Download Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday PDF

By Paul Torday

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What does it take to make us think within the most unlikely?

For Dr. Alfred Jones, existence is a quiet mix of civil carrier on the nationwide Centre for Fisheries Excellence and marriage to Mary—an bold, no-nonsense financier. yet an odd flip of destiny from an unforeseen path forces Jones to upend his life and spend all of his time in pursuit of one other man’s ludicrous dream. Can there be salmon within the Yemen? technology says no. but when assets are unlimited and the visionary is electrified, possibly salmon fishing within the Yemen isn’t very unlikely. nonetheless, probably not anything is.

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Download Screw the Universe by Stephen Schwegler, Eirik Gumeny PDF

By Stephen Schwegler, Eirik Gumeny

Area, the expectantly no longer copyrighted ultimate frontier.

Out there's a universe teeming with new and weird lifestyles, with technological know-how and possibly magic and wonderment. And available in the market, in that inky black void, is a spaceship whose team truthfully couldn't provide a crap.

Welcome to the Zdravo. domestic to a staff extra keen on getting ice cream than with saving the galaxy, below the command of a federation that supplies promotions in response to filthy acts played in the back of simply sometimes closed doorways, and captained through a guy whose in basic terms objective in existence is to bone as many lifeforms as he can, a captain who actually desires to screw the universe.

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Download The Confidence-Man (The Writings of Herman Melville, Volume by Herman Melville PDF

By Herman Melville

Onboard the Fidele, a steamboat floating down the Mississippi to New Orleans, a self assurance guy units out to defraud his fellow passengers. In speedy succession he assumes quite a few guises - from a legless beggar and a cosmopolitan businessman to a collector for charitable explanations and a worldly' gentleman, who easily swindles a barber out of the cost of a shave. Making little or no from his hoaxes, the excitement of trickery turns out an result in itself for this slippery conman. Is he the satan? Is his chicanery in basic terms meant to reveal the mercenary issues of these round him? Set on April Fool's Day, The Confidence-Man (1857) is an interesting comedy of masquerades, digressions and transferring identification, and a devastating satire at the American dream.

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Download The Dolls' Room by Llorenç Villalonga PDF

By Llorenç Villalonga

A vintage of latest Catalan literature, and a haunting and satirical portrait of a vanishing age, Llorenç Villalonga’s The Dolls’ Room issues the decline of Don Toni and Dona Maria Antònia Bearn: aristocrats, cousins, husband and spouse, and individuals of the decadent, age-old ruling type of town that bears their identify. Their tale is advised by means of the naïve relations priest, Don Joan, who used to be taken less than Don Toni’s wing as a schoolboy. Describing the shabby grandeur of his benefactors’ lives—their historical, rundown family members mansion, their grand yet ruinous tours to Paris and Rome, and the mysterious occasions that bring about their deaths—the humbly religious Joan is constantly challenged, and maybe titillated, through Don Toni’s impious character, his defiance of church authority, and his scandalous affairs. in part condemning and in part admiring his devilish mentor, the pure-minded Don Joan’s lurid “biography” of the Bearns is a testomony to the everlasting reputation of the libertine, and the lengths to which we pass in justifying our personal worst impulses.

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Download Chinglish : found in translation by Oliver Lutz Radtke PDF

By Oliver Lutz Radtke

Chinglish bargains a funny and insightful examine misuses of the English language in chinese language road symptoms, items, and ads. A long-standing favourite of English conversing travelers and viewers, Chinglish is now quick changing into a tradition relic: in instruction for the 2008 Olympic video games in Beijing, the chinese language govt was resolute to wipe out wrong English utilization.

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Download Leg over Leg, Volumes 1-2 by Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq PDF

By Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq

Leg over Leg recounts the existence, from start to heart age, of “the Fariyaq,” regulate ego of Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, a pivotal determine within the highbrow and literary historical past of the trendy Arab international. The consistently edifying and sometimes hilarious adventures of the Fariyaq, as he strikes from his local Lebanon to Egypt, Malta, Tunis, England, and France, give you the writer with grist for wide-ranging discussions of the highbrow and social problems with his time, together with the lack of knowledge and corruption of the Lebanese spiritual and secular institutions, freedom of moral sense, women’s rights, sexual relationships among women and men, the manners and customs of Europeans and center Easterners, and the variations among modern ecu and Arabic literatures, all of the whereas celebrating the genius and wonder of the classical Arabic language.

Volumes One and stick to the hapless Fariyaq via his formative years and early schooling, his misadventures one of the clergymen of Mount Lebanon, his flight to the Egypt of Muhammad 'Ali, and his next employment with the 1st Arabic day-by-day newspaper—during which period he suffers a couple of illnesses that parallel his growth within the sciences of Arabic grammar, and engages in fun digressions at the desk manners of the Druze, younger love, snow, and the scandals of the early papacy. this primary booklet additionally sees the list—of destinations in Hell, sorts of medieval glue, tools of torture, stars and pre-Islamic idols—come into its personal as a signature machine of the work.

Akin to Sterne and Rabelais in his satirical outlook and technical inventiveness, al-Shidyaq produced in Leg Over Leg a piece that's distinct and unclassifiable. It used to be before everything generally condemned for its assaults on authority, its non secular skepticism, and its “obscenity,” and later variations have been frequently abridged. this can be the 1st whole English translation of this groundbreaking paintings.

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Download Disorderly Conduct: Verbatim Excerpts from Actual Cases by Rodney R. Jones, Charles M. Sevilla, Gerald F. Uelmen PDF

By Rodney R. Jones, Charles M. Sevilla, Gerald F. Uelmen

"(A) number of hilarious outtakes from court occasions. . . . The humor derives from laypersons--prisoners, witnesses, jurors--who produce a wealth of banalities and fake pas, or from legal professionals and judges, whose pomposity and long-windedness beg to be deflated."--Booklist.

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Download Willful Child by Steven Erikson PDF

By Steven Erikson

From the New York Times 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 challenge: to search out unusual new worlds on which to plant the Terran flag, to subjugate and if invaluable obliterate new life-forms, to boldly blow the...
And so we subscribe to the not-terribly-bright yet enormously cock-sure Captain Hadrian Sawback and his motley team on board the Starship Willful Child for a sequence of devil-may-care, near-calamitous and downright chaotic adventures via 'the countless vastness of interstellar space.'

The New York instances bestselling writer of the acclaimed Malazan e-book of the Fallen series has taken his lifelong ardour for Star Trek and remodeled it right into a clever, creative, and highly pleasing 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 event. the result's an SF novel that deftly parodies the style whereas additionally paying fond homage to it.

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Download Boomsday by Christopher Buckley PDF

By Christopher Buckley

Outraged over the mounting Social protection debt, Cassandra Devine, a charismatic 29-year-old blogger and member of new release no matter what, incites substantial cultural battle whilst she with courtesy means that child Boomers take delivery of executive incentives to kill themselves by way of age seventy five. Her modest concept catches fireplace with thousands of voters, leader between them "an formidable senator looking the presidency." With assistance from Washington's maximum spin health care professional, the blogger and the baby-kisser attempt to journey the difficulty of euthanasia for Boomers (called "transitioning") the entire strategy to the White House,
over the objections of the spiritual correct, and naturally, the newborn Boomers, who're deeply angry via demonstrations at the golfing classes in their retirement
resorts.

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