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  • God Knows

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  • The Studhorse Man

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  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

    3 14.29%
  • Carry on Jeeves

    3 14.29%
  • Three Men In a Boat

    3 14.29%
  • A Confederacy of Dunces

    7 33.33%
  • Villa Incognito

    1 4.76%
  • Lucky Jim

    3 14.29%
  • Scoop

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Thread: September / Comic Novel Reading Poll

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    Pièce de Résistance Scheherazade's Avatar
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    September / Comic Novel Reading Poll

    In September, we will be reading a "comic" novel.

    Please post your nominations in this thread.

    A comic novel is a work of fiction in which the writer seeks to amuse the reader, sometimes with subtlety and as part of a carefully woven narrative; sometimes, above all other considerations.

    One of the most notable British comic novelists is P. G. Wodehouse, whose work follows on from that of Jerome K. Jerome and George & Weedon Grossmith's Diary of a Nobody. Nor can Saki's work be ignored, although his career was cut short by World War I. A. G. Macdonell and G. K. Chesterton also produced flights of whimsy that delighted their reading audiences in their day. Other, more contemporary UK authors of this kind include Tom Sharpe, Kingsley Amis, Terry Pratchett, Richard Gordon, Ian Ross, Douglas Adams, Evelyn Waugh, Eric Sykes, Leslie Thomas, Stephen Fry, Mike Harding, Joseph Connolly, and Ben Elton.

    Notable American comic novelists include Hunter S. Thompson, John Kennedy Toole, Robert Clark Young, James Wilcox, Carl Hiaasen, Joseph Heller, Peter De Vries, Flannery O'Connor, and Terry Southern.
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    I'll start with... God Knows by Joseph Heller
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    The Studhorse Man by Robert Kroetsch.

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    if I can nominate a second... Only When I Larf by Len Deighton

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBI View Post
    The Studhorse Man by Robert Kroetsch.
    Does Hazard ever pee in a proper toilet???
    Do, or do not. There is no try. - Yoda


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    Quote Originally Posted by papayahed View Post
    Does Hazard ever pee in a proper toilet???
    Is he ever mentioned peeing anywhere? Either way though, that is all in keeping with Bakhtinian notions of the carnivalesque - the comedy itself is bawdy, but the humor is all there. albeit, often inappropriately - I'll take it you didn't like the book ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBI View Post
    Is he ever mentioned peeing anywhere? Either way though, that is all in keeping with Bakhtinian notions of the carnivalesque - the comedy itself is bawdy, but the humor is all there. albeit, often inappropriately - I'll take it you didn't like the book ?

    So far there are two mentions of urination one in his fireplace the other outside the museum. The fireplace one made me take notice. I'm not finished with it yet but there are some laugh out loud moments however I feel like I'm missing things.
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    I nominate: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith.
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    Carry on Jeeves - P G Wodehouse

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    Nominations so far:

    1. God Knows by Joseph Heller

    2. The Studhorse Man by Robert Kroetsch

    3. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

    4. Carry on Jeeves by P G Wodehouse

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    if I can nominate a second... Only When I Larf by Len Deighton
    Only one nomination, I am afraid.
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    of course someone has to nominate something by Jerome K. Jerome...

    Three Men In a Boat

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    I would like to nominate
    A Confederacy of Dunces -- by John Kennedy Toole
    "He lives most gaily who knows best how to deceive himself. Ha-ha!"
    - CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
    (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

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    Villa Incognito ~ Tom Robbins

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

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    Artemis Fowl: Graphic Novel.
    People laugh at me 'coz they think I'm a fool...I smile because I made someone laugh
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