Category: Satire

Download E-books The Best Book in the World PDF

By Peter Stjernström

Who will win the race to write down the simplest ebook on the earth, and to what unbelievable lengths will they visit get there first? A hilarious story of authorly competition.

Titus Jensen is middle-aged, has a passion for alcohol, and makes ends meet via giving public readings from imprecise books at gala's throughout Sweden. He can not help considering there should be extra to existence for an writer of his caliber. Eddie X is hip, successful with the women, and loves being the guts of recognition. an intensive poet and typical at the competition circuit, he can not help pondering there should be extra to lifestyles for a skilled, handsome guy like himself. One evening, after a winning event—Titus reads from The ailments of Swedish Monarchs and Eddie X waxes lyrical to the beating tones of steel band The Tourettes—the not going pair get horribly under the influence of alcohol jointly and hatch a plan to achieve around the world recognition. The solution is to jot down the simplest booklet within the world—a publication so extraordinary that it'll turn out on the entire bestseller lists in each classification that you can think of: mystery, self-help, cooking, company, dieting—a publication that mixes every little thing in a single! yet there can in simple terms be one such booklet, and because the alcohol-induced haze clears either men realize they don't seem to be prepared to percentage the limelight. Hilariously quirky and witty, this novel will take readers on a meandering race to the end line, throwing lots of satirical punches alongside the way.

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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 off while Hank Morgan, a talented mechanic in a nineteenth-century New England hands manufacturing unit, 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 importance, as practical-minded Hank, disgusted with the lack of understanding and superstition of the folks, makes a decision to enlighten them with schooling and know-how. via a sequence of splendidly resourceful adventures, Twain celebrates American homespun ingenuity and democracy compared to the backward ineptitude of a chivalric monarchy. whilst, despite the fact that, Twain increases the query of no matter if fabric growth unavoidably creates a greater society. As Hank turns into extra strong and self-righteous, he additionally turns into extra ruthless, extra autocratic, and not more capable of regulate occasions, till the single approach out is a vastly damaging war.

While the darkish pessimism that might 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, tremendous wit, and pleasing storytelling.

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Download E-books Cock and Bull PDF

By Will Self

Will Self has been praised by means of the hot York instances publication evaluate as “a high-powered satirical weapon” and Cock & Bull is one among his such a lot outrageous works of fiction

“Cock: A Novelette” is the tale of a girl who grows a completely sensible penis. “Bull: A Farce” is the tale of a guy who acquires a vagina and all its better half components. There are, in spite of the fact that, issues. Cock & Bull, the booklet 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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Download E-books Modem Times 2.0 (Outspoken Authors) PDF

By Michael Moorcock

Jerry Cornelius—Michael Moorcock’s fictional audacious murderer, rockstar, chronospy, and attainable Messiah—is featured within the first of 2 tales during this 5th installment of the Outspoken writer sequence. formerly unpublished, the 1st tale is an odyssey via time from London within the Sixties to the United States in the course of the years following Barack Obama's presidency. The second piece is a political, confrontational, comical, nonfiction story within the variety of Jonathan speedy and George Orwell. An interview with the writer rounds out this biting, satirical, sci-fi collection.

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Download E-books Decline and Fall PDF

By Evelyn Waugh

Despatched down from Oxford after a wild, drunken get together, Paul Pennyfeather is oddly shocked to discover himself qualifying for the location of schoolmaster at a boys' deepest tuition in Wales. His colleagues are an collection of misfits, rascals and fools, together with Prendy (plagued through doubts) and Captain Grimes, who's regularly within the soup (or simply simple drunk). Then activities Day arrives, and with it the delectable Margot Beste-Chetwynde, floating on a scented breeze. because the farce unfolds in Evelyn Waugh's fabulous debut as a novelist, the younger run insurrection and nobody is secure, least of all Paul.

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Download E-books The Terror of St Trinian's and Other Drawings (Penguin Modern Classics) PDF

By Ronald Searle

Ronald Searle takes us again to the area of the Gothic Public tuition in The Terror of St Trinian's. during this gloriously anarchic academy for younger girls we witness shootings, knifings, torture and witchcraft, in addition to many maidenly arts. the topic of many evergreen motion pictures, St Trinian's is synonymous with this sort of outrageous behaviour that may make a convict blench. This booklet additionally features a collection of Ronald Searle's paintings from the non-school books, together with The Rake's Progress, Souls in Torment and Merry England, etc. and their e-book in a single volumes stakes Searle's declare to be the best and so much influential English satirist because the conflict.

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Download E-books Mumbo Jumbo PDF

By Ishmael Reed

The vintage freewheeling examine race family throughout the ages.

Mumbo Jumbo is Ishmael Reed’s brilliantly satiric deconstruction of Western civilization, a racy and uproarious statement on our society. In it, Reed, one in every of our preeminent African-American authors, mixes photos of ancient figures and fictional characters with sound bites on matters starting from ragtime to Greek philosophy. stated through literary critic Harold Bloom as one of many most important books within the Western canon, Mumbo Jumbo is a trenchant and sometimes biting examine black-white relatives all through background, from a prepared observer of our tradition.

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Download E-books Breakfast of Champions: A Novel PDF

By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Breakfast Of Champions is classic Vonnegut. one in every of his favourite characters, getting older author Kilgore Trout, reveals to his horror Midwest automobile broker is taking his fiction as fact. the result's murderously humorous satire as Vonnegut appears at conflict, intercourse, racism, luck, politics, and toxins in the USA and reminds us find out how to see the reality.

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