The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists: A Novel

By Gideon Defoe

London, 1840: Wagner's most up-to-date opera performs to packed homes whereas disgruntled staff assemble in crowded pubs to devour ice cream and plan the downfall of the bourgeoisie. in the meantime, the Pirate Captain reveals himself incarcerated at Scotland backyard, in a case of fallacious identity.

Discovering that his doppelgänger is none except Karl Marx, the Captain and his group are unwittingly stuck up in a sinister plot that comprises highbrow giants, huge, immense beards, and a quest to find no matter if ham may perhaps particularly be the opium of the people.

Includes, at no extra cost, The Wit and knowledge of the Pirate Captaina significant Philosophical Work.

On the problem of Love:
If you are off to struggle in a conflict, snap a ship's biscuit in part and provides your female friend the opposite part. in the event you meet back, they'll match—like halves of a unmarried soul! confidently, this may cease her slumbering with different men.

On existence in General:
Life is sort of a gigantic shanty. every little thing could be effective as long as every body sings in concord. but when a person performs a duff observe at the accordion or attempts to break-dance at a delicate bit, then there'll be every type of hassle, mark my phrases.

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Without Feathers

By Woody Allen

The following they are--some of the funniest stories and ruminations ever placed into print, by way of one of many nice comedian minds of our time. From THE WHORE OF MENSA, to GOD (A Play), to NO KADDISH FOR WEINSTEIN, previous and new Woody Allen fanatics will snigger themselves hysterical over those glowing gemstones.

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Nanny Ogg's Cookbook: A Useful and Improving Almanack of Information Including Astonishing Recipes from Terry Pratchett's Discworld

By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Briggs, Tina Hannan

They say that how you can a man's middle is thru his abdominal which simply is going to teach they're as careworn approximately anatomy as they gen'rally are approximately every thing else, until they're speaking approximately directions on easy methods to stab him, within which case a greater approach is up and below the ribcage. besides, we don't reside in an ideal global and it truly is foresighted and invaluable for a tender girl to develop into expert in these arts as a way to maintain a weak-willed guy from straying. studying to cook dinner is usually useful. Nanny Ogg, one among Discworld's most famed witches, right here passes on a few of her large choice of tasty and engaging recipes. as well as such dishes as Nobby's Mum's Distressed Pudding, Mrs. Ogg imparts her techniques on such concerns as existence, dying, and courtship, all in a polished kind that are supposed to no longer offend the main gentle of sensibilities. good, now not a lot. lots of the recipes were attempted out on those people who are nonetheless alive.

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The Brandy of the Damned

Russell, Penny and may haven't obvious one another for 20 years. Why, then, do they spend a month using round the coast of england in a van refusing to hear tune? Why do they locate little blue bottles washing up at the shore containing pages from a destiny Bible? And why is Penny sporting this sort of large spade? humorous, extraordinary and good-hearted, The Brandy of the Damned is a dream-like brief novel that leaves the reader surprisingly grounded and which unearths various things every time it truly is learn. it's the literary similar of stepping off the trail and heading out into the woods, figuring out that if you cannot see what is forward you're by no means bored. The Brandy of the Damned is a really unique tale instructed via a distinct voice. It exists in a style of 1.

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Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions

By Christian Lander

They love not anything larger than sipping free-trade gourmand espresso, leafing in the course of the Sunday New York Times, and hearing David Sedaris on NPR (ideally all on the similar time). Apple items, indie tune, foodstuff co-ops, and classic T-shirts cause them to vulnerable within the knees.

They think they’re precise, but one way or the other they’re all the exact same, speaking approximately how they “get” Sarah Silverman’s “subversive” comedy and Wes Anderson’s “droll” motion pictures. They’re additionally down with variety and up on the entire top microbrews, breakfast spots, international cinema, and actual sushi. They’re natural, ironic, and don't personal TVs.

You understand who they're: They’re white humans. And they’re right here, and you’re gonna need to deal. thankfully, here’s a publication that investigates, explains, and provides suggestion for locating social good fortune with the Caucasian persuasion. So chill in your IKEA sofa and lose your self within the final consultant to the insufferable whiteness of being.

Praise for STUFF WHITE humans LIKE:

“The better of a hilarious website: an uncannily exact catalog of dead-on predilections. The Criterion choice of vintage motion pictures? Haircuts with bangs? pricey fruit juice? ‘Blonde on Blonde’ at the iPod? the writer understands who reads The New Yorker and who wears plaid.”
–Janet Maslin’s summer time selections, CBS.com

The writer of "Stuff White humans Like" skewers the sacred cows of lefty Caucasian tradition, from the Prius to David Sedaris. . . . It lightly mocks the behavior and pretensions of urbane, trained, left-leaning whites, skewering their ardour for Barack Obama and public transportation (as lengthy as it is not a bus), their idle threats to maneuver to Canada, and pleasure in enjoying children's video games as adults. Kickball, anyone?”
–Salon.com

“A convenient reference consultant with that you may payment simply how white you're. trace: for those who like basically documentaries and imagine your baby is presented, you glow in the dead of night, buddy.”
–NY day-by-day News

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Carry On, Jeeves (A Jeeves and Bertie Novel)

By P. G. Wodehouse

A Gentleman of relaxation is a comic book novel devoted to Douglas Fairbanks--who starred within the movie model; in sizzling Water, J. Wellington Gedge is the fellow who has everything--but unearths himself stuck in a sequence of foreign occasions. summer time Moonshine consists of a classy love quadrangle and what's most likely the ugliest domestic in England; and keep it up, Jeeves is a suite of news within which Jeeves the cost and a well-known bevy of people entice him to unravel their difficulties.

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Noah's Turn

By Ken Finkleman

Noah’s Turn is the darkly funny tale of Noah Douglas and his eating envy of a way more winning buddy. Adrift in lifestyles on the age of 41, Noah slides deep right into a pit of his personal making, alternately consuming, smooth-talking an aged aunt he hopes will go away him funds, and slumbering with whoever can have him. He has additionally misplaced his task and his spouse. yet at a pivotal second, he crosses the road among usual human weak point and outright depravity while he kills his profitable pal with a machete. Noah needs to take care of the psychological and ethical fallout from the homicide, for which he feels strangely little regret and looks now not even to be a suspect.Fast-paced, humorous and laced with sharp observations on self-importance and hubris, Ken Finkleman’s Noah’s Turn is a brief masterpiece.

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Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats. (Jim Benton cartoons)

By Jim Benton

Bestselling cartoonist Jim Benton of it really is chuffed Bunny and expensive Dumb Diary popularity has additionally been posting whimsical, dry-humored, and at-times nasty cartoons on Reddit.com, the place greater than a 3rd of the top-100 cartoons at the "Cartoons" subreddit are his. Now, for the 1st time, those cartoons were amassed right into a unmarried e-book. From wry observations concerning the absurdities of lifestyles and acerbic reviews to poetic musings, from cats and canine to people, and from one kind to a different, this compendium will astound readers because it exposes them to the breadth of Benton's likely inexhaustible expertise for humor.

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