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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Cemetery

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Nineteen side-splitting stories from Sri Lanka

To begin this chronicle of the funny things that have happened to him, Muller goes back to his days as a recruit in the Royal Ceylon Navy when the Queen of England came a-visiting: the saucy sailors decide to tip her a wink! The second story takes us back to Muller’s childhood in Anuradhapura where two visiting rat snakes turn
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Unknown Binding, 200 pages
Published 1995 by Penguin Books
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Shane
Feb 09, 2017 Shane rated it really liked it
A ribald collection of recollections, essays, stories and exaggerations from Sri Lanka’s own Baron Munchausen.

Whether it is winking at the queen, wrestling with a 20-foot python, sitting out the graveyard shift with a corpse that refuses to stay dead, or transporting a viper inside a plastic bag in a bus full of inquisitive commuters, Muller is up to the task of finding the most hilarious angle in each event and exploiting it to the fullest, providing the reader with a belly ache by the end of e
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Megara
Hilarious excerpts from Carl Muller's eventful past. I'd recommend it highly! The book will have you convulsing in laughter.
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Aug 24, 2010 Halik rated it it was amazing
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This book is the cows pyjamas cos its simply pure funny. And i mean laugh out loud funny.
Case
Aug 01, 2008 Case rated it really liked it
This is a funny way to learn about Sri Lanka and its culture. The author, Carl Muller, is a bit crude but it's such a good time!
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Very humorous and close to heart of real Sri Lankan life.Enjoyed the book very much. Will read it again soon.
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Carl Muller was born in 1935 in Kandy. As a young man he joined the Royal Ceylon Navy, then briefly served in the Ceylon Army and later joined the Colombo Port Commission. He moved into journalism and worked in the Middle East. He is a prolific writer having written poetry, fiction, a children’s book, short stories, historical fiction, a collection of essays and monographs. He has won many awards ...more
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