Category Archives: Humor

The Nix by Nathan Hill

The Nix is Hill’s first book, but he’s been writing for some time and it shows. The book is engrossing but with lots of weird tangents that slowly weave themselves into a single theme. There are times the novel seems … Continue reading

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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared tells the tale of Allan Karlsson, who loves his vodka. So much so that he escapes from his nursing home on the morning of his 100th birthday. From here he … Continue reading

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How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big by Scott Adams

How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big: Kind Of The Story Of My Life Adams has written a book that is partially an autobiography and part advice book. It covers much of the same ground that his … Continue reading

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Football For Dummies by Howie Long

I’ve been watching football for over 40 years and I still don’t know all the ins and out of the game. I picked up this book to help fill some of those holes. Howie Long has done a good job … Continue reading

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The Stench Of Honolulu by Jack Handey

The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure was a good antidote to “My Own Country“. I laughed out loud at every chapter. A tongue-in-cheek take on travel and leisure writing. The narrator goes to Hawaii, but not the Hawaii you’re … Continue reading

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The Red One by Jack London

The Red One: Short Story Collection (1918) I wanted to read the first of Four short stories: “The Red One”, because Arthur C. Clarke got the idea of “The Sentinel” (the precursor to “2001”) from it. I wasn’t aware that … Continue reading

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Hemingway’s Chair by Michael Palin

Palin (from Monty Python) writes an amusing story about a small post office in rural England. The hero of the story Martin Sproale gets caught up with government privatization. Martin is also obsessed with Ernest Hemingway, and when he runs … Continue reading

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