Category: Humor

By Theodor Fontane

A classic novel approximately marriage and betrayal from the good German realist

Gregarious and adventurous, count number Helmuth Holk is thrilled to be known as clear of his solemn and pious spouse to the far away court docket of a Danish princess. Swept up within the romance of his new atmosphere, he doesn't observe that everybody there's not what they seem—a undeniable fact that motives him to decide that has deadly results. A tragicomic novel of a failing marriage and glossy sexual politics, No means Back is stuffed with the irony, beauty, and masterly discussion for which Theodor Fontane is acclaimed.

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By E. S. T.

One of the simplest ways to get to grasp somebody is to be trapped in a relocating steel bucket on my own with them, being chargeable for lifestyles and demise judgements for hours and hours at a time. this is often what occurs in the event you paintings Emergency scientific providers and trip in an ambulance. Chucking Granny is a funny choice of tales in regards to the first hundred EMS companions writer E.S.T. had whereas operating for a personal ambulance company. EMTs, Paramedics, and somebody who has ever had coworkers will take pleasure in this sequence and attach with E.S.T.'s satirical portrayal of her numerous companions.

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By Terry Pratchett

Ce can pay, on l'appelle le Causse : une succession de collines vertes peuplées de moutons. C'est là que vit Tiphaine Patraque, neuf ans, fille d'une longue lignée de bergers. Elle a décidé qu'elle deviendrait sorcière.
Les épreuves ne lui manqueront pas : un monstre dans los angeles rivière, un cavalier sans tête sur le chemin du village… et los angeles disparition de son petit frère.
Armée d'une poêle à frire, du livre de magie de sa même (Les maladies du mouton) et d'une détermination farouche, elle half affronter los angeles reine des fées.
Seule ? Non. Miyards ! Avec le concours des Nac mac Feegle, les ch'tits hommes libres à l. a. peau bleue, voleurs, bagarreurs, ivrognes et belliqueux.
Ni rwa ! Ni rinne ! Ni djeus ! Ni maets ! Fini de s'faire avwar !

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By Ruskin Bond

There are such a lot of beautiful issues to work out, there's rather a lot to do, a lot enjoyable on hand and such a lot of captivating and fascinating humans to fulfill. How can my pen ever run dry? one in every of India's most interesting and so much prolific writers, Ruskin Bond has been placing pen to paper for good over six many years. because the Room at the Roof his award-winning debut novel which brought readers to the unforgettable Rusty, the orphan from Dehradun Bond has created characters either captivating and whimsical, that have persevered in well known mind's eye? And, in what's possibly his so much towering fulfillment, Bond has dropped at pulsing existence the mountains, valleys and rivers of Garhwal, in addition to the quiet magic of small, tucked-away locations, in booklet after booklet. the author at the Hillis a entire number of Bond's fiction and non-fiction, either well known and little-known. In 'Masterji', a tender guy meets his previous Hindi instructor on a teach platform, in handcuffs. within the excerpt from The Room at the Roof, Rusty stands as much as his bullying mum or dad. 'Man and Leopard' describes, in captivating prose, a heart-breaking come across among guy and the wild. And, in 'Once upon a Mountain Time', Bond creates a captivating portrait of his little patch of earth in Mussoorie. A tribute to at least one of the most well-liked and enjoyed writers of India, the author at the Hill can also be a party of the quiet, unhurried lifestyles, lived at one's personal speed. This quantity will pride Bond's lovers all over the place.

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By P. G. Wodehouse

“To dive right into a Wodehouse novel is to swim in essentially the most elegantly became words within the English language.”―Ben Schott

stick with the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman’s gentleman, Jeeves, during this wonderful new version of 1 of the best comedian brief tale collections within the English language. This vintage selection of associated tales characteristic the various funniest episodes within the lifetime of Bertie Wooster, gentleman, and Jeeves, his gentleman’s gentleman―in which Bertie's terrifying Aunt Agatha stalks the pages, looking whom she might eat, whereas Bertie’s buddy Bingo Little falls in love with seven assorted ladies in succession (he marries the final, bestselling romantic novelist Rosie M. Banks). And Bertie, with Jeeves’s aid, simply evades the clutches of the terrifying Honoria Glossop. At its center is one in every of Wodehouse’s so much scrumptious tales and a comic book masterpiece, "The nice Sermon Handicap."

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By Terry Pratchett

Sir Sam Vimes will get knocked again in time thirty years during this rollicking experience in Terry Pratchett's bestselling Discworld® series

One second Sir Sam Vimes is in his old-patrolman shape, chasing a sweet-talking psychopath around the rooftops of Ankh-Morpork. the subsequent, he is mendacity bare on the street, having been despatched again thirty years, courtesy of a bunch of time-manipulating priests who will not depart well-enough on my own. This Discworld is a dismal position that Vimes recalls all too well—three a long time sooner than his name, fortune, loved spouse, and baby at the manner. Worse nonetheless, the assassin he is pursuing has been transported again with him. And on best of that—it's the eve of a fabled highway uprising that killed a number of sturdy (and no longer so strong) males. Sam Vimes understands his responsibility, and through altering background he could simply avoid wasting invaluable necks—though it may possibly rate him his personal own destiny. Plus there is a likelihood to guide a beginner watchman immediately and train him a worthy factor or 3 approximately policing—an impressionable younger copper named Sam Vimes.

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By Robin Ince

Is hideous prose and ghastly poetry extra wonderful than nice literature? decided to determine, award-winning comic Robin Ince has spent many of the twenty first century ransacking through charity retailers, jumble revenues, or even the atypical pass to collect the defining number of the world's worst inadvertently hilarious books. This ebook will advisor you thru the hinterland of big name autobiography, unearthing underappreciated classics comparable to these by means of It Ain't part scorching Mum's Don Estelle and the brother of a former PM (MAJOR MAJOR). It bargains a close examine of romance sub-genres, from the equine (DIAMOND STUD) to the gynaecological (SIGN OF THE SPECULUM). and it'll end up worthwhile to someone who desires to be aware of THE secrets and techniques OF deciding on UP attractive women. primarily, the booklet membership is a handbook - virtually a lifestyles advisor - education you up for club of the Grand Order of Curators of Books that are supposed to by no means were. subscribe to the membership.

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By Don DeLillo

The moment novel by way of Don DeLillo, writer of White Noise (winner of the nationwide publication Award) and Zero K

At trademarks university in West Texas, large younger males, vacuum-packed into shoulder pads and glossy helmets, play soccer with excessive ardour. in the course of an uncharacteristic successful season, the puzzled and distracted working again Gary Harkness has periodic suits of nuclear glee; he's fueled and shielded by means of his worry of and fascination with nuclear clash. between oddly troubled and recognizable avid gamers, the terminologies of soccer and nuclear war--the language of finish zones--become interchangeable, and their that means deteriorates because the collegiate yr runs its direction. during this triumphantly humorous, deeply looking novel, Don DeLillo explores the metaphor of soccer as warfare with wealthy, unique zeal.

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By Ben Elton

The script of Ben Elton's first play. Lockheart Industries are making massive cash - if God desired to purchase into their inventory he'd need to think carefully and consult his humans. they've got a revenue curve wound to this point around the room that it feels like a Blue Peter Christmas charm. yet they need extra.

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By Tom Holt

Polly is a true property solicitor. She can be wasting her brain. anyone retains ingesting her espresso. And chatting with her consumers. And doing her activity. And whilst she is going to the dry cleaner's to choose up her gown for the social gathering, it's now not there. now not the costume - the dry cleaner's.

And then there are the chickens who imagine they're humans. whatever unusual is easily occurring - and it's going to take greater than a mystical ring to variety it out.

From one of many funniest voices in comedian fiction at the present time comes a hilarious story of pigs and parallel worlds.

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