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swapna nyathani

Joined: Mar 16, 2006
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Please suggest some good books and also humour books.
Please give book with author name.
Also share your thoughts about reading it.

Thanks in advance.

Jay Ashar
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marc weber

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(My kind of) Humor: The Pretty Good Jim's Journal Treasury: The Definitive Collection of Every Published Cartoon by Scott Dikkers. Unfortunately, this collection is out of print and rather expensive used. But the individual "Jim's Journal" books are still quite affordable...
  • I went to College and It was Okay
  • I Got a Job and It wasn't that Bad
  • I Made some Brownies and They were Pretty Good
  • I Got Married if You Can Believe That
  • I Feel Like a Grown-Up Now
  • Be advised: Jim's Journal was...
    ...a character-driven strip with a main character who had no discernable personality, observational humor that provided no insights, and no comic timing, just strips that ended without a gag, or sometimes without even a conclusion. Dikkers calls this style anti-humor, 'creating humor by poking fun at other humor.' Some readers were indeed amused by this anti-humor, seeing in it a reflection of their own uneventful lives. Others struggled to analyze it and find a deeper meaning..."

    Ref: Wikipedia - Jim's Journal

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    marc weber

    Joined: Aug 31, 2004
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    Originally posted by marc weber:
    ... "Dikkers calls this style anti-humor, 'creating humor by poking fun at other humor.'" ...

    Now that I think about it, this is a bit postmodern. It's not only not funny -- it's not even not that. (Which is why it is funny.) :roll:
    Greg Charles

    Joined: Oct 01, 2001
    Posts: 2969

    I recommend anything by P.G. Wodehouse, especially stories about Bertram Wooster and his man Jeeves, or about the many relatives of the inimitable Mr. Mulliner.
    [ September 14, 2006: Message edited by: Greg Charles ]
    vasu maj
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    Jeeves..... hmmmm....
    Agreed in toto.
    Wodehouse is my fun prescription to anyone looking for a break from seriousness and monotony. Seriously.


    some good books and also humour books

    Do you mean they are different, good books and humor ones?
    [ September 18, 2006: Message edited by: vasu maj ]

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