Staff Spotlight: Absurd Adventures
ECPL Reference librarian Rachel has put together a list of funny and absurd fiction for your enjoyment. She says, “I love to read absurdist fiction because even though the worlds created are so different from the one we live in, I want those worlds to be real.”
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
If you’ve ever wanted to see what the characters of your favorite book are actually like, then this book is for you. Follow Thursday Next as she jumps into the pages of fiction as a literary detective.
Fluke by Christopher Moore
We all know that whales sing, but do they send out other messages as well? Nate Quinn is studying humpback whales when one sends a message to Nate via the whale’s tail. It says: “Bite me.” Thus begins Moore’s fun adventure which will make you question what you know.
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas byTom Robbins
What do a missing 300-pound psychic, a born again monkey, and a tattooed stranger have in common? They all meet a broker who thinks everything is lost for the craziest three-day weekend ever.
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Before it’s launched as a TV mini-series in 2019, read the book about bungling the Apocalypse. With a great cast of characters from the sides of good and evil, this will be a book you can’t put down and will make you laugh out loud.
The Good, The Bad, and The Smug by Tom Holt
Imagine if Evil hired a public relations firm. Then add an elf who is very pleased with herself, a goblin king, and a bunch of gold and see where this wild ride takes you.
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