Recommend a book for me

HHGTTG is one of my favourites. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency was also good fun and show’s off Adams’s sense of absurdity really well. The Red Dwarf books are funny and have some pretty good stories. Terry Pratchett is a legend and although I haven’t read any of his work for a while, I do intend to reread them all in the near future.

I read a book by Peter Jurasik, (of Babylon 5 fame), called Diplomatic Act. I remember it being pretty amusing but not laugh out loud funny.

The Stainless Steel Rat was brilliant in my childhood but I wouldn’t like to guess whether they aged well. I never did get on well with Bill The Galactic Hero.
 
HHGTTG is one of my favourites. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency was also good fun and show’s off Adams’s sense of absurdity really well. The Red Dwarf books are funny and have some pretty good stories. Terry Pratchett is a legend and although I haven’t read any of his work for a while, I do intend to reread them all in the near future.

I read a book by Peter Jurasik, (of Babylon 5 fame), called Diplomatic Act. I remember it being pretty amusing but not laugh out loud funny.

The Stainless Steel Rat was brilliant in my childhood but I wouldn’t like to guess whether they aged well. I never did get on well with Bill The Galactic Hero.

The Retief series by Keith Laumer.
 
To truly appreciate the humor of Mark Twain, you have to read the "Sketches." Comic relief bits and hoaxes he wrote for newspapers.
And some novels and his travelogs of lesser reknown than those usually cited.
A wealth of which are available as ebooks on project gutenberg.

Look for the collections "Sketches new and old," and "More sketches new and old" for short, comedy bits. Just the thing to lift the spirits in small doses. My favorites for riotous idiocy: "Political Economy" and "Journalism in Tennessee."

"Innocents Abroad" and "A Tramp Abroad" are hilariously irreverent examinations of what the wealthy 19th, early 20th century American tourist called "The Grand Tour." The obligatory visitation upon the cultural icons of Britain, Europe and "The Holy Land."

Edit: Well... I had to look 'em up and give 'em another read.... Journalism In Tennessee

 
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I must admit those titles do not entice me to read Mark Twain lol
Ah, yes, I see what you mean.

It can also be very difficult to find a remembered story if one can't remember the title. You will never see a word about excessive lightning rods or hand grenades in a TOC. :unsure:

But then, the reason for the title becomes a pretty good joke in itself.
 

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