Book recommendations- genre: Comedy & Humour.

A comedic novel is often a work of fiction in which the author attempts to entertain the reader, sometimes subtly and as part of a well-crafted story, and sometimes above all else. It’s true that comedy fiction is literary work whose primary goal is to make people laugh, but this isn’t always as evident as it appears.

Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir: Inspired by True Events by Brent Spiner & Jeanne Darst. 

Set in 1991, just as Star Trek: The Next Generation has catapulted the cast to global fame, young and impressionable actor Brent Spiner receives a mysterious package and a series of disturbing letters that send him on a terrifying and bizarre journey that enlists the help of Paramount Security, the LAPD, and even the FBI to put an end to the threat that threatens his life and career.

This is the fictitious autobiography that takes readers inside the life of Brent Spiner and offers an astonishing storey about the trappings of popularity and the anxiety he feels, with a cast of characters ranging from Patrick Stewart to Levar Burton to Trek founder Gene Roddenberry, to others wholly created.

Brent Spiner’s spectacular and humorous novel is an intimate look at a celebrity’s little off-kilter connection with his followers. This noir comedy could just be the one if the Coen Brothers were to develop a Star Trek film addressing the complexities of fan fanaticism and sci-fi.

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh.

This book is a list of events that happened in the author life, it involves pictures, words, stories about things that happened to the author because of herself and foolishness, stories about things that happened to other people because of her and her foolishness. Stories about dogs and an endless laughter that will have you crying because your stomach hurts. 

How To Train Your Dad by Gary Paulsen. 

Carl, a 12-year-old, is fed up with his father’s obsessive pursuit of an off-the-grid lifestyle. His father may be clever, but dumpster diving for food, rummaging through trash for usable items, and dressing entirely in clothing purchased at garage sales is becoming tiresome. Carl adopts the principles set forth in a randomly discovered puppy-training pamphlet to “retrain” his father’s mindset… a crackpot experiment that produces some very unintentional results. Increasingly concerned about what his classmates and a certain girl at his new school might think of his circumstances—and encouraged by his off-kilter best friend—Carl adopts the principles set forth in a randomly discovered puppy-training pamphlet to “retrain” his father’s mindset… a crackpot

This is a feisty and humorous family novel.

Everyone You Hate is Going to Die: And Other Comforting Thoughts on Family, Friends, Sex, Love, and More Things That Ruin Your Life by Daniel Sloss.

A subversive and hilarious deep-dive into one of today’s hottest young comedians’ favourite subject: relationships.

At the same time, Daniel Sloss’ humour engages, enrages, offends, unsettles, educates, soothes, and has audiences screaming with laughter. Sloss has two Netflix comedy specials: DARK, a brilliant, laugh-out-loud meditation on our relationship with death; and Jigsaw, which rips apart the ideas of love, romantic relationships, and marriage–and, according to Sloss, has caused 160 divorces and 95,000 break-ups (he has the tweets to prove it). Daniel Sloss Live: X, his HBO spectacular on male toxicity, is a stunning 85 minutes.Now, in his first book, he picks up where Jigsaw and his other specials left off, tackling every kind of relationship imaginable–with one’s country (Daniel’s is Scotland), with America, with lovers, ex-lovers, ex-lovers who you hate, ex-lovers who hate you, with parents, best friends (male and female), not-best friends, children, and siblings. Every connection gets the humorous, cruel (but always incisive) Sloss treatment in Everyone You Hate Is Going to Die, as he shows why all of our relationships are fragile, absurd, and awful–but, just maybe, vital and meaningful as well.