Table of contents:
- 1. "The 33 best humorous stories", Jerome K. Jerome, O. Henry and others
- 2. “12 chairs. Golden Calf ", Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov
- 3. "Thing Sisters" by Terry Pratchett
- 4. "Monday starts on Saturday", Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
- 5. "The Adventures of the Gallant Soldier Schweik", Jaroslav Hasek
- 6. "Ivan Vasilievich", Mikhail Bulgakov
- 7. "I was born in the reeds …", Daniil Kharms
- 8. "The toasted one drinks to the bottom", Georgy Danelia
- 9. "Diary of a Grumpy Cat", Suzy Jouffe and Frederic Pouillet
- 10. "Legends of Nevsky Prospect", Mikhail Weller
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1. "The 33 best humorous stories", Jerome K. Jerome, O. Henry and others
Classic stories that not only cheer you up, but also develop good taste and also provide rich food for thought. The collection includes works of the best Russian and foreign "kings of laughter" of the XIX-XX centuries. All stories are read in one breath and introduce us to situations that people around the world laughed at over a hundred years ago.
2. “12 chairs. Golden Calf ", Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov
The cult dilogy of Ilf and Petrov about the adventures of the great strategist and cheerful Ostap Bender. No matter how many times you read these novels, they always give pleasure from meeting your favorite characters. Travel to the atmosphere of old Russia, observe colorful characters and explore the details of that time, which literally permeate the book.
3. "Thing Sisters" by Terry Pratchett
One of the brightest examples of humorous fantasy, which came from the pen of the recognized genius of this genre. The story of three witches from the Discworld cycle is a reimagining of Shakespeare's Macbeth and tells about a coup d'état in a small kingdom and the search for the true heir to the throne. There is humor in every line, and the book itself is perfect for weekends and relaxation.
4. "Monday starts on Saturday", Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
The cult novel by the Strugatsky brothers, which is rightfully considered a masterpiece of Russian science fiction. The book immerses the reader in the adventures of the programmer Alexander Privalov, who found himself in the midst of incredible events. In this story, magic coexists with science, and time machines exist in parallel with the hut on chicken legs. And all this is saturated with caustic satire on the Soviet bureaucracy.
5. "The Adventures of the Gallant Soldier Schweik", Jaroslav Hasek
A great satirical novel, full of sarcasm and irony - even though it describes the events of the First World War. Armed with his life experience and endless optimism, the inimitable protagonist goes to the front. However, the most dangerous are not enemies on the other side, but incompetence, corruption and drunkenness, with which the cheerful soldier faces at every turn.
6. "Ivan Vasilievich", Mikhail Bulgakov
Many do not know, but Gaidai's cult comedy is actually an adaptation of Bulgakov's no less cult 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 author's sparkling humor and magnificent style. Moreover, there are still differences between the life of the 1930s and 1970s.
7. "I was born in the reeds …", Daniil Kharms
A collection of poems and prose by Kharms, written in the first person with his inherent sarcasticity and irony. The dramatic fate of the character in the book combines childhood and youth memories of the writer and his bizarre fantasy. All works are small in volume, so the collection can be read from cover to cover, or in small portions.
8. "The toasted one drinks to the bottom", Georgy 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 a complement to the beautiful pictures and allows you to see them from the other side.
9. "Diary of a Grumpy Cat", Suzy Jouffe 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. The beautiful kitten Edgar found shelter in a kind family, and now his life is full of adventure, romance and philosophical reflections. In addition to the opportunity to laugh, the piece provides an insight into feline psychology, which will allow you to better understand your pets.
10. "Legends of Nevsky Prospect", Mikhail Weller
A collection of St. Petersburg tales written in the best traditions of Ilf and Petrov. All stories are told in the living language of a born storyteller and are filled with irony and nostalgia for the past. The cases described are taken from urban legends, but so skillfully supplemented by the author's imagination that there is no doubt about their reality.