Category Archives: Humourous Literary Fiction

Unspeakable Secrets of the Aro Valley - download pdf or read online

By Danyl McLauchlan

A sleepy bohemian local turns into the unforeseen atmosphere for an experience tale as a full of life solid of characters that come with a super yet afflicted younger author, a voluptuous healer, and a shadowy cult and its sinister chief tackle an historical legend of the occult. From the mysterious and the awful to the comedic and the erotic, Unspeakable secrets and techniques of the Aro Valley is a depressing and hilarious odyssey via Wellington’s underbelly that weaves via path of riddles, a fight for final energy, and a last, unspeakable secret.

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Download e-book for kindle: Ritorno a Miramar (Italian Edition) by Alessandro Fullin

By Alessandro Fullin

Travolta da una furiosa passione Sissi di Baviera parte in keeping with Alessandria d’Egitto con il suo amato, l’irredentista triestino Guglielmo Oberdan. Ma l’amore a volte è un tragico inganno e l. a. liason tra i due presto finisce e Sissi versa tutte le sue lacrime sulla Regal Princess che los angeles riporta a Trieste.
L’imperatrice trova una città sferzata da bora nera (“El vento più cativo de tuto l’Impero”) e da un violento temporale. los angeles povera Sissi, a fatica e tutta bagnata, raggiunge il portone principale del castello dove viene lasciata attendere a lungo sotto una pioggia battente. Quando finalmente il portone si apre Ottilia vede l’imperatrice in uno stato veramente pietoso (“Che pace! Vien zò strangolini. Ottilia no stame a vardar con l. a. boca verta. Cori a cior un paio de papuze according to cortesia...”).
Comincia così “Ritorno a Miramar”: tra branzini e fette di polenta, poeti decadenti e aitanti bagnini, gite in carso e crociere nel Golfo Sissi e Carlotta affrontano nuove avventure consce di essere diventate, grazie alla penna ironica di Alessandro Fullin, due Altezze Comiche Imperiali.

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Popcorn Melody (Quartbuch) (German Edition) by Émilie de Turckheim,Brigitte Große PDF

By Émilie de Turckheim,Brigitte Große

Ein Roman über einen dichtenden Ladenbesitzer in der amerikanischen Wüste. So explosiv wie erhitzter Mais, federleicht und hot wie gepopptes Corn. intestine gelaunt, nachdenklich und poetisch.

Tom Elliott ist der Besitzer eines kleinen Ladens in Shellawick, einem amerikanischen Städtchen inmitten einer schwarzen Steinwüste, umgeben von endlosen Maisfeldern. Die meisten der 1.100 Einwohner arbeiten in der Popcornfabrik Buffalo Rocks, die die ganze Gegend beherrscht. In Toms weighted down gibt es nur das Allernotwendigste zu kaufen, die "Trilogie des Glücks", wie er es nennt: etwas zu essen, etwas zum Waschen und etwas gegen Fliegen.

Tom hat eigentlich Literatur studiert und schreibt Haikus in alte Telefonbücher. Voller Humor und Selbstironie meistert er den Alltag, nimmt seinen Kunden im alten Barbierstuhl seines Vaters gewissermaßen die Beichte ab und versucht sich an einem Roman. Als eines Tages Buffalo Rocks direkt gegenüber einen riesigen Supermarkt eröffnet, beginnt Tom zu kämpfen: für die Würde und für die Liebe.

Der Roman erzählt eine moderne Aussteigergeschichte, abgedreht und unterhaltsam, bevölkert von liebenswerten, leicht durchgeknallten Charakteren. Und wie beiläufig geht es auch um Recht und Unrecht, um Reichtum und Glück, Freundschaft und Liebe.

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New PDF release: Il romanzo dei tui (Italian Edition)

By Brecht Bertolt,Federici Solari Marco

È in una Cina immaginaria che Brecht decise di trasporre narrativamente, con divertito coraggio, i tempi oscuri e turbolenti in cui los angeles Storia gli diede in sorte di vivere. Cominciato durante l’esilio e rimasto frammentario dopo oltre un decennio di lavoro, Il romanzo dei tui è una satira feroce degli intellettuali che affittano a cottimo al migliore offerente il proprio ingegno: i «tui». Dal mare dell’imbecillità umana emerge qui un arcipelago di aneddoti, storielle, parabole e corrosivi esercizi di umorismo che mettono alla berlina tutti i grandi ideologi dell’Occidente e forniscono anche una diagnosi inaspettata e spiazzante dell’ascesa di Hitler. Un geniale e comico breviario sul cattivo uso dell’intelletto che zigzaga tra apologhi memorabili, trattati stravaganti (compreso uno sull’arte del leccapiedi) e racconti arguti, consegnandoci una requisitoria serrata e farsesca contro ogni pensiero fumoso e servile. Un tesoro di caustica comicità proposto in step with l. a. prima volta al pubblico italiano.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko: A Novel by Scott Stambach

By Scott Stambach

The Fault In Our Stars meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Seventeen-year-old Ivan Isaenko is a life-long resident of the Mazyr clinic for Gravely unwell young ones in Belarus. For the main half, each day is strictly a similar for Ivan, that is why he turns every little thing right into a online game, manipulating humans and occasions round him for his personal amusement.

Until Polina arrives.

She steals his books. She demanding situations his regimen. The nurses like her.

She is beautiful. quickly, he can't aid being attracted to her and the 2 forge a romance that's tenuous and lovely and every thing they by no means dared dream of. ahead of, he survived by means of being completely indifferent from issues and folks. Now, Ivan wishes anything extra: Ivan wishes Polina to live.

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El difunto Matías Pascal (Otras Latitudes nº 13) (Spanish by Luigi Pirandello,Julio García,Julio Garcia PDF

By Luigi Pirandello,Julio García,Julio Garcia

Publicada en 1904, El difunto Matías Pascal supuso un giro en l. a. narración costumbrista de l. a. época y anticipó un tipo de relato en el que lo basic es el estudio psicológico del personaje, lo que luego sería una norma continua en el teatro de Pirandello.
Un día Matías Pascal se va a Montecarlo huyendo de sus circunstancias: una suegra que lo martiriza, deudas crecientes y un trabajo que no le satisface. De repente ocurrirá un extraordinario suceso que le dará l. a. oportunidad de liberarse. A partir de entonces será otra persona...
Como todas las grandes novelas, El difunto Matías Pascal acepta múltiples lecturas: en ella se puede ver desde una hilarante farsa a un profundo estudio de l. a. soledad humana vista por un hombre sin identidad ni pasado, que come to a decision reconstruir su vida empezando desde cero. En última instancia, Pirandello nos muestra con virtuosa sencillez l. a. esencia tragicómica del ser humano, cuando es despojado de los angeles máscara que lo acompaña siempre.

«Son tres los escritores que han atravesado nuestro siglo, dando su nombre a nuestras inquietudes, ofuscaciones, aprensiones... esos tres escritores se llaman Pirandello, Kafka, Borges.»
Leonardo Sciascia

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New PDF release: Roses in December: A Story of Love and Alzheimer’s

By Tom Batiuk,Chuck Ayers,Peter V. Rabins

on the grounds that its debut in 1987, Crankshaft has engendered reader loyalty and affection with its wry wit, attractive storylines, and identifiable characters. Created through Tom Batiuk and drawn by means of Chuck Ayers, the strip deals lots of humor but in addition tackles critical matters like grownup literacy, college violence, and the demanding situations of getting older. Roses in December is a touching number of Crankshaft storylines of characters who locate themselves facing the incurable situation of Alzheimer’s sickness. First, Ed Crankshaft’s ally Ralph is faced with the trauma of his spouse Helen’s worsening Alzheimer’s. He by no means understands if the affection of his existence will realize him on these days that he visits her at Sunny Days Nursing domestic. Ralph and Helen’s love tale unfolds with humor and heartbreak. within the moment tale arc, Crankshaft’s neighbor Lucy McKenzie additionally indicates indicators of Alzheimer’s and at last is moved to Sunny Days Nursing domestic by means of her sister Lillian. The fourteenyear struggles of Lucy, Helen, and their family are elegantly instructed, protecting their dignity and reminding us that typically a feeling of humor might be our best ownership in the course of life’s trials. in the course of the deceptively uncomplicated medium of the day-by-day cartoon, Tom Batiuk and Chuck Ayers handle the profound results of Alzheimer’s illness in a considerate and sometimes funny manner. Roses in December contains a source consultant for caregivers, sufferers, and practitioners.

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Read e-book online The Restoration of Emily PDF

By Kim Moritsugu

Architect and unmarried mom Emily Harada has based a well-ordered lifestyles round her paintings restoring ancient homes and the parenting of her teenage son, Jesse. yet her conscientiously laid beginning cracks whilst she develops a nagging discomfort in her shoulder, has her architectural integrity puzzled, and feels close out through Jesse’s assertions of independence. What she doesn’t desire immediately - or does she? - are the romantic attentions of a former scholar, an enticing yet a lot more youthful guy. Or for an previous acquaintance to resurface with questions about a Bronze Age artifact that Emily may need, uh, stolen, as soon as upon a time, in her youth.

Emily, her son, and the 2,000-year-old artifact all come of age during this humorous and relocating novel approximately motherhood, center age, and one woman’s try to fix herself to a kingdom of grace that mixes the simplest parts of prior and current, outdated and new.

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Read e-book online Colón nunca lo hizo, o por lo menos no lo contó (Spanish PDF

By Santiago Carabias

Escrita como un diario, los angeles novela arranca con los lamentos de un empleado de banca que odia a sus amigos, odia su trabajo y sospecha que su mujer tiene otros planes que no le incluyen a él. Soporta su frustración diaria, gracias a los tóxicos, y sobre todo gracias a los angeles thought de abandonar su ridícula vida, para dedicarse por completo a l. a. escritura, sin haber escrito nunca ni una línea. Un día que acude a los angeles sucursal en un estado no indicado para desarrollar su actividad como cajero de cara al público, se desencadena l. a. tragedia.
Desde entonces su vida transcurre entre su nuevo trabajo ocasional, El Garbanzo Loco, que es el bar donde prácticamente viven algunos de sus amigos, y los angeles escena más pútrida del punk neighborhood: Los Atilanos Muertos y las hi Kitty Doy Una Hostia.
Entre tanto, comienza a escribir su gran novela, un most sensible vendor erótico-histórico que le lanzará a los angeles inmortalidad: Colón nunca lo hizo, o por lo menos no lo contó, donde narra las aventuras de Heilborg, un marino vikingo que pasa a ser el primer europeo que visita América.
Infidelidades, decepción, mala hostia, una estafa editorial y l. a. perpetua sensación de que nunca se elige l. a. opción correcta.

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The Delight of Being Ordinary: A Road Trip with the Pope and - download pdf or read online

By Roland Merullo

What occurs while the Pope and the Dalai Lama make a decision they want a mystery vacation?
 
Roland Merullo’s playful, eloquent, and life-affirming novel reveals the world’s holiest males teaming up for an unsanctioned highway journey throughout the Italian countryside--where they rediscover the typical joys and demanding situations of normal life.
 
throughout the Dalai Lama’s hugely publicized professional stopover at to the Vatican, the Pope indicates an event so unforeseen and beautiful that neither guy can withstand: they'll shed their gowns for numerous days and reside as usual males. earlier than sunrise, the 2 liked non secular leaders make a bold break out from Vatican urban, slip right into a ready vehicle, and are quickly touring the Italian roads in cover. alongside for the trip is the Pope’s neurotic cousin and private assistant, Paolo, who--to his terror-- has been installed cost of arranging the main points in their disappearance. Rounding out the crowd is Paolo’s estranged spouse, Rosa, an eccentric entrepreneur with a lust for all times, who orchestrates the elegant disguises of every guy. Rosa is a girl who can't face up to the decision to adventure--or the fun.
 
opposed to a panorama of excellent humor, intrigue, and non secular achievement, The pride of Being Ordinary showcases the uniquely fascinating sensibilities of writer Roland Merullo. half whimsical day trip, half love tale, half non secular seek, this uplifting novel brings heat and laughter to the common matters of kinfolk lifestyles, spiritual suggestion, and private identity—all of which mix to go beyond cultural and political boundaries within the identify of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

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