Twilight Of The Assholes

Author: Tim Kreider
Editor: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1606993984
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In this new volume of cartoons, Twilight of the Assholes, reality gets ever bleaker and Kreider’s humor becomes increasingly apocalyptic, deranged, and hilarious. He juxtaposes the Biblical Christ with His blonde, flag-draped, machine-gun-toting American incarnation in “Jesus vs. Jeezus,” proposes a third political party that represents Americans’ real values in “The Sex Party,” draws the dead Saddam Hussein as a mischievous invisible imp still causing trouble, and envisions the officials of the Bush administration getting their comeuppance in the grisly fashion of Dick Tracy villains. And he finds two cartoons’ worth of “Reasons to Look Forward to the Next Terrorist Attack.” Also included is his infamous entry into Iran’s Holocaust cartoon contest, “Silver Linings of the Holocaust.”

Cow Pies

Author: Gene McDougall & Nelson Campbell
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1463459998
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"Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure".

Orkney Twilight

Author: Clare Carson
Editor: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1784080934
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All families have secrets. But some have more secrets than others. Jim is a brilliant raconteur whose stories get taller with each glass of whisky. His daughter Sam thinks it's time she found out the truth about her dad. On holiday in Orkney, Sam spies on Jim as he travels across the island. What has he hidden in the abandoned watchtower? Who is he meeting in the stone circle at dusk? And why is he suddenly obsessed with Norse myths? As Sam is drawn into Jim's shadowy world, she begins to realise that pursuing the truth is not as simple as it seems... Set against the harsh beauty of the remote Scottish islands of Orkney, inspired by the author's own childhood, this is a gripping first novel from an astonishing new talent.

Ascent Of The A Word

Author: Geoffrey Nunberg
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1610391764
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It first surfaced in the gripes of GIs during World War II and was captured early on by the typewriter of a young Norman Mailer. Within a generation it had become a basic notion of our everyday moral life, replacing older reproaches like lout and heel with a single inclusive category––a staple of country outlaw songs, Neil Simon plays, and Woody Allen movies. Feminists made it their stock rebuke for male insensitivity, the est movement used it for those who didn’t “get it,” and Dirty Harry applied it evenhandedly to both his officious superiors and the punks he manhandled. The asshole has become a focus of collective fascination for us, just as the phony was for Holden Caulfield and the cad was for Anthony Trollope. From Donald Trump to Ann Coulter, from Mel Gibson to Anthony Weiner, from the reality TV prima donnas to the internet trolls and flamers, assholism has become the characteristic form of modern incivility, which implicitly expresses our deepest values about class, relationships, authenticity, and fairness. We have conflicting attitudes about the A-word––when a presidential candidate unwittingly uttered it on a live mic in 2000, it confirmed to some that he was a man of the people and to others that he was a boor. But considering how much the word does for us, and to us, it hasn’t gotten nearly the attention it deserves––at least until now.

Twilight Policing

Author: Dr. Tessa G. Diphoorn
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520962508
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South Africa boasts the largest private security sector in the entire world, reflecting deep anxieties about violence, security, and governance. Twilight Policing is an ethnographic study of the daily policing practices of armed response officers—a specific type of private security officer—and their interactions with citizens and the state police in Durban, South Africa. This book shows how their policing practices simultaneously undermine and support the state, resulting in actions that are neither public nor private, but something in between, something "twilight." Their performances of security are also punitive, disciplinary, and exclusionary, and they work to reinforce post-apartheid racial and economic inequalities. Ultimately, Twilight Policing helps to illuminate how citizens survive volatile conditions and to whom they assign the authority to guide them in the process.

Shadows In The Twilight

Author: Steven Farkas
Editor: PublishAmerica
ISBN: 1413756387
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Imagine a year in your life that changed everything you knew to be right and a year that took away your security as a child. Shadows in the Twilight is a touching story about the dissolution of a family in a small New York town. Ralph must deal with the shadows of his past while burying his mother beneath the twilight of a cold winter's day. The novella is followed up with a collection of short stories that deal with the highs and lows of everyday life in post-modern America.

Within The Garden Of Twilight

Author: Sarah M. Cradit
Editor: Sarah M. Cradit
File Size: 63,63 MB
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Do Ants Have Assholes

Author: Jon Butler
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402247397
File Size: 23,53 MB
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"Every year, one funny book seems to stand out from all the others. This year, it's Do Ants Have [Assholes]?…a rip-roaring parody" Spectator "The book being touted as this year's can't-miss, downstairs-loo-fixture of a dead-cert publishing-phenomenon-sensation" Guardian "A very funny spoof of pop-science collections" Daily Telegraph A venerable and historic newspaper, the Old Geezer is read and respected by the world's most conscientious, upright citizens. When these beacons of respectability have serious questions, they turn to the Old Geezer's "Questions and Answers" page. Do Ants Have Assholes? collects the enlightening answers to thought-provoking questions such as: If you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant, what do you do? How many men would it take to kill an elephant with their bare hands? If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do they all have to drown? Are "crabs" related to crabs? What if there were no hypothetical questions?

The War Against The Assholes

Author: Sam Munson
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481427741
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Contemporary fantasy meets true crime when schools of ancient sorcery go up against the art of the long con in this stunningly entertaining debut fantasy novel. Mike Wood is satisfied just being a guy with broad shoulders at a decidedly unprestigious Catholic school in Manhattan. But on the dirty streets of New York City he’s an everyman with a moral code who is unafraid of violence. And when Mike is unwittingly recruited into a secret cell of magicians by a fellow student, Mike’s role as a steadfast soldier begins. These magicians don’t use ritualized rote to work their magic, they use willpower in their clandestine war with the establishment: The Assholes.

The Twilight Patriots

Author: Charles D. Taylor
Editor: Crossroad Press
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(Previously published as The Sunset Patriots) Admiral Theodore Magnuson, Director of the Office of Naval Intelligence, didn't like the idea of sending the Seventh Fleet to Vladivostock for a New Year's celebration with the Russians. The President didn't give a damn what Magnuson thought, however; he was after detente. Fearing the worst, Magnuson decides to run his own intelligence mission, sending men into Russia and China. The Admiral is certain the U.S. visit to the usually closed Soviet port is a cover for something. Something big. The Chinese are faced with a similar problem — and a big question. Why is a combined U.S.-Soviet fleet steaming into the East China Sea?

The Georgia Review

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Author: Nancy Pickard
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451602890
File Size: 12,81 MB
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Fast-paced, suspenseful, and emotionally involving, Twilight is Nancy Pickard at her popular and groundbreaking best; once again she weaves her renowned fictional spell around the mysteries of the human heart.

After Twilight

Author: Travis Adkins
Editor: Permuted Press
ISBN: 1934861030
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At the start of the apocalypse, a small resort town on the coast of Rhode Island fortified itself to withstand the millions of flesh-eating zombies conquering the world. With its high walls and self-contained power plant, Eastpointe was a safe haven for the lucky few who managed to arrive. Trained specifically to outmaneuver the undead, Black Berets performed scavenging missions in outlying towns in order to stock Eastpointe with materials vital for long-term survival. But the town leaders took the Black Berets for granted, on a whim sending them out into the cannibalistic wilderness. Most did not survive. Now the most cunning, most brutal, most efficient Black Beret will return to Eastpointe after narrowly surviving the doomed mission and unleash his anger upon the town in one bloody night of retribution. After twilight, when the morning comes and the sun rises, will anyone be left alive?

Twilight Breakout

Author: Robert Bonomo
Editor: Robert Bonomo
ISBN: 1441460845
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Twilight Breakout is the story of one mans struggle to find a place in the world. He is caught between the old and new worlds, between love and death. The journey takes him from Florida, to La Mancha in Spain, where he finally finds some hope, against all odds.

The Twilight

Author: Deidre Dalton
Editor: Club Lighthouse Publishing
ISBN: 1927337801
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Shannon Larkin and Scott Page are happy in their decades-long marriage, but a tragic loss forces her to delve into the past in order to face some ugly truths about her husband. Devastated, she retreats into her own solitary world. A stranger brings her out of self-imposed exile and shows her the beauty of unconditional love exists after all. Although hurt and disillusioned by Scott's secret life, Angie Page finds surprising happiness as a result of her father's duplicity. Her brother Jamie finds unlikely harmony in his marriage of convenience to Désirée Sansovino. In despair over his father's deception, Jamie turns to his flamboyant wife for comfort with life-altering consequences. The brash and grumbling Kevin Larkin finally marries his long-suffering girlfriend Mariko Woods, bringing a much-needed jolt of love and happiness to the family. But will it last?

Songs At Twilight

Author: Arthur Langer
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 146343202X
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Songs at Twilight is a collection of non-fiction stories stretching from the days of The Great Depression through World War II to the golden years beyond; growing up in the 30's, adventures in khaki, life upon the wicked stage, the world as an oyster, and material witness to the perfect murder.

Twilight Hunter

Author: Kait Ballenger
Editor: HQN Books
ISBN: 0373777388
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Harboring intense hatred for the werewolves he hunts, Jace McCannon finds his loyalties to the Execution Underground torn when he crosses paths with werewolf pack leader Frankie Amato while in search of a sadistic serial killer.

Red Twilight

Author: Dustin Feyder
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479708518
File Size: 53,66 MB
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Welcome to Red Twilight. Here men may become monsters and monsters can be beautiful. Snake Gekks, El Driver, and Richard Blake have escaped the darkness once, but the darkness has a terrible hunger for life. New plots arise and the hunters must do battle again, this time accompanied by allies: Joe Dove, a high-ranking member of the Von Richton Watchers society, and Reizuki Lowe, a mysterious and brilliant young man. Be it for love, honor, or duty, these warriors will stand and fight again for the fate of this world. Now they find themselves at odds with a new enigmatic man Marks Karingson, a man powerful enough to defeat death . . . What will your impotent God do? Your God has failed to deliver you from evil a dozen times already. Your prayers are quaint but utterly meaningless. Your worship is misplaced. The world will not be spared the never-ending darkness by any unseen father figure! Nothing but sweet hot blood spilled upon cold earth can hope to fulfill your miserable hallucinations of peace. I am the sword and the shield that will deliver you from the grip of sorrow. Only I can materialize your dreams, and I will cast away despair and I will do it if I have to send us all to hell first! Send me your lords and your kings, your sisters and your brothers, your bishops and your fools, sinners and saints. Let them all come and be enveloped by my rage! You can have your war, and when it ends, I alone will rise as a goddess from the ashes of dissilience. You shall leave behind. Your lord will grovel in disarray at the power I shall unveil. Wright Von Richton

Embrace The Twilight

Author: Maggie Shayne
Editor: Silhouette
ISBN: 9781426808937
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Book 6 in Maggie Shayne's Bestselling Wings in the Night Series THEIRS IS THE ULTIMATE IN FORBIDDEN LOVE. Jaded by her many years of immortality, Sarafina lives for pleasure and avoids any thought of love, with its inevitable decline into betrayal and pain. Her only amusement comes from controlling those around her, mortals in thrall to her after a mere taste of her blood. She is convinced she can break any man—until she meets Willem Stone. Willem is as strong-willed as his name implies and more vibrantly alive than any man Sarafina has ever met. Their battle of wills leads to a desire so powerful it threatens to overturn everything she thinks she knows about herself. Forced to work with him to save Amber Lily, the only child in all of history born to a vampire, she can feel the wall around her heart beginning to fall. But Willem is mortal and always will be, lacking the Belladonna Antigen that would allow Sarafina to turn him, to share with him her own dark immortality. And now the woman who will live forever finds herself well and truly doomed, irrevocably bound by love to a man who must one day die. Don't miss a single title in Maggie Shayne's Wings in the Night series: Twilight Phantasies Twilight Memories Twilight Illusions, with bonus novella "Beyond Twilight" Born in Twilight, with bonus novella "Twilight Vows" Twilight Hunger Embrace the Twilight, with bonus novella "Run from Twilight" Edge of Twilight Blue Twilight, with bonus novella "Before Blue Twilight" Prince of Twilight Demon's Kiss Lover's Bite Angel's Pain Bloodline, with bonus novella "Vampires in Paradise" Twilight Prophecy Twilight Fulfilled

The Twilight Of The Gothic

Author: Joseph Crawford
Editor: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 1783160659
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This book explores the history of the paranormal romance genre; from its origins in the revisionist horror fiction of the 1970s, via its emergence as a minor sub-genre of romantic fiction in the early 1990s, to its contemporary expansion in recent years into an often-controversial genre of mainstream fiction. Tracing the genre from its roots in older Gothic fiction written by and for women, it explores the interconnected histories of Gothic and romantic fiction, from Ann Radcliffe and Jane Austen in the eighteenth century to Buffy, Twilight, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries in the present day. In doing so, it investigates the extent to which the post-Twilight paranormal romance really does represent a break from older traditions of Gothic fiction – and just what it is about the genre that has made it so extraordinarily divisive, captivating millions of readers whilst simultaneously infuriating and repelling so many others.