Category: Satire

Download E-books The Magic Christian PDF

By Terry Southern

One of the funniest, most harsh, and such a lot savagely revealing books approximately American existence ever written, The Magic Christian has been referred to as Terry Southern's masterpiece. man Grand is an eccentric billionaire — the final of the large spenders — decided to create affliction within the fabric international and prepared to spare no price to do it. top a lifestyles packed with sensible jokes and madcap schemes, his final objective is to end up his thought that there's not anything so degrading or so distasteful that somebody will not do it for funds. In man Grand's international, each person has a value, and he's all too keen to pay it. A satire of America's obsession with bigness, longevity, funds, television, weapons, and intercourse, The Magic Christian is a hilarious and wickedly unique novel from a real comedian genius.

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Download E-books Mumbo Jumbo PDF

By Ishmael Reed

The vintage freewheeling examine race family members during 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. brought up through literary critic Harold Bloom as one of many most vital books within the Western canon, Mumbo Jumbo is a trenchant and infrequently biting examine black-white family members all through heritage, from a willing observer of our tradition.

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Download E-books Far Rainbow and the Second Invasion from Mars (MacMillan's Best of Soviet Science Fiction Series) PDF

By Boris Strugatsky, Arkady Strugatsky

The rest from MacMillan's Soviet technology Fiction sequence will be gladly welcomed! The sequence used to be edited by means of technological know-how fiction author/editor Theodore Sturgeon. sooner or later i could commence making requests for the opposite books during this sequence. See PDF web page five for record of others in series.

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Both of those tales are good written and concentrate on people, and characters, instead of technologies.

"The moment Invasion of Mars" is a slightly awesome and funny story concerning the invasion of Earth through Martians. The Martians are taking up the Earth via trade. This tale cleverly parallels our personal global, and cultures who consider their lack of identification via company giants, or throughout the immigration of "aliens". The Martians during this tale stay principally mysterious entities that the people hardly see, so the focal point is usually at the humans' reactions to being taken over as they realize small adjustments right here and there of their lives because the "invasion" is taking place.

"Far Rainbow" is a narrative a couple of planet of individuals attempting to get away their global that's approximately to be destroyed. First they have to conflict their very own doubts in regards to the mounting veracity of the ominous observations, after which there's the progressively mobilization of the folk. the tale makes a speciality of members and feels precise within the means they reply to adversity.

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Download E-books The Mouse on the Moon PDF

By Leonard Wibberley

The Mouse at the moon is a perfectly humorous sequel to the"Mouse that Roared." The Duchy of Grand Fenwick, the world'ssmallest nation, whose military of 20 longbow males defeated the us in "The Mouse that Roared" is again back. The time is through the area race within the Sixties, and the americans and the Soviets are racing to assert the moon. each side are vying for virtue either at the technical and propaganda front.
While such nice occasions are afoot in different places one needs to pity bad count number of Mountjoy, a guy who aspires to greatness yet because the best Minister of the Duchy simply will get to house trivial concerns. He has to rearrange to have the potholes in Fenwicks unmarried street repaired, or to pay for the restringing of the bows and the acquisition of latest arrows for the international locations tiny military. He desires of superhighways and glossy amenities and budgets within the billions for Grand Fenwick, yet as an alternative is caught facing 2 kilos and 10 shillings to buy a few new arrows.

One day the Duchy's cherished princess Glorina comes to a decision she desires a sable coat, which expenses significantly greater than the Duchy's whole annual finances. This request mixed with massive diplomatic maneuver by way of Lord Mountjoy and diplomatic posturing by means of the united states and the Soviet Union starts off a sequence of hilarious occasions that catapult the Duchy into the vanguard of the distance race. the USA and the USSR try to get sooner than each other in an army house race, provided that Grand Fenwick can beat them either will cooperation succeed in house.

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Category: Satire

Download E-books The Mouse on the Moon PDF

By Leonard Wibberley

The Mouse at the moon is a superbly humorous sequel to the"Mouse that Roared." The Duchy of Grand Fenwick, the world'ssmallest state, whose military of 20 longbow males defeated the USA in "The Mouse that Roared" is again back. The time is in the course of the house race within the Nineteen Sixties, and the american citizens and the Soviets are racing to assert the moon. each side are vying for virtue either at the technical and propaganda front.
While such nice occasions are afoot in different places one needs to pity bad count number of Mountjoy, a guy who aspires to greatness yet because the major Minister of the Duchy in simple terms will get to accommodate trivial issues. He has to rearrange to have the potholes in Fenwicks unmarried street repaired, or to pay for the restringing of the bows and the acquisition of recent arrows for the international locations tiny military. He desires of superhighways and glossy amenities and budgets within the billions for Grand Fenwick, yet as an alternative is caught facing 2 kilos and 10 shillings to buy a few new arrows.

One day the Duchy's cherished princess Glorina comes to a decision she desires a sable coat, which bills significantly greater than the Duchy's whole annual finances. This request mixed with massive diplomatic maneuver by means of Lord Mountjoy and diplomatic posturing through the united states and the Soviet Union starts off a sequence of hilarious occasions that catapult the Duchy into the vanguard of the distance race. the united states and the USSR try to get sooner than each other in an army house race, provided that Grand Fenwick can beat them either will cooperation be triumphant in area.

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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 loved ones of the eccentric Mr Collopy the place they grew up surrounded via the smells of excellent whiskey and undesirable cooking. Manus proves to be a enterprise genius, and this expertise takes him from educating humans to stroll the tightrope by way of correspondence path to the Vatican.
The maximum satirical Irish author of the twentieth-century turns his consciousness to the garrulous Irish and vividly captures the wit, extravagance and glory in their talk.

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Download E-books Blue Angel: A Novel PDF

By Francine Prose

It has been years in view that Swenson, a professor in a brand new England inventive writing software, has released a singular. it has been even longer due to the fact any of his scholars have proven promise. input Angela Argo, a pierced, tattooed scholar with an extraordinary expertise for writing. Angela is simply the article Swenson wishes. And, higher but, she wishes his aid. yet, as we know, the line to hell is paved with reliable intentions. . . .

Deliciously risqué, Blue Angel is a withering tackle present day educational mores and a scathing story that vividly exhibits what can ensue whilst educational politics collides with political correctness.

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