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[Group Reads] [Group Reads] [Nominations] ◆ May 2019 - Satire / Humour / Comedy Genre ◆

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Post time: 1-4-2019 16:24:51
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It is time to nominate the Group Read for May 2019. As per the schedule, we would be reading a book from the Satire / Humour / Comedy genre next month. Thank you all who participated in the previous group reads. Get your nominations in for our next pick.

A few pointers

. Nominations belonging to the Satire / Humour / Comedy genre would be the only ones considered.

. The nominated book must be available in the Reading Room.

. Please include a blurb about the book you nominate. Every nomination must include the link to the book in the Reading Room.

. Please ensure that the book you nominate is formatted correctly.

. You can only nominate one book from the genre of the month. Multiple nominations will not be considered.

. You can second a book nominated by another member.

. Do not nominate a book from the middle of a series, unless it can be read standalone.

. If your nomination is chosen as a group read, indicate whether you are willing to lead the discussion.

. Be kind enough to nominate the correct title


Note:   It is also time to decide the next genre list of group reads. We will begin discussing that soon.

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 Author| Post time: 7-4-2019 15:06:59
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Edited by cynic at 7-4-2019 03:10 PM

I nominate Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes (satire). The book has been on my TBR for a while.


Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes,  Jamie Bulloch (Translator)

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Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up from a 66-year sleep in his subterranean Berlin bunker to find the Germany he knew entirely changed: Internet-driven media spreads ideas in minutes and fumes celebrity obsession; immigration has produced multicultural neighborhoods bringing together people of varying race, ethnicity, and religion; and the most powerful person in government is a woman. Hitler is immediately recognized . . . as an impersonator of uncommon skill. The public assumes the fulminating leader of the Nazi party is a performer who is always in character, and soon his inevitable viral appeal begets YouTube stardom, begets television celebrity on a Turkish-born comedian's show. His bigoted rants are mistaken for a theatrical satire--exposing prejudice and misrepresentation--and his media success emboldens Hitler to start his own political party and set the country he finds a shambles back to rights. With daring and dark humor, Look Who's Back skewers the absurdity and depravity of the cult of personality in modern media culture.


You can find this book at:
Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes

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Post time: 9-4-2019 11:42:34
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cynic 7-4-2019 03:06 PM
I nominate Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes (satire). The book has been on my TBR for a while.

I second the book
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Post time: 9-4-2019 17:50:20
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Seems interesting. I wouldn't mind.
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 Author| Post time: 17-4-2019 14:13:11
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Was expecting for a few more nominations this time.


Guys, check out Funny Books: The 40 Most Side Splitting Reads Of All Time if you are looking for books to nominate.


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Post time: 24-4-2019 13:16:37
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I recommend a book called Mrs. Funny bones... its written by an Indian author who is the wife of a super star and the trials and tribulations of being a super star wife as well as an average indian woman who has to deal with the Mother in law and the rest of the social system in India

https://www.craxme.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=813
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 Author| Post time: 24-4-2019 15:44:40
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Good to see another nomination. We go to poll on the 26th.
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Post time: 25-4-2019 10:18:14
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Though I had seconded @cynic's book, I would like to nominate the Hitchiker Guide to Galaxy for this month


arodyingpractically every well-worn sci-fi plot device in existence, Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to theGalaxy has become a classic in its own right. A hapless herowith astonishing luck? Ill-tempered aliens hell-bent on destroying Earth? Pithyadvice (e.g., "DON'T PANIC")? Check, check, and check — and so muchmore. Even non–sci-fi geeks will be charmed by this hilarious and endlesslyentertaining read, with (of course) sequels following.

It can be accessed here

https://www.craxme.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=7377&highlight=douglas%2Badams
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Post time: 25-4-2019 12:18:18
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divey 25-4-2019 10:18 AM
Though I had seconded @cynic's book, I would like to nominate the Hitchiker Guide to Galaxy for this ...

An excellent book. But I have so much lined up to read that I won't be picking it up again for a while. And having read that a few years ago, will not be able to participate in the discussion! If that's the book nominated.
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Post time: 25-4-2019 16:43:29
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jhsurti 25-4-2019 12:18 PM
An excellent book. But I have so much lined up to read that I won't be picking it up again for a w ...

You can participate in the discussion despite reading the book some time ago. It would be good fun and your views are always appreciated and well meant
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