Category: Humor Satire

  • A Farewell to Legs: An Aaron Tucker Mystery (Aaron Tucker by Jeffrey Cohen, Damon Abdallah, Books in Motion

    By Jeffrey Cohen, Damon Abdallah, Books in Motion

    The lifetime of Aaron Tucker - freelance author and stay-at-home dad - is whatever yet dull. in truth, Aaron manages to discover himself in far more hazard than your normal mild-mannered Jewish man. He lands in a homicide research while a number one conservative flesh presser is located useless in his DC inn room, stumbled on through his mistress after her lengthy post-coital bathe. She (a former item of Aaron's affection) asks Aaron to discover the killer. Aaron does not see himself as an investigating genius yet he's taking the project, which does not sit down good along with his relatives.
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  • Envy by Yuri Olesha, Ken Kafuls, Marian Schwartz

    By Yuri Olesha, Ken Kafuls, Marian Schwartz

    A brand new York evaluate Books Original

    One of the delights of Russian literature, a travel de strength that has been in comparison to the simplest of Nabokov and Bulgakov, Yuri Olesha’s novella Envy brings jointly slicing social satire, slapstick humor, and a wild visionary streak. Andrei is a version Soviet citizen, a swaggeringly self-satisfied multi-millionaire of the foodstuff who intends to revolutionize glossy lifestyles with heavily produced sausage. Nikolai is a loser. discovering him under the influence of alcohol within the gutter, Andrei supplies him a mattress for the evening and a task as a gofer. Nikolai takes what he can, yet that doesn’t suggest he’s thankful. Griping, sulking, grovelingly abject, he despises every little thing Andrei believes in, whether he envies him his each breath.

    Producer and sponger, insider and outcast, grasp and guy struggle from side to side within the pages of Olesha’s anarchic comedy. it's a contest of wills within which not anything is certain other than the incorrigible human center.

    Marian Schwartz’s new English translation of Envy brilliantly captures the power of Olesha’s masterpiece.
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  • Solos y Solas by By Bernardo Stamateas

    By By Bernardo Stamateas

    'Singles' are easily humans with out companions. The very name 'single' reinforces a social stigma which should be debunked. In our society, the ideas provided for singleness are courting enterprises or singles-only nightclubs. This booklet takes a distinct process. It describes how unmarried humans (whether widowed, separated or just with out a companion) can discover a mate for all times. 3 parts are investigated: the myths surrounding singleness; pressures on singles; and impediments which have to be healed to convey freedom within the look for a lifestyles companion.
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  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel by Maria Semple

    By Maria Semple

    Bernadette Fox is infamous. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated accomplice; to fellow private-school moms in Seattle, she's a shame; to layout professionals, she's a progressive architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a ally and, easily, Mom.Then Bernadette disappears. it all started while Bee aced her record card and claimed her promised present: a kinfolk journey to Antarctica. yet Bernadette's intensifying hypersensitive reaction to Seattle--and humans in general--has made her so agoraphobic digital assistant in India now runs her most elementary errands. a visit to the tip of the earth is problematic.To locate her mom, Bee compiles e mail messages, reputable records, mystery correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and touching novel approximately lost genius and a mom and daughter's function in an absurd international.
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  • Henderson the Rain King (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) by Saul Bellow

    By Saul Bellow

    "It blazes as fiercly and scintillatingly as a wooded area fireplace. there's existence right here; a superb rage to stay extra totally. during this it's a massive between novels." (San Francisco Examiner)

    Saul Bellow inspires the entire wealthy colours and unique customs of a hugely imaginary Africa during this acclaimed comedian novel a few middle-aged American millionaire who, looking a brand new, extra profitable lifestyles, descends upon an African tribe. Henderson’s striking feats of power and his unbridled ardour for all times win him the admiration of the tribe—but it truly is his present for making rain that turns him from mere hero into messiah. A hilarious, frequently ribald tale, Henderson the Rain King is usually a profound examine the forces that force a guy via life.

    This Penguin Classics variation includes an creation by means of Adam Kirsch.

    For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous through introductions and notes via special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.
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  • Thud! A Novel of Discworld by Terry Pratchett

    By Terry Pratchett

    as soon as, in a gods-forsaken hellhole referred to as Koom Valley, trolls and dwarfs met in bloody wrestle. Centuries later, every one species nonetheless perspectives the opposite with simmering animosity. in recent times, the influential dwarf, Grag Hamcrusher, has been fomenting unrest between Ankh-Morpork's extra diminutive citizens—a risky scenario made some distance worse while the pint-size provocateur is came upon bashed to demise . . . with a troll membership mendacity with ease close by.

    Commander Sam Vimes of the town Watch knows the significance of fixing the Hamcrusher murder immediately. (Vimes's moment most-pressing accountability, in reality, subsequent to continuously being domestic at six p.m. sharp to learn Where's My Cow? to Sam, Jr.) yet a couple of corpse is anticipating Vimes within the eerie, summoning darkness of a labyrinthine mine community being secretly excavated underneath Ankh-Morpork's streets. And the lethal puzzle is pulling him deep into the muck and mire of superstition, hatred, and fear—and might be the entire option to Koom Valley itself.

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  • Summer Blowout by Claire Cook

    By Claire Cook

    Bella Shaughnessy is hooked on lipstick with names like My Chihuahua Bites and Kiss My Lips, an occupational probability, because she works as a stylist and make-up artist for her family's small chain of good looks salons in Marshbury, Massachusetts, with her 4 half-brothers and -sisters. the landlord is her father, fortunate Shaughnessy, a gregarious, three-times-divorced charmer with Donald Trump hair, who's enthusiastic about all issues Italian and nonetheless consists of a torch for his first spouse, Bella's mom. After Bella's personal marriage flames out spectacularly whilst her half-sister runs off along with her husband, Bella comes to a decision she has visible adequate of the wear love can do. She makes a vow: not more males. Then Bella meets a adorable entrepreneur at a school reasonable, and regardless of their bickering, they cannot appear to steer clear of one another. He additionally supplies her a super company concept, one who simply may permit her to percentage her make-up services with the realm. A small, well-tressed puppy unearths her manner into her existence, and her middle, and he or she comes to a decision to probability that, too. whilst the entire extended family heads to Atlanta for a tremendous Southern marriage ceremony, sparks fly--in a summer time blowout not anyone will ever omit. This hilarious, rambunctious novel is natural Claire cook dinner: packed with juicy clash and unconditional love.
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  • Battle of the Network Zombies (Amanda Feral, Book 3) by Mark Henry

    By Mark Henry

    In Seattle's undead circles, Amanda Feral is likely one of the attractive zombies. in fact, when you are socializing with werewolves, devils, and rampaging yetis, there is not that a lot pageant. nonetheless, Amanda has a classy rep to keep up, that is getting difficult now that her tanking advert organization is obliterating her funds. The quickest strategy to make a few money: seem on a brand new truth convey, American Minions, hosted by means of lecherous wooden nymph Johnny Birch. stylish? probably no longer, yet a girl's gotta devour. With zombie gal friend Wendy posing as her bitchy agent, Amanda settles in to 'Minions Mansion', crowded with 24-7 video cameras and undead status whores. whilst Johnny is located incinerated in a locked room, Amanda makes a decision to channel her internal omit Marple (minus the grotesque cardigans) and discover who is accountable. was once it furry Sue, the white trash stripper yeti? Tanesha, the glamorous trannie werewolf? Angie, the Filipino vampire with a removable head? Unveiling the wrongdoer in a heart-stopping finale will not simply retailer the convey from cancellation, it could possibly simply preserve Amanda alive - or as shut as a ghoul can get...
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