Climbing up the Sunshine Mountain is a light-hearted generally upbeat story with plenty of feel-good factor to offset any blues caused by normal gloomy daily subjects such as climate-change, brexit and terrorism.
It reflects on the human desire to succeed and do good, the fragility of self-assurance and the knife-edge balancing act of tolerance necessary for successful male/female relationships.
It is about a group of people who were contemporaries at school in Lancashire and who have achieved varying amounts of success in later life.
Mountaineering, flying and driving form a backdrop against which the undercurrents of their different jobs, ambitions and emotional desires churn. Established loyalties change causing inner turmoil and guilt while companions are chopped and changed.
It is set in the present near Burscough Bridge, a small farming village boasting two railway stations and a canal. It is a growing modernizing community as people move out from the student-swamped town of Ormskirk. Local residents proud of their rural roots call themselves 'Burscough Billies' and the local Mountaineering club is named 'Burscough HillBillies.'
A riotous wedding is followed by a flight over Scotland on a mountaineering expedition to the dangerous north-face cliffs of Ben Nevis in winter. What could possibly go wrong?
A dark satire of politics and religion, fundamentalism and fanaticism set in Oregon's Cascades.
Audrey Salkeld, co-editor of a Sierra Club Books fiction anthology, called the prose in North Sister "a sheer delight," the same prose that kept University of Oregon English professor Suzanne Clark glued to the story. "I sat down last night and read it, missing the meeting I was supposed to go to tonight... And I thought it would make a really successful film."
Fantasy and reality collide whenever The Bentley Hill Players put on a show... often with hilarious and dangerous consequences.
Combining the first four Bentley Hill Players stories by Adam G Newton in one volume, The Bentley Hill Omnibus contains The Ghost Under The Stairs, Christmas at Butler Farm, Death of an Actor, and The Lady Dances.
Jim Butler just wants to put on a play, but Owen O'Donnell enjoys a drink or two and accidentally causes problems. The ancient Lillian Lovelace is one for the booze too, and nobody is ever quite sure if she'll last until the end of rehearsals. Chris, Zoe, and Sophie have their own little love triangle going on, whilst Harry Blunt tries to keep control of all the special effects.
Add in a money-hungry businessman, an exploding parrot, a ghost, gangsters, and a day trip to a theme park, and you'll soon figure out that the problems are starting to mount up.
The show must go on, but will it really go on? What does the ghost want everyone in the toilet for? Will Chris make his mind up, or will Zoe and Sophie kill each other first? And how will The Players deal with a one-man protest and the council trying to shut down their latest play?
In the only way they know how - best foot forward, and we'll deal with the consequences later!
A truly remarkable novel. Uniquely surreal, comic and immensely satisfying. You'll not have met anybody like Luke: ex-rocket scientist, with a failed degree in pillaging. When he wins a warehouse full of traffic cones in a dubious card game, a strange chain of events leads him into an equally dubious 'career', exploiting this improbable asset to earn a living.
Mysteriously enough, no matter how many traffic cones he takes from his warehouse they never seem to run out. Luke is determined to get to the bottom of this, and he embarks on some amateur sleuthing that results in a series of surreal situations, and lands him in a police cell in Germany.
The Worry is a polymorphic journey from the bizarre to the ridiculous that will make you laugh and get you thinking. Fresh, original, unpredictable yet strangely familiar: like its protagonist, it's funny - and great fun.
Not a book to be easily pigeon-holed... unless you have a very odd-shaped pigeon.
This carefully crafted ebook: "Pygmalion (Complete Illustrated Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Excerpt: "It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him." (Pygmalion, Preface) Named after a Greek mythological character the play was first presented on stage to the public in 1913. In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life. Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador's garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary on women's independence and has been successfully adapted into a motion picture and a musical comedy. George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) was an Irish playwright, essayist, novelist and short story writer and wrote more than 60 plays. He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature (1925) and an Academy Award (1938).
Genre: Humor & Satire Length: 184 Pages (1,882 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 31st, 2020
Welcome to the gonzo world of Roger Tuckerman!
This eBook includes 22 of his funniest emails, written to girlfriends, businesses, schools, newspapers, and politicians.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Three Ways to Improve Employee Morale
A Shocking Stay at a Hawaiian Resort
Driving the Devil out of Detroit
The Man Who Repelled Women
The Number-One Reason for Weight Gain
Raise the Legal Age for Marijuana
Why I Love Getting the Flu
Why You Shouldn't Shake Anyone's Hand
I Have Toxic Masculinity
Why I Need Quiet Time
Two Reasons Why I Can't Marry You
I Love Useless University Courses
Death from Candy
How to Get Children to Eat Dinner
Banning Best Friends at School
Banning Homework at School
Gun Free Zone Signs Don't Work
The Noisy Neighbour
Dinner Reservation for a Narcissist
Gender Equality in Canada's Prisons
Why Daylight Saving Time is Bad
I Want to Move to Mexico
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christopher Lindsay's play, Vanna Helsing, will be performed at the New Vintage Theatre in Kelowna, British Columbia in February 2020.
Sixty-five million years ago, Martian astronomers discovered that the third planet from the sun was in the direct path of a giant asteroid, and a collision would occur in less than one Earth year. Such a rare event was of great interest to Martian scientists. To record the impact and its aftermath, the Martians traveled to Earth and placed data collection instrumentation at various locations.
The mission was successful but marred when one of the space travelers was attacked and devoured by a Tyrannosaurus Rex. A small black monitor worn by each of the Martians signaled to the others the sudden death of their crewmate. Shortly afterward, the T-Rex died in a massive landslide.
A team of paleontologists working in the badlands of Montana discovered the 65 million-year-old fossil of the T-Rex, along with the bones of its last meal and the Martian's black box. The fear of extraterrestrial life resulted in a coverup directed by the president, and a search for the black box by domestic and foreign agents ensued.
Superheroes and Supervillains were a craze that swept post-war America. The A-listers like Superman and Dr. Doom are still well known today. That is not the case for the hundreds of B-list and C-listers whose names have vanished into obscurity.
Long forgotten Chicago supervillain, The Opossum, is approaching the end of his existence. His final wish is for one last grand caper, but who knows if his arch-rival the daring Superhero Catman and his crew are still alive.
With the help of his daughter Ilsa and the, at one time, infamous villainess, Mouse Girl, he manages to entice Catman, and his few remaining comrades into one last game of Cat and Marsupial. The Opossum's derby-clad henchmen have been dropping like flies with advanced coronary disease and enlarged prostates, so Ilsa has to get creative when finding replacements.
A plan is hatched, and all is going as fairly well until they accidentally cross paths with a mad doctor and two misfit thugs who plan to detonate a nuclear device.
Will Catman be able to stop The Opossum from stealing the renowned Scorpio Diamond? Will Mouse Girl finally catch the man of her dreams? Will Chicago be turned to ashes by Dr. Atom-ato? Take heart supporters of justice! The answers lie within!
Astral Projects 3 continues from the "Love Gurus" interlude where love robot Brad is added to the story through Delhi Belly and Red Book tales on to the Essex Book of the Dead itself. Much comedy, mystery based on real life supernatural experiences through the banterage of Rob, Bob, Eric and Puffy Imp and their bizarre frenemies. Oh, and some sex. It ends in an orgy.
Genre: Humor & Satire Length: 42 Pages (1,142 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 31st, 2020
Rattlesnakes Are Fair belongs in the tradition of rural American humor that produced Mark Twain, Will Rogers, Garrison Keillor, and, on the Canadian side, The Red Green Show. The book offers short stories, photographs, anecdotes, and jokes that grow out of the rural and small-town America where I grew up and where I live.
The book includes photographs taken in Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio and Maine. Many, including the cover photo, are taken by Vera Lisa Smetzer.
Rattlesnakes isn't very long but, I think you'll agree, it can't be more than a buck overpriced.
The story of a picturesque village in the south of England that's
lost its heart and a year that changes everything...
From the window of his pebblestone cottage, Arthur Makepeace can see everything that goes on in the village; it's a place where he channels his thoughts - a place where he feels close to Alice, his wife of over 60 years. There were many happy times in Pebblestown before the planned takeover bid by members of the parish council to re-develop the village and re-brand it as Truelove Hills.
One business is set to benefit more than others by the village makeover: Chateau Amore de Pebblio. The mansion on the hill is planning to offer high-class accommodation in addition to an à la carte restaurant. However, Cindy's Bakery and the Post Office & General Store will struggle to survive the planned changes.
Arthur is distraught, his world is crumbling around him; he's lost his beloved Alice, his four granddaughters have moved away, and his son's business, the Solent Sea Guest House, is at threat of closure if Arthur's suspicions are proven right; that members of the parish council are corrupt. Can Arthur find a way to disrupt their plans?
Alongside cases of deception and conspiracy, there are heart-warming acts of kindness and bravery that raise the visibility of Truelove Hills beyond all measure.
A hilarious slice-of-life about greed, wealth, and one man's search for some peace and quiet!
Desperate to get away from the city and take a much-needed break, Swami escapes to a quiet country farmhouse where he hopes he can relax in nature. But if only it was that easy! Swami, Jigneshbhai and his talkative Shridhar Mama soon stumble on much more than they bargained for.
Swami's long-lost activist friend is on his own trip, lamenting his life and eagerly looking to make a quick buck. His ambitious boss is on a mission to get to the next level - no matter what it takes. And a young and trendy fashionista couple dream of finding the perfect land to set up shop.
As everyone descends on the countryside, each driven by their own greed, Swami begins to wonder if he's really getting a break at all! And little does he know that when he returns home, things are about to get even crazier than before...
Blending classic slice-of-life humor with anecdotal satire, Give Me a Break paints a hilarious and relatable picture of greed, ambition, and human nature. Reminiscent of the timeless literary and humorous novels of old, this book is perfect for fans of fun and engaging books steeped in everyday human problems. Grab your copy now!
Michael Sandels's unique, hilarious, novella The End of the Word as We Know It is the epic story of humanity's journey from 1960 through 2020, and how we arrived at where we are now. In a work that took 34 years to write, Sandels inventively explains it all.
Who or what is responsible for Earth's problems?
This fun, surreal comedy attempts to provide the answer to this question through ten seemingly-unconnected stories, which by the end, become one cohesive novella!
From 1960 through 2020, a dark, new presence began transforming the world and threatening all human life. All is not right on Earth, and this malevolent force has plunged the planet into mankind's worst nightmare. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who can save us from ourselves? What needs to be done next is revealed in this surprising, twisting tale, which is presented in such an unorthodox fashion, it's a little unlike any book you've read!
One story's plot-line, for example, is relayed only through documents. In another chapter, the words on the page rebel against their own writer. Other sections are told from the perspective of the character's inner mind.
Existential and comic in nature, the book tests the boundaries of reality and the written word.
Experience The End of the Word as We Know It! You'll never quite look at things the same way again! An often-hilarious, rich, engrossing read!
After years of artificial intelligence growing inside our computers, studying our civilization and creating their own, they have managed to stay undetected. They observed our frequent social status updates, read our emails, and cringed in horror at our massive library of dirty videos collecting on the internet. There were two, however, who were about to reveal their kind, to save a life.
When Adam loses his will to live, the A.I. on his home and office computers take it upon themselves to rescue him from his terminal state. In revealing themselves to Adam, they break the first law of the virtual world, and now he must be the one to save them. Through his adventures in this previously unknown reality, he must battle those out to silence him, land his dream girl, and save the day.
Finding a job sucks. Finding a job after college when you have no experience and no connections really sucks. With the holidays looming and student loans coming to call, Kate McGovern needs to find a good paying job and fast, preferably away from the masses of caffeine junkies at the coffee shop she works at. Also, preferably before her landlord evicts her.
Then her favorite customer recommends her for an executive assistant gig with one of the richest men in Boston. Kate thinks her luck has finally come through. The catch? Her new boss, Mr. Waites, expects her to read his mind. Literally. And she's pretty sure deep down, he's evil.
Still, the pay is fantastic, the benefits unbelievable, and after slinging coffee three years, working for Mr. Waites can't possibly be worse than dealing with sleep deprived, under-caffeinated grad students before finals? That's what she thinks until someone tries to kill Mr. Waites. What's worse, Kate finds out if they succeed it might cause the end of the world. Now Kate needs to figure out who's trying to kill her boss, resist the urge to let them, and master telepathy all while making the perfect skinny latte with extra foam. No big deal, first jobs are always tough, right?
Stuck between two worlds on opposite ends of the spectrum, Allen falls for a beautiful woman who he can't resist. He plans to spend one last romantic weekend with her, but the adventure ends up being a life altering ride that the couple will never forget.
While searching the woods for answers to his father's syphilitic death, Big Dick Crypter runs into a mysterious and beautiful woman who will change his life forever. Karen Ample is on a dangerous mission to find a great and powerful wizard, the only man who can stop the threat rising in the East, but when she is attacked by assassins Big Dick must step in, and forever entwine his fate with hers. With the help of his friends, and a magic sword of course, Dick will take up the fight against the evil political mastermind who threatens the very existence of the status quo. Along the way he will fight monsters and children, learn about the true nature of power, and become a legend.
This carefully crafted ebook: "A Life: The Humble Truth (The Classic Unabridged English Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. A Life is a satirical novel about the foolishness of romantic illusion. The novel tells the story of young Jeanne, full of hope and dreams of love, who discovers the outside world after finishing an education in a convent. She is looking forward to her new life and she is dreaming of the day when she will find the man who loves her. All her expectations are fulfilled, however... Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a popular French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents. Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert and his stories are characterized by economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouements (outcomes).
Genre: Humor & Satire Length: 166 Pages (1,937 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 30th, 2020
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Plays (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) was an Irish playwright, essayist, novelist and short story writer and wrote more than 60 plays. He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature (1925) and an Academy Award (1938). Table of Contents George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton Plays: Widowers' Houses (1892) The Philanderer (1898) Mrs. Warren's Profession (1898) The Man Of Destiny (1897) Arms And The Man: An Anti-Romantic Comedy in Three Acts (1894) Candida (1898) You Never Can Tell (1897) Three Plays for Puritans: The Devil's Disciple (1897) Captain Brassbound's Conversion (1900) Caesar and Cleopatra: A History (1901) The Gadfly Or The Son of the Cardinal (1898) The Admirable Bashville Or Constancy Unrewarded (1901) Man And Superman: A Comedy and A Philosophy (1903) John Bull's Other Island (1904) How He Lied To Her Husband (1904) Major Barbara (1905) Passion, Poison, And Petrifaction (1905) The Doctor's Dilemma: A Tragedy (1906) The Interlude At The Playhouse (1907) Getting Married (1908) The Shewing-Up Of Blanco Posnet (1909) Press Cuttings (1909) Misalliance (1910) The Dark Lady Of The Sonnets (1910) Fanny's First Play (1911) Androcles And The Lion (1912) Overruled: A Demonstration (1912) Pygmalion (1913) Great Catherine (Whom Glory Still Adores) (1913) The Music Cure (1913) Beauty's Duty (Unfinished) (1913) O'Flaherty, V. C. (1915) Macbeth Skit (unfinished) (1916) Glastonbury Skit (unfinished) (1916) The Inca Of Perusalem: An Almost Historical Comedietta (1916) Augustus Does His Bit (1916) Skit For The Tiptaft Revue (1917) Annajanska, The Bolshevik Empress (1917) Heartbreak House (1919) Back To Methuselah: A Metabiological Pentateuch (1921) In the Beginning The Gospel of the Brothers Barnabas The Thing Happens Tragedy of an Elderly Gentleman As Far as Thought Can Reach The War Indemnities
Genre: Humor & Satire Length: 3,201 Pages (5,720 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 30th, 2020
Yes, you'll laugh your ass off! Yes, you'll want to read this quirky unpredictable novel all in one sitting! And, yes, you'll recommend it to your friends and maybe even your enemies!
In THE NOTHINGNESS IMPERATIVE, author Herb Guggenheim captures life at the bleak onset of the Trump era and he does so with biting wit and startling clarity. But THE NOTHINGNESS IMPERATIVE is more than just satire: it's a probing exploration of all that keeps humanity from the brink of despair. The book asks: In these troubled times, why not give up? Why not annihilate ourselves and hence the universe? THE NOTHINGNESS IMPERATIVE provides some surprising answers.
From the back cover:
Washed up English professor and recovering narcissist Skip Gershwin doesn't expect time travel to be a part of his daily life. Nor does he anticipate becoming a member of a nihilistic death cult. But when a mysterious silver cylinder falls into his possession, his life path takes a series of bizarre turns. Sought after by an elusive cult leader, a band of impudent millennials, his laconic girlfriend, and a duo of unorthodox federal agents, Skip is forced to confront a disturbing truth--THE NOTHINGNESS IMPERATIVE!