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By Roger Zelazny, Robert Sheckley

On a devilish sabbatical in Europe, Azzie discovers that morality performs are the entire rage. He comes to a decision to strike again by means of generating an "immorality play", during which seven nondescript human pilgrims can be allowed via magic to achieve their hearts' wishes. however the forces of excellent are made up our minds to shut the play earlier than it opens. New characters unexpectedly commence roaming the degree, corresponding to a thankful Dead-listening Cyclops, and Azzie's personal protagonists start altering their hearts' wants at the slightest whim. this is often one theatrical construction which may do with no an angel - and there's even worse information ready within the wings...

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Download E-books It Is Just You, Everything's Not Shit PDF

By Steve Stack

The Optimist’s Encyclopedia.

In this A-Z of all issues great, Steve Stack takes the reader on an alphabetical travel of the good stuff in life.

Trivial issues similar to dunking biscuits, drawing images in steamed up home windows and the sound jelly makes.

Big very important such things as falling in love, Nobel Peace Prize winners and the Internet.

And pretty well every little thing in among from Lego to the delivery forecast, popping bubble wrap to meerkats with visitor appearances from Sir David Attenborough, Oliver Postgate, Columbo and The Flaming Lips.

It is simply You, Everything’s now not Shit is the fitting present for the cynic on your existence. it is going to cheer up even the main depressing of outdated gits.

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By Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas—a legendarily seditious comic and human rights activist—is a getting better Coca-Cola addict, a self-described “middle-aged fats dad with bronchial asthma” who comes to a decision to trek around the world investigating the tales and other people Coca-Cola’s iconic ads campaigns don’t point out: baby employees within the sugarcane fields of El Salvador, Indian staff uncovered to poisonous chemical substances, Columbian hard work union leaders in Coke bottling vegetation falsely accused of terrorism and jailed along the paramilitaries who are looking to kill them.

At as soon as hilarious and irritating, Thomas builds a really targeted and damning case opposed to the world’s such a lot ubiquitous drink.

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Download E-books Ride a Cockhorse (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

A revolution is less than means at a as soon as sleepy New England financial institution. Forty-five-year-old Frances Fitzgibbons has long gone from sweet-tempered mortgage officer to insatiable strength of nature virtually in a single day. all of sudden she’s overtly seducing the high-school drum significant, taking on her boss’s place of work, firing a person who crosses her, inspiring populist fervor, and publicly saying plans to overwhelm her neighborhood opponents en path to dominating the complete banking within the northeast. The terrifying new order instituted via Frankie and her offbeat goon squad (led by means of her dedicated hairdresser and together with her personal son-in-law) is an amazing spectacle to behold.
             Brimming with snappy discussion and gleeful obscenity, Ride a Cockhorse is a rollicking cautionary story of small-town demagoguery that may be noticeable to prefigure either America’s present monetary woes and the increase of Sarah Palin. Frances is at least a stunning monster of an antiheroine—resist her at your peril!

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Download E-books Joe Vampire (Joe Vampire Series Book 1) PDF

By Steven Luna

A smart-mouthed supernatural dude who tells it love it is - sharp-tongued, snarky, and sarcastic to a fault. He simply turned a vampire, and he is not satisfied approximately it in any respect. So he is telling the full global the way it relatively is to be undead, and in reality no longer pretty...but it'd be beautiful hilarious. Real-life meets afterlife in Joe Vampire, a post-modern mixture of darkish comedy, heartfelt romance, and unforeseen suspense.

Hey, parents. I’m Joe, and I’m a vampire – no longer by way of selection, brain you, yet via accident…a fate-twisting, fang-creating, blood lust-inducing false impression. It all started with a gaggle date, a case of flawed id and much too many sake bombers, and ended with a daft set of situations that I simply can’t appear to wrap my head round. possibly you could inform: I’m now not actual satisfied approximately it. yet I’m not at all going to allow it get within the manner of my lifestyles. So I’ve thrown my ranting right into a weblog. I’m putting out my soiled laundry with a view to clarify the true deal approximately being a card-carrying member of the Undead Elite. probably it's going to aid others comprehend the reality approximately vampires. probably it's going to aid me come to phrases with it, too. think me, it’s no longer all satin capes and bare ladies…none of it's, really. One bare girl will be great. in its place, it’s only one nasty little shock after one other. the reality bears exposing, and I’m pulling again the curtain on it all. If i will be able to work out how one can maintain it from mowing me over within the strategy, then that’s groovy, too. And that factor approximately vampires gleaming within the solar? that could be a bunch of bull.

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Download E-books Aunts Aren't Gentlemen PDF

On doctor's orders, Bertie Wooster retires to pattern the bucolic delights of Maiden Eggesford. yet his idyll is rudely shattered through Aunt Dahlia who desires him to nobble a racehorse. related blots on Bertie's horizon are available the form of significant Plank, the African explorer, Vanessa cook dinner, proud good looks and "moulder of men," and Orlo Porter, who turns out to don't have anything else to do yet to consider sundering Bertie's head from his physique.

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Download E-books The Misfortunates: A Novel PDF

By Dimitri Verhulst

Frank, gentle, and brutally humorous, Dimitri Verhulst's semi-autobiographical tale info the vibrantly unique trip of a boy growing to be up in a relations of alcoholics in Belgium

Sobriety and moderation are alien innovations to the lads in Dimmy's kinfolk. lifeless in all different respects, his 3 uncles have an extraordinary expertise for ingesting, an aptitude for violence, and an unwavering dedication to the pub. And his father Pierre is not any slouch both. inside hours of his son's delivery, Pierre plucks him from the maternity ward, props him on his motorbike, and takes him on an introductory journey of the village bars. His mom quickly leaves them to it and as Dimmy grows up amid the stench of stale beer, he turns out destined to stick to the trail of his forebears and make a low-life profession in inebriation, till he starts to piece jointly his personal plan for the future.

Bringing to lifestyles the shambolic upbringing that The dad or mum describes as, "the bizarre, gruesome, excremental poetry in their grubby lives," The Misfortunates "can be abruptly gentle in addition to uncomfortably humorous . . . this novel regularly surprises and intrigues."

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Download E-books Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm PDF

By Megan McDonald

Will Judy’s fortunate penny lead her to the nation’s capital — or to third-grade C-A-L-A-M-I-T-Y? And what do her spelling-bee nemesis and a potbellied pig need to do with it?

The fortunate penny in Judy Moody’s pocket certain does appear to be operating. She can’t cease successful — at bowling, spelling, the unbeatable Prize Claw, every little thing! needless to say and absolute confident, she’ll journey that wave of fine fortune the entire solution to Washington, D.C. be careful, District of Cool, right here comes Judy Moody, the luckiest child ever, until eventually . . . oh, no! Her fortunate penny simply did a abdominal flop right into a porcelain bowl of yucky, blucky UNluck. Has the coin’s magic long gone kerflooey?Are a few humans, like Jessica Finch or Stink, destined to have the entire good fortune, whereas she, Judy Moody, will get caught with a backyard jam-packed with three-not-four leaf clovers, a squealing potbellied pig in an elevator, and a squashed penny with cooties? ROAR!

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Download E-books Horton Hears a Who! PDF

By Dr. Seuss

Horton is again! After his first visual appeal in Horton Hatches the Egg, everyone’s favourite elephant returns during this undying, relocating, and comical vintage within which we find that “a person’s anyone, regardless of how small.” due to the irrepressible rhymes and crowd pleasing illustrations, younger readers will study kindness and perseverance (as good because the value of a superb “Yopp”) from the very determined—and very endearing—Horton the elephant.

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Download E-books Mr. Mulliner Speaking (Collector's Wodehouse) PDF

By P. G. Wodehouse

[Read via Jonathan Cecil]

In the bar-parlor of the Angler's relaxation, a bucolic English pub, Mr. Mulliner tells his impressive stories, maintaining the assembled corporation of pints of stout and whiskies and splash within the palm of his expressive hand. the following you could realize what occurred to the guy who gave up smoking, percentage a frisson while the butler grants whatever squishy on a silver salver (""Your serpent, Sir,"" stated the voice of Simmons), and event the dreadful unpleasantness at Bludleigh courtroom. all through, the Mulliner extended family is still resourcefully in command within the so much outlandish events.

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