Books tagged: literary humor

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Problems of Translation, or Charlie's Comic, Terrifying, Romantic, Loopy Round-the-World Journey in Search of Linguistic Happiness
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 93,990. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Charles Abel Baker sets off around the world on a quest to see one of his short stories translated into ten different languages, then back into English. Cloak-and-dagger adventure, midlife crisis, romance, humor, and a great read: "insanely amusing" (Gary Shteyngart) "a merry, yearlong chase around the globe" (Kirkus) "a comic masterpiece" (Robert Roth) and 4 stars--the max--from Portland Review
Sure Things & Last Chances
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,290. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
In Sure Things & Last Chances, Lou Gaglia's characters tip love rivals into lakes, try private eye work, and go to war with ants. They are dangled over decks and kicked by horses. They revisit their younger selves and ponder love and death and beauty. In between, a straw man joins the fire department, a petulant editor rejects classics, and a man is lost in the woods, despite his great height.
Out There (a Short Tale of the Weird and Wonderful)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
IT'S A DAY JUST LIKE ANY OTHER DAY... UNTIL SOMETHING UTTERLY UNFAMILIAR SUDDENLY LANDS IN YOUR BACK YARD. Susan may ignore the sudden shaking beneath her slippered feet, she might even neglect to spot the conspicuous sight itself—but she can't evade the stench. Something's wrong. Very wrong. Is Susan capable of realizing the gift of new awareness she's just been given by an unseen entity?
Love Will Make You Drink and Gamble, Stay Out Late at Night
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,220. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
"Love Will Make You Drink and Gamble, Stay Out Late at Night" brings a number of Shelly Lowenkopf’s previously published short stories together in a single volume. All the stories revolve around life in Santa Barbara, the oceanside city north of Los Angeles, where people go after they've burned out in San Francisco or L.A.
Tales from Frewyn: Volume 2 (Variant Cover)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,920. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013 by Paper Crane Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Featuring appearances from thirty of the Haanta series' most beloved characters, Tales from Frewyn Volume Two pays tribute to the animals that inhabit the world of the Two Continents.
Kafka's Metamorphosis -- The Early Drafts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This book humorously recreates -- in language, tone, and strangeness -- Kafka's grasp of the absurd.
What If the Hokey Pokey Really Is What It’s All About?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,280. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Do happy people write in diaries? Not according to Piccolo Poggioli, whose hilarious diary describes the horror of a road trip with her mom, a down-market diva with no manners, no money, and no clue. Piccolo longs to escape this epic fail in mother-daughter bonding (and all other sorts of bonding). Her love of words paves the way for them to go home, where she hopes to put away her diary for good.
A String of Momentary Silences
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,780. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Peter Bremmer decides he'd be better off never speaking again. Then Peter meets a man who says more than he ever could without ever saying a word.