Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
Nicholas
nwhyte

Guardian books: Comedy

As before, I thank drasecretcampus for providing me with the list of today's Guardian books - this time 149 supposedly funny novels, of which I have read 40 (my highest tally so far). I've bolded those that I've read; none unfinished and none that I didn't like. There are, however, a number that I didn't think were particularly funny.

Which of these books have you read?

Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim (1954)
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Martin Amis, Money (1984)
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Martin Amis, The Information (1995)
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Beryl Bainbridge, The Bottle Factory Outing (1974)
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Beryl Bainbridge, According to Queeney (2001)
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Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot (1984)
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Julian Barnes, A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters (1989)
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Henry Howarth Bashford, Augustus Carp, Esq By Himself — Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man (1924)
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Samuel Beckett, Molloy (1951)
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Max Beerbohm, Zuleika Dobson (1911)
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Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March (1953)
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EF Benson, Queen Lucia (1920)
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WE Bowman, The Ascent of Rum Doodle (1956)
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William Boyd, A Good Man in Africa (1981)
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Malcolm Bradbury, The History Man (1975)
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Caryl Brahms and SJ Simon, No Bed for Bacon (1941)
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Peter Carey, Illywhacker (1985)
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JL Carr, A Season in Sinji (1967)
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JL Carr, The Harpole Report (1972)
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Leonora Carrington, The Hearing Trumpet (1976)
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Joyce Cary, Mister Johnson (1939)
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Joyce Cary, The Horse's Mouth (1944)
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Edmund Crispin, The Case of the Gilded Fly (1944)
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Richmal Crompton, Just William (1922)
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EM Delafield, The Provincial Lady (1930)
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Peter De Vries, Slouching towards Kalamazoo (1983)
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Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers (1837)
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Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit (1844)
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Denis Diderot, Jacques the Fatalist and His Master (1796)
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JP Donleavy, A Fairy Tale of New York (1973)
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Roddy Doyle, The Commitments (1987)
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Maria Edgeworth, Ennui (1809)
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Willem Elsschot, Cheese (1933)
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Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary (1996)
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Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews (1742)
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Henry Fielding, Tom Jones (1749)
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Ronald Firbank, Caprice (1917)
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Gustave Flaubert, Bouvard and Pécuchet (1881)
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Michael Frayn, Towards the End of Morning (1967)
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William Gerhardie, The Polyglots (1925)
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Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm (1932)
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Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls (1842)
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Ivan Goncharov, Oblomov (1859)
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Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows (1908)
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Richard Greaves (George Barr McCutcheon), Brewster's Millions (1902)
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Michael Green, Squire Haggard's Journal (1975)
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Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana (1958)
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Graham Greene, Travels With My Aunt (1969)
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George Grossmith, Diary of a Nobody (1892)
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Giovanni Guareschi, The Little World of Don Camillo (1948)
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Joseph Heller, Catch-22 (1961)
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Eric Hodgins, Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House (1946)
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Nick Hornby, High Fidelity (1995)
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Bohumil Hrabal, I Served the King of England (1983)
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James Hynes, The Lecturer's Tale — A Novel (2001)
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Christopher Isherwood, Mr Norris Changes Trains (1935)
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Howard Jacobson, The Mighty Walzer (1999)
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Randall Jarrell, Pictures from an Institution (1954)
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Jerome K Jerome, Three Men in a Boat (1899)
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James Joyce, Finnegans Wake (1939)
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Franz Kafka, The Castle (1926)
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Garrison Keillor, Lake Wobegon Days (1985)
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Andrey Kurkov, Death and the Penguin (1996)
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John Lanchester, The Debt to Pleasure (1996)
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Alain-René Lesage, Gil Blas (L'Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane) (1715-1735)
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David Lodge, Changing Places (1975)
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David Lodge, Nice Work (1988)
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Rose Macaulay, The Towers of Trebizond (1956)
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AG Macdonnell, England, Their England (1933)
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Compton Mackenzie, Whisky Galore (1947)
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David Madsen, Memoirs of a Gnostic Dwarf (1995)
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W Somerset Maugham, Cakes and Ale — Or, the Skeleton in the Cupboard (1930)
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Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City (1978)
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Jay McInerney, Bright Lights, Big City (1984)
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Spike Milligan, Puckoon (1963)
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Magnus Mills, The Restraint of Beasts (1998)
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John Mortimer, Charade (1947)
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John Mortimer, Titmuss Regained (1990)
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Iris Murdoch, Under the Net (1954)
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Vladimir Nabokov, Pnin (1957)
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Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire (1962)
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Shiva Naipaul, Fireflies (1970)
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Victor Pelevin, The Sacred Book of the Werewolf (2008)
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Georges Perec, La Disparition (1969)
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Georges Perec, Les Revenentes (1972)
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Georges Perec, La Vie mode d'emploi (1978)
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Robert Plunkett, My Search for Warren Harding (1983)
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Anthony Powell, A Dance to the Music of Time (1951-75)  [cheat!]
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Dawn Powell, A Time to Be Born (1942)
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Barbara Pym, Excellent Women (1952)
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Barbara Pym, Less Than Angels (1955)
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Raymond Queneau, Zazie in the Metro (1959)
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Simon Raven, Alms for Oblivion (1964-76)
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Mordecai Richler, Solomon Gursky Was Here (1990)
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Philip Roth, Portnoy's Complaint (1969)
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Saki, The Westminster Alice (1902)
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Saki, The Unbearable Bassington (1912)
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Ronald Searle, Hurrah for St Trinian's (1948)
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Will Self, Great Apes (1997)
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Tom Sharpe, Porterhouse Blue (1974)
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Tom Sharpe, Blott on the Landscape (1975)
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Wilfred Sheed, Office Politics (1966)
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Charles Simmons, Belles Lettres Papers: A Novel (1987)
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Jane Smiley, Moo (1995)
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Thorne Smith, Topper Takes a Trip (1932)
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Tobias Smollett, The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom (1753)
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Tobias Smollett, The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748)
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Tobias Smollett, The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle (1751)
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Tobias Smollett, The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771)
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Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961)
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Muriel Spark, The Girls of Slender Means (1963)
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Muriel Spark, The Driver's Seat (1970)
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Muriel Spark, Loitering With Intent (1981)
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Muriel Spark, A Far Cry from Kensington (1988)
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Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759)
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Mike Stocks, White Man Falling (2006)
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RS Surtees, Handley Cross (1843)
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Jonathan Swift, A Tale of a Tub (1704)
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Booth Tarkington, Penrod (1914)
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WM Thackeray, The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1844)
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Angela Thirkell, Before Lunch (1939)
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Leslie Thomas, Tropic of Ruislip (1974)
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John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces (1980)
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Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers (1857)
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Kilgore Trout, Venus on the Half-Shell (1974)
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Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger (1916)
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John Updike, The Witches of Eastwick (1984)
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Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions (1973)
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David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest (1996)
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Evelyn Waugh, A Handful of Dust (1934)
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Evelyn Waugh, Decline and Fall (1928)
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Evelyn Waugh, Vile Bodies (1930)
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Evelyn Waugh, Black Mischief (1932)
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Evelyn Waugh, Scoop (1938)
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Evelyn Waugh, The Loved One (1948)
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Fay Weldon, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (1983)
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HG Wells, Tono Bungay (1909)
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Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle, Molesworth (2000)
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Nigel Williams, The Wimbledon Poisoner (1990)
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Angus Wilson, Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (1956)
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P.G. Wodehouse, Something Fresh (1915)
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P.G. Wodehouse, Piccadilly Jim (1918)
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P.G. Wodehouse, Thank You Jeeves (1934)
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P.G. Wodehouse, Heavy Weather (1933)
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P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters (1938)
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P.G. Wodehouse, Joy in the Morning (1947)
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Which would you particularly recommend?


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