Download E-books The Messiah of Morris Avenue: A Novel PDF

By Tony Hendra

The acclaimed satirist and bestselling writer of Father Joe poses the query, may we realize the messiah if he seemed this present day? and grants, within the phrases of Frank McCourt, "just what the rustic wishes now--a solid dose of merriment within the face of crawthumping righteousness."

In the now not so far-off way forward for Tony Hendra's novel, the tide of righteousness--in the shape of executions, barking evangelists, tank-like SUVs, and a film run completely by way of the Christian right--has swept the kingdom. other than the non-white, the non-Christian, and the non-wealthy, all are believers. one of the skeptics is a washed-up journalist named Johnny Greco, who hears of a media-shy younger guy referred to as "Jay"roaming via ghettos, therapeutic the unwell, and tossing off miracles. Soft-spoken and shabbily dressed, Jay is an not likely savior for this antsy and illiberal the USA. yet as he makes his rounds, gathers fans, and makes livid enemies one of the righteous powers that be, Johnny unearths it tougher and more durable to doubt him.

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Download E-books Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal PDF

By Christopher Moore

The beginning of Jesus has been good chronicled, as have his excellent teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his 30th birthday. yet not anyone understands concerning the adolescence of the Son of God, the lacking years -- other than Biff, the Messiah's most sensible bud, who has been resurrected to inform the tale within the divinely hilarious but heartfelt paintings "reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams" (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Verily, the tale Biff has to inform is a surprising one, choked with amazing trips, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and scorching babes. Even the huge wiles and devotion of the Savior's good friend is probably not adequate to divert Joshua from his tragic future. yet there is not any one that loves Josh extra -- other than possibly "Maggie," Mary of Magdala -- and Biff isn't really approximately to enable his awesome good friend endure and ascend with no fight.

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Download E-books Devil and the Good Lord and Two Other Plays (A Vintage Book V-65) PDF

By Jean-Paul Sartre

Of 'all modern playwrights of France ... Sartre is the main major .... between his contemporaries, he's such a lot equivalent to Picasso. Like him, he's a planned genius, by no means swerving from his diabolical will to persevere in what all people else manufacturers as an blunders; he's conceited even if he's humble; he can borrow triumphantly from others and honor them via appropriating their lead and transmuting it into gold.
Every writer, at the very least in Continental Europe, in the end will write his Faust. Camus' Faust used to be his Caligula .... Sartre's Faust occurs in Germany for the duration of the Lutheran reform and the Peasants' battle . . . [The hero] ends via accepting males of their finiteness. [He] needs to concede that absolute stable is simply as unsuitable as absolute Evil.
...Some of the main shiny scenes in The satan and the nice Lord are sheer comedy. For Sartre has an excellent comedian feel and an artwork of the stinky, witty discussion unmatched at the present time. the opposite performs are unique comedies. Nekrassov ... is even a farce within the culture of Aristophanes, boisterously ridiculing politicians and newshounds of latest Paris .... Kean is a mordant satire at the snobs, the pompous roues of London society, and on their other halves and mistresses... all desperately bored by way of their synthetic lives. . . at the back of its ancient part, despite the fact that, it poses upsetting questions of the authenticity of the comic. 'Am I slipping? Am I bettering? [Kean] asks his replicate, and his attendants. within the theatre as in love, there's just one legislation: increase, or slip back.

-Henri Peyre in The long island Times

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Download E-books Yellow Blue Tibia PDF

By Adam Roberts

A staff of Soviet authors are shocked to watch the science fiction tale they wrote forty years in the past slowly come to lifestyles during this magnificent story from the author of Swiftly 

In Russia, the yr is 1946 and with the Nazis lately defeated, Stalin gathers part a dozen of the pinnacle Soviet technological know-how fiction authors in a dacha within the nation-state. confident that the defeat of the US is just many years away—and both confident that the Soviet Union wishes an incredible exterior risk to carry it together—Stalin orders the writers to compose a hugely exact and hugely plausible tale approximately an alien race poised to invade the earth. The little staff of writers will get right down to the duty and spends months operating till new orders come from Moscow to instantly halt the undertaking. The scientists obey and reside their lives until eventually, within the aftermath of Chernobyl, the survivors assemble back, simply because anything unusual has occurred: the tale they invented in 1946 is beginning to come true.

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Download E-books Where the Bee Sucks: A Novel of Magic and Shakespeare PDF

By William Stafford

Arguable tv historian Hank Brownlow involves England to investigate his most recent outlandish thought approximately Shakespeare yet unearths he's not on my own in his quest. another individual is following an analogous path and folks are finishing up lifeless. Meaniwhile, in Stratford upon Avon, disgruntled journey consultant Harry is visited via a stranger who claims to be a personality from 'The Tempest'. writer of Leporello at the Lam and the Brough & Miller sequence, William Stafford has created a satirical modern myth with a full of life experience of humour.

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Download E-books Like We Care PDF

What in the event that they simply stopped? What if, in a grand, scruffy stab at company disobedience, young ones, en masse, easily stopped spending their funds at the cynical crap that is relentlessly mainlined to them—the addictive and lethal cigarettes, the hateful song, the crude and desensitizing movies and films? What in the event that they stopped purchasing that $#!%—just to reason difficulty? that is the radical concept in the back of Like We Care, a biting, smart, and hilarious satire during which endearingly subversive highschool seniors got down to monkey wrench the recording undefined, the cigarette undefined, the junk nutrition undefined, certainly, a lot of the yankee cash laptop. Marrying the web to company America's personal schemes and guns, they slowly, reluctantly release a grassroots crusade, with racial, political, and cultural implications, that harnesses the striking, untapped energy of youngsters flush with funds and infected by means of grownup hypocrisy.

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Download E-books Babylon PDF

By Victor Pelevin, Andrew Bromfield

Translated from the Russian, this razor-sharp satire on client tradition, Russian sort, follows the impossible to resist upward push of a Moscow advertisements copywriter, who specialises in adjusting Western advertisements to the jap mentality and promoting Pepsi, Seven-up, Gucci, Mercedes and Reebok to the emerging heart category.

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Download E-books The Mouse that Roared: A Novel PDF

By Leonard Wibberley

In Leonard Wibberley's vintage political satire, a tiny backwards kingdom comes to a decision the one strategy to continue to exist a unexpected fiscal downturn is to claim warfare at the usa and lose to get overseas reduction - yet issues do not cross in line with plan.

The Mouse That Roared used to be made right into a winning characteristic movie starring Peter Sellers.

Books within the Grand Fenwick Series:

Books 2 via five are top learn after The Mouse That Roared, yet all the books will be learn and loved at any aspect within the series.

Book 1: The Mouse That Roared
Book 2: The Mouse at the Moon

Book three: The Mouse On Wall Street
Book four: The Mouse That stored The West

Book five: watch out for The Mouse (A Grand Fenwick sequence Prequel)

***All 5 books now additionally on hand in an book sequence bundle--The Mouse That Roared Boxed Set (Books 1-5)***

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