What's a guy gotta do to get a break around here?
Legion is invited to speak at the Intergalactic Peace Symposium, a conference based around military response, as a last-minute presenter, to showcase the accomplishments of the Good Guys.
…to get a break…
Much to Legion's irritation, work follows him wherever he goes when Master Asinine and his typical enclave of idiots make an appearance in the hopes of capturing and cloning the Good Guy leader. For some stupid reason.
But when Legion and Asinine are joined by a mysterious third faction hell-bent on destroying the universe, the two must put aside their differences to stop the shadowy cloaked figures. And just who is this Lord Alpha who sent them anyway?
Absolute hijinks ensue—or at least percolate—in this newest installment of the In a Galaxy Far, Far AwRy series! So get reading! But take a break around lunch.
A bitterly comic novel of middle-aged angst and middle-class American life in the 1960s, by the acclaimed author of Little Big Man It is the late sixties in suburbia, and Carlo Reinhart’s life is a mess. He’s fat, broke, middle aged, and unemployed. His anarchist son hates him, and his wife has taken a younger lover and thrown Carlo out of the house. In fact, the only one who doesn’t consider him contemptible and ridiculous seems to be Carlo’s adoring, overweight daughter, who is almost as pathetic as he is. Even his affair with a twenty-two-year-old nymphomaniac is strangely unsatisfying. Then, just as he’s reaching his lowest point, the self-styled Ultimate Human Irrelevancy is offered a golden opportunity to grab a piece of the American Dream, thanks to the reappearance of his old school chum Bob Sweet. Bob, who has a gift for success, is inviting Reinhart to get in on the ground floor of his latest venture: cryonics. But while Carlo loves the taste of the good life that his friend has suddenly provided, he’s not quite certain whether Sweet wants him as a partner . . . or as a human popsicle. The third novel in Thomas Berger’s acclaimed Carlo Reinhart Series, Vital Parts is a stingingly hilarious swipe at twentieth-century culture and mores. Unrestrained and unapologetic, it is a tour de force from a master satirist that stands alongside Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces, and the novels of Kurt Vonnegut as a trenchant and funny comment on American life.
What’s invisible and smells like zombies? Zombie farts!
This creepy collection of ghoulish gags and haunting howlers will have the whole family cackling in no time – guaranteed to tickle your funny bones!
The secret’s out!
When you look into your baby’s big, beautiful eyes, it can be hard to know what on earth is going through their curious minds. Well you needn’t wonder any more, because after delving deep into baby psychology we can now reveal the real thoughts behind those adorable pudgy faces.
Find out what they’re really thinking when you blow raspberries on their tum-tum or "steal" their nose, why they particularly enjoy spitting up over your nice clean top, and what that funny expression means when you make them wear "novelty" onesies.
“A great adventure . . . So outrageous and so real, one is left speechless.” —Chicago Sun TimesIn Walker Percy’s future America, the country is on the brink of disaster. With citizens violently polarized along racial, political, and social lines, and a fifteen-year war still raging abroad, America is crumbling quickly into ruin. The country’s one remaining hope is Dr. Thomas More, whose “lapsometer” is capable of diagnosing the spiritual afflictions—anxiety, depression, alienation—driving everyone’s destructive and disastrous behavior. But such a potent machine has its pitfalls. As Dr. More soon learns, in the wrong hands, the powerful lapsometer could lead to open warfare, pushing America into anarchy at full-speed.
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