A comic novel is usually a work of fiction in which the writer seeks to amuse the reader, sometimes with subtlety and as part of a carefully woven narrative, sometimes above all other considerations. It could indeed be said that comedy fiction is literary work that aims primarily to provoke laughter, but this isn't always as obvious as it first may seem.

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I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend
Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension
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Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters
Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook (Discworld, #40.5)
Fat Chance
Laughing at My Nightmare


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