November has been a month of fantasy comedy, children’s comedy and comedy.
Good Omens (Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, 1990)
The anti-christ meets rural Britain. A satirical adaptation of the end of days using British ridiculousness as the perfect backdrop, for example the motorway system being designed by a demon. This book was funny, interesting and creative as every Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett book is. If you like British dry humour you’ll really enjoy this. They are making a TV series of the book and can’t wait to see.
A Series of Unfortunate Events Book 9, The Carnivorous Carnival and Book 10 The Slippery Slope (Lemony Snicket, 2002 and 2003)
I’m still listening to the audiobooks of this series by the buttery voiced Tim Curry. As soon as it starts I relax. His voice is charming and incredibly versatile to create a new voice for every character. The actual books are some of the most interesting as you’re finding more about the overarching plot. The Carnivorous Carnival has comic descriptions and stories with the book, making it one of my favourites so far. Only three more to go now
Parsnips, Buttered (Joe Lycett, 2017)
I read this book in two days. It’s one of the most engaging and hilarious. The natural flow of the writing is exactly how Joe Lycett speaks and sounds like he’s talking to you as he reads. I sat in my bed laughing out loud, which I don’t go with book very often, throughout the book. Plus Joe Lycett is a firm believer in one of the most remarkable worlds “hun”. I too enjoy being patronising with it especially replying to messages with “big hugz hun xoxo”.
These were all the books I listened to and read this month.
Hope you enjoyed them
Big hugz hun