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Thread: What writers, if any, have made you laugh?

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    practical experience, FTW Jan74's Avatar
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    Erma Bombeck

    "You fail only if you stop writing" ~Ray Bradbury~
    "The road to hell is paved with adverbs" ~Stephen King~
    WIP Romance or Women's fiction, hopefully by the end I'll know.
    "If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word." ~Margaret Atwood~
    "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." ~Mary Angelou~


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    Go down road, go pub. Mary Mitchell's Avatar
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    Andy Weir, of course.

    Stephen King and Nelson DeMille.

    But Tim Cockey has a series of mysteries whose MC, Hitchcock Sewell, runs a funeral parlour with his aunt. Most of the titles include the word "Hearse" (The Hearse You Came In On, Hearse of a Different Color...). He now writes in a more serious vein as Richard Hawke, but his Hearse series killed me.
    It's a simple fact of life that not everyone will be your target audience.

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    Raymond Chandler. Very sly.

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    Meg Rosoff every time and Rainbow Rowell

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    I remember laughing out loud so many times while reading James Herriot's novels in middle school: the man was brilliant, and some of his character description is hilarious. I recently went back to look at those novels again, and was pleased to see that his writing is still something I consider really good (unlike other beloved novels from my early years I've revisited).

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    John Kennedy Toole's "A Confederacy of Dunces" was a laugh riot. Incredibly funny!
    Author Interview - Poseidon's Scribe
    TRANSUBSTANTIATION - Issue #104 of Aurealis Science Fiction & Fantasy
    WHEELS AND DEALS - Pole to Pole Publishing
    SHOVE PUSH STAND - September 1st in Aurora Wolf
    THE POP SINGER - Issue #9 of SciFan Magazine.
    THE ASCENT MADE HIM PLUNGE - The Big Book of Bootleg Horror 2, Hellbound Books Publishing
    GWI'SHIN - Reprint: Scarlet Leaf Review
    INFECTIOUS - Issue 54 of Expanded Horizons
    GWI'SHIN - September 2016 in Eastlit Journal
    MOMENTUM - Issue #3, and as part of an anthology in Tokyo Yakuza.
    CHINGU - Tincture Journal
    Website: A Crow's Flying

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    Jonathan Franzen. Carl Hiaasen.
    Check out my first serial thriller, Blackquest 40, on Wattpad.

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    John Kennedy Toole. Kurt Vonnegut.
    Vivere militare est.

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    The force is strong in this one. williemeikle's Avatar
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    Top 3, in order.

    Spike Milligan
    Douglas Adams
    Kurt Vonnegut

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    Terry Patchett. No one can match him, may he rest in peace.

    I seek out humor.

    In romance/Women's Fiction:
    Julia Quinn
    Jennifer Crusie
    Sally Thorne (Hating Game had me in stitches)
    Sophie Kinsella
    Shelley Laurentson (aka G A Aiken)

    Urban Fantasy:
    Ilona Andrews
    Charley Davidson
    Seanan Mcguire

    Mystery:
    Janet Evanovich

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    Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

    Jasper Fforde: His Thursday Next books are a kick. Comic alternate reality thrillers.

    Blessings,

    Siri Kirpal
    "The only freedom any of us ever has is the freedom to choose how we will not be free."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siri Kirpal View Post
    Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

    Jasper Fforde: His Thursday Next books are a kick. Comic alternate reality thrillers.

    Blessings,

    Siri Kirpal

    Oh, I enjoy the Jasper Forde as well. I also enjoyed the Enchanted Forest Chronicles (too lazy to look up author).

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