What are the best must-read satirical fiction books?

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    #1Animal Farm

    Animal Farm
    Animal Farm is a short novel by George Orwell that tells the story of a farm that's taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. They set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality, but a revolution starts to show. 

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    Billy Patterson
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This is a great book, but there is nothing satirical about it."
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    #2Gulliver's Travels

    Gulliver's Travels

    Gulliver's Travels is a fantasy fiction novel written by Jonathan Swift, with an introduction from Robert Demaria, Jr based on the edition published in 1726.


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    José Alberto Toledo
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Awesome book. I love supernatural and fantasy books, so this is great. The part where he can look over a city as a God is great."
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    #3Witches Abroad (Discworld)

    Witches Abroad (Discworld)

    Witches Abroad is a satirical fantasy novel by well-known British author, Terry Pratchett. It tells the story of a trio of fairy godmothers who set off to a distant country to help the princess. It is the 12th book in the Discworld series.


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    Ethan Ryan
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I enjoy reading satirical literature. And this book exceeds what I expect to get from such a book. It has a unique twist to it, and it has an engaging story to go along with it. I will be looking more into the Discworld series after reading this! "
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    #4The Magic Mountain

    The Magic Mountain

    The Magic Mountain is a satirical novel by the Nobel Prize-winning author, Thomas Mann. Set before World War I, it tells the story of Hans Castorp, who goes to a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps and stays for seven years.


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    Shirley Ward
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Definitely this is an interesting fiction book, that describes an interesting story with unique characters and situations. It is very easy to be adsorbed by the story because the style of writing is very descriptive and you will imagine the situation very easily. I suggest reading this book during vacations, and i am sure that you will have a very good time with it."
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    #5The Broom of the System

    The Broom of the System
    The Broom of the System is David Wallace's postmodern satirical novel about Lenore Breadsman and her great-grandmother who has disappeared with 25 other oldies from the Shaker Heights Nursing Home.

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    Doris Jimenez
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I didn't like this very much. It was dark and brooding."
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    Pygmy is a satirical novel written by the famous writer Chuck Palahniuk, author of the famous novel Fight Club. It is also a romantic comedy that blends elements from the Manchurian Candidate and South Park.


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    Lee Mao
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is a good example of a satirical fiction book. However, the reviews are not very good for it and I do not think it falls under must-read."
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    #7Nature Girl

    Nature Girl
    Nature Girl is a satirical mystery book by Carl Hiaasen. It tells the story of Honey Santana, who ends up in the wilderness of the Everglades, as she lets her morality reign supreme by punishing people for their crimes.

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    #8The Importance of Being Earnest

    The Importance of Being Earnest

    The Importance of Being Earnest is a satirical play by Oscar Wilde. It tells the story of John Worthing, who pretends to have a brother named Earnest as part of an alter ego, and AlgernonMoncrieff, who pretends to be Earnest.


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    Rosa María Alvarado
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I think this is a wonderful play. It is worth reading for its biting satirical wit. But it is probably best enjoyed when performed on stage."
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    Candide is a satirical novel by Voltaire. It provides social criticism by telling the story of Candide, who delivers a blow against optimism in the face of life's hardships as he struggles to reunite with the love of his life.

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    Kimberly Hoffman
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Candied exposes and satirizes romance, science, philosophy, religion, and government. After his travels and adventures in Europe and South America, Candide saw and suffered such misfortune that it was difficult for him to believe this was "the best of all possible worlds"."
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    Slaughterhouse-Five is a science fiction novel by Kurt Vonnegut that tells the story of the time-traveling American soldier Billy Pilgrim, who became devoutly anti-war after witnessing the bombing of Dresden.

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    Verónica Monroy
    Written on April 29, 2018
    " The Slaughterhouse-Five is a oldie but good book but somehow I missed it all these years. Interesting reading it 50 years after it was published. The narrative structure is unusual. It has passed the test of time. It is oddly engaging and unpredictable and just plain weird."
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    #11We Got Zombies On The Lawn Again, Ma

    We Got Zombies On The Lawn Again, Ma

    We Got Zombies On The Lawn Again, Ma is a horror zombie humorous fiction written by Donnie Smith as the first book in the Ax Handel's Special Zombie Notebooks. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2013.


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    Peter Bowman
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Even the title is satirical. This looks like a fun book to read on a lazy Sunday."
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    #12Making History

    Making History

    Making History is a satirical novel by the famous British comedian, Stephen Fry. First published in 1996, it tells the story of Michael Young, who explores the alternate reality of a world where Hitler was never born.


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    Patricia Barnes
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Making History is a little slow but also unusually funny. I loved the concept and it definitely worked as an interesting and fun novel. "
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    #13George Bush, Dark Prince of Love

    George Bush, Dark Prince of Love

    George Bush, Dark Prince of Love is a satirical fiction book written by Lydia Millet. This was originally published in 2000. This book highlights the author's and other people's observations about politics in the United States.


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    William McDonald
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "My first issue with this book is there is only one dark prince in my life, and it's not George Bush. He could be, if he stepped up the evil, but he'd have to switch parties for that. My second issue is, this isn't long enough! I could have done with another chapter, or three."


Best What are the best must-read satirical fiction books
1Animal FarmBooks 53 Paid
2Gulliver's TravelsBooks 48 Paid
3Witches Abroad (Discworld)Books 46 Paid
4The Magic MountainBooks 45 Paid
5The Broom of the SystemBooks 42 Paid
6PygmyBooks 40 Paid
7Nature GirlBooks 38 Paid
8The Importance of Being EarnestBooks 37 Paid
9CandideBooks 35 Paid
10Slaughterhouse-FiveBooks 33 Paid

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