Shop Amazon


Shop at Amazon USA

Shop at Amazon UK

Dodger
by Terry Pratchett (2012)


Humour supremo Terry Pratchett produces a wonderful little piece of literary fun for younger readers. Street urchin Dodger could be straight out of the pages of Charles Dickens, whom he encounters along with two-time British prime minister and arch-conservative icon Benjamin Disraeli. The cover blurb notes, "...history and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking account of adventure and mystery."





Shop Amazon


Shop at Amazon USA

Shop at Amazon UK

The Crying of Lot 49
by Thomas Pynchon (1966)


Pynchon struck a chord with the Sixties counterculture with this novel about a woman, Oedipa Maas, who may or may not have uncovered a worldwide conspiracy involving competing mail distribution companies. Cryptic clues involving the subversively underground Tristero postal system lead to a free association of ideas. Hard to summarise in five lines, but a fabulous read.





Shop Amazon


Shop at Amazon USA

Shop at Amazon UK

'The Magic of Xanth'
by Piers Anthony (1977)


In the world of Xanth every citizen has their own unique Talent - or magical ability - and centaurs, demons and dragons abound. The series kicks off with A Spell for Chameleon - with the protagonist Bink thinking that he has no magic and, if he didn't find any, he would be forced into exile. Classic humorous fantasy from Anthony that is sure to tickle some funny-bones.





Shop Amazon


Shop at Amazon USA

Shop at Amazon UK

'The Myth Adventures'
by Robert Lynn Asprin (1978)


Laced with typical Asprin-esque puns, the Myth Adventures series kicked off with this relatively harmless entry and continues to this day. A powerless demon and his bumbling companion, an aspiring magician, set out on the first of many adventures. Their objective is to defeat the evil Isstvan, a maniacal magician masquerading as a kindly innkeeper. Hardly essential, but some chuckles.





Shop Amazon


Shop at Amazon USA

Shop at Amazon UK

'Vlad Taltos'
by Steven Brust (1983)


Humorous fantasy series about an assassin, Vlad Taltos, who works for a mafia-like organisation. In the first book, the Jhereg are one of 17 Dragaeran tribes - each of which has its own role in society. Laced with sorcery and witchcraft, the book has a fantasy feel about it that is good fun. The original publication order is not chronological, but the books generally stand on their own.





Shop Amazon


Shop at Amazon USA

Shop at Amazon UK

'Incarnations of Immortality'
by Piers Anthony (1983)


The darkly humorous Incarnations of Immortality series starts with a book based on each of the seven supernatural 'offices'. A total loser is visited by Death while attempting suicide and ends up killing him. As a result, our anti-hero takes over the job and goes around on a pale horse (which can magically turn into any mode of transport) weighing souls in the balance.





Shop Amazon


Shop at Amazon USA

Shop at Amazon UK

'Discworld'
by Terry Pratchett (1983)


Terry Pratchett's hilarious Discworld novels satirise a wide variety of fantasy literature. The series is about a flat world travelling through space on the back of a giant turtle. The basic premise of the debut book, The Colour of Magic, is that all events are determined by gambling gods. In the BBC's Big Read, four Discworld novels were in the top 100, with another ten in the next 100.





Shop Amazon


Shop at Amazon USA

Shop at Amazon UK

'A Love Story'
by Christopher Moore (1995)


Although it might be a stretch to tout anyone as Kurt Vonnegut's heir-apparent, the absurdly talented Christopher Moore might have to do until someone better comes along. When a good-looking redhead gets attacked by a vampire she becomes one herself and has an identity crisis. She gets some help from a would-be Jack Kerouac in the midst of mayhem in San Francisco.


Humorous Fantasy
Fantasy books with a definite comedic edge
only search Fantasy 100
Search the site with...
Best viewed in...
1. Firefox
2. Internet Explorer
3. Safari
4. Google Chrome
Shop Amazon Shop at Amazon USA Shop at Amazon UK
Shop Amazon Shop at Amazon USA Shop at Amazon UK
Shop Amazon Shop at Amazon USA Shop at Amazon UK