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You want some adult books that arent full of negative crap go read some Terry Pratchett. All my life these are some of the only ones that make me laugh out loud consistently while still having a great plot, characters, and just overall excellent writing in so many ways.

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And when you’re done you go read Douglas Adams, and not just the book with the towels.

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Yes! Dirk Gently series is great too.

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I agree but the towel books are a good place to start. I also recommend the Dirk Gently series. But don’t stop with fiction. At least read the meaning of liff.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Meaning_of_Liff

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And Last Chance to See! It’s somehow almost as absurd as his fictional works.

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The Guide is also excellent in other forms like radio and tv and each one is slightly different.

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I scoffed at the idea of a comedy book until I my friend lent me one of Terry’s books. It was so funny, great jokes and great characters.

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Good Omens (the book, by Gaiman and Pratchett) is also hilarious.

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I love Good Omens. A friend recommended it to me as a comedy to read. I was skeptical having never read a comedy before, but it was hilarious and entertaining all the way through. The show on Amazon does a pretty good job of capturing the spirit of the book I think too.

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Terry Pratchett is AMAZING.

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What, what? :)

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10 points

I purchased Going Postal in an airport. I ended up laughing out loud on a plane.

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Terry Pratchett.

I always get Pratchett and Brooks confused. Too many Terrys.

All my life these are some of the only ones that make me laugh out loud consistently while still having a great plot, characters, and just overall excellent writing in so many ways.

He does a great job of writing a series that can be read piecemeal but pays off if you go through the whole things.

I’m also a big fan of the Myth Adventure series by Robert Aspirin. It’s more comedic, but has a similar vibe.

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Myth Adventures rocks!

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Read his “children’s” book Maurice And His Amazing Rodents and try not to sob. But also laugh, and fume, and learn.

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Just don’t read the biography. I just finished it, and while it’s amazing it will leave you devastated.

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12 points

GNU Terry Pratchett

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GNU Terry Pratchett

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GNU PTerry. Just got both biographical books for fathers day. I entirely expect to be crushed, given how big a part of growing up his books were to me, and how devastated I was to watch his decline and eventual passing…

I’ve hardly been able to read his books since, which is awful.

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My husband got both of those books and I hope to read them. A part of me feels that, if I read them, it will make everything more definite (if you know what I mean). Heck, I haven’t even read the Shepard’s Crown.

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I also highly reccomend the Myth books by Robert Aspirin.

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Myth, Phule, and Thieve’s World. Though I will concede that Aahzimandius, no relation, was quite possibly the best character he ever created.

I personally call people coffee zombies because of the book where Skeeve has to clear his name at the interdimentional mall.

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5 points

Bought the 5-book series based on your recommendation.

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Peter was not quite like other boys; but he was afraid at last. A tremour ran through him, like a shudder passing over the sea; but on the sea one shudder follows another till there are hundreds of them, and Peter felt just the one. Next moment he was standing erect on the rock again, with that smile on his face and a drum beating within him. It was saying, ‘To die will be an awfully big adventure.’

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. Kids’ books are rad.

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I still maintain the best adaptation of that story was Hook.

Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams absolutely Nailed their roles, shout-outs to Julia Roberts and Bob Hoskins, they also nailed their roles, but got upstaged by the former two thespians.

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Don’t forget about my boy Dante Basco. Dude nailed playing the insecure antagonist who later becomes friends with the main character years before Zuko.

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I didn’t mention Rufio because I fell victim to a urban legend that Dante Basco died somewhere around 2010. I wasn’t aware of his legacy, since I have never seen Avatar: TLAB, or probably anything else he has been involved in.

Edit: looking it up, I have actually seen the entirety of The Boondocks, and Final Fantasy XIII. I didn’t recognize Rufio as Jigme, or the Cocoon Inhabitants. Not surprising since both of those were like two decades after he played Rufio as a teenager. He would have been 15 or 16 when he played Rufio.

As far as Goofy Movie, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Touched by an Angel, and Johnny Bravo are concerned, while I saw all of those, I never heard him speak. I can only assume his adult register came into full force after he left the set of Hook.

I’ve literally can’t remember seeing anything else he was in. I’m sure I saw some episodes of Highway to Heaven since I remember the show vaguely, and also The Wonder Years, but I wouldn’t have known that he was going to be Rufio at that point as I am not clairvoyant.

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I’m an adult and proud that I don’t read this nonsense anymore. But what is the book where there is a magic tree house ? just so that I don’t read it mistakenly

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It’s literally called Magic Tree House. It’s a series. The tree house is also a time machine and adventure becomes inevitable.

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9 points

Avenue=adventure?

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3 points

Yeah my bad, lemme fix that.

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1 point

Arigato

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20 points

You are reading the wrong adult books if that is your take away from it.

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This is the problem with so much complaining. “There aren’t any good games anymore” says the people who only buy the yearly CoD and Fifa releases and don’t even think about thinking about lifting a finger to find all the easily available great games being released constantly. Same with music and everything else. People just complain and somehow don’t realise the only thing they do is show everyone else how dumb they are by not even trying to find the good stuff. Also the constant “I hate ads so much” idiocy and then they just ignore anyone who tells them to install an adblocker.

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I hate being that guy, but damnit, today I will be.

#this.

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