Terry Pratchett - The Colour of Magic
On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There's an avaricious but inept wizard, a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course THE EDGE of the planet... "An ideal introduction to the worlds of science fiction, fantasy and humourous writing for reluctant and avid readers alike." _Booktrusted News_
Tibor Fischer - Under the Frog
Tibor Fischer's brilliant and hilarious first novel (short-listed for the 1993 Booker Prize) follows the fortunes and picaresque adventures of two young Hungarian basketball players from the end of World War II through the anti-Soviet uprising of 1956. Pataki and Gyuri travel the length and breadth of Hungary, frequently naked, in the determined pursuit of sex and the avoidance of work. A satiric but searing indictment of totalitarianism.
Jonathan Swift - Gulliver's Travels
Considered the greatest satire ever written in English, Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels chronicles the fantastic voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, principally to four marvelous realms: Lilliput, where the people are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land inhabited by giants; Laputa, a wondrous flying island; and a country where the Houyhnhnms, a race of intelligent horses, are served by savage humanoid creatures called Yahoos. Beneath the surface of this enchanting fantasy lurks a devastating critique of human malevolence, stupidity, greed, vanity, and short-sightedness. A brilliant combination of adventure, humor, and philosophy, Gulliver’s Travels is one of literature’s most durable masterpieces.
Avery Monsen - Jory John - All My Friends Are Dead
If you're a dinosaur, all of your friends are dead. If you're a pirate, all of your friends have scurvy. If you're a tree, all of your friends are end tables. Each page of this laugh-out-loud illustrated humor book showcases the downside of being everything from a clown to a cassette tape to a zombie. Cute and dark all at once, this hilarious children's book for adults teaches valuable lessons about life while exploring each cartoon character's unique grievance and wide-eyed predicament. From the sock whose only friends have gone missing to the houseplant whose friends are being slowly killed by irresponsible plant owners (like you), All My Friends Are Dead presents a delightful primer for laughing at the inevitable.
C. E. Crimmins - Tom O'Leary - The Gay Man's Guide to Heterosexuality
Anthropology comes in many guises, and while many Westerners earlier in the 20th century may have been thrilled to read about the mating habits of the folks of Samoa, we, as a culture, have become somewhat more sophisticated. That is why A Gay Man's Guide to Heterosexuality is a vital and important book. Taking their cue from Thorstein Veblen's classic The Theory of the Leisure Class, which used traditional anthropological methods for examining the lives of the rich and entitled, C.E. Crimmins and Tom O'Leary have put together a guide that explains (for the clueless queer) why straight people act the way they do. From heterosexual food (Cheese Whiz, Pringles, Tang, and Rice-A-Roni) to heterosexual music (Loretta Lynn, Smashing Pumpkins, AC/DC) to heterosexual casual wear (nylon black socks, funny tweed hats, and leather sandals with white socks), the authors explicate how the other 90 percent live. While not all the jokes are laugh-out-loud funny, there are a dozen or so on a page, so you never go long without at least a sustained giggle. Blatantly homo-chauvinistic, A Gay Man's Guide to Heterosexuality uses humor and gay wit to explain how all of us live today. --Michael Bronski
Fanny Merkin - Fifty Shames of Earl Grey
Inspired by the overnight million-copy bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey comes Fanny Merkin's shrewd, laugh-out-loud funny and romantic parody. When naive college student Anna interviews the young handsome tycoon Earl Grey for Boardroom Hotties magazine, she finds herself drawn into his twisted world of, well, mostly naughty dialogue and light spanking. Anna is enthralled - after all, he's rich and buys every company she's ever worked for in an attempt to get close to her. Including Walmart. Though, on the flipside, he's a moody bastard whose 50 shames constantly threaten to overwhelm her. Can Earl Grey and Anna ever have a normal life together? Or will his dark desires and constant smirking drive her over the edge? From sparkling vampires to feminist concerns and BDSM, in Fifty Shames of Earl Grey Ms. Merkin passionately undresses popular culture, exposes the humour in our favourite contemporary fiction and plunges the depths of the desire to find our inner - erotic - goddess.
Ismeretlen szerző - The way it was not
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Lardyard Hampoon - Fifty Shades Nastier
Frickin' hilarious, yet so vile that BDSM doesn't seem enough letters to describe it. This parody is designed for the most immature of the mature adults out there. Reader discretion is mandatory (but, we still can't figure out how employing your discretion will lead you to such an indescretion as this book).. Unitarian Green and Anastasia (Nasty) Lime take their sexual rollicks to new (and ever more disgusting) licks. But, don't worry, there are still plenty of the flushes, wry smiles, head cockings, finger steeplings, hitches, craps and double craps that you grew so fondly tiresome of in the original (which we can't even call "original" with a straight face since it was basically "Twilight" with perverts standing in for vampires). If you are easily offended (or even uneasily offended), we don't know why the hell you read "Fifty Shades of Grey" in the first place (it is required reading to appreciate this parody...we know, bummer!), but you will most definitely be offended by "Fifty Shades Nastier" if you are: a virgin, from Ithaca, from San Fernando Valley, Catholic, Irish, Irish wannabe, human, borderline decent, Irish, Quaker, over 80 or wealthy. However, chances are likely that you'll be too busy laughing your ass off to care.
Stephfordy Mayo - New Moan
“Heffa Lump is just a typical pale 17-year-old who doubts that anyone will ever see her true beauty and needs to grow up and get a life. Fortunately, the Spatula Academy of Fictional Excellence specializes in helping characters from kids’ books cross over into adult fiction. Unfortunately, she’s distracted from her attempts to leave adolescence behind when she meets Teddy Kelledy, an impossibly gorgeous boy who eats rare meat, is super-strong, and never goes out in daylight. Could he just maybe be a vampire? (Hint: totally.) Soon, Heffa finds herself harassed by supernatural forces on all sides: Will she be able to narrate herself out of danger? Will Teddy learn that being with a girl doesn’t always have to be about biting? And what will happen when the New Moan rises? A tale of first love, painful longing, and even more painful pointy teeth, New Moan is a hilarious parody of the phenomenon that is Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga.”
Lois Lowry - The Willoughbys
“Shouldn’t we be orphans?” one of the Willoughby children suggests. The four are, after all, part of an old-fashioned kind of family, and their parents – well, their parents are not all that one would hope for. So the Willoughbys concoct a diabolical plot to turn themselves into worthy and winsome orphans. Little do they know that Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby have already begun to formulate their own thoroughly despicable plan to rid themselves of their insufferable children…
Melinda Duchamp - Fifty Shades of Alice in Wonderland
BEYOND 50 SHADES OF GREY... Eighteen-year-old Alice is unhappy. Her boyfriend is nice and polite, but he's also quick and careless in bed, and doesn't give Alice the attention and variety she craves. But he's not entirely to blame, because Alice herself doesn't understand her own needs. She's heard about what sex is supposed to be like, but has never felt anything remotely close to what she's read about in runaway bestselling books. BEYOND 9 1/2 WEEKS... Then Alice follows a vibrating white rabbit down a deep, dark hole, which leads to a place beyond her wildest imagination. There are no nice boys--or girls--down here. Only those who indulge in secret, forbidden, kinky fantasies. BEYOND PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES... Alice is confused and frightened and... aroused. She is bound. Teased. Spanked. Toyed. Brought to the limits of sexual endurance. And during her trials, she begins to understand her body's needs for the very first time. BEYOND THUNDERDOME... This isn't the fairy tale you grew up reading. This isn't for children at all. This is for those with dark desires, who wish to explore erotic excess beyond the plain vanilla of everyday life. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole, if you dare... Fifty Shades of Alice in Wonderland is slightly longer than the Lewis Carroll version, roughly 32,000 words or 115 paper pages long. Melinda DuChamp is the pen name of bestselling author who has written over 50 novels, mostly romance.
Stefan Petrucha - The Hunger Pains
WINNING MEANS WEALTH, FAME, AND A LIFE OF THERAPY LOSING MEANS DEATH, BUT ALSO FAME! THIS IS THE HUNGER PAINS When Kantkiss Neverclean replaces her sister as a contestant on the Hunger Games—the second-highest-rated reality TV show in Peaceland, behind Extreme Home Makeover—she has no idea what to expect. Having lived her entire life in the telemarketing district’s worst neighborhood, the Crack, Kantkiss feels unprepared to fight to the death while simultaneously winking and looking adorable for the cameras. But when her survival rests on choosing between the dreamy hunk from home, Carol Handsomestein, or the doughy klutz, Pita Malarkey, Kantkiss discovers that the toughest conflicts may not be found on the battlefield but in her own heart . . . which is unfortunately on a battlefield.
Terry Pratchett - The Color of Magic
The beginning of the hilarious and irreverent series that has more than 80 million copies worldwide, The Color of Magic is where we meet tourist Twoflower and wizard guide Ricewind, and follow them on their always-bizarre journeys. A writer who has been compared to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and Douglas Adams, Sir Terry Pratchett has created a complex, yet zany world filled with a host of unforgettable characters who navigate around a profound fantasy universe, complete with its own set of cultures and rules.
Courtney Bowman - Cora Frasier - Nightlight
About three things I was absolutely certain. First, Edwart was most likely my soul mate, maybe. Second, there was a vampire part of him-which I assumed was wildly out of his control-that wanted me dead. And third, I unconditionally, irrevocably, impenetrably, heterogeneously, gynecologically, and disreputably wished he had kissed me. And thus Belle Goose falls in love with the mysterious and sparkly Edwart Mullen in the Harvard Lampoon's hilarious send-up of Twilight. Pale and klutzy, Belle arrives in Switchblade, Oregon looking for adventure, or at least an undead classmate. She soon discovers Edwart, a super-hot computer nerd with zero interest in girls. After witnessing a number of strange events-Edwart leaves his tater tots untouched at lunch! Edwart saves her from a flying snowball!-Belle has a dramatic revelation: Edwart is a vampire. But how can she convince Edwart to bite her and transform her into his eternal bride, especially when he seems to find girls so repulsive? Complete with romance, danger, insufficient parental guardianship, creepy stalker-like behavior, and a vampire prom, Nightlight is the uproarious tale of a vampire-obsessed girl, looking for love in all the wrong places.
Malaclypse The Younger - Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst - Principia Discordia
One of the great books of our time, Principia Discordia is the official bible of the most relevant religion ever conceived, Discordianism. This legendary underground classic contains absolutely everything worth knowing about absolutely anything, including The Law of Fives, The Gospel According to Fred, The Five Apostles of Eris and The Book of Uterus. Discordianism is the religion for these screwed-up times, and Principia Discordia reveals it here for your enlightenment, confusion and entertainment.
Tim Manley - Alice in Tumblr-Land And Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation
Disney meets Lena Dunham in this illustrated humor book featuring your favorite fairy-tale characters dating and finding their way in 21st-century America The Ugly Duckling still feels gross compared to everyone else, but now she’s got Instagram, and there’s this one filter that makes her look awesome. Cinderella swaps her glass slippers for Crocs. The Tortoise and the Hare Facebook stalk each other. Goldilocks goes gluten free. And Peter Pan finally has to grow up and get a job, or at least start paying rent. Here are more than one hundred fairy tales, illustrated and re-imagined for today. Instead of fairy godmothers, there’s Siri. And rather than big bad wolves, there are creepy dudes on OkCupid. In our brave new world of social networking, YouTube, and texting, fairy tales can once again lead us to “happily ever after”—and have us laughing all the way.
Henry N. Beard - Douglas C. Kenney - Bored of the Rings
The classic parody of The Lord of the Rings is back! With a brand-new “boreword” by Henry Beard. It’s up to Boggie Frito Bugger and his band of misfits—including inept wizard Goodgulf Grayteeth, halfwit Spam Gangree, twins Moxie and Pepsi, and Arrowroot of Arrowshirt—to carry the Great Ring to Fordor and cast it into the Zazu Pits. Can they avoid death by hickey tree and escape the dread ballhog? Can the fellowship overcome the narcs and Nozdruls hounding their every move and save Lower Middle Earth once and for all? Yes, of course—this isn’t Hamlet, you know.
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.