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Initial post: Jun 2, 2011 7:01:31 AM PDT
I've been reading serious books on my Kindle lately and need a change.

So, what's the funniest book you've ever read?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2011 8:01:06 AM PDT
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Suzanne says:
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Posted on Jun 4, 2011 3:51:39 PM PDT
Brent says:
P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves books.

Posted on Jun 4, 2011 4:36:07 PM PDT
Indeed, P.G. Wodehouse is a good choice for light humor. His Jeeves, stories, Mulliner stories, Psmith stories, etc, are worth a read. Many of his tales are sold singlely, and in various collections. There is some repetition of stories from collection to collection. The Essential P.G. Wodehouse has 96 of Wodehouse's works for $2.99. The Jeeves stories are his best, I think. Jeeves is a genius valet dedicated to getting his young, good hearted, idiot of a drunkenparty boy master-Bertie Wooster-out of trouble. When Bertie tries to console-in a platonic manner-a female acquaintance after the break up of her romance with a pal of Bertie's, Bertie finds himself accidently engaged to the female, and Jeeves has to rescue Bertie from the prospect of marriage...by convincing the girl's parents that Bertie is insane. Such is a typical Jeeves story. Usually, Wodehouse's tales are short stories, but some are full length novels. I often re-read Wodehouse.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2011 4:56:03 PM PDT
MJL says:
Hi!
I recently read The Alto Wore Tweed (The Liturgical Mysteries) and it is silly throughout. It was fun and it's also a series, if that's what you like. I bought a bunch of them as they're only .99.

I'm a big fan of Tim Dorsey - who has written a very funny series about a wacky Florida serial killer (I was dubious too). I will say, unlike Alto, which is sweet, these are a little gruesome in spots.

I hope you find something to give you a laugh!

MJ

Posted on Jun 4, 2011 6:17:29 PM PDT
Try The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2011 6:42:46 PM PDT
Fran says:
Or L.T. Fawke's Fillmore series beginning with Fillmore to the Rescue. A modern-day Jeeves series. FILLMORE TO THE RESCUE (THE FILLMORE CHRONICLES)

Fran Baker
Miss Francie's Folly (which is pretty funny, too)

Posted on Jun 4, 2011 6:46:34 PM PDT
I thought Janet Evanovich's early books (one for the money, Two for...) were quite funny.

Posted on Jun 5, 2011 10:22:05 AM PDT
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Posted on Jun 5, 2011 11:47:24 AM PDT
J. M. Barlog says:
High Anxiety by Mel Brooks

The Princess Bride by Williiam Goldman.

Posted on Jun 21, 2011 9:18:57 AM PDT
Kelly says:
You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning

I really liked this one.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2012 3:42:16 PM PST
dazey mai says:
The funniest book I have ever read is A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. This book won the Pulitzer Prize after the author had committed suicide. I felt every emotion possible as I read this book - it is very deep and unusual, but in the end the only word I could think of to accurately describe it was hilarious! I suspect it might have been an autobiography. Do yourself a favor and read this book.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2012 3:31:18 PM PST
Norwenna says:
Kinflicks - hilarious, at least for this baby boomer. I'll admit I did a little squirming, too, as Lisa Alther picked on our generation.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2012 2:16:45 AM PST
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You can't go wrong with anything by Douglas Adams (Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy).

Posted on May 12, 2012 1:20:29 PM PDT
Michael123 says:
If you like dogs and mysteries, A Howl in the Night is laugh out loud funny

In reply to an earlier post on May 12, 2012 3:38:34 PM PDT
Splinker says:
Seven bucks for a hundred pages. It better come with Steve Martin.

Posted on May 12, 2012 4:29:24 PM PDT
Charlie Fox says:
I read this one and truly laughed out loud many times! That Bear Ate My Pants! Adventures of a real Idiot Abroad

In reply to an earlier post on May 12, 2012 7:11:16 PM PDT
Tom Tiding says:
I second (or third) Wodehouse.

I only found him a couple of months ago, and I'm so glad I did.

@asortafairytale, you didn't mention what kind of thing you find funny. I love Bill Bryson (maybe A Walk in the Woods is my favorite) and could recommend him to anyone, but I also find Chuck Pahlahniuk funny, but I wouldn't really recommend him for most people.

Posted on May 12, 2012 10:45:53 PM PDT
Chris M. says:
While it's pretty offensive, and just downright wrong most of the time I did have quite a few good laughs at Einstein and the Nuclear Space Dolphins VS. the Terrorist Comet Armageddon. I've never seen a book insult the reader and then later apologize, only to insult you later on. But if you like that kind of abuse...

Posted on May 13, 2012 7:14:34 AM PDT
Have a look at some Tom Holt if you fancy something a bit off the wall. (Start with the early books, though. Flying Dutch is my fave)

Posted on May 13, 2012 7:40:45 AM PDT
BethW says:
Try Christopher Moore.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 8:03:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 8:04:39 AM PDT
White slavery by Michael Jones

Posted on May 13, 2012 8:05:11 AM PDT
Chris Gould says:
Jerome K. Jerome's book is laugh out loud funny in places. P.G. Wodehouse's collection of short stories "Lord Emsworth and Friends" among the funniest I have ever read - hugely influenced my own vain attempts at writing!

Posted on May 13, 2012 9:38:48 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 9:41:03 AM PDT
Damn You, Autocorrect!: Awesomely Embarrassing Text Messages You Didn't Mean to Send

I don't have this book. However I have gone to the website multiple times and always wind up laughing so hard I cry. I'm guessing that the book would be a good laughter investment.

Edit: if you are even slightly prudish don't get this book. Autocorrect is wonderful at changing innocent posts into sexual perversions. Plus ordinary people have a tendency to swear when they send text messages.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 2:32:15 PM PDT
Tim Vasquez says:
That's my fave author! Those tomes always make me laugh! Good choice!
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