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50 Novels to Read When You Need a Good Laugh

50 Novels to Read When You Need a Good Laugh
Posted on Thursday July 15, 2010 by Staff Writers Let’s face it: Sometimes you really need to get away. Between the economy, the war, and nightly news filled with spills of who knows what, it’s a good idea to take a break every now and then and actually laugh. That’s where these novels come in. They’re drawn from different genres, eras, and even continents, but they’re all pretty much guaranteed to give you a good laugh and help you ignore your troubles for a while, whether you’re a college student or beleaguered member of the rat race. So sit back, put your feet up, and pull one of these off the shelf. Classics New and Old This sampling of stories from past centuries to present day is a good way to get your feet wet with comic novels. Catch-22, Joseph Heller: One of the all-time classic war satires. Science-fiction and Fantasy These genre-based tales spoof the darker, denser fantasy works that came before. Fractured Love Stories American Life British Humor Coming of Age Mystery and Adventure

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