Gods! I'd forgotten all about Piers Anthony and his punfest fantasy novels. Either that or I'd blocked them out. I enjoy a good pun, and his were usually good, but there's a limit, IMO, and he passed it long ago.Some authors, like Piers Anthony, who use a lot of puns have turned their humor into a kind of promo tool too. for some of his books you'll find he's included puns sent in by his readers (with an acknowledgement to them in the book.) Ingenious in that he has to spend less time making them up and he gives the readers a thrill to see their stuff being published.