Literature - Humor

Scoop

This is a funny, but at the same time thoughtful and cynical novel about journalism in the thirties of the twentieth century, coinciding with the fashion of reporters on the hunt for news and the emergence...

Dear Mrs Bird

London, 1940. Emmeline Lake does everything she can to get involved in the wartime world she lives in, volunteering as a telephone operator for the Auxiliary Fire Service. When Emmy sees a job offer for the...

Murder of My Aunt

Short British novel, full of typical English humor, about a young man who depends on his aunt Mildred, and who tries by all possible means to get rid of her. Edward, who lost his parents in an accident,...

An Irish Country Doctor

Humorous novel of great beauty, which reflects the rural Northern Irish society through the lives of two rural doctors, an example of virtue and common sense. The plot is composed of small stories, more or...

Forrest Gump

This book became known thanks to the 1994 film with the same title, with Tom Hanks in the main role. The film is worth watching, but the book is not so good. It's written in the first person by Forrest Gump...

The Hot Rock

The novel is a perfect black comedy set in New York with the twists of that time (1970). There are five robberies all along the narration, each one more unbelievable and crazy than the previous one. Through...

Towards the End of the Morning

Towards the End of the Morning  revolves around old-school journalism, which the author knows well. The protagonist -John Dyson- is employed by a London newspaper where his boring occupation has...

Under the Net

Under the Net is the first of many novels by Iris Murdoch, an English philosopher and novelist. Set in London, it is the story of a struggling young writer, Jake Donaghue. Its mixture of the philosophical...

A Cathedral Courtship

A Cathedral Courtship, published in 1893, is a short story where comical situations, love, and artistic descriptions abound. The protagonist, Katharine, is a young lady from New York who...