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Hello there gentle readers, I wanted to take a second to shamelessly advertise a few books that I (and several reviews on Amazon, just in case you need second opinions) think are pee-your-pants funny. Read on, read on, and should your interest be tickled, these can be found on my bookshelf.
The Little Lady Agency in the Big Apple by Hester Browne
This is a sequel to the original novel, The Little Lady Agency, however the plot is easy to pick up without having read the first book. The protagonist is woman who aids helpless, and often hapless, men succeed in life. Yes, it’s chick-lit, but using dangerously dry humor, Hester Brown manages to poke fun at the American Male, wallow in relationship angst, and stay several steps above brainless. The humor is understated, but all the more enjoyable for it.
Stuffed by Brian M. Wiprud
The most fun you will ever have reading about Taxidermy. Seriously. After acquiring a stuffed white crow, Garth Carson (taxidermist, New Yorker, often bewildered) finds his store robbed, and his self beaten up. There follows encounters with several recently deceased corpses, a host of insane carnies, and a covey of federal agents. I read this on the train, and laughed so hard the people next to me decided to stand up rather than sit next to me.
An ex-demon hunter gets roped back into the job, this time with a teenager, a toddler, and a husband, all of whom Must Not Know about her past. On the surface a very funny read. Under the surface, and interesting perspective on the joys and regrets of women who exchange careers for children. While ostensibly science fiction, I think it will appeal to anyone who’s ever found the words ‘work-life balance’ oddly enraging.
The Boat Who Wouldn’t Float by Farley Mowat
A timeless book written by a man who thought ‘how hard could one little boat be?‘ Famous, and famously funny author in situations that could only come about on the water.
Scottish fairies running around New York. Endorsed and Introduced by Neil Gaiman; nothing more need be said.
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