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Books that Make us Laugh • #161

Inspired by the folk at the New York Times article ‘22 of the funniest novels since Catch 22’, join me (Kate), Phil and Laura as we consider the books that make us laugh. Listen in as we explore the NYT suggestions and add in a few of our own. Find out the author we can’t believe they missed, and the book that reliably makes Laura – a tough customer when it comes to funny books – laugh every time. 

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Books mentioned 

 

The New York Times article ‘22 of the funniest novels since Catch 22’

Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

The Idiot and Either/Or by Elif Batuman

The Possessed by Elif Batuman

Uncle Napoleon by Iraj Pezeshkzad

Martyr by Kaveh Akbar

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Where d’You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

The Ascent of Rum Doodle by W.E. Bowman

Three Men and a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

Scoop by Evelyn Waugh

Vanity Fair by William MakepieceThackarey

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald

The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

 

Notes

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