Can Someone Put Me On To Different Authors?

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Can one of you suggest me a couple of writers similar to Kurt Vonnegeut? I'm basically looking for other writers that are as witty, clever and humorous as him. Also if you know of any other writers who are not as popular, but are talented and witty please let me know. Any writers whom have aren't popular, but talented would be appreciated as well.
 
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Have you read The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson? It is a great read for the spring/summer.
 
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Like Vonnegut? Umberto Eco, Thomas Pynchon, Douglas Adams, Michael Chabon. Go back and read some Twain and Poe and Joyce which are in the background of his style of writing.
 
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Originally Posted by AntonLaVey

Chinua Achebe and Albert Camus>>>>>>*
I've read two books by Camus: The Stranger and A Happy Death.

The Stranger was excellent and a fantastic novel. A Happy Death....not so much.
 

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Originally Posted by JohnnyRedStorm

Originally Posted by AntonLaVey

Chinua Achebe and Albert Camus>>>>>>*
I've read two books by Camus: The Stranger and A Happy Death.

The Stranger was excellent and a fantastic novel. A Happy Death....not so much.
I'm also a fan of his plays and essays....eg. Caligula


Read The Fall
 
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I have a couple Vonnegut books laying around I've been meaning to get too.

I really want to start reading a book every couple of weeks.
 
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Originally Posted by AntonLaVey

Originally Posted by JohnnyRedStorm

Originally Posted by AntonLaVey

Chinua Achebe and Albert Camus>>>>>>*
I've read two books by Camus: The Stranger and A Happy Death.

The Stranger was excellent and a fantastic novel. A Happy Death....not so much.
I'm also a fan of his plays and essays....eg. Caligula


Read The Fall
I'll add that to the list.
Thanks for the recommendations thus far.
 
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Originally Posted by JohnnyRedStorm

Originally Posted by popcornplaya

Jonathan Lethem.
Any books of his you specifically recommend?
gun, with occasional music. It's kind of hard to follow, but I really enjoyed it.

motherless brooklyn. it's not as witty as gun with occasional music, but it's really, really, really good.
 
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Thanks I'll look into those.

Off topic, but I didn't know Jonathan Ames (creator of the show Bored to Death) was an actual writer. I'll have to check out some of his stuff.
 
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Originally Posted by Big J 33

I have a couple Vonnegut books laying around I've been meaning to get too.

I really want to start reading a book every couple of weeks.
this.  breakfast of champions is my @%* 

also, catch 22 by joseph heller.  that's the big homie.
 
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Originally Posted by StuntHard

Originally Posted by Big J 33

I have a couple Vonnegut books laying around I've been meaning to get too.

I really want to start reading a book every couple of weeks.
this.  breakfast of champions is my @%* 

also, catch 22 by joseph heller.  that's the big homie.
Have you read Mother Night? I thought that was an amazing book.
 
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david sedaris' books are funny, but they are mostly about his life.

colson whitehead's sag harbor: a novel was a great great book IMO
 
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