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7 Humorous Novels and Short Stories for Your Amusement ...

By Holly

If you don’t believe reading is fun, there are humorous novels and short stories to prove you wrong. The next time that you feel bored, read through one of the short stories or pick up a copy of a novel at a local bookstore. Either way, you’re sure to be entertained with these humorous novels and short stories:

1 We Can Get Them for You Wholesale by Neil Gaiman

We Can Get Them for You Wholesale by Neil
Out of all of the humorous novels and short stories out there, this is one of the greatest, because Neil Gaiman is one of the most amazing writers of our time. This story is about a man who finds out that his partner is cheating on him, and hires someone to kill her. However, the assassin offers a better deal for multiple killings, and the main character doesn’t like to pass up a bargain.

2 I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

I, Robot by Isaac AsimovThe movie with Will Smith is nothing like the book it’s based on. The book contains multiple short stories, featuring the same set of characters. It shows the progression of robotics, and the paranoia that humans suffer from. On top of that, it is pretty darn humorous.

3 Eve's Diary by Mark Twain

Eve's Diary by Mark
Mark Twain created this short story about Adam and Eve. It’s written in the woman’s point of view, and contains drawings that were a bit controversial at the time. Since the story is formatted like a diary entry, it shows Eve's thought processes during her time in Eden.

4 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsThis is a science fiction story that will tell you the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Some crazy events happen, so be ready for the unexpected. If you're too lazy to pick up a book, then you can always watch the movie.

5 The Angel of the Odd by Edgar Allen Poe

The Angel of the Odd by Edgar Allen
Everyone knows the name Edgar Allen Poe. What you might not know is that he created more than sad stories. He also created humorous stories, such as this one, although it does contain some of his signature disturbing elements. If you've never read any of his work, then you should start with this gem.

6 The Truth about Pyecraft H. G. Wells

The Truth about Pyecraft H. G.
If you've ever wanted to lose weight, then you'll find this story comical. It's about a man who uses a weight-loss recipe, only to realize that it literally reduces his weight and not his mass. The rest of the story shows him floating around the room. Even though it was written years ago, it's pretty relatable to how the media acts nowadays, trying to convince customers to buy miracle weight loss products that never work.

7 To Serve Man by Damon Knight

To Serve Man by Damon
This is a science fiction story about aliens coming down to earth. There is an episode of The Twilight Zone that is based on the story, because it's such a great read. Make sure you read it all the way through, because the funniest part doesn't come until the very end.

Stories are meant to take you away from your own life, and give you some happiness. These stories are guaranteed to do just that, even if it's only for a few minutes. Do you know of any funny stories that we should read?

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