The Natural Man by Ed McClanahan (1993, Gnomon Press; 240 pages)
Are you looking for a funny novel? I mean, really funny? Laugh-out-loud, shoot milk or soda pop or whatever you're drinking out your nose funny? The Natural Man by Ed McClanahan is such a book.
It's a coming-of-age story, about the trials and tribulations of 15-year-old Harry Eastep, a precocious, gawky teenager growing up amongst the hayseeds in the narrow confines of Needmore, Kentucky in the late 1940s. Harry's dull, small-town life is forever torn asunder by the arrival of Monk McHorning, a giant, 15-year-old orphan man-child who spews hilarious ribald ditties and observations at every turn. McClanahan gives us a delicate and engaging balance of nostalgia and R-rated humor that is charming, light-hearted and superbly written. Just be sure to cover everything around you in plastic.
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