Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes

Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes
  • Author : Cory O'Brien
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2013-03-05
  • ISBN : 9781101619674

Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes Book Review:

Get this: Cronus liked to eat babies. Narcissus probably should have just learned to masturbate. Odin got construction discounts with bestiality. Isis had bad taste in jewelry. Ganesh was the very definition of an unplanned pregnancy. And Abraham was totally cool about stabbing his kid in the face. All our lives, we’ve been fed watered-down, PC versions of the classic myths. In reality, mythology is more screwed up than a schizophrenic shaman doing hits of unidentified…wait, it all makes sense now. In Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes, Cory O’Brien, creator of Myths RETOLD!, sets the stories straight. These are rude, crude, totally sacred texts told the way they were meant to be told: loudly, and with lots of four-letter words. Skeptical? Here are a few more gems to consider: • Zeus once stuffed an unborn fetus inside his thigh to save its life after he exploded its mother by being too good in bed. • The entire Egyptian universe was saved because Sekhmet just got too hammered to keep murdering everyone. • The Hindu universe is run by a married couple who only stop murdering in order to throw sweet dance parties…on the corpses of their enemies. • The Norse goddess Freyja once consented to a four-dwarf gangbang in exchange for one shiny necklace. And there’s more dysfunctional goodness where that came from.

Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes

Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes
  • Author : Cory O'Brien
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2013-03-05
  • ISBN : 9780399160400

Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes Book Review:

From the creator of Myths Retold comes a hilarious collection of Greek, Norse, Chinese and even Sumerian myths retold in their purest, bawdiest forms! All our lives, we’ve been fed watered-down, PC versions of the classic myths. In reality, mythology is more screwed up than a schizophrenic shaman doing hits of unidentified…wait, it all makes sense now. In Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes, Cory O’Brien, creator of Myths RETOLD!, sets the stories straight. These are rude, crude, totally sacred texts told the way they were meant to be told: loudly, and with lots of four-letter words. Did you know? Cronus liked to eat babies. Narcissus probably should have just learned to masturbate. Odin got construction discounts with bestiality. Isis had bad taste in jewelry. Ganesh was the very definition of an unplanned pregnancy. And Abraham was totally cool about stabbing his kid in the face. Still skeptical? Here are a few more gems to consider: • Zeus once stuffed an unborn fetus inside his thigh to save its life after he exploded its mother by being too good in bed. • The entire Egyptian universe was saved because Sekhmet just got too hammered to keep murdering everyone. • The Hindu universe is run by a married couple who only stop murdering in order to throw sweet dance parties…on the corpses of their enemies. • The Norse goddess Freyja once consented to a four-dwarf gangbang in exchange for one shiny necklace. And there’s more dysfunctional goodness where that came from.

George Washington Is Cash Money

George Washington Is Cash Money
  • Author : Cory O'Brien
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2015-05-12
  • ISBN : 9780698186705

George Washington Is Cash Money Book Review:

PREPARE TO BE BEAKED BY THE MAJESTIC EAGLE OF HISTORY Most of us are familiar with the greatest hits and legendary heroes of US history. In George Washington Is Cash Money, Cory O’Brien, author of Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes, does away with the pomp and circumstance and calls America’s history what it is: one long, violent soap opera. In his signature clever, crude, and cuss-ridden style, O’Brien reminds us that: · Teddy Roosevelt stopped bullets with his manly chest · Harriet Tubman avoided danger by having prophetic seizures. · Joseph Smith invented Mormonism by staring into a hat full of rocks. · Billy the Kid was finally defeated by the smell of fresh bacon. And there’s plenty more Star Spangled stupidity where that came from.

Fifty Shames of Earl Grey

Fifty Shames of Earl Grey
  • Author : Fanny Merkin,Andrew Shaffer
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2012-07-10
  • ISBN : 9780306822001

Fifty Shames of Earl Grey Book Review:

Young, arrogant tycoon Earl Grey seduces the naïve coed Anna Steal with his overpowering good looks and staggering amounts of money, but will she be able to get past his fifty shames, including shopping at Walmart on Saturdays, bondage with handcuffs, and his love of BDSM (Bards, Dragons, Sorcery, and Magick)? Or will his dark secrets and constant smirking drive her over the edge?

Celtic Tales

Celtic Tales
  • Author : Kate Forrester
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2016-08-30
  • ISBN : 9781452152844

Celtic Tales Book Review:

It's an absorbing introduction to the lore of Albion, but readers will also enjoy teasing out similarities between these tales and more familiar ones." — Publishers Weekly Perilous quests, true love, and animals that talk: The traditional stories of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales transport us to the fantastical world of Celtic folklore. • This Celtic mythology book features 16 stores that were translated and transcribed by folklorists in the late 19th and 20th centuries that focus on themes such as Tricksters, The Sea, Quests, and Romance and mythological creatures. • These timeless tales brim with wit and magic, and each one is brought to life with elegant silhouette art in this special illustrated edition • Celtic Tales is an extraordinary collection that conjures forgotten realms and rare magical creatures in vivid prose Discover the impactful and stunning illustrations by Kate Forrester in this special edition that is sure to impress any true fan of cultural and mythological literature. Discover delightfully entertaining tales such as Master and Man, The Soul Cages, The Red-Etin, and The Witch of Lok Island. Celtic Tales makes an impressive gift for any fan of greek mythology, roman mythology, Chinese mythology, and folklore and cultural studies from around the globe.

Bones of the Earth

Bones of the Earth
  • Author : Michael Swanwick
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 383
  • Relase : 2016-05-31
  • ISBN : 9781504036467

Bones of the Earth Book Review:

Modern technology is pitted against ancient dinosaurs in this scientific thriller James Rollins calls “Jurassic Park set amid the paradox of time travel.” Paleontologist Richard Leyster is perfectly content in his position with the Smithsonian excavating dinosaur fossil sites and publishing his findings . . . until the mysterious Harry Griffin appears in his office with a cooler containing the head of a freshly killed Stegosaurus. The enigmatic stranger offers Leyster the opportunity to travel back in time to study living dinosaurs in their original habitats—but with strings attached. Soon, the paleontologist finds himself, along with a select team of colleagues—including his chief rival, the ambitious and often ruthless Dr. Gertrude Salley—making discoveries that would prove impossible working from fossils alone. But when Leyster and his team are stranded in the Cretaceous, they must learn to survive while still keeping alive the joy of scientific discovery. This shocking novel spans hundreds of millions of years and deals with the ultimate fate not only of the dinosaurs but also of all humankind. Nominated for the Locus Award, the Hugo Award, and the Nebula Award for Best Novel, Bones of the Earth cements author Michael Swanwick as an author who “proves that sci-fi has plenty of room for wonder and literary values” (San Francisco Chronicle).

Oh My Gods

Oh My Gods
  • Author : Philip Freeman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2013-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781451609981

Oh My Gods Book Review:

A professor of classics and visiting scholar at the Harvard Divinity school presents modern interpretations of traditional Greek and Roman myths that render classic themes accessible to a new generation of readers. By the author of Alexander the Great.

Sophie's World

Sophie's World
  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2007-03-20
  • ISBN : 9781466804272

Sophie's World Book Review:

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

The Prostitute in the Family Tree

The Prostitute in the Family Tree
  • Author : Doug Adams
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Pages : 127
  • Relase : 1997-01-01
  • ISBN : 0664256937

The Prostitute in the Family Tree Book Review:

The Bible is funny! Very funny, according to Douglas Adams. In this book, Adams demonstrates how readers can discover this often-neglected humor looking at the Bible as a whole and seeing biblical stories with all their rough edges--the unethical and ambiguous characters, the unsolved problems, and the surprising endings. Adams argues that by missing the humor and irony of the Bible, readers often miss intended meanings as well.

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
  • Author : Izumi Tsubaki
  • Publisher : Yen Press LLC
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2016-02-23
  • ISBN : 9780316312325

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun Book Review:

The boy of her dreams...is a girl's manga artist?! To the eyes of high school student Chiyo Sakura, classmate Umetarou Nozaki--brawny of build and brusque of tongue--is a dreamboat! When Chiyo finally works up the courage to tell Nozaki how she feels about him, she knows rejection is on the table...but getting recruited as a manga-ka's assistant?! Never in a million years! But for someone who makes a living drawing sweet girly romances, Nozaki-kun is a little slow on the uptake when it comes to matters of the heart in reality. And so Chiyo's daily life of manga making and heartache begins!

The Fox and the Star

The Fox and the Star
  • Author : Coralie Bickford-Smith
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 64
  • Relase : 2015-11-10
  • ISBN : 9781101992081

The Fox and the Star Book Review:

From the award-winning designer of the iconic Penguin Hardcover Classics comes a beautifully illustrated fable about loss, friendship, and courage The Fox and the Star is the story of a friendship between a lonely Fox and the Star who guides him through the frightfully dark forest. Illuminated by Star’s rays, Fox forages for food, runs with the rabbits, and dances in the rain—until Star suddenly goes out and life changes, leaving Fox huddling for warmth in the unfamiliar dark. To find his missing Star, Fox must embark on a wondrous journey beyond the world he knows—a journey lit by courage, newfound friends, and just maybe, a star-filled new sky. Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement and the art of William Blake, The Fox and the Star is a heartwarming, hopeful tale which comes alive through Bickford-Smith’s beloved illustrations, guiding readers both young and grown to “look up beyond your ears.”

Seeing Like a State

Seeing Like a State
  • Author : James C. Scott
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2020-03-17
  • ISBN : 9780300252989

Seeing Like a State Book Review:

“One of the most profound and illuminating studies of this century to have been published in recent decades.”—John Gray, New York Times Book Review Hailed as “a magisterial critique of top-down social planning” by the New York Times, this essential work analyzes disasters from Russia to Tanzania to uncover why states so often fail—sometimes catastrophically—in grand efforts to engineer their society or their environment, and uncovers the conditions common to all such planning disasters. “Beautifully written, this book calls into sharp relief the nature of the world we now inhabit.”—New Yorker “A tour de force.”— Charles Tilly, Columbia University

Ice Cream & Sadness

Ice Cream & Sadness
  • Author : Kris Wilson,Matt Melvin,Rob Denbleyker,Dave McElfatric
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2011-01-04
  • ISBN : 9780062075819

Ice Cream & Sadness Book Review:

The second collection from Cyanide & Happiness creators Kris Wilson, Matt Melvin, Rob DenBleyker, and Dave McElfatrick features more never-before-seen comics, more cartoons behaving badly and more of the insulting humor that fans have been waiting for! Ranking among the web’s smartest and crudest cartoons, like Achewood, Penny Arcade, and The Perry Bible Fellowship, Explosm.net’s massively popular webcomic would make the cast of South Park blush. Readers, get ready for a laugh-out-loud voyage to the realm of the absurd.

Who Took My Pen ... Again?

Who Took My Pen ... Again?
  • Author : Joan Burge,Nancy Fraze,Jasmine Freeman
  • Publisher : Office Dynamics
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2012-03-01
  • ISBN : 0971745692

Who Took My Pen ... Again? Book Review:

"A book for executive assistants written by executive assistants...offers practical, creative strategies for achieving success and building leadership attributes, compiled from the diverse experiences of high-achieving administrative professionals in a wide variety of businesses and industries."--page [4] of cover.

Whom the Gods Would Destroy

Whom the Gods Would Destroy
  • Author : Richard Powell
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 392
  • Relase : 1970
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105035060511

Whom the Gods Would Destroy Book Review:

The Mask Omnibus Volume 1 (Second Edition)

The Mask Omnibus Volume 1 (Second Edition)
  • Author : John Arcudi
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 375
  • Relase : 2019-04-16
  • ISBN : 9781506712567

The Mask Omnibus Volume 1 (Second Edition) Book Review:

The bestselling comic trilogy that inspired the blockbuster film The Mask is collected in this omnibus edition of gruesome hilarity! A weird mask of unknown origin and power is discovered and imbues its wearer with limitless cartoon character invulnerability that takes the nerdy Stanley Ipkiss, the police, the mafia, and the monstrous mob muscleman Walter on a colliding violent path of homicidal mayhem, lunacy, and destruction! Collects The Mask, The Mask Returns, and The Mask Strikes Back!

Paper Wishes

Paper Wishes
  • Author : Lois Sepahban
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2016-01-05
  • ISBN : 9780374302177

Paper Wishes Book Review:

Ten-year-old Manami did not realize how peaceful her family's life on Bainbridge Island was until the day it all changed. It's 1942, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Manami and her family are Japanese American, which means that the government says they must leave their home by the sea and join other Japanese Americans at a prison camp in the desert. Manami is sad to go, but even worse is that they are going to have to give her and her grandfather's dog, Yujiin, to a neighbor to take care of. Manami decides to sneak Yujiin under her coat and gets as far as the mainland before she is caught and forced to abandon Yujiin. She and her grandfather are devastated, but Manami clings to the hope that somehow Yujiin will find his way to the camp and make her family whole again. It isn't until she finds a way to let go of her guilt that Manami can reclaim the piece of herself that she left behind and accept all that has happened to her family.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Author : Robert M. Pirsig
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2009-04-21
  • ISBN : 9780061907999

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Book Review:

THE CLASSIC BOOK THAT HAS INSPIRED MILLIONS A penetrating examination of how we live and how to live better Few books transform a generation and then establish themselves as touchstones for the generations that follow. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is one such book. This modern epic of a man’s search for meaning became an instant bestseller on publication in 1974, acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters. It continues to inspire millions. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions on how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, this classic is a touching and transcendent book of life. This new edition contains an interview with Pirsig and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be.

Supernatural beings from Slovenian myth and folktales

Supernatural beings from Slovenian myth and folktales
  • Author : Monika Kropej
  • Publisher : Založba ZRC
  • Pages : 284
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 961254428X

Supernatural beings from Slovenian myth and folktales Book Review:

On Prophecy, Dreams and Human Imagination

On Prophecy, Dreams and Human Imagination
  • Author : Donald A. Russell,Heinz-Günther Nesselrath
  • Publisher : Mohr Siebeck
  • Pages : 226
  • Relase : 2014-12-15
  • ISBN : 3161524195

On Prophecy, Dreams and Human Imagination Book Review:

Synesius' essay De insomniis ('On Dreams') inquires into the meaning and importance of dreams for human beings and treats themes - most of all the relationship of humans to higher spheres -, which for religiously- and philosophically-minded people are still important today.