March 6, 2008 9:34 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for some funny and smart fiction books, along the lines of "A Confederacy of Dunces" and "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal."
Books that tend to crop up as recommendations along these lines that I'm not interested in include: "Infinite Jest," and anything by Dave Eggers and Tom Robbins. No offense to those fine gentlemen, but they're not my cup of tea. I'm not picky about when the books were written, though, so modern or old-timey (for instance, "Tristram Shandy" is hilarious and old), whatever you've got. I'm looking more for the kind of funny that will make me giggle while reading, not so much quirky/dry funny that doesn't induce an embarrassing laughing fit while reading in public.
I have seen a a couple
of similar previous AskMes, but I'm hoping I can get more suggestions of true hilarity to add to my list-of-books-to-read.