Figyelmükbe ajánlom mindazoknak, akik ebben a könyvben szerepelnek, jelesül:
- Azoknak, akik a haladással ellentétes világszemléletük folyamán a szerző által pellengére állíttatnak, továbbá:
- Azoknak, akik ugyan világszemléletük miatt nem bírálhatók, de jellemük egynémely gyenge pontjai miatt rászolgáltak a szatirikus bírálatra, nemkülönben:
- Azoknak, akiknek a szocializmus építésével könyörtelenül együttjáró munka nincsen ínyükre s emiatt ironikus megfeddésük tovább halasztható nem volt, valamint:
- Azoknak, akikben a közösségi érzés a leggondosabb laboratóriumi vizsgálattal sem volt kimutatható s emiatt dorgálásban részesülnek, még továbbá:
- Azoknak az ügyintézőknek, akik ügyeinket rosszul intézik, azoknak a csoportvezetőknek, akik a rájuk bízott csoportot felületesen vezetik, azoknak az előadóknak, akik az előt nem megfelelően adják s ezért gunyoros hangon megbélyegeztetnek s végül:
- Mindazoknak, akik az imént felsorolt öt pontban meg nem jelölt egyéb természetű fogyatékosságuk következtében elrettentő példa gyanánt belekerültek ebbe a könyvbe, röviden:
mindazoknak, akik találva érzik magukat s ezt oly mértékben veszik a lelkükre, hogy valamiféle sötét gondolatok kerítik hatalmukba őket, jelesül:
- Hogy hibákat kiküszöbölve új életet kezdenek, továbbá:
- Hogy elbujdosnak és hátralevő éveiket remeteként élik le, valamint:
- Hogy szerzőt lovagias elégtétel adására szólítják fel, nemkülönben:
- Hogy szerzőnek rágalmazó hírét költik, végül:
- Hogy végső elkeseredésükben harakirit követnek el, röviden: hogy a szatíra éles fegyverét lelkileg meghasonlanak, semmi esetre se tegyék ezt, hiszen
CSAK VICCEL A BÁCSI
Charles Stross - The Jennifer Morgue
In this alternately chilling and hilarious sequel to The Atrocity Archives (2004) from Hugo-winner Stross, Bob Howard is a computer bergeek employed by the Laundry, a secret British agency assigned to clean up incursions from other realities caused by the inadvertent manipulation of complex mathematical equations: in other words, magic. In 1975, the CIA used Howard Hughes's Glomar Explorer in a bungled attempt to raise a sunken Soviet submarine in order to access the Jennifer Morgue, an occult device that allows communication with the dead. Now a ruthless billionaire intends to try again, even if by doing so he awakens the Great Old Ones, who thwarted the earlier expedition. It's up to Bob and a collection of British eccentrics even Monty Python would consider odd to stop the bad guy and save the world, while getting receipts for all expenditures or else face the most dreaded menace of all: the Laundry's own auditors. Stross has a marvelous time making eldritch horror appear commonplace in the face of bureaucracy.
L. Sprague de Camp - Fletcher Pratt - The Compleat Enchanter
The Mathematics of Magic was probably the greatest discovery of the ages - at least Professor Harold Shea thought so. With the proper equations, he could instantly transport himself back in time to all the wondrous lands of ancient legend. But slips in time were a hazard, and Shea's magic did not always work - at least, not quite as he expected... This omnibus volume of all of the Magical Misadventures of Harold Shea contains The Incomplete Enchanter, The Wall of Serpents and Castle of Iron
Hadházi László - Litkai Gergely - Megint 8
Mi az a 8 legrosszabb dolog, ami megtörténhet velünk egy disznótoron? Vagy szupermarketben? Mi a legrosszabb 8 mondat egy kozmetikusnál? Mi a magyar foci 8 új szabálya?Hadházi László és Litkai Gergely MEGINT meglepték egyre bővülő rajongótáborukat egy olyan könyvvel, amelytől könnyedén kaphat röhögőgörcsöt a gyanútlan olvasó. Boldog, önfeledt nevetést a téli ünnepekre is!
Alice Clayton - Wallbanger
Caroline Reynolds has a fantastic new apartment in San Francisco, a KitchenAid mixer, and no O (and we’re not talking Oprah here, folks). She has a flourishing design career, an office overlooking the bay, a killer zucchini bread recipe, and no O. She has Clive (the best cat ever), great friends, a great rack, and no O. Adding insult to O-less, since her move, she has an oversexed neighbor with the loudest late-night wallbanging she’s ever heard. Each moan, spank, and--was that a meow?--punctuates the fact that not only is she losing sleep, she still has, yep, you guessed it, no O. Enter Simon Parker. (No, really, Simon, please enter.) When the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. Their late-night hallway encounter has, well, mixed results. Ahem. With walls this thin, the tension’s gonna be thick... In her third novel, Alice Clayton returns to dish her trademark mix of silly and steamy. Banter, barbs, and strutting pussycats, plus the sexiest apple pie ever made, are dunked in a hot tub and set against the gorgeous San Francisco skyline in this hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight.
Maureen Johnson - Suite Scarlett
Scarlett is the third of four children in the Martin family. The Martins live in and manage a shabby hotel in NYC that dates back to the 1920s. When Scarlett turns 15, she is put in charge of one of the hotel's 27 rooms- the Empire Suite. Into this room moves Mrs. Amberson, a failed 1970s starlet who has returned to New York to write her memoirs. Soon, Scarlett is taking dictation, running around town with Mrs. Amberson, and getting caught up in her Auntie Mame-meets-Bianca Jagger adventures. In the midst of all this, Scarlett falls in love - or so she thinks - and it takes Mrs. Amberson to help her see the light.
Maureen Johnson - Devilish
The only thing that makes St Teresa's Preparatory School for Girls bearable for Jane is her best friend Ally. But when Ally changes into a whole different person literally overnight the fall of their senior year, Jane's suddenly alone - and very confused. Turns out, Ally has sold her soul in exchange for popularity - to a devil masquerading as a sophomore at St Teresa's! Now it's up to Jane to put it all on the line to save her friend from this ponytail-wearing, cupcakenibbling demon...without losing her own soul in the process.
Maureen Johnson - Scarlett Fever
Ever since Mrs. Amberson, the former-aspiring-actress-turned-agent, entered Scarlett Martin's life, nothing has been the same. She's still in charge of the Empire Suite in her family's hotel, but she's now also Mrs. Amberson's assistant, running around town for her star client, Chelsea - a Broadway star Scarlett's age with a knack for making her feel insignificant. Scarlett's also trying to juggle sophomore year classes, her lab partner who is being just a little TOO nice, and getting over the boy who broke her heart. In the midst of all this, her parents drop a bombshell that threatens to change her New York life forever...
Janet Evanovich - Lee Goldberg - The Heist
From Janet Evanovich, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, bestselling author and television writer for Monk, comes the first adventure in an electrifying new series featuring an FBI agent who always gets her man, and a fearless con artist who lives for the chase. FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years, the only name she’s cared about is Nicolas Fox—an international crook she wants in more ways than one. Audacious, handsome, and dangerously charming, Nicolas Fox is a natural con man, notorious for running elaborate scams on very high-profile people. At first he did it for the money. Now he does it for the thrill. He knows that the FBI has been hot on his trail—particularly Kate O’Hare, who has been watching his every move. For Nick, there’s no greater rush than being pursued by a beautiful woman . . . even one who aims to lock him up. But just when it seems that Nicolas Fox has been captured for good, he pulls off his greatest con of all: he convinces the FBI to offer him a job, working side by side with Special Agent Kate O’Hare. Problem is, teaming up to stop a corrupt investment banker who’s hiding on a private island in Indonesia is going to test O’Hare’s patience and Fox’s skill. Not to mention the skills of their ragtag team made up of flamboyant actors, wanted wheelmen, and Kate’s dad. High-speed chases, pirates, and Toblerone bars are all in a day’s work... if O’Hare and Fox don’t kill each other first.
Louis de Bernières - The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts
When the spoilt and haughty Dona Constanza tries to divert a river to fill her swimming pool, she starts a running battle with the locals. The skirmishes are so severe that the Government dispatches a squadron of soldiers led by the fat, brutal and stupid Figueras to deal with them. Despite visiting plagues of laughing fits and giant cats upon the troops, the villagers know that to escape the cruel and unusual tortures planned for them, they must run. Thus they plan to head for the mountains and start a new and convivial civilisation.
Ismeretlen szerző - Very Bad Poetry
Being a compendium of the worst verse ever written in English - including such (mercifully) forgotten classics as The Stuttering Lover, Ode on the Mammoth Cheese, An Elegy to a Dissected Puppy, and the immortal The Dentologia - A Poem on the Diseases of the Teeth.
Louis de Bernières - Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord
Dionisio Vivo, a South American lecturer in philosphy, is puzzled by the hideously mutilated corpses that keep turning up outside his front door. To his friend, Ramon, one of the few honest policement in town, the message is all too clear: Dionisio's letters to the press, exposing the drug barons, must stop; and although Dionisio manages to escape the hit-men sent to get him, he soon realises that others are more vulnerable, and his love for them leads him to take a colossal revenge.
Claire Belton - I Am Pusheen the Cat
This collection of oh-so-cute kitty comics—an online cult phenomenon, now for the first time in an adorable gift book—Pusheen combines the online reach of The Oatmeal’s How to Tell if Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You with the super-sweet appeal of Hello Kitty. With more than 2 million page views a month, 500,000+ blog subscribers, and 500,000+ Facebook followers, Pusheen is a pleasantly tubby gray tabby cat who has warmed hearts and tickled funny bones of millions worldwide with her signature GIF animated bops, bounces, and tail wiggles. Now, Pusheen is ready to make the leap from digital to print with her first comic collection! I Am Pusheen the Cat features some of the most popular comics from the website, including Reasons I Love Fall, Career Options for Your Cat, and Christmas To Do List, as well as a healthy serving (at least 25 percent) of never-before-seen material that is sure to delight Pusheen’s many dedicated fans.
Patik László - Apás szülés és egyéb viszontagságaim hiteles története
Manapság szinte minden kismama az apás szülést választja, azaz élnek azzal a lehetőséggel, hogy férjük, partnerük, a gyermek édesapja jelen lehessen a szülésnél. Ez a mód gyakorta ad okot élcelődésre a kispapák szülőszobában tanúsított viselkedéséről . Az azonban tagadhatatlan, hogy az első gyermeküket váró apukák számára nem mindennapi feladat, hogy a vajúdás első percétől a kisbaba világra jöttéig végigkísérjék a szülés folyamatát. A kötet remek humorral megáldott szerzője ennek az örömmel, ám izgalmakkal is teli néhány órának a krónikáját adja kötetében. Kacagtató jelenetben írja le mennyire hálás azért, hogy amikor a döntő pillanatokban már majdnem rosszul lett, a felesége fogta a kezét.
Jean Webster - Daddy-Long-Legs
A trustee of the John Grier orphanage has offered to send Judy Abbott to college. The only requirements are that she must write to him every month, and that she can never know who he is. Judy's life at college is a whirlwind of friends, classes, parties, and a growing friendship with the handsome Jervis Pendleton. With so much happening in her life, Judy can scarcely stop writing to the mysterious "Daddy-Long-Legs"!
Laurie Graham - Gone With the Windsors
Laurie Graham's brilliant novel is the fictional diary of Maybell Brumby, a wealthy American widow who arrives in London in 1932 and discovers that an old school friend is in town: Bessie Wallis Warfield, now Mrs Ernest Simpson. Maybell and Wally are made for one another. One has money and a foothold in high society, courtesy of a sister who married well. The other has ruthless ambition and enough energy to power the National Grid. Before the year is out, Wally has begun her seduction of the Prince of Wales, and as she clambers towards the throne she makes sure Maybell and her cheque book are always close at hand. So Maybell becomes an eye-witness to the Abdication Crisis. From her perch in Carlton Gardens, home of her influential brother-in-law Lord Melhuish, she has the perfect vantage point for observing the anxious, changing allegiances for and against Queen Wally, and the political contours of pre-war London. When the crisis comes and Wally flees to the south of France, she insists on Maybell going with her. 'Are you sure that's advisable, darling?' asks the King. 'Of course it is,' snaps Wally. 'She's the Paymaster General.' Maybell's diary records the marriage, the Windsors' exile, and the changing complexion of the Greatest Love Story. It takes the sound of German jackboots at the gate and personal tragedy to make her close its pages for the last time.