What's the funniest book you've ever read /lit/? Mines a toss-up between Catch 22 and A Confederacy of Dunces.
Gravity's Rainbow tbhfam
>Slothrop climbs into a toilet, narrowly avoiding being raped by Malcolm X
>The most beautiful scat erotica you will ever read
>Slothrop hits Marvy with a cream pie from a hot air balloon
>Romping through the Zone in a pig costume
>You never did the Kenosha Kid
>So much more I can't remember, this book is long as fuck
I can't get into Catch-22. It might be the third most boring book that I've ever read after Ethan Frome and The Scarlet Letter. It feels like being a kid and being forced to watch a really awful episode of M*A*S*H because your grandpa has the remote and he decides what you get to watch, but you just want to watch some fucking Blue's Clues.
>Doc Daneeka had AIDS. He could tell his AIDS to go away and it would, but he didn't. Yossarian didn't want to fly but he had to fly. His best friend was Major Major, and his worst enemy was Private Private. Private Private once fought with Bubba. Bubba didn't like no Nazis. Joe Blow didn't like no Nazis. Joe Blow married a hooker. This same hooker once gave Dixie Normous a handjob.
>Now let me name about 600 more characters even though this is only the first 10 pages. By the way, war is bad.
Saki, Wodehouse, Don Quixote. Sometimes Shakespeare is funny. Not sure I ever have read any lit that made me laugh out loud, maybe a chuckle or two reading Moby Dick or something, but Melville is a funny guy.
the kid's rapewas pretty fucking hilarious tbhfam
I'm reading this atm and aside from the watermelon fucking it seems super depressing. All the characters are living terrible lives with no escape in sight, and all they do to remedy it is get drunk. But I'm only 100 pages in anyway.
Ha, I had this, was bretty good.
I've almost finished Butterfly in the Typewriter, which is the latest and most well-researched of the JK Toole biographies. It's amazing how close the book was to remaining forever obscure. His mother sent it to at least a dozen publishing houses who all rejected it without commentary. She then sent it to small regional presses who all rejected it. Even Walker Percy took two years to find someone willing to give it a chance, and it took six months for them (a university press in Louisiana) to go through with it.
I know that you don't have idea about this book, but it is fucking great
When I was in high school a teacher read us "The Cask of Amontillado" by Poe in its entirety, and I was cracking up the whole time. It must have been his performance because I'd read it before and, like most people, hadn't seen any humor in it. But looking back it's still the single funniest lit piece I can think of.
Honestly, Lolita. Or Infinite Jest. Or Flight Club. T b h f a m.
I understand how that came across, but it's hard to communicate a lot of techniques that post-modern authors take advantage of without using retarded ironic yet unironic terms. But in my honest opinion, the unreliable narrator seems much more useful to a post-modern work. But anyway, what I mean is that there are some works that seem written ahead of their time, like Lolita.
I was being a faggot sorry m8.
You seem like a cool dude, I'd hang out with you and discuss /lit/
>So as the mustache waxes, Slothrop waxes the mustache
It's sucks because DFW always talked about being confused as to why people found the book funny.
Then again, look at Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury openly dismissed the interpretation of criticism and censorship, that the book was about TV destroying literature. Lol, the faggot should have spent less time talking about minorities then. On the other hand, with the accidental emphasis on censorship and minorities, 451 became my Mein Kampf, .tbhfam.
Hal talking to his psychiatrist about the suicide"something smells delicious!";
Everything Pemulis does (like the blackmail attempt after
walking in on Avril acting out her bizarre cheerleader/quarterback fetish she had for Orin);
the fight breaking out over Eschaton;
the frat party the night before
the shooting outside Ennet house
the movie titles (and the inherent 'comedic timing' of many of the footnotes);
every scene involving the president;
the scene about men switching the statue of liberty's torch with a hamburger
When he finds the guy who drove the red car and "rescued" Lolita. He shoots the guy a few times and then he starts playing the fucking piano. Then even after he's supposedly dead for sure, he starts after Humbert and then falls down the stairs. His house guests are just standing there drinking and laughing going like "Hey, you okay?"