Gonzo Girl: A Novel

By Cheryl Della Pietra

The line to hell is paved with reliable intentions…and tequila, weapons, and cocaine during this “rambunctiously exciting” (Teddy Wayne) debut novel encouraged by way of the author’s time as Hunter S. Thompson’s assistant.

Alley Russo is a up to date collage grad desperately attempting to make it within the grueling international of recent York publishing, yet like such a lot of who've come ahead of her, she has no connections and has settled for an unpaid journal internship whereas slinging beverages on Bleecker highway simply to make ends meet. That’s while she hears the notorious Walker Reade is seeking an assistant to interchange the 8 others who've lately hand over. Hungry for an opportunity to get her manuscript onto the table of an skilled editor, Alley jumps on the chance to assist Reade end his most modern novel.

After surviving an absurd three-day “trial interval” regarding a .44 magnum, purple-pyramid acid, violent verbal outbursts, brushes with popularity and the legislation, a bevy of peacocks, and a complete lot of cocaine, Alley is invited to stick on the compound the place Reade works. For months Alley makes an attempt to coax the unconventional out of Walker page-by-page, all whereas combating his unending procrastination, vampiric time table, Herculean substance abuse, mounting debt, and informal gunplay. yet because the task starts to take a toll on her psyche, Alley realizes she’s on my own within the Colorado Rockies on the mercy of a drug-addicted literary icon who might by no means produce one other novel—and her destiny could already be sealed.

“A margarita-fueled, miniskirt-clad cautionary story of misplaced literary innocence” (Vogue), Gonzo Girl is a loving fictional portrait of a larger-than-life literary icon.

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The Girl on the Boat

By P. G. Wodehouse

The lady of the name is red-haired, dog-loving Wilhelmina "Billie" Bennet, and the 3 males are Bream Mortimer, a long-time good friend and admirer of Billie, Eustace Hignett, a lily-livered poet who's engaged to Billie on the beginning of the story, and Sam Marlowe, Eustace's rushing cousin, who falls for Billie initially sight.

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Chart Throb

By Ben Elton

Chart Throb—the final pop quest. Ninety-five thousand hopefuls. 3 judges. only one winner. and that's Calvin Simms, the genius at the back of the express. Calvin continually wins simply because Calvin writes the foundations. yet this yr, as he sits smugly in judgment upon the clingers and blingers whom he has preselected in his rigorously scripted "search" for a celebrity, he has no concept that the principles are altering. The "real" is set to be placed again into "reality" tv, and Calvin and his fellow judges (the nation’s favourite mother and the opposite man) are approximately to turn into "ex-factors" themselves. Ben Elton returns to blistering comedian satire with a vengeance in this no-holds-barred pageant. One winner. a whole lot of losers. Crazed, no-talent, reputation junkies . . . and people are just the judges.

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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Moby Dick

By Gideon Defoe

It's come to my cognizance that the outdated girl's a bit of previous her top. and that i can infrequently continue my acceptance as an apprehension of the excessive seas with bits falling off the boat forever, am i able to? The Pirate Captain is in hassle. desirous to appease his staff with a ship that has a functioning mast, fewer holes and cannons that truly hearth, he splashes out at the fancy new stunning Emma, spending six thousand doubloons he doesn't have. discovering themselves in debt to the gorgeous yet lethal Cutlass Liz - or the Butcher of Barbados, as she's differently identified - the pirates have to bring up a few cash quickly. In a determined race opposed to time, our heroes embark on an event that would take them from the beaches of Nantucket to the intense lighting fixtures of Las Vegas, to the ends of the earth looking for a legendary white whale, or even, possibly, into the darkish depths of insanity. yet expectantly they'll be domestic in time for tea.

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The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister

By George R. R. Martin

The best present for enthusiasts of George R. R. Martin’s A tune of Ice and hearth novels and HBO’s Game of Thrones: a set of depraved one-liners from the incomparable Imp of Casterly Rock, totally illustrated by way of Jonty Clark!
 
“My brain is my weapon. My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer, and i've my brain . . . and a brain wishes books as a sword wishes a whetstone whether it is to maintain its edge.”
 
The jealous plenty of the Seven Kingdoms may possibly name him Halfman, yet none have ever accused Tyrion Lannister of being a halfwit. His golden tongue has kept his dermis somewhat extra frequently than it has landed him in mortal peril. Now, this targeted illustrated quantity preserves his so much crucial wisdom for destiny generations, that includes time-tested information on such different topics as . . .
 
The artwork of persuasion
“The top lies are professional with just a little truth.”
 
Fine dining
“A little sincere loathing might be clean, like a tart wine after an excessive amount of sweet.”
 
The reasonable sex
“The childrens scent far better, however the outdated ones be aware of extra tricks.”
 
Royal politics
“Crowns do queer issues to the heads underneath them.”
 
Common ailments
“A sword during the bowels. A definite healing for constipation.”
 
right now captivating, insightful, and ruthlessly irreverent, The Wit & knowledge of Tyrion Lannister is brief on pretense and overflowing with finely crafted gems—just just like the guy himself.

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Castle Perilous

Imagine existence in an satirically magical international the place 144,000 doorways separate fiction from truth. a spot which may hypnotize even the main grounded philosophy significant and carry a fantastical rhyme to his cause. a spot the place a top blood brother resembles a shaggy carpet, and adventures surpass a boy's dreams...welcome to citadel Perilous. 

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Joe Vampire (Joe Vampire Series Book 1)

By Steven Luna

A smart-mouthed supernatural dude who tells it love it is - sharp-tongued, snarky, and sarcastic to a fault. He simply grew to become a vampire, and he isn't chuffed approximately it in any respect. So he is telling the complete international the way it relatively is to be undead, and if truth be told no longer pretty...but it would be lovely hilarious. Real-life meets afterlife in Joe Vampire, a post-modern combination of darkish comedy, heartfelt romance, and unforeseen suspense.

Hey, fogeys. I’m Joe, and I’m a vampire – no longer by means of selection, brain you, yet through accident…a fate-twisting, fang-creating, blood lust-inducing false impression. It begun with a bunch date, a case of flawed id and much too many sake bombers, and ended with a daft set of situations that I simply can’t appear to wrap my head round. perhaps you could inform: I’m no longer genuine chuffed approximately it. yet I’m by no means going to enable it get within the manner of my lifestyles. So I’ve thrown my ranting right into a web publication. I’m striking out my soiled laundry as a way to clarify the true deal approximately being a card-carrying member of the Undead Elite. possibly it is going to support others comprehend the reality approximately vampires. might be it's going to support me come to phrases with it, too. think me, it’s no longer all satin capes and bare ladies…none of it truly is, truly. One bare woman will be great. in its place, it’s only one nasty little shock after one other. the reality bears exposing, and I’m pulling again the curtain on it all. If i will determine how you can continue it from mowing me over within the strategy, then that’s groovy, too. And that factor approximately vampires glowing within the sunlight? that could be a bunch of bull.

What readers are saying:

"The vampire's humanity that Anne Rice strives for within the Vampire Chronicles? [Luna] captures it completely and neatly in his smooth story of the supernatural everyman."

"I totally enjoyed this publication. It used to be choked with witty sarcasm, humor, heartbreak and suspense."

"Joe Vampire is amusing out loud hysterical, occasionally poignant, learn. i like to recommend this ebook to someone trying to find a humorous, sarcastic examine the undead life."

"I laughed out loud numerous instances studying this publication and giggled such a lot of occasions my husband made me go away the room to head learn elsewhere!"

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Thin Skin

By Emma Forrest

From the writer dubbed "a literary Lolita" via "Vanity reasonable" comes the appropriate portrait of a tender actress stuck in a downward spiral of self-destruction. Edgy and humorous whilst, skinny pores and skin offers a practical glimpse into the darkish and alluring international of reputation from the author who penned Namedropper whilst she used to be simply twenty-one. every person thinks Ruby is gorgeous apart from Ruby, who's so hell-bent on being gruesome that she's pushed away the guy who loves her, the agent who swears he can have made her a celebrity, and the delectable male costar of her most up-to-date undertaking, "Mean humans Suck." in any case, Ruby believes that what is going on outdoors should still mirror what is at the inside of -- and inside of she's a large number. Burned-out on the age of twenty, she's dwelling on my own in an international of motels and speedy nutrition -- none of which she retains down -- haunted through the reminiscence of her adolescence love, slicing herself, and tempted to copy her mother's tragic destiny. She must discover a new manner of being....and quick.

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The Education of Hyman Kaplan

Leo Rosten wrote his first story of Hyman Kaplan whilst he was once 24 and it used to be released to nice applause by means of the "New Yorker". Over the following years the journal ran all 15 of the unique tales that have been ultimately released in 1937 as "The schooling of Hyman Kaplan".

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A Nameless Witch

By A. Lee Martinez

A story of vengeance, real love, and cannibalism

Being born undead may have its hazards, comparable to everlasting formative years and perfect attractiveness ---things so much flawed for a witch. Hiding at the back of the guise of a dirty previous crone, the witch is content material dwelling open air citadel Stalwart along with her not going band of allies: a troll named Gwurm, an enchanted broom, and a demonic duck named Newt. She leads an easy existence jam-packed with spells, potions, and the occasional curse.

So while a White Knight arrives at fortress Stalwart, the witch understands her days of peace are at an finish. The Knight is simply days in entrance of a horde of starving goblings, and fortress Stalwart lies correct within the horde's course. however the goblings are only the 1st wave of probability, and shortly the witch and the Knight needs to mix forces on a deadly quest to forestall a mad sorcerer from destroying the world.

Filled with risk, monsters, and magic, A anonymous Witch is a appropriately witchly learn by means of the award-winning writer of Gil's All Fright Diner and In the corporate of Ogres.

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