There are two books that always make me laugh out loud as I read.
One is I Want to Go Home by Gordon Korman and the other is Terry Pratchett's Hogfather. I'm re-reading it this year - the 6th time I've read it -and it's still hilarious (I also included it in a list a while back: 10 Books That Stayed With Me.)
The premise is unbeatable - Death has to fill-in for Santa (known as the Hogfather in in the Discworld novels.) Amazing!
The trouble he has understanding humans is ripe with opportunity for comedy and his voice is presented in a font altogether separate from the rest of the narrative, which is another superb touch. Upon this re-read I was delighted to discover that I'd forgotten about the existence of the God of Hangovers. Poor bastard.
Just over half way through and still enjoying it immensely. Reccommended - and, I think, a great starting point to the Discworld if for some reason you don't want to start at the start.
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Ashley Capes is an Australian writer of fiction, poetry and very occasional non-fiction.
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