Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Coffin Humor” as Want to Read:
Coffin Humor
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Coffin Humor

by
2.74  ·  Rating details ·  66 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Noah awoke in a casket.
The casket was on display in a funeral parlor.
He awoke several times more in the same casket and each time had a conversation with the funeral services practitioner, a strange man named Jeremy Black.
During these exchanges, he became aware that his memory was seriously impaired.
Each time, however, he learned a little bit more about his past through a
...more
Kindle Edition
Published (first published April 3rd 2011)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Coffin Humor, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Coffin Humor

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Grampy
Feb 23, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Coffin Humor" by John Brinling is not your every day kind of humor story. But it is entertaining in a rather bizarre way. A man keeps waking up in a coffin at a mortuary every morning, wearing a different outfit each time. He can't remember much of anything, including why he's there. Nevertheless he engages in banter with the undertaker regarding the various prices for different coffins or cremation urns, while the undertaker rather abruptly insists that he get out of the coffin and leave, or h ...more
Read2review
This was an interesting short story in a ‘gotcha’ format. The story opens with Noah waking up in a coffin in a funeral home. The funeral director discovers him lying there and an ongoing discussion results. Noah can’t quite figure out how he ended up in the coffin or why he woke up. This is an imaginative and interesting short story with a cool twist. I don’t want to go into too many details because of the nature of the story.

I like John Brinling’s style. He keeps the reader entertained througho
...more
Robert Beveridge
John Brinling, Coffin Humor (Amazon Digital Services, no date given)

My first exposure to John Brinling. And, honestly, had I not downloaded a couple of other things at the same time (viz. review of the much-superior A Memorable Weekend elsewhere this ish), it probably would have been my last. My best guess is that this is meant to be a kind of sci-fi/mystery hybrid, and I think in the hands of someone with a bit more experience trying to pull that thing off, it might well have been a cracking li
...more
Cathy
Jul 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-books
How would you like to wake up in a casket, sitting in a funeral parlor, day after day? That's what's happening to Noah. He doesn't have complete memories a dead wife and the man she was going to testify against. What is really going on?
You'll have to read this ebook to find out. I'm not telling.
Jen
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Meh, for a free Kindle short it wasn't bad, but it was very confusing, with all of the action happening too quickly at the end. It wasn't overly coherent, due to the main character not being coherent himself. I personally don't like to read from the point of view of a crazy person, so this didn't really appeal to me.
Linda
Feb 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book to my husband one evening and we both laughed out loud a lot. It has some bad language in it, which we could have done without, but the story was still good despite this. We haven't felt that other stories we've read by this author have been as good.
Jamie Lyn
Sep 26, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The writing is actually painful to read. I thought this was written by a middle or high schooler. The author tried to make the writing read like people talk but it just didn't work.

The concept is cool but it would need to be more thought out for a real story.
Jody
Jul 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This was a very short story that I read on my Kindle. It took about 5-10 minutes for me to read it. I didn't pay for the book, it was an Amazon freebie.

All that being said, I enjoyed it immensely! It was suspenseful and the ending was unexpected and made me laugh!
Jack
Aug 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A weird short story with a bit if a surprise ending. Lovin' these freebie short stories I got on my Kindle.
Bookish Enchantment
Intersting concept. The problem was it was a little too rushed and the subject matter did not really make it a good short story.
KyBunnies
Aug 22, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to KyBunnies by: Amazon
The writing of this short story is kind of like a Stephen King knock-off. This was a free download in the Kindle store.
Anne-Kathrine
Jul 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-on-kindle
Funny sarcastic short story :)
Elaine
Jul 07, 2011 rated it did not like it
eh, not worth the read
Theresa
rated it did not like it
Feb 15, 2013
tm
rated it it was ok
Jul 07, 2013
Keshia Rambo
rated it did not like it
Sep 03, 2012
Jessica Hilliard
rated it it was ok
Jun 08, 2014
Terre
rated it it was ok
Jul 31, 2011
Trish Arrowsmith
rated it really liked it
Jul 03, 2013
Philip Nork
rated it it was ok
Jul 13, 2011
Lora Chaney
rated it it was amazing
Feb 09, 2017
Dave Hastings
rated it really liked it
Apr 15, 2018
mike j bryan
rated it liked it
Oct 06, 2016
Stacy Wells
rated it liked it
Jan 31, 2012
Linda Reichard
rated it it was ok
Nov 21, 2015
Kathleen
rated it did not like it
Aug 28, 2012
Alba
rated it it was ok
Nov 30, 2011
Peter Cornell
rated it liked it
Jun 08, 2017
Katie
Jul 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
Thank goodness it was free. I would have been upset if I had paid money for it. A bit confusing.
Nicoleallen
rated it really liked it
Jul 31, 2011
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »