Reading the classics is not my thing. I am loath to even try then anymore. My 'abandonment rate' with them is too high for it to be worth the effort.
So it was with considerable scepticism that I started hearing this piece. Here author Jack Mornigan talks about finding humor in three heavy-weights (all three of which I have been unsuccessful in completing in the past) - Moby Dick; Ulysses and The Sound and the Fury. He makes a great case, and has gotten me to rethink these books. Maybe I will give them another shot after all.
[Mining the classics for laughs]
There is an audio link here as well. I highly recommend that you listen, rather than read. Listening to the guy is what made it click for me. The clip is just under 4 minutes long, and is well worth the time. Who knows, maybe you will be tempted to try Melville, Joyce and Faulkner too!