Can anyone recommend any funny novels?
March 5, 2007 5:20pm CST
I love reading humopurous novels but they are quite difficult to find as they don't have their own section in bookshops. The Humour section is generally cartoon books etc. If anyone knows of any really funny novels I would really appreciate suggestions.
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5 Mar 07
Tom Robbins is great! My favorite is 'Jitterbug Perfume'. Charles Bukowski is another whose work is humorus, though mostly stories about drinking and womanizing. 'Ham on Rye' is a good one to start with. (Bukowski is now deceased.)
5 Mar 07
best funny book is without doubt the Hitchhickers guide to the galaxy, you should definately read that. I would also recommend any Jasper Fforde books. They are a bit odd but very funny. general storyline is that his books are all based in an alternative 1985 where Dodos have been genetiocally engineered, Wales is a communist republic, cheese is illegal and the lead character (for the first 4 books) is a literrary detective who has the ability to travel into books where it is her job to stop characters from jumping from books and taking over other. That gives you an idea of what to expect Finally Tom Holt books are also good, i've only just discovered him so can't tell you a lot about his books but they are full of weird mythical creatures and people wih strange powers, a very funny book so far. I'm currently reading Earth, air, fire and Custard (he has loads of books to choose from though, at least 20 novels)