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In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jul 2009 14:22:22 BDT
J. Stainton says:
Try any of Tony Hawk's books, especially Round Ireland with a Fridge which is hilarious and, I think is being made into a film. Also a really good read and full of feel-good moments is Kyle MacDonald's One Red Paperclip.

Posted on 17 Jul 2009 14:26:19 BDT
M. Savage says:
An older book, but one I found very funny was 'The Moons a Balloon' by David Niven. Some of the scrapes are quite ridiculous and made me laugh out loud.
Mrs S, Hants

Posted on 17 Jul 2009 14:28:03 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Jul 2009 14:29:25 BDT
Some parts of Steven's Preece's book, "Amongst The Marines" were mega side splitting. At one point I was alughing so much at the funny antics that I nearly spat my tea all over the place. Ha Ha

Posted on 17 Jul 2009 15:50:34 BDT
I really enjoyed reading "YesMan" by Danny Wallace - Dont let the movie put you off - I was gutted when I heard that Jm Carrey was going to play the main character. Like most books its alot better than the movie and was caught out many times on the train laughing to myself

Posted on 18 Jul 2009 11:05:45 BDT
Obelix says:
Unreliable Memoirs, by Clive James. Never bettered.

Posted on 18 Jul 2009 22:23:35 BDT
victor says:
alan carr look who it is had me in tears worth reading

Posted on 18 Jul 2009 23:22:12 BDT
TheFoe says:
The Consevative Partys -"Honesty is the best politics", is a howl!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2009 00:28:52 BDT
Up North says:
Oh notes from a small island...that did it for me, especially his comments on my home town Keighley..sooo true!

Posted on 19 Jul 2009 01:56:12 BDT
Try "Harpo Speaks" funniest book I've read.

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Posted on 19 Jul 2009 11:48:03 BDT
T. Banting says:
If you love crime, but like to laugh too, the humour in Harlen Coben's books is laugh out lound funny!

Posted on 19 Jul 2009 11:55:50 BDT
B. Gordon says:
any 'my word' books based on the radio programme {with frank muir and denis norden} are very funny. i loved them, and did get funny looks when laughing out loud!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2009 18:24:59 BDT
A. Gates says:
Although a sad story, but ultimately one of hope, "Rock Me Gently" by Judith Kelly has many hilarious moments that made me laugh out loud. A classic book.

Posted on 19 Jul 2009 19:06:47 BDT
M. Campbell says:
"Puckoon" by Spike Milligan and most definitely "The Throwback" by Tom Sharpe, I laughed so much at the latter I couldn't get my breath for 5 minutes.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2009 22:10:28 BDT
David Buwe says:
M Campbell - the cheese grater?

Posted on 20 Jul 2009 09:21:34 BDT
G. Wills says:
I like "Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady" by Florence King.

Posted on 20 Jul 2009 20:17:03 BDT
Mrs. S. West says:
Anything by Deric Longden -especially if you are a cat lover!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2009 15:19:14 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Jul 2009 15:21:05 BDT
Find one of the Bryson books on a subject/country you know well and you will see just how insightful he can be, and how cleverly he picks up on the absurdities you always knew existed.

If audiobooks are your thing then Hugh Laurie reading "Three men in a boat" is an excellent listen.

Posted on 21 Jul 2009 23:34:26 BDT
elsie marley says:
any Bill Bryson fans must read Pete McCarthy, travelogues with wit...the road to mcCarthy and one one ireland.

Posted on 21 Jul 2009 23:39:37 BDT
J. Ward says:
confessions of a shopaholic by sophie kinsella

Posted on 22 Jul 2009 02:52:54 BDT
Pete Pointer says:
The iron Curtain Kid by Oliver Fritz did it for me!

Posted on 22 Jul 2009 10:14:12 BDT
The funniest book I've ever read is The Ordeal of Gilbert Penfold by Evelyn Waugh which is about a man who takes a Mediterranean cruise as a rest cure for melancholy and then becomes completely paranoid, imagining every overheard conversation on board is poking fun at him.

Posted on 22 Jul 2009 11:01:03 BDT
J. E. Tyson says:
If you want a good lauge

Posted on 22 Jul 2009 11:02:28 BDT
J. E. Tyson says:
Try "The Search for Miss Amelia" if you want a good laugh
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