Thursday, July 30, 2009

Booking through funny bone

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What’s the funniest book you’ve read recently?

Going through my archives, I find that I have not read real funny books lately. That may be one reason, why am so down and out and kind of unreading mode. I do need to change my reading a bit and add at least one funny book a month.

However, I did find three Colin Cotterill books, which were funny because of Dr Siri Paiboun, the 73-year-old coroner of Laos, who has the spirit of Yeh Mind, thousand- year-old Shaman sharing his his body and who is a detective too when it needs be. Coterill's books are funny with that underlying note of seriousness. Do check out my reviews of the following by Colin Cotterill:

The Merry Misogynist
Curse of the Pogo Stick
Disco of the Departed

Now I better check out more funny books for my reading pleasure!

18 comments:

anthonynorth said...

I'm finding most regular readers don't read many funny books. I suppose reading's too serious.

You'll find mine here

Pam said...

You know, it's funny that you say that you've been down lately because I've been thinking the same thing. As Anthony said, I'm finding that most regular readers aren't reading funny things. That doesn't mean they're reading non-fiction; it just means that they're reading deep fiction.
A professor once told me that philosophy students had the most nightmares of any of the disciplines. I think there's something to reading things that make a reader think "too much". Here's to finding SOMETHING lighter!

bokunosekai said...

I haven't read any of that. I heard rumour that the funniest book I had read will soon be translated into English :)

Dot said...

I've not heard of these, going to sit and read your reviews now!

JoAnn said...

I prefer funny books to be audios!

Book Dragon said...

Just dropping in to tell you that Shellie of Layers of Thought gave me an award and I'm passing it on to you! Stop by the post to grab the button and check out the instructions.

savidgereads said...

I too need to add more funny books to my TBR funny fiction is hard to find though!

Vivienne said...

Dawn French's autobiography made me laugh at the beginning of the year, but other than that I can't think of any.

Susan B. Evans said...

You should definitely look into some funny books. Try my pick. Here is my response.

Missy said...

It is a good change to read something different every once in awhile. I know that after I have read a few books on serious subjects, it's always nice to laugh out loud at something! Books that make me laugh always stay with me, too...I never forget them.

SmilingSally said...

Oh, if we could only FIND enough funny titles to read one per month! Thanks for sharing. Happy BTT Day.

carolsnotebook said...

This sounds right up my alley. I love seeing what everyone thinks is funny.

Kerri said...

Hopefully you can find all kinds of funny inspiration on other BTT blog posts today!

Marie Burton said...

Today is definitely the day to add to your reading list, WHY SO SERIOUS??!
I understand your dilemma..

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

I'll have to check out Colin's books - they sound really good.

Karoline said...

yeah, I don't read too many funny books either. Going to check out those books you posted.

Vicki said...

The tiltle "Curse of the Pogo Stick" is hilarious!!

jlshall said...

Haven't heard of this series before, but it sounds like a lot of fun. And the titles are wonderful!