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Can we have a humorous /lit/ thread? Would love to change the

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Can we have a humorous /lit/ thread? Would love to change the pace of what I'm reading and pursue some work of literary merit that's also funny.

P.G. Wodehouse, who Hugh Laurie credits with helping him through his depression, is tremendous and his works do not rely on any continuity between novels. The Jeeves novels are a great place to start.

And you?
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>>7337740
For more contemporary stuff, the most common two novels are catch-22 and confederacy of dunces, both of which are top laughs.

The Blandings novels are also funny too.
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Sage and hidden.

Finding things "humorous" is a sign of moral degeneracy.
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I once had a fun conversation with some old Australian guy on the plan about Bill Bryson

I said Bryson was fun and nice to read on a flight, but he didn't like Bryson - to quote: "He takes the mickey out of people and I don't loik that. I prefer Paul Theroux, he's a much better travel writer, he's funny but not on people's backs"

"Taking the mickey out of people" is something I should use more often

Voltaire's Candide is hilarious as well
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>>7337764
It's a common phrase in the UK, Ireland, Australia etc
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>>7337740
Lucky Jim is the modern classic of lit humor.

And despite what Will Self has become in his native stan, Great Apes is a gas from start to finish.
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>>7338577
came here to post lucky jim as well
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Pnin by Nabokov

ignore the british stuff. unless you are into that kinda thing........
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>>7338713
Despite having some funny moments, Pnin made me more sad than anything else.
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