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I have just finished reading this book. It's taken me about four hours, although it probably would've taken less time if I hadn't had to keep stopping to catch my breath and wipe my eyes. In his introduction (itself, amusing and informative, as is all his work) Bill Bryson says that The Ascent of Rum Doodle is "one of the funniest books you will ever read". Sure enough, by page 4 I was already crying tears of laughter, which later progressed into choking sobs of hilarity. This book is an absolute joy! Now that I've finished it, I feel at a loss. I might just have to read it again... and again... and again...