By Donald E. Westlake
- After a 12 months at the lam, the go back of bumbling thief Dortmunder is a reason celebre. The author's latest Dortmunder caper. "The street to smash, and the fast tale assortment, "Thieves' Dozen, acquired rave reports within the "New York occasions ebook evaluation,
By Chuck Palahniuk
From the writer of the cult sensation struggle membership (now a massive movie starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter) comes Survivor."A turbo-charged, deliciously manic satire of latest American life." --Newsday"The basically distinction among suicide and martyrdom is press coverage," in response to the "been there, performed that" knowledge of smooth Branson, final surviving member of the Creedish loss of life Cult. on the commencing of Chuck Palahniuk's hilariously unnerving moment novel, soft is cruising on autopilot, 39,000 toes up, dictating the total of his existence tale into Flight 2039's "black field" within the ultimate moments sooner than crashing into the big Australian outback.Not for the reason that Kurt Vonnegut's mom evening has there been as darkish and telling a satire at the wages of repute and the bedrock lunacy of the trendy international. Wickedly incisive and enthralling, Survivor is Chuck Palahniuk at his deadpan height.
By Carlton III Mellick
A bizarro Christmas story... jam-packed with intercourse and violenceSanta is not the jolly previous elf he is been defined as in kid's tales. he is a piece extra ugly than that. His eyes are pimento-stuffed olives, his tooth are walnuts, and his physique is made up of sausages. One snowy Christmas Eve, whereas traveling the Fry relatives, Sausagey Santa is attacked by way of an evil strength that's pushed to damage Christmas ceaselessly. It is an anti-Christmas spirit that loathes every little thing having to do with teenagers and Jesus. After it steals his magic bag of offers, Santa calls upon Matthew Fry and his spouse, Decapitron (a brutish warrior lady with a unusual Christmas fetish and a sweet cane sword), to aid get it again and retailer Christmas for everybody. it is the maximum sausage-spewing, elf-raping, zombie-killing, Transformer-fucking, reindeer-exploding, snowman-battling, adventure-rocking, bizarro Christmas tale OF ALL TIME!!!
By Robert Crayola
Ueda Sensei is a weird and wonderful martial artist. Aided by means of Otto, his janitor, he penetrates the strangest of crimes to be present in San Francisco in 32 stories of intercourse and brutality, obliterating the secret style with wit and pointless violence, appearing as equivalent components homage and parody of Sherlock Holmes, Encyclopedia Brown, and different nice sleuths - and together with his unorthodox recommendations and slippery common sense, Ueda Sensei is destined to rank between such legends. this can be a booklet for amusement in addition to schooling, a publication that might restructure your mind thoroughly, to be valuable through old and young alike for hundreds of years to return.
By Wladimir Kaminer
Paris – die Stadt der Liebe und des Eiffelturms, der verwinkelten Gassen und ?berf?llten Touristenbusse. Hier darf Onkel Boris, ein echter sowjetischer Held der Arbeit, Urlaub machen. Dass sich die vermeintliche franz?sische Metropole zu Beginn des Herbstes in ein nebelverhangenes London verwandelt und in Wahrheit eine Kulisse in der s?drussischen Steppe ist, werden die Besucher nie erfahren. Auf der Krim dagegen ist alles echt, selbst die angesengten Stiefel des im Krieg ?ber der Halbinsel abgeschossenen Joseph Beuys. Und da genug von dem wertvollen Schuhwerk vorhanden scheint, lebt die Bev?lkerung nicht schlecht von den keepsake sammelnden Kunst-Touristen.Ob in den entlegensten Winkeln der Welt oder in den Strassen der Metropolen, ?berall lauert das Unerwartete. Und wenn guy Wladimir Kaminer als Reisef?hrer an seiner Seite hat, erlebt guy unterwegs zwischen Sibirien und D?nemark, Moskau und Paris garantiert sein blaues Wunder ...
By Nick Harkaway
From the acclaimed writer of The Gone-Away international, blistering gangster noir meets howling absurdist comedy because the forces of fine sq. off opposed to the forces of evil, and merely an unassuming clockwork repairman and an octogenarian former superspy can retailer the realm from overall destruction. Joe Spork spends his days solving vintage clocks. The son of notorious London legal Mathew “Tommy Gun” Spork, he has became his again on his family’s mobster heritage and goals to stay a quiet lifestyles. That orderly life is unexpectedly upended while Joe prompts a very strange clockwork mechanism. His customer, Edie Banister, is greater than the kindly outdated woman she looks to be—she’s a retired overseas undercover agent. And the equipment? It’s a Nineteen Fifties doomsday laptop. Having brought on it, Joe now faces the wrath of either the British executive and a diabolical South Asian dictator who's additionally Edie’s previous arch-nemesis. at the upside, Joe’s acquired a lady: a daring receptionist named Polly whose smarts, savvy and intercourse attraction will be simply what he wishes. With Joe’s once-quiet international unexpectedly overrun by means of mad priests, psychopathic serial killers, clinical geniuses and threats to the way forward for unsleeping lifestyles within the universe, he realizes that the one option to live on is to muster the braveness to struggle, support Edie whole a undertaking she deserted years in the past and decide up his father’s outdated gun . . .
By Loraine Despres
Belle Cantrell felt responsible approximately killing her husband and he or she hated that. Feeling in charge, that's. a girl can not do whatever she will suppose responsible approximately later was once a rule Belle saved firmly in brain. Welcome to the area of lovely, irrepressible Belle Cantrell, years ahead of she turns into grandmother to Sissy LeBlanc of Loraine Despres' bestselling The Scandalous summer time of Sissy LeBlanc. it really is 1920, prohibition is in complete swing, girls are clamoring for the vote -- and within the little city of Gentry, Louisiana, narrow-minded intolerance is at the upward push. despatched to penitentiary for swimming in an indecent bathing dress with a bunch of suffragists, Belle Cantrell understands her habit broke the principles. yet occasionally -- as a rule -- she has to curl the foundations a bit, simply because all of them say an identical factor: "Don't." a gorgeous, sassy tale of homicide, adultery, romance, bigotry, and ordinary church attendance, with laugh-out-loud humor and a forged of zany, endearing characters you will not fail to remember, The undesirable habit of Belle Cantrell is a giant comedian love tale . . . and lots more and plenty extra.