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Old 11-28-2004, 01:30 AM
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Without a doubt, Confederacy of Dunces.
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Old 11-28-2004, 01:47 AM
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Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
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Old 11-28-2004, 01:51 AM
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I find books by will self, boris johnson or steven fry quite amusing.

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Old 11-28-2004, 09:32 AM
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American Psycho (Bret Easton-Ellis), or Money (Martin Amis).
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Old 11-28-2004, 09:49 AM
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another roadside attraction,still life with wood pecker,off the top o my head. and its even close....
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Old 11-28-2004, 12:08 PM
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Too many choices - so I'll toss out one to be in the thick: Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse

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Old 11-28-2004, 12:18 PM
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The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams, haven't read anything that made me laugh out loud as much as this first novel or the rest of the series.
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Old 11-28-2004, 02:05 PM
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"Without Feathers" by Woodie Allen. "Getting Even" was very funny too, but I was laughing so much through almost all of "Without Feathers" that it was painful and actually amazing. Plenty of great pieces there, with "If the Impressionists Were Dentists" being a big personal favorite.

For novels, I think "Catcher In the Rye" stands out most in my mind. "Why are old men's legs always so white and unhairy?"

"Journey to the End of the Night" was also extremely funny in many places, though it's a miraculously sustained tone piece of absolutely bottomless black misery, arranged as a picaresque. One of the most amazing books I've ever read. "Tropic of Capricorn" was also very funny in many places. I guess I haven't read much in the way of comic novels, like stuff by Wodehouse, or Lord Jim or anything. I did read Martin Amis's first book, "The Rachel Papers," but thought it was over-rated.

For a play, "The Importance of Being Earnest."

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Old 11-28-2004, 02:31 PM
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Catch-22
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Old 11-28-2004, 02:37 PM
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Good choice at least among the books I've read. I was going to say Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire of the Vanities" but Heller's book was warped/funny beginning to end.

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