Thursday, September 29, 2016

Laugh Out Loud Authors - Continued

Several days ago, I requested the names of authors whose work was "laugh-out loud" funny.

Bobbo mentioned "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller as a classic and also noted "How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big" by Scott Adams.

Crusty HR Manager likes anything by Bill Bryson. "A Walk in the Woods" is a favorite.

Eclecticity cited "A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving and "The Calvin Becker Trilogy" by Frank Schaeffer.

Wally Bock nominated anything by Carl Hiaasen.

To that august list I would add:
  • The Adrian Mole novels by Sue Townsend
  • "Porterhouse Blue" by Tom Sharpe
  • The Flashman novels by George MacDonald Fraser
  • "The Last Hurrah" By Edwin O'Connor
  • "I Was Dancing" by Edwin O'Connor
  • "The Joyous Season" by Patrick Dennis
  • "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole
  • The Dortmunder novels by Donald E. Westlake
Any other suggestions?


Bill Holmes said...

Anything by the late, great Lewis Gizzard. Author and longtime "Atlanta Journal-Constitution" columnist.

Michael Wade said...


Thanks for the recommendation. I've heard of him but have never read any of his books. Will check them out.


Anonymous said...

Run with the Horsemen by Ferrol Sams

Ron from Up North said...

For fast effects, take a Wodehouse, any Wodehouse. Open up anywhere.

Michael Wade said...


I have never read that one but will be doing so soon. His other novels also look good. Thanks!

Ron from Up North,

Great recommendation. I just bought a Wodehouse book the other day and should be reading him more often. Always funny. Thanks!