This hilarious collection of short stories features several episodes in the life of the idle gentleman Bertie Wooster and his faithful valet Jeeves. Within these tales, Bingo Little falls in love with every woman he meets, meanwhile Bertie attempts to avoid the eagle eye and iron will of his merciless Aunt Agatha.
"This high-spirited, richly imagined, and brave novel is a delight to read... Smart and hilarious."
— Kirkus Reviews
From the acclaimed author of The Rotters' Club and The Closed Circle comes the novel for our strange contemporary times.
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice"Hilarious . . . A riotous success. Equal parts campus novel, buddy comedy and meditation on art-making under late capitalism, the novel is a hugely funny portrait of an egomaniac and his nebbish best friend." --The Washington Post
At the turn of the twentieth century, as he composes a treatise on melancholy, Jacov Reinhardt sets off from his small Croatian village in search of his hero and unwitting mentor, Emiliano Gomez Carrasquilla, who is rumored to have disappeared into the South American jungle--"not lost, mind you, but retired." Jacov's narcissistic preoccupation with melancholy consumes him, and as he desperately
"Joss Whedon...can’t possibly write All The Things That Are Kind Of Like This. So hallelujah that Edgar Cantero – a Barcelona native whose first language is Spanish, but who spits pop-culture in English like the savviest geek in, say, Sheboygan posting on Tumblr – is writing some of them.”--The Austin Chronicle
An “extremely funny...brilliantly alive” (The New York Times Book Review) social satire of the highest order from bestselling author Sam Lipsyte, centered around an unwitting mindfulness guru and the phenomenon he initiates.
In an America convulsed by political upheaval, cultural discord, environmental catastrophe, and spiritual confusion, so many of us find
A subversively comic, genre-bending satire of bourgeois life by an essential Chinese American voice
A Penguin Classic
'A glorious time-slip caper... Just wonderful' Daily Mail 'Delightfully nostalgic escapism set in a gorgeously conjured Paris of 1954' Sunday Mirror
When Hubert Larnaudie invites some fellow residents of his Parisian apartment building to drink an exceptional bottle of 1954 Beaujolais, he has no idea of its special properties.
On the day he retires, Inspector Ashwin Chopra inherits two unexpected mysteries.
The first is the case of a drowned boy, whose suspicious death no one seems to want solved. And the second is a baby elephant.
"An entertaining tale rich in schadenfreude as bad things happen to a hapless billionaire" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
“Mr. King looks at all our upcoming problems, and imagines a local reaction to each one. The result is often funny, usually sardonic, and always imaginative, what with all the mole rats, flesh drones, dimeheads, and especially ‘The Grifter’s Guide to the Territories FKA USA,’ a notable addition to the line of imaginary authorities.”
—The Wall Street Journal