By Terry Pratchett
« Les nouvelles me coûtent sang et eau. J’envie ceux qui les écrivent avec facilité, du moins ce qui ressemble à de l. a. facilité. Je serais étonné d’en avoir écrit plus de quinze dans ma vie. »
Voici le leading livre réunissant l’ensemble des nouvelles de Terry Pratchett qui appartiennent au corpus du Disquemonde. On y re trouve avec jubilation les mages de l’Université de l’Invisible, los angeles Mort, les sommités d’Ankh-Morpork, les sorcières de Lancre, le Guet et même Cohen le Barbare.
By Lance Carbuncle
Idjit Galoot has an issue. He escaped from his master's residence for a quick romp round city, searching out effortless objectives resembling bitches in warmth, clean roadkill and unguarded rubbish cans. whilst he returns to his residence, the elderly basset hound discovers that his grasp has packed up their property and moved to Florida with no him. "Smashed, Squashed, Splattered, Chewed, Chunked and Spewed" is the tale of Idjit Galoot's ne'er do good proprietor and his efforts to paintings his as far back as the puppy that he loves. alongside the best way, Idjit's proprietor encounters Christian terrorists, swamp-dwelling taxidermists, carnies, a b-list poopie-groupie, bluesmen at the run from a trickster deity, and the Florida Skunk Ape.
By Stephanie McAfee
Graciela "Ace" Jones is mad-mad at her ally Lilly who cancels their annual journey to Panama urban for mysterious purposes; at her boss Catherine for "riding her ass like a fats woman on a Rascal scooter;" at her pal Chloe's abusive husband; and particularly at Mason McKenzie, the affection of her existence, who has proven up with a wedding proposal one year too overdue. Ace is rarely mad, notwithstanding, at her near-constant significant other, an lovable chiweenie puppy named Buster Loo.
Ace's anger starts to burn up as she takes concerns into her personal palms to take down Chloe's philandering husband-and to unravel a mess of different scandals plaguing Bugtussle, Mississippi. Then, she begins to achieve that perhaps Mason merits a moment probability after all.
With a pointy and unique voice, Stephanie McAfee offers a hilarious and fast paced story approximately Ace Jones and her most sensible friends-thick as thieves and hard as nails-navigating Southern small-town politics and prejudices, discovering love, and status up for every different the entire way.
By Simon Tofield
A pocket-sized choice of sleep-themed Simon's Cat cartoons chosen from the 1st 3 Simon's Cat books. In complete color (on appropriate units) and that includes a variety of name new cartoons, Simon's Cat is again, smaller, more affordable and cuter, yet as sleepy as ever.
By Bathroom Readers' Institute
Albert Einstein as soon as acknowledged, “Play is the top kind of research.” Uncle John provides: “And it’s particularly fun!” And so is that this publication, which include a number of vintage articles from the rest room Reader files besides a couple of all-new entries (including an within examine the offended Birds phenomenon). So even if you wish a couple of cube, a deck of playing cards, a yo-yo, a online game controller, or a doll (er…action figure), you’ll locate plenty to maintain you fortunately occupied in Playtime! learn about…
-Classic kids’ video games from yesteryear
-The police officers who went Wii at the neighborhood news
-People who get to play with Legos for a living
-Boong-ga Boong-ga, and different atypical eastern video games
-The little-known (and ironic) tale of Monopoly
-The origins of cube, Uno, bobbleheads, and Scrabble
-The darkish mystery in the back of extraordinary Sea-Monkeys
-The fall of Atari and the increase of Nintendo
-How to speak like a poker player
And a lot, a lot more!
By Jane Green
The manhattan Times bestselling writer of Falling offers an enthralling transatlantic tackle buying and selling places...
Being director of Poise! journal provides Vicky Townsley a glamorous London existence. She has every little thing she wants—except marriage, young ones, and a home within the kingdom.
Amber Winslow has a stone mansion in Connecticut, youngsters, and a nanny. She loves her husband and her childrens, yet that does not suggest she can’t fantasize a couple of style of whatever a bit more...exciting.
while a unmarried Londoner and a Connecticut mom get the opportunity to stroll in each one other’s footwear for a month issues are guaranteed to get fascinating. yet as they speedy research, short of anything and really getting it are solely varied things...
By Jon Stewart
In those nineteen whip-smart essays, Jon Stewart takes on politics, faith, and big name with a seethingly irreverent wit, a brilliantsense of timming, and a palate for the obsurd -- and those extraordinary forays into his hilarious international will disclose you to all its wickedly bare truths.
He's the MTV generation's grasp of contemporary humor, a celebrity of movie, television, and the comedy level. This sultan of savvy serves up a whip-smart, totally unique choice of comedian essays in Naked photos of recognized People. And as of January eleven, 1999, you could benefit from the intelligence and self-deprecating attraction he brings to modern comedy on Comedy Central's "The day-by-day Show."
In his first booklet, he interprets that targeted expertise to the web page, with funny forays right into a great array of matters: style, city existence, quick automobiles, cocktail tradition, glossy Jewishness, politics, and courting.
A seethingly irreverent wit, Stewart has a genius for language and extraordinary timing that makes his up to date assortment essential for humor enthusiasts looking for a Woody Allen for the 90s.He's the MTV generation's grasp of recent humor, a celebrity of movie, television, and the comedy degree. This sultan of savvy serves up a whip-smart, completely unique number of comedian essays in Naked images of recognized People. And as of January eleven, 1999, you could benefit from the intelligence and self-deprecating appeal he brings to modern comedy on Comedy Central's "The day-by-day Show."
In his first publication, he interprets that distinct expertise to the web page, with funny forays right into a large array of matters: model, city lifestyles, quick automobiles, cocktail tradition, smooth Jewishness, politics, and relationship.
A seethingly irreverent wit, Stewart has a genius for language and magnificent timing that makes his up to date assortment vital for humor enthusiasts looking for a Woody Allen for the 90s.
By Brian Limond
Daft Wee Stories is Limmy’s first book.
It is a suite of stories.
There are brief stories.
There are longer stories.
There are silly stories.
There are considerate stories.
There are upside-down stories.
There are normal-way-up stories.
There are bizarre stories.
There are much less bizarre stories.
There are relatively bizarre stories.
There is not anything else like it.
Have a learn.
By Jim Holt
“Finally I comprehend what it's I’ve been guffawing in any respect those years.”―Jimmy Kimmel
From the best-selling writer of Why Does the realm Exist? comes this outrageous, uproarious compendium of absurdity, dust, racy paradox, and gratuitous offensiveness―just the type of mature philosophical mirrored image readers have come to count on from the ever-entertaining Jim Holt. certainly, Stop Me If You’ve
Heard This is the 1st e-book to track the evolution of the shaggy dog story all of the manner from the standup comics of old Athens to the comedy-club Seinfelds of this present day. After exploring humor’s historical past partially One, Holt delves into philosophy partly : Wall road jokes; jokes approximately rednecks and atheists, bulimics and politicians; jokes you overlooked in case you didn’t visit a Catholic women’ university; jokes approximately common sense and lifestyles itself . . . all grew to become fodder for the grand theories of Aristotle, Kant, Freud, and Wittgenstein during this heady mixture of the low and high, of the ribald and profound, from America’s such a lot loved philosophical pundit. 15 illustrations
Detect what the entire different encyclopedias go away out
This is the peerlessly enjoyable compendium of peculiar factoids too attention-grabbing to be contained on your general encyclopedia. bold to cross-reference the un-cross-reference-able, to alphabetize what can't be alphabetized, and to convey the top focus of enjoyable which could slot in one book's backbone, this data is simply too dead to waste:
In Denmark, pigs pass 'knor'; in Germany, horses cross 'prrrh'; in historic Greece, canine went 'au au.' Italians sneeze 'ecci ecci.'
A instructor in Italy was once disciplined in 1996 for passing scholars examination solutions hidden in salami sandwiches.
In 1957 the U.S. air strength accomplished a survey of the Atlantic Ocean yet refused to expose its width due to the fact the data can be of army use to the Russians.
In Paris in 1740 a cow was once hanged in public following its conviction for sorcery.