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Books that actually made you LOL? Maybe not strictly Adult Fiction I know...

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LowLevelWhinging Mon 22-Jul-13 20:08:37

I'm currently exhausting David Sedaris' opus and I'm going to be so sad when I've finished them!

After having a baby and doing a uni course, I've found it really difficult to find the time/inclination to get stuck into a book and have ditched many. Sedaris' books have got me back into reading as they're just funny and charming, interesting and intelligent. And of course made me LOL many a time.

Any suggestions of what to read next please?

awaynboilyurheid Fri 02-Aug-13 22:29:11

good characters in the Stephanie plum books that can make you laugh out loud.

HoikyPoiky Fri 02-Aug-13 23:39:27

The Wee Free Men by Terry Prachett (and related books). They are brilliant.
Good Omens by Terry Prachett
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Bill Bryson is funny.

merrymonsters Tue 06-Aug-13 17:57:28

P.G. Wodehouse's books make me laugh out loud.

Itsjustafleshwound Tue 06-Aug-13 18:13:33

The 100 year old man .... Book made me really laugh

Paul Howard's Ross O'Carroll Kelly books.

V specific - Irish rugger bugger culture - but some lol moments (the scene where he goes home with a woman and realises she only fake tanned the arm that showed in her one armed top is a classic)

Clawdy Wed 07-Aug-13 17:09:54

Another one here for Diary of a Nobody. It's hilarious...Mr Pooter is a Victorian David Brent! Can't believe it was written so long ago.

HopeClearwater Thu 08-Aug-13 20:38:19

Another vote for Lucky Jim
Another for The Wimbledon Poisoner, and one for Fortysomething, also by Nigel Williams.

Louise1956 Fri 16-Aug-13 14:33:46

Books that have made me laugh out loud include:

Three Men In A Boat by Jerome K. jerome
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
The Guy Next Door by Meg Cabot
The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
My Life and Hard Times by James Thurber
Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady by Florence King
the General Danced at Dawn by George Macdonald Fraser
Molesworth by Geoffrey Wilans and Ronald Searle
Diary of a Provincial Lady by E.M. Delafield
1066 And All That by W.C. sellar and R.J. yeatman

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