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11. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 12y

Travelover: Thumbs up on the Far Side also! :)


12. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y

Damn right!! Gary Larsson's great

13. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 12y

I'm glad that my love of the Far Side is shared by others! So many of them are hilarious! Some of my favorites are the "trouble brewing" ones, the western ones, and in particular, the one that shows a little kid pushing on a door that says "PULL" at the Midvale School for the Gifted. I always thought that was particularly brilliant! Also, the one that a couple in a car are holding a map of "NOWHERE" and they see a sign on the street that says "NOW ENTERING THE MIDDLE". Absolutely brilliant!

14. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 12y

KITKAT - the Phillip Pullman books sound interesting Maybe I'll try and look for them when I go to the library. Currently I'm reading a Dilbert book and not finished yet.

Katie - I just remember, I think I've seen some Get Fuzzy books next to Dilbert books in the library... What's the author's name?

gelli - I also get the Daily Dilbert I like Dilbert because I found many things similar in the place I work, and when I hear some friends telling about the places they work, they all fit to Dilbert principle! hehehe...

I've only read one of Michael Moore's book and one of his film. (I've noticed that his new film won the Cannes festival.) Yes they are interesting and provoking at the same time.

I know about Calvin & Hobbes, I've read a few books.

travelover - You seem to like Japanese-related stories - do you like manga also? I'm interested in Japanese culture but still I can't read heavy stuff I like some manga and anime.

15. Posted by Quercus (Full Member 76 posts) 12y

My favourite book is "Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith" it is a family saga about Iranian Jews that weaves back in time and forward to the present day. If you love mystical imagery, drama and history combined I would highly recommend this book . However, my old flatmate, who hates poetry and wishes people would just speak plainly, hated this book and found it a battle to get to the end.
I really enjoyed the "God of Small Things" and the "Life of Pi" well deserved Booker Prize Winners. For more popular fiction I quite enjoy Marian Keyes, particulary "Rachel's Holiday", and Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels.

16. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 12y

Quercus: I've always wanted read Marian Keyes' books! It's good that I now have someone recommending them!

Zags: I do know about manga but that's because my brother is really into that kind of stuff. I don't actually read it but I used to watch stuff like Dragonball years ago. But I'm telling you that Kitchen is definitely an easy read and would recommend it even the lightest of readers. Try it!

17. Posted by KitCat (Full Member 65 posts) 12y

This Far Side book, who is it by? Might have to get it by the sound of it. What sort of fiction does Marian Keyes write? What type of story is it?

18. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 12y

KIT KAT: Get Fuzzy is by Darby Connelly and the Far Side is by Gary Larson


19. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 12y

Oops....just checked the spelling of his's Darby Conley ;)


20. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y

The Far Side is by Gary Larson, and there are several books.

They are semi surreal, single frame self contained comic's, normally with a short commentary/quip underneath, and appeal to a certain sort of humour - they tend to be a love it or hate it type cartoon, although can take a bit of getting into at first (whilst you get your head in gear).

Even to his biggest fans, there are always some which everybody looks at and thinks WTF???!!! but that's deliberate (he's said that some of them deliberately don't make sense, but puts them in to play with people's heads).

Think he actually stopped drawing them in about 94, but you can get best of type books etc (have a browse at them, in the bookstore to get an idea of the sort of thing).