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30 Funniest Books Ever

Books take you to all sorts of places. Not literally of course. It's a metaphor.

However, rare is the book that provokes a fit of the giggles. Reading tends to be an insular activity; puncturing the silence that accompanies such an endeavour does not come easily.

So, when a book does trigger such an emotion then, dear reader, you have something very special indeed. In honour of those pieces of literature that stir the laughing gases, we present for your fair delectation the 30 funniest books known to our eyes.

You get to argue the case below… Just keep it clean, eh?!

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by Sam Diss
02 Dec 2016

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Strangle the son of Bart's neck is annual

by Emily Badiozzaman
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by Ralph Jones
01 Dec 2016

Why Rocky is the most important film about masculinity ever made

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by Tom Fordy
01 Dec 2016

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Faith in humanity almost restored

by Tom Fordy
01 Dec 2016

Joseph Gordon-Levitt wants to talk to you about your paranoia

The Snowden actor speaks to Chris Mandle about fear, surveillance and uncertainty

by Chris Mandle
01 Dec 2016

The Smiths to release first 'new' single in 21 years

Indie fans rejoice

by Dave Fawbert
01 Dec 2016

Boxing doesn’t need Mayweather, but MMA needs McGregor

Who doesn't love a shit-talking, hard-punching antihero?

by Sam Diss
01 Dec 2016

Watch Chris Pratt spit "Forgot About Dre" flawlessly

Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say

by Emily Badiozzaman
01 Dec 2016

JME on Drake, dealing with fans and Donald Trump

"Drake, Skepta and JME might have a hit out, with no beat, that’s just a capella"

by Louise Donovan
01 Dec 2016