The list author says: "Many people start their exposure to this sensational genre with either Carl Hiaasen or Bill Fitzhugh. They are not the only the ones who has mastered the surreal humorous adventure with lots of eccentric characters though."
"Carl Hiaasen is easily the most popular of the surreal adventure novelist. He has written many a masterpiece such as Sick Puppy, Skinny Dip, Lucky You, Stormy Weather, Native Tongue, Strip Tease and Hoot."
"Tim Dorsey novels are a lot more violent than Hiaasen, Barry and his fellow authors in this genre. The only bad point is that his novels follow a series so either start with the initial Florida Roadkill or read Triggerfish Twist, the fourth in the series which is actually the prequel to that novel and is a better book."
"Similar sort of novels to author C.J. Box but with a lot more eccentric Hiaasen, Fitzhugh characters than his novels. They are all set around a small Texan town where hunters, corrupt local cops and rednecks run free."
"Richard Grayson has written a Hiaasen/Fitzhugh character filled novel set in the funeral industry. Sort of half way between these authors and Christopher Moore in plot. As far as I know this is his only novel."
"Westlake has a heap of novels and within them a collection classified as comic capers. These books are very funny and similar in style to Fitzhugh, Hiaasen etc. Dancing Aztecs, Enough, Smoke, Castle in the Air and High Adventure and Spy in the Ointment are a good place to start."
"Hilarious author John O'Farrel writes some of the best stuff around. Following more of a main character story than Hiaasen, Barry, Fitzhugh, Dorsey etc do the surrealness is still there for any fan of this great genre. This is Your Life would be the best to start with."
"Like O'Farrell does, Sparling's work follows more of a tale through the eyes of a main character and but the humour and surrealness will not disapoint those looking for it. Definitly get a copy of the hilarious novels Free Lunch and Being Alexander."
"Jonathan Tropper writes mildy surreal but hilarious tales involving characters everyone comes across no matter where they live. Again like O'Farrel and Sparling these storys revolve more around one character than Hiaasen etc's novels do"
"The Biff Kincaid series although not as surreal as the above authors is equally as good and funny. Set in the world of comedians Biff solves murders of colleagues while you laugh until the final page. Killer Material is the first novel in this sensational series."