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    Most recently, just last night, Jingo, by Pratchett. Sir Terry gets a lot of love in this thread, and deserves all of it. I've read maybe half of his Discworld novels, and of those, Jingo ranks about at the top of my list for laugh-out-loud humor, all of it with a solid point behind it.

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    PG Wodehouse cracked me up when I was eleven and he can crack me up at 60+. A couple of years ago I was staying with a family member in a hospital. I picked a book out of the book case to read while I was there and she was sleeping. The situation was far from humorous but Old Plum made me laugh out loud twice. --s6

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    I loved Martin Amis's biography of his father, Kingsley. I laughed so hard through it that I hurt. It might be a particularly literary London sort of humour, but it's one of my favourite biographies now.

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    James Thurber. His family is my family. Daphne du Maurier wrote a screamingly funny book about her sad family. --s6

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacbird View Post
    Most recently, just last night, Jingo, by Pratchett. Sir Terry gets a lot of love in this thread, and deserves all of it. I've read maybe half of his Discworld novels, and of those, Jingo ranks about at the top of my list for laugh-out-loud humor, all of it with a solid point behind it.

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    I was going to say Terry Pratchett too! The Discworld books are just so clever

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    P. Howard aka. Jenő Rejtő. He is just brilliant. I don't know if anyone know him here...
    Doesn't matter how many times I read, always makes me laugh with his idiot and lovely characters.

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    Stephen King, in particular IT.

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    Mark Tufo in his zombie fallout books, in particular the first one, there was rather a lot of funny comedic scenes making the book really enjoyable.
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    Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome. Classic.

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    Lauren Barnholdt, when I was in grade/high school, made me laugh in every book she wrote. Two Way Street was the first book I read by her. So relatable to me at the time and her characters are so witty and have my sense of humor.
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    Bret Easton Ellis

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    One for the Money by Janet Evanovich made me laugh - a lot!

    However the funniest novel that I ever read was called "The Horse is Dead" by Robert Klane. It was written in the 70's and I read it in the 80's but I remember howling throughout the book. I've tried to get a copy to see if it actually is as funny as I remember, and not only is it out of print but it's apparently considered a cult book and is going for over $300 on Amazon.

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    Alison Bechdel. Leslie Lange. I need to think of other funny authors and come back to this.

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    Palahniuk is pretty much a guaranteed laugh every couple pages, sometimes it's a kind of delayed response because he can be very intelligent and layer a gem, they are from all angles and depths of the comedic spectrum too, sometimes it's a despairing kind of sneer, sometimes it's an outright HA-HA primal donkey bray response. I find carol ann duffy extremely witty in much of her poetry too. Wilde and good old Will Shakes seem like cop outs but they were genuinely hilarious gents.

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    Mind swap robert sheckley
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    George Carlin. By the way I love the illustration in your avatar, Demeter.

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    Definitely Jim Butcher and his Dresden Series. I read about 10 of those books in only 2 months or so. Couldn't get enough of them.

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    I think Chuck Palahniuck is hilarious in a very dark way.

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