The Zoo Rude Jokes Book
I got this second-hand for 20p in a local butty shop. It was a ripoff at that. Stick with Sickipedia.
And the Hippos Were Boiled in their Tanks
In 1945 Beat authors William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac joined forces to create this manic, drug-fueled partly-true tale of junkies drifting for bar to party to various people's homes, cruising toward a terrible crime. The dual narration works really well and the two writers have one inseparable, compelling voice that propels you through to the end of the book- where the afterword describes the dubious origin of the book's very random title. Well worth a read if you like your lit fast and weird.
Also this week I picked up my membership for The Milton Club.
Will check it out soon.