What’s the funniest book you’ve read recently?
Funny is tricky stuff, because what I find funny (Wipeout!) other people find horrifying. And nothing discourages me more than seeing on a cover - Laugh out loud funny! and then me not finding it funny at all. I'd almost rather not know a book is going to be funny and then be pleasantly surprised.
Most recently, Twenties Girl was a pretty amusing chick lit book, with a ghost who appears and is a little selfish, so she is pretty demanding, but only the main character can see and hear her, and ends up talking to her, or even yelling when no one else can understand what she's yelling about.
I have a book here that I know will be funny that I am planning to read: Vinyl Cafe Diaries by Stuart MacLean. If you haven't heard any stories about Dave and Morley, especially as read by MacLean, you need to investigate. Very funny stuff, and available free on podcasts from CBC radio.
For the year, the two funniest books I've read were Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris and Beat the Reaper by Josh Brazell. They might not be for everyone but I found them hilarious. Laugh out loud funny! But I don't want to ruin it for you.