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10 books that will make you laugh heartily

29 May 2023, 13:57, parser
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1. "33 best humorous stories", Jerome K. Jerome, O. Henry and others

Classic stories that not only cheer up, but also develop good taste, and also give rich food for thought. The collection includes works by the best Russian and foreign "kings of laughter" of the XIX–XX centuries. All the stories are read in one breath and introduce us to situations that people around the world laughed at more than a hundred years ago.

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2. "12 chairs. Golden Calf", Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov

The cult dilogy of Ilf and Petrov about the adventures of the great combinator and the cheerful Ostap Bender. No matter how many times you read these novels, they always give you the pleasure of meeting your favorite characters. Be transported into the atmosphere of old Russia, watch the colorful characters and explore the details of that time, which literally permeate the book.

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3. "Prophetic Sisters", Terry Pratchett

One of the brightest examples of humorous fantasy, which came from the pen of a recognized genius of this genre. The story of the three witches from the Discworld cycle is a reinterpretation of Shakespeare's Macbeth and tells about a coup d'etat in a small kingdom and the search for the true heir to the throne. Humor is evident in every line here, and the book itself is perfect for weekends and recreation.

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4. "Monday begins on Saturday", Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

The cult novel by the Strugatsky brothers, which is rightfully considered a masterpiece of Russian fiction. The book immerses the reader in the adventures of programmer Alexander Privalov, who found himself in the thick of incredible events. In this story, magic is side by side with science, and time machines exist in parallel with a hut on chicken legs. And all this is saturated with caustic satire on the Soviet bureaucracy.

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5. "Adventures of the brave soldier Schweik", Yaroslav Hasek

A great satirical novel full of sarcasm and irony — even though it describes the events of the First World War. Armed with his worldly experience and endless optimism, the inimitable protagonist goes to the front. However, the most dangerous thing is not the enemies on the other side, but incompetence, corruption and drunkenness, which the cheerful soldier faces at every step.

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6. "Ivan Vasilyevich", Mikhail Bulgakov

Many do not know, but Gaidai's cult comedy is actually an adaptation of Bulgakov's no less iconic play. And although its plot will be familiar to everyone who has watched the film "Ivan Vasilyevich changes his profession" on TV, it does not hurt to enjoy the sparkling humor and magnificent style of the author. Moreover, there are still differences between the everyday life of the 1930s and the 1970s.

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7. "I was born in the reeds...", Daniil Kharms

A collection of poems and prose by Kharms, written in the first person with his characteristic sarcasm and irony. The dramatic fate of the book's character combines the writer's childhood and youth memories and his bizarre fantasy. All the works are small in volume, so the collection can be read both from cover to cover, and in small portions.

8. "Toasted drinks to the bottom", George Danelia

Memoirs of the director beloved by more than one generation of viewers, in which he shares details and interesting stories from the filming of "Mimino", "Afoni" and his other films. Danelia writes easily and with good humor about the inner kitchen of cinema and about the people involved in this process. And the book itself is an addition to the beautiful paintings and allows you to see them from the other side.

9. "The Diary of a Grumpy Cat", by Suzy Juffa and Frederic Pouillet

An easy and positive book that describes the everyday life of a cat in the first person. She will definitely make you smile. Beautiful kitten Edgar found shelter in a kind family, and now his life is full of adventures, romance and philosophical reflections. In addition to the opportunity to laugh, the work gives an idea about cat psychology, which will allow you to better understand your pets.

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10. "Legends of Nevsky Prospekt", Mikhail Weller

A collection of St. Petersburg tales written in the best traditions of Ilf and Petrov. All the stories are told in the lively language of a born storyteller and are filled with irony and nostalgia for the past. The described cases are taken from urban legends, but are so masterfully complemented by the author's imagination that there is no doubt about their reality.

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