Not "comic" novels that leave you slightly amused and nodding. I'm talking about actual LOL funny books. They're rare. Suggestions welcome!
  1. "Money" by Martin Amis.
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    An insanely depraved film director flies from London to New York on a never ending bender. Think "Birdman" with more drinking. "Unless I specifically inform you otherwise, I'm always smoking another cigarette."
  2. "Lightning Rods" by Helen DeWitt
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    A businessman embarks on a winning quest to install handicapped bathrooms where workers can have anonymous sex. Just go with me on this one. "...even in a fantasy there is nothing even remotely erotic about a toilet bowl. In fact, considered as an accoutrement to a sexual encounter, a toilet bowl is a real cold shower."
  3. "Iceland" by Jim Krusoe.
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    A typewriter repair man selects an organ from a storage pool and falls in love with the pool's attendant. Adventure ensues. Why don't more readers know Jim Krusoe?
  4. "Hash" by Torgny Lindgren
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    Recommended by Krusoe. Narrated by a 107-year-old journalist, it's about two Swedes on a motorcycle quest to find the best hash (the food, not weed), which comes to represent life itself. It's also about the power of storytelling. I need to pick this one up again. I remember it being so funny.
  5. "A Gate at the Stairs" by Lorrie Moore
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    Most people love Moore's short stories, and I am one of those people. But I keep returning to this, which is about adoption and race and America just after 9/11. It has all the smart jokes you'd come to except from Moore.
  6. "The Ask" by Sam Lipsyte
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    He gets office life right. He gets marriage right. He gets dads right. And he does this by being so morally wrong it's amazing.
  7. "Treasure Island!!!" by Sara Levine
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    Short and madcap. I loved it for her take on sisterhood and slackerdom. "Rena reached into her enormous filthy Turkish Kilim handwoven expandable purse."
  8. "Dept. of Speculation" by Jenny Offill
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    Worth the price of admission for this gem alone: "When a student gets it, when it first breaks across his face, it's so fucking beautiful. I nodded, moved, though I never taught anyone a single thing. What do you teach, I asked him. Rollerblading, he explained."
  9. "The Stench of Honolulu" by Jack Handey
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    For pure, big laughs in a novel, I say this is likely the best answer of my lifetime. I know @BillNovak @bengreenberg and @kce00 will back me up here.
    Suggested by @bjnovak
  10. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
    The best.
    Suggested by @bengreenberg