Sometimes you read a book that has you convulsing with laughter from the moment you pick it up. For me, one of those books was Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. What do you call this?
Perhaps there isn't a single word or standard phrase for it but I'm convinced there is and I just can't remember it. It would be much like potboiler means a poor quality book, the kind of pulp rubbish people buy in airports.