If you’re a fan of the iconic TV sitcom, Seinfeld, and are looking for a little more of the style of humor, along with an exploration of life’s little quirks, read on for five you’re sure to love! Here is a literary platter of books with that classic “Seinfeld feel”.
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
First up, is High Fidelity. This book follows Rob, a record store owner, who is as neurotic about music as Jerry is about cleanliness. It’s a book that’s filled with witty observations, as well as pop culture references. It also offers the reader a deep dive into modern relationships and how different people navigate love, breakups, and the complexity of life. Hornby’s sharp humor and relatable characters make this a must-read for Seinfeld fans.
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Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
You may have seen the fantastic film with Renee Zellweger, but have you read this literary masterpiece? It offers a real snapshot of the time and how women navigate the pitfalls of dating, friendships, and work life. Bridget’s quirky personality and the hilarious situations she finds herself in make it a read that will certainly resonate with Seinfeld fans.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Rose Project follows the character Don Tillman, a genetics professor with a strange and certainly unique approach to romance. His humorous attempts at finding love and “the one” will surely remind you of the Seinfeld gang’s misadventures in dating. You’ll definitely be rooting for the unconventional romantic, Don.
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
While Good Omen is a fantasy novel at heart, it still shares some similarities to Seinfeld. In this comedy fantasy, an angel and a demon strike up an unlikely friendship and must come together to save the world from an apocalypse. Much like Seinfeld, this book combines comedy, satire, and absurdity, taking everyday situations to the extremes! It’s a funny and witty exploration of humans, morality, and, ultimately, the end of the world!
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Less follows the character of Arthur Less. He’s a writer who avoids his ex-lover’s wedding by traveling the world. His escapades are sure to keep you laughing right through to the last page. It’s a charming book with themes of self-discovery, romance, and the way life never quite turns out as you might expect! Greer’s writing is both humorous and poignant, making it a delightful read.
These books are perfect for Seinfeld fans and offer a fresh dose of humor and wit that aligns with the show’s trademark style. The only question left is: which book on this list will you grab a copy of first?