Category: Satire

Download E-books The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan PDF

By Robert Anton Wilson, Robert Shea

Ever questioned why there's a pyramid on a one greenback invoice? Does the query of who rather shot Kennedy (and who else was once attempting to yet didn’t be capable to get their photographs off in time?) nonetheless play in your brain? agonize not more – The Illuminatus! Trilogy includes the solutions. The Illuminatus! Trilogy has been known as many stuff - a few think it to be a piece of underground technological know-how fiction genius, others think it to give an explanation for each conspiracy thought ever and a few imagine it's only very complicated. “Brimming with intercourse and violence” (all of it hugely wonderful) The Illuminatus! Trilogy tells the tale of Joseph Malik who, as editor of a thorough journal, as been probing a bit too not easy into rumours of a mysterious and historical mystery society who've been making an attempt - and slowly succeeding – in taking up the area. Joseph has long gone lacking and the places of work of his journal were bombed. On his tail his Saul Goodman a tricky, cynical detective who’s in basic terms want is to come again to his attractive spouse, final visible expecting him in mattress - bare. either males are drawn ever deeper right into a tapestry of mysteries scattered with very good characters together with Fission Chips the British secret agent, Hagbard Celine patrolling the oceans in his yellow submarine, a number of appealing ladies, a number of gods, Billy Graham and Howard the Porpoise. An non cease curler coaster experience this e-book could swap your existence – or simply offer you a superb chuckle and anything to learn at the bathroom.

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Download E-books The Bear Went Over the Mountain: A Novel (Owl Book) PDF

By William Kotzwinkle

Once upon a time in rural Maine, a major black undergo chanced on a briefcase less than a tree. Hoping for meals, he dragged it into the woods, purely to discover that each one it held used to be the manuscript of a unique. He could not consume it, yet he did learn it, and determined it wasn't undesirable. Borrowing a few outfits from an area shop, and the identify Hal Jam from the labels of his favourite meals he headed to long island to hunt his fortune within the literary world.

Then he took the US via storm.

The endure Went Over the Mountain
is a riotous, magical romp with the buoyant Hal Jam as he leaves the quiet, nurturing international of nature for the glittering, moneyed international of guy. With a pitch-perfect comedian voice and a mind for social satire to rival fast or Wolfe, bestselling writer William Kotzwinkle limns Hal's hilarious trip to ny, la, and the good sprawling kingdom in among, the place a undergo makes reliable regardless of his natural tendencies, and the place money-hungry executives see no longer a bushy beast with a purloined novel, yet a rough-hewn, soulful, media-perfect nature man who simply may be the subsequent Hemingway.

through turns sidesplittingly humorous, stingingly ironic, and by surprise gentle, The endure Went Over the Mountain captures the zeitgeist of the Nineties dead-on, in a scrumptious bedtime tale for grown-ups.

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Download E-books Ape and Essence PDF

By Aldous Huxley

While Aldous Huxley's courageous New global first seemed in 1932, it awarded when it comes to purest fable a society bent on self-destruction. Few of its outraged critics expected the onset of one other global struggle with its Holocaust and atomic spoil. In 1948, considering that the possible form of his anti-utopia were altered unavoidably via the evidence of historical past, Huxley wrote Ape and Essence. during this savage novel, utilizing the shape of a movie situation, he transports us to the yr 2108. The surroundings is la the place a "rediscovery day trip" from New Zealand is attempting to make feel of what's left. From leader botanist Alfred Poole we examine, to our dismay, concerning the twenty-second-century lifestyle. "It was once inevitable that Mr. Huxley must have written this ebook: one can virtually have visible it given that Hiroshima is the required sequel to courageous New World."―Alfred Kazin. "The booklet has a undeniable notable impressiveness; its sheer intractable bitterness can't yet impact the reader."―Time.

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Download E-books The Little Demon (Penguin Classics) PDF

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 every person else he's an upstanding member of society. This gruesome 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 best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous through introductions and notes by way of exotic students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Galapagos: A Novel PDF

By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Galápagos takes the reader again 1000000 years, to A.D. 1986. an easy holiday cruise all at once turns into an evolutionary trip. due to an apocalypse, a small crew of survivors stranded at the Galápagos Islands are approximately to turn into the progenitors of a courageous, new, and different human race. during this inimitable novel, America’s grasp satirist appears at our global and exhibits us all that's unfortunately, madly awry–and all that's worthy saving.

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Download E-books Wyrd Sisters (Discworld, Book 6) PDF

By Terry Pratchett

Terry's Pratchett's profoundly irreverent novels are constant number 1 bestsellers in England, the place they've got catapulted him into the top echelons of parody subsequent to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.

Meet Granny Weatherwx, the main very popular non-leader a coven of non-social witches may well ever have. more often than not, those loners don't get entangled in whatever, mush much less royal intrigue. yet then there are these occasions they can't support it. As Granny Weatherwzx is ready to find, although, it's much more durable to fan the flames of difficulty within the citadel than a few theatrical varieties may have you ever imagine. even if you've received a couple of unforeseen spells up your sleave.

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Download E-books Haunted: A Novel of Stories PDF

By Chuck Palahniuk

Haunted by means of Chuck Palahniuk is a singular made from tales: Twenty-three of them, to be distinctive. Twenty-three of the main frightening, hilarious, stunning, stomach-churning stories you’ll ever encounter—sometimes by surprise. they're informed through those that have responded an advert headlined “Writers’ Retreat: Abandon Your lifestyles for 3 Months,” and who're ended in think that the following they're going to depart in the back of the entire distractions of “real life” which are protecting them from developing the masterpiece that's in them. yet “here” seems to be a cavernous and ornate outdated theater the place they're totally remoted from the skin world—and the place warmth and tool and, most vital, meals are in more and more brief offer. And the extra determined the conditions develop into, the extra severe the tales they tell—and the extra devious their machinations turn into to make themselves the hero of the inevitable play/movie/nonfiction blockbuster that might definitely be made up of their plight.

Haunted is on one point a satire of truth television—The actual World meets Alive. It attracts from an excellent literary tradition—The Canterbury Tales, The Decameron, the English storytellers within the Villa Diodati who produced, between different works, Frankenstein—to inform an completely modern story of individuals determined that their tale be informed at any fee. Appallingly wonderful, Haunted is Chuck Palahniuk at his finest—which capability his such a lot severe and his such a lot provocative.

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Download E-books Whiskey Tango Foxtrot PDF

By David Shafer

One of Time Magazine's Ten most sensible Books of 2014

Selected via NPR, Slate, and Kirkus as the most effective Books of 2014

Shortlisted for the Pacific Northwest ebook Award


Three teenagers grapple with the standard thirty-something problems--boredom, authenticity, an all-powerful on-line oligarchy--in David Shafer's darkly comedian debut novel.

The Committee, a world cabal of industrialists and media barons, is at the verge of privatizing all details. pricey Diary, an idealistic on-line Underground, stands within the means of that takeover, utilizing radical politics, vintage spycraft, and know-how that makes colossal info seem like dial-up. Into this mystery conflict stumbles an not likely trio: Leila Majnoun, a disenchanted non-profit employee; Leo Crane, an unhinged trustafarian; and Mark Deveraux, a phony self-betterment guru who works for the Committee.
Leo and Mark have been most sensible pals in collage, yet early maturity has set them on diverging paths. becoming more and more disdainful of Mark's platitudes, Leo publishes a withering takedown of his rules on-line. however the Committee is reading--and erasing--Leo's phrases. at the different facet of the area, Leila's discoveries concerning the Committee's far-reaching pursuits threaten to destroy those who find themselves closest to her.
In the spirit of William Gibson and Chuck Palahniuk,Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is either a suspenseful worldwide mystery and an emotionally honest novel concerning the fight to alter the realm in- and out of doors your head.

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Download E-books I Am a Cat: Three Volumes in One PDF

"A nonchalant string of anecdotes and wisecracks, advised by means of a fellow who does not have a reputation, and hasn't ever stuck a mouse, and is not a lot strong for whatever other than looking at humans in action..." —The New Yorker

Written over the process 1904-1906, Soseki Natsume's comedian masterpiece, i'm a Cat, satirizes the foolishness of upper-middle-class eastern society in the course of the Meiji period. With acerbic wit and sardonic viewpoint, it follows the whimsical adventures of a world-weary stray kitten who reviews at the follies and foibles of the folks round him.

A vintage of jap literature, I Am a Cat is one among Soseki's best-known novels. thought of through many because the maximum author in glossy jap background, Soseki's I Am a Cat is a vintage novel certain to be loved for future years.

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