La huitième couleur (Les annales du Dique-monde, Tome 1)

By Terry Pratchett

Voici le most efficient recueil compilatoire et jubilatoire des romans du Disque-monde. Il réunit les trois premiers livres mettant en scène les sorcières de Lancre, et notamment los angeles sagace et redoutable Mémé Ciredutemps, un personnage que Terry Pratchett reconnaît comme un de ses favoris. Il contient : los angeles huitième fille, 3e livre des « Annales ». Sur le Disque-monde, los angeles magie se transmet de huitième fils en huitième fils. Mais si c est une fille ? Trois s urcières, 6e livre des « Annales ». Rois, nains, bandits, démons, héritiers du trône, bouffons, trolls, usurpateurs, fantôme, histrions et plateaux tournants : Shakespeare n en aurait pas rêvé tant. Ou peut-être si ? Avec en exclusivité le ravitaillement en vol d un balai de sorcière. Mécomptes de fées, 12e livre des « Annales ». Trois sorcières en project à l étranger (beurk !). L ennemi : los angeles dictature des contes de fées. Mais n est-ce pas le merveilleux destin d une servante que d épouser un prince ? Comme celui des mères-grands de se faire dévorer par le loup ? Terry Pratchett contre Disneyland.

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The Jeeves Omnibus, Volume 3: The Mating Season; Ring for Jeeves; Very Good, Jeeves (Jeeves and Wooster)

By P. G. Wodehouse

As continuously, Bertie is ready to discover himself within the soup (or 'up to the knees in bisque') and Jeeves is poised to tug him out - really most likely after pushing him in within the first position. during this omnibus of normally hilarious brief tales and novels, Jeeves is for the 1st time shockingly hired to unravel the woes of somebody except Bertie Wooster. comprises The Mating Season, Ring for Jeeves and intensely sturdy, Jeeves...

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Thud! (Discworld )

By Terry Pratchett

Once, in a gods-forsaken hellhole known as Koom Valley, trolls and dwarfs met in bloody strive against. Centuries later, each one species nonetheless perspectives the opposite with simmering animosity. in recent times, the influential dwarf, Grag Hamcrusher, has been fomenting unrest between Ankh-Morpork's extra diminutive citizens—a risky scenario made a long way worse whilst the pint-size provocateur is stumbled on bashed to loss of life . . . with a troll membership mendacity with ease nearby.

Commander Sam Vimes of town Watch knows the significance of fixing the Hamcrusher murder instantly. (Vimes's moment most-pressing accountability, actually, subsequent to continuously being domestic at six p.m. sharp to learn Where's My Cow? to Sam, Jr.) yet multiple corpse is expecting Vimes within the eerie, summoning darkness of a labyrinthine mine community being secretly excavated underneath Ankh-Morpork's streets. And the lethal puzzle is pulling him deep into the muck and mire of superstition, hatred, and fear—and maybe all of the strategy to Koom Valley itself.

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Jokes: Philosophical Thoughts on Joking Matters

By Ted Cohen

Abe and his buddy Sol are out for a stroll jointly in part of city they have not been in prior to. Passing a Christian church, they realize a curious check in entrance that says "$1,000 to somebody who will convert." "I ask yourself what that is about," says Abe. "I imagine i will move in and take a look. i will be again in a minute; simply look ahead to me."

Sol sits at the sidewalk bench and waits patiently for almost part an hour. eventually, Abe reappears.

"Well," asks Sol, "what are they as much as? who're they attempting to convert? Why do they care? Did you get the $1,000?"

Indignantly Abe replies, "Money. that is all you humans care about."

Ted Cohen thinks that isn't a nasty shaggy dog story. yet he additionally does not imagine it truly is a simple funny story. For a listener or reader to snort at Abe's conversion, a classy set of stipulations has to be met. First, a listener has to acknowledge that Abe and Sol are Jewish names. moment, that listener needs to be accustomed to the frequent concept that Jews are extra drawn to funds than anything. and eventually, the listener must be aware of this knowledge just before the comic story, and with out someone telling her or him. Jokes, in brief, are complex transactions during which groups are solid, intimacy is on the market, and differently offensive stereotypes and cliches lose their sting—at least sometimes.

Jokes is a publication of jokes and a publication approximately them. Cohen loves a superb snicker, yet as a thinker, he's additionally attracted to how jokes paintings, why they paintings, and once they do not. The satisfaction on the finish of a comic story is the results of a fancy set of stipulations and tactics, and Cohen takes us via those stipulations in a philosophical exploration of humor. He considers questions of viewers, collection of shaggy dog story subject matters, the ethnic personality of jokes, and their morality, all with lots of examples that might make you both snort or wince.

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Machine Man (Vintage Contemporaries)

By Max Barry

Scientist Charles Neumann loses a leg in an business twist of fate. it isn't a tragedy. it really is a chance. Charlie continuously inspiration his physique will be higher. He starts to discover a couple of rules. to construct components. larger parts.

Prosthetist Lola Shanks loves an excellent synthetic limb. In Charlie, she sees a guy on his method to changing into synthetic every thing. yet others see a madman. Or a product. Or a weapon.

A tale for the age of pervasive expertise, Machine Man is a gruesomely humorous unraveling of 1 man's quest for final self-improvement.

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Side Effects

By Woody Allen

A humor vintage by way of one of many funniest writers this day, unwanted effects is a deal with for all those that be aware of his paintings and people simply studying how talented he's. incorporated listed below are such classics as REMEMBERING NEEDLEMAN, THE KUGELMASS EPISODE, a brand new sory referred to as CONFESSIONS OF A BUGLAR, and extra.

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The Lynne Truss Treasury: Columns and Three Comic Novels

By Lynne Truss

Lynne Truss debuted in the US as a guffaw-inducing grammarian, yet her British viewers has identified her for years as a seriously acclaimed novelist and columnist. Her earlier works are actually to be had stateside in a single quantity, entire with a brand new preface.

With One awful unfastened Packet of Seed, a raucous comedy of error, follows the exploits of Osborne Lonsdale, who writes a weekly column referred to as "Me and My Shed" for a floundering gardening journal. while the book is taken over via a gung-ho administration staff, Lonsdale needs to discover ways to take care of his new coworkers.

In Tennyson's Gift and Going Loco, Truss turns a fiendishly smart eye to the literary global. Tennyson's Gift is an inventive cocktail of Victorian seriousness and farce that re-imagines the area of the nineteenth-century English poet laureate, putting him in the course of eccentric corporation that comes with dodgy Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll). Going Loco includes a critic attempting to write a definitive account of the doppelgänger in gothic fiction, amidst the chaos of her household existence, together with paranoia that her cleansing girl is taking up her lifestyles.

Making the Cat Laugh is a riotous selection of columns approximately unmarried lifestyles. Truss reviews on courting, secondhand smoking, purchasing, vacation trips, and those that ask, "How's the unconventional going?" the entire whereas, she maintains an eighteen-year quest to make her cat giggle. Reportedly, the tom cat is still unimpressed.

A banquet of wit, The Lynne Truss Treasury will satisfaction fanatics of Eats, Shoots & Leaves.

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Mo' Urban Dictionary: Ridonkulous Street Slang Defined

By Aaron Peckham

I have noticeable the way forward for slang dictionaries, and its identify is urbandictionary.com. --Times (London)

* circulate over Merriam-Webster, Oxford, and American history; your model of truthiness has hit the marble ceiling.

Compiled from the wildly well known site urbandictionary.com, Mo' city Dictionary: Ridonkulous road Slang Defined contains greater than 2,000 of the newest modern slang entries.

* because the site's founding in 1999, greater than 2.5 million definitions were submitted. hundreds of thousands of latest phrases and definitions are extra every one day.

* every one alphabetized access features a notice, a definition, and a pattern sentence.

Applejacked: Having your Apple iPod stolen. Dude, at the teach final evening I completely obtained Applejacked!

bacon bit: A rent-a-cop; now not good/important adequate to be known as a pig or bacon. i presumed we would be in hassle while the 5-0 begun rollin' up, yet then i spotted it used to be simply the bacon bits--mall security.

cruiser spoon: To park police cruisers with the drivers' facets adjoining in order that the officials can speak throughout the open windows. larger decelerate, the po-po are cruiser spooning within the parking zone ahead.

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A Dirty Job: A Novel

By Christopher Moore

Charlie Asher is a beautiful common man with an ordinary existence, married to a vivid and beautiful girl who really loves him for his normalcy. they're even approximately to have their first baby. convinced, Charlie's doing okay—until humans begin losing lifeless round him, and far and wide he is going a depressing presence whispers to him from less than the streets. Charlie Asher, it kind of feels, has been recruited for a brand new place: as Death.

It's a grimy task. yet, hiya! Somebody's gotta do it.

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For Crying Out Loud! (World According to Clarkson, Volume 3)

By Jeremy Clarkson

The ebook of "The international in line with Clarkson" in 2004 introduced a multi-million-copy bestselling phenomenon. yet to no avail. Jeremy's one-man battle on crimes opposed to good judgment has now not but been received. And our hero's nonetheless scratching his head on the insanity of all of it. yet it's now not all undesirable. He's discovered a bit alongside the best way, together with: why binge ingesting is nice for you; the worst notice within the English language; the striking mystery of everlasting adolescence; the excitement and soreness of middle-aged drumming; the matter with the USA; and, tips on how to put off a seal. For an individual who's ever been pushed to ask yourself simply what's the subject with humans nowadays, "For Crying Out Loud" is the right riposte. fantastic, fearless and continually laugh-out-loud humorous, Clarkson's again and he's acquired some degree.

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