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Обложка книги A Damsel in Distress A Damsel in Distress

 Автор: Wodehouse Pelham Grenville


When Maud Marsh flings herself into George Benson’s cab in Piccadilly, he starts believing in damsels in distress. But when George traces his mysterious traveling companion to Belpher Castle, home of Lord Marshmoreton, things become severely muddled—the scene for the perfect Wodehouse comedy of errors.

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Обложки нет A Man of Means

 Автор: Wodehouse Pelham Grenville, Bowell Chales H

Обложки нет A Midsummer Masquerade

 Автор: Henry O

 Серия: The Gentle Grafter

Обложки нет A Predicament

 Автор: Poe Edgar Allan

Обложки нет A QUESTION OF GUILT

 Автор: Gordon Richard

Обложки нет A Tempered Wind

 Автор: Henry O

 Серия: The Gentle Grafter

Обложка книги Absurdistan Absurdistan

 Автор: Shteyngart Gary


Absurdistan is not just a hilarious novel, but a record of a particular peak in the history of human folly. No one is more capable of dealing with the transition from the hell of socialism to the hell of capitalism in Eastern Europe than Shteyngart, the great-great grandson of one Nikolai Gogol and the funniest foreigner alive.”

–Aleksandar Hemon

From the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook comes the uproarious and poignant story of one very fat man and one very small country

Meet Misha Vainberg, aka Snack Daddy, a 325-pound disaster of a human being, son of the 1,238th-richest man in Russia, proud holder of a degree in multicultural studies from Accidental College, USA (don’t even ask), and patriot of no country save the great City of New York. Poor Misha just wants to live in the South Bronx with his hot Latina girlfriend, but after his gangster father murders an Oklahoma businessman in Russia, all hopes of a U.S. visa are lost.

Salvation lies in the tiny, oil-rich nation of Absurdistan, where a crooked consular officer will sell Misha a Belgian passport. But after a civil war breaks out between two competing ethnic groups and a local warlord installs hapless Misha as minister of multicultural affairs, our hero soon finds himself covered in oil, fighting for his life, falling in love, and trying to figure out if a normal life is still possible in the twenty-first century.

With the enormous success of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Gary Shteyngart established himself as a central figure in today’s literary world—“one of the most talented and entertaining writers of his generation,” according to The New York Observer. In Absurdistan, he delivers an even funnier and wiser literary performance. Misha Vainberg is a hero for the new century, a glimmer of humanity in a world of dashed hopes.

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Обложки нет Adrian Mole: Diary of a Provincial Man

 Автор: Townsend Sue


Originally, this work was posted on the Guardian newspaper website, in at least 94 installments from November 1999 to October 2001. Set between the novels Adrian Mole: Cappucino Years and Adrian Mole & the Weapons of Mass Destruction.

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Обложки нет Alma Matrix или Служение игумена Траяна

 Автор: Кукушкин Александр А, Гуров Михаил


 Наши дни. Семьдесят километров от Москвы, Сергиев Посад, Троице-Сергиева Лавра, Московская духовная семинария – древнейшее учебное заведение России. Закрытый вуз, готовящий будущих священников Церкви. Замкнутый мир богословия, жесткой дисциплины и послушаний.

Семинарская молодежь, стремящаяся вытащить православие из его музейного прошлого, пытается преодолеть в себе навязываемый администрацией типаж смиренного пастыря и бросает вызов проректору по воспитательной работе игумену Траяну Введенскому.

Гений своего дела и живая легенда, отец Траян принимается за любимую работу по отчислению недовольных.

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Обложка книги Alternatives to Sex Alternatives to Sex

 Автор: McCauley Stephen


Boston real estate agent William Collins knows that his habits are slipping out of control. Due to obsessive-compulsive daily cleaning binges and a penchant for nightly online cruising for hookups, he finds his sales figures slipping despite a booming market. There’s also his ongoing struggle to collect the rent from his passive-aggressive tenant and his worries about his best friend, Edward, whom he’s certainly not in love with. Just as he decides to do something about his life, he meets Charlotte and Samuel, wealthy suburbanites looking for the perfect city apartment. “Happy couple,” he writes in his notes. “Maybe I can learn something from them.” What he ultimately discovers challenges his own assumptions about real estate, love, and desire; and what they learn from him might unravel a budding friendship, not to mention a very promising sale.

Full of crackling dialogue delivered by a stellar ensemble of players, Alternatives to Sex is a smart, hilarious chronicle of life in post-traumatic, morally ambiguous America—where the desire to do good is constantly being tripped up by the need to feel good. Right now.

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Обложка книги Angelų klubas Angelų klubas

 Автор: Verissimo Luis Fernando


„Angelų klubas“ – vieno garsiausių šiuolaikinių brazilų rašytojų Luiso Fernando Verissimo satyrinė istorija apie keistus pasirinkimus, mirtį ir nuostabias gastronomines patirtis. Nevengdamas tamsaus humoro autorius pasakoja apie dešimt pasiturinčių vyrų, džiaugsmingai puoselėjančių apsirijimo nuodėmę. Visi jie priklauso gurmanų klubui ir kartą per mėnesį susitinka pasimėgauti itin prašmatniomis vakarienėmis. Po dvidešimties klubo gyvavimo metų lyderis miršta nuo AIDS, o kitus narius sieję ryšiai ima braškėti. Mėginant išsaugoti vakarienių tradiciją priimama keistoko mažakalbio virėjo pagalba – jo puoduose ir keptuvėse sukuriami šedevrai išlepusius gurmanus pavergia ir priverčia ryžtis sunkiai suvokiamiems dalykams.

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Обложка книги Angelmaker Angelmaker

 Автор: Harkaway Nick


A Wall Street Journal and Booklist Best Mystery of 2012

From the acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World, blistering gangster noir meets howling absurdist comedy as the forces of good square off against the forces of evil, and only an unassuming clockwork repairman and an octogenarian former superspy can save the world from total destruction.

Joe Spork spends his days fixing antique clocks. The son of infamous London criminal Mathew “Tommy Gun” Spork, he has turned his back on his family’s mobster history and aims to live a quiet life. That orderly existence is suddenly upended when Joe activates a particularly unusual clockwork mechanism. His client, Edie Banister, is more than the kindly old lady she appears to be—she’s a retired international secret agent. And the device? It’s a 1950s doomsday machine. Having triggered it, Joe now faces the wrath of both the British government and a diabolical South Asian dictator who is also Edie’s old arch-nemesis. On the upside, Joe’s got a girl: a bold receptionist named Polly whose smarts, savvy and sex appeal may be just what he needs. With Joe’s once-quiet world suddenly overrun by mad monks, psychopathic serial killers, scientific geniuses and threats to the future of conscious life in the universe, he realizes that the only way to survive is to muster the courage to fight, help Edie complete a mission she abandoned years ago and pick up his father’s old gun…

Literary Awards:

• The Kitschies for Red Tentacle (Novel) (2012)

• Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee for Best Novel (2013)

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Обложка книги Annie's Day Annie's Day

 Автор: Weir Andy


A short story by Andy Weir.

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Обложка книги Aventuroj de la brava soldato Švejk dum la mondmilito Aventuroj de la brava soldato Švejk dum la mondmilito

 Автор: šek Jaroslav


Ilustraĵoj de Josef Lada

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