The Last Hero: A Discworld Fable

By Terry Pratchett

Cohen the Barbarian.

He's been a legend in his personal lifetime.

He can consider the great previous days of excessive experience, whilst being a Hero intended one did not have to fret approximately aching backs and legal professionals and civilization.

But nowadays, he cannot never forget simply the place he placed his teeth...

So now, together with his old (yet nonetheless trusty) sword and new jogging stick in hand, Cohen gathers a bunch of his outdated -- very outdated -- pals to embark on one ultimate quest. he will climb the top mountain of Discworld and meet the gods.

It's time the final Hero on the planet returns what the 1st hero stole. difficulty is, that'll suggest the top of the realm, if nobody stops him in time.

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Son of a Smaller Hero (New Canadian Library)

By Mordecai Richler

Younger Noah Adler, passionate, ruthlessly idealistic, is the prodigal son of Montreal’s Jewish ghetto. discovering culture in league with self-delusion, he makes an attempt to shatter the ghetto’s illusory partitions by way of coming into the overseas territory of the goyim. yet right here, freedom and self-determination proceed to elude him. finally, Noah involves realize “justice and protection and a type of felicity” in an international he can't – fullyyt – go away at the back of. Richler’s outstanding account of Noah’s fight to scale the partitions of the ghetto overflows with wealthy comedian satire. Son of a Smaller Hero is a compassionate, penetrating account of the character of belonging, informed with the savage realism for which Mordecai Richler’s fiction is widely known.

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Scavenger Reef

By Laurence Shames

Augie Silver is a winning Key West artist whose paintings brings an honest, if no longer remarkable, fee on the finer ny galleries.

Then Augie, an avid sailor, disappears into the Carribean. His spouse, Nina, grieves, and his associates hoist a couple of to his reminiscence. in the meantime, Augie's agent organizes a retrospective express of the Silver assortment; the exhibit is a giant good fortune, and the worth of Augie's paintings is going during the roof, prompting the painter's neighbors to achieve that the photographs striking on their partitions, mostly presents from their buddy Augie, at the moment are worthy a fortune.

Hold every thing!

Here's Augie, alive back. His boat broke aside in a hurricane, yet he floated ashore and, after a bout of amnesia, has ultimately lower back to his liked Nina. She's delighted, yet Augie's associates -- seeing their expected pile of lucre slash -- aren't so certain.

Soon Arnie's existence is at risk back -- this time from an individual attempting to safeguard his or her funding. conscientiously drawn characters -- Key West eccentrics, in most cases -- and a languid, poetic sort mix with a smart plot for an strange and intensely interesting secret.

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In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks: . . . And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy

By Adam Carolla

A couple years again, i used to be on the Phoenix airport bar.  It was once empty aside from one heavy-set, grey bearded, grizzled man who appeared like he simply rode his donkey into city after a protracted day of panning for silver in them thar hills.  He ordered a Jack Daniels directly up, and that is whilst I overheard the younger man with the earring in the back of the bar asking him if he had ID.  first and foremost the outdated sea captain simply laughed.  however the man with the twinkle in his ear requested again.  At this element it grew to become obvious that he used to be serious.  Dan Haggerty's dad fired again, "You've obtained to be kidding me, son."  The bartender answered, "New policy.  every person has to teach their ID."  Then I watched Burl Ives reluctantly achieve into his dungarees and pull out his army id card from international warfare II.

It's a tragic and eerie harbinger of our instances that the Oprah-watching, crystal-rubbing, complete Foods-shopping mothers and their whipped legal professional husbands have taken the facility to cause clear of the bad schlub who makes the Bloody Marys.  What we used to settle with good judgment or a fist, we now settle with hand sanitizer and lawyers.  Adam Carolla has had sufficient of this madness and he is right here to assist us get our collective balls back. 

In Fifty Years we will All Be Chicks is Adam's comedic gospel of contemporary the US. He rips into the absurdity of the tradition that demonized the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, grew to become the nation's toilets right into a lawless free-for-all of urine and fecal subject, and placed its electorate on the mercy of a host of minimal wagers with axes to grind. Peppered among lawsuits Carolla stocks candid anecdotes from his day after day existence in addition to his past—Sunday soccer at Jimmy Kimmel's apartment, his makes an attempt to elevate his children in a society that he in general disagrees with, his significant showbiz holiday, and masses, even more. Brilliantly showcasing Adam's spot-on humorousness, this booklet cements his prestige as a cultural commentator/comedian/complainer extraordinaire. 

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Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants

By Dav Pilkey

The fourth e-book in Dav Pilkey's mega-bestselling Captain Underpants sequence. Now with super-cool foil covers! glossy! Fun!

George and Harold will not be undesirable young children. they simply wish to "liven issues up" for everyone. regrettably, their considerate jokes occasionally get them right into a LOT of hassle. And whilst Professor Pippy P. Poopypants turns into their new technological know-how teacher...well, George and Harold virtually reason the total planet to be taken over via a maniacal, mad-scientist man in a massive robotic swimsuit! Who will cease the perilous plot of Poopypants?!!? This appears like a role for Captain Underpants!

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The Encyclopaedia of Liars and Deceivers

By Roelf Bolt

George Washington could by no means have informed a lie, yet he could be the simply person—our background is affected by liars, deceivers, fraudsters, counterfeiters, and untrue lovers. The Encyclopaedia of Liars and Deceivers gathers one hundred fifty of them, every one access telling the interesting story of the liar’s factors and the folks who fell for the lies.
 
to assemble those tales of deceit, Roelf Bolt travels from precedent days to the current day, documenting an enormous collection of legerdemain: notorious quacks, fraudulent scientists, crooks who dedicated “pseudocides” through faking their very own deaths, and forgers of works of art, layout items, archaeological reveals, and files. From fake royal claims, faux dragon’s eggs, and bogus perpetual movement machines to infrequent books, mermaid skeletons, and Stradivari violins, Bolt finds that just about every thing has been cast or faked by way of anyone at some point soon in historical past. His brief, obtainable narratives in every one access supply biographies and common observations on particular different types of deceit, and Bolt captures a magnificent variety of recognized figures—including Albert Einstein, Cicero, Ptolemy, Ernest Hemingway, François Mitterand, and Marco Polo—as good as those who could have remained nameless had their duplicity now not come to light.
 
humorous, surprising, or even awe-inspiring, the tales of deception during this catalog of disgrace make The Encyclopaedia of Liars and Deceivers the excellent present for all those that get pleasure from an excellent tall tale—and these those that wish to inform them.

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The World of David Walliams 4 Book Collection (The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny)

By David Walliams

4 hilarious and relocating novels from the #1 bestselling, seriously acclaimed writer, David Walliams.

Boy within the costume -- Dennis's usual lifestyles is set to get much much less traditional. Why? There's a clue within the identify of this book...

Mr Stink -- whilst Chloe speaks to a neighborhood tramp, she discovers there's extra to Mr Stink than meets the nose.

Billionaire Boy -- Meet Joe Spud, the richest 12-year-old on the planet. yet there's something he particularly wishes: a friend...

Gangsta Granny -- Like so much grannies, Ben's granny has white hair, fake teeth... and is a world jewel thief!

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Seventy-Two Virgins

By Boris Johnson

Seventy-Two Virgins is a comic book political novel, with comparable attract Stephen Fry or Ben Elton, written by means of certainly one of Britain's most well liked politicians. it really is Boris Johnson's first novel and used to be largely acclaimed on ebook. the yank President, on a kingdom stopover at to Britain is giving an incredible tackle to a top-level viewers in Westminster corridor. Ferocious protection - with a few problems in conversation - is equipped through a joint strength of the us mystery provider and Scotland backyard. the simplest sharpshooters from either nations are stationed at the roof of the Parliament constructions. Then a stolen ambulance runs into difficulty with the Parking gurus. A hapless Member of Parliament, having mislaid his an important move, is barred from Westminster, his bicycle considered as a possible deadly weapon. And a guy going via the identify of Jones, even supposing born in Karachi, effectively slips in the course of the obstacles, and full new ball video game starts off. regardless of the united efforts of the best protection minds, occasions start to spin uncontrolled. A amazing new around the world truth tv express dominates the airwaves. And the main not likely heroes emerge...

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The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information

By Noel Botham, Travis Nichols

Were you aware that the Pilgrims ate popcorn on the first Thanksgiving? Or that Maine is the toothpick capital of the area, or that frogs have tooth?

Do you must comprehend what a cockroach’s favourite nutrients is, or how lengthy it's going to take to force to the sunlight?

Amaze your folks and kinfolk by way of telling them child giraffe is six ft lengthy while it's born, or that tigers have striped pores and skin!

From the creators of The booklet of dead Information, this is often an awesome choice of the wildest, oddest, funniest proof approximately heritage, technological know-how, nutrition, animals, and more!

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