Pygmy

By Chuck Palahniuk

A gang of adolescent terrorists, a spelling bee, and a bad plan masquerading as a technological know-how venture: this is often Operation Havoc.
 
Pygmy is one in every of a handful of teenagers from a totalitarian nation despatched to the USA disguised as trade scholars. dwelling with American households to combination in, they're making plans an unspecified act of huge terrorism that would deliver this giant dumb kingdom and its fats dumb population to their knees. Palahniuk depicts Midwestern existence in the course of the eyes of this indoctrinated little killer in a crafty double-edged satire of yank xenophobia.

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Galapagos: A Novel

By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Galápagos takes the reader again a million years, to A.D. 1986. an easy holiday cruise abruptly 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 completely different human race. during this inimitable novel, America’s grasp satirist seems to be at our global and exhibits us all that's unfortunately, madly awry–and all that's worthy saving.

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Cock and Bull

By Will Self

Will Self has been praised by means of the recent York instances ebook evaluate as “a high-powered satirical weapon” and Cock & Bull is certainly one of his so much outrageous works of fiction

“Cock: A Novelette” is the tale of a girl who grows an absolutely practical penis. “Bull: A Farce” is the tale of a guy who acquires a vagina and all its spouse elements. There are, in spite of the fact that, problems. Cock & Bull, the ebook that brought an enfant bad of English letters to an American viewers, has fast develop into a vintage of blistering satire.

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Head of State: A Novel

By Andrew Marr

The debut novel through Britain’s such a lot celebrated pundit, a gleefully twisted tackle 10 Downing Street

It’s September 2017, and the uk is at the verge of an important referendum that would confirm, as soon as and for all, if the rustic continues to be a member of the eu Union or is going its personal method. yet, unsuspected by means of the voters, and unknown to all yet a handful of contributors of the leading Minister’s innermost circle, there's a stunning mystery on the very center of presidency which may switch every little thing right away. a gaggle of ruthlessly made up our minds participants will cease at nothing―including murder―to hinder that from happening. 

Andrew Marr’s first novel is a darkly comedian story of deception and skullduggery at Downing highway and Whitehall. Making complete use of his unrivalled within wisdom of the British political scene, Marr has created a gleaming leisure, a unconditionally unique depiction of Westminster and its denizens, and a desirable, irreverent glimpse in the back of the parliamentary curtain.

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

By David Shafer

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

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

Shortlisted for the Pacific Northwest e-book Award


Three teens 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 massive facts appear like dial-up. Into this mystery conflict stumbles an not likely trio: Leila Majnoun, a upset 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 top buddies in collage, yet early maturity has set them on diverging paths. starting to be 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 aspect of the area, Leila's discoveries in regards to the Committee's far-reaching goals threaten to spoil people who are closest to her.
In the spirit of William Gibson and Chuck Palahniuk,Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is either a suspenseful international mystery and an emotionally fair novel in regards to the fight to alter the area in- and out of doors your head.

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Ass Goblins of Auschwitz

By Cameron Pierce

It's Monty Python meets Nazi exploitation in a surreal nightmare as can basically be imagined via Bizarro writer Cameron Pierce.

In a land the place black snow falls within the form of swastikas, there exists a nightmarish legal camp often called Auschwitz. it truly is run by means of a fascist, flatulent race of extraterrestrial beings referred to as the Ass Goblins, who shuttle in apple-shaped spaceships to abduct kids from the neighboring international of Kidland. Prisoners 999 and 1001 are conjoined dual brothers pressured to suffer the sadistic tortures of those ass-shaped monsters. to outlive, they need to consume child pores and skin and paintings all day developing bicycles and intercourse dolls out of lifeless childrens.

While the Ass Goblins develop into inebriated on cider made of fermented teenagers, the twins plot their get away. however it won't be effortless. they have to triumph over rest room toads, cockrats, ass dolls, and the surgical experiments which are slowly mutating them into goblin-child hybrids.

Forget every thing you recognize approximately Auschwitz...you're approximately to be Shit Slaughtered.

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Moscow Stations

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 lifestyles abound as he staggers via Brezhnev’s Moscow and encounters harmful, eccentric and sometimes hilarious strangers on a teach. His trip ends while destiny cruelly intervenes – curbing the shiny landscape of Russian lifestyles that we've got obvious via Venya’s eyes.

Stephen Mulrine’s model 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 manhattan in Tom Courtenay’s ‘blissfully humorous’ performance.

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The Stewart / Colbert Effect: Essays on the Real Impacts of Fake News

By Amarnath Amarasingam

The day-by-day convey with Jon Stewart and The Colbert record have attracted a lot curiosity in recent times from well known audiences in addition to students in quite a few disciplines. either Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert were named on Time magazine's record of the main influential humans on the planet. the 10 essays during this interdisciplinary assortment discover the problems engendered by means of the recognition of leisure information, together with the position of satire in politics, the declining point of belief in conventional assets of media, the exhibits' cathartic or informational functionality, and the ways that those indicates impact public opinion.

"Today's political institution is invaluable of satirization, and, accordingly, the research of political satire is critical so that it will comprehend our center democratic techniques. Essays on faux information advances our realizing of who's eating political television satire, the messages being supplied through Stewart and Colbert, and the democratic results derived from gazing those vital political details outlets." - R. Lance Holbert, The Ohio kingdom collage, co-author, Political conversation within the twenty first Century

"Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert should not merely humorous, they're major forces within the modern perform of yank politics. This quantity deals a good research of the way and why their presence concerns and merits critical scholarly attention." - Jeffrey P. Jones, previous Dominion college, writer, Entertaining Politics: Satiric tv and Political Engagement

"For thousands of individuals, The day-by-day exhibit and The Colbert file became a favourite resource of stories, info, and political statement. The participants to this assortment support us either to raised comprehend why, and to imagine throughout the capability results of such a lot of people's fascination with Stewart and Colbert. the result's a thought-provoking booklet that any scholar, fan, or skeptic of the 2 exhibits must have at the shelf." - Geoffrey Baym, college of North Carolina, Greensboro, writer, From Cronkite to Colbert: The Evolution of Broadcast News

"This is a necessary selection of articles, with plenty of facts, for someone drawn to how pretend information works and what it does to people." - John Morreall, collage of William and Mary, writer, Comic aid: A finished Philosophy of Humor.

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Snuff (Discworld)

By Terry Pratchett

At lengthy final, woman Sybil has lured her husband, Sam Vimes, on a hard-earned vacation clear of the crime and dirt of Ankh-Morpork. yet for the commander of town Watch, a holiday within the state is whatever yet stress-free. The balls, the teas, the muck—not to say all that clean air and birdsong—are greater than a piece taxing on a cynical city-born and -bred copper.

Yet a policeman will discover a crime anyplace if he makes a decision to seem tough sufficient, and it isn't lengthy prior to a physique is found, and Sam—out of his jurisdiction, out of his point, and out of bacon sandwiches (thanks to his well-meaning wife)—must depend upon his instincts, guile, and highway smarts to determine justice performed. As he units off at the chase, notwithstanding, he needs to make sure to watch the place he steps. . . . this is often the geographical region, in any case, and the streets almost certainly should not paved with gold.

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Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed (and Other Heartwarming Letters from Kitty)

By Jeremy Greenberg

The cat's solution to Sorry I Pooped on your Shoe, Sorry I Barfed in your Bed is a hilarious number of full-color photographs and letters of excuses and proposals from cats to the folk who love them—no topic what undesirable factor they’ve done!

Inside Sorry I Barfed in your Bed, author and comic Jeremy Greenberg offers a set of laugh-out-loud letters and images that supply a cat's eye view on universal pussycat vs. human cohabitation conundrums. it is the excellent reward for loopy cat enthusiasts and a person who appreciates hilarious (and so true!) insights into cat—and human—nature, including:

Your cat sits in your desktop not only for heat or realization, yet to avoid you from interacting with the surface international. in spite of everything, isn’t the most cause to have a cat so that you don’t need to waste time constructing common human relationships?

If you spent a 3rd of your existence licking your self, you too might sometimes put out of your mind to stay your tongue again on your face.

Eating grass has medicinal reasons, and such a lot cats think grass may be legalized.

The cat feels undesirable approximately barfing in your bed…because now it needs to get to as much as pass sleep in your fresh laundry as a substitute.

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