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10-28-2011 11:23 AM #16
10-28-2011 04:38 PM #17
Dixon was alive again. Consciousness was upon him before he could get out of the way; not for him the slow, gracious wandering from the halls of sleep, but a summary, forcible ejection. He lay sprawled, too wicked to move, spewed up like a broken spider-crab on the tarry shingle of morning. The light did him harm, but not as much as looking at things did; he resolved, having done it once, never to move his eyeballs again. A dusty thudding in his head made the scene before him beat like a pulse. His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night, and then as its mausoleum. During the night, too, he'd somehow been on a cross-country run and then been expertly beaten up by secret police. He felt bad.
10-29-2011 12:25 PM #18
11-04-2011 09:47 AM #19
A few that haven't been mentioned: A Handful of Dust (Evelyn Waugh); The Mezzanine (Nicholson Baker); Mailman (John Lennon — not the Beatle, incidentally). As a teenager, I thought John Barth's The Sot-Weed Factor was the funniest thing I'd ever read — and it's certainly of interest if you're from Maryland — but I suspect if I picked it up now, I wouldn't make it past page 30.
11-04-2011 10:56 AM #20
I had added it before the site crashed, but Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is pretty ridiculous.
11-04-2011 11:32 PM #21
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
I also love Big Trouble, but I've always been a bit too much of a Dave Barry fan for my own good.
11-05-2011 10:15 AM #22
Dave Barry was a reason, all on his own, to buy the paper.
11-05-2011 07:14 PM #23
I'm sure it was something by Terry Pratchett.
11-06-2011 01:06 AM #24
11-06-2011 01:11 AM #25
Anything by Dan Jenkins.
It's funnier if you've lived in Texas and funnier still if you went to TCU. Don't expect to be considered highbrow.
04-07-2012 08:45 AM #26
I saw he had a couple of mentions already but ditto on Terry Pratchett. His Discworld series is phenomenal.
04-07-2012 08:58 AM #27
The first thought that came to my mind was Candy by Terry Southern or his pseudonym Maxwell Kenton. As the resident DOM, I need a bit of erotica to soothe my synapses. Agree on Garp and enjoyed Portnoy's Complaint also.
04-07-2012 09:04 AM #28
You mentioning erotica got me thinking of a funny book that I had forgotten.
Sci-Fi writer Brian Aldiss wrote two semi-autobiographical books that are more then a bit raw in subject matter.
I own the first, Hand Reared Boy, but I have never found a copy of the volume 2 titled A Soldier Erect.
Hand Reared Boy is very amusing.
04-19-2012 04:18 PM #29
Since you said book and not novel, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max.
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