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BTT: The Sad Truth Behind Good Books

July 30, 2009


What’s the funniest book you’ve read recently?

Alright, this is the most depressing question I’ve ever been asked, I think. I’m a funny person. I enjoy witty prose and word plays. I laugh. I laugh a lot. My husband is hilarious. My son is hysterical. Most of my friends would make you pee your panites.

So why, on earth, are all of my reviewed books, for lack of a better term, unfunny?

Sure, there’s acerbic dry wit; I like post modernism, everything is a running joke. The thing is, there’s never anything that would make a reader laugh out loud. There are chuckles here and giggles there but, again, nothing of true note in the comedy category.

I think that I’m going to go with either Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You or The Great Perhaps.

Not laugh, riots, I know, but they’re all I’ve got.

This is all. I am a little bit depressed, which I’m sure was not the point of this venture.

I think I am setting myself a goal of finding something “funny”.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. July 30, 2009 5:38 am

    This question had a sobering effect on me too!

  2. July 30, 2009 5:39 am

    With books, funny is so often in the mind of the reader rather than the book itself, I find.

    You’ll find mine here

  3. July 30, 2009 6:03 am

    I have to say we are in the same track!! I don’t read a lot of funny books too…but I one af my all time fav is a funny book 🙂

  4. July 30, 2009 6:26 am

    For a quick, easy, hilarious read, I always

  5. July 30, 2009 6:28 am

    *Note: I should seriously post after my 16 mo old goes to bed*.

    Anyhoo, for a quick, easy, hilarious read, I always turn to Janet Evanovich – her Stephanie Plum series is always a barrel of laughs for me. I’m not sure the “serious book blogging community” would agree, but that’s the point of this post, right? 😉 I just read Fearless Fourteen… the first book I’ve read since pregnancy! Yay!

  6. July 30, 2009 7:09 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog, I don’t really read many funny books either!!

  7. July 30, 2009 7:47 am

    I know. I so agree with you. We all should read more funny books 🙂

  8. July 30, 2009 8:39 am

    I found that I don’t read funny books either, but I do listen to them!

  9. July 30, 2009 8:44 am

    I agree – I thought it was sad that I found it difficult to answer too. Perhaps good literature is too serious?

  10. July 30, 2009 9:26 am

    I’m not one for reading funny books either. I think some books I read have humor in them by I usually steer clear of outright comedy in books.

  11. July 30, 2009 9:32 am

    Oh I like this post. I know just what you mean – perhaps we’ve just got to look through other people’s funnies for inspiration.

  12. July 30, 2009 10:33 am

    If you’re looking to laugh out loud, try my pick! Here is my response.

    (I think I sound a little like a used car salesman here 🙂

  13. July 30, 2009 6:03 pm

    I’m a suker of sad novels and stories with sad ending.

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