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211. Posted by abcdf (Full Member 557 posts) 10y

Has anyone read Enders Game. It is a childrens story. It is quite good. I am re-reading it this summer. Im cheap and none of my friends have any good books Id like to borrow.

212. Posted by indio (Budding Member 84 posts) 10y

I would recommend The little prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery. A genious book!! My most favourite of all times!

Or The curious incident of the dog in the night time by Mark Haddon
Just very funny!

213. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 10y

I just recently read a hilarious book called "He died with a Felafel in his hand" by John Birmingham. It's not a crime novel as the title might sugest but true stories of share house accomodation in Australia in the 1990s. Totally funny and so true sometimes

214. Posted by me.da (Full Member 96 posts) 10y

just got through the whole 21 pages of this post. wow! think i will have to subscribe to it and work my way through the list!

the rum diaries by the late great hunter thompson - his first novel and totally different to the fear and loathing books - more subtle and tangled.

the hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien - the 'prequel' to Lord of the Rings and my favorite of them all

215. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Is there anyone who doesn't think that Bill Bryson is the greatest author ever?

216. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 10y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Is there anyone who doesn't think that Bill Bryson is the greatest author ever?

Never read his stuff, so yeah, me.

Totally recommend Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Wicked humour, awesome. Actually, I'd recommend anything by Gaiman, he's a great writer. Wish I had an ounce of his talent. Sigh.

217. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

He's a travel author mainly, but he does other stuff too. He's a very funny guy. I can't put his stuff down once I start.

218. Posted by aleah (Full Member 400 posts) 10y

I recommend "A year in the Merde" by Stephen Clarke. It's about an English man living in Paris...

219. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Is there anyone who doesn't think that Bill Bryson is the greatest author ever?

I dont get Bill Bryson at all - cannot get into his stuff whatsoever! He just doesnt do it for me!!!

I prefered the ramblings of Pete McCarthey - so funny!

220. Posted by jbmr (Budding Member 21 posts) 10y

"A Year in the Merde" is a very lucid description of the French society. The author definitely knows his subject. I found that some of the comic scenes were a bit "deja vu" however the book is generally quite funny and entertaining and I would recommand it.
Along the same line I would also recommand "How to be an Alien" by George Mikes, a Hungarian living in England. The book is about the English from a foreign viewpoint. It was written quite a while ago but a lot of things in this book are still very true.

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