Q: What’s the funniest book you’ve read recently?
A: I haven’t read any laugh out loud books recently although The Believers by Zoe Heller was quite witty and I remember Kate Atkinson’s One Good Turn having amusing characters – a sort of comic mystery story. One of the few books that has made me laugh out loud was How to be Good by Nick Hornby – I read it while on a visit to New York and giggled so much at one bit that the lady on the train asked me what I was reading!
Oh and actually I just remembered that The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins really did make me laugh because of the hilariously over the top characters and the way that on of the leading characters, Marian Halcombe makes sweeping statements about how useless women are despite her being quite fabulous.
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