A biweekly meme hosted @ The Blue Bookcase.
This week's topic is from Gilion @ Rose City Reader:
Can literature be funny? What is your favorite humorous literary book?
Well, certainly literature can be funny! After all, if we didn't have comic relief in books, there would be an awful lot of dull stories :D
My favourite book that is humourous and literary is Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding. It cleverly modernizes Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice (complete with a contemporized Mr. Darcy) and isn't your typical "chick lit" romance novel with sharp writing in unique semi-epistolary (diary) style. It provides a nice balance of bawdy and charming humour...isn't that what we all love about the British? :D
Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon and The World According to Garp by John Irving also count as some of my favourite "funny" pieces of literature.
What is your favourite funny book? :)