Once up one a time there was a prince named Roger, and everyone near him always laughs - uncontrollably. So the King's Wizard sends Prince Roger on a mysterious Quest, telling Roger he will know when he finds his quest, because he won't laugh. Does the prince have any idea what his quest is? No! Any idea where it is? Yes - sort of. The Wizard tells him that he must go to these places: the Forever Forest, the Dastardly Divide, the Valley of Vengeance, the Sea of Screams, and the Mountain of Malice. In one of these places he will find his Quest. Does the Wizard tell him anything else? Nope!
I like this book because it is hilarious. I also like the characters, and how it's like the author is telling the story, and the characters are misbehaving. I recommend A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears to readers.