Grimms Erben: Roman (German Edition) by Florian Weber,Kai Büschl

By Florian Weber,Kai Büschl

Ignatz ist Märchenerzähler. Als der Krieg ausbricht, desertiert er. Seine Flucht führt ihn nach Warschau, wo er vor den Augen seines Bruders Zacharias von den Nazis ermordet wird. Zacharias entkommt und zieht sich nach dem Krieg nach Bayern zurück. In seinem Gartenhaus aus Holz erschafft er sich mit seiner Märchenbibliothek eine eigene und wunderbare Welt. Als regulate Mann erfährt er von der Existenz seines Enkels August, der ihm zur Obhut übergeben wird. Plötzlich verschwindet Zacharias und hinterlässt eine seltsame Botschaft. August, der Zeit seines Lebens von seinen Mitmenschen verlacht und gedemütigt wurde, rächt sich nun grausam an seinen Peinigern. Florian Weber, Bandmitglied der Sportfreunde Stiller, legt mit Grimms Erben seinen eigenen Entwurf zum Grimm-Jahr vor: Phantasiereich und wunderbar fabulierend, aber auch brutal und von anarchistischem Witz, spielt Weber mit sehr unterschiedlichen Märchenmotiven und zitiert in etlichen Szenen deren Handlung und Moral.

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L’homme qui ne voulait pas devenir Président: Un roman by Julien Leclercq

By Julien Leclercq

374 852. 374 852 vues en quelques heures seulement. Postée sur YouTube à 5 h 56 ce matin, los angeles vidéo faisait déjà le travel du monde.

Pendant les fêtes de Bayonne, Michel, un jeune chômeur, monte sur scène lors d’un live performance et se lance dans un discours enflammé contre l. a. classe politique. Dans l. a. foulée, poussé par l’ivresse autant que par les encouragements du public, il annonce sa candidature à l’élection présidentielle.
Sa diatribe fait vite le journey des réseaux sociaux et se propage hors de tout contrôle. Devenu en quelques jours le chouchou du net puis des médias, il n’aspire pourtant qu’à retrouver sa vie paisible, entre virées nocturnes, events de console et longues soirées avec sa mère. C’est sans compter sur ses amis, bien décidés à exploiter au greatest l. a. likelihood qui s’offre à eux.

D’autant que bientôt, les enquêtes d’opinion sur le candidat malgré lui commencent à s’affoler…

L’homme qui ne voulait pas devenir président est un roman trépidant qui plonge avec délectation en plein cœur de l’actualité. Une comédie légère et pleine d’esprit à lire absolument avant d’élire n’importe qui.

EXTRAIT

— Je suis monté sur scène ? Moi ? Vous êtes sûrs ou vous me faites marcher ?
— Je crois qu’il vaut mieux que tu regardes, affirma Guillaume en lui mettant son iPad sous le nez.
Et Michel vit.
Il se vit, lui, grimper maladroitement sur los angeles scène éphémère devant laquelle étaient installés une dizaine de milliers de spectateurs et qui accueillait le célèbre groupe de rock anglais Miouse pour un live performance en plein air. Profitant d’une pause entre deux chansons, il se vit tituber jusqu’aux côtés du chanteur. Il n’avait dû son salut qu’à une intervention amicale de ce dernier qui, en levant le pouce, avait empêché le provider de sécurité d’expulser l’intrus manu militari.
Amusée, los angeles superstar avait posé une major bienveillante sur l’épaule de Michel.
« It’s okay men. we've got a brand new visitor! What’s your identify, my friend? »
Mais Michel n’avait pas répondu. Il avait arraché le micro des mains de l. a. vedette et s’était lancé dans un lengthy monologue, sans se soucier le moins du monde des quelques huées qui s’étaient élevées du public.

CE QU'EN PENSE l. a. CRITIQUE

Une comédie à lire avant d’aller voter. - Emmanuel Lechypre, BFM Business

En trouvant une manière élégante de ne pas trancher, le ultimate s’avère splendide : il montre qu’en définitive, l. a. seule victoire qui compte, c’est celle de l’amour… De manière brillante et amusante à los angeles fois, explorant avec exactitude les possibles du système électoral français, l’écrivain Julien Leclercq réussit à mettre en scène l’irrésistible ascension d’un candidat issu de los angeles société civile. - Daniel Fattore

À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR

Né en 1982, Julien Leclercq vit entre Paris et Astaffort, où il dirige l’agence Com’Presse. Après avoir publié deux essais pour défendre avec humour et un brin de cynisme les cooks d’entreprise (Chronique d’un salaud de patron, éd. Les Cavaliers de l’orage, et Journal d’un salaud de patron, éd. Fayard), il prépare un ouvrage pour mettre en lumière les acteurs de l’ombre qui, à rebours des discours pas toujours désintéressés sur los angeles crise, rendent par leur énergie et leur audace notre can pay meilleur. L’homme qui ne voulait pas devenir président est son most excellent roman.

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De man die in zijn eentje de Olympische Spelen organiseerde by Erik Jan Harmens

By Erik Jan Harmens

Ron van Dijk is getrouwd, heeft twee kinderen en
een zwak voor grootschalige evenementen. Hij noemt
zichzelf 'een geboren organisator' en used to be tot twee
keer toe ceremoniemeester bij een bruiloft. Nu is
Van Dijk toe aan zijn meesterproef: de organisatie
van de Olympische Spelen in Nederland en België.

Vanuit zijn Vinex-woning, waar hij ook kantoor
houdt om de overhead zo laag mogelijk te houden,
draaien Van Dijk en zijn trouwe own assistant
Angelique overuren om alles paraat te hebben als het
Olympisch vuur over achttien maanden ontstoken
wordt. Er zijn echter problemen: de cashflow is niet
optimaal, de eerste palen van de stadions moeten
nog in de grond geslagen worden, het olympisch
dorp is nog niet voorbij de prestige van maquette, en
qua catering luistert - gelet op het grote aantal
nationaliteiten van de deelnemers - vooral de keuze
van broodbeleg heel nauw.

Als Van Dijk met de voorzitter van het Internationaal
Olympisch Comité in gesprek gaat over de achterstanden,
blijkt dat de organisator bereid is heel ver
te gaan om zijn topfunctie veilig te stellen.

De guy die in zijn eentje de Olympische Spelen
organiseerde is een roman over de schoonheid van
mismanagement en de lachwekkendheid van deadlines,
en een genadeloze afrekening met het aloude
adagium 'meedoen is belangrijker dan winnen'.

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Sheila Levine está muerta y vive en Nueva York (Libros del by Gail Parent,Zulema Couso

By Gail Parent,Zulema Couso

Sinopsis

La conoces perfectamente, los angeles conoces tanto que puede que seas tú. Sheila es bastante mona (su madre cube que es guapísima), no le falta alguien con quien salir de vez en cuando y su mejor amiga es más alta y más flaca que ella. Sheila no piensa demasiado en el futuro, porque para ella el futuro es eso, futuro; hasta que de pronto se da cuenta de que tiene treinta años y todavía sigue soltera. Sheila intentará resolverlo, claro que lo intentará, pero resultará que el presunto novio o es homosexual o que quien en realidad le gusta es su mejor amiga, o que solo busca compartir el alquiler.

Las decepciones se transforman en desesperación y, en un momento de lucidez, Sheila toma una decisión: suicidarse. Pero antes de hacerlo, make a decision poner sus cosas en orden y escribir una larga nota explicándolo todo.

Décadas después de su publicación Sheila Levine está muerta y vive en Nueva York continúa siendo los angeles nota de suicidio más divertida que se haya escrito nunca. Su retrato de una treintañera neoyorquina intentando conciliar sus aspiraciones con el mundo genuine sigue teniendo tanta vida como cuando se publicó por primera vez.

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Angels and Manners by Cynn Chadwick

By Cynn Chadwick

Angels & Manners: Working-class unmarried mom Carrie Angel is elevating her teenaged sons in part eight housing whereas she finishes her carpentry certification. It’s now not the precise position to elevate her boys however it is all she will be able to come up with the money for on account that her divorce. Divorce additionally forces upscale Jen Manners and her green with envy daughter Emily from their cozy, suburban way of life into backed housing. Jen’s decade previous Lit-degree and shortage of labor background ship her right into a process she notion reserved for a special category of girl than herself.And so Carrie and Jen meet. ladies with not anything in universal of their lives yet their monetary scenario and part eight housing. steadily they get to understand one another, even like one another. And jointly start to think that convinced, existence is what you're making it.

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Magic Club: A Novel by Harry Clifford Brown

By Harry Clifford Brown

Henry Kessler wrestles. now not that he fairly loves to, specifically whilst it’s with one among his most sensible acquaintances’ mom. Or while he wrestles with notions of ways to coax his father out of the Airstream parked in the course of the desolate tract and again into the family members domestic. Or the right way to get his fly-fishing classmate Julie to determine him as greater than simply one other trout swimming upstream, or find out how to support Lenny out of going to Vietnam or Greg from self destructing on medications. and never that he quite likes wrestling along with his personal lifestyles both and realizing the place precisely he matches after eighteen years in Grand River. Set in western Colorado, the place mountains meet desert—against the backdrop of Vietnam, Nixon as opposed to McGovern, and Jim Morrison and the Doors—this e-book is a romp, either actual and imagined, throughout one summer season after highschool commencement. 4 pals, 4 households, and a colourful forged of quirky characters humans this poignant tale of loss and redemption, from omit Darling, the fortuneteller who lives in a dirt hut at the canal financial institution via day and travels the celebrities via evening, to Peefee Maldonado, whose staccato laughter resembles the glass-packed mufflers of his ’55 pickup; from Mr. Shimizu, the neighbor guy who digs up his bonsai backyard in prefer of xeriscaping, to Mrs. Woods, a denizen of the rustic membership, who prefers tennis whites, bikinis, and extra-dry martinis; from Redd Morgan, who’d simply as quickly belch out a beery insult than approximately anything, to Mrs. Bartelli, whose zeal for Jesus is barely matched by way of her disdain for her offspring. Magic Club—a significant other novel, no longer sequel, to Brown’s Sundays in August, additionally from Sunstone Press—has an identical wealthy, sensory-driven prose, seamlessly melded galaxy of characters who dazzle and befuddle, and unpredictable twists that preserve the reader guessing and off-balance. In a notice, a gem.

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How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson

By Allison Pearson

Kate Reddy is again! this is often the follow-up to the overseas bestseller I Don’t understand how She Does It, the unconventional that outlined smooth existence for ladies all over. This time she’s juggling kids, getting older mom and dad and getting again into the place of work, and each web page can have you giggling and pondering: It’s not only me.

Kate Reddy is counting down the times until eventually she is fifty, yet no longer in an effective way. Fifty, in Kate’s brain, equals invisibility. And with hormones that experience her in shackles, teenage young ones who desire her there yet won’t check with her and unwell mom and dad who aren’t coping, Kate is in the course of a sandwich that she isn’t even allowed to consume end result of the calories.

She’s again at paintings after a major holiday at domestic, simply because someone has to carry domestic the bacon now that her husband wealthy has dropped out of the rat race to grasp the paintings of mindfulness. yet simply as Kate is discovering a couple of tips to get by means of in her new place of work, her outdated shopper and flame Jack reappears – advanced doesn’t even start to conceal it.

This is a coming of age tale for turning fifty. It’s approximately a lot more than a balancing act; it’s approximately checking out who you're and what you want to believe alive whilst you’ve bought used to being your personal final precedence. and each web page will depart you feeling that there’s a little bit Kate Reddy in all of us.

As humorous as Helen Fielding and Caitlin Moran, this is often straight-up fantastic fiction approximately tips on how to have all of it and never turn out wasting your self at the way.

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God Bless Mr. Devil by Andrew Davis

By Andrew Davis

From the writer of the emotionally-charged novel, challenging street domestic, comes an cutting edge tale of striking intensity and gear. it's been known as "the resolution to global peace," "the key to the gates of Heaven," and "the twenty-first-century Christmas Carol."

Satan is on a roll. He’s bought the area in an uproar, and existence is nice, until eventually eight-year-old Katie Hart asks her minister on a snowy December Sunday: “Reverend Frye, why doesn’t somebody pray for the Devil?” that question drives the motion and the emotional depth during this touching tale of affection and very unlikely odds.

God Bless Mr. satan is the tale of Satan’s fight to shield himself opposed to an eight-year-old lady, who believes that praying for the satan will cease all of the undesirable issues which are occurring within the world.

There's only one little challenge: devil has a daunting mystery which could wreck him, and the empire he has labored so difficult to construct, and Katie Hart has unknowingly stumbled upon his mystery.

This praying-for-the-Devil company has bought to stop.

Satan, now outdated and grey, in retrospect on a profession long past up in flames, unearths himself suffering to get this silly little child off his again. Then, in a single of his weakest moments, triumph over by way of her allure and compassion, he feels “the terror of affection in his heart.”

In the tip, Katie has an internet site on the web dedicated to saving the satan, and thousands of individuals all over the world are praying for his salvation. Now devil faces a negative limitation: lose his strength and his empire, or smash the kid he has come to like.

There’s just one answer: Hell has to be saved.

Pictorial settings, from the heat of a child’s comfortable bed room, to a howling snowfall, to the hellish Lake of fireside itself, delivery the reader into the motion, whereas position reversals, misunderstandings, and conflicting agendas propel this fast paced, emotionally pushed tale to its satisfied ending.

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Debasements of Brooklyn by Ira Gold

By Ira Gold

His father had warned Howie, "You cannot trip horses with one ass." yet the following he was once, residing a double life--one racketeering along with his team and the opposite sitting in cafes analyzing Penguin classics.

To slot in, Howie hides his highbrow pursuits from his gangster neighbors, yet they nonetheless suspect anything isn't really correct approximately him. the true challenge is that somebody has been bad-mouthing Howie to Vinnie Five-Five, his captain.

Howie thinks he may possibly clear up all his difficulties through discovering the way to depart Vinnie's workforce with out an individual pondering he may flip rat. And whereas he is going approximately advancing this plan in his planned, half-baked method, a warfare breaks out among the Italians in Sheepshead Bay and the Russians in Brighton Beach.

Now, beside his acquaintances, he has enemies who want him lifeless. So he needs to run from the basement house he rents from his sister--the one one who actually loves him--into the palms of demure and bookish Ariel, who likes her males tough and her intercourse rougher.

Howie believes it essential to proceed holding his erudition below wraps lest Ariel lose erotic curiosity. Will Howie live to tell the tale the warfare? Will he live to tell the tale Ariel's wrath while she unearths out she's harboring now not a thug yet an esthete with PhD point cultural knowledge?

Why the hell no longer? yet boy is she mad.

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Cluck by Lenore Rowntree

By Lenore Rowntree

Cluck is a darkly comedian novel approximately Henry, an purely baby whose mom has bipolar disease. As a young person, Henry turns into a radio junkie misplaced on this planet of track. As a tender guy, he turns into enthusiastic about a feminine DJ whose night convey mysteriously beams out of Idaho and into his vehicle whereas he’s riding over Vancouver’s Lions Gate Bridge. Henry has to reside his lifestyles within the shadow solid by way of his mom, yet he by no means thoroughly supplies up wish that he can locate his position. Slowly, while he’s in his thirties, his lifestyles starts off to open in optimistic instructions, together with sporadic luck with bird farming, outsider artwork (he calls himself a knit reactor), and romance. yet, it’s now not till Henry is in his fifties that his personality is ultimately outlined, yet no longer with out one ultimate fight along with his personal quirkiness.

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