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

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    Most recently, just last night, Jingo, by Pratchett. Sir Terry gets a lot of love in this thread, and deserves all of it. I've read maybe half of his Discworld novels, and of those, Jingo ranks about at the top of my list for laugh-out-loud humor, all of it with a solid point behind it.

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    PG Wodehouse cracked me up when I was eleven and he can crack me up at 60+. A couple of years ago I was staying with a family member in a hospital. I picked a book out of the book case to read while I was there and she was sleeping. The situation was far from humorous but Old Plum made me laugh out loud twice. --s6

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    I loved Martin Amis's biography of his father, Kingsley. I laughed so hard through it that I hurt. It might be a particularly literary London sort of humour, but it's one of my favourite biographies now.

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    James Thurber. His family is my family. Daphne du Maurier wrote a screamingly funny book about her sad family. --s6

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacbird View Post
    Most recently, just last night, Jingo, by Pratchett. Sir Terry gets a lot of love in this thread, and deserves all of it. I've read maybe half of his Discworld novels, and of those, Jingo ranks about at the top of my list for laugh-out-loud humor, all of it with a solid point behind it.

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    I was going to say Terry Pratchett too! The Discworld books are just so clever

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    P. Howard aka. Jenő Rejtő. He is just brilliant. I don't know if anyone know him here...
    Doesn't matter how many times I read, always makes me laugh with his idiot and lovely characters.

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    Stephen King, in particular IT.

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    Mark Tufo in his zombie fallout books, in particular the first one, there was rather a lot of funny comedic scenes making the book really enjoyable.
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    Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome. Classic.

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    Lauren Barnholdt, when I was in grade/high school, made me laugh in every book she wrote. Two Way Street was the first book I read by her. So relatable to me at the time and her characters are so witty and have my sense of humor.
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