• Confessions of a Teen Sleuth: A Parody

    By Chelsea Cain

    America's favourite lady detective is again to set the list instantly. based on our titian-haired heroine, she was once now not in truth a fictional personality, yet an intrepid real-life sleuth who investigated the various 20th century's greatest mysteries. And the well-known sequence she starred in used to be no longer cooked up by means of a workforce of writers, yet plagiarized from her exploits via her nosy collage roommate Carolyn-who, no longer strangely, acquired an awful lot mistaken. listed below are the bold escapes, really good hunches, and constant inventory characters, together with interlopers from a variety of different liked sequence, that experience thrilled generations of enthusiasts. And the following, additionally, are the main points of teen-sleuth lifestyles that you simply by no means observed: the key romances, reckless using, minor consuming difficulties, political motion, and household drama that experience, up until eventually now, remained hidden from those courageous detectives' adoring public.

    I can't consider while I've laughed aloud so often in the course of the examining of a book...A brilliant send-up of the Nancy Drew novels.-Nancy Pearl, NPR

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  • Shootin' the Sh*t With Kevin Smith (The Best of SModcast)

    By Kevin Smith

    Following on from the hot York Times-bestselling My Boring-Ass Life, Kevin Smith is again!

    In freewheeling conversations along with his buddy and manufacturer Scott Mosier (as heard on their most desirable podcast, often called SModcast), we find -- to select simply 4 random examples of the riches therein -- the genesis of Stalin's Monkey Soldier military, the scary story of Kevin vs. Steak Tartare, the best way to make bukkake eggs, and the way Kevin was keen to enable Alanis Morissette get mugged...

    Defiantly lewd, crude and hilariously impolite, Shootin' the Sh*t with Kevin Smith is a needs to for all his lovers! Adults basically!

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  • The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: a Calvin and Hobbes Treasury

    By Bill Watterson

    Maybe the main outstanding caricature ever created, Calvin and Hobbes keeps to entertain with surprising cartooning and large humor.
    Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes has been a world favourite for the reason that its advent in 1985. The strip follows the richly ingenious adventures of Calvin and his trusty tiger, Hobbes. no matter if a poignant examine critical relations concerns or a around of time-travel (with the help of a well-labeled cardboard box), Calvin and Hobbes will astound and enjoyment you.

    Beginning with the day Hobbes sprang into Calvin's tuna fish catch, the 1st Calvin and Hobbes collections, Calvin and Hobbes and Something less than The mattress Is Drooling, are introduced jointly during this treasury. together with black-and-white dailies and colour Sundays,  The crucial Calvin and Hobbes additionally gains an unique full-color 16-page tale.

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  • The Shepherd's Crown (Discworld, Book 41) (UK Edition)

    By Terry Pratchett, Jacqueline Simpson

    This booklet version contains an specific remark at the Witches of Discworld, written by means of Jacqueline Simpson, co-author of The Folklore of Discworld.


    Deep within the Chalk, anything is stirring. The owls and the foxes can experience it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An previous enemy is accumulating strength.

    This is a time of endings and beginnings, previous pals and new, a blurring of edges and a moving of energy. Now Tiffany stands among the sunshine and the darkish, the nice and the bad.

    As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany needs to summon the entire witches to face together with her. to guard the land. Her land.

    There could be a reckoning . . .


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  • They Laughed at Galileo: How the Great Inventors Proved Their Critics Wrong

    By Albert Jack

    A funny account of significant inventors and their critics who estimated failure.

    They Laughed at Galileo takes a funny and reflective examine 1000 years of the improvement of humankind: those that dreamt, those that taught, those that antagonistic, and people who, eventually, did.

    At a few element in glossy heritage, every one in every of our innovations and discoveries used to be first estimated after which built through a unmarried individual, or a handful of individuals, who dreamt of the probably most unlikely. For them, the longer term was once transparent and noticeable, yet for the overwhelming majority, together with the stated specialists in their days, such trust used to be sheer folly.

    For almost about every thing that has more advantageous our glossy existence in a fashion that our ancestors couldn't potentially think, there has been as soon as a lone dreamer proclaiming, “It will be done.” That dreamer used to be almost always antagonistic by way of a staff of “enlightened” contemporaries publicly stating, “It can't be done.” good, certain it could.

    Marconi’s instant radio transmissions have been at the beginning deemed unnecessary. Edward L. Drake’s eventual luck on August 27, 1859, used to be known as the day “the loopy guy first struck oil.” Louis Pasteur’s thought of germs used to be thought of a “ridiculous fiction.” every one of those innovations has had a profound impression at the process human historical past, and every one used to be rejected, resisted, and ridiculed in its day. finally, the innovators who introduced those into life supplied worthwhile contributions to technological know-how and the tradition of humankind.

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  • Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

    By Douglas Adams

    --The Philadelphia Inquirer
    The unsatisfied population of planet Krikkit are ill of taking a look at the evening sky above their heads--so they plan to ruin it. The universe, that's. Now in simple terms 5 members stand among the white killer robots of Krikkit and their aim of overall annihilation.
    They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered area and time vacationer, who attempts to benefit how you can fly through throwing himself on the flooring and lacking; Ford Prefect, his ally, who makes a decision to move insane to determine if he likes it; Slartibartfast, the indomitable vicepresident of the crusade for actual Time, who travels in a boat powered by way of irrational habit; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-head honcho of the Universe; and Trillian, the horny area cadet who's torn among a power Thunder God and a truly depressed Beeblebrox.
    How will all of it finish? Will it finish? merely this stalwart group is familiar with as they struggle to steer clear of "universal" Armageddon and shop lifestyles as we all know it--and have no idea it!
    "ADAMS IS a type of infrequent TREASURES: an writer who, one senses, has as a lot enjoyable writing as one has reading."
    --The Arizona day-by-day big name

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  • Screen Burn: Television With Its Face Torn Off

    By Charlie Brooker

    'These days, staring at tv is like sitting at the back of Travis Bickle's taxicab, staring in the course of the window at a global of relentless, churning shod...' merciless, acerbic, impassioned, gleeful, often outrageous and constantly hilarious, Charlie Brooker's monitor Burn collects the easiest of the much-loved parent advisor columns into one easy-to-read-on-the-toilet package deal. relax and roar as Brooker rips mercilessly into Simon Cowell, 'Big Brother', Trinny and Susannah, 'Casualty', Davina McCall, Michael Parkinson...and virtually every little thing else on tv. This ebook will make essentially someone snort out loud. on the flip of the millennium, Charlie Brooker created the infamous site television cross domestic. extra lately, he co-wrote Channel Four's Nathan Barley with Chris Morris. ahead of turn into the mum or dad Guide's television critic, Brooker labored as a cartoonist, a journalist, and a television and radio presenter. "Charlie Brooker does not rather a lot opt for the jugular as decapitate his pursuits altogether." (Jim Shelley, day-by-day Mirror). "He watches this stuff so we do not have to. Bless him for that." (Graham). "Father Ted." (Linehan). "This belongs on everyone's bookshelf. With a massive highlight pointing at it." (Julie Burchill). "The funniest newspaper columnist within the world." (Racing Post).

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  • Armageddon: The Musical

    By Robert Rankin

    It is the yr 2050 and the cleaning soap opera "The Earthers" is making significant video greenbacks within the intergalactic scores race. Alien television executives comprehend precisely what the outdated earth drama must make the off-world viewers sit up straight and stare—a fabulous Armageddon-type finale.

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  • Awkward Family Photos

    By Mike Bender, Doug Chernack

    In keeping with the hit site, AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com (“painful, regrettable, horrifyingly amazing snaps of kinfolk bonding, you are going to snort so challenging that folks in adjacent places of work will ask what’s fallacious with you”—Esquire), this complete colour ebook gains never-before-seen photographs and hilarious own tales protecting every little thing from uncomfortable moments with relations, teenager angst, sibling competition, and relations holidays from hell. flinch on the pressured poses, undesirable hair, and matching outfits--all prompting us to examine our personal households and rejoice the truth that we're now not alone. Nothing says awkward higher than an uncomfortable relations photo!

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  • Hell: A Novel

    By Robert Olen Butler

    The recent novel from certainly one of American literature's brightest stars, writer of the Pulitzer Prize-winning a superb smell from an odd Mountain, Robert Olen Butler's uproarious new novel is decided within the underworld. Its major personality, Hatcher McCord, is a night information presenter who has stumbled on himself in Hell and is suffering to give an explanation for his undesirable fortune. he isn't the one one to endure this fate--in truth, he is surrounded by way of an outrageous solid of characters, together with Humphrey Bogart, William Shakespeare, and just about all of the popes and lots of the U.S. presidents. The query can be no longer who's in Hell yet who isn't really. McCord resides with Anne Boleyn within the afterlife yet their happiness is, after all, regularly derailed by means of her obsession with Henry VIII (and the removing of her head at really inopportune moments). Butler's Hell is not as a lot a boiling lake of fire--although there's that--as it's a Sisyphean trial adapted to every inhabitant, no matter if it is the ordinary Joes who die and are reconstituted time and again an afternoon to do all of it back, or the mythical newspaperman William Randolph Hearst, doomed to obscurity as a blogger mocked by means of his fellows simply because he cannot work out Caps Lock. at some point McCord meets Dante's Beatrice, who believes there's a method out of Hell, and the subsequent morning, in the course of an unique on-camera interview with devil, McCord realizes that Satan's omniscience, which he has regularly credited for the perfection of Hell's torments, could be a mirage--and Butler is off on a madcap romp approximately strong, evil, unfastened will, and the potential for break out. Butler's depiction of Hell is unique, clever, and fiercely comedian, a ebook Dante may need celebrated.

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