Best Humorous Books
Fiction, non fiction, anything that makes the reader laugh and smile.
101 GRIT The Banter and Brutali...
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102 Cheaper by the Dozen
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103 My Horizontal Life: A Colle...
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104 Where the Sidewalk Ends: Th...
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105 Fiji (The World Duology, #2)
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106 My Life and Hard Times
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107 Seven Up (Stephanie Plum, #7)
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108 Dogshit saved my life
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109 Balloon Animals
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110 To Say Nothing of the Dog (...
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111 Dave Barry's Greatest Hits
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112 Calico Jack in your Garden
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113 Bloodsucking Fiends (A Love...
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114 The Catcher in the Rye
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115 The Hundred-Year-Old Man Wh...
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116 The Sweet Potato Queens' Bo...
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117 Lost in a Good Book (Thursd...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 31,810 ratings
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118 The Idiot Girls' Action-Adv...
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119 Life at Blandings
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 2,138 ratings
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120 Barrel Fever
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 37,640 ratings
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121 The Secret Diary of Adrian ...
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122 Possible Side Effects
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123 The Light Fantastic (Discwo...
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124 Monstrous Regiment (Discwor...
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125 Two for the Dough (Stephani...
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126 I Hope They Serve Beer in H...
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127 The Stinky Cheese Man: And ...
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128 The Areas of My Expertise
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129 Napalm & Silly Putty
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 10,725 ratings
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130 High Heels and Dirty Deals ...
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131 The Bad Beginning (A Series...
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132 Four to Score (Stephanie Pl...
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133 Dry
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134 Hard Eight (Stephanie Plum,...
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135 Howl's Moving Castle (Howl'...
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136 Making Money (Discworld, #36)
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137 The Best Christmas Pageant ...
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138 Night Watch (Discworld, #29)
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139 Fluke: Or, I Know Why the W...
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140 All Creatures Great and Small
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 69,291 ratings
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141 Thank You, Jeeves (Jeeves, #5)
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 7,078 ratings
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142 Still Life with Woodpecker
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 47,896 ratings
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143 A Light in the Attic
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 205,855 ratings
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144 A Visit from Voltaire
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3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 70 ratings
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145 Native Tongue (Skink, #2)
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 8,568 ratings
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146 Marley and Me: Life and Lov...
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147 Northanger Abbey
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 151,679 ratings
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148 A Prayer for Owen Meany
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 182,649 ratings
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149 I Love Everybody
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150 Zen and Sex
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151 Brain Droppings
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 10,428 ratings
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152 I Like You: Hospitality Und...
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153 Nature Girl
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154 Shit my History Teacher DID...
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155 Equal Rites (Discworld, #3)
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156 Magical Thinking: True Stories
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 36,963 ratings
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157 Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcome...
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158 Thank You for Smoking
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 7,572 ratings
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159 Skin Tight
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160 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary...
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161 1066 and All That: A Memora...
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162 The Lust Lizard of Melancho...
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163 Sideways Stories From Waysi...
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164 The Authoritative Calvin An...
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165 Sourcery (Discworld, #5)
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166 Milk, Turkey, and Neurosis:...
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167 The Well of Lost Plots (Thu...
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168 Pride and Prejudice and Zom...
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169 The Loved One
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170 Dave Barry's Only Travel Gu...
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171 The Absolutely True Diary o...
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172 Let's Pretend This Never Ha...
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173 Surely You're Joking, Mr. F...
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174 Choke
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175 The Big Over Easy (Nursery ...
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176 Undead and Unwed (Undead, #1)
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177 To the Nines (Stephanie Plu...
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178 Gulliver's Travels
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179 Without Feathers
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179 Neither Here Nor There: Tra...
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181 Thud! (Discworld, #34)
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182 Maskerade (Discworld, #18)
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183 Jingo (Discworld, #21)
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184 I Was Told There'd Be Cake
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184 Fierce Invalids Home from H...
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184 The Edge of Reason (Bridget...
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187 The Uncommon Reader
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188 Miscellaneous Stuff & Stuff
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188 Queen of the Road: The True...
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190 The Prehistory of The Far S...
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191 Scoop
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192 Emma
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193 The Amulet of Samarkand (Ba...
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194 Soul Music (Discworld, #16)
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195 Lords and Ladies (Discworld...
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196 The Devil's Dictionary and ...
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197 The Dilbert Principle: A Cu...
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198 I Capture the Castle
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198 Mostly Harmless (Hitchhiker...
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200 The Lightning Thief (Percy ...
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2,448 books · 4,730 voters · list created July 16th, 2008 by Steven Harbin (votes) .
Tags: fun, funny, humor
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Comments (showing 1-41 of 41) (41 new)

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message 1: by Debbie (new)

Debbie this books do look funny and im going to try to read so more of them




message 2: by Beverly (new)

Beverly It's massively funny. Try lots of his books.


message 3: by Nadita (new)

Nadita All his books are great, especially anything that features Skink!


message 4: by Nadita (new)

Nadita A lovely change from his previous books.


message 5: by Nadita (new)

Nadita Surely we can all identify with Walter.


message 6: by Nadita (new)

Nadita I read this the first time sitting on a mattress on the floor in a small room in La Paz, Bolivia at a time when I needed a little joy in my life. I also read "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom at the same time and they both remain two of my favorite books ever!


message 7: by Lilliansara (new)

Lilliansara I vastly enjoyed all of Rowena Cherry's books. Had a good time giggling at some of the antics of her characters. Would recommend her books to anyone who can read, write, and even do small mathematical sums in their heads.

Lilliansaracauldwell


message 8: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Did I miss seeing Bill Bryson's Neither Here Nor There? I read it a long time ago. It's probably a bit dated now, but it was really funny.


message 9: by Asta (new)

Asta Nyssönen No John Green? really?



message 10: by Valerie (new)

Valerie I don't get some of these books. I mean The Great Gatsby? I Capture the Castle? There not even supposed to be funny.


message 11: by Melody (new)

Melody Mixed there are a number of duplicates on this list and I shure have a different idea of humour than a lot of these people because while I thought the books were good I didn't find quite a few on this list funny. well it takes all kinds


message 12: by Steve (new)

Steve If you're looking for fun...The Adventures of Jonny Law! Read it, you'll see.


message 13: by Shauna (new)

Shauna I don't remember Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil being funny ...


message 15: by Jacob (new)

Jacob this is G


message 16: by Jacob (new)

Jacob AY


message 17: by Jacob (new)

Jacob jonny is G And F


message 18: by Jacob (new)

Jacob jonny m is a turd


message 19: by Jonny (new)

Jonny I DO NOT LIKE TO READ HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
LALALALALALALALALAL
VAVAAVAVAAVAVAVAVAVAVAVVAVAVAVAVVA


message 20: by Jonny (new)

Jonny Nadita wrote: "I read this the first time sitting on a mattress on the floor in a small room in La Paz, Bolivia at a time when I needed a little joy in my life. I also read "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom ..."
YOU USE BIG words it is funny you are a nerd


message 21: by Foxontherun (new)

Foxontherun Ant Farm is literally the funniest book I've ever read. Good to see "Three Men in a Boat" on there, too.


message 22: by Steve (new)

Steve I agree with the above comment, some of these books are in the wrong category. Once again...The Adventures of Jonny Law. It belongs on the list. Read the review posted by ReadingForSanity.blogspot...oh yeah.


message 23: by Not Your Cuppa (new)

Not Your Cuppa Spud by john van de ruit, that was entertaining.


Angie (Mind Malfunction) I voted for:

One for the Money, Janet Evanovich
Two for the Dough, Janet Evanovich
Three to get Deadly, Janet Evanovich
Sucks to be Me, Kimberley Pauly
Still Sucks to be Me, Kimberley Pauly

One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum, #2) by Janet Evanovich Three To Get Deadly (Stephanie Plum, #3) by Janet Evanovich Sucks to Be Me  The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (maybe) by Kimberly Pauley Still Sucks to be Me  More All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton Smith, Teen Vampire (Sucks to be Me, #2) by Kimberly Pauley


message 25: by Sana (new)

Sana Beverly wrote: "It's massively funny. Try lots of his books."

Who's books?


message 26: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Dee I am really disturbed by what makes some people "laugh and smile"!


message 28: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Dunne Balloon Animals B009JUBC2W - Hilarious, Touching, Quirky


message 29: by Madalitso (new)

Madalitso The Adrian diaries should be in this list.


message 30: by Peculiarblend (new)

Peculiarblend Lucky Jim!


message 31: by Jack (new)

Jack Hi everyone,

I have created a new group called Goodreads All Sorts and I'd love for people to join it or just even just give it a look. It's a group that discusses anything and everything. There will be monthly group reads, movies, and music. There is a folder for everything you could think of. I'd really like if people could spread the word because I'd love for the group to be a success. Here is the link to the group:

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/9...

Thanks very much,
Jack :-)


message 32: by Athira (new)

Athira Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple is in this list???


message 33: by Peculiarblend (new)

Peculiarblend Athira wrote: "Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple is in this list???"

Just checked about it on the internet. I think I'll gift this to my partner. She'll like it I think. Many thanks for the reference.


message 34: by Athira (new)

Athira Peculiarblend wrote: "Athira wrote: "Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple is in this list???"

Just checked about it on the internet. I think I'll gift this to my partner. She'll like it I think. Many thanks for t..."


My pleasure :)


message 35: by Ruthy (new)

Ruthy Balloon Animals by Jonathan Dunne should be on this list if it isn't already. Completely original.


message 37: by Walter (new)

Walter Great list - mostly. I think some of the books don't belong here (even if they are great). Romeo and Juliet - humor? Gimme a break!


message 38: by Donna (last edited Feb 15, 2014 01:07PM) (new)

Donna Walter wrote: "Great list - mostly. I think some of the books don't belong here (even if they are great). Romeo and Juliet - humor? Gimme a break!"
Agreed. Humor is subjective, but some of these are pure trollery. The Thin Man? What? Okay, I went all the way through this list, and a lot of Shakespeare was dropped in, when really, the only one that can be stretched to the humor genre might be A Midsummer Night's Dream...


message 39: by Donna (new)

Donna Just a little reminder to those who have suggested books to be added to this thread: only you (or someone else who has read them and wishes to vote for them) can add these to the list. Those of us with librarian privileges but who have not read the book, cannot, because when you add a book, you also cast a vote.

To add a title to this list, go to the top of the list where you see two tabs on the top right. The one that automatically shows up is "all votes". If you click on the other one that says "Add a Book", you will get two windows. You can enter the title of the book you like and it should pop up, assuming you have already made it one of your "read" or "currently reading" titles.

Obviously, you are expected to have read some books and rated them, or at least checked the "read" or "currently reading" box by them, before you come here to vote. So as long as you have accurately remembered the title, it will pop up, and you can hit the button that says to vote for the book. If you have not voted for any others, it will become your #1 vote. If you want to add it but don't like where it falls on your voting list, you can alter which title is your #1 choice and send it somewhere else, by clicking the number of the vote box beside your now-voted-upon title, and changing it. I just voted for 100 titles,the maximum, and I spent a good 20 minutes shifting their order. It's pretty easy once you know how, and (speaking from experience when I was new to this site) utterly maddening if you don't know how.

Once you have a large number of titles in your book collection, if you have added shelves, you can do as I did and click "add a book", then on the left is a window that lets you bring up only the books you have read on a particular shelf. I used it to scroll down to my "humor" shelf, and then voted for those I had given five stars (and later, as space was available, I went back and added some four star books also).

I hope this helps. Posting titles here in discussion lets the people reading the discussion know that you like the book, but it does nothing to affect the overall ranking of the title among the votes. Do your most chuckle-worthy humorist a favor and actually vote for them. Once you figure out how it works, it is easy and enjoyable. Everyone who visits Goodreads fairly regularly gets there sooner or later, but I wish clearer instructions were made more visible to new voters.


message 40: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Rodning Donna wrote: "Walter wrote: "Great list - mostly. I think some of the books don't belong here (even if they are great). Romeo and Juliet - humor? Gimme a break!"
Agreed. Humor is subjective, but some of these ar..."

If you actually read Romeo and Juliet, you'll find that it contains a lot of comedy elements. Also, Shakespeare's plays are divided into the categories of Tragedy, History, and Comedy for a reason -- because a large number of his plays are comedies and are meant to be funny. Don't make a blanket statement about an author/playwright just because you may have read/seen a mere handful of his plays.


message 41: by Khanh (new)

Khanh lol How did Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone get on this list?


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