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Posted on 20 May 2012 19:20:20 BDT
welshbint says:
Submarine by Joe Dunthorne ....much , much funnier than the film .I loved the little nutter of a main character
Also Ruby Wax's How Do You Want Me , an autobiography so excruciatingly funny and surreal it's a wonder she ever survived .

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 06:14:52 BDT
An autobiography - "Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady" by Florence King. I have read it three times and still laugh out loud!

Posted on 22 May 2012 06:21:15 BDT
For light reading "Wishfull Drinking" by Carrie Fisher - a very witty lady!

Posted on 26 May 2012 15:36:11 BDT
revenge date by geraldine fonteroy its also free it had me giggling also anything by chris manby and some cecila aherns too

Posted on 28 May 2012 16:35:48 BDT
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Posted on 29 May 2012 12:01:00 BDT
D. Redshaw says:
Terry Pratchett is great at this, Good Omens by himself and Neil Gaiman always manages to make me laugh, as well as think a little.

Posted on 30 May 2012 02:18:27 BDT
R. Pates says:
A View from the Lodge by Alan James and Alan Attlesey - reminiscences of university life in Cambridge - from the porter's lodge - plus earlier life of this author. I couldn't stop laughing at some of the funny situations that occurred to the author. Not a book to be read whilst others are asleep!!! I tried switching out the light, and going to sleep, but still couldn't stop laughing. A light-hearted look at life. Eagerly await a 2nd book by this new author.

Posted on 3 Jun 2012 23:52:17 BDT
M. Allani says:
Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis. It's true and it's very funny!

Magda Allani

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2012 03:20:09 BDT
Growing Up When Times Were Simple
This one is a real autobiography: "Growing Up When Times Were Simple" available in both Kindle and paperback format

Posted on 10 Jun 2012 22:54:42 BDT
Both books by mark haddon....the curious incident of the dog in the night time and a spot of bother both made me belly laugh out loud.

Posted on 11 Jun 2012 17:19:28 BDT
AA Girl says:
I enjoyed the Molecules That Surround Us. I feel a little guilty saying that I laughed out loud. It was pretty tragic but couldn't help being funny. I'm not sure if that was the intention but it made me laugh.

Posted on 12 Jun 2012 12:09:28 BDT
Lilian says:
I began reading Stairlift to Heaven last night and found myself laughing out loud within the first few pages :-) The detailed description of a medical procedure is brilliant and gets the story off to a great start :-) Recommended to all older people, but probably best read at home or you will probably get some very odd looks on the bus :-) There is some strong language, which I don't like, but it isn't gratuitous and you can easily see why it's there. Buy this book and give yourself an instant boost :-)xx

Posted on 15 Jun 2012 21:30:39 BDT
L. Brown says:
The Catcher In The Rye - J D Salinger and Wait For Me - Deborah Devonshire are both books that made me laugh out loud.

Posted on 18 Jun 2012 22:31:58 BDT
Pink Meerkat says:
Any of the Agatha Raisin books by M C Beaton, I was reading Agatha Raisin and the Viscious Vet and couldn't stop laughing on the way to work on the bus

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2012 09:15:51 BDT
A. Phillips says:
Now try The Life and Times of The Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson!

Posted on 20 Jun 2012 22:59:29 BDT
R. Gearing says:
Shell Shock the diary of Tommy Atkins by Neil Blower. An ex-soldier suffering from PTSD tells it how it is. If you think trying to navigate Ikea at the weekend is bad then read Neil's account as someone suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Hilarious and thought provoking, the best of new literature. Shell Shock: The Diary of Tommy Atkins

Posted on 21 Jun 2012 15:47:47 BDT
'Wasting Stamps' by Matt Shaw.
Only available on Kindle. It is a collection of letters, mostly of complaint,that he has sent to businesses and famous people.Both his letters and the replies are hilarious.

Posted on 22 Jun 2012 17:00:29 BDT
DHR says:
I really liked 'Grabbing America by the BALLS, in a non-gay way'. I like all of the stuff from Fantana actually, as many do (some don't but hey). But I found this book really great. It is not Shakespeare but that is probably why I enjoyed it so much, very modern and even my aunt found it funny. If you haven't read it, the Kindle version is now available along with some other of his books.

Is there any other books that made you LOL literally several times a page?

Posted on 4 Jul 2012 22:49:29 BDT
Bulletts says:
I can't believe that no one has mentioned "Agony Angel" by Cesca Martin. Absolutely hilarious! I read this book on holiday, it was in the cottage that we rented. From the very first page, I was laughing out loud!! Even on the beach; I got very strange looks. Read the synopsis, then buy the book, you will not regret it. Excellent book!!

Agony Angel: So You Think You've Got Problems...

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2012 10:14:24 BDT
P. A. Clarke says:
Yes, that was my first Bryson, some years ago - particularly relevant, having just moved to Belgium. His first reaction to Amsterdam is wonderful! So funny, I ended passing it around friends and relatives - getting more and more dog-eared...! Also loved Walk in the Woods - Perhaps I'll re-read it!)

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2012 10:15:40 BDT
P. A. Clarke says:
Agree. So good, I passed to friends, and never got "...End of the Morning" back. Must buy again...........

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2012 10:16:09 BDT
P. A. Clarke says:
Yes - wonderfully funny........!

Posted on 5 Jul 2012 10:19:23 BDT
P. A. Clarke says:
Hugely funny, and highly recommended if you remember the sixties, is William Kotzwinkle's The Fan Man......... Absolutely wonderful. Slim, a fast read, and very, very funny............
Actually went out, and bought more, to give to friends.............

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2012 10:23:31 BDT
P. A. Clarke says:
Yes, good for you. Catch 22 is a wonderful book. From the opening line: "It was love at first sight....." Absolutely delirious opening scene in the hospital. And it just keeps on coming.... Superb.....!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2012 10:27:24 BDT
P. A. Clarke says:
Indeed..........! A work of absolute comic genius.

Read those opening pages, ("It was love at first sight...") and you're hooked....!
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