Books tagged: satire

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Stuck at Seven [While Awkwardly Aiming for Ten]
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,290. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
We all want to be a 10, but let’s face it - that’s just not going to happen. So, with wide eyes and sharp wit, the author spills his inner most insecurities, all the while providing jaw dropping shock and a smidgen of "oh-no-he-didn't-just-go-there" awe, in an attempt to accept his own stuck-ness. Unabashedly funny, yet intimately relatable, stuck.at.seven runs the gamut of awkward, life moments.
Peculiar Parables for a Dubious Millennium
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,690. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Volume I of Madfingers' Almanac, "Peculiar Parables for a Dubious Millennium" is a collection of curiously delightful fables aimed at sophisticated, slightly off-kilter kids and the proud parents who are raising them just outside the box, off the wall...and a little bit to the left of center.
Oliver Booth and the Evil Socialite
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,490. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Oliver Booth, the man readers love to hate, is back! In this hilarious sequel to the award-winning novel The Misadventures of Oliver Booth: Life in the Lap of Luxury, Oliver’s quest for fame and fortune leads him into the world of high-end real estate, where he becomes embroiled in a battle with a socialite who is not all that she appears to be. It’s a fast and funny satire you won’t want to miss.
Chet Finley vs. The Machines of Fate
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 95,050. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013 by Planet 99 Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Chet Finley is having the worst day of his life. Dumped by his girlfriend and fired from his latest job, Chet’s day gets even worse when he uncovers a galactic conspiracy controlling all life on Earth. Banding together with a haywire robot and a shape-shifting assassin, Chet sets out into a universe unlike anything he could have imagined.
Heard It on the Grapevine
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,620. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: March 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This volume comprises two collections of short stories. The theme of the first is: love, jealousy, revenge and murder. The second is set in the corporate environment. Some of the stories are satires of corporate life, such as learning the Corporate Smile, an indispensable weapon for the ambitious. Most of the stories are humorous, although you might find yourself laughing through gritted teeth.
Innocent in the Afterlife
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 15,480. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Pope Innocent XIV drops dead three days into the job. But the afterlife, much like his reign, proves a bit of a disappointment. First, his guide, winged hat aside, is practically naked and thinks everything's a bit of a joke. The Lord God calls him goy and tells him to bugger off; and come the day of Judgement his judges turn out to be human, and not even remotely saintly.
The Blog of Maisy Malone
Price: $3.10 USD. Words: 70,570. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
My name is Maisy Malone. I’m seventeen years old, live in a ratty council house with my 60 year old, near-alcoholic Dad and a dog with a leaky bum. This is my blog. You can either like it, or you can…well… blog off!! ;o)
Kittenstein and Frankenfur, the Gambling Cats
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,040. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Deeply depressed, near-suicidal when his retirement dream of hand-raising two pure-bred, grand champion Siamese kittens is unexpectedly shattered, Bruce's well-meaning wife tricks him into adopting two common tabbies, feline hoi poloi, from an animal shelter. Are Kittenstein and Frankenfur mini-monsters from kitten hell or Bruce Dalwhinney's last hope of salvation?
The Secret to Certainty: How to be right about everything in five easy steps
Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Sick of being proved wrong? Tired of being a doubting Thomas? Suffer no more! The secret is out and you too can learn to believe like a pro. In five simple steps you'll learn the tricks of the trade used by every committed champion of every cause. Believed to be recommended by religious leaders and politicians the world over, the Secret to Certainty will no doubt change your life.
Honest John's Fine Used Spaceships
Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(Short Story) When a customer wanders in looking for a fine used spaceship, Honest John is soon confronted with a serious problem. He must live up to his reputation for honesty, but what the customer wants is clearly absurd. On the other hand, there's nothing absurd about the customer's money.