Want to get yourself reading, but also want to laugh?
Please, be our guest, because you will definitely enjoy yourself quite a bit. We’ve put together a list of books that are so much fun that you will want more and more!
Well, good news then, because we’ve really prepared a rather extensive list and we’re ready to share it with you. Get ready to laugh hard.
We hope that you are sitting down for this one!
#1 The Colour of the Magic – Terry Pratchett
The first book in the Discworld series is none other than the Colour of the Magic by Terry Pratchett. It’s a brilliant book that is really quite up there and you will learn to appreciate it very quickly. It’s always worth reading the classics and in his massive work, Sir Pratchett is already quite the memorable author.
His wit is quick and sharp but he wears it lightly. The adventures of Rincewind and Twoflower will have you up screaming and you will have quite a bit to enjoy yourself by. There are many other books that feature these two characters, so if you fall in love with them, you will be the most amazing and impressive.
#2 Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
This book is madness of laughter. It’s not a comical book though, but to understand this you will have to read deeper and find it out for yourself. It’s a very tragic to consider as a serious book, but the humour in it is truly brilliant and we really appreciate what it says about the book as a whole. You will definitely want to know something more about the book.
Well, here it is.
The action takes place during World War II and Yossarian – what a funny name, yes! – doesn’t like it. Not one bloody bit. It’s simple as it is. To avoid crying over the book, look at it as an entertaining read. Anything more than that – and you will feel that it’s difficult to stomach.
Mind, this book requires a great language culture, so you will have to know your words – a native speaker of English or otherwise.
#3 Small Gods – Terry Pratchett
It’s about religion and it’s very funny. Sure, if you are a religious person you might find it a little… well, excellent?
Sir Terry Pratchett doesn’t assault the idea of a supreme being, but he sure as hell pokes fun at those who call themselves God’s workers.
So, yes – the Church is under assault from one of the wittiest men in this book and it’s definitely not a great time to be a Pope. Thankfully, in the book, there is only The Inquisition and they are rather mean and have a very open proclivity to torture people.
Well, enough said about how some people would twist a holy and a godly idea.
#4 Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Jerome
Jerome K. Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat is a delightful example of how smart writers can create brilliant work of fiction. You should absolutely be reading this book:
” It always does seem to me that I am doing more work than I should do. It is not that I object to the work, mind you; I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.”
The book is a great account of three men’s honest desire to avoid work. It’s almost ludicrous seeing them try to steer clear of even the slightest semblance of business, and that’s what makes this book so great and so profound.
It’s not just a ridicule, it’s also a genuine question at the validity of the working world as we know it today.
Do we need to be working so much? Does it pay off, it’s definitely a valid question. Some of us spend their lives in work.
Well, it’s hard to say and we will perhaps never know but for better or for worse, there are ways to know what matters and what’s better left out of the equation
Jerome’s read of the human condition is tragically funny. And his characters, as long as you don’t make them work, are more than happy to oblige and by dissected for our ultimate entertainment.