Book of Jokes

Book of Jokes

3.62 (146 ratings by Goodreads)
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The uproarious first novel from cult songwriter Momus, hailed by Mojo as the most underrated man in pop!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 189 pages
  • 140 x 205 x 15mm | 249g
  • Normal, IL, United States
  • English
  • 1564785610
  • 9781564785619
  • 507,532

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Known primarily for his avant-garde music, Momus (aka Nick Currie) proves that he is no slouch as fiction writer either, easily translating his iconoclastic vision to prose. The novel is a phantasmagorical ride through dirty jokes that, in Momus s twisted alternate reality, dictate the lives of a very unfortunate family. The humor is dark and absurd and genuinely funny (though not for everyone), and the style is reminiscent of Naked Lunch, with puns and coarse jokes instead of caterpillars and otherworldly creatures. This strong and short novel, despite its uncompromising structure and style, is delightfully crude and never ever dull.
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146 ratings
3.62 out of 5 stars
5 20% (29)
4 40% (59)
3 25% (37)
2 10% (15)
1 4% (6)
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