Originally Posted by Jer
Yeah, I know - reading's not a sport. Where else do you want me to post this?
I'm looking for good satirical/black humor in the vein of Kurt Vonnegut.
You wanna talk satire there Jer I know some satire what do you consider satire besides Kurt Vonnegut I mean Kurt's funny and sure he is a satire guy but hey theres all kinds of satire in the world and hey ya know what is cool about satire its what they dont teach at the kewpie dust academy for starched collars and stuffed shirts ya know? Anyway I have some ideas for you there Jer and heres what they are okay?
Theres a dude named Mark Leyner that has written some really funny books and my favorite one is called Et Tu Babe and theres another funny one called My Cousin My Gastroenterologist.
Then theres some more properlike satire from across the pond you know over there in jolly old England that place our wise pilgrim ancestors escaped because of that Billy Sunday fire and brimstone ragging from the pulpit and heres who I like best from over there in jolly old first theres this guy named Martin Amis and his book Times Arrow is a good satire of a sort but kinda dark and maybe even sick and if you just want straight up satire try his other books Money or maybe Dead Babies. Then theres this other guy who does a lot of satire about the world of college academics and you know hed have a field day with those kewpie dust starched collar people and his name is David Lodge and I think the book Nice Work pretty much stands up for itself. And the last one from over in jolly old England that I like is Martins father Kingsley Amis his book Lucky Jim is probably where David Lodge got a lot of his ideas and theres also his classic The Green Man.
Then if your really into the deepest darkest thick woods in the black forest of satire theres that dude David Foster Wallace and his book Infinite Jest is about as good a satire as anyone ever wrote if you ask me and even if you dont and hes also got some good satire essays put together in a book called A Supposedly Funny Thing Illl Never Do Again and that one can make you laugh out loud if you arent too selfconscious.
Now Im sure these kinds of books dont meet with sjjjjjjjjjonstons approval and he probly thinks there all for idiots and fools but I dont care what anyone else thinks your asking about satire not about what the kewpie dust academy wants to read.