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

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    Erma Bombeck

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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.
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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!
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    Jonathan Franzen. Carl Hiaasen.
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    John Kennedy Toole. Kurt Vonnegut.
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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
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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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    I rarely read funny books, so it doesn't happen often. But the ones that get me rolling are Piers Anthony, Janet Evanovich, Terry Pratchett, Jim Butcher, and Sophie Kinsella. Two new authors (to me) that have recently made me laugh out loud were Andy Weir and John Scalzi.
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    The part I laughed the loudest at for a book was The Art of Racing in the Rain...the part where the dog compared a human being pregnant to it having worms in his belly.

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    TC Boyle. Water Music is just the apex of a satirical historical novel. Love love loved it. The opening paragraph alone had me on the floor.

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