Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday

By Paul Torday


What does it take to make us think within the most unlikely?

For Dr. Alfred Jones, existence is a quiet mix of civil carrier on the nationwide Centre for Fisheries Excellence and marriage to Mary—an formidable, no-nonsense financier. yet a wierd flip of destiny from an unforeseen path forces Jones to upend his lifestyles and spend all of his time in pursuit of one other man’s ludicrous dream. Can there be salmon within the Yemen? technology says no. but when assets are unlimited and the visionary is galvanized, might be salmon fishing within the Yemen isn’t very unlikely. nevertheless, probably not anything is.

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Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Galápagos takes the reader again a million years, to A.D. 1986. an easy holiday cruise all of sudden turns into an evolutionary trip. due to an apocalypse, a small team of survivors stranded at the Galápagos Islands are approximately to develop into the progenitors of a courageous, new, and completely different human race. during this inimitable novel, America’s grasp satirist appears at our global and exhibits us all that's unfortunately, madly awry–and all that's worthy saving.

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Not Just for Children: The Mexican Comic Book in the Late by Harold E. Hinds

By Harold E. Hinds

This pioneering research provides an summary of the Mexican comedian e-book undefined, including in-depth experiences of the easiest promoting Mexican comedian books of the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies. lots of the renowned superhero, experience, humor, romance, political, detective, and Western comedian books are defined and analyzed intimately, after which mentioned when it comes to how they mirror either Mexican and usa cultures. The examine concludes with a serious dialogue of the media imperialism speculation' applicability to the Mexican comedian book.

The comedian e-book is Mexico's most well liked print medium, learn by way of every age and socio-economic teams. Many could be stunned to benefit that, in Mexico, Mexican comedian books a ways outsell U.S. comedian books in Spanish translation. The Mexican comedian ebook isn't a just like its U.S. version, yet fairly a hybrid product that combines U.S. varieties and conventions with Mexican content material. This paintings is an enormous contribution to the knowledge of up to date Mexican culture.

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Rude Hand Gestures of the World: A Guide to Offending by Romana Lefevre

By Romana Lefevre

A hand gesture is arguably the simplest type of expression, even if you re defaming a friend's mom or telling an ideal stranger to wander off. how you can transcend simply flipping the fowl with this illustrated consultant to impolite hand gestures everywhere in the global, from inquiring for intercourse within the heart East to calling a person loopy in Italy. designated pictures of hand versions and refined suggestions for correct utilization make Rude Hand Gestures of the World the appropriate spouse for globe-trotters trying to offend.

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Executricks: Or How to Retire While You're Still Working by Stanley Bing

By Stanley Bing

Humans within the excessive flush of a winning yet occasionally frenetic enterprise occupation usually glance with envy at those that have entered their golden years. Ah! they believe. To be retired! unfastened to wake in the event you want, to have the time to mirror at the deeper issues in existence, play golfing or quoits, or simply move fishin' in the course of the day. The stressed-out brain boggles on the prospect, and the lip can't aid yet tremble and drool. while, you'll now not be emotionally–or financially–ready to hold all of it up. that's why, no matter if you are a withered graybeard or a teeny younger destiny hotshot in leather-based jodhpurs, you wish Stanley Bing's worldwide positioning procedure for a sane and pleasantly profitable existence: Executricks, or the way to Retire while you are nonetheless operating. Bing is the final word company insider, person who has attained nosebleed altitude and labored hard and long sufficient to lose his wish to paintings hard and long sufficient. through the years, he has watched the facility gamers who've made their jobs right into a waking pageant of indolence and enjoyable, and gleaned an enormous variety of executricks they've got constructed through the years, established round numerous middle recommendations: Delegation, or getting other folks to do the belongings you don't need to Absence, or the facility to get "work" performed whereas now not being bodily at the scene Abuse of prestige appearing visionary while harassed excessive engagement (used in simple terms in drawback) A wellspring of executricks stream from those uncomplicated precepts, together with: using the mobile phone and BlackBerry to set up an everlasting country of simultaneous Omniscience and Not-Presence Roping off mealtimes as zones of defensible entitlement commute as a substitute to paintings The paintings of the nap Golf–the final circumvent Philanthropy and social activism, a delightful parallel universe Executricks is the main important of assets if you happen to work flat out yet could otherwise be rarely operating: a mystery guide that lays naked the stratagems of these who've already ascended to the pinnacles of strength. No workplace, domestic, or backpack will be with no dog-eared replica. Early adopters earn additional issues.

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The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil by George Saunders

By George Saunders

In The short and scary Reign of Phil, George Saunders deals his such a lot boldly innovative fiction but.

In a profoundly unusual kingdom referred to as internal Horner, big enough for just one resident at a time, electorate ready to go into the rustic fall lower than the rule of thumb of the power-hungry and tyrannical Phil, atmosphere off a sequence of injustice and mass hysteria.

An Animal Farm for the twenty first century, this can be an incendiary political satire of exceptional mind's eye, spiky humor, and cautionary appreciation for the hysteric in each person. Over six years within the writing, and brilliantly and wonderfully packaged, this novella is Saunders' first stand-alone, book-length work--and his first publication for adults in 5 years.

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The Big U by Neal Stephenson

By Neal Stephenson

The giant U is Neal Stephenson's first released novel, a satire of campus life.

The tale chronicles the disillusionment of a couple of younger intellectuals as they come upon the realities of the better schooling institution parodied within the tale. over the years their lives and sanity fall apart in several methods via a chain of escalating occasions that culminates with a whole scale civil battle raging at the campus of American Megaversity.

Told in first individual from the point of view of Bud, a lecturer in distant Sensing new to the collage, the ebook assaults and makes enjoyable of almost each feasible staff at college, even though its snap shots of the nerds/computer scientists/role gamers are typically extra special than these of alternative factions.

The occasions ensue at a fictitious tremendous college which include a unmarried development (a vital advanced with 8 towers containing scholar housing), making the college an enclosed universe of its personal. Stephenson makes use of this truth to take what starts off as a as a rule life like satire and flow it more and more into the world of improbability, with huge radioactive rats, hordes of bats and a lab-made railgun.

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The Worst Person in the World: And 202 Strong Contenders by Keith Olbermann

By Keith Olbermann

The stinkers, the rascals, the reprobates. . . and the simply undeniable dumb.

(Yes, invoice, he is conversing approximately you.)

Geraldo Rivera. The Coca-Cola corporation. Victoria Gotti. Tom Cruise. a number of participants of the Bush management. All have earned the dishonor of ''Worst individual within the World,'' offered by way of MSNBC's witty and debatable reporter Keith Olbermann on his nightly MSNBC exhibit Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Now, he brings all his bronze, silver, and gold medalists jointly during this wildly exciting assortment that unearths simply how twisted humans can be—and how a lot enjoyable it truly is to name them out on it.

From tongue-in-cheek observations to really terrible debts, Olbermann skewers either the robust and the meek, the well known and the nameless for his or her misdeeds, together with:

Ann Coulter, for, between different issues, calling Muslims ''ragheads'' in a speech to the Conservative Political motion convention in Washington

Barbara Bush, for creating a beneficiant donation to the storm Katrina reduction Fund earmarked completely for the acquisition of software program . . . software program offered by way of her son, Neil

the workers of Your international with Neil Cavuto, for the tale concerning the murders of Iraqi civilians that used to be followed by way of the on-screen photo: ''All-out Civil battle in Iraq: may well or not it's an outstanding Thing?''

Olbermann additionally experiences on a number of the fresh fallout from his awards, resembling the talk with John Gibson and the mysterious disappearance of feedback approximately Cindy Sheehan on Rush Limbaugh's site. Plus, he unearths the winner of the main coveted award of all: ''Worst in Show.''

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Scenes from the Bathhouse and Other Stories of Communist by Mikhail Zoshchenko

By Mikhail Zoshchenko

The best traces from the intro is going anything like "Zoshchenko is clearly a humorous author, however the total impact of his paintings is something yet funny." Such is quite a bit Soviet satire--especially whilst the person biography's of its authors are taken into account.

This contains many brief tales, in addition to excerpts from his autobiographical novella "Before the solar Rises".

Victoria Kazimirovna 1
A Metropolitan Deal 12
Confession 15
What reliable Are family? 17
The Aristocrat 20
The Bathhouse 23
The sufferer 26
Poverty 29
The Overshoe 32
The economic climate crusade 35
The Actor 37
Rachis [Paris] 40
The difficulty 42
Kitten and other people 45
The Electrician 47
The Receipt 49
M. P. Siniagin 52
A vulnerable box 74
Bathhouse and folks 78
A Romantic story 82
Poor Liza 88
An fun experience 93
Liaisons Dangereuses 101
Personal existence 105
My Professions 109
Love 118
On Pushkin's Anniversary 139
Houses and other people 144
Rose-Marie 147
The tale of My disease 151
A chuffed video game 155
A final Unpleasantness 159
An Instructive tale 163
Kochergd (The Poker) 166
The photo 170
The Adventures of An Ape 174
An striking occasion 181
In the Bathhouse 187
Before the solar Rises: A Novella 196

Hey humans? the place the Soviet-fiction-in-translation uploaders at?

Would like to see some/more of those authors on bibliotik:

Panteleymon Romanov | Panteleimon Romanov
Valentin Katayev | Valentin Kataev
Vyacheslav Shishkov
Mikhail Zoshchenko
Ilya and Ilf Petrov
Mikhail Koltsov
Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky

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