Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Laughing at Myself
Why is it that humorous books aren't afforded the same respect as those written about weighty subjects? What's wrong with making a reader laugh? Nothing, I say! With the world situation what it is--war, global warming, poverty, etc., I find myself wanting to read humorous books almost exclusively! Many of my favorites have an adolescent main character. It's not that I like to laugh at teens, it's just that I recognize myself in the character, so, I'm laughing at myself! Take a look at some of these fiction titles and be prepared to enjoy yourself!
Bradford, Richard. Red Sky at Morning.
O'Carroll, Brendan. Agnes Browne. (This book was originally named The Mammy, the name was changed when the movie came out.)
Haddon, Mark. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. (Besides being funny, this book will definitely give you something to think about!)
Kluger, Steve. Last Days of Summer.
Moore, Christopher. A Dirty Job. (This one does not have an adolescent main character, nor is it particularly thought provoking--it is just plain fun. A word of warning: Christopher Moore is very irreverent.)
If you have a favorite humorous book, please post it in the comments section.
Tomorrow I'll tell you a few of my favorite funny films.
Posted by KURIOUS KITTY at 1:13 PM