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Humor in Literature: A List of Must-Read Books

Humor in literature can take many forms, from witty banter to slapstick comedy. There are many books that are considered must-reads in the genre of humorous literature, here are a few examples:

  • "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams: This satirical science fiction series follows the misadventures of an unwitting human and his alien friend as they travel through space.

  • "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman: This comedic fantasy novel tells the story of an angel and a demon who team up to prevent the apocalypse.

  • "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole: This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel follows the bumbling and eccentric Ignatius J. Reilly as he navigates the streets of New Orleans.

  • "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion: This romantic comedy tells the story of a socially awkward genetics professor who sets out to find a suitable wife using a scientifically designed questionnaire.

  • "Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman: This novel tells the story of a socially awkward woman who develops a friendship with a musician, it's a heartwarming and funny story.

  • "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde: This classic comedy of manners is a witty and satirical take on Victorian society.

  • "Bridget Jones's Diary" by Helen Fielding: This classic romantic comedy follows the hilarious diary entries of a single woman navigating the ups and downs of life in London.

  • "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple: This novel is a comedic mystery that follows the disappearance of an eccentric mother and her daughter's attempts to find her.

  • "The Haters" by Jesse Andrews: This comedic coming-of-age novel follows a group of teens as they start a punk band and go on a wild summer tour.

Please note that this list is a personal suggestion and other people may have different opinions.

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