Download E-books Animal Farm and 1984 PDF

By George Orwell


George Orwell's vintage satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate a part of our modern tradition. it's the account of the daring fight, initiated by means of the animals, that transforms Mr. Jones's Manor Farm into Animal Farm--a completely democratic society outfitted at the credo that each one Animals Are Created equivalent. Out in their cleverness, the pigs Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball come to be leaders of the recent neighborhood in a sophisticated evolution that proves disastrous. The climax is the brutal betrayal of the devoted horse Boxer, while totalitarian rule is reestablished with the bloodstained postscript to the founding slogan: yet a few Animals Are extra equivalent Than Others. . . .


In 1984, London is a grim urban the place enormous Brother is usually staring at you and the concept Police can essentially learn your brain. Winston is a guy in grave hazard for the straightforward cause that his reminiscence nonetheless services. Drawn right into a forbidden love affair, Winston unearths the braveness to hitch a mystery progressive association referred to as The Brotherhood, devoted to the destruction of the celebration. along with his cherished Julia, he dangers his lifestyles in a dangerous fit opposed to the powers that be.

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Download E-books Moscow Stations PDF

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

Stephen Mulrine’s edition 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 ny in Tom Courtenay’s ‘blissfully humorous’ performance.

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Download E-books Exterminator! PDF

Conspirators plot to blow up a teach sporting nerve fuel. an ideal servant without notice finds himself to be the insidious Dr. Fu Manchu. Science-fantasy wars, racism, company capitalism, drug dependancy, and numerous scientific and psychiatric horrors all play their components during this mosaiclike, experimental novel. here's William S. Burroughs at his coruscating and hilarious most sensible.

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Download E-books Pocket Kings PDF

By Ted Heller

In this dead-on satire of on-line obsessions, a novelist with writer’s block reveals a new—and very lucrative—stream of source of revenue in a digital global that looks to provide him every thing he lacks within the actual world.

When Frank Dixon, a pissed off author who has obvious his profession crash and burn, makes a decision to dabble in on-line poker, he discovers he has a knack for profitable. during this newfound realm, populated by means of attractive characters—each of them elusive, mysterious, and glamorous—he turns into a wreck luck: renowned, wealthy, and enjoyed. Going via the identify Chip 0, he sees his fortunes and romantic liaisons thrive in our on-line world whereas he continues to be unaware of the truth that his actual lifestyles is sinking. His on-line good fortune, despite the fact that, doesn't come with no issues, as he involves detect that his “virtual” pals and fans are, in reality, very actual, and one rival participant isn't in any respect satisfied that Mr. 0 has taken all his money.

Heller’s cautionary story is consistently outstanding and startlingly actual, a journey de strength of satirical storytelling within the vein of Jonathan Tropper and Sam Lipsyte.

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Download E-books Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed (and Other Heartwarming Letters from Kitty) PDF

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 images and letters of excuses and recommendations from cats to the folk who love them—no subject what undesirable factor they’ve done!

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

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

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

Eating grass has medicinal reasons, and so much 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 cross sleep in your fresh laundry as a substitute.

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Download E-books Petroleum Man PDF

Petroleum guy takes Swiftean malice and enjoyment in exposing the self-esteem and frailty of a few of the main popularly held prejudices of our times.

Stanley Crawford’s first novel because the inventive and uproarious a few directions, Petroleum guy is a hilariously scathing satire that takes on either side of a few of the raging debates of our instances among democrats and republicans, haves and have-nots, trickle-down conservatives and bleeding-heart liberals, environmentalists and industrialists. Bewildered by way of the odious liberal democrat traits of his son-in-law Chip, Leon Tuggs, self-made arch-capitalist billionaire, inventor of the ever-present and environmentally detrimental Thingie , and writer of the influential normal conception of business intercourse comes to a decision to rescue his grandchildren from a lifetime of guilt, indecision, and existential nervousness, through instructing them within the method the area truly works and telling them, for his or her personal reliable, the issues no instructor or father or mother in our politically right and morally relative international may well ever enterprise to claim. those lifestyles classes to his grandchildren are followed via presents: forged iron replicas of the autos that he has owned.

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Download E-books The Republic of Wine: A Novel PDF

By Mo Yan, Howard Goldblatt

In this hypnotic epic novel, Mo Yan, the main seriously acclaimed chinese language author of this new release, takes us on a trip to a conjured province of up to date China often called the Republic of Wine—a corrupt and hallucinatory international jam-packed with superstitions, gargantuan appetites, and surrealistic occasions. whilst rumors achieve the experts that unusual and over the top gourmandise is being practiced within the urban of Liquorland (so named for the remarkable quantity of alcohol produced and fed on there), veteran certain investigator Ding Gou'er is dispatched from the capital to find the reality. His undertaking starts on the Mount Lou Coal Mine, the place he encounters the top suspect—Deputy Head Diamond Jin, mythical for his potential to carry his liquor. throughout the resulting consuming duel at a ceremonial dinner served in Ding's honor, the investigator loses all feel of truth, and will now not inform no matter if the roast suckling served is of the animal or human type. whilst he ultimately wakes up from his stupor, he has nonetheless chanced on no solutions to his quickly mounting questions. Worse but, he quickly unearths that his trusty gun is lacking.  

 Interspersed during the narrative—and Ding's faltering investigation—are letters despatched to Mo Yan via one Li Yidou, a doctoral candidate in Liquor reports and an aspiring author. every one letter features a tale that Li would favor the popular author's assist in getting released. despite the fact that, Li's stories, each one extra terrific and malevolent than the final, quickly start alarmingly to resemble the tale of Ding's carrying on with travails in Liquorland. Peopled by means of awesome characters—a dwarf, a scaly demon, a troupe of plump, delectable boys raised in captivity, a cookery instructor who primes her scholars with titanic recipes—Mo Yan's progressive travel de strength reaffirms his recognition as a author of global status. Wild, bawdy, politically explosive, and subversive, The Republic of Wine is either spell binding and exhilarating, proving that no repressive regime can stifle actual inventive imagination.

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Download E-books Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible PDF

By David Plotz

At a time whilst wars are fought over scriptural interpretation, while the effect of faith on American politics hasn't ever been higher, while many americans nonetheless think within the Bible’s literal fact, it hasn't ever been extra very important to get to grasp the Bible. Good Book is what occurs whilst a customary guy—an usual Job—actually reads the e-book on which his faith, his tradition, and his global are dependent. alongside the way in which, he grapples with the main profound theological questions: what percentage commandments can we really want? Does God want obedience or solid deeds? And the main unforeseen ones: Why are such a lot of girls within the Bible prostitutes? Why does God love bald males rather a lot? Is Samson quite that silly?

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Download E-books Meeks PDF

By Julia Holmes

No girl could have Ben and not using a right bachelor’s go well with . . . and the tailor refuses to make him one. again from battle with a anonymous enemy, Ben unearths that his mom is useless and his kin domestic has been reassigned via the country. as though that isn’t sufficient, he needs to now discover a spouse, or he’ll be made a civil servant and given an enduring spot in a single of the city’s oppressive factories.

Meanwhile, Meeks, a foreigner who lives within the park and imagines he’s a member of the police, is hunted by way of the overzealous Brothers of Mercy. Meeks’ survival relies on his ordinary friendship with a police captain—but will that be sufficient to avoid his execution on the annual Independence Day celebration?

A darkish satire rendered with the slapstick humor of a Buster Keaton movie, Julia Holmes’ debut marries the existentialism of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground to the unusual attraction of a Haruki Murakami novel. Meeks portrays an international right now hilarious and disquieting, within which pissed off revolutionaries and hopeful youths endure along the misplaced and the condemned, only for an opportunity on the everlasting bliss of marriage and a slice of sugar-frosted Independence Day cake.

Julia Holmes used to be born in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and grew up within the heart East, Texas, and long island, the place she is at the moment an assistant editor at Rolling Stone. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA application in fiction.

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