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    Tremor of Intent by Anthony Burgess

Denis Hillier is an aging British agent based in Yugoslavia. His old school friend Roper has defected to the USSR to become one of the evil empire's great scientific minds. Hillier must bring Roper back to England or risk losing his fat retirement bonus. As thoughtful as it is funny, this morality tale of a Secret Service gone mad features sex, gluttony, violence, treachery, and religion.

Year: 1966
Genre: EspionageHumor

    After Things Fell Apart by Ron Goulart

The time is a few decades from now, the place what used to be the United States, now disrupted by internal factionalism as well as a short-lived foreign invasion. Out of this chaotic background Ron Goulart has produced a swift-moving, witty and constantly delightful novel, a story of a future odyssey.

Year: 1970
Genre: HumorNear Future

    End Zone by Don DeLillo

In this triumphantly funny, deeply searching novel, Don DeLillo explores the metaphor of football as war with rich, original zeal.

Year: 1972
Genre: FootballHumorMilitary

    Brothers Keepers by Donald E. Westlake

What will a group of monks do when their two-century-old monastery in New York City is threatened with demolition to make room for a new high-rise? Anything they have to. "Thou Shalt Not Steal" is only the first of the Commandments to be broken as the saintly face off against the unscrupulous over that most sacred of relics, a Park Avenue address.

Year: 1975
Genre: Humor

    A Whiff of Madness by Ron Goulart

Of all the colonized galaxy, the Barnum system was the whackiest. Nobody could ever predict what would likely to happen there, so it was no surprise to newsman Jack Summer when he was sent to check out the King of Laranja East on the planete Peregrine.

Year: 1976
Genre: HumorScience Fiction




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1966Tremor of Intent by Anthony Burgess Humor, Espionage
1970After Things Fell Apart by Ron Goulart Humor, Near Future, Fragmented America
1972End Zone by Don DeLillo Humor, Military, Football
1975Brothers Keepers by Donald E. Westlake Humor
1976A Whiff of Madness by Ron Goulart Humor, Science Fiction
1977Ratner's Star by Don DeLillo Humor, Literature
1979Hello, Lemuria Hello by Ron Goulart Humor, Science Fiction, Jack Conger
1984Hellquad by Ron Goulart Humor, Science Fiction
1984The Big U by Neal Stephenson Humor
1985Suicide, Inc. by Ron Goulart Humor, Science Fiction
1988Zodiac by Neal Stephenson Eco-Thriller, Humor
2001Skipping Christmas by John Grisham Humor
2016Zero K by Don DeLillo Humor
2020The Silence by Don DeLillo Humor, Literature, New York City





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