Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tom Perrotta's 6 favorite funny books

Tom Perrotta's new comic novel is Mrs. Fletcher. One of his six favorite funny books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Straight Man by Richard Russo

This is a comic masterpiece by one of our finest writers, a book as clever as its excellent, double-edged title. Russo vividly evokes the follies of contemporary academic culture in a novel that's somehow both unsparing and affectionate.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Straight Man is among Emily Temple's fifty greatest campus novels ever written, Sam Munson's eight top college novels, and Pete Dexter's favorite works of fiction about families.

--Marshal Zeringue