By Sam Lipsyte
Milo Burkes liv är försatt i fritt fall efter att han fått sparken från fundraisingavdelningen på ett tredje klassens universitet. Eller påbörjades fallet långt innan? Han skulle ju bli det amerikanska måleriets nya frälsare, nu sörjer han ett arbete som han aldrig ens velat ha. Dessutom misstänker Milo att hans fru träffat en annan och att hans treårige son egentligen föraktar honom. Oväntat ges dock Milo möjligheten att återfå sin anställning. Allt han behöver göra är att uppvakta en potentiell sponsor som less than oklara omständigheter efterfrågat hans inblandning. males det Milo tror är fallets slutpunkt, visar sig bara vara dess början.
I Sam Lipsytes tredje roman Given avhandlas alltifrån barnuppfostran, klass och krig until romantiska komedier, internetporr och matlagningsprogram för dödsdömda. Den gemensamma nämnaren är ett Amerika där skillnaden mellan nationens självbild och den faktiska verkligheten aldrig kunnat vara större. En satirsk skildring över hur den amerikanska drömmen inte håller vad den lovat.
"Sam Lipsyte är en stjärna i stigande, sanna mina ord. Han har simply skänkt världen sin tredje roman, Given, och han skriver en prosa som får läsaren - åtminstone denna läsare - att skratta högt och okontrollerat på ett sätt som gör att folks tittat konstigt."
- Jan Söderqvist, Svenska Dagbladet
By Victor Pelevin, Andrew Bromfield
Translated from the Russian, this razor-sharp satire on buyer tradition, Russian type, follows the impossible to resist upward thrust of a Moscow ads copywriter, who specialises in adjusting Western ads to the jap mentality and promoting Pepsi, Seven-up, Gucci, Mercedes and Reebok to the emerging center classification.
By Philip Sidnell
Which military used camels disguised as conflict elephants? Which illustrious warlord used to be killed by means of a midget ninja hidden in his latrine? How did dwell cows dropped by way of the Soviet air strength sink a jap vessel? And simply what sort of weapon was once the Bohemian Ear Spoon? those are only a number of the vital questions of army background responded during this ebook.
‘Midget Ninja and Tactical Laxatives’ is a light-hearted examine probably the most extraordinary incidents, most eldritch guns and strangest stratagems to be present in the annals of struggle. Drawn from all classes of heritage there's something the following for each reader with an curiosity in army historical past and/or a feeling of humor.
Some of the sections integrated:
War Elephants and the way to forestall Them (including the notorious blazing pigs)
Ignominious Deaths (e.g. the midget ninja within the latrine)
A lost experience of Honor (e.g. the sniper who enable George Washington live)
Suicide Missions (e.g. mass suicide as a diversion tactic and a case of self-decapitation)
Weird and lovely guns: (such because the WW2 bat bomb -with genuine bats)
Stranger issues ensue at Sea (e.g. million-ton ice ships and demise through blocked toilet)
God is on our facet (of omens, oracles and the traditional conflict stopped through a UFO)
An military Marches on its abdominal (e.g. the tactical use of laxatives and the Greek military immobilized for three days by means of hallucinogenic honey)
By Shiguro Takada
This twisted, tongue-in-cheek examine cannibalism as a last-resort survival alternative analyzes real-life case experiences and ancient episodes of cannibalism. Then it examines the hard-core judgements and ugly info one needs to understand on the way to partake during this grisly perform. Recipes integrated. For leisure reasons simply.
By Terry Southern
By Bret Easton Ellis
Now a huge movie from Lion's Gate movies starring Christian Bale (Metroland), Chloe Sevigny (The final Days of Disco), Jared Leto (My So referred to as Life), and Reese Witherspoon (Cruel Intentions), and directed by means of Mary Harron (I Shot Andy Warhol).
In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of insanity and captures the madness of violence in our time or the other. Patrick Bateman strikes one of the younger and classy in Nineteen Eighties ny. younger, good-looking, and good trained, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall highway through day whereas spending his nights in methods we can't start to fathom. Expressing his real self via torture and homicide, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society might undergo to confront.
By Justin Simien, Ian O'Phelan
Within the satirical culture of the hot York instances bestseller Stuff White humans Like comes this witty significant other e-book to the “incredibly entertaining” (Indiewire) movie of a similar identify, which “heralds a clean and humorous new voice” (Variety).
Right out of faculty, Justin Simien wrote a screenplay in regards to the nuanced reports of 4 black scholars on a predominantly white university campus. The movie, pricey White humans, garnered a Sundance Award for “Breakthrough Talent” and has been hailed through critics all over. Channeling the sensibility of the movie into this ebook, Simien will preserve you giggling along with his funny observations, no matter if you haven’t visible the satiric film.
News Flash—the minimal variety of black acquaintances had to no longer look racist has simply been raised to 2. instead of panic, readers are urged to buy a replica of expensive White humans. even if you're a pricey white individual thinking about why your black place of work mate is warding off eye touch with you once you ran your arms via her hair, or you’re a black nerd who has to wreck it on your white neighbors that you’ve by no means visible The twine, this myth-busting, stereotype-diffusing advisor to a post-Obama global has anything for you!
With decision-making bushes that will help you come to a decision while it’s the suitable time to put on Blackface (hint: most likely by no means) and quizzes to figure out no matter if you’ve turn into the Token Black Friend™, pricey White humans is the last word silly-yet-authoritative instruction manual to assist the curious and pressured navigate racial microaggressions of their day-by-day lives.
Based at the eponymous, award-winning movie, which has been lauded as “a clever, hilarious satire,” this tongue-in-cheek advisor is a must have that any one who's in semi-regular touch with black humans can’t find the money for to overlook!
“What a hilarious ride—the übersurreal meets The day-by-day Show.”
—Tim Dorsey, writer of Nuclear Jellyfish
In the bestselling and rightfully cult-inspiring culture of Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams comes First Contact—an hysterically humorous satire approximately Presidential politics and intergalactic false impression. This shrewdpermanent and biting novel by way of Evan Mandery—an writer both well-versed within the lives of the U.S. presidents, existential philosophy, and the Simpsons—offers a lot nutrition for highbrow inspiration besides an all-you-can-eat buffet of snickers, because it chronicles the 1st shut encounters among earthlings and a vastly superior extraterrestrial race from Rigel-Rigel. because the subtitle of First touch so presciently informs us, “It’s Later than You Think.”
A vintage of up to date Catalan literature, and a haunting and satirical portrait of a vanishing age, Lloren? Villalonga's "The Dolls' Room" issues the decline of Don Toni and Dona Maria Ant?nia Bearn: aristocrats, cousins, husband and spouse, and participants of the decadent, age-old ruling type of a city that bears their identify. Their tale is informed by means of the na?ve kin 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 of their historic, rundown kinfolk mansion, their grand yet ruinous tours to Paris and Rome, and the mysterious occasions that bring about their deaths, the humbly dedicate Joan is constantly challenged, and maybe titillated, by way of 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 recognition of the libertine, and the lengths to which we move in justifying our personal worst impulses.