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Old 06-06-2009, 05:44 PM
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Horror Comedy Books - Any suggestions?

I'm looking for something a bit light to read. Not "light" as in "easy" per se, but something with a bit of humor in it...

I'm a huge fan of Douglas Adam's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series (have read the first one a few times) and I am also a fan of the self-deprecating pseudo-autobiographical writings of David Sedaris. Both of these men are absolute wordsmiths who are able to weave humor into series subject matter (well, in Adams' case, it's more just a damn good scifi story - not sure if I'd pin him as "serious" though).

In the realm of fantasy I've tried Terry Pratchett, but have only gotten through the first Discworld book; it was pitched to me as the Douglas Adams of fantasy, but I found it more fantasy than comedy... And just silly and not as intellectual.

But enough rambling.

Are there any well-written erudite horror comedy writers out there? Something smart, funny and gory at the same time? Does horror comedy even exist as a form of literature? Any suggestions?

Thank you for your recommendations in advance. :)
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:29 PM
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Doctor Identity by D. Harlan Wilson. You'll really dig it. Also, check out the Magazine of Bizarro Fiction. There's a Bizarro Western story, a piece inspired by Takashi Miike, a pornographic satire on Scooby Doo and a 6,000 word story by yours truly about a tough-as-nails teddy bear detective in a weird neopulp landscape. It includes a knock down drag out fight in a marshmallow factory. Right up your alley, trust me.
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:29 AM
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I'll definitely have to check those out. I see that the book is available at one of my local libraries. :)
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I laughed my ass off through the first half of Kings "Dreamcatcher". Too bad rest of the book sucked a little..
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I'll definitely have to check those out. I see that the book is available at one of my local libraries. :)
Doctor Identity?
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:27 AM
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there's something called Practical Demon Keeping - christopher moore
http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Demo.../dp/0060735422

might be what you're looking for.


there's another one thats more sci-fi, comedy, erotica (definately up Chrono's alley) called The Fermata - by Nicholson Baker
http://www.amazon.ca/Fermata-Nichols.../dp/0679759336

i know you'd love this one
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Old 06-14-2009, 03:37 PM
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I laughed my ass off through the first half of Kings "Dreamcatcher". Too bad rest of the book sucked a little..
I had a similar experience with the movie...

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Doctor Identity?
Yes... I want to pick up the mag, too. I'm just in money-saver mode right now.

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there's something called Practical Demon Keeping - christopher moore
http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Demo.../dp/0060735422

might be what you're looking for.


there's another one thats more sci-fi, comedy, erotica (definately up Chrono's alley) called The Fermata - by Nicholson Baker
http://www.amazon.ca/Fermata-Nichols.../dp/0679759336

i know you'd love this one
Christopher Moore I've heard good things about - I'll definitely check out that one. And Fermata looks good too - Thanks!
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:23 AM
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try reading ; "Mystery at the Moonlight Casino", it's got gore, vampires, werewolves, it's creepy, but is packed with a lot of dark humor...however it's also erotic.
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:24 AM
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oh, i forgot to mention, I'm selling a copy of Mystery at the Moonlight Casino on ebay.
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:42 AM
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little humor

Give mine a try. It's pretty gory but there is some humor in there.

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/244

It's free too ... so even if you don't laugh, at least you were repulsed gratis.
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