The 10 Funniest Novels Ever Written

A Listmania! list by Jennifer Barlow (Wisconsin, USA)
 
The Sot-Weed Factor (Anchor Literary Library)
1.  The Sot-Weed Factor (Anchor Literary Library) by John Barth
The list author says:
  "The Pocohontas part alone gets it on this list, and for sustaining the humor 1200 pages, it gets the top spot.  Don't be intimidated by the length, you'll probably read it again."
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The Catcher in the Rye
2.  The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The list author says:
  "One of the best contemporary novels, and still hilarious after all these years."
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Uncle Fred In The Springtime
3.  Uncle Fred In The Springtime by P. G. Wodehouse
The list author says:
  "Or any Wodehouse novel.  Read one, read them all."
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How I Helped the Chicago Cubs (Finally!) Win the World Series
4.  How I Helped the Chicago Cubs (Finally!) Win the World Series by Harper Scott
The list author says:
  "Funniest dialogue you'll ever read, subtle but biting satire, with laughs on every page. And an ingenious plot.  You don't have to care about baseball."
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The Pickwick Papers (Penguin Classics)
5.  The Pickwick Papers (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens
The list author says:
  "Dickens?  Funny?  Yes."
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
6.  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The list author says:
  "Too short, but read the sequels if you want more.  Classics."
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Catch-22
7.  Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The list author says:
  "Still the best anti-war book, it holds up."
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Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the Dog (Tor Classics)
8.  Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the Dog (Tor Classics) by Jerome K. Jerome
The list author says:
  "The hilarious book on which Connie Wllis based her also-hilarious novel, To Say Nothing of the Dog.  Read this one first, and then Connie's."
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Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York
9.  Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York by Gail Parent
The list author says:
  "Great literature?  No, but I laughed out loud, and I never laugh out loud when reading"
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Still Life with Woodpecker
10.  Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins
The list author says:
  "Robbins edges out Terry Pratchett for the last spot, with his best book."
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why are these novels banned? 11 Jun 26, 2014
Is this the best book out there? 0 Apr 23, 2014
this book sucks 52 Mar 29, 2014
Help on the further details of the actual boxset. What do the 5 books look like? 0 Feb 11, 2014
I really don't like the new cover 2 Feb 11, 2014
Catcher in the Rye should be banned... 89 Feb 1, 2014
A crazy interpretation of Catch-22 17 Jul 9, 2013
I'm a hoopy frood who always knows where his towel is at. 5 May 25, 2013
I didn't like the movie...will I like the book 8 Apr 30, 2013
Good choice for English10 Honors literature circle assignment? 0 Apr 19, 2013
Will this Book Ever Be on Kindle? 9 Apr 16, 2013
Something very similar to Catcher 4 Mar 16, 2012
 
   

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