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Satiric Books


#1

I know there are a lot of threads about books on this site, but i'm interested mostly in books that are full of satire, black humour, stupid humour, like for instance Catch-22, Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy, Vonnegut's works... Do you know of any other authors or good books that are similar?
Thanks


#2

You wanna be reading Chuck Palahniuk. He wrote 'Fight Club' and a slew of other extraordinary books that take justifiable jabs at almost every level of society and culture. Some very satisfying reads


#3

Gary Shteyngart. "The Russian Debutante's Handbook," and "Absurdistan". Two of the smartest, funniest books I've read.


#4

Christopher Moore. Read Lamb. Its a hilarious account of Jesus as a boy told by his supposed best friend. His books are great and very funny.


#5

P.J. O'Rourke is great. Republican party reptile is a good start.

Liars Poker by Michael Lewis. Very funny, gives a great view of the banking world and the original source of the financial crisis.

Tucker Max's writing is dumb and made me laugh outloud


#6

x2 Palahniuk is extraordinary!


#7

"The Manchurian Candidate" by Richard Condon actually has a lot of satiric commentary on American politics during the Korean War era. Something completely left out of the movies.