Humour Parodies Books

Candide

Candide is a French satire first published in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. The novella has been widely translated, with English versions titled Candide: or, All for the Best (1759); Candide: or, The Optimist (1762); and Candide: or, Optimism (1947). It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply "optimism") by his mentor, Professor Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide's slow, painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. Voltaire concludes with Candide, if not rejecting optimism outright, advocating a deeply practical precept, "we must cultivate our garden," in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, "all is for the best" in the "best of all possible worlds." Candide is characterised by its sarcastic tone as well as by its erratic, fantastical and fast-moving plot. A picaresque novel with a story similar to that of a more serious bildungsroman, it parodies many adventure and romance cliches, the struggles of which are caricatured in a tone that is mordantly matter-of-fact. Still, the events discussed are often based on historical happenings, such as the Seven Years' War and the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. As philosophers of Voltaire's day contended with the problem of evil, so too does Candide in this short novel, albeit more directly and humorously. Voltaire ridicules religion, theologians, governments, armies, philosophies, and philosophers through allegory; most conspicuously, he assaults Leibniz and his optimism. As expected by Voltaire, Candide has enjoyed both great success and great scandal. Immediately after its secretive publication, the book was widely banned because it contained religious blasphemy, political sedition and intellectual hostility hidden under a thin veil of naivete. However, with its sharp wit and insightful portrayal

Bite No.1: The Old Man at the End of the World: A Zombie Apocalypse Parody

THE GOOD LIFE meets DOUGLAS ADAMS meets SHAUN OF THE DEAD! - Dave F, Amazon

Gerald Stockwell-Poulter couldn't help but feel it was extraordinary just how quickly his life had changed. One moment he was earthing up leeks in the West Sussex sunshine and the next he was rooted to the spot as Rodney Timmins from the end allotment ambled towards him, arms outstretched, blood pouring from a hole in his neck and a look in his eye which suggested that he was less after help and more after a helping of Gerald.

Now, as Gerald's life takes a quick turn for the worse, he must do things he has never done before. After 87 largely well-behaved years as a model citizen, less than four hours into the 'zompocalypse' and he has already killed a neighbour, rescued a moody millennial drug dealer and forged an unlikely allegiance with a giant ginger Scotsman. And it isn't even tea time.

Join Gerald as he and his newfound allies navigate the post-apocalyptic English countryside in their hilarious bid to stay off the menu.

The first instalment of the Old Man at the End of the World Series. A novella of 20,000 words.

For fans of Frank Tayell (Surviving the Evacuation), Mark Tufo (Zombie Fallout), Diana Rowland (White Trash Zombie) and also Jonas Jonasson (The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared) , Fredrik Backman (A Man Called Ove) and Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg (The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules).

Funny Stories for Kids: Lily White and the Horrible Dwarves: (Kid's Books, Books For Kids, Children, Fractured Fairy Tales, Parody Books, Free Teen Books, Fiction Books for Teens, Humorous Books)

What would the story of "Snow White" be like if the princess was an idiot, the evil queen was completely incompetent, and the dwarves, instead of being happy and silly, were instead super gross and mean? The answer: "Lily White and the Horrible Dwarves," a comedy short story that is so awesome you'll have to read it to believe it. (Brought to you by the famed Dweezel and Pallie.)

"[A] funny and clever little book... I like this version even better than the original story."

Chytach18, Reviewer for OnlineBookClub.org

"An amazing story, and hilariously funny to boot, perfect for kids and adults alike!"

Angela, Amazon UK reader

"It made me laugh. Grossed me out. Then makes you laugh some more."

Thelma Coots, Amazon reader

"One word : FUNNY! A new way of reading Snow White"

Isienie V., Amazon reader

*****

Take your expectations for a fairy tale and throw them out the window! A noble prince? Lame. A humble princess? What a loser! A happy ending? You wish. This eBook is way better than all that. It will make you giggle, laugh, and ask for more. Either that, or it will make you scream for it all to stop. The only way to know is to read it. Download "Lily White and the Horrible Dwarves" now!

The Funny Stories for Kids series, written/recorded by Dr. Dexter Dweezel and Professor Parnassus Pallie, is an ongoing effort to make fairy tales less crappy. "Lily White and the Horrible Dwarves" is the first in this series, with more to come.

**Note: This story is not for babies. It can be crude, and has jokes about butts, poo, and drunk people. It also has a bit of cartoony violence. There is no swearing or sexual activity. If this story had a MPGG rating it would probably be PG, and would be comparable to a modern episode of the Simpsons.**

Alex Crossed Must Die!: A Parody of the Alex Cross Novels by James Patterson

Detective Alex Crossed is hunting the world's vilest villainous villain, Boris Ballcrusher. In turn, Boris Ballcrusher is hunting Alex Crossed, the world's most incompetent and politically correct multiracial police detective, in this parody of the Alex Cross novels by James Patterson. With the aid of a ninja, a dwarf, a Google-created android named Ali Mode, and a monomaniacal air force general, Crossed must travel to Castle Dracula, Egypt, and Topeka in his quest to stop Ballcrusher from taking over the world.

Not widely praised by the greatest crime, thriller, and comedy writers of our time, ALEX CROSSED MUST DIE! is, nonetheless, a jaw-dropping story created for James Patterson fans who have a sense of humor, for disgruntled fans of James Patterson, and for those who enjoy highly irreverent and very politically incorrect humor.

Initially published on August 12, 2016, this novel worked its way up to the #1 slot in Mashups in the US and in the UK before being republished on August 31, 2016.

Detective Alex Crossed ist die abscheulichste niedertrachtigen Schurken der Welt der Jagd, Boris Ballcrusher. Im Gegenzug ist Boris Ballcrusher Jagd Alex Crossed, die weltweit am inkompetent und politisch korrekt Detektiv multiracial Polizei, in dieser Parodie auf die Alex Cross Romane von James Patterson. Mit Hilfe eines Ninja, ein Zwerg, ein Google erstellte Android namens Ali Mode und eine monomaniacal Luftwaffe Allgemeinen muss verschrankt reisen Schloss Dracula, Agypten und Topeka in seinem Streben Ballcrusher von der Ubernahme der Welt zu stoppen.

Nicht weit von den grossten Verbrechen, Thriller gelobt und Comedy-Autoren unserer Zeit, dieser Roman ist dennoch eine umwerfende Geschichte fur James Patterson Fans geschaffen, die einen Sinn fur Humor haben, fur verargerte Fans von James Patterson, und fur diejenigen, die gerne sehr respektlos und politisch unkorrekten Humor.

Zunachst am 12. August veroffentlicht 2016, arbeitete dieser Roman seinen Weg bis zum # 1 Slot in Mashups in den USA und in Grossbritannien vor blockiert wird, fur nicht genannten Grunden, am 31. August 2016.

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Funny Stories for Kids: Family Wars Episode I: The Forced Dinner: Star Wars Parody, Kid's Books, Books For Kids, Children, Sci-fi, Parody Books, Teen Books, Fiction Books for Teens, Humorous Books)

In a galaxy ravaged by tyranny, planets are destroyed at the push of a button and empires are brought down by farm boys and scoundrels. Dark Zader was one of the most powerful men in the galaxy, but when he threw his emperor down a shaft, he found himself without a job.

Living with his kids and down on his luck, he finds that he only has one solution, beg for his old job back from the very emperor he thought he'd killed.

Read as this family of rebel scum scrambles to prepare a dinner fit for an emperor in the most ridiculous culinary experience ever.

Double the excitement.

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Paintbrush illustrations.

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Family Wars Episode I: The Forced Dinner

Hettford Witch Hunt: Series One

"With subtle humor and a charming regional voice, James Rhodes cleverly crafts a story of vengeance, mystery and witchcraft. Deftly weaving the ordinary and supernatural Rhodes leads readers along a path strewn with dreary workaday details offset by exciting glimpses of an otherworld that threatens to destroy the safety of the mundane."

-Kirsten Imani Kasai, Author: Ice Song, Tattoo, Del Rey Books

Gary Turlough is falling deeper into his post-graduate slump as each day goes by. He is in a dead-end job with no prospects and, following a slight indiscretion with a local goth, his girlfriend is one more mistake away from heading back to New Zealand. Life in the small village of Hettford would be tough enough without the spirits of two 18th Century witches plotting to kill his only two friends.

Milton and Dan are the real ale drinking hill-walkers of witch hunting: Nobody may believe them, nobody may reward them and they might not ever accomplish very much but nonetheless they remain devoted to their cause. With a slick sitcom format this novel is a must have for fans of paranormal comedy.

SERIES TWO: Available now!

Catastrophic Signs and Wonders of God: A Book of Revelations

I am a ghost writer.

I died on December 15, 2011, at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas (long before the flood) after a punishing battle with esophageal cancer--the same disease that killed my father. I was 62.

In life, I was a wit, a charmer, and a troublemaker. I was a man of insatiable appetites--for cigarettes, for scotch, for company, for great writing, and, above all, for conversation. One of my books was Letters to a Young Contrarian, and that word "contrarian" describes my approach to the desirability of not quite fitting in.

I was a slashing polemicist in the tradition of Thomas Paine and George Orwell who trained his sights on targets as various as Henry Kissinger, the British monarchy, Mother Teresa, Islam, and God. I wrote a best-seller--God Is Not Great--attacking religious beliefs and all organized religions. Believe it--or not--I dismayed my former comrades on the left by enthusiastically supporting the American-led war in Iraq.

In 1991, my column was due early one afternoon. Pre-lunch canisters of scotch were followed by a couple of glasses of wine during the luncheon and a similar quantity of post-meal cognac. That was my intake. After stumbling back to my office, I fell into a chair in front of a rickety table and, with an old Olivetti, a symphony of clacking produced a 1,000-word column of near perfection in under half an hour.

There was no subject too big or too small for me. Over two decades I traveled to just about every hot spot you can think of. I also subjected myself to any manner of humiliation or discomfort in the name of my column. I once set out on a mission to break the most niggling laws still on the books in New York City. One such decree forbade riding a bicycle with your feet off the pedals. The photograph that ran with my column showed me sailing a small bike through Central Park with my legs in the air. I looked like something out of the Moscow Circus! When I embarked on a cause of self-improvement for a three-part series, I subjected myself to myriad treatments to improve my gluteus medius and other dark regions.

Here's my Hitch-22:

In death, I was given the opportunity to interview one of God's angels. Your atheist is now a true believer! Honest to God! When I was alive, I thought God was only an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of underdone potato. God is actually much greater than anyone suspects. While the world waits for Harry Houdini to come back, I'm back right now. I've come to tell you what's REALLY going on in the world. There's so much you can't see!

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POWER RANGERS: 100+ Jokes & Memes (Power Rangers parody book) + BIG FAT BONUS

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TRANSFORMERS: 100+ Funny Transformers Jokes & Memes for Kids (TRANSFORMERS parody book) + SUPER BONUS

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To Cast A Cliche´ (A Just For Sh*#& and Giggles Short Story Book 2)

The evil Queen Lucinda exacts revenge on a royal poet by casting a spell of never-ending cliches upon the kingdom. Will the clever King Richard thwart his stepmother's magic and save the good people of Maxim? Test your literary knowledge and enjoy an entertaining spoof on fairytales.

The Ghost of Shagsper’s Songs and Sonnets: A Book of Revelations

William Camden was an American academic and literary scholar best known for his seven-volume work Britannia, a masterpiece of historical writing tracing the history of England from the Birth of Christ in The Year Zero to the death of William Shagsper in 1616. Camden's four-volume work Revelations of William Shagsper has become a standard and essential reference work on Tudor and Stuart drama.

William Camden died peacefully at home in Stratford-on-Avon on April 1, 2017. Devoted husband of Viola; cherished father of Hamlet, Macbeth, and Titus, and his concubine Gertrude; adored grandfather of Toby; and loving brother of Harry, Othello, and, Julius. Camden was Sub Par Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Olinger University.

Camden was born in Gary, Indiana in 1948, the son of an Evangelical clergyman. Originally intending to be a creative writer, Camden changed his career to literary scholarship during his graduate studies at Hudson University. Camden earned his B.A. with honors in English at Bloomsbury State University (1969), his M.A. in English at Hudson University (1971), his M.Phil in Philosophy at Oxford University (1973), his Ph.D. at Olinger University (1975), and his D.Lit in English and Comparative Literature [in the first column] at New Tammany University studying under S. F. "Fred" Johnson. In a highly unusual development, Camden wrote two dissertations: The Strange Allegories of William Shagsper and The Professors of Jocularity: A Study of Black Comedy [simultaneously]. Camden taught at Hudson University from 1976 to 1992 before accepting a position as Sub Par Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Olinger University in 1993--where he taught until his retirement in 2011. During his tenure, Camden supervised 90 dissertations, theses, and satires and served as Chairman of the Department of English from 2000 to 2005.

In addition to The Ghost of Shagsper's Songs and Sonnets, Camden wrote a wide range of essays on Shagsper and other dramatists of the English Renaissance. Camden's essay "I Spit My Last Breath at Thee," originally published in the inaugural issue of the New and Improved Shagsper Survey With Textual Analysis in 2003, has been widely reprinted. Camden has edited several works for modern readers, including The Lover's Tragedy and The Luck of the Tristero. Camden's work has been cited by scholars in 15 fields of endeavor 1,010 times. Camden's students--Lord Burghley, Fulke Greville, Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, Andrew Marvell, John Donne, Emilia Lanyer, Tom Moore, Ben Jonson, and Leonard Digges--published a festschrift in Camden's honor.

In The Ghost of Shagsper's Songs and Sonnets [undoubtedly a classic], you will find commentary on the Beard by the world's greatest authority on Shagsper and his contemporaries--William Camden.

In The Ghost of Shagsper's Songs and Sonnets, you will find heretofore unpublished sonnets proven to be the authentic writing of Shagsper's ghost by DNA, cobalt, handwriting, and mercury testing.

The Ghost of Shagsper's Songs and Sonnets contains the most famous non-Shagspearean drama in the Renaissance: The Lover's Tragedy. An anonymous copy of the The Lover's Tragedy's foul papers has been found recently in London. The Ghost of Shagsper's Songs and Sonnets features a scholarly transcript of this newly discovered manuscript.

Without fear of contradiction we can say that The Ghost of Shagsper's Songs and Sonnets is the most important literary event since the publication of Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum in 1611.

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Old Friends, Epistolary Parody

This book (hardcover) is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS. It contains classical literature works from over two thousand years. Most of these titles have been out of print and off the bookstore shelves for decades. The book series is intended to preserve the cultural legacy and to promote the timeless works of classical literature. Readers of a TREDITION CLASSICS book support the mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion. With this series, tredition intends to make thousands of international literature classics available in printed format again - worldwide.

NASA: 150+ Space Jokes & Memes (NASA parody book) + BIG FAT BONUS

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Very Short Stories from the Great Rabbis of Old: A Book of Revelations

I am a ghost writer.

On June 13, 1965, I died in Israel. I was 87. My health had been failing since I underwent surgery for a broken leg. Since my release from the hospital, I was confined to bed at my home in the residential quarter of Talbeih. After my death, the New York Times referred to me as "the foremost Jewish religious thinker of our times and one of the world's most influential philosophers."

In life, A personal religious crisis caused me to turn away from the religious customs of the Jews; and I absorbed myself in the writings of Immanuel Kant, Soren Kierkegaard, and Friedrich Nietzsche. This inspired me to take up philosophy during my university years. In 1899, I met my future wife Paula Winkler while studying in Zurich. Paula was a non-Jewish Zionist writer. She was from Munich and later converted to Judaism. I studied art history and philosophy in Leipzig, Zurich, Berlin, and Vienna. I read the nineteenth century classic German, Russian, and Danish novels. Friedrich Nietzsche, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Soren Kierkegaard helped me shape my ideas on philosophy. I acquired my doctorate in 1904 writing my thesis on German mysticism.

My evocative, sometimes poetic, writing style celebrated the major themes in my work: the retelling of Hasidic and Chinese tales, Biblical commentary, and metaphysical dialogue. I was known as one of the paramount spiritual leaders of the Twentieth Century and best known as the author of I and Thou--the basic formulation of my philosophy of dialogue.

I and Thou is among the twentieth century's foundational documents of religious ethics. The close association of the relation to God with the relation to one's fellow-men is my most essential concern. Before discussing the relationship between God and me, I explained at length the range and ramifications of the ways people treat one another and the ways they bear themselves in society. You should beware of understanding your conversation with God as something that occurs merely apart from or above the everyday. God's address to man penetrates the events in all our lives and all the events in the world around us, everything biographical and everything historical, and turns those events into instruction--into demands for you and me.

Consistent with Kierkegaard, I gave expression to the intuition that we need to withstand the temptation to reduce human relations to the simple either/or of Apollonian or Dionysian rational or romantic ways of relating to others. We are beings that can enter into dialogic relations not just with human others, but with other animate beings, such as animals, or trees--as well as with the Divine Thou.

Throughout I and Thou, I argued for an ethic that does not use other people (or books, or trees, or God), and does not consider them objects of one's own personal experience. Instead, I wrote that we must learn to consider everything around us as "You" speaking to "me," and requiring a response.

In death, I have collected very short stories from the great rabbis of old. These stories embody my perception of the world and my ethics. And these stories expose my lighter side--my love of Jewish humor.

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