PM   #11
kjk
.
kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 3,408
Karma: 5647231
Join Date: Oct 2008
Device: never enough
Barry Hughart's Bridge of Birds, Tom Holt's Expecting Someone Taller, and John Barnes One for the Morning Glory all are guaranteed to bring a smile to my face.
kjk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 05:06 PM   #12
JSWolf
Suspended
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 35,392
Karma: 16147088
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Sony Reader PRS-650, iPad, nook STR
This is one sad thread. yet again, the ultimate series has not been mentioned.

If you want some real good laughs, go for the entire Discworld series by Terry Pratchett.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/p/terry-pratchett/
JSWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 05:12 PM   #13
WT Sharpe
Grand Muckity-Muck
WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
WT Sharpe's Avatar
 
Posts: 30,913
Karma: 89943810
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chesapeake, VA, USA
Device: Kindle Paperwhite, iPad Air, iPod Nano. Other devices gathering dust.
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSWolf View Post
This is one sad thread. yet again, the ultimate series has not been mentioned.

If you want some real good laughs, go for the entire Discworld series by Terry Pratchett.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/p/terry-pratchett/
Jon,

See my post at http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...594#post703594.

Sad.
WT Sharpe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 05:14 PM   #14
JSWolf
Suspended
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 35,392
Karma: 16147088
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Sony Reader PRS-650, iPad, nook STR
Quote:
Originally Posted by WT Sharpe View Post
Well done!
JSWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 05:17 PM   #15
Ea
Wizard
Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Ea's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,498
Karma: 5169119
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Denmark
Device: Kindle 3|iPad 2|iPhone 4|Sony 600
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSWolf View Post
This is one sad thread. yet again, the ultimate series has not been mentioned.

If you want some real good laughs, go for the entire Discworld series by Terry Pratchett.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/p/terry-pratchett/
That depend entirely on your particular sense of humour The little I have read of Pratchett, I found slightly overdone or overmuch or just something too much to be good.
Ea is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
comedy, funny, humor

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anti-recommendations: Read any terrible books lately? ficbot Reading Recommendations 82 01-26-2011 01:09 PM
Looking for Recommendations for Independent Books SlowRain Reading Recommendations 4 08-09-2010 12:28 AM
Recommendations for books on climate change? garygibsonsf Reading Recommendations 33 03-20-2010 08:42 AM
need recommendations for books for my daughter artemisblossom Reading Recommendations 26 06-25-2009 10:02 PM
Fantasy books Recommendations Dave Berk Reading Recommendations 1 05-09-2006 01:34 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:04 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.