Category: Humor Satire

  • Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg

    By Fannie Flagg

    Excellent news! Fannie’s again in town--and the city is one of the top characters in her new novel.Along with Neighbor Dorothy, the woman with the smile in her voice, whose day-by-day radio announces retain us delightfully expert on the entire neighborhood information, we additionally meet Bobby, her ten-year-old son, destined to dwell 1000 lives, so much of them in his mind's eye; Norma and Macky Warren and their ninety-eight-year-old Aunt Elner; the oddly horny and charismatic Hamm Sparks, who starts in lifestyles as a tractor salesman and finally ends up promoting himself to the complete kingdom and nearly the full nation; and the 2 girls who love him as another way as evening and day. Then there's Tot Whooten, the beautician whose good fortune is as undesirable as her hairdressing abilities; Beatrice Woods, the Little Blind Songbird; Cecil Figgs, the Funeral King; and the amazing Minnie Oatman, lead vocalist of the Oatman kin Gospel Singers.The time is 1946 till the current. the city is Elmwood Springs, Missouri, correct in the midst of the rustic, in the course of the in general joyous transition from conflict to peace, aiming towards a dizzyingly brilliant future.Once back, Fannie Flagg supplies us a narrative of richly human characters, the saving graces of the once-maligned center sessions and small-town existence, and the day-by-day contest among laughter and tears. Fannie really writes from the heartland, and her storytelling is, to cite Time, "utterly irresistible."From the Hardcover variation.
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  • Trials of Tiffany Trott by Isabel Wolff

    By Isabel Wolff

    Tiffany Trott is 37, appealing, profitable, and disastrously unfortunate in love. now not one to renounce, she's approximately to embark on what turns into an odyssey during the singles scene. On her approach during the love jungle, Tiffany is still tenacious, funny, confident and kind-hearted.
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  • Rugby Wit: Quips and Quotes for the Rugby Obsessed (Humour): by Richard Benson

    By Richard Benson

    A collection of rugby-themed costs for each participant and fan of this rough-and-tumble game

    "I imagine you benefit from the online game extra in case you have no idea the foundations. besides, you are at the related wavelength because the referees." —Jonathan Davies

    Some may possibly say there’s not anything humorous approximately scrums, cauliflower ears, and the sin bin. Rugby Wit begs to vary. Bulging with wit, this publication brings you loads of rugby-related prices that variety from the hilarious to the philosophical. even if you recognize your league out of your union otherwise you imagine a hooker is a scantily-clad girl of the evening, this chucklesome tome is worthy a try.

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  • Overqualified by Joey Comeau

    By Joey Comeau

    Overqualified's hide letters are like a slap within the face, however the slap is hilarious, and also you cannot cease guffawing, and once it is over you must inform your entire pals concerning the slap. you recognize the type? — Ryan North, Dinosaur Comics "Joey Comeau's Overqualified is Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret as chewed up and spit out through J. G. Ballard. . . . A ebook whose depression is leavened through a shocking hilarity.” — Paul Di Filippo, writer of The Steampunk Trilogy and Cosmocopia hide letters are all of the similar. they are lifeless. You write a similar lies time and again, directory the store-bought elements of your self that you simply recognize the least. God is familiar with how they inform an individual aside, yet this is often how it really is performed. after which in the future a motor vehicle comes out of nowhere, and abruptly every thing adjustments and also you have no idea if he will ever get up. You get away from bed within the morning, and in case you take a seat to jot down one other paint-by-numbers conceal letter, whatever fullyyt varied comes out. you begin threatening rather than begging. You inform rude jokes. You speak about your early life and your sexual fantasies. You signal your actual identify and also you placed your self truthfully into letter after letter and there's no means you're ever going to get this task. no longer with a letter like this. and also you ship it anyway.
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  • Salons by Catherine Chang

    By Catherine Chang

    Inside layout for the carrier area is a comparatively unexplored subject. The projectsgathered jointly right here characterize what has been and will be accomplished for consumers who wish extra customized interiors for his or her clients and sevices. utilizing the topic of good looks and hairdressing those examples exhibit a chain of profitable adjustments.
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  • Pyramid Power (Pyramid Series) by Dave Freer

    By Dave Freer

      The Pyramid is baacckk! good, really, it by no means went away—but it had inactive, nonetheless sitting in the midst of Chicago yet now not starting to be and wiping out structures because it grew. The Krin equipment might were thwarted, if issues were left as they were—but a V.I.P., who is aware too many nation secrets and techniques to be allowed to be lacking, used to be left at the back of on this planet of Greek mythology. So a power-mad Washington bureaucrat has press-ganged a number of of the survivors of the 1st expedition into the pyramid’s worlds and despatched them, besides a crew knowledgeable in “surgical strikes,” to both convey again the V.I.P. or, if that’s very unlikely, terminate him with severe prejudice.      regrettably, rather than returning to mythological Greece, they locate themselves on this planet of the Norse gods. whether they be capable of live to tell the tale the enmity of Odin and his warriors, can have the ability to loose Loki (a capability best friend) and will retain the hard-drinking thunder-god Thor off the sauce lengthy adequate to assist them, Ragnarok is coming, with the top of the area. or even a hard-headed upkeep guy along with his trusty toolkit can have hassle solving that challenge!
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  • What's the Worst That Could Happen? (Dortmunder Novels) by Donald E. Westlake

    By Donald E. Westlake

    It began with a hoop. an inexpensive ring. The yellow steel stated brass, now not gold, and the sparkly bits have been by no means diamonds. however the ring belonged to May's horseplaying uncle, who swore it introduced strong good fortune. Dortmunder, who would not kick a bit stable success up and doing, places it to the try out whilst he is going to burglarize ny billionaire Max Fairbanks. As good fortune may have it, Dortmunder is greeted by way of Fairbanks himself - and a loaded gun - once he strolls in the course of the door. while the law enforcement officials arrive, the rich person provides insult to harm through claiming that Dortmunder's fortunate ring is admittedly his. titanic mistake, monstrous man. once Dortmunder can provide the police officers the slip, the world's so much single-minded burglar is going after the fats cat with a vengeance and a staff of crooks that basically he can gather. And from the get move every little thing will cross Dortmunder's approach - every little thing, that's, other than the hoop.
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  • Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

    By Terry Pratchett

    Who would wish to hurt Discworld's such a lot loved icon? only a few issues are held sacred during this twisted, corrupt, heartless -- and oddly standard -- universe, however the Hogfather is one in all them. but right here it really is, Hogswatchnight, that the majority joyous and acquisitive of instances, and the jolly previous, red-suited gift-giver has vanished with out a hint. and there is anything shady happening concerning an uncommonly psychotic member of the Assassins' Guild and likely representatives of Ankh-Morpork's really huge legal point. abruptly Discworld's complete delusion procedure is unraveling at an alarming expense. Drastic measures needs to be taken, that is why dying himself is taking over the reins of the fats man's vacated sleigh . . . which, in flip, has Death's level-headed granddaughter, Susan, racing to resolve the nasty, humbuggian mess prior to the vacation season is going directly to hell and takes all people besides it.
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  • Laurence Sterne by Marcus Walsh

    By Marcus Walsh

    The eighteenth century was once a interval whilst the trendy Novel emerged in the course of the paintings of writers equivalent to Laurence Sterne (1713-68), Richardson, Defoe, Fielding and Johnson. in spite of the fact that, the writing of Sterne is well-known as influencing glossy writing from Joyce and Woolf onwards greater than any of the opposite eighteenth century novelists. within the final 20 years Sterne's paintings has turn into a spotlight for a flourishing physique of labor and demanding debates in lots of new and constructing components of literary conception which come with gender, sexuality, postmodernism, and deconstruction. Sterne's significant novel 'Tristram Shandy' is thought of as deploying a variety of 'post-modern literary units' anticipated to be present in past due 20th century paintings instead of in paintings written within the 1700s. this can be a severe reader, made of a set of essays, which mixes the main attention-grabbing and stimulating contemporary severe puzzling over Sterne. those essays symbolize contemporary theoretical and important debates surrounding Sterne's writing and are grouped thematically For readers attracted to literary feedback and 18th century literature.
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