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Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

Jerome Jerome.  Two words into the review and already Word is complaining and suggest I “delete repeated word”.  I cannot, though, as Jerome Jerome -  the fourth child of Jerome Jerome – is one of the funniest and most underrated English writers of all time.  And Three Men in a Boat is arguably his greatest […]

The Code of the Woosters (P. G. Wodehouse)

When it comes to funny books, many lists include recent publications of novels. However, the novel The Code of the Woosters by author P.G. Wodehouse, published in 1938, must certainly be included in a list of humorous books. This novel is the third in a series by author P.G. Wodehouse featuring his well-known characters named […]

Making Money (Terry Pratchett)

The novel Making Money by author Terry Pratchett was first published in 2007. It is the second novel in a series known as “Discworld” written by the same author. The book serves as a comedic look at the economy and the way in which money is valued by society through a science fiction genre. The […]

Last Chance to See (Douglas Adams)

The novel Last Chance to See by author Douglas Adams is meant to have a serious tone, however its humorous author’s influence has made it one of many funny books.  The non-fiction novel was first published in 1990 and it chronicles a serious journey undertaken by author Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine. The pair set […]

Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)

The novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is considered one of the most popular and successful funny books in the literary world. The novel itself has been both re-written and re-released on multiple occasions, but it was first published in its first edition in 1979. Adams actually wrote and released what […]

Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)

The novel Catch-22 was written by Joseph Heller and first published in 1961. This funny book provides a satirical and sometimes humorous look at a fictional squadron stationed near the Mediterranean Sea in Italy during World War II. Set in the later part of the war, the book begins to tell its tale in the […]

Bridget Jones’ Diary (Helen Fielding)

The novel Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding was first published in 1996 and has sold millions of copies worldwide in the years since its publication. The novel was also adapted into a popular film adaptation in 2001 starring actress Renee Zellweger. The novel is written in the voice of a British woman named Bridget […]

A Year in the Merde (Stephen Clarke)

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A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)

When it comes to funny books, the novel A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole certainly fits the bill. This humorous book was first published in 1980, though tragically its author committed suicide some eleven years earlier. Toole committed suicide at the age of 31 in 1969 and through the relentless work of his […]