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Posted on 21 Jan 2013 18:21:29 GMT
Cmoon says:
No Time For Work by George Ryan. Can get it on Amazon for only a couple of quid but it's well worth it. Set in the 60s or 70s but the humour is priceless.

Posted on 21 Jan 2013 20:53:12 GMT
And of course the BBC are just running Blandings adaptations. I wonder if the books will start selling again as a result?

Posted on 21 Jan 2013 23:12:20 GMT
chastermief says:
Saki as funny as he is cruel. Wodehouse deliciously droll. Douglas Adams for prodding existential absurdity. Agree re Nobbs too, though so true re life's banal tragedies it's frightening too. Been asked to read this freebie which purports to be comic erotica. Drop & Give Me Ten Jury's out. Can sex and comedy mix?

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 04:23:04 GMT
Blue Jay says:
Similar to Fifty Shades of Facebook by Menette' Humour , satire, touch of erotica..

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 11:02:57 GMT
A Reader says:
Balloon Animals by Jonathan Dunne - trust me, you won't have read anything like this. I'm reading it again just for the characters alone.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 19:17:24 GMT
I bought Filth but couldn't get into it for some reason.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 22:32:36 GMT
B. M. Harden says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 22:34:50 GMT
B. M. Harden says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 22:37:23 GMT
B. M. Harden says:
What about James Thurber? So full of magical pictures.... mother on the stairs throwing shoes...

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 07:07:06 GMT
Garscadden says:
I assume you mean:
"God, another who disregards Amazon's very clear rule not to self promote here. Congrats for ignoring the rules of the forum owner."

Is that a correct restatement?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 07:46:31 GMT
Anita says:
:)

(Sorry, couldn't resist)

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 09:05:22 GMT
Ian Ross says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 09:10:08 GMT
Ian Ross says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 09:21:53 GMT
Ian Ross says:
Rocking The BoatThat sounds good. I'll try it. How about this? I have to admit I wrote it! Ian.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 09:34:58 GMT
Look mate, this is spam and trust me, I'm an author so I thoroughly sympathise with the whole conundrum of getting noticed without being a pain BUT... the fact is, you're not allowed to plug your own stuff on the fiction forum and if you want to enjoy peoples' goodwill, which you will need if you want them to buy your book, you have to play by the rules.

So, you can mention your book, if you're talking about something where it's relevant but on a recommend books thread it's definitely a no-no. Just... don't.

Have you not read some other funny stuff? I picked up this yesterday, Defying Fate - Two Tales of the Warden. So far, it's looking good. Reminding me of Red Dwarf more than anything. I'll update this post when I finish it! ;-)

Cheers

MTM

OK, everyone else, in his defence; there's a generic way fora are set out and this one doesn't adhere to that. There are no signatures - a sure fire way to increase spam - and the rules are tucked away to the side instead of in a big sticky "read this first" post at the top. The one at the top which does mention the rules is just called something anodyne like 'news from amazon' or something (yes, I can't remember, my short term memory is that bad) which most people can be forgiven for ignoring.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 12:02:31 GMT
Ian Ross says:
Sorry everybody - didn't realise! It said 'insert a product link', so I did! new to this game. Writing is hard, but the bewildering e-world is way more complicated than my old East German typewriter. To make up for it here's another funny book suggestion I forgot to mention, nothing new but I re-read it recently and it was funnier than ever, Kingsley Amis' 'Lucky Jim'. They don't write 'em like that any more!
Keep laughing,
Ian.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 12:47:42 GMT
Don't worry, it's so easy to do, these fora are not the most intuitive and although the rules are strict I still maintain that if you use other fora they are not always easy to find.

Good luck with the book ;-)

Cheers

MTM

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 14:17:12 GMT
B. M. Harden says:
That is probably why I missed it and I am not the only one. What actually tickles me to death is that so many people are out there watching and ready to spring on anyone who steps out of line, using one form or another of rudeness in the process. And there was me thinking that forums were friendly places with goodwill and charity to other correspondants.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 14:58:18 GMT
Anita says:
You are right, B. M. Harden, forums should be friendly places for people to discuss various things. What they are *not* supposed to be is a huge billboard for anyone to spam and self-promote. And that is exactly what happened on some of these forums. When you find nothing but pages and pages of "please try my book", you stop to be very friendly. You see, I might want some people to be friendly to me, too. Say, to suggest some good books, instead of just pushing their own.

And if you cannot read the Important Announcement that is at the top of the forum all the time, it's your personal problem. You can hardly blame anyone for not hammering it into your head by force

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 17:36:54 GMT
I can list one China..... a little comical book called Living Among Fairies. It's on Amazon but you'll have to delve deep to find it because it is on the bottom shelf. I'm trying to upgrade it so that people can see it instantly. Ooops, forgot to say, I wrote it. lol

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 17:38:49 GMT
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Posted on 23 Jan 2013 21:27:23 GMT
Ive just finished the woman who went to bed for a year by sue townsend. Laugh out load funny.

Posted on 28 Jan 2013 15:07:10 GMT
Inspiredme says:
Rich idiot.com dating is hilarious... Look at what the reviews say. The ebook is out and the paperback is due... Currently downloading for £2.06!!!! Bargain. Rich Idiot.com? Dating. (Rich Idiot series)

Posted on 28 Jan 2013 15:13:36 GMT
Dave Jacobs says:
I agree.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2013 15:14:45 GMT
Dave Jacobs says:
That is the worst book ever written! So dull and simple
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