Ep 72: Books that Make You Laugh!

Jun 20, 2010 by

Bookbabble Episode 72: Books That Make You Laugh!
Recorded 6 June  2010
Babblers: Lone, Marcel, Renee, Donny



What are the books that make the babblers break into a smile?  Perhaps even outright laughter?(Although it must be said that would look weird.  Good for clearing a space for you in public transports, though).  Anyway, babblers list out some interesting picks here, and in true Bookbabble style, a most varied and eclectic mix indeed.  Not just funny books, mind you, but satirical and cynical yet darkly humorous works are also covered.  Plus, critically-acclaimed poet who’s actually crap, and Marcel goes postal.  “Some people shouldn’t be allowed to write!”, he wails. 

(Photo Credit: Christopher Moore from Seattle P-I)

Show Length: 1:09:47

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  1. An interesting discussion once it got going. I think David Sedaris is the funniest contemporary American writer. He is best when heard reading his own work.

    One funny author I didn’t hear mentioned was Mikhail Bulgakov – one of the best Soviet satirists. I recommend The Master and Margarita, The Fatal Eggs, and Heart of a Dog.

  2. Donny

    Thanks Paul! Ah yes, Bulgakov. If Bjorn were on this episode he would have mentioned it (he did several times in other episodes), since Bjorn’s words were ‘funny and yet darkly serious’.

    I heard about the supposedly great performances Sedaris gives in audiobooks. I must try that.

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