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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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What the posters you had in your teenage bedroom say about you

You definitely had at least one of these

by Tom Victor
30 Apr 2017

The story of the craziest football match I've ever seen

Police and Football League lie to fans to complete game at Leyton Orient

by Dave Fawbert
29 Apr 2017

I judged the International Booker Prize shortlist by their covers

So the saying doesn't go

by Gary Ogden
28 Apr 2017

Women fancy men who read and this is the book that impresses them most

But it doesn't work the other way

by Tom Mendelsohn
28 Apr 2017

The Fyre Festival looks like one of the worst events in human history

People have spent up to $12,000 on an unfolding disaster of an experience that you will not believe

by Tom Mendelsohn
28 Apr 2017

Whatever happened to the FA Cup Final song?

Time for the 80s and 90s staple to make a comeback

by Tom Victor
27 Apr 2017

Ray Winstone on family, feminism and how film stars have changed

His wilder years may be behind him, but a return to his roots has given Ray Winstone a new lease of life

by Jimi Famurewa
27 Apr 2017

These iconic album covers look better as children

We couldn't do a version with the Nevermind baby

by Tom Victor
27 Apr 2017

Sir David Attenborough opens up about health struggles

It is taking the 90-year-old longer to write his scripts

by Tom Victor
27 Apr 2017

Watch Mindhorn for FREE with ShortList Film Club

Check out the new film starring Julian Barratt

27 Apr 2017