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Some Rumor of Strange Adventures By M-A Berthier
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A young rogue resolves to reinvent himself. Through hard work and perseverance, he attains the ability to pass for a respectable member of the bourgeoisie, to ape their mannerisms, and simulate their... More > enthusiasms. Thus equipped, he enters a respected university. His enjoyment of his new academic milieu — the material comforts, the feminine company — is immense, but as he becomes integrated into their social structures, he begins to discern the deviousness and dishonesty of the mandarins who compose this privileged group. The discovery leads him through a maze of deception, right wing philosophy, seduction, and violence. Internally at war with the malevolence that surrounds him, his choices are few: he can rely on the tools of his life of respectability — or he can fall back on the skills that he attained and perfected in his previous existence.< Less
Why I bought Belcher’s Man’s Guide to SEXUAL HEALTH for a friend By Thomas Lawrence
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“It is in an unrelated incident years before that Why I bought Belcher’s…has its root: at a wedding. My daughter was attending her girlfriend’s father’s wedding to a... More > physically pretty woman: but with an alcohol problem. During the partying the bride, very drunk according to my daughter, produced a loaded pistol which, brandishing, she threatened to use against her guests. This was before even Columbine High, before the series of gun-related massacres that followed and made me aware that the United States had a very real problem. “But how I tied a wedding gone horribly wrong to a series of gun-related massacres, and both to such a great novel as Don Quixote I still do not know: except that unconsciously I must have. “Consider the similarities between Cervantes’ great novel and my more modest effort. Don Quixote is driven to madness by over-indulgence in the romance novels of his day.< Less
Why I Bought Belcher’s Man’s Guide to Sexual Health for a Friend By Thomas Lawrence
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“It is in an unrelated incident years before that Why I bought Belcher’s…has its root: at a wedding. My daughter was attending her girlfriend’s father’s wedding to a... More > physically pretty woman: but with an alcohol problem. During the partying the bride, very drunk according to my daughter, produced a loaded pistol which, brandishing, she threatened to use against her guests. This was before even Columbine High, before the series of gun-related massacres that followed and made me aware that the United States had a very real problem. “But how I tied a wedding gone horribly wrong to a series of gun-related massacres, and both to such a great novel as Don Quixote I still do not know: except that unconsciously I must have. “Consider the similarities between Cervantes’ great novel and my more modest effort. Don Quixote is driven to madness by over-indulgence in the romance novels of his day.< Less
the Zany Time Travels of Warble McGorkle By Blackbird Crow Raven
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Warble McGorkle and his entourage travel back in time to alter history. Their meddling in Revolutionary Times, at Custer's Last Stand, the Alamo, Woodstock, as well as a detour to 1st century... More > Jerusalem to kidnap Jesus--or Judas--leads to catastrophic consequences for those living in modern times. Among the things Warble and his gang perpetrate are: 1. The origin of Preemptive Strikes (umpires calling strikes before the ball is thrown) 2. George Washington being banished to England for inventing the peanut (and thus being responsible for "Peanut Envy") 3. Changing song lyrics and altering drugs at Woodstock to change the politics and personalities of the hippies there 4. "Helping out" at the Alamo, so that it's the Mexicans who ultimately get "saddled" with Texas. These are just a few of the hilarious shenanigans that culminate in a climactic scene as the protagonists return to the present and see what their changes have wrought.< Less
the Zany Time Travels of Warble McGorkle By Blackbird Crow Raven
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Warble McGorkle and his entourage travel back in time to alter history. Their meddling in Revolutionary Times, at Custer's Last Stand, the Alamo, Woodstock, as well as a detour to 1st century... More > Jerusalem to kidnap Jesus--or Judas--leads to catastrophic consequences for those living in modern times. Among the things Warble and his gang perpetrate are: 1. The origin of Preemptive Strikes (umpires calling strikes before the ball is thrown) 2. George Washington being banished to England for inventing the peanut (and thus being responsible for "Peanut Envy") 3. Changing song lyrics and altering drugs at Woodstock to change the politics and personalities of the hippies there 4. "Helping out" at the Alamo, so that it's the Mexicans who ultimately get "saddled" with Texas. These are just a few of the hilarious shenanigans that culminate in a climactic scene as the protagonists return to the present and see what their changes have wrought.< Less
Kim: Illustrated By Rudyard Kipling
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Kim is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author Rudyard Kipling. Set in India, just after the Second Afghan War, which ended in 1881, the story of Kim unravels against the backdrop of the... More > British/Russian political conflict, known as the Great Game, which took place in Central Asia. The story follows a young boy named Kim who is the orphan son of an Irish soldier and poor white woman who have both died in poverty. Although Kim is white, he is seen as any other young Indian boy and spends his days begging and running small errands around the busy streets of Lahore. The novel is notable for its detailed portrait of the people, culture, and varied religions of India. "The book presents a vivid picture of India, its teeming populations, religions, and superstitions, and the life of the bazaars and the road." The Modern Library ranked Kim #78 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century, and in 2003 the book was listed on BBC The Big Read poll of "best-loved novel."< Less
Greatest Works of Sir Walter Scott: Waverley, Guy Mannering, The Antiquary, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, Kenilworth, The Fortunes of Nigel, Peveril of the Peak, Quentin Durward, Redgauntlet & Tales of the Crusaders By Sir Walter Scott
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Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) was a Scottish novelist, acclaimed as the inventor of the genre of the modern historical novel. He tried his hand at documenting his researches into the oral... More > tradition of the Scottish Borders in prose fiction as a mimetic vehicle for portraying historical events, and published his first novel, Waverley, anonymously. There followed a succession of novels over the next years, each with a historical setting, rehabilitating the public perception of the ancient culture of the Scottish Highlands. Mindful of his reputation as a poet, Scott maintained the anonymity publishing under the name "Author of Waverley". This collection, contains his best works, in their original editions: Waverley, Guy Mannering, The Antiquary, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, Kenilworth, The Fortunes of Nigel, Peveril of the Peak, Quentin Durward, Redgauntlet & Tales of the Crusaders.< Less
Aaron's Rod By Robert Alexander Wason
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: David Herbert Richards Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2... More > March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawrence. His collected works, among other things, represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, some of the issues Lawrence explores are emotional health, vitality, spontaneity and instinct.Lawrence's opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile which he called his "savage pilgrimage". At the time of his death, his public reputation was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._H._Lawrence< Less
Aaron's Rod By D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: David Herbert Richards Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2... More > March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawrence. His collected works, among other things, represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, some of the issues Lawrence explores are emotional health, vitality, spontaneity and instinct.Lawrence's opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile which he called his "savage pilgrimage". At the time of his death, his public reputation was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._H._Lawrence< Less
Bally Sagoo Wid a U By RS Mann
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“Why did Bally tell Vinod that he could book Bally Sagoo for his club, Why did Vinod believe him, Why is Bally hiding in the under stairs cupboard with a girl young enough to be his daughter... More > whilst I’m facing some spittle flecked vaguely psychopathic goon. OK so the last question is superfluous, But one more thing.... who is Desi Dave?” Bally Sagoo wid a u is a comedy of mistaken identity, missed opportunity and misunderstandings. Set amidst a grey post industrial landscape tattooed with colourful characters in lieu of beauty, and studded with gems of dubious wisdom and defiant humour that catch the light that still sparkles from the eyes of the main protagonists. It’s a high octane, expletive driven, drug fuelled and politically incorrect but warm hearted picaresque with memorable and unique characters.< Less