Dec. 29th, 2013

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Hi folks!

Today we turn to what Goodreads recommends to me based on my Comedy shelf. This contains both books deliberately written as comedy, and ones I actually found funny. The existence of dark humor and sharp satire means that some of the books aren't funny to many people.

The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
All My Friends are Dead by Avery Monsen
Another Fine Myth by Robert Lynn Asprin
The Antipope by Robert Rankin
Antique Bakery, Volume 1 by Fumi Yoshinaga
The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross

Beauty Pop, Vol. 1 by Kiyoko Arai
Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
Boys Over Flowers: Hana Yori Dango, Vol. 1 by Yoko Kamio

The Complete Fawlty Towers by John Cleese
Cowboy Bebop, Vol. 1 by Yutaka Nanten

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
A Difficulty with Dwarves by Craig Shaw Gardner
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
Drinking at the Movies by Julia Wertz

Expecting Someone Taller by Tom Holt

Fall in Love Like a Comic!, Vol. 01 byChitose Yagami
The Far Side by Gary Larson

Girl Got Game, Book 1 by Shizuru Seino

Hana-Kimi, Vol. 1 by Hisaya Nakajo

In the Company of Ogres by A. Lee Martinez

Kare Kano: His and Her Circumstances, Vol. 1 byMasami Tsuda

The Late Night with David Letterman Book of Top Ten Lists by David Letterman
Love*Com, Volume 1 by Aya Nakahara
Love Hina, Vol. 01 by Ken Akamatsu
Lysistrata by Aristophanes

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Vol. 1 by Nagaru Tanigawa
Memories of the Future - Volume 1 by Wil Wheaton
Mixed Vegetables, Vol. 1 by Ayumi Komura
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald

Nodame Cantabile, Vol. 1 by Tomoko Ninomiya

Otomen, Vol. 1 by Aya Kanno

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
The Portable Door by Tom Holt
Prime Baby by Gene Luen Yang

A Question of Upbringing by Anthony Powell

A Right to be Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury by Aaron McGruder
Rosario + Vampire, Vol. 1 by Akihisa Ikeda
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard

School Rumble, Volume 1 by Jin Kobayashi
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
Snuff Fiction by Robert Rankin
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Tartuffe by Moliere
The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories by Nicholas Gurewitch\

Ultra Maniac, Vol. 01 by Wataru Yoshizumi
Under the Net by Iris Murdoch

The Wallflower, Vol. 1 by Tomoko Hayakawa
W Juliet, Vol. 1 by Emura

As always, if you've read any of these or heard interesting buzz, please let me know in the comments.
In other news, I reviewed the 1962 movie "Chushingura (47 Ronin)" over at my blog, so stop by for comments there.

Stay warm,


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