Category: Satire

Download E-books Moscow Stations PDF

By Stephen Mulrine, Venedikt Erofeev

Venichka Erofeev (Venya), cultured alcoholic, self-mocking highbrow, regales us with an account of his ‘heroic’ odyssey from Moscow to provincial Petushki. tales of his wealthy, turbulent internal existence abound as he staggers via Brezhnev’s Moscow and encounters harmful, eccentric and infrequently hilarious strangers on a teach. His trip ends while destiny cruelly intervenes – curbing the shiny landscape of Russian existence that we've got visible via Venya’s eyes.

Stephen Mulrine’s variation for one actor of Erofeev’s cult novel has been hugely acclaimed on BBC Radio three, on the Edinburgh competition, London’s West finish, and long island in Tom Courtenay’s ‘blissfully humorous’ performance.

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Download E-books The Simpsons, Satire, and American Culture PDF

How is The Simpsons a satirical paintings engaged with vital social, political, and cultural matters? In time for the twenty-fifth anniversary, Henry bargains the 1st entire figuring out of the convey as a satire and explores the ways that The Simpsons participates within the so-called "culture struggle" debates occurring in American society.

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Download E-books Choke PDF

By Chuck Palahniuk

Victor Mancini, a medical-school dropout, is an antihero for our deranged occasions. wanting to pay elder take care of his mom, Victor has devised an inventive rip-off: he pretends to choke on items of meals whereas eating in upscale eating places. He then permits himself to be “saved” by way of fellow buyers who, feeling accountable for Victor’s lifestyles, pass directly to ship exams to aid him. whilst he’s now not pulling this stunt, Victor cruises sexual habit restoration workshops for motion, visits his addled mother, and spends his days operating at a colonial subject park. His author, Chuck Palahniuk, is the visionary we want and the satirist we deserve.

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Download E-books Gulliver's Travels PDF

Travels into numerous distant countries of the realm. In 4 components. by means of Lemuel Gulliver, First a general practitioner, after which a Captain of numerous Ships, larger recognized easily as Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), is a unique by means of Anglo-Irish author and clergyman Jonathan quick, that's either a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' stories" literary subgenre. it's Swift's most sensible recognized full-length paintings, and a vintage of English literature.

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Download E-books A Handful of Dust PDF

By Evelyn Waugh

After seven years of marriage, the gorgeous girl Brenda final has grown tired of lifestyles at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that's the delight and pleasure of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set. In a unique that mixes tragedy, comedy, and savage irony, Evelyn Waugh indelibly captures the irresponsible temper of the "crazy and sterile new release" among the wars.

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Download E-books Willful Child PDF

By Steven Erikson

From the New York instances Bestselling writer Steven Erikson comes a brand new technological know-how fiction novel of devil-may-care, close to calamitous and downright chaotic adventures in the course of the limitless vastness of interstellar space.

These are the voyages of the starship A.S.F. Willful Child. Its ongoing project: to find unusual new worlds on which to plant the Terran flag, to subjugate and if beneficial obliterate new life-forms, to boldly blow the...

And so we subscribe to the not-terribly-bright yet particularly cock-sure Captain Hadrian Sawback and his motley workforce on board the Starship Willful Child for a chain of devil-may-care, near-calamitous and downright chaotic adventures via ‘the countless vastness of interstellar space.'

The New York occasions bestselling writer of the acclaimed Malazan ebook of the Fallen series has taken his lifelong ardour for Star Trek and reworked it right into a clever, creative, and highly enjoyable spoof normally mankind-exploring-space-for-the-good-of-all-species-but-trashing-stuff-with-a-lot-of-high-tech-gadgets-along-the-way, overblown experience. the result's an SF novel that deftly parodies the style whereas additionally paying fond homage to it.

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Download E-books Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World: A Novel PDF

By Donald Antrim

Asserting a daring new American voice laced with pitch black humor and as taut as a sufferer on a rack, this spectacularly provocative debut novel is sleek, electrical, a wickedly humorous story of a global made riotous by way of life's mysterious and occasionally violent injuries. A Harper'sserial.

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Download E-books Exterminator! PDF

Conspirators plot to blow up a educate wearing nerve gasoline. an ideal servant without notice unearths himself to be the insidious Dr. Fu Manchu. Science-fantasy wars, racism, company capitalism, drug dependancy, and diverse clinical and psychiatric horrors all play their components during this mosaiclike, experimental novel. this is William S. Burroughs at his coruscating and hilarious most sensible.

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Download E-books Midget Ninja and Tactical Laxatives: Bizarre Warfare Through the Ages PDF

By Philip Sidnell

Which military used camels disguised as struggle elephants? Which illustrious warlord used to be killed through a midget ninja hidden in his latrine? How did dwell cows dropped by way of the Soviet air strength sink a jap vessel? And simply what sort of weapon used to be the Bohemian Ear Spoon? those are only many of the vital questions of army historical past spoke back during this booklet.

‘Midget Ninja and Tactical Laxatives’ is a light-hearted examine probably the most extraordinary incidents, most eldritch guns and strangest stratagems to be present in the annals of war. Drawn from all classes of heritage there's something right here for each reader with an curiosity in army background and/or a feeling of humor.

Some of the sections incorporated:
War Elephants and the way to forestall Them (including the notorious blazing pigs)
Ignominious Deaths (e.g. the midget ninja within the latrine)
A lost feel 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 beautiful guns: (such because the WW2 bat bomb -with actual bats)
Stranger issues ensue at Sea (e.g. million-ton ice ships and demise via 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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