Hi there, fellow Thimbleweed-a-renos!
I’m an avid reader, but my tastes are quite restricted. As with adventure games, I’m mostly interested in stuff that can make me laugh. There’s nothing like a good humorous narrative, be it in game or novel form.
And I’m currently having a hard time finding something new to read that suits my tastes. For example, 99% of the books listed under the “Humor” section in Amazon are joke books, and that’s not what I want, so…
…so here I am, asking for suggestions.
I love Douglas Adams. I also enjoyed P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves novels (didn’t read them all, only two, since I couldn’t find them in Italian, and I resort to English only if really needed) and I liked, but not that much, Jerome’s Three men in a boat. I’m currently reading some Donald Westlake novels, which, while they are basically thrillers*, are sometimes presented in humorous fashion (the Dortmunder series is funny as hell).
And, Catch 22. God how much I laughed with that one.
And my all-time favorite, the book I suggest to everyone, best book I’ve ever read. A confederacy of dunces by John Kennedy Toole.
Fun fact: Italians call thriller and detective novels “yellows”.