Download The Mouse on Wall Street by Leonard Wibberley PDF

By Leonard Wibberley

By no means has "the funds game" been extra deliciously uncovered than during this creative comedy-satire. Grand Fenwick's mystery weapon this time is its Grand Pinot chewing gum. on the end of its successful struggle opposed to the USA, the duchy had lodged production rights to the product in an American corporation, the place they'd lain dormant. yet now the anti-smoking crusade is in complete tilt, gum revenues have boomed, and Grand Fenwick gets a payment, unheralded and undesirable, for a million dollars-its forty consistent with cent percentage of the 1st annual revenue. What consternation! For definitely not anything reliable may result from the inflow of these unneeded cash into the tidy economic system of Grand Fenwick (15 sq. miles; 5000 souls). And certainly the consternation is easily based. 365 days later, the ills of inflation already afflicting each Grand Fenwickian, excessive or low, Conservative or hard work, the revenue payment isn't 1000000 money, yet ten million. Now basically the benign Gloriana XII can retailer her humans, and concept is the same as the perilous second. selecting to lose the money by means of making an investment it on Wall road, she closes her eyes-a vintage method-and jabs on the monetary web page together with her embroidery needle. Then, having airmailed off to the States a purchase for inventory within the corporation her needle has skewered, she settles again with ease and optimistically to her embroidery. in actual fact Gloriana XII is not any monetary genius, and, in fact, her scheme is going awry. yet simply how so is an issue for Mr. Wibberley's risible ingenuity and for his readers. Suffice it to claim right here that mergers merge, conglomerates conglomerate, and sooner or later all of the cash markets of the realm start to wobble. For what if Grand Fenwick should still liquidate its billions-yes, they're billions now-of American resources and insist fee in gold?

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Download Bloom County: The Complete Collection, Volume 7: 1987 by Berkeley Breathed PDF

By Berkeley Breathed

In particular formatted electronic variation! accumulating each strip from January 1,1987, via December 31,1987, in chronological order, with a brand new conceal insert by way of Breathed. Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County burst onto the yankee comedian scene in December 1980 and it quickly turned essentially the most renowned comedian strips of all time. The endearing and quirky denizens of the strip incorporated Milo Bloom, Steve Dallas, Michael Binkley, Cutter John, invoice the Cat, and Opus the Penguin. Bloom County used to be a strip that handled many concerns proper to the interval. Occasional Context comments’ are additional all through this assortment

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Download The Life of Insects by Victor Pelevin PDF

By Victor Pelevin

In a cosmopolitan exhibit of allegory, delusion, and philosophical inquiry, Victor Pelevin creates an Ovidian, shape-shifting global that by no means fails to resonate on numerous strata with our personal.

The lifetime of bugs opens with a trio of investors--two Russians and one American--discussing enterprise clients within the Crimea, while, unexpectedly, they demonstrate themselves to be mosquitoes looking for hemoglobin and glucose. different figures morph from human to insect (and again back) during this completely disorienting but surprisingly usual Kafkaesque novel. either a parody of conventional Russian prose and a savage statement of post-Soviet tradition, The lifetime of bugs is a positive act of storytelling that succeeds in making "insect aspirations and nervousness consider so fragile and so soberingly common" (The ny occasions e-book Review).

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Download Who let the dogs in?: incredible political animals I have by Molly Ivins PDF

By Molly Ivins

The awesome, inimitable Molly Ivins is again, together with her personal own corridor of status of America’s so much notable and outlandish politicians–the depraved, the clever, the witty, and the witless–drawn from greater than 20 years of reporting at the people who try to run our govt (in a few circumstances, into the ground).Who allow the canine In? takes us on a wild journey via 20 years of political lifestyles, from Ronald Reagan, via large George and invoice Clinton, to our present most sensible puppy, identified to Ivins readers easily as Dubya. yet these are only many of the political animals who're commemorated and skewered for our entertainment. Ivins additionally writes hilariously, perceptively, and every now and then witheringly of John Ashcroft, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, H. Ross Perot, Tom hold up, Ann Richards, Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, and the present governor of Texas, who's often called Rick “Goodhair” Perry.Following shut at the heels of her phenomenally winning Bushwhacked and containing an up to date creation for the crusade season, Who enable the canines In? is political writing at its most sensible.

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Download Nothing's Sacred by Lewis Black PDF

By Lewis Black

You might have noticeable him at the day-by-day convey with Jon Stewart delivering up his trademark offended observational humor on every thing from politics to popular culture. you've gotten noticeable his vigorous stand-up performances on HBO, Comedy crucial, and in venues around the globe. Now, for the 1st time, Lewis Black interprets his volcanic eruptions into ebook shape in Nothing's Sacred, a suite of rants opposed to stupidity and authority, which in many instances move hand in hand. With subversive wit and highbrow honesty, Lewis examines the occasions of his lifestyles that formed his antiauthoritarian viewpoint and constructed his comedic viewpoint. transforming into up in Fifties suburbia while father knew most sensible and there has been a sitcom to turn out it, he started to regard authority with a jaundiced eye at an early age. And as that sentiment grew better with each one passing yr, so did his skill to hone in at the absurd. precise to shape, he places logic above ideology and distills hilarious, biting statement on all issues politically and culturally suitable. "No one is secure from Lewis Black's comedian missiles." (New York instances) you've been warned....

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Download Don't Eat Cat by Jess Walter PDF

By Jess Walter

During this brilliantly pleasing send-up of zombie lit, Edgar Award winner and nationwide e-book Award finalist Jess Walter deals a twist on America’s favourite monster: You don’t must be lifeless to be a zombie. Walter creates a postapocalyptic nightmare that's as sidesplitting because it is moving—and the entire extra damning simply because it’s so recognizable.

Set within the yr 2040, amid rolling epidemics, financial collapses, ozone tumors, genetic piracy, and an Arizona border warfare, “Don’t consume Cat” is the tale of Owen, a man who simply desires to omit the result of his fresh full-body test with a grande soy latte ahead of going to paintings in Seattle’s food/finance district. the realm has long gone directly to hell, and the main frightening a part of it's that no longer a rattling factor has replaced: you continue to need to visit paintings, you continue to don’t have a female friend, and, unbelievably, the road on the Starbucks monetary nonetheless stretches on perpetually. Why? simply because there’s a zombie operating in the back of the counter, an addict of a membership drug that motives its clients to turn into competitive, milk-pale, dead-eyed dimwits with an urge for food for rodents and residence pets—cats particularly (and, in very, very infrequent circumstances, humans).

When Owen ultimately makes it to the top of the road, the stricken barista’s humans talents falter stressed and he mauls the shop supervisor. It’s the 1st documented zombie assault in months, and it units the sim-tweets humming, finally finishing in a vigilante killing. As for Owen, he will get greater than a unfastened latte out of the incident: He’s pressured to confront the brokenness of his current lifestyles through venturing into the earlier. With assistance from a personal investigator, he heads into Seattle’s Zombie city to look for the single lady he has ever loved.

In “Don’t consume Cat,” a few highs are higher than a life of being human.

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Jess Walter is the writer of “Citizen Vince,” “The Zero,” “The monetary Lives of the Poets,” and the imminent “Beautiful Ruins,” so as to be released by means of HarperCollins in June. Praised via the “New York Times” as “a ridiculously gifted writer,” he has received the Edgar Award for secret writing and been named a finalist for the nationwide e-book Award. A former journalist, Walter lives together with his family members in Spokane, Washington. “Don’t consume Cat” is his first zombie tale.

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Download Rants by Dennis Miller PDF

By Dennis Miller

Now, i do not are looking to get off on a rant here   the hot York instances known as Dennis Miller's The Rants "a entertaining mixture of profanity and wit...that will make lovers of his irreverent liberal angst giggle out loud." Readers around the state truly agreed, as the e-book stayed at the instances hardcover bestseller checklist for months, with greater than 130,000 copies in print. Now, a good broader viewers can notice Miller's stinging wit in paperback.Dennis Miller respects no limitations. no matter if the topic is dope-addled baseball avid gamers who can now not swing their bats, do-nothing politicians who commit their careers to making significant sound bites, or the nation's resigned attractiveness of violence as a fashion of yankee lifestyles, those thematically prepared monologues are humorous and indignant. extra considerably, they shatter the conventions of comedy by way of concurrently making us snigger, imagine, and seethe. while Miller takes the level, the viewers calls for, "the rants, the rants, the rants." this is the gathering of his invigorating and thought-provoking monologues that show off his singular perspective.

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Download Gloriana by Michael Moorcock PDF

By Michael Moorcock

A fantasy satirizing Spenser's "The Fairie Queen" and reflecting the genuine lifetime of Elizabeth I, tells of a lady who ascends to the throne upon the demise of her debauched and corrupted father, King Hern. Gloriana's reign brings the Empire of Albion right into a Golden Age, yet her oppressive obligations choke her, prohibiting any kind of sexual delight, it doesn't matter what fetish she attempts. Her challenge is actually symbolic of the hypocrisy of her whole court docket. whereas her existence is intended to reflect that of her state - a picture of purity, advantage, enlightenment and prosperity - in fact that her peaceable empire is stored safe by way of her depraved chancellor Monfallcon and his corrupt community of spies and murderers, the main sinister of whom is Captain Quire, who's commissioned to seduce Gloriana and therefore carry down Albion and the complete empire.

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Download Infante's Inferno by Guillermo Cabrera Infante PDF

By Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Hidden at the back of a cloak of unique secret, Cuba is almost unknown to americans, G. Cabrera Infante--in Infante's Inferno and several other of his different novels--allows readers to peek behind the scenes surrounding this island and notice the colourful lifestyles that existed there earlier than Fidel Castro's regime. Detailing the sexual schooling and adventures of the writer, Infante's Inferno is a lush, erotic, humorous booklet that offers readers with perception into what it was once prefer to develop up in pre-revolutionary Havana. Viewing each lady as a possible lover, and the films as a spot either for leisure and power sexual escapades, Cabera Infante captures the adolescent male mind-set with loads of enjoyable and self-consciousness. along with his hallmark of puns and wordplay--excellently translated by way of Suzanne Jill Levine--Cabrera Infante has a hilariously up-to-date of the Don Juan fable in a tropical environment.

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Download The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning by Hallgrimur Helgason PDF

By Hallgrimur Helgason

With a few sixty six hits lower than his belt, Tomislav Bokšić, or poisonous, has a perfect checklist as hitman for the Croatian mafia in manhattan. that's, till he kills the incorrect man and is pressured to escape the States, forsaking the existence he understands and loves. by surprise, he unearths himself on a airplane hurtling towards Reykjavik, Iceland, borrowing the id of an American televangelist named Father pleasant. with out technique of get away from this island without gun outlets and agreement killing, tragicomic hilarity ensues as he's pressured to come back to phrases along with his bloody earlier and reevaluate his destiny.

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