Humor

Cover of The Martian, shows a astronaut floating in orange-red Martian dust

The Martian

Andy Weir
5
Rated by
Emily D.
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017

This is a hands-down fabulous book! It’s an adventure. In space. On Mars. What more do you need? But on top of that it’s witty and science-y with a hint of impending doom.

https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1470517036_the_joy_of_leaving_your_sht_all_over_the_place

The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place

Jennifer McCartney
5
Rated by
Helen H.
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017

In case the title doesn’t give it away, McCarney is a potty mouth. If foul language upsets you in the least, please put this book down immediately. Should profanity be less a concern, The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place is actually kind of a joy itself.

https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1494922036_the_secret_life_of_pets?active_tab=bib_info

The Secret Life of Pets (DVD)

Chris Meledandri
4
Rated by
Debbie F.
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017

When it comes to animated films, talking animals is certainly not a new concept, but the idea of domesticated pets going on wild adventures when the owners are away becomes a fun driving force in the new movie The Secret Life of Pets.

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear

Peter Winther
4
Rated by
Amanda C.
Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear is the story of a professional student who gets pushed out into the real world (finally, at the age of 30) to find that not everything is as it seems and magic is real. He is hired by "the library," an age-old institution that traps magical artifacts and prevents them from falling into the wrong hands.

Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman

Lindy West
5
Rated by
Helen H.
Friday, Sep 30, 2016

Lindy West’s Shrill is cataloged in the humor section of the library and three of its five subject headings use the word “humor.” So it’s no surprise that while reading chapter 1 I scared my own dog. He looked at me sideways while West describes the role models who looked like her young self: Lady Kluck, Baloo dressed as a sexy fortune teller, and Miss Piggy to name a few.

Book cover

Axe Cop, Volume 1

Malachai Nicolle
5
Rated by
Chris K.
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016

This concept is absolutely genius and the execution is one of the funniest things I’ve ever read.

A few years ago, Ethan Nicolle was playing with his five-year-old brother Malachai and decided it would be fun to take Malachai’s imagined play and illustrate it as a superhero comic. It all started when Malachai took a toy police officer and added a firefighter’s axe. They grabbed another figure and the nearest weapon-like implement at hand—a recorder, which led to Axe Cop’s first partner, Flute Cop—and went to chop off the heads of dinosaurs and other sundry bad guys.

The Rosie Project

Graeme Simsion
4
Rated by
Margaret O.
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016

Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, approaches his search for a wife in the same way he approaches everything else in his life—with scientific precision. The survey he’s developed is crafted specifically to weed out what he considers undesirable traits. Why is it then that Rosie, a woman who exhibits every one of those undesirable traits, is the one woman he can’t seem to forget?

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

When reading a Mary Roach book, always bring a strong stomach and a sense of humor. Grunt, Roach’s bestselling follow-up to Gulp, is filled with anecdotes about pretty much every aspect of military science that you can imagine. Inside you’ll find a chapter on failed shark repellents, another on surviving IEDs through science, one on stink bombs and weaponized odors, and another where the author offered herself up as a guinea pig to have

a young man standing with his back to us holding a lantern and facing Dracula with the face of Wolfman on Dracula's left and a face of Frankenstein on Dracula's right.

The Monster Squad (DVD)

Shane Black and Fred Dekker
4
Rated by
Melody M.K.
Friday, Aug 19, 2016

For those of us ready for autumn, cool weather and Halloween, The Monster Squad, released by Tri Star Pictures in August of 1987, is for you.

It's less a Stephen King horror story, and more like Scooby Doo. With a splash of cult classic, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Deadpool (DVD)

Tim Miller
5
Rated by
Rachel C.
Friday, Jul 15, 2016

Deadpool finally gets his due. A far cry from his last portrayal in the dreadfully off-mark X-Men Origins: Wolverine, this Deadpool is the "Merc with a Mouth."

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