Kirkus reviews starred review First we live. But all milo really wants is to fall forever into the arms of Death. And become One with Everything. Milo has had 9, 995 chances so far and has just five more lives to earn a place in the cosmic soul. Reminiscent of tom robbins and Christopher Moore, Poore finds humor in the dark absurdities of life.
Reincarnation Blues: A Novel #ad - Chicago review of Books “Charming. And then. As darkly enchanting as the works of neil gaiman and as wisely hilarious as Kurt Vonnegut’s, Michael Poore’s Reincarnation Blues is the story of everything that makes life profound, absurd, beautiful, and heartbreaking. Surprisingly light and uplifting.
Ten thousand lives to “get it right.
Up Jumps the DevilEcco #ad - The sustained comedy in this hilarious novel is equaled only by its heart, and the myriad ways there are for it to break. Up pops the devil is fiction with humor and heart, and jim shepard would sell their souls for—a brilliant blending of the occult and the outrageous starring the anti-hero of anti-heroes, off-beat, and original reading experience that fans of Chris Moore, Joe Hill, Chuck Palahniuk, the kind of hilarious, the one and only Prince of Darkness.
I love this book. Michael Poore writes like an angel. Daniel wallace, the devil himself, author of big fishjohn scratch, as he tricks, sharp, funny, and tender novel, is the protagonist in this stunningly imaginative, teases, and prods America to greatness in the hope of luring his lost love back down to Earth from Heaven.
Two Girls, a Clock, and a Crooked HouseRandom House Books for Young Readers #ad - Two Girls, a Clock, and a Crooked House #ad - Until now. Seriously?None of these things are possible. Combine the thought-provoking time travel of When You Reach Me with the humorous storytelling of Lemony Snicket, and you get a wholly original journey through time, space, and the depths of the human heart. This is a story of things that are not possible.
It's not possible for Amy to see spirits. She does. It's not possible that Amy and Moo can communicate using only their minds. They do. It's not possible to time-travel. Yet. And it's definitely not possible that witches exist.
Spoonbenders: A novelVintage #ad - There he meets maureen mckinnon, and it’s not just her piercing blue eyes that leave Teddy forever charmed, but her mind—Maureen is a genuine psychic of immense and mysterious power. Irene is a human lie detector. Frankie can move objects with his mind. A nebula award finalistone of npr's best books of the year"hilarious, heartfelt and brimming with humanity.
Cynthia d’aprix sweeney, author of The Nest Teddy Telemachus is a charming con man with a gift for sleight of hand and some shady underground associates. To make matters worse, the cia has come knocking, looking to see if there’s any magic left in the Telemachus clan. Frankie’s in serious debt to his dad’s old mob associates.
Then one night tragedy leaves the family shattered. Decades later, the Telemachuses are not so amazing. And buddy, the youngest, can see the future. Buddy has completely withdrawn into himself and inexplicably begun digging a hole in the backyard. After a whirlwind courtship, and become the Amazing Telemachus Family, they marry, have three gifted children, performing astounding feats across the country.
Spoonbenders: A novel #ad - But he hasn’t told anyone, even though his newfound talent might just be what his family needs to save themselves—if it doesn’t tear them apart in the process. Harnessing the imaginative powers that have made him a master storyteller, Daryl Gregory delivers a stunning, laugh-out-loud new novel about a family of gifted dreamers and the invisible forces that bind us all.
Apathy and Other Small Victories: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - A scathingly funny debut novel about disillusionment, indifference, and one man's desperate fight to assign absolutely no meaning to modern life. The only thing Shane cares about is leaving. But this time it's complicated: there's a sadistic corporate climber who thinks she's his girlfriend, a rent-subsidized affair with his landlord's wife, and the bizarrely appealing deaf assistant to Shane's cosmically unstable dentist.
When one of the women is murdered, and shane is the only suspect who doesn't care enough to act like he didn't do it, the question becomes just how he'll clear the good name he never had and doesn't particularly want: his own. The malaise of cubicle culture may be well-trodden comedic territory by now, but Neilan's debut skewers office life with a flourish for the grotesque.
Apathy and Other Small Victories: A Novel #ad - The village Voice. Just like he planned. Usually on a greyhound bus, right before his life falls apart again.
Pirate Queen of IrelandThe Collins Press #ad - We meet grace as a young girl on Ireland’s west coast. And we stay with her in her castle at Rock Fleet where she dies in 1603. Despite her parents’ objections, Grace becomes a better sailor than any of her father’s crew and so the adventures of the Pirate Queen begin. This non-fiction account is a must for children who love Irish history! Similar to: Michael Collins: Most Wanted Man by Vincent McDonnell and Tom Crean: Ice Man by Michael Smith.
Pirate Queen of Ireland #ad - After many escapades we sail to London for her famous meeting with Queen Elizabeth I. This is the true story of grace o’Malley, or Granuaile, who ruled on land and sea in Connaught over 400 years ago. We meet her husbands, donal of the Battles and Richard in Iron, and are on board ship for her son’s birth and pirate attacks.
We set sail on her galley to Spain where war with England affects Grace and Ireland. A pirate queen and Chieftain, she became a legend. Her father is a strong chieftain and loves the sea.
All Our Wrong Todays: A NovelDutton #ad - Go back to his perfect but loveless life. Entertainingly mixes thrills and humor. Entertainment Weekly “An amazing debut novel. Dazzling and complex. Fearlessly funny storytelling. The washington Post “Instantly engaging. A timeless, and others, story about the journeys we take, that show us who we might be, if mind-bending, populated by friends, family, lovers, could be—and maybe never should be—that eventually leads us to who we are.
Usa todayelan mastai's acclaimed debut novel is a story of friendship and family, of unexpected journeys and alternate paths, and of love in its multitude of forms. It's 2016, and in tom barren's world, technology has solved all of humanity's problems—there's no war, no poverty, no under-ripe avocadoes.
All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel #ad - His search for the answer takes him across continents and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future—our future—is supposed to be. Filled with humor and heart and packed with insight, intelligence, loss, All Our Wrong Todays is a powerful and moving story of life, and mind-bending invention, and love.
And what do you do when you're heartbroken and have a time machine? Something stupid. Finding himself stranded in a terrible alternate reality—which we immediately recognize as our 2016—Tom is desperate to fix his mistake and go home. Or stay in our messy reality with a soulmate by his side.
B Is for BeerHarperCollins e-books #ad - A children's book about beer?yes, believe it or not—but b is for Beer is also a book for adults, and bear in mind that it's the work of maverick bestselling novelist Tom Robbins, inter-nationally known for his ability to both seriously illuminate and comically entertain. Nce upon a time right about now there was a planet how about this one? whose inhabitants consumed thirty-six billion gallons of beer each year it's a fact, you can Google it.
B Is for Beer #ad - Among those affected, burps, by all the bubbles, each in his or her own way, and foam, wide-eyed, was a smart, adventurous kindergartner named Gracie; her distracted mommy; her insensitive dad; her non-conformist uncle; and a magical, butt-kicking intruder from a world within our world. Populated by the aforementioned characters—and as charming as it may be subversive—B Is for Beer involves readers, and, in a surprising, far-reaching investigation into the limits of reality, young and old, the transformative powers of children, the ultimate meaning of a tall, of course, cold brewski.
The Ten Thousand Doors of JanuaryRedhook #ad - Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own. Lush and richly imagined, a tale of impossible journeys, unforgettable love, and the enduring power of stories awaits in Alix E. A gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers and the doors they lead us through.
. Absolutely enchanting. Christina henry, bestselling author of alice and lost boyslos angeles timeS BESTSELLER!In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut. In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself.
The Ten Thousand Doors of January #ad - . As the ward of the wealthy Mr. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Harrow's spellbinding debut--step inside and discover its magic. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place.
Then she finds a strange book.
A Dirty Job: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - Yes, charlie's doing okay—until people start dropping dead around him, and everywhere he goes a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. They're even about to have their first child. Charlie asher, it seems, has been recruited for a new position: as Death. It's a dirty job. Charlie asher is a pretty normal guy with a normal life, married to a bright and pretty woman who actually loves him for his normalcy.
A Dirty Job: A Novel #ad - But, hey! Somebody's gotta do it.
Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of SandOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. In this dizzyingly original novel, information is perilous, but without it a human is only a rat in a cage. Things sparkle and explode all over, and it’s not entirely comfortable but it is quite wonderful. This classic read predicted the Internet and is packed with themes that still resonate today.
But the tragedy of rat korga is the prologue to the story of Marq Dyeth, an “industrial diplomat, ” who travels from world to world in this exciting, sprawling future, solving problems that come with the spread of “General Information. The greatest fear in this future is Cultural Fugue, a critical mass of shared knowledge that can destroy life over the surface of an entire world in hours.
Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand #ad - With a burst of radiation to the brain, an angry young man is transformed into a dim-witted slave—suitable only for the most brutal work. In this far-future classic, sexual attraction is a science, gender is a whole new construct, and information is both precious and perilous . . . Campbell award winner jo Walton described this science fiction landmark as being “like pop rocks for the brain.
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