30 July 2009

Booking Through Thursday: The ha-ha*

What’s the funniest book you’ve read recently? Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response at Booking Through Thursday!

Welll.....I don't read many "funny" books, at least not recently (as I peruse my book journal). I tend to read books with a degree of funny like:

Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann
Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics)

Beowulf on the Beach by Jack Murnighan
Beowulf on the Beach: What to Love and What to Skip in Literature's 50 Greatest Hits

and Shakespeare Wrote for Money by Nick Hornby.
Shakespeare Wrote for Money

The last truly "funny" book I read (one meant to make you bust a gut at times) was probably
First Amongst Sequels by Jasper Fforde
First Among Sequels (Thursday Next, #5)
and that released in 2007. I'm not counting "listenings" in this list because Thursday is my road-trip buddy and the last listen of a Thursday book was about three weeks ago.

I think I prefer "snark" to "funny" (which probably explains why I liked Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris).
Then We Came to the End

*"ha-ha" is one of my favorite words; it is a laugh, a sort-of sunken ditch/retaining wall, and a novel by Dave King.


  1. Beowulf on the Beach looks like it might be really good!

    Here is my response.

  2. Hi, there. Thanks so much for the shout-out. Also for the link to the Goodreads page, though I have to admit some of those comments were a very mixed blessing.

    Anyway, I send my best, and happy reading.