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Comedy in Literature: The Best Fiction Books to Get a Good Laugh

Comedy in literature can take many forms, from slapstick humor to witty satire, and can be found in a wide variety of genres. Here is a selection of highly acclaimed fiction books that are known for their ability to make readers laugh:

  1. "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams - A comedic science fiction series that follows the misadventures of an unwitting human and his alien friend as they travel through space.

  2. "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman - A comedic fantasy novel that tells the story of the end of the world and the unlikely alliance between an angel and a demon to prevent it.

  3. "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole - A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that follows the comedic misadventures of a lazy, overweight man in New Orleans.

  4. "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion - A romantic comedy novel that tells the story of a socially awkward genetics professor and his quest to find a wife.

  5. "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin - A novel about the owner of a struggling bookstore and the unexpected arrival of a young girl that changes his life.

  6. "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde - A classic play that is considered one of the greatest examples of wit in English literature.

  7. "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain - A classic novel that follows the childhood adventures of a mischievous boy growing up in a small town on the Mississippi River.

  8. "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera - A novel that is a exploration of the complexities of human relationships and the search for meaning in life, with a good dose of humor.

  9. "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain - another classic by Mark Twain, it is a humorous tale of a boy and his companion's journey on the Mississippi River.

  10. "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger - A classic coming-of-age novel that is told through the witty, irreverent voice of its teenage protagonist, Holden Caulfield.

Please note that this is just a small selection of comedy fiction books and there are many other great books out there that will make you laugh.

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