Category: Satire

  • Sartor Resartus

    By Thomas Carlyle

    Thomas Carlyle used to be a Scottish essayist, satirist, and historian, whose paintings used to be highly influential in the course of the Victorian period. Sartor Resartus used to be a singular that provides a satire of society on the time.
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  • Naked Lunch

    "Naked Lunch" is the unnerving story of a enormous descent into the hellish global of a narcotics addict as he travels from big apple to Tangiers, then into Interzone, a nightmarish sleek city desert during which the forces of excellent and evil vie for keep an eye on of the person and all of humanity. via blending the glorious and the real looking along with his personal unmistakable imaginative and prescient and voice, Burroughs has created a special masterpiece that may be a vintage of 20th century fiction.
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  • Pretender to the Throne: The Further Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin

    This hilarious novel following the ongoing adventures of Ivan Chonkin, an easy peasant who has been arrested as a traitor after spending global battle II fortunately tending a backyard. during this sequel to The amazing existence and Adventures of personal Ivan Chonkin, Vladimir Voinovich ridicules every little thing sacred to the Soviet Union--the military, the justice process, the click, and Stalin himself--in a fresh mix of dissident moral sense and common humor.
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  • Midget Ninja and Tactical Laxatives: Bizarre Warfare Through the Ages

    By Philip Sidnell

    Which military used camels disguised as struggle elephants? Which illustrious warlord used to be killed via a midget ninja hidden in his latrine? How did reside cows dropped through the Soviet air strength sink a jap vessel? And simply what sort of weapon was once the Bohemian Ear Spoon? those are only the various very important questions of army heritage replied during this e-book.

    ‘Midget Ninja and Tactical Laxatives’ is a light-hearted examine one of the most extraordinary incidents, most unearthly guns and strangest stratagems to be present in the annals of battle. Drawn from all sessions of heritage there's something the following for each reader with an curiosity in army heritage and/or a feeling of humor.

    Some of the sections integrated:
    War Elephants and the way to prevent Them (including the notorious blazing pigs)
    Ignominious Deaths (e.g. the midget ninja within the latrine)
    A lost experience of Honor (e.g. the sniper who allow George Washington live)
    Suicide Missions (e.g. mass suicide as a diversion tactic and a case of self-decapitation)
    Weird and lovely guns: (such because the WW2 bat bomb -with actual bats)
    Stranger issues ensue at Sea (e.g. million-ton ice ships and loss of life through blocked toilet)
    God is on our part (of omens, oracles and the traditional conflict stopped via a UFO)
    An military Marches on its abdominal (e.g. the tactical use of laxatives and the Greek military immobilized for three days via hallucinogenic honey)
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  • Flash and Filigree (Terry Southern)

    By Terry Southern

    Terry Southern is an acclaimed satirist of yank tradition, the author chargeable for sweet and the screenplay of Dr. Strangelove. In Flash and Filigree, his first novel, he provides yet one more outrageously humorous remark at the darkish aspect of our nationwide existence. Frederick Eichner, world-renowned dermatologist, is visited by means of the entrancingly frustrating Mr. Felix Treevly, who involves him as a sufferer and remains as an obsession. Mr. Treevly leads the healthcare professional right into a sequence of hilarious and more and more bizarre events, which, with the help of a drunken deepest detective, a mad pass judgement on, a motor vehicle crash, and a cannabis get together, ultimately force him to mayhem. A wild whirlwind of a singular, Flash and Filigree is a piece of comedian genius from one of many wittiest writers of our time.
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  • The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim

    By Jonathan Coe

    Maxwell Sim turns out to have hit all-time low. Estranged from his father, newly divorced, not able to speak along with his simply daughter, he realizes that whereas he could have seventy-four pals on fb, there's no one on the earth with whom he can truly proportion his problems.Then a enterprise proposition calls for him to force to the Shetland Isles. With an open brain, he units out with a Prius packed with toothbrushes and a pleasant voice on his SatNav for corporation. yet Maxs journey doesnt cross as deliberate, as hes not able to withstand creating a sequence of impromptu visits to big figures from his prior who stay en course. After a string of cruelly enlightening and very awkward misadventures, he reveals himself falling in love with the soothing voice of his GPS method (Emma) and obsessively determining with a sailor who perpetrated a infamous hoax and thus misplaced his brain. ultimately Max starts to wonder whether might be its a critical loss of self-knowledge thats hampering his skill to shape genuine relationships.
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  • The Big U

    By Neal Stephenson

    The big apple instances ebook Review known as Neal Stephenson's most up-to-date novel "electrifying" and "hilarious".  but when you must comprehend Stephenson used to be doing two decades sooner than he wrote the epic Cryptonomicon, it is back-to-school time. again to the large U, that's, a hilarious send-up of yankee university lifestyles starring after years our of print, The significant U is needed analyzing for somebody drawn to the early paintings of this singular writer.

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  • Fight Club: A Novel

    By Chuck Palahniuk

    The first rule approximately struggle membership is you do not discuss struggle club.

    In his debut novel, Chuck Palahniuk confirmed himself to be his generation's so much visionary satirist. Fight Club's estranged narrator leaves his lackluster activity while he comes less than the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic younger guy who holds mystery boxing fits within the basement of bars. There males struggle "as lengthy as they've got to." A gloriously unique paintings that exposes what's on the center of our sleek world.

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  • Blue Angel: A Novel

    By Francine Prose

    It has been years given that Swenson, a professor in a brand new England inventive writing application, has released a singular. it has been even longer in view that any of his scholars have proven promise. input Angela Argo, a pierced, tattooed scholar with a unprecedented expertise for writing. Angela is simply the item Swenson wishes. And, higher but, she wishes his aid. yet, as we know, the line to hell is paved with reliable intentions. . . .

    Deliciously risqué, Blue Angel is a withering tackle latest educational mores and a scathing story that vividly indicates what can occur while educational politics collides with political correctness.

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  • I Am America (And So Can You!)

    By Stephen Colbert

    I'm the US (AND SO CAN YOU!) is Stephen Colbert's try to wedge his mind among hardback covers. In simple conversational language, let alone the occasional grunt and/or whistle, Stephen explains his tackle the main urgent matters of our tradition: religion, kinfolk, Politics...Hygiene.
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