Android Karenina (Quirk Classic)

By Ben H. Winters

Feel and Sensibility and Sea Monsters co-author Ben H. Winters is again with an all-new collaborator, mythical Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, and the result's Android Karenina an greater variation of the vintage love tale set in a dystopian global of robots, cyborgs, and interstellar area travel.

As within the unique novel, our tale follows relationships: the tragic adulterous romance of Anna Karenina and count number Alexei Vronsky, and the even more hopeful marriage of Konstantin Levin and Kitty Shcherbatskaya.These 4, craving for real love, dwell in a steampunk-inspired nineteenth century of mechanical butlers, extraterrestrial-worshiping cults, and airborne debutante balls. Their passions by myself will be sufficient to eat them-but whilst a mystery cabal of radical medical revolutionaries launches an assault on Russian excessive society's high-tech way of life, our heroes needs to struggle again with all their braveness, all their devices, and the entire energy of a swish new cyborg version like not anything the realm has ever seen."

jam-packed with an identical combination of romance, drama, and delusion that made the 1st Quirk Classics long island occasions most sensible , Android Karenina brings this celebrated sequence into the intriguing international of technological know-how fiction.

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Woodcutters (Vintage International)

By Thomas Bernhard

Fiercely saw, frequently hilarious, and “reminiscent of Ibsen and Strindberg” (The manhattan instances booklet Review), this exquisitely debatable novel used to be at the beginning banned in its author’s homeland.
A searing portrayal of Vienna’s bourgeoisie, it starts with the coming of an unnamed author at an ‘artistic dinner’ hosted by way of a composer and his society wife—a couple he as soon as renowned and has come to detest. The visitor of honor, a uncommon actor from the Burgtheater, is overdue. because the different site visitors wait impatiently, they're noticeable in the course of the serious eye of the author, who narrates a silent yet frenzied tirade opposed to those former buddies, so much of whom were introduced jointly through Joana, a lady they buried prior that day. Reflections on Joana’s lifestyles and suicide are combined with those denunciations till the well-known actor arrives, bringing an explosive finish to the night that even the author couldn't have obvious coming.

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What Do You Do With a Chocolate Jesus?: An Irreverent History of Christianity

By Thomas Quinn

"What Do You Do with a Chocolate Jesus?" is the humorous and skeptical, but actual exploration of the Christian heritage they do not educate in Sunday university. It reveals humor, irony, and low perception amid the inconsistencies, absurdities, hypocrisies, and flat out weirdness that too usually passes for everlasting fact. Like a heritage of faith as performed by way of The day-by-day convey, it humorously explores the proof, the heritage, and the massive principles in an enticing and exciting tale. Pitting genuine Scripture opposed to pious propaganda, Thomas Quinn treks via bankruptcy and verse of the recent testomony, explores the sordid saga of medieval ideals (including End-of-the-World panics and fights approximately what sort of stuff Jesus was once made of), and divulges the various stunning attitudes of America's founders towards faith. it's not continuously lovely, yet it's always stable for fun. If battle is just too vital to depart to the generals, faith is simply too very important to depart to the preachers. Skeptics want evangelists, too.

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Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

By Christopher Moore

The start of Jesus has been good chronicled, as have his wonderful teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his 30th birthday. yet nobody understands concerning the youth of the Son of God, the lacking years -- other than Biff, the Messiah's top 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 remarkable one, full of impressive trips, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and scorching babes. Even the enormous wiles and devotion of the Savior's good friend will not be adequate to divert Joshua from his tragic future. yet there is not any person who loves Josh extra -- other than perhaps "Maggie," Mary of Magdala -- and Biff isn't really approximately to enable his impressive good friend endure and ascend with no fight.

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Psycho Killer (Gossip Girl, Book 13)

By Cecily Von Ziegesar

Welcome to ny City's top East aspect, the place my pals and that i stay, visit university, play, and sleep-sometimes with one another. It's a luxe existence, yet someone's obtained to dwell it . . . until eventually they die.

So starts off Gossip lady, Psycho Killer, a re-imagined and increased slasher version of the 1st groundbreaking Gossip Girl novel, that includes all new grisly scenes and over-the-top gore by means of number one New York Times bestselling writer Cecily von Ziegesar.

Just as within the unique tale, Serena returns from boarding college hoping to make amends along with her BFF Blair Waldorf--things simply haven't been an analogous considering the fact that Nate Archibald got here among them. yet here's the place our darkish story takes a flip: Serena comes to a decision that the single means for her to make issues correct with Blair is to put off Nate. If that suggests killing him, good, c'est l. a. vie. Her tried homicide doesn't pass neglected via Blair, in spite of the fact that, who isn't approximately to enable Serena kill whoever she wants-not whilst there's Cyrus Rose and Chuck Bass and Titi Coates and everybody else who's ever aggravated Blair to eliminate first...

American Psycho's Patrick Bateman has met his fit in Manhattan's most up-to-date, most lovely trendsetting serial killers, Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen.

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American Freak Show: The Completely Fabricated Stories of Our New National Treasures

By Willie Geist

This isn't the first booklet written approximately quantum mechanics, however it simply could be the final. the speculation awarded inside of those pages is so progressive that it has shocked the clinical group into reconsidering centuries of considered the habit of strength and topic. arrange to have your brain blown.

Sorry, that is the advent to Willie Geist's next book--the fruits of his life's paintings. search for it subsequent spring, simply in time for Mother's Day. This publication is ready his different ardour: freaks.

whilst he isn't within the lab, Geist spends his time on MSNBC's Morning Joe sifting in the course of the wreckage of yankee politics and pop culture. nowadays, that is an enormous task. With an Alaska hockey mother turning, virtually in a single day, right into a nationwide icon and perilous to maneuver from Wasilla to the White residence, with the world's most famed athlete now linked much less with the Masters and extra with the strippers, and with truth television operating round the clock to make sure the constitutional correct of each guy, lady, and baby to 15 mins of status, Geist's enterprise is thriving.

In his hilarious first publication, American Freak Show, Geist takes the shrewdpermanent, biting commentary enjoyed by means of his tv viewers to new satirical extremes. The real-life characters who now hang-out our day-by-day lives are forged as stars in thoroughly made-up scenes that, frankly, should not all that faraway from reality.

Geist treats us to the 1st examine President Sarah Palin's unconventional inaugural deal with, played survive WWE's Monday evening Raw after her renegade victory within the 2012 election. We cross contained in the ballroom for a Dean Martin-style welcome roast of Bernie Madoff upon his arrival in Hell, with Pol Pot serving as sidesplitting roastmaster. Geist presents us with never-before-seen FBI wiretap transcripts of the extra mundane, yet both profane, mobilephone conversations of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. And George W. Bush's batting-cage-and-waterslide-themed plans for a presidential library are laid out publicly for the 1st time.

From Obama to Oprah, Afghanistan to Lohan, and Snooki to the Salahis, Willie Geist spares nobody as our host of this wild American Freak Show. you are going to snicker out loud whereas weeping for the way forward for the US.

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Old Masters: A Comedy (Phoenix Fiction)

By Thomas Bernhard, Ewald Osers

In this exuberantly satirical novel, the educate Atzbacher has been
summoned via his good friend Reger to fulfill him in a Viennese museum. whereas
Reger gazes at a Tintoretto portrait, Atzbacher—who fears Reger's
plans to kill himself—gives us a portrait of the musicologist: his
wisdom, his devotion to his spouse, and his love-hate dating with
art. With frequently acerbic wit, Bernhard exposes the
pretensions and aspirations of humanity in a unique right now pessimistic
and unusually exhilarating.

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Mulligan Stew: A Novel

By Gilbert Sorrentino

Filenote: PDF is searchable photo ocr, bookmarked TO, paginated. PDF has 474 pages. confirmed web page numbers stream effectively even if oddly "Chapter 1 Fallen Lucifers" TOC merchandise reappears among Chapters nine and 10. possibly that's a part of the stew!
Publish yr note: First released via 1979.

Widely considered as Sorrentino's most interesting fulfillment, Mulligan Stew takes as its topic the comedian probabilities of the fashionable literary mind's eye. As avant-garde novelist Antony Lamont struggles to jot down a "new wave homicide mystery," his complex emotional and sexual lifestyles wreaks havoc on his work-in-progress.

As a consequence, his narrative (the very ebook we're examining) becomes a literary "stew": an uproariously humorous melange of magazine entries, erotic poetry, parodies of every kind, love letters, interviews, and lists as Hugh Kenner in Harper's wrote, "for one other such virtuoso of the checklist you'd need to resurrect Joyce." quickly, Lamont's characters (on mortgage from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Flann O'Brien, James Joyce, and Dashiell Hammet) tackle lives in their personal, thoroughly sabotaging his narrative. Sorrentino has tremendously prolonged the probabilities of what a unique should be during this notable paintings, which either parodies and will pay homage to the artwork of fiction.

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Cock and Bull

By Will Self

Will Self has been praised through the recent York instances publication overview as “a high-powered satirical weapon” and Cock & Bull is one among his so much outrageous works of fiction

“Cock: A Novelette” is the tale of a girl who grows an absolutely useful penis. “Bull: A Farce” is the tale of a guy who acquires a vagina and all its spouse components. There are, besides the fact that, problems. Cock & Bull, the publication that brought an enfant poor of English letters to an American viewers, has quick turn into a vintage of blistering satire.

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The Little Demon (Penguin Classics)

A blackly comedian Russian vintage a few schoolteacher’s descent into sadism, arson, and murder

Mad, lascivious, sadistic, and ridiculous, the provincial schoolteacher Peredonov torments his scholars and has hallucinatory fantasies approximately acts of savagery and degradation, but to each person else he's an upstanding member of society. This ugly replicate of a spiritually bankrupt society is arguably the best Russian novel to have pop out of the Symbolist movement.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by means of introductions and notes via distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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