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Mesg #90882 "Is anybody here into humour."
Author Weird Jim     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Mon May-21-12 12:35 AM
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For a long time I've promised myself that I'd read more of Saki's stuff. Saki's name was H.H.Munro and he died in the the Great War (aka WW I)in 1916. It was a great loss for literature.

Previously the only thing I'd read of his was Tobermory which is perhaps his most famous story. It's about a cat being taught to speak, and it's been anthologised many times.

So tonight I downloaded Beasts and Super-Beasts from Gutenberg. I found the first stories funny and refreshing and not full of the insults that often pass for humour these days.

Sometimes it's possible to anticipate what's going to happen, but it's still funny when the final effect is visulised.

I just thought I'd post in case anybody here is a bit down and needed the cheering lift of a touch of laughter. And the price is right, of course, absolutely free.

Weird Jim

"Good reading is the only test of good writing"
Robertson Davies. A voice from the attic 1960

  

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Is anybody here into humour. [View all] , Weird Jim, Mon May-21-12 12:35 AM
  RE: Is anybody here into humour., Wandering Author, May 21st 2012, #1
RE: Is anybody here into humour., Weird Jim, May 22nd 2012, #2
RE: Is anybody here into humour., asmodeus, Jun 05th 2012, #3

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