Download E-books The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil PDF

By George Saunders

In The short and scary Reign of Phil, George Saunders deals his such a lot boldly inventive fiction but.

In a profoundly unusual state known as internal Horner, sufficiently big for just one resident at a time, voters ready to go into the rustic fall lower than the guideline of the power-hungry and tyrannical Phil, atmosphere off a sequence of injustice and mass hysteria.

An Animal Farm for the twenty first century, this can be an incendiary political satire of unheard of mind's eye, spiky humor, and cautionary appreciation for the hysteric in everybody. Over six years within the writing, and brilliantly and wonderfully packaged, this novella is Saunders' first stand-alone, book-length work--and his first ebook for adults in 5 years.

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Download E-books Cock and Bull PDF

By Will Self

Will Self has been praised via the recent York occasions ebook evaluation as “a high-powered satirical weapon” and Cock & Bull is considered one of his such a lot outrageous works of fiction

“Cock: A Novelette” is the tale of a lady who grows an absolutely useful penis. “Bull: A Farce” is the tale of a guy who acquires a vagina and all its significant other components. There are, although, issues. Cock & Bull, the publication that brought an enfant negative of English letters to an American viewers, has quick develop into a vintage of blistering satire.

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Download E-books Taft 2012: A Novel PDF

By Jason Heller

HE'S BACK.
AND he is the largest factor IN POLITICS.

He is definitely the right presidential candidate. Conservatives love his hard-hitting Republican résumé. Liberals love his peaceable, revolutionary practicality. The media can’t get adequate of his larger-than-life character. And all of the American humans love that he’s a decent, hard-working guy who tells it love it is.

There’s only one challenge. he's William Howard Taft . . . and he used to be already president 100 years in the past. So what in the world is he doing alive and good and contemplating a operating mate in 2012? 

A so much remarkable satire, Jason Heller’s debut novel follows the unusual new lifetime of a presidential Rip Van Winkle: a guy who by no means even sought after the White apartment within the first position, but unearths himself hurtling towards it as soon as more—this time, during the media-fueled insanity of 21st-century America.

 

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Download E-books American Psycho PDF

By Bret Easton Ellis

Now a big movie from Lion's Gate motion pictures starring Christian Bale (Metroland), Chloe Sevigny (The final Days of Disco), Jared Leto (My So referred to as Life), and Reese Witherspoon (Cruel Intentions), and directed by way of Mary Harron (I Shot Andy Warhol).

In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of insanity and captures the madness of violence in our time or the other. Patrick Bateman strikes one of the younger and stylish in Nineteen Eighties big apple. younger, good-looking, and good expert, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall road by means of day whereas spending his nights in methods we can't start to fathom. Expressing his real self via torture and homicide, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society may possibly endure to confront.

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Download E-books Old Masters: A Comedy (Phoenix Fiction) PDF

By Thomas Bernhard, Ewald Osers

In this exuberantly satirical novel, the coach Atzbacher has been
summoned via his pal 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 courting with
art. With generally acerbic wit, Bernhard exposes the
pretensions and aspirations of humanity in a singular right now pessimistic
and surprisingly exhilarating.

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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 analyze his most up-to-date outlandish idea approximately Shakespeare yet reveals he's not by myself in his quest. another person is following an identical path and other people are finishing up lifeless. Meaniwhile, in Stratford upon Avon, disgruntled journey consultant Harry is visited by way of 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 delusion with a full of life experience of humour.

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Download E-books The Hard Life PDF

By Flann O'Brien

Two younger orphans, Finbarr and Manus, are taken into the family of the eccentric Mr Collopy the place they grew up surrounded by way of the smells of fine whiskey and undesirable cooking. Manus proves to be a company genius, and this expertise takes him from educating humans to stroll the tightrope by means of correspondence direction to the Vatican.
The maximum satirical Irish author of the twentieth-century turns his cognizance to the garrulous Irish and vividly captures the wit, extravagance and glory in their talk.

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Download E-books Naked Lunch PDF

"Naked Lunch" is the unnerving story of a enormous descent into the hellish international of a narcotics addict as he travels from ny to Tangiers, then into Interzone, a nightmarish sleek city barren region within which the forces of fine and evil vie for keep an eye on of the person and all of humanity. by means of blending the wonderful and the reasonable together with his personal unmistakable imaginative and prescient and voice, Burroughs has created a different masterpiece that may be a vintage of 20th century fiction.

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Download E-books A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) PDF

By Mark Twain

One of many maximum satires in American literature, Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court starts while Hank Morgan, a talented mechanic in a nineteenth-century New England hands manufacturing facility, is struck at the head in the course of a quarrel and awakens to discover himself one of the knights and magicians of King Arthur’s Camelot.

What follows is a tradition conflict of the 1st value, as practical-minded Hank, disgusted with the lack of awareness and superstition of the folks, comes to a decision to enlighten them with schooling and know-how. via a sequence of splendidly resourceful adventures, Twain celebrates American homespun ingenuity and democracy in comparison to the backward ineptitude of a chivalric monarchy. even as, even though, Twain increases the query of even if fabric development inevitably creates a greater society. As Hank turns into extra robust and self-righteous, he additionally turns into extra ruthless, extra autocratic, and no more in a position to keep an eye on occasions, until eventually the single means out is a vastly harmful war.

While the darkish pessimism that will absolutely blossom in Twain’s later works might be discerned in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, the radical will however be remembered basically for its wild leaps of mind's eye, fabulous wit, and interesting storytelling.

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Download E-books Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition PDF

By Joseph Heller

This fiftieth-anniversary variation commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a brand new creation; serious essays and experiences through Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; infrequent papers and pictures; and lots more and plenty more.

Fifty years after its unique booklet, Catch-22 continues to be a cornerstone of yank literature and one of many funniest—and so much celebrated—books of all time. lately it's been named to “best novels” lists by way of Time, Newsweek, the trendy Library, and the London Observer.

Set in Italy in the course of international struggle II, this is often the tale of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who's livid simply because hundreds of thousands of individuals he hasn't ever met are attempting to kill him. yet his genuine challenge isn't the enemy—it is his personal military, which retains expanding the variety of missions the boys needs to fly to accomplish their carrier. but if Yossarian makes any try and excuse himself from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a guy is taken into account insane if he willingly maintains to fly harmful wrestle missions, but when he makes a proper request to be faraway from accountability, he's confirmed sane and hence ineligible to be relieved.

This fiftieth-anniversary variation commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a brand new creation by way of Christopher Buckley; a wealth of serious essays and experiences by means of Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; infrequent papers and pictures from Joseph Heller’s own archive; and masses extra. the following, finally, is the definitive variation of a vintage of worldwide literature.

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