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Post 3281

cactuscafe

Hullo Willem! smiley - kiss Catch-22? Interesting. I know of it, of course, but I didn't know it was dark humour.

What about the Dirk Gently stories, then? I know, I know, I'm slow to get there, I expect everyone on the site read them about ten years ago. smiley - rofl. I just read a great Guide Entry about them, and perhaps they're not so famous as Hitchhiker's, but I think they sound hilarious! I quite often enjoy a less famous work.


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Post 3282

Maria { * }


I enjoyed A confederacy of fools, I read it in spanish, I like how the title sounds in spanish: La conjura de los necios.

I also read Chester HImes, in spanish too. A blind man with a gun.... and others novels. They are detective novel, most of them happen in Harlem , the humour comes from the crazy things that happens, it´s like a farce, dark bitter humour.


I have a soft spot for some 16-17 century spanish novels. there´s a genre named picaresca. Lázaro de Tormes is my favourite one. It´s sad and funny at the same time.


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Post 3283

Elektragheorgheni -Please read 'The Post'

For fun stuff try O Henry---his short stories are a lot of fun and little gems of writing. His descriptions are so go you can cleary visualize the action. Here is the link to an anthology of his from archive.org:

https://archive.org/details/cihm_74547



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Post 3284

cactuscafe

Hah! I've just checked out all these books and authors you mention, and I am marvelling at your intelligence. smiley - rofl.

(sound of marvelling)

And it's four in the morning.

I think there's some kind of lunar eclipse going on, which is why I'm awake, drinking coffee and lurking on hootoo, just in case it sends me funny. The eclipse that is, smiley - rofl, hootoo wouldn't send me funny, would it? haha. smiley - fullmoon


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Post 3285

Maria { * }

*wraps and tucks CC* smiley - smooch

for the breakfast daydreamer smiley - cakesmiley - coffee with cardamom.

leaves and starts to packs smiley - suitcase*


*takes notes of Elektra suggestion, O Henry*


hasta pronto amigossmiley - smiley


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Post 3286

Peanut

*sneaks in to Maria smiley - suitcase*

have a wonderful time beautiful smiley - kiss


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Post 3287

cactuscafe

Also tries to sneak in to Maria's smiley - suitcase

(without success) (because Peanut is already in there)

And Easter greetings to you, lovelies. smiley - kisssmiley - kiss

Hmm, well, quiet weekend around here then.

(brings out massive stash of chocolate easter bunnies)

smiley - bunny

chomp chomp chomp






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Post 3288

aka Bel

Have a happy Easter all, wherever you spend it. smiley - smiley

smiley - chicksmiley - friedeggsmiley - bunny


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Post 3289

cactuscafe

Thank youuuu sweetie! And you too.

smiley - friedeggsmiley - chicksmiley - kisssmiley - kiss


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Post 3290

aka Bel

Thank you. smiley - kiss

My sons are coming for tea tonight.

We'll have grüne Sauce. smiley - smiley


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Post 3291

cactuscafe

Nice. smiley - kiss

What's grune sauce? Is it delicious? smiley - drool (sorry I can't spell it right, 'cos of my keyboard) I think it's delicious.


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Post 3292

Peanut

Hello daydreamers

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend smiley - magic

I feel asleep very early yesterday evening, after doing not very much at all. Spiller did point out that people under-estimate how much energy it takes to sit around looking as glamorous as I do, bless him, smiley - kiss

Got up early too, so we went for an early walk and heard the bitterns again, and woodpeckers. Got a good look at a marsh harrier hunting until a crow gave him a shooing. Crows will take anything on, and I have always seen them win.

We also saw smiley - badger poo, I didn't know they could do such big poos, so that was what I learnt today, badgers can do bigger poos than you might think.

If it is not pouring down tomorrow we might o back even earlier in the hopes that the badger will come back for another dump smiley - laugh

On that note what is everyone else up too?

*brews fresh pot of Perculiar smiley - tea*




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