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Interesting or slightly weird books 14:01 - Dec 14 with 1825 viewsBlue_Blob

As its getting close to Christmas I'm looking something for my step dad. He loves reading but he really enjoys the more zany style of books. Any one on here can recommend an out there style of book?

Cheers in advance
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Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:02 - Dec 14 with 1812 viewschicoazul

The Old Testament.

Words are a medium that reduces reality to abstraction for transmission to our reason, and in their power to corrode reality inevitably lurks the danger that the words will be corroded too. It might be more appropriate, in fact, to liken their action to excessive stomach fluids that digest and gradually eat away the stomach itself.

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Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:04 - Dec 14 with 1807 viewsBlue_Blob

Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:02 - Dec 14 by chicoazul

The Old Testament.


He read that already. Bonkers stuff.
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Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:05 - Dec 14 with 1808 viewsGuthrum

It's quite dark, but both off-beat and entertaining:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dice-Man-Luke-Rhinehart/dp/0006513905

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Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:05 - Dec 14 with 1804 viewsBlueBadger

When you say 'zany', what do mean - comedy, fantasy, mad sci-fi?

Comedy writing, pretty anything by Spike Milligan - pick of the bunch would be if you can get a collected edition of his war diaries.

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Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:08 - Dec 14 with 1796 viewsBlue_Blob

Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:05 - Dec 14 by BlueBadger

When you say 'zany', what do mean - comedy, fantasy, mad sci-fi?

Comedy writing, pretty anything by Spike Milligan - pick of the bunch would be if you can get a collected edition of his war diaries.


When i say zany i meant just a story that is generally bonkers. Doesn't have to be any particular genre. Just out there.
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Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:10 - Dec 14 with 1793 viewsBlueBadger

Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:05 - Dec 14 by Guthrum

It's quite dark, but both off-beat and entertaining:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dice-Man-Luke-Rhinehart/dp/0006513905


This, too is quite dark in places but it's an astonishing trip of a read.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dangerous-Parking-Stuart-Browne/dp/0747552029/ref=cm_cr

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Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:10 - Dec 14 with 1796 viewsStokieBlue

Based on Factual:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hundred-Year-Old-Man-Climbed-Window-Disappeared/dp/0349

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[Post edited 14 Dec 2017 14:10]

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Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:10 - Dec 14 with 1791 viewsBlue_Blob

Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:05 - Dec 14 by Guthrum

It's quite dark, but both off-beat and entertaining:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dice-Man-Luke-Rhinehart/dp/0006513905


Cheers! Seems right what im looking for.
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Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:11 - Dec 14 with 1790 viewsKing_of_Portman_Rd

Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:02 - Dec 14 by chicoazul

The Old Testament.


Interestingly one of the best books I've read is a lighthearted twist on the Old Testament. It's called: "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal"

In fact the author Christopher Moore has written some brilliantly funny and quirky stories, my other favourites are "Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove" and "The Island of the Sequined Love Nun" all of which were somewhat peculiar but incredibly endearing and very entertaining.
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Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:15 - Dec 14 with 1778 viewschicoazul

Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:08 - Dec 14 by Blue_Blob

When i say zany i meant just a story that is generally bonkers. Doesn't have to be any particular genre. Just out there.


The Master And Margarita.

Words are a medium that reduces reality to abstraction for transmission to our reason, and in their power to corrode reality inevitably lurks the danger that the words will be corroded too. It might be more appropriate, in fact, to liken their action to excessive stomach fluids that digest and gradually eat away the stomach itself.

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Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:15 - Dec 14 with 1778 viewsBlueBadger

Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:08 - Dec 14 by Blue_Blob

When i say zany i meant just a story that is generally bonkers. Doesn't have to be any particular genre. Just out there.


You'll certainly get that with Milligan, even when it's a 'straight' story like his war diaries.

I recommend this:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dangerous-Parking-Stuart-Browne/dp/0747552029/ref=cm_cr
This:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rotherweird-Andrew-Caldecott-ebook/dp/B01G5NZ7ZI/ref=sr

And this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rivers-London-First-Grant-Mystery/dp/0575097582/ref=sr_

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Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:19 - Dec 14 with 1778 viewsBlueBadger

Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:10 - Dec 14 by StokieBlue

Based on Factual:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hundred-Year-Old-Man-Climbed-Window-Disappeared/dp/0349

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Factual in his younger days, obvs.

It's a terrific book is that.

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Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:20 - Dec 14 with 1779 viewsBlueBadger

Pretty much anything by John Irving, but particularly 'The Hotel New Hampshire', 'A Prayer for Owen Meany' and 'A Son of the Circus'.

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Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:21 - Dec 14 with 1771 viewsKing_of_Portman_Rd

Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:10 - Dec 14 by StokieBlue

Based on Factual:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hundred-Year-Old-Man-Climbed-Window-Disappeared/dp/0349

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[Post edited 14 Dec 2017 14:10]


Also a Movie.. Which is where I have come across it before, wasn't aware that it was based on a book
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Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:22 - Dec 14 with 1767 viewsBrianTablet

Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:10 - Dec 14 by Blue_Blob

Cheers! Seems right what im looking for.


Great concept.

But it gets so bloody annoying by half way through.

"......Paul Mariner......John Wark...... Brian Tablet...errrrrrr Talbot"
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Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:28 - Dec 14 with 1739 viewsBlue_Blob

Interesting or slightly weird books on 14:15 - Dec 14 by BlueBadger

You'll certainly get that with Milligan, even when it's a 'straight' story like his war diaries.

I recommend this:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dangerous-Parking-Stuart-Browne/dp/0747552029/ref=cm_cr
This:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rotherweird-Andrew-Caldecott-ebook/dp/B01G5NZ7ZI/ref=sr

And this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rivers-London-First-Grant-Mystery/dp/0575097582/ref=sr_


He's read most of Milligan's books unfortunately otherwise i would of gone straight there
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