By Terry Pratchett
New York Times bestselling writer Sir Terry Pratchett makes dying a primary personality in Mort, his fourth sojourn to Discworld, the delusion cosmos the place even the angel of darkness wishes a few assistance.
When inept, yet well-intentioned Mort will get just one provide for an apprenticeship—with Death—he can’t precisely flip it down. yet Mort reveals that being Death’s right-hand guy isn’t as undesirable because it seems—until he falls again to his outdated, bumbling ways.
With greater than eighty million books offered around the world, Pratchett has solidified his position subsequent to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and Douglas Adams as one of many best satirists of all time. Mort bargains readers an not going set of heroes and a comical, but poignant examine existence throughout the lens of its antithesis.
By Pedro Lenz
An award-winning comedian novel approximately fact, lies, and storytelling, with an unforgettably unreliable narrator, translated from its cutting edge Swiss vernacular again into the Glaswegian that was once its unique inspiration
Known in basic terms as "the goalie," the novel's narrator is often taking the blame. he is simply been published from reformatory, having kept quiet during a drug bust at his neighborhood pub. The goalie is a sucker for an excellent tale, he lives and breathes them, is without end telling tales to himself and somebody who'll pay attention. He returns to his homeland broke, falling in love with Regi, a barmaid. On a visit jointly to Spain, to connect to his shady pals, Regi realizes that this obsession with storytelling has its downsides, the goalie all too able to think the yarns his so-called buddies spin. This novel is a captivating, hilarious journey during the goalie's anecdotes. Storytelling is his approach of keeping off difficulties and clash, his crowning fulfillment and tragic flaw. Regi concludes that it's not a girl the goalie wishes, yet an viewers. Pedro Lenz harnesses his significant powers as a performer and oral storyteller during this robust and unforgettable occasion of the rhythms and musicality of the spoken word.
By Terry Pratchett
Suddenly, condemned arch-swindler wet von Lipwig discovered himself with a noose round his neck and shedding via a trapdoor into ... a central authority job?
By all rights, wet could be assembly his maker instead of being provided a place as Postmaster by way of Lord Vetinari, ideal ruler of Ankh-Morpork. Getting the moribund Postal carrier up and operating back, even if, might end up an most unlikely job, what with actually mountains of decades-old undelivered mail clogging each corner and cranny of the broken-down publish place of work. Worse nonetheless, wet might swear the mail is chatting with him. Worst of all, it potential taking over the gargantuan, grasping Grand Trunk clacks verbal exchange monopoly and its bloodthirsty piratical headman. but when the daring and undoable are what is known as for, Moist's the fellow for the task -- to maneuver the mail, proceed respiring, get the woman, and particularly convey that worthy commodity that each being, human or in a different way, calls for: hope.
By Scott Meyer
The adventures of an American hacker in Medieval England proceed as Martin Banks takes his subsequent step at the trip towards learning his reality-altering powers and pleasurable his future.
A month has handed on the grounds that Martin helped to defeat the evil programmer Jimmy, and issues couldn’t be going greater. with the exception of his love lifestyles, that's. Feeling far-off and misplaced, Gwen has journeyed to Atlantis, a tolerant and benevolent nation ruled by way of the Sorceresses, and a spot identified to be a secure haven to all woman time-travelers.
Thankfully, Martin and Philip are invited to a summit in Atlantis for all the leaders of the time-traveler colonies, and now Martin thinks it will be an opportunity to aim back with Gwen. in fact, this can be Martin Banks we’re speaking approximately, so homicide, secret, and excessive intrigue all get within the means of a man who simply desires another shot to get the woman.
The follow-up to the hilarious Off to Be the Wizard, Scott Meyer’s Spell or excessive Water proves that it doesn't matter what powers you've got over the years and area, you can’t regulate rotten good fortune.
By David H. Steinberg
The debut novel from "American Pie" sequence screenwriter David H. Steinberg. it is the final weekend prior to highschool commencement, and as they arrange to move their separate methods, 4 life-long buddies spend a wild and raucous evening in ny urban that forces them to stand their worry of becoming up... and transforming into aside.
West Hartford, Connecticut. turning out to be up within the suburbs is a mind-numbingly uninteresting event for many young ones, and highschool seniors Dylan, Noah, Pike, and Walker aren't any exception. They spend their days checking out how briskly they could force at the neighborhood residential streets, bribing homeless dudes to shop for them beer, and attending crappy apartment events. So whilst Dylan proposes that they spend their final weekend of highschool in ny urban attending an underground rave, the blokes are able to make a few critical thoughts.
In long island, even though, the blokes have run-ins with a drug broker with a penchant for hearth extinguishers, a chinese language eating place proprietor with a ranking to settle, an Albanian road gang, con males, hookers, functionality artists, and a group of scorching, degenerate, wealthy ladies. Over the process one marvelous evening, their outrageous trip offers the fellows a bonding event they are going to always remember, as they research that a part of turning out to be up skill they'll need to face their futures on their own.
(Parental advisory: This booklet includes powerful language, ingesting, medicines, and sexual events, all related to teens.)
By James May
Best equipment presenter and columnist for the "Daily Telegraph" James could brings jointly one other wonderful selection of his such a lot debatable and funny writing. From stories of motoring adventures via India, Russia and Iceland, to vintage articles on crucial topics reminiscent of using songs and haunted motor vehicle parks, those gem stones from the number 1 motor vehicle gourmand will take readers on a motoring trip that might amuse and entertain in equivalent degree.
By Mary Roach
The best-selling writer of ?Stiff ?and ?Bonk? trains her substantial wit and interest at the human soul.
"What occurs after we die? Does the sunshine simply exit and that is that―the million-year nap? Or will a few a part of my character, my me-ness persist? what's going to that suppose like? what is going to I do all day? Is there a spot to plug in my lap-top?" In an try to discover, Mary Roach brings her tireless interest to endure on an array of up to date and historic soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all attempting to turn out (or disprove) that lifestyles is going on once we die.
By Evelyn Waugh
Upper-class scoundrel Basil Seal, mad, undesirable, and hazardous to grasp, creates havoc anyplace he is going, a lot to the melancholy of the 3 girls in his life-his sister, his mom, and his mistress. while Neville Chamberlain pronounces warfare on Germany, it sort of feels the suitable chance for extra motion and experience. So Basil follows the decision to palms and units forth to take pleasure in his most interesting hour-as a battle hero. Basil's instincts for self-preservation come to the fore as he insinuates himself into the Ministry of knowledge and a little-known portion of army safeguard. With Europe frozen within the "phoney war," whilst will Basil's large likelihood to struggle ultimately arrive?
By Dav Pilkey
George and Harold are not undesirable childrens. they simply prefer to "liven issues up" for everyone. regrettably, their considerate jokes occasionally get them right into a LOT of difficulty. And whilst Professor Pippy P. Poopypants turns into their new technological know-how teacher...well, George and Harold nearly reason the total planet to be taken over by way of a maniacal, mad-scientist man in a huge robotic swimsuit! Who will cease the perilous plot of Poopypants?!!? This appears like a role for Captain Underpants!
By Terry Pratchett
There's sizeable difficulty on the Unseen collage, Ankh-Morpork's lone institute of upper studying. A professor is missing—and the only one that can locate him isn't just the main inept magician the college ever produced, yet presently stranded at the unfinished down-under continent of Fourecks.
As the UU school attempts to convey him again, Rincewind is having issues of his personal, due to a pushy mystical kangaroo trickster named Scrappy and a mob of Fourecks hooligans who're out to hold him. All his difficulties will be solved if he may well simply make it rain . . . for the 1st time ever. And if the time-traveling professors can get to the best millennium . . .