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обложка книги The Book of the Dead The Book of the Dead

The team behind the New York Times bestseller The Book of General Ignorance turns conventional biography on its head—and shakes out the good stuff.

Following their Herculean—or is it Sisyphean?—efforts to save the living from ignorance, the two wittiest Johns in the English language turn their attention to the dead.

As the authors themselves say, “The first thing that strikes you about the Dead is just how many of them there are.” Helpfully, Lloyd and Mitchinson have employed a simple—but ruthless—criterion for inclusion: the dead person has to be interesting.

Here, then, is a dictionary of the dead, an encyclopedia of the embalmed. Ludicrous in scope, whimsical in its arrangement, this wildly entertaining tome presents pithy and provocative biographies of the no-longer-living from the famous to the undeservedly and—until now—permanently obscure. Spades in hand, Lloyd and Mitchinson have dug up everything embarrassing, fascinating, and downright weird about their subjects’ lives and added their own uniquely irreverent observations.

Organized by capricious categories—such as dead people who died virgins, who kept pet monkeys, who lost limbs, whose corpses refused to stay put—the dearly departed, from the inventor of the stove to a cross-dressing, bear-baiting female gangster finally receive the epitaphs they truly deserve.

Discover:

• Why Freud had a lifelong fear of trains

• The one thing that really made Isaac Newton laugh

• How Catherine the Great really died (no horse was involved)

Much like the country doctor who cured smallpox (he’s in here), Lloyd and Mitchinson have the perfect antidote for anyone out there dying of boredom. The Book of the Dead—like life itself—is hilarious, tragic, bizarre, and amazing. You may never pass a graveyard again without chuckling.

Lloyd John, Mitchinson John  
обложка книги The Adventures of Sally The Adventures of Sally Wodehouse Pelham Grenville Wodehouse  
обложка книги The Trimmed Lamp The Trimmed Lamp

Other Stories of the Four Million: A Madison Square Arabian Night; The Rubaiyat of a Scotch Highball; The Pendulum; Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen; The Assessor of Success; The Buyer from Cactus City; The Badge of Policeman O'Roon; Brickdust Row; The Making of a New Yorker; Vanity and Some Sables; The Social Triangle; The Purple Dress; The Foreign Policy of Company 99; The Lost Blend; A Harlem Tragedy; The Guilty Party — an East Side Tragedy; According to their Lights; A Midsummer Knight's Dream; The Last Leaf; The Count and the Wedding Guest; The Country of Elusion; The Ferry of Unfulfilment; The Tale of a Tainted Tenner; Elsie in New York; and the title story.

Henry O  
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether Poe Edgar Allan  
"Thou Art the Man" Poe Edgar Allan  
Three Sundays in a Week Poe Edgar Allan  
The Da Vinci Code. Истина

Мир сошел с ума. Выброшены мишленовские путеводители по Парижу. В Ватикане больше никому не интересны проповеди Папы. В Лондоне позабывшие о могиле принцессы Дианы туристы толпятся возле величественного надгробия сэра Исаака Ньютона. Десятки миллионов людей из более чем сорока стран мира ищут главное сокровище христианской цивилизации. Движет ими Книга.

Кононенко Максим  
Tri Noveloj Twain Mark  
THE INVISIBLE VICTORY Gordon Richard  
обложка книги «Tanglefoot» «Tanglefoot»

Книга Надежды Александровны Тэффи (1872-1952) дает читателю возможность более полно познакомиться с ранним творчеством писательницы, которую по праву называли "изящнейшей жемчужиной русского культурного юмора".

Тэффи Надежда  
The Spectacles Poe Edgar Allan  
обложка книги The Unadulterated Cat The Unadulterated Cat

The Unadulterated Cat is becoming an endangered species as more and more of us settle for those boring mass-produced cats the ad-men sell us—the pussies that purr into their gold-plated food bowls on the telly. But the Campaign for Real Cats sets out to change all that by helping us to recognise a true, unadulterated cat when we see one.

For example: real cats have ears that look like they've been trimmed with pinking shears; real cats never wear flea collars… or appear on Christmas cards… or chase anything with a bell in it; real cats do eat quiche. And giblets. And butter. And anything else left on the table, if they think they can get away with it. Real cats can hear a fridge door opening two rooms away…

Pratchett Terry, Joliffe Gray  
обложка книги The zombie survival guide : complete protection from the living dead The zombie survival guide : complete protection from the living dead

The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a long siege, and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain. Don't be carefree and foolish with your most precious asset — life. The Zombie Survival Guide offers complete protection through trusted, proven tips for safeguarding yourself and your loved ones against the living dead. It is a book that can save your life.


Brooks Max  
Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) Jerome Jerome Klapka  
The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq. Poe Edgar Allan  
The Man That Was Used Up Poe Edgar Allan  
The Very Secret Diaries of the Fellowship Claire Cassandra  
The Story of the Good Little Boy Twain Mark  
The Voice of the City OHenry  
обложка книги The Philosopher's Joke The Philosopher's Joke

“The Philosopher's Joke” (1904) — short story by Jerome Klapka Jerome from collection titled “The Passing of the Third Floor Back: and Other Stories”.

Jerome Jerome Klapka The Passing of the Third Floor Back and Other Stories  
обложка книги The Soul of Nicholas Snyders, or The Miser of Zandam The Soul of Nicholas Snyders, or The Miser of Zandam

“The Soul of Nicholas Snyders, or The Miser of Zandam” (1904) — short story by Jerome Klapka Jerome from collection titled “The Passing of the Third Floor Back: and Other Stories”.

Jerome Jerome Klapka The Passing of the Third Floor Back and Other Stories  
обложка книги The Cost of Kindness The Cost of Kindness

“The Cost of Kindness” (1904) — short story by Jerome Klapka Jerome from collection titled “The Passing of the Third Floor Back: and Other Stories”.

Jerome Jerome Klapka The Passing of the Third Floor Back and Other Stories  
обложка книги The Love of Ulrich Nebendahl The Love of Ulrich Nebendahl

“The Love of Ulrich Nebendahl” (1904) — short story by Jerome Klapka Jerome from collection titled “The Passing of the Third Floor Back: and Other Stories”.

Jerome Jerome Klapka The Passing of the Third Floor Back and Other Stories  
обложка книги The Sex Lives of Cannibals The Sex Lives of Cannibals Troost J Maarten  
The Whore of Mensa Allen Woody  
обложка книги The Bafut Beagles The Bafut Beagles

Gerald Durrell's adventurous spirit and his spontaneous gift for narrative and anecdote mark him as a rare bird indeed.

In The Bafut Beagles he describes a collecting expedition to the Cameroons, where, with the assistance of a pack of African enthusiasts and mongrel dogs, he captured almost everything from flying mice to booming squirrels. The unconscious humour of a supercilious toad or a hypocritical chimpanzee is only surpassed by the electric charm of the convivial Fon of Bafut himself.

There are not many travel books with a more natural sense of humour.


Durrell Gerald  
The Angel of the Odd Poe Edgar Allan  
The Business Man Poe Edgar Allan  
The Devil in the Belfry Poe Edgar Allan  
The Duc de L'Omelette Poe Edgar Allan  
обложка книги Three Men on the Bummel Three Men on the Bummel Jerome Jerome Klapka  
The Gentle Grafter

"The Gentle Grafter" by O. Henry, Author of "The Four Million," "The Voice of the City," "The Trimmed Lamp," "Strictly Business," "Whirligigs," Etc.

Henry O  
The Chair of Philanthromathematics Henry O The Gentle Grafter  
The Ethics of Pig Henry O The Gentle Grafter  
The Hand That Riles the World Henry O The Gentle Grafter  
The Exact Science of Matrimony Henry O The Gentle Grafter  
The Man Higher Up Henry O The Gentle Grafter  
The Octopus Marooned Henry O The Gentle Grafter  
обложка книги Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy

Wondering if science could explain how he survived his 40-year avalanche of drugs and alcohol, Ozzy Osbourne became one of a handful of people in the world to have his entire DNA mapped in 2010. It was a highly complex, $65,000 process, but the results were conclusive: Ozzy is a genetic anomaly. The “Full Ozzy Genome” contained variants that scientists had never before encountered and the findings were presented at the prestigious TEDMED Conference in San Diego-making headlines around the world. The procedure was in part sponsored by The Sunday Times of London, which had already caused an international fururoe by appointing Ozzy Osbourne its star health advice columnist. The newpaper argued that Ozzy’s mutliple near-death experiences, 40-year history of drug abuse, and extreme hypocondria qualified him more than any other for the job. The column was an overnight hit, being quickly picked up by Rolling Stone to give it a global audience of millions. In TRUST ME, I'M DR. OZZY, Ozzy answers reader's questions with his outrageous wit and surprising wisdom, digging deep into his past to tell the memoir-style survival stories never published before-and offer guidance that no sane human being should follow. Part humor, part memoir, and part bad advice, TRUST ME, I’M DR. OZZY will include some of the best material from his published columns, answers to celebrities' medical questions, charts, sidebars, and more.

About the Author

Ozzy Osbourne was born in Aston, Birmingham, in 1948. He has sold over a hundred million records both with Black Sabbath and as a Grammy Award-winning solo artist. He has five children and lives with his wife, Sharon, in California and Buckinghamshire.

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Osbourne Ozzy, Ayres Chris  
THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY Bierce Ambrose  
обложка книги THREE MEN IN A BOAT THREE MEN IN A BOAT

Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford.

The book was intended initially to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of local history of places along the route, but the humorous elements eventually took over, to the point where the serious and somewhat sentimental passages now seem like an unnecessary distraction to the essentially comic novel. One of the most praised things about Three Men in a Boat is how undated it appears to modern readers. The jokes seem fresh and witty even today.

THREE INVALIDS. — SUFFERINGS OF GEORGE AND HARRIS. — A VICTIM TO ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEN FATAL MALADIES. — USEFUL PRESCRIPTIONS. — CURE FOR LIVER COMPLAINT IN CHILDREN. — WE AGREE THAT WE ARE OVERWORKED, AND NEED REST. — A WEEK ON THE ROLLING DEEP? — GEORGE SUGGESTS THE RIVER. — MONTMORENCY LODGES AN OBJECTION. — ORIGINAL MOTION CARRIED BY MAJORITY OF THREE TO ONE.

PLANS DISCUSSED. — PLEASURES OF «CAMPING–OUT,» ON FINE NIGHTS. — DITTO, WET NIGHTS. — COMPROMISE DECIDED ON. — MONTMORENCY, FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF. — FEARS LEST HE IS TOO GOOD FOR THIS WORLD, FEARS SUBSEQUENTLY DISMISSED AS GROUNDLESS. — MEETING ADJOURNS.

ARRANGEMENTS SETTLED. — HARRIS'S METHOD OF DOING WORK. — HOW THE ELDERLY, FAMILY–MAN PUTS UP A PICTURE. — GEORGE MAKES A SENSIBLE, REMARK. — DELIGHTS OF EARLY MORNING BATHING. — PROVISIONS FOR GETTING UPSET.

THE FOOD QUESTION. — OBJECTIONS TO PARAFFINE OIL AS AN ATMOSPHERE. — ADVANTAGES OF CHEESE AS A TRAVELLING COMPANION. — A MARRIED WOMAN DESERTS HER HOME. — FURTHER PROVISION FOR GETTING UPSET. — I PACK. — CUSSEDNESS OF TOOTH–BRUSHES. — GEORGE AND HARRIS PACK. — AWFUL BEHAVIOUR OF MONTMORENCY. — WE RETIRE TO REST.

MRS. P. AROUSES US. — GEORGE, THE SLUGGARD. — THE «WEATHER FORECAST» SWINDLE. — OUR LUGGAGE. — DEPRAVITY OF THE SMALL BOY. — THE PEOPLE GATHER ROUND US. — WE DRIVE OFF IN GREAT STYLE, AND ARRIVE AT WATERLOO. — INNOCENCE OF SOUTH WESTERN OFFICIALS CONCERNING SUCH WORLDLY THINGS AS TRAINS. — WE ARE AFLOAT, AFLOAT IN AN OPEN BOAT.

KINGSTON. — INSTRUCTIVE REMARKS ON EARLY ENGLISH HISTORY. — INSTRUCTIVE OBSERVATIONS ON CARVED OAK AND LIFE IN GENERAL. — SAD CASE OF STIVVINGS, JUNIOR. — MUSINGS ON ANTIQUITY. — I FORGET THAT I AM STEERING. — INTERESTING RESULT. — HAMPTON COURT MAZE. — HARRIS AS A GUIDE.

THE RIVER IN ITS SUNDAY GARB. — DRESS ON THE RIVER. — A CHANCE FOR THE MEN. — ABSENCE OF TASTE IN HARRIS. — GEORGE'S BLAZER. — A DAY WITH THE FASHION–PLATE YOUNG LADY. — MRS. THOMAS'S TOMB. — THE MAN WHO LOVES NOT GRAVES AND COFFINS AND SKULLS. — HARRIS MAD. — HIS VIEWS ON GEORGE AND BANKS AND LEMONADE. — HE PERFORMS TRICKS.

BLACKMAILING. — THE PROPER COURSE TO PURSUE. — SELFISH BOORISHNESS OF RIVER–SIDE LANDOWNER. — «NOTICE» BOARDS. — UNCHRISTIANLIKE FEELINGS OF HARRIS. — HOW HARRIS SINGS A COMIC SONG. — A HIGH–CLASS PARTY. — SHAMEFUL CONDUCT OF TWO ABANDONED YOUNG MEN. — SOME USELESS INFORMATION. — GEORGE BUYS A BANJO.

GEORGE IS INTRODUCED TO WORK. — HEATHENISH INSTINCTS OF TOW–LINES. — UNGRATEFUL CONDUCT OF A DOUBLE–SCULLING SKIFF. — TOWERS AND TOWED. — A USE DISCOVERED FOR LOVERS. — STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE OF AN ELDERLY LADY. — MUCH HASTE, LESS SPEED. — BEING TOWED BY GIRLS: EXCITING SENSATION. — THE MISSING LOCK OR THE HAUNTED RIVER. — MUSIC. — SAVED!

OUR FIRST NIGHT. — UNDER CANVAS. — AN APPEAL FOR HELP. — CONTRARINESS OF TEA–KETTLES, HOW TO OVERCOME. — SUPPER. — HOW TO FEEL VIRTUOUS. — WANTED! A COMFORTABLY–APPOINTED, WELL–DRAINED DESERT ISLAND, NEIGHBOURHOOD OF SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN PREFERRED. — FUNNY THING THAT HAPPENED TO GEORGE'S FATHER. — A RESTLESS NIGHT.

HOW GEORGE, ONCE UPON A TIME, GOT UP EARLY IN THE MORNING. — GEORGE, HARRIS, AND MONTMORENCY DO NOT LIKE THE LOOK OF THE COLD WATER. — HEROISM AND DETERMINATION ON THE PART OF J. — GEORGE AND HIS SHIRT: STORY WITH A MORAL. — HARRIS AS COOK. — HISTORICAL RETROSPECT, SPECIALLY INSERTED FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS.

HENRY VIII. AND ANNE BOLEYN. — DISADVANTAGES OF LIVING IN SAME HOUSE WITH PAIR OF LOVERS. — A TRYING TIME FOR THE ENGLISH NATION. — A NIGHT SEARCH FOR THE PICTURESQUE. — HOMELESS AND HOUSELESS. — HARRIS PREPARES TO DIE. — AN ANGEL COMES ALONG. — EFFECT OF SUDDEN JOY ON HARRIS. — A LITTLE SUPPER. — LUNCH. — HIGH PRICE FOR MUSTARD. — A FEARFUL BATTLE. — MAIDENHEAD. — SAILING. — THREE FISHERS. — WE ARE CURSED.

MARLOW. — BISHAM ABBEY. — THE MEDMENHAM MONKS. — MONTMORENCY THINKS HE WILL MURDER AN OLD TOM CAT. — BUT EVENTUALLY DECIDES THAT HE WILL LET IT LIVE. — SHAMEFUL CONDUCT OF A FOX TERRIER AT THE CIVIL SERVICE STORES. — OUR DEPARTURE FROM MARLOW. — AN IMPOSING PROCESSION. — THE STEAM LAUNCH, USEFUL RECEIPTS FOR ANNOYING AND HINDERING IT. — WE DECLINE TO DRINK THE RIVER. — A PEACEFUL DOG. — STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE OF HARRIS AND A PIE.

WARGRAVE. — WAXWORKS. — SONNING. — OUR STEW. — MONTMORENCY IS SARCASTIC. — FIGHT BETWEEN MONTMORENCY AND THE TEA–KETTLE. — GEORGE'S BANJO STUDIES. — MEET WITH DISCOURAGEMENT. — DIFFICULTIES IN THE WAY OF THE MUSICAL AMATEUR. — LEARNING TO PLAY THE BAGPIPES. — HARRIS FEELS SAD AFTER SUPPER. — GEORGE AND I GO FOR A WALK. — RETURN HUNGRY AND WET. — THERE IS A STRANGENESS ABOUT HARRIS. — HARRIS AND THE SWANS, A REMARKABLE STORY. — HARRIS HAS A TROUBLED NIGHT.

HOUSEHOLD DUTIES. — LOVE OF WORK. — THE OLD RIVER HAND, WHAT HE DOES AND WHAT HE TELLS YOU HE HAS DONE. — SCEPTICISM OF THE NEW GENERATION. — EARLY BOATING RECOLLECTIONS. — RAFTING. — GEORGE DOES THE THING IN STYLE. — THE OLD BOATMAN, HIS METHOD. — SO CALM, SO FULL OF PEACE. — THE BEGINNER. — PUNTING. — A SAD ACCIDENT. — PLEASURES OF FRIENDSHIP. — SAILING, MY FIRST EXPERIENCE. — POSSIBLE REASON WHY WE WERE NOT DROWNED.

READING. — WE ARE TOWED BY STEAM LAUNCH. — IRRITATING BEHAVIOUR OF SMALL BOATS. — HOW THEY GET IN THE WAY OF STEAM LAUNCHES. — GEORGE AND HARRIS AGAIN SHIRK THEIR WORK. — RATHER A HACKNEYED STORY. — STREATLEY AND GORING.

WASHING DAY. — FISH AND FISHERS. — ON THE ART OF ANGLING. — A CONSCIENTIOUS FLY–FISHER. — A FISHY STORY.

LOCKS. — GEORGE AND I ARE PHOTOGRAPHED. — WALLINGFORD. — DORCHESTER. — ABINGDON. — A FAMILY MAN. — A GOOD SPOT FOR DROWNING. — A DIFFICULT BIT OF WATER. — DEMORALIZING EFFECT OF RIVER AIR.

OXFORD. — MONTMORENCY'S IDEA OF HEAVEN. — THE HIRED UP–RIVER BOAT, ITS BEAUTIES AND ADVANTAGES. — THE «PRIDE OF THE THAMES.» — THE WEATHER CHANGES. — THE RIVER UNDER DIFFERENT ASPECTS. — NOT A CHEERFUL EVENING. — YEARNINGS FOR THE UNATTAINABLE. — THE CHEERY CHAT GOES ROUND. — GEORGE PERFORMS UPON THE BANJO. — A MOURNFUL MELODY. — ANOTHER WET DAY. — FLIGHT. — A LITTLE SUPPER AND A TOAST.

Jerome Jerome Klapka  
обложка книги The Bro Code The Bro Code

Everyone's life is governed by an internal code of conduct. Some call it morality. Others call it religion. But Bros in the know call this holy grail the Bro Code.

Historically a spoken tradition passed from one generation to the next, the official code of conduct for Bros appears here in its published form for the first time ever. By upholding the tenets of this sacred and legendary document, any dude can learn to achieve Bro-dom.

For fans of "How I Met Your Mother".

Stinson Barney  
обложка книги Things my girlfriend and I have argued about (online version) Things my girlfriend and I have argued about (online version)

This is an extremely funny online book, which talks about differences between a man and a woman. The author also has a paper book with the same title, but nothing in the book has ever appeared online, so they are completely different.

Millington Mil  
The Complete Works of O. Henry

O. Henry's short stories are well known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings. Collected in this book (Golgotha Press, 2010) is a giant anthology of his work, including the stories, some early verses and a few letters.

Henry O  
обложка книги Trail of the Chupacabra: An Avery Bartholomew Pendleton Misadventure (The Chupacabra Trilogy - Book 2) Trail of the Chupacabra: An Avery Bartholomew Pendleton Misadventure (The Chupacabra Trilogy - Book 2)

Avery Bartholomew Pendleton is back, and he’s just as crazy as ever. Avery is a paranoid loner obsessed with global conspiracy theories who spends most of his time crafting absurd and threatening letters to anyone who offends him. That means pretty much everyone.

Still convinced of the existence of the mythical Mexican chupacabra, Avery enlists the assistance of the Southwest Texas Revolutionary Armed Confederate Border Operations Militia (STRAC-BOM) and their manic leader, General X-Ray, to help him invade Mexico. Accompanied by Ziggy, a burned-out hippy, and an uncommonly large iguana named Nancy, the group follows the advice of a New Orleans voodoo priestess and heads straight into the Mexican desert.

Unfortunately for the motley gang of explorers, Mexico can be a dangerous place if you cross the wrong people - specifically, the Padre, a vicious drug cartel boss, and El Barquero, a murderous gunrunner who has crossed Avery’s path before.

What unfolds is a laugh-out-loud dark comedy of insane humor, unforgettable characters, and chilling thrills.

Stephen Randel The Chupacabra Trilogy  
обложка книги Trail of the Chupacabra Trail of the Chupacabra

Avery Bartholomew Pendleton is back, and he’s just as crazy as ever. Avery is a paranoid loner obsessed with global conspiracy theories who spends most of his time crafting absurd and threatening letters to anyone who offends him. That means pretty much everyone.

Still convinced of the existence of the mythical Mexican chupacabra*, Avery enlists the assistance of the Southwest Texas Revolutionary Armed Confederate Border Operations Militia (STRAC-BOM) and their manic leader, General X-Ray, to help him invade Mexico. Accompanied by Ziggy, a burned-out hippy, and an uncommonly large iguana named Nancy, the group follows the advice of a New Orleans voodoo priestess and heads straight into the Mexican desert.

Unfortunately for the motley gang of explorers, Mexico can be a dangerous place if you cross the wrong people — specifically, the Padre, a vicious drug cartel boss, and El Barquero, a murderous gunrunner who has crossed Avery’s path before.

What unfolds is a laugh-out-loud dark comedy of insane humor, unforgettable characters, and chilling thrills.

*No chupacabras were injured in the writing of this book.

Randel Stephen C The Chupacabra Trilogy  
обложка книги The Geography of Bliss The Geography of Bliss  
обложка книги The Work Is Innocent The Work Is Innocent

The critically acclaimed novel from a master of contemporary American fiction—now available as an ebook

A funny, candid look at the beginning of a promising literary career launched remarkably early

Being a teenage literary prodigy is hard. Richard Goodman may have a book contract at seventeen, but his parents don’t respect his opinions, he can’t lose his virginity, and his ego inflates and deflates with every breath. Even when Richard receives the attention he craves, he finds that fame and fortune can’t deliver him from his own flaws.

The Work Is Innocent is Yglesias’s fictional take on his own freakishly precocious literary coming-out as a teen. Written with startlingly self-assured prose and unflinching self-awareness, this novel explores the hilarious and harrowing complications of youthful success.

This ebook features a new illustrated biography of Rafael Yglesias, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Review

“It is a spectacular achievement, while you are still growing up, to write a good novel about growing up—which is what this author did at age fifteen. Now, at the ripe age of twenty-two, Rafael Yglesias looks over his shoulder and tells what it was like. Another bull’s-eye.”

The New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Rafael Yglesias (b. 1954) is a master American storyteller whose career began with the publication of his first novel, Hide Fox, and All After, at seventeen. Through four decades Yglesias has produced numerous highly acclaimed novels, including Fearless, which was adapted into the film starring Jeff Bridges and Rosie Perez. He lives on New York City’s Upper East Side.

Yglesias Rafael  
обложка книги Thank You, Goodnight Thank You, Goodnight

In Thank You, Goodnight, hailed by *Billboard as “*High Fidelity and About a Boy with a dose of Music & Lyrics thrown in,” the lead singer of a one-hit wonder 90s band tries for one more swing at the fence.

Teddy Tremble is nearing forty and has settled into a comfortable groove, working at a stuffy law firm and living in a downtown apartment with a woman he thinks he might love. Sure, his days aren’t as exciting as the time he spent as the lead singer of Tremble, the rock band known for its mega-hit “It Feels Like a Lie,” but that life has long since passed its sell-by date.


But when Teddy gets a cryptic call from an old friend, he’s catapulted into contemplating the unthinkable: reuniting Tremble for one last shot at rewriting history. Never mind that the band members haven’t spoken in ten years, that they left the music scene in a blazing cloud of indifference, and that the only fans who seem...

Abramowitz Andy  
обложка книги The Tale of Hodja Nasreddin: Disturber of the Peace (illustrated) The Tale of Hodja Nasreddin: Disturber of the Peace (illustrated) Соловьев Леонид, Karpelson Michael  
обложка книги Trouble on the Heath Trouble on the Heath

Malcolm Thomas is not happy. The view he loves is about to be blocked by an ugly building. He decides to take action and forms a protest group. Then things go badly wrong and Malcolm finds himself running for his life. Along the way he gets mixed up with corrupt town planners, violent gangsters, and a kidnapped concert pianist. Malcolm starts to wonder if objecting to the building was such a good idea when he finds himself upside down with a gun in his mouth.

This hilarious story from Monty Python star, Terry Jones, will make you laugh out loud.

Jones Terry  
обложка книги The Lives of Tao The Lives of Tao

John W. Campbell Best Book

When out-of-shape IT technician Roen wakes up and starts hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumes he's losing it. He isn't. As of last night, he has a passenger in his brain – an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Over the millennia his people have trained human heroes to be great leaders, to advance our species at a rate far beyond what it would have achieved on its own. Split into two opposing factions – the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix – the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries. Both sides are searching for a way off-planet… and the Genjix will sacrifice the entire human race, if that's what it takes. So now Roen must train to be a hero worthy of his unwanted companion. Like that's going to end up well… "Wesley Chu is my hero… He has to be the coolest science fiction writer in the world." – Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award-winning author of Osama

Chu Wesley  
обложка книги The Deaths of Tao The Deaths of Tao

The sequel to "The Lives of Tao." The Prophus and the Genjix are at war. For centuries they have sought a way off-planet, guiding humanity's social and technological development to the stage where space travel is possible. The end is now in sight, and both factions have plans to leave the Earth, but the Genjix method will mean the destruction of the human race. That's a price they're willing to pay. It's up to Roen and Tao to save the world. Oh, dear…"File Under" Science Fiction [Manning Up – A Long Journey – Bye-Bye Mankind – Personal Space]

Chu Wesley  
обложка книги The Rebirths of Tao The Rebirths of Tao

Alien spies, bloody politics, and apocalyptic world war action in this stunning conclusion to the Lives of Tao trilogy.

Five years have passed since the events in The Deaths of Tao. The world is split into pro-Prophus and pro-Genjix factions and is poised on the edge of a devastating new world war. A Genjix scientist who defects to the other side holds the key to preventing bloodshed on an almost unimaginable scale.

With the might of the Genjix in active pursuit, Roen is the only person who can help him save the world, and the Quasing race, too. And you thought you were having a stressful day…

Chu Wesley  
обложка книги The Pickwick Papers The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens’s first and personal favourite novel. It was serialised under the title “The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club” between April 1836 and November 1837 when its author was only in his mid-twenties. Unlike some of his later works it is extremely episodic and comic. It always shows its origins in a periodical with its cliff-hangers and the way Dickens changes the story and various characters’ position in the novel as it grows and according to their popularity (such the Wellers).

Mr Samuel Pickwick is the founder and chairman of the absurd Pickwick Club which consists of Tupman, Snodgrass and Winkle who go through various amusing and often quite ridiculous adventures that are scantily interconnected and never amount to a complex sequence of events until perhaps Pickwick’s disastrous misunderstanding with Mrs Bardell.

Dickens Charles  
обложка книги Two Cousins of Azov Two Cousins of Azov

A heartwarming novel about the surprise of second chances in the autumn of your life.

Gor is keeping busy. He has a magic show to rehearse, his new assistant to get in line and a dacha in dire need of weeding. But he keeps being distracted by a tapping on his window – four floors up. Is old age finally catching up with him?

Tolya has woken from a long illness to find his memory gone. Tidied away in a sanatorium, with only the view of a pine tree for entertainment, he is delighted when young doctor Vlad decides to make a project of him. With a keen listener by his side, and the aid of smuggled home-made sugary delights, Tolya’s boyhood memories return, revealing dark secrets…

Two Cousins of Azov is a tender and wonderful story of two men who, in the autumn of their years, have the chance to learn that memories can heal, as well as haunt.

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Bennett Andrea  
обложка книги The Russian Debutante's Handbook The Russian Debutante's Handbook

A visionary novel from the author of Super Sad True Love Story and Little Failure.

The Russian Debutante’s Handbook introduces Vladimir Girshkin, one of the most original and unlikely heroes of recent times. The twenty-five-year-old unhappy lover to a fat dungeon mistress, affectionately nicknamed "Little Failure" by his high-achieving mother, Vladimir toils his days away as a lowly clerk at the bureaucratic Emma Lazarus Immigrant Absorption Society. When a wealthy but psychotic old Russian war hero appears, Vladimir embarks on an adventure of unrelenting lunacy that takes us from New York’s Lower East Side to the hip frontier wilderness of Prava—the Eastern European Paris of the nineties. With the help of a murderous but fun-loving Russian mafioso, Vladimir infiltrates the Prava expat community and launches a scheme as ridiculous as it is brilliant.

Bursting with wit, humor, and rare insight, The Russian Debutante’s Handbook is both a highly imaginative romp and a serious exploration of what it means to be an immigrant in America.

Shteyngart Gary  
THE INVISIBLE VICTORY Gordon Richard  
T1 internet link и все, все, все Автор неизвестен  
обложка книги The Erotic Secrets Of A French Maid The Erotic Secrets Of A French Maid

A Sex Comedy

Strapped for cash after an unsuccessful search for her dream job in architecture, Emma Mayson takes a less-than glamorous position as a maid for a wealthy entrepreneur. The bright spot? Her new employer, Russell Carrick, is the picture of male perfection-his mere presence sends Emma reeling. But he’s also a total workaholic who has lost his zest for living. Or did he just misplace it? Emma sets aside her feather duster and her inhibitions to find out. Soon a transitory house-cleaning gig becomes a cushy role of well-paid mistress, as Emma rekindles her employer’s passion with a fantasy world of boundless pleasure. But then the unthinkable happens: She falls for Russell. Having already fulfilled his primal desires, can she make him see her as more than a plaything?

Cach Lisa  
обложка книги Two Much! Two Much!

The master of the comic caper is back with a new riotous tale of double identity. When Art Dodge falls in love with beautiful twins, he wants both all to himself. So, Art and Bart Dodge marry the girls, until he is exhausted and decides Bart has to go.

Westlake Donald E  
The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People Wilde Oscar  

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  •  Записки офицера Красной армии
     Песецкий Сергей Михайлович
     Фантастика, Юмористическая фантастика, Юмор, Юмористическая проза, Проза, О войне,

    Роман «Записки офицера Красной Армии» — это альтернативный советскому и современному официальному взгляд на события в Западной Беларуси. В гротескной форме в жанре сатиры автор от имени младшего офицера-красноармейца описывает события с момента пересечения советско-польской границы 17 сентября 1939 года до начала зачисток НКВД на Виленщине в 1945 году.

  •  Да, господин Премьер-министр
     Линн Джонатан, Джей Энтони
     Юмор, Юмористическая проза

    Эта интереснейшая книга, полная тонкого юмора и острого политического понимания, представляет собой настоящий учебник того, как британское правительство работает. Изображение различных характеров превосходно, отношения героев блестяще детализированы и представлены в форме дневников, официальных документов и писем. Уверены, что и Вам она доставит многие часы настоящего веселья и Вы с сожалением перевернете последнюю страницу.

  •  Гумор та сатира. Збірка
     Таксюр Ян Ильич
     Юмор, Юмористические стихи, Юмор

    Я родился в Киеве. Отец рабочий, участник Великой Отечественной войны. Мать училась в Киевской консерватории, готовилась стать оперной певицей. Однако война и тяжёлая болезнь этому помешали.

    После института служил в армии, потом преподавал историю, занимался самодеятельным театром. Сколько себя помню, всегда сочинял. Эта привычка сохранилась до сих пор. В 80-х и 90-х стал публиковать сатирические стихи, писать для эстрады, телевидения, анимации. Работал в газете.

    Моё литературное имя Ян Таксюр. В Святом Крещении я — Иоанн. Крещение и приход к Православной вере считаю главным событием своей жизни. До того, как это произошло, долго блуждал среди духовных соблазнов своего поколения — от западных интеллектуальных игр до восточных «практик» и прочей ложной премудрости. Однако Бог очень милостив ко мне. Через падения и скорби я пришёл туда, где душа поняла: здесь мой дом.

    У меня есть жена, дочь и сын. Вообще, я очень счастливый человек.

  •  Гумор та сатира. Збірка
     Таксюр Ян Ильич
     Юмор, Юмористические стихи, Юмор

    Я родился в Киеве. Отец рабочий, участник Великой Отечественной войны. Мать училась в Киевской консерватории, готовилась стать оперной певицей. Однако война и тяжёлая болезнь этому помешали.

    После института служил в армии, потом преподавал историю, занимался самодеятельным театром. Сколько себя помню, всегда сочинял. Эта привычка сохранилась до сих пор. В 80-х и 90-х стал публиковать сатирические стихи, писать для эстрады, телевидения, анимации. Работал в газете.

    Моё литературное имя Ян Таксюр. В Святом Крещении я — Иоанн. Крещение и приход к Православной вере считаю главным событием своей жизни. До того, как это произошло, долго блуждал среди духовных соблазнов своего поколения — от западных интеллектуальных игр до восточных «практик» и прочей ложной премудрости. Однако Бог очень милостив ко мне. Через падения и скорби я пришёл туда, где душа поняла: здесь мой дом.

    У меня есть жена, дочь и сын. Вообще, я очень счастливый человек.

  •  Брак по-американски
     Левина Анна
     Проза, Современная проза, Юмор, Юмористическая проза

    Трагикомические злоключения эмигрантки, пытающейся найти спутника жизни в современном Нью-Йорке.

    Роман, который был удостоен «Золотого Остапа», высшей российской международной национальной премии в жанре юмора и сатиры в номинация «Безграничный юмор». Перед вами рассказ об отчаянной попытке эмигрантки из России сохранить себя в чужой стране и найти свою «половинку», в которой воплотился бы романтический идеал счастья и любви. С великолепным юмором Анна Левина описывает все перипетии взаимоотношений с потенциальными женихами, многочисленные неудачи героини и мучительные разочарования, подстерегающие ее на каждом шагу. Вожделенный брак с казалось бы «золотым» человеком заканчивается полнейшим крахом, а «несгибаемой», умной и ироничной женщине приходится столкнуться с безумием и ужасом бракоразводного процесса.

    Летом 2003 года роман удостоен «Золотого Остапа», высшей российской международной национальной премии в жанре юмора и сатиры, номинация «Безграничный юмор».

    В 2000 году по сценарию в основе которой лежит эта повесть начал сниматься сериал «П.М.Ж.», повествующий о жизни русской эмиграции в США. В съемках приняли участие многие непрофессиональные исполнители и бывшие советские актеры-эмигранты. Планировалось 16 серий, но снято всего 2. Премьера пилотных серий состоялась в ноябре 2001 года на телеканале ОРТ.

  •  Трое раввинов в лодке
     Крамер А Стэнли
     Юмор, Юмористическая проза

    Смех сквозь слезы — так можно в двух словах охарактеризовать специфику еврейского юмора, этого огромного пласта мировой культуры. В этой книге собраны наилучшие его образцы, родившиеся в еврейских местечках России, в городах Америки и Европы, в Израиле. Прочитав ее, умелый рассказчик сможет блеснуть в любой компании…

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