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Thread #73074 Message #1275311
Posted By: Steve Latimer
18-Sep-04 - 10:40 PM
Thread Name: BS: greatest written comedy
Subject: RE: BS: greatest written comedy
I loved Douglas Adam's Hitchicker's Guide "trilogy".
I have just got around to Catch 22, I have to admit it has been a long time since I have laughed out loud so much reading a book.
While I was in High School I had a book called Bert Fegg's "Nasty" Book of Knowledge". It was by the Python crew. I remember reading it alone at lunch, tears streaming down my face, unable to breathe or explain to anyone what I was laughing at. I loaned it out to someone and I didn't get it back. I don't think it's still in print. I wonder if it would seem as funny now.
'Spaw, I read all the Groucho and Harpo Books. I too would have loved to have been a fly on the wall at the Algonquin Round Table.
Steinbeck's "Cannery Row" and "Tortilla Flats" were some pretty funny books, especially compared to his more serious works.
John Irving always makes me laugh.