I love books. I love words.
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Today’s Prompt: Name a book that makes you laugh
I do read books for humour – I love to laugh! Heck I love to be silly and tell dad jokes. Most recently I came across a book called “Eats, Shoot and Leaves” by Lynne Trus and which is based off this grammar joke:
A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air.
“Why?” asks the confused waiter, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder.
“I’m a panda,” he says at the door. “Look it up.”
The waiter turns to the relevant entry in the manual and, sure enough, finds an explanation.
“Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots, & leaves.”
And that isn’t my book – even thought it did make me chuckle and I now love that joke!
So I had to wrack my brain. And out spilled Kurt Vonnegut. Kurt was a witty and sometimes rather sarcastic man. His humour is dark and sometimes quite humourless. And it makes me chortle. There were a few of his books that made me laugh out loud. And in the very next parapgraph tear-up; or plain get angry. He kinda did the whole roller coaster.
Breakfast of Champions is the book I will place here as one that made me laugh at the dark humour.
Also the hilarious childish illustrations.