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1 The Ultimate Hitchhiker's G...
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2 NGLND XPX
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3 Brain: The Man Who Wrote th...
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4 Sex in the Title: A Comedy ...
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5 Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
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6 Lamb: The Gospel According ...
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7 The Hitchhiker's Guide to t...
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8 Same Old Truths (The Reluct...
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9 A Confederacy of Dunces
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10 Bossypants
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11 Tritonium
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12 Doreen: Blonde Ambition
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13 Doreen
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14 Foreigner in My Own Backyard
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15 Zen and Sex
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16 Three Men in a Boat
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17 Somewhere Upriver
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18 Critical Failures
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19 The Importance of Being Ear...
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20 Good Omens: The Nice and Ac...
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21 We Got Zombies On The Lawn ...
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22 Yours Truly, Taddy (The Und...
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23 Love, Lex (The Undergrad Ye...
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24 Evolution of Insanity
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25 The God Cookie: A Novel
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26 Dry
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27 The Zombie Survival Guide: ...
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28 Me Talk Pretty One Day
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28 Don Quixote
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30 I Am America
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31 Leaper: The Misadventures o...
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32 Dirk Gently's Holistic Dete...
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32 Slaughterhouse-Five
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34 Bridget Jones's Diary (Brid...
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35 American Psycho
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36 The Forty First Wink
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37 Freakonomics: A Rogue Econo...
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38 Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: ...
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39 A Coupla Shades of Taupe: A...
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39 Tales of Sex & Suburban Lunacy
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39 The Three Sisters
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42 The Infernals (Samuel Johns...
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43 Once More, From the Beginning
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44 Breakfast of Champions
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45 My Family and Other Animals...
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46 The Gates (Samuel Johnson, #1)
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46 Dead comic standing
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48 Let's Pretend This Never Ha...
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48 A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1)
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50 Undressed (The Manhattanite...
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51 Unscrupulous (The Manhattan...
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52 Going Postal (Discworld, #33)
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52 Lolita
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54 The Decline and Fall of Pra...
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55 Surviving Your Stupid, Stup...
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55 1066 and All That: A Memora...
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55 Idiots in the Machine
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55 Oceans of Trouble
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59 And the Seas Shall Turn to ...
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60 How I Became a Famous Novelist
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61 Benchley Lost and Found
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61 Angus, Thongs and Full-Fron...
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63 Practical Demonkeeping
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64 The Unabridged Devil's Dict...
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65 Alice's Adventures in Wonde...
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65 Bimbos of the Death Sun (Ja...
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67 The Life and Opinions of Tr...
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68 The Diary of Adam and Eve
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69 Magical Thinking: True Stories
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70 Swish: My Quest to Become t...
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71 Straight Man
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71 The Advanced Genius Theory:...
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71 Doing Max Vinyl (Annie Ogde...
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71 A Life Lived Ridiculously
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71 Scattershot
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71 Snap
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71 Sex, Doug, and a Rocky Road
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71 Elven Silver: The Irreveren...
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71 Perhaps I've Said Too Much ...
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80 The Master and Margarita
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80 Me of Little Faith
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80 The Cyberiad
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83 The Idea of Perfection
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83 Everything Is Illuminated
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83 Zombie Attack!!!
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83 What an Elf Would Do: A Mag...
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87 Fraud: Essays
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88 Life Among the Savages
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88 Cave of the Kobolds
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88 Me Talk Pretty One Day
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88 Napalm & Silly Putty
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88 Forbidden Trouble
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93 Well Enough Alone
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93 Dare to be Average
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93 Running with Scissors
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96 Brain Droppings
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96 Trouble Triangle (Tyler's T...
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98 Are You There God? It's Me,...
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98 A Girl Named Zippy
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100 The Good Soldier Švejk
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Comments (showing 1-6 of 6) (6 new)

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message 1: by Neil (new)

Neil I must have stumbled on the wrong list. I thought this was supposed to be funny stuff!


message 2: by Talyn (new)

Talyn How is American Psycho funny? o_o


message 3: by Neil (new)

Neil Actually, it's a dodgy list anyway. Does nobody at Goodreads watch for this stuff?


message 4: by P.J. (new)

P.J. Sullivan "Lolita" is funny?


message 5: by Neway (new)

Neway Simegn surprised


message 6: by Mead (new)

Mead Mccabe DITTO:
"Lolita" is funny?
Depends on your morals!
Mack


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