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    Douglas Adams' The Deeper Meaning of Liff, a tongue-in-cheek dictionary, much like the also hilarious Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce makes a good read. The irrepressible Dave Barry has an entire series of books that could make a cow laugh with his misadventures in Japan, Cyberspace, Turning Forty, etc. If you can get into small town backwoods humor dealing with the outdoor life and kids growing up, Pat McManus' books are great. The sardonic wit of Lewis Grizzard is also pretty funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon View Post
    Douglas Adams' The Deeper Meaning of Liff, a tongue-in-cheek dictionary...
    I've never heard of that and being the big Adams fan I am, I think I need to find it. Thank you, Pen, for bringing it to my attention.

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    Depending on how sophisticated you want the novel to be you could give Ben Elton or Stephen Fry a go.
    I agree that Pratchett is hilarious and 'Catch 22' is amazingly funny in a completely horrific way.

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    Dreamcatcher by Stephen King was not a funny book, as far as subject matter and overall plot, but there was one line in the book that made me laugh out loud. It was about a clipboard: "The clipboard he'd been carrying went sliding like a toboggan for leprechauns." This character Henry has been through hell, he's being held against his will, and it looks like the situation is only going to get worse. Someone has dropped a clipboard on the snow, and to Henry it looks like a toboggan for leprechauns. That, to me, was funny.
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    the canterbury tales-chaucer

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    Don Quixote
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    At thunder and tempest, At the world's coldheartedness,
    During times of heavy loss And when you're sad
    The greatest art on earth Is to seem uncomplicatedly gay.

    To get things clear, they have to firstly be very unclear. But if you get them too quickly, you probably got them wrong.
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    Celine's and Bukowski's works have been riots. Don Quixote has been the exemplar of wholesome humor that has yet to be surpassed.

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    The Artemis Fowl series, I saw someone mentioned it. It's very clever and funny. I can't think of anymore at the moment.

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    A Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams made me laugh

    and Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov made me giggle

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    The Georgia Nicolson series, the first book is entitled "Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging". Kinda says it all.......

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    Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

    Tartarin de Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet

    Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

    Moby Dick by Herman Melville

    Bridget Jones (1 & 2) by Helen Fielding

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    lets start with the old ones
    candide voltaire(almost everything he wrote even on the napkiens in french cafes would make me laugh)
    canterbury duh
    gulivars travels
    sherlock holmes(not necissarly comedy but cleverness always makes me giggle)
    The Imitatable Jeeves(I have read this the most recentley.. LOVED IT)
    Hitchickers Guide to the Galaxcy
    DIRK GENTLEY (I like these better than HG2G)
    Most books I have read make me laugh but these especially.
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    Voltaire

    Oh yes, Candide made me laugh too!

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