Douglas Adams - Mostly Harmless
Arthur Dent hasn't had a day as bad as this since the Earth was blown up. Depressed and alone, Arthur settles on the small planet Lamuella and becomes a sandwich maker. Looking forward to a quiet life, his plans are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter.
Douglas Adams - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
When all questions of space, time, matter and the nature of being have been resolved, only one question remains - 'Where shall we have dinner?' _The Restaurant at the End of the Universe_ provides the ultimate gastronomic experience, and for once there is no morning after to worry about.
Anthony Burgess - A Dead Man in Deptford
Set in Elizabethan England, Burgess's first novel for four years centres on the life of Christopher Marlowe, who was killed in suspicious circumstances in a tavern brawl in Deptford 400 years ago. It portrays a theatre genius riven by sexual and political conflicts.
Csalog Zsolt - M. Lajos, 42 éves / Lajos M., aged 42
Csalog először a hősének a munkahelyéről való elbocsátásáról ír (négy pokrócot tulajdonított el), majd megemlíti, hogy ismeretségük korábbi keletű. Az író úgy fogalmaz: "42 éves volt, amikor élményeit elmesélte, s amikor történetét első változatban megírtam". A Csalog műveiből ismert technika szerint a "hős" monológja ez is, a szerző leleménye ismét a narrátor kiválasztásában, beszéltetésében és a minden beépített kommentár nélküli jellemábrázolásban áll. A Don-kanyarnál hadifogságba esettek egyikéről kapunk portrét, akit tizenhárom évre Szibériai lágerbe küldenek. Hetvenüket fogták el, és hárman jutottak el Szibériáig; a táborban tizenhatezren voltak, "abbul maradt háromszáz". Életformájukat a "kátorzsnaja rabóta" határozta meg, éhezés és agyondolgoztatás. Rémes, megdöbbentő tényeket sorol fel a narrátor: "Emberhúsevés, az előfordult". "Embert én is ettem" - a visszaélő szakácsot megfőzik egy hatalmas kondérban és megeszik. Előfordulnak erőszakolási jelenetek és más atrocitások ábrázolásai is. Tizenhárom évet töltött Szibériában M. Lajos, itthon is büntették gyanakvásból, előítéletből. A végszó a tragikus élet végén jelentkező rezignált idillé: "semmire se panaszkodok. Mer legalább itthon vagyok..." A szöveg, főleg szókincse, a nyerseségig durva, de (talán éppen emiatt) megrázó és fölrázó. - Nemcsak politikai - irodalmi szenzáció is, a legdöbbenetesebb lágertörténetek egyike.
Graham Chapman - John Cleese - Terry Gilliam - Eric Idle - Terry Jones - Michael Palin - Monty Python Repülő Cirkusza I-II.
Monty Python Repülő Cirkuszának teljes, Galla által magyarosított szövegkönyve. Többek között megtalálható benne a méltánytalanul elfeledett német barokk zeneszerzővel, az ulmi Johann Gambolputty-de-von-Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crass-cren-bon-fried-digger-dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle-burstein-von- knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty- spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-spelter-wasser-kurstlich-himble- eisenbahnwagen-guten-abend-bitte-ein-nürnburger-bratwürstel-gespurten-mitz-weimache-luber-hundsfut-gumeraber-schönendanker-kalbsfleisch-mittleraucher-von-Hautkopft utolsó élő rokonával, az ulmi Karl Gambolputty-de-von-Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crass-cren-bon-fried-digger-dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle-burstein-von- knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty- spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-spelter-wasser-kurstlich-himble- eisenbahnwagen-guten-abend-bitte-ein-nürnburger-bratwürstel-gespurten-mitz-weimache-luber-hundsfut-gumeraber-schönendanker-kalbsfleisch-mittleraucher-von-Hautkopfttal készült interjú is.
Bill Jones - Andrew Gray - Dennis Kavanagh - Michael Moran - Philip Norton - Anthony Seldon - Politics UK
Like the first, this edition covers the core features of A level and first-year university syllabuses - the constitution, parliament, prime minister and departments, voting, parties, the media, pressure groups and local government, in the wider context of British political life. All chapters have been thoroughly revised and new chapters on the management of government services, environmental policy, the EC and the politics of law and order have been added. This edition also has more material on social inequality, elections and voting behaviour, quasi-government and the European dimension of British politics. Concluding comments have also been updated where relevant to cover contemporary issues such as trial by jury for the judiciary and public order.
David Lodge - Nice Work
Vic Wilcox a self-made man and managing director of an engineering firm, has little regard for academics, and even less for feminists. So when Robyn Penrose, a trendy leftist teacher, is assigned to "shadow" Vic under a government program created to foster mutual understanding between town and gown, the hilarious collision of lifestyles and ideologies that ensues seems unlikely to foster anything besides mutual antipathy. But in the course of a bumpy year, both parties make some surprising discoveries about each other's world's - and about themselves.
P. G. Wodehouse - The Code of the Woosters
A Jeeves and Wooster novel When Bertie Wooster goes to Totleigh Towers to pour oil on the troubled waters of a lovers' breach between Madeline Bassett and Gussie Fink-Nottle, he isn't expecting to see Aunt Dahlia there -- nor to be instructed by her to steal some silver. But purloining the antique cow creamer from under the baleful nose of Sir Watkyn Bassett is the least of Bertie's tasks. He has to restore true love to both Madeline and Gussie and to the Revd Stinker Pinker and Stiffy Byng -- and confound the insane ambitions of would-be Dictator Roderick Spode and his Black Shorts. It's a situation that only Jeeves can unravel...
P. G. Wodehouse - Jeeves in the Offing
This is a Jeeves and Wooster novel. Jeeves is on holiday in Herne Bay, and while he's away the world caves in on Bertie Wooster. For a start, he's astonished to read in "The Times" of his engagement to the mercurial Bobbie Wickham. Then at Brinkley Court, his Aunt Dahlia's establishment, he finds his awful former head master in attendance ready to award the prizes at Market Snodsbury Grammar School. And finally the Brinkley butler turns out for reasons of his own to be Bertie's nemesis in disguise, the brain surgeon Sir Roderick Glossop. With all occasions informing against him, Bertie has to hightail it to Herne Bay to liberate Jeeves from his shrimping net. And after that, the fun really starts.
P. G. Wodehouse - The Small Bachelor
For George Finch, one of nature 19s white mice and probably the worst artist ever to put brush to canvas, there are many obstacles to marriage 14 the greatest being his beloved Molly 19s fearsome stepmother, Mrs. Waddington, who has her eye on an eligible English lord for a son-in-law.
P. G. Wodehouse - Ring for Jeeves
The only Jeeves story in which Bertie Wooster makes no appearance, involves Jeeves on secondment as butler and general factotum to William Belfry, ninth Earl of Rowcester (pronounced Roaster). Despite his impressive title, Bill Belfry is broke, which may explain why he and Jeeves have been working as Silver Ring bookies, disguised in false moustaches and loud check suits. All goes well until the terrifying Captain Brabazon-Biggar, big-game hunter, two-fisted he-man and saloon-bar bore, lays successful bets on two outsiders, leaving the would-be bookies three thousand pounds down and on the run from their creditor. Ring For Jeeves is the story of their misadventures as they attempt to evade the incandescent Captain, combined with Bill's attempt to sell his crumbling mansion to rich American widow, Rosalinda Spottsworth - who just happens to be Brabazon-Biggar's former flame...
Elizabeth Gaskell - The Life of Charlotte Brontë
Elizabeth Gaskell's _The Life of Charlotte Brontë_ (1857) is a pioneering biography of one great Victorian woman novelist by another. Gaskell was a friend of Brontë, and, having been invited to write the official life, determined both to tell the truth and to honour her friend. She contacted those who had known Charlotte and travelled extensively in England and Belgium to gather material. She wrote from a vivid accumulation of letters, interviews, and observation, establishing the details of Charlotte's life and recreating her background. Through an often difficult and demanding process, Gaskell created a vital sense of a life hidden from the world.
Graham Chapman - Egy hazug ember önéletrajza VI. kötet
Ez a könyv egy csillogó, sok sztárt felvonultató aranybánya. Íme végre, a világon elsőként egy szerző, aki rezzenéstelenül, őszintén és mindenfajta szégyenérzet nélkül feltárja az összes, szó szerint az összes részletet minden idők leghíresebb, leggazdagabb és legkegyetlenebb embereinek életéről és szerelmeiről! Minden egyes gúnyos szótag csak úgy lüktet! A könyv lerántja a leplet a szennyes klikkekről. Olvasása közben lépten-nyomon pikáns részletekbe, testi vágyakba, hataloméhes nemzetközi iparmágnásokba, gyönyörű vetkőző férfiakba és nőkbe, sokmillió dolláros számítógépes csalásokba és drogba botlunk. Ebben a könyvben lényegében mindenről megtalálhatók a megdöbbentő tények!
Michael Feeney Callan - Robert Redford - The Biography
Among the most widely admired Hollywood stars of his generation, Redford has appeared onstage and on-screen, in front of and behind the camera, earning Academy, Golden Globe, and a multitude of other awards and nominations for acting, directing, and producing, and for his contributions to the arts. His Sundance Film Festival transformed the world of filmmaking; his films defined a generation. America has come to know him as the Sundance Kid, Bob Woodward, Johnny Hooker, Jay Gatsby, and Roy Hobbs. But only now, with this revelatory biography, do we see the surprising and complex man beneath the Hollywood façade. From Redford’s personal papers—journals, script notes, correspondence—and hundreds of hours of taped interviews, Michael Feeney Callan brings the legendary star into focus. Here is his scattered family background and restless childhood, his rocky start in acting, the death of his son, his star-making relationship with director Sydney Pollack, the creation of Sundance, his political activism, his artistic successes and failures, his friendships and romances. This is a candid, surprising portrait of a man whose iconic roles on-screen (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President’s Men, The Natural) and directorial brilliance (Ordinary People, Quiz Show) have both defined and obscured one of the most celebrated, and, until now, least understood, public figures of our time.
Jesse Ventura - I Ain't Got Time To Bleed
When he left the navy SEALs to become a pro-wrestler, the fans knew him as Jesse, the Body. When he hosted his hard-hitting KFAN radio talk show, he became Jesse, the Mouth. And now that this body-slamming, straight-talking, charismatic hero is masterminding Minnesota's gubernational decisions, you'd better start calling him Jesse, the Mind. In I Ain't Got Time To Bleed, Jesse Ventura reveals the secret of his landslide electoral success--with record voter turnout--and maps his innovative strategies for pioneering a new era in American government. In his own inimitable words, he takes on bloated government, career politicians, and apathetic voters, and tells the wildly colorful story of his days as a navy SEAL, his nights in the pro-wrestling ring, and his experiences on radio and in films. I Ain't Got Time to Bleed is Rocky meets Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, an audiobook that will challange listeners' ideas of traditional government as it introduces them to one of American politics' most ferocious new heroes.
William Boyd - The New Confessions
The New Confessions is equal parts Laurence Sterne, Charles Dickens, Robertson Davies and Saul Bellow, with a wry 1980s touch that is pure Boyd.The New Confessions is the outrageous, extraordinary, hilarious and heartbreaking autobiography of John James Todd, Scotsman born in 1899 and one of the great self-appointed (and failed) geniuses of the twentieth century.The New Confessions takes us from Todd's boyhood in Scotland to the trenches of World War I, to his fretful progress as film maker in the Weimar Republic, to deportation and exile in Mexico and the Allied invasion of St. Tropez, and finally to dark Hollywood days, and the obscurity of the blacklist, during the McCarthy era.The New Confessions is told from the questionable vantage point of not-so-serene old age and self-imposed exile in Mediterranean. Charming and exasperating, shrewd and foolish, vain and disarmingly candid, Todd lets us in on the secrets of his chaotic and beguiling life.The New Confessions is one man's astonishing march through chaos and adventure of three quarters of a century.
P. G. Wodehouse - Leave it to Psmith
Lady Constance Keeble, sister of Lord Emsworth of Blandings Castle, has both an imperious manner and a valuable diamond necklace. The precarious peace of Blandings is shattered when her necklace becomes the object of dark plottings, for within the castle lurk some well-connected jewel thieves - among them the Honourable Freddie Threepwood, Lord Emsworth's younger son, who wants the reward money to set up a bookmaking business. Psmith, the elegant socialist, is also after it for his newly married chum Mike. And on patrol with the impossible task of bringing management to Blandings is the Efficient Baxter, whose strivings for order lead to a memorable encounter with the castle flowerpots. Will peace ever return to Blandings Castle ... ?
P. G. Wodehouse - Jeeves and Friends (Oxford Bookworms)
What on earth would Bertie Wooster do without Jeeves, his valet? Jeeves is calm, tactful, resourceful, and has the answer to every problem. Bertie, a pleasant young man but a bit short of brains, turns to Jeeves every time he gets into trouble. And Bertie is always in trouble. These six stories include the most famous of P. G. Wodehouse's memorable characters. There are three stories about Bertie and Jeeves, and three about Lord Emsworth, who, like Bertie, is often in trouble, battling with his fierce sister Lady Constance, and his even fiercer Scottish gardener, the red-bearderd Angus McAllister... (Word count 22,670)
Douglas Adams - Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
There is a long tradition of Great Detectives, and Dirk Gently does not belong to it. But his search for a missing cat uncovers a ghost, a time traveler, AND the devastating secret of humankind! Detective Gently's bill for saving the human race from extinction: NO CHARGE.