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Initial post: 16 Mar 2012 17:49:50 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Mar 2012 16:33:10 GMT
walrus says:
The Wrong Stuff, K'Barthan Trilogy: Part 2

has just been released for download and is the sequel to
Few Are Chosen (The K'Barthan Trilogy)
which is a highly entertaining and fun read

as is this one
The Banned Underground: The Amulet of Kings

Posted on 17 Mar 2012 09:42:48 GMT
D. Pike says:
If you're looking for fantasy books with a large amount of tongue-in-cheek humour take a look at 'Bottomley Steps Out,' - Bottomley Steps Out

Posted on 17 Mar 2012 15:14:23 GMT
Darcy Town says:
Anything by Terry Pratchett fits that bill. Here's one random one: Thud! (Discworld Novels)

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Mar 2012 15:33:02 GMT
Fire Dragon says:
SIR Terry Pratchett, Please!

Posted on 17 Mar 2012 15:51:12 GMT
Fire Dragon says:
Try Robert Asprin - Myth Series (Fantasy) Eg : The Myth-ing Omnibus
Phule Series (Sci-Fi). Eg : No Phule Like an Old Phule (Phule's Company)

Also most aything by Craig Shaw Gardner Eg : The Other Sinbad

Posted on 18 Mar 2012 20:18:44 GMT
raven_guest says:
Teen fiction, but has a wicked sense of humour; Of Darkness and Light (Shadow of the Nephilim)

Posted on 18 Mar 2012 20:51:01 GMT
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Posted on 19 Mar 2012 00:20:16 GMT
Altarrin says:
I would add, any of the 'Xanth' books by Piers Anthony ... large slices of puns, and natural humour.

Posted on 20 Mar 2012 20:20:40 GMT
walrus says:
thanks for all those recommendations;read pratchett,anthony and asprin.
will check out the others.always looking for good stuff.

Posted on 21 Mar 2012 14:01:41 GMT
Walrus, have you been at the Robert Rankin fountain yet?

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Mar 2012 16:27:54 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Mar 2012 16:32:34 GMT
walrus says:
2 pints of large?
oh yes,love every one :-)

some others i enjoy:

The Dark Lord's Handbook
The Man From U.N.D.E.A.D. - The Curious Case Of The Kidnapped Chemist
Z14
A Sword for Hire (The Silent Blade Chronicles)
Jack Wolfe, Paranormal Investigator

Posted on 22 Mar 2012 12:10:58 GMT
walrus says:
The Antipope (The Brentford Trilogy),being the first.

Spellsinger

Rivers of London (Rivers of London 1)

Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles: Book One (Iron Druid Chronicles 1)

Posted on 12 Apr 2012 22:18:12 BDT
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Posted on 13 Apr 2012 10:32:47 BDT
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Posted on 13 Apr 2012 12:09:51 BDT
And Moon over Soho,

(rivers of London #2)

Posted on 13 Apr 2012 16:35:52 BDT
walrus says:
just noticed this one has been released:

The Mystic Accountants (The Banned Underground)

Posted on 13 Apr 2012 18:02:27 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2012 14:40:26 BDT
Thank you kind sir.

Amazon have posted an incorrect sales price on the paperback, as of today. This should be corrected shortly.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2012 16:48:54 BDT
walrus says:
my pleasure :-)

as are these two:
Pantheon of the Dead (The Hidden Academy)(just released) :-)

and Battle Boys(fun )

Posted on 16 Apr 2012 02:38:49 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 Apr 2012 08:45:48 BDT
Tom Holt: Expecting Someone Taller and Who's Afraid of Beowulf?. I like a lot of his later books too, but there seems to be less agreement as to whether they're funny, these two though are definitely good for a laugh and well written novels into the bargain.

(True story about Holt. I was working as a sales assistant in a bookshop in a tiny town north of Inverness some 20+ years ago and Tom Holt was in the area on holiday. He got browbeaten into doing a book signing session and it was well publicised in the local paper, with fliers around the area in the other towns and villages. Anyway there we were: Holt; his mother; the owner of the bookshop and myself, standing behind the till. For half an hour no one even came into the shop. The owner and Holt's mother, who knew each other vaguely, were chatting with an air of ever increasing desperation and embarrassment when finally someone arrived. It was an elderly lady who was the owner's next door neighbour and had only walked in to pass on a piece of vicious gossip which had been doing the rounds. She had no idea who Holt was, what his books were about, or that there was anything going on at the shop at all. Anyway the owner pounced on the woman and forced her to buy a copy of Expecting Someone Taller, practically at gunpoint. And that was it, no other sales and no other customers turned up. When the hour was over Holt left without having uttered a single word.

His next book, Who's Afraid of Beowulf, which came out the following year, begins with the line:

Someone had written 'godforsaken' between 'Welcome to' and 'Caithness' on the road sign.

I think we can all guess as to why.)

Douglas Adams: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul Great books, by a great writer, one who left us far too soon.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2012 11:45:54 BDT
walrus says:
i've read all Tom holt's books(surprise!).
..and i consider the two you mention ,plus Flying Dutch,to be his best;all three are regular re-read :-)

Posted on 17 Apr 2012 10:39:37 BDT
Now I know why Walrus likes my rubbish.

Our bookcases appear to be interchangeable...

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2012 12:16:18 BDT
walrus says:
i presume you will have everything by this lot then? :-)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/fantasy-with-humour-1/lm/R6180ZD63FXN4/ref=cm_lm_byauthor_title_full

http://www.amazon.co.uk/lm/R173961HH5PFD7/ref=cm_pdp_lm_title_2

and these...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/lm/R1P6TCK5KZ5FGC/ref=cm_pdp_lm_title_1

Posted on 17 Apr 2012 12:30:51 BDT
walrus says:
just found this -only published 13th april

They Came and Ate Us - Armageddon II: The B-Movie (Armageddon Trilogy)

:-)

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2012 13:30:17 BDT
13 April? Are you serious?

I've had a second hand copy for years....
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Initial post:  16 Mar 2012
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