Saturday, August 01, 2015

33 Humorous Novels

You need a good laugh. This is a quick update - in no particular order - of an ever-growing list of books that are good for your spirits. Please submit other choices. What's missing?
  1. Tourist Season by Carl Hiassen
  2. Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe
  3. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  4. The Ascent of Rum Doodle by W. E. Bowman
  5. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  6. Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo
  7. Flashman by George MacDonald Fraser
  8. Popcorn by Ben Elton
  9. Skin Tight by Carl Hiassen
  10. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  11. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Age 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend
  12. Big Trouble by Dave Barry
  13. Dead Famous by Ben Elton
  14. I Was Dancing by Edwin O'Connor
  15. Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa
  16. Fong and the Indians by Paul Theroux
  17. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
  18. Stormy Weather by Carl Hiassen
  19. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
  20. Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway
  21. The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
  22. Soulless by Gail Carriger
  23. The Making of Henry by Howard Jacobson
  24. Flashman and the Redskins by George MacDonald Fraser
  25. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
  26. The Berrybender Narratives by Larry McMurtry
  27. Any of the Dortmunder novels by Donald Westlake
  28. Company by Max Barry
  29. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  30. Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
  31. The Joyous Season by Patrick Dennis
  32. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  33. The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway

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