What are the funniest novels of all time?

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    #1The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is the five-novel compilation of Douglas Adams' hysterical science fiction story. It has a bonus story titled "Young Zaphod Plays it Safe". Neil Gaiman wrote the intro for the book.
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    Jerry Miller
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Easily one of the better books available that covers a broad range of genres, while staying within the comedic realm. Everyone should read it at least once, but don't forget to bring your towel. "
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    #2Mort (Discworld)

    Mort (Discworld)

    Mort is a novel by famous fantasy author, Terry Pratchett. It tells the story of Mort, who thinks he's found the perfect job as Death's apprentice. Mort is the fourth installment of the Discworld series.

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    Reyansh Singh
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "The premise sounds promising and funny I would think making friends with death would be scary for anyone but apparently Mort thought it would be a good idea. I am intrigued to see how Mort fumbles this and I can only imagine it would be funny on Morts way down from Mortality"
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    #3A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper)

    A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper)

    A Dirty Job is a novel by Christopher Moore that tells the story of Charlie Asher, who, until the death of his wife in childbirth, was living a normal life. Charlie must now juggle fatherhood and a job he never wanted—being Death.

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    Jeffrey Chavez
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "The book was pretty interesting. It is a pretty nice comedy and features a good cast of characters. The book is a nice light read for when you just want to kick back and relax. It also has good pacing and does not overstay it's welcome. "
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    #4Breakfast of Champions

    Breakfast of Champions
    Breakfast of Champions is a novel by the acclaimed author, Kurt Vonnegut. It tells the story of Dwayne Hoover, whose mental illness lead him to believe Kilgore Trout's science fiction writings to be the truth.
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    Gloria Reynolds
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Breakfast of Champions is a Kurt Vonnegut classic. It is easy to read and is good for young adults. But it is also quite funny, which helps the reader stay involved. A lot of Vonnegut fans claim that this is not his best novel. But as a novice myself, I really enjoyed it."
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    #5Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff

    Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff

    Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Friend is a 2002 novel by Christopher Moore. It tells the story of Levi bar Alpheus, also called Biff, as he recounts the events of the gospel from his point of view.

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    Kelly Wallace
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I wouldn't say this is either the best nor funniest. There are plenty of funny books out there and I don't feel like you can really classify anything as the best."
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    #6Bridget Jones's Diary

    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Bridget Jones's Diary is a best-selling chick-lit novel by British author Helen Fielding. It follows the life of Bridget Jones through the ups and downs. It is the basis of the movie of the same name starring Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth.

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    Victoria Bishop
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "Bridget Jone's Diary is a classic. The book is so self aware and has so many poignant and funny lines that you will be laughing out loud."
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    #7Pippi Longstocking

    Pippi Longstocking
    Pippi Longstocking is a children's book by the Swedish writer Asterid Lingren. It tells the adventurous story of the titular Pippi, a nine-year-old girl with freckles, red hair in pigtails, and superhuman strength.
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    Michael Gutierrez
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a very funny and classic children's book, great for kids in Elementary school. Great easy chapter book for beginning readers and timeless."
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    #8Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet as she navigates British society and is confronted with how people regard things like upbringing, education, manners, morality, and marriage.

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    Amanda Huang
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Although Pride and Prejudice is a timeless, classic novel, I don't feel like it's one of the funniest novels of all time. It is up there for being a good novel, but in my opinion is not the best or funniest."
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    #9The Code Of The Woosters

    The Code Of The Woosters

    The Code Of The Woosters is a book by P.G Wodehouse that tells the story of Bertie Wooster. His Aunt will order him to steal from an antique shop. He will the meet a collector that and his adventure will go from calm to complicated. 

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    Jane Wade
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "I laughed so hard I cried. This is a great read!"
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    #10Guards! Guards!

    Guards! Guards!

    Guards! Guards! is a comedy/fantasy novel written by Terry Pratchett. First published in 1989 by HarperTorch under ISBN 0061020648, it focuses on the story about dragons and the denizens of Ankh Morpork.

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    Jonathan Morris
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Funny book that makes you want to keep reading and come back for more every time. I wanted to keep reading and get to the end of it. This book is a good one to throw into your mix of books and have a good laugh. "
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    #11The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next)

    The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next)

    The Eyre Affair by Japser Fforde is a science fiction and literary detective novel originally published in 2001.This book belongs to Fforde's Thursday Next series. It is followed by Lost in a Good Book.

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    Jordan Silva
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I wasn't so sure about this, but thought a character with a name like Thursday Next was worth checking out. I was very pleasantly surprised, as this book has made me laugh out loud more than probably anything else I've read in the last five (or more) years. The witticisms are often simple, though sometimes they assume literary familiarity. Even if you lack that, the story is itself plenty capable of keeping your attention. I moved on to read the rest of the Thursday Next novels at once, and you're likely to do the same. "
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    #12Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is the first book in Douglas Adams' science fiction and mystery series, Dirk Gently. It was first published in 1987 and was adapted into a television series starring Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood.

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    Anthony Dunn
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "The legendary author of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, this book lives up to the hype and then surpasses it. The humor is spot on, with the quirky main character running from the law for a mistaken murderer and his best friend, Dirk Gently, who is an expert detective, helps his friend to absolve him of the wrongful accusations."
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    #13Round Ireland with a Fridge

    Round Ireland with a Fridge

    Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks is a comedic and travel literature novel originally published in 1998. This book tells the story of Hawks attempt to win a bet of hitchhiking around Ireland with a fridge.

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    Catherine Grant
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I did not like this book. It seemed a bit too silly for me. I was not interested in reading about a drunken hitchhiking bet. I found it boring."

Summary

Best What are the funniest novels of all time
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyBooks 30 Paid
2Mort (Discworld)Books 27 Paid
3A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper)Books 24 Paid
4Breakfast of ChampionsBooks 23 Paid
5Lamb: The Gospel According to BiffBooks 23 Paid
6Bridget Jones's DiaryBooks 21 Paid
7Pippi LongstockingBooks 19 Paid
8Pride and PrejudiceBooks 17 Paid
9The Code Of The WoostersBooks 12 Paid
10Guards! Guards!Books 11 Paid
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