Please recommend to me light, humorous mainstream novels appropriate for a broad-minded 85 year old man recovering (splendidly, but still . . . ) from surgery. Probably not Prachett or other sff-related genre humor as he is not an sff genre reader (although he has read all of my novels). But the humor can range afield from, say, the Kingsley Amis type “comic” novels or Wodehouse. IOW, something more recent and maybe not just from a white male academic perspective, if you see what I mean.
He just read a grim Icelandic WWII/Cold War thriller, and wants a break and something more hopeful and uplifting. Not cloying, though. Satirical is all right, but surely there recent mainstream comic novels out there that would please.
Thanks in advance.