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10 Incredibly Happy Books That Dont Suck

Have you ever noticed that many of history's greatest novels have dark storylines?

From Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell to The Human Stain by Philip Roth ... most of the World's great fiction is decidedly dark. However, there are a few great works of fiction that a little more on the bright side.

10 . Under Milk Wood By Dylan Thomas
A comical play featuring the oddball inhabitants of a sleepy Welsh town.

Dylan Thomas once commented that Under Milk Wood was a response to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, as a way of reasserting the evidence of goodness in the world.
dylan thomas books

9. A Happy Man by Hansjörg Schertenleib
A story about a happy guy -- and how much his happiness irritates others.
a happy man

8. Persuasion By Jane Austen
Persuasion is a touching love story that exemplifies Austen's acclaimed wit and unique narrative style. It is one of her last novels -- she wrote it as she lay suffering from a mysterious illness that took her life at the age of 41.
jane austen

7. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Owen Meany is a small awkward boy with a weird voice on a mission from God. He accidentally kills his best friend's mom with a baseball.
a prayer for owen meany

6. Flush By Virginia Woolf
An imaginative biography of a cocker spaniel (it's better than it sounds).
virginia woolf book

5. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons and Lynne Truss
A merciless parody of rural melodramas.
cold comfort farm book

4. Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Family adventures in space and time (it's better than it sounds).
wrinkle in time by madeleine lengle

3. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
A journey toward enlightenment has many twists and turns.
hesse siddhartha

2. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
You'll never read a funnier science fiction.
the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy

1. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The story of a boy who survives a shipwreck and is stranded on a boat with a Bengal tiger for 227 days.
life of pi

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