Wednesday 9 April 2014

H... is for Humour

I have a thing for darker themes and plots; humour doesn't really appeal to me. I understand that it is an important part of any story and its presence is sometimes not optional. But I don't know how to read books or plays that are pure humour. Does one approach them with a light heart and a mood to laugh?
Fairly recently, I reviewed a book whose genre can be described as humour. Read my review here. I enjoyed it quite a lot, but I would never have picked it up on my own. Do you read humourous books? Is laughter the best medicine? Which ones would you recommend?  
This is the eighth post for the April A-to-Z Blogging Challenge 2014.
Previously, Archaism, British literature, Critical Analysis, Drama, Edinburgh, Faust, Gothic Fiction


Sherry Ellis said...

I think humor is only effective if it matches your own.

S. L. Hennessy said...

I prefer a bit of a dark and twisty humor myself. Like the play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. It's dark humor.

Tony Laplume said...

I love humor. (Maybe it's better without the extra "u"?)