Lada wrote: As for others... Three men in a boat seems to be a humorous book, but the places where the author wants me to make laugh even don't make me smile. I wonder is it really not that funny, or is my humour perception so much affected by the environment?
Lada wrote:A portrait of the artist as a young man... Joyce's language is difficult for me, is it difficult for native speakers? Some sentences are totally obscure for example. And I'm not sure that I will read the book till the end.
linguoboy wrote:If it's any consolation, I read Leskov's «Сказ о тульском косом Левше и о стальной блохе» (in English translation) recently and didn't laugh once. I could see what he was trying to do, but it never rose above the level of mild amusement.
Lada wrote:He's better known for thriller/detective story "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk district".
Lada wrote:Some satirist authors that come to my mind are Zoshchenko, Veller and Bulgakov, namely his "The Fatal Eggs", at least I remember myself laughing.
linguoboy wrote:I read Leskov's «Сказ о тульском косом Левше и о стальной блохе» (in English translation) recently and didn't laugh once.
Lada wrote:I haven't read this book and never heard that Leskov was a humourist writer
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