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The Full Ridiculous: A Novel

November 8, 2016 | Humor | By admin | 0 Comments

By Mark Lamprell

Michaelo O’Dell is hit by way of a motor vehicle, and whilst he doesn’t die, he's stunned and happy. yet he can’t appear to circulate, frozen within the crash place. He can’t focus, or regulate his anger and grief, or determine what to do approximately a lot of whatever. His expert existence starts to fall apart, and even supposing his spouse Wendy is heroically supportive, his teenage little ones simply exacerbate his post-accident angst. His daughter Rosie punches out a vindictive schoolmate, plunging the family members right into a unique parent-teacher hell. in the meantime, his son Declan is located with a stash of illicit medicines, and an odd policeman begins harassing the relations, inflicting traditional mishaps to tackle a sinister desperation.

Equal components hilarious and painful, this compelling novel delves into the problems of kinfolk, love, and the precarious enterprise of being a guy. Mark Lamprell’s awesome debut examines the bad fact: occasionally you can’t pull your self jointly till you’ve thoroughly fallen apart.

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Money in the Bank (Collector's Wodehouse)

November 8, 2016 | Humor | By admin | 0 Comments

By P. G. Wodehouse

[Read by way of Simon Vance]

In normal Wodehouse type, Money within the Bank is a full of life narrative jam-packed with witty banter, bumbling buffoons, and wild shenanigans.

George Uffenham, the eccentric 6th viscount of Uffenham, has simply switched over the family members fortune into diamonds - and stashed them away in a mystery hiding position. yet as success may have it, an unlucky motor vehicle coincidence quickly thereafter factors him to disregard the jewels' situation. so one can recuperate the gemstones, he needs to set free his property, Shipley corridor, to important online game hunter Clarissa Cork and go back posing because the butler, Cakebread. hence disguised, he'll give you the option to go looking the entire rooms and reclaim his relations pile!

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The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell

November 8, 2016 | Humor | By admin | 0 Comments

By Harry Harrison

Fresh experience of slippery Jim DiGriz, the SF superhero the TLS in comparison to James Bond and Flash Gordon and the day-by-day Telegraph, referred to as the Monty Python of the spaceways. whereas our anti-hero is taking it effortless at the lodge planet Lussouso, his spouse Angelina and her cavorting neighbors are on the temple ofEternal fact, being bamboozled into believing that eventually they could purchase their means into heaven. whilst Angelina asks 1 pertinent query too many, Slippery Jim all at once unearths himself with out a spouse. in the Temple of everlasting fact lie the doorways to Heaven and Hell - to discover Angelina, Jim and his dual sons should holiday down these doorways and discover the worlds at the back of them. In outer house, the satan makes paintings for idle palms.

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The Serpent of Venice: A Novel

November 8, 2016 | Humor | By admin | 0 Comments

By Christopher Moore

New York Times bestselling writer Christopher Moore channels William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe in The Serpent of Venice, a satiric Venetian gothic that brings again the Pocket of puppy Snogging, the eponymous hero of Fool, with his sidekick, Drool, and puppy monkey, Jeff.

Venice, decades in the past. 3 famous Venetians wait for their so much loathsome and foul dinner visitor, the erstwhile envoy of england and France, and widower of the murdered Queen Cordelia: the rascal idiot Pocket.

This trio of crafty plotters—the service provider, Antonio; the senator, Montressor Brabantio; and the naval officer, Iago—have lured Pocket to a depressing dungeon, promising a night of spirits and debauchery with an extraordinary Amontillado sherry and Brabantio’s appealing daughter, Portia.

But their invitation is, in fact, bogus. The wine is drugged. the woman isn’t even within the urban limits. desirous to rid themselves as soon as and for all the guy who has continually foiled their grand quest for energy and wealth, they've got lured him to his dying. (How can one of these small guy, be the sort of large obstacle?). yet this idiot is not any idiot . . . and he’s acquired quite a lot of methods (and hand gestures) up his sleeve.

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Happiness Is . . .: 500 Things to Be Happy About

November 8, 2016 | Humor | By admin | 0 Comments

By Lisa Swerling

This can be the hot happiness booklet. From Ralph Lazar and Lisa Swerling, famed illustrators and New York Times bestselling authors of Me with out You, this cute present ebook illustrates 500 issues to feel free approximately. Happiness is . . . an unforeseen bouquet, observing the ocean, solving anything, an outstanding excessive 5, and much more! The captivating, make-you-smile illustrations hit simply the fitting note—not too sappy, no longer too sweet—and remind us that there are dozens of items to be at liberty approximately on a daily basis. A universally beautiful present for birthdays, graduations, vacations, or a bit pick-me-up, this joyful assortment is certain to be a success 12 months after 12 months!

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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader History's Lists (Uncle John's Bathroom Readers)

November 8, 2016 | Humor | By admin | 0 Comments

By Bathroom Readers' Institute

Leave it to Uncle John to discover a brand new option to make heritage enjoyable and interesting! This quirky choice of lists is the newest quantity within the rest room Reader’s best-selling background sequence. those 508 pages will breathe lifestyles into history’s most renowned (and most unique) tales. From the Stone Age to the web Age, a few fast takes on must-know subject matters that would demonstrate the extraordinary connections between history’s greatest--and strangest--events. historical past buffs, minutiae hounds, and readers trying to find an academic snack will love this enjoyable structure. Here’s what you’ll locate during this nice book:

2 recognized pioneering trails
3 one-armed males who lent a hand
4 well-known people who actually died laughing
5 scary medieval punishments
6 photographic firsts
7 resort rooms the place historical past used to be made
8 disgusting mystery ingredients
9 well-known trains
10 areas you can’t go
11 mess ups that modified the world
12 quick foodstuff firsts
And a lot, a lot more!

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Sad Monsters: Growling on the Outside, Crying on the Inside

November 8, 2016 | Humor | By admin | 0 Comments

By Frank Lesser

An Emmy Award-winning author for The Colbert Report follows within the (big) footsteps of Bigfoot: I no longer Dead.

Monsters have it difficult. along with being deeply misunderstood, they be afflicted by very actual difficulties: Mummies have physique photograph matters, Godzilla goes via an existential hindrance, and creatures from the black lagoon face discrimination from creatures from the white lagoon. At center, those monsters are human; in spite of everything, you're what you consume. Quirkily illustrated, Sad Monsters hilariously files the trials and tribulations of the entire undead creatures monster-mad readers have grown to like, from vampires and werewolves, to chupacabras and sphinxes, or even claw-footed bathtubs.

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The Blood of a Dragon (The Legends of Ethshar Book 4)

November 8, 2016 | Humor | By admin | 0 Comments

By Lawrence Watt-Evans

Dumery of Shiphaven was once a lad with a love of wizardry--and no magic in any respect. He dreamed of apprenticing himself to an exceptional wizard, yet simply because he had now not even a slightly of the expertise, it used to be a dream he may by no means satisfy. He could by no means apprentice himself to a very good wizard, nor even a meager one; irrespective of how he enjoyed magic and the paranormal arts, he could by no means paintings with wizards or wizardry. that is what Dumery was once starting to imagine, anyway--until he spied a very good wizard humbling himself earlier than a guy promoting dragon's blood, the dear stuff that made tricky spells paintings. If Dumery could not be a wizard, he may perhaps nonetheless turn into a dragon-hunter--and have all these condescending wizards crawling to him. And so Dumery trigger on a quest--a quest looking for dragons and dragon-hunters, and eventually the key that lay underneath all of the wizardry in Ethshar. earlier than he reached its finish, he might discover the poor secret of the dragon-hunters--and scheme a scheme that might switch the face of Ethsharitic magic eternally.

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The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe

November 7, 2016 | Humor | By admin | 0 Comments

By Andrew O'Hagan

Meet Maf: The hilariously opinionated, well-read, politically scrappy, and complicated canines better half to Marilyn Monroe.

 

In November 1960, Frank Sinatra gave Marilyn Monroe a puppy. His identify used to be Mafia Honey, or Maf for brief. Born within the family of Vanessa Bell, delivered to the U.S. by way of Natalie Wood’s mom, and given as a Christmas current to Marilyn the wintry weather after she separated from Arthur Miller, Maf was once with Marilyn for the final years of her existence, first in long island after which in la, and he had as a lot intuition for big name and psychoanalysis as he did for Liver deal with with an aspect order of nationwide Biscuits. Marylin took him to fulfill President Kennedy and to Hollywood eating places, to shops, to interviews, and to Mexico for her divorce. via Maf's eyes, we see an altogether unique and fantastically smart portrait of the girl in the back of the icon—and the puppy at the back of the woman.

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Castle Murders

November 7, 2016 | Humor | By admin | 0 Comments

Partying to demise? A parlous celebration on the fort Perilous involves a useless halt whilst the physique of viscount Oren is came across and foul play is suspected. yet who's the killer? And the place is the homicide weapon? The rambunctious revelers at fortress P. take part a treacherous treasure hunt for occasion favors of a decidedly lethal nature...the homicide weapon has to be hidden in the back of one of many 144,000 doorways, or will or not it's buried at the back of the subsequent sufferer?

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