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Old 03-21-2011, 01:47 AM   #31
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Something recent? What about Howard Jacobsen's The Finkler Question which won the most recent Man Booker Prize? (First humour entry to win this prize in eons.) It's under $10 as an e-book, and on the Overdrive library system.

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I third the Finkler Question.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:23 AM   #32
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Humour - what a subject! I rarely read humour so this month will be interesting.

I nominate "Naked" by David Sedaris. It's a collection of autobiographical short stories, and the funniest book I've ever read.
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I am amazed how few of the late model humor related titles are not out as ebooks yet. I've already shot down about ten titles.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:02 AM   #34
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:39 AM   #35
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For the sake of nominating - I just bought the Hal Spacejock series - so I nominate Hal Spacejock #1.

I'm not really a humour reader, but as I just bought these and they're available quite cheaply in ePub or mobi from the author's site and are not geo-restricted in any way this makes them attractive to me. #1 is only $1.99 at the moment.

If you're interested - you can purchase them here: http://www.spacejock.com.au/index.html

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For the sake of nominating - I just bought the Hal Spacejock series - so I nominate Hal Spacejock #1.

I'm not really a humour reader, but as I just bought these and they're available quite cheaply in ePub or mobi from the author's site and are not geo-restricted in any way this makes them attractive to me. #1 is only $1.99 at the moment.

If you're interested - you can purchase them here: http://www.spacejock.com.au/index.html

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Old 03-21-2011, 11:12 AM   #37
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Thanks, I checked and added the other sites. Inkmesh just happens to be the quickest for me, as I try to keep up with the information.

Additional links would always be welcome.

List in Post #26 is updated to this point.
One reason I don't suggest Inkmesh is that it is broken. I chose A Confederacy of Dunces at random and looked at the Inkmesh link and it's missing the entry to Sony. Sony has it for sale yet Inkmesh doesn't show it. Also, I do think it would be good to post a link to Overdrive to show what libraries have these if any do. One other reason not to use Inkmesh is that it searches the iBookstore and we should not be helping to give Apple any eBook business since they caused the agency mess we have now.

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Old 03-21-2011, 01:20 PM   #38
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:26 PM   #39
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This has been on my TBR list for a while, so I nominate Gulliver's Travels
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:28 PM   #40
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Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
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When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doomed Starkadders: cousin Judith, heaving with remorse for unspoken wickedness; Amos, preaching fire and damnation; their sons, lustful Seth and despairing Reuben; child of nature Elfine; and crazed old Aunt Ada Doom, who has kept to her bedroom for the last twenty years. But Flora loves nothing better than to organize other people. Armed with common sense and a strong will, she resolves to take each of the family in hand. A hilarious and merciless parody of rural melodramas, Cold Comfort Farm (1932) is one of the best-loved comic novels of all time.
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:34 PM   #42
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This has been on my TBR list for a while, so I nominate Gulliver's Travels
Would this book qualify for the category of humor?
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Would this book qualify for the category of humor?
I see that it states it uses satire, so I was not sure. I put the question under the nominated book. I looked satire up and found the below.
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satire (countable and uncountable; plural satires)

1. (uncountable) A literary technique of writing or art which principally ridicules its subject often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change. Humour is often used to aid this.
2. (countable) A satirical work.
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This has been on my TBR list for a while, so I nominate Gulliver's Travels
I know this is the book and not the mini-series, but I did see the NBC mini-series and it was very well done. But, in no way would I have said it's a comedy.
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I see that it states it uses satire, so I was not sure. I put the question under the nominated book. I looked satire up and found the below.
But satire does not mean it has to be funny. I would say this should be stricken from the list as it really isn't a humorous book.
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