Funny Boy

Funny Boy Author Shyam Selvadurai
ISBN-10 9781409044345
Year 2008-09-04
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Random House
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In the world of his large family, affluent Tamils living in Colombo, Arjie is an oddity, a 'funny boy' who prefers dressing as a girl to playing cricket with his brother. In FUNNY BOY we follow the life of the family through Arjie's eyes, as he comes to terms both with his own homo-sexuality and with the racism of the society in which he lives. In the north of Sri Lanka there is a war going on between the army and the Tamil Tigers, and gradually it begins to encroach on the family's comfortable life. Sporadic acts of violence flare into full scale riots and lead, ultimately, to tragedy. Written in clear, simple prose, Syam Selvadurai's first novel is masterly in its mingling of the personal and political.

Miss Blackpool

Miss Blackpool Author Nick Hornby
ISBN-10 9783462308389
Year 2014-11-13
Pages 432
Language de
Publisher Kiepenheuer & Witsch
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Nick Hornbys grandioser neuer Roman: ein Ausflug ins Swinging London der Sixties Die hübsche Barbara entflieht der Provinz und zieht nach London, um berühmt zu werden. Sie bekommt tatsächlich die Hauptrolle in einer neuen Fernseh-Sitcom, die zu einer der erfolgreichsten TV-Shows Englands wird. Das Team wird ihre Familie – doch was passiert, wenn Ruhm und Glanz irgendwann verblassen?Anfang der 60er: Barbara nimmt die Wahl zur »Miss Blackpool« nicht an, als ihr aufgeht, dass sie dann ein weiteres Jahr in diesem verschlafenen Provinzstädtchen verbringen müsste. Stattdessen zieht sie nach London, ins Herz der neu entstehenden Popkultur, um Komikerin zu werden. Was zunächst aussichtslos erscheint, wird Wirklichkeit, und die Truppe rund um die beiden Drehbuchschreiber Tony und Bill, den Produzenten Dennis sowie Schauspielkollegen Clive ersetzt Barbara fortan die Familie. Alle sind von der Idee besessen, aus ihrer Sitcom einen Riesenerfolg zu machen, was ihnen trotz privater großer und kleiner Katastrophen auch gelingt. Doch was passiert, wenn Schönheit und Ruhm mit der Zeit verblassen?Nick Hornby nimmt den Leser mit ins brodelnde London der 60er-Jahre, mitten hinein in die Welt der am Hungertuch nagenden Gagschreiber, der überarbeiteten Regisseure, der egozentrischen Schauspieler und der vom großen Durchbruch träumenden Mädchen. Ein Buch über ganz große Auftritte, lebenslange Freundschaft und die große Liebe.

Funny Boys

Funny Boys Author Warren Adler
ISBN-10 1921372036
Year 2008
Pages 309
Language en
Publisher
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Since the fame attending the publication and film of Warren Adler's The War of the Roses, Adler has been chronicling the American experience in novels and screenplays. Now, with Funny Boys, Adler takes on the New York of his childhood in a new novel with bestseller written all over it - a dark comedy of errors about success, the mob, and true love. Mickey Fine is a young man with a promising future in comedy. Attracted to the applause of the crowd at a lavish hotel casino in the Catskills, he gets a job as a tumler - part entertainer, part host, all funny boy. But he is naïve to the more sinister side of his audience. They are mobsters and power players of New York's scandalous underbelly - men with whom Mickey had run-ins during his childhood. When Mutzie Feder, a Jean Harlow-esque gangster girlfriend, gets into the act with dreams of escaping her brutal reality, sparks fly between her and Mickey. But as their circumstances start to catch up with them - and the body count starts mounting from the rough crowd they're running with - Mickey and Mutzie start angling for a way out. That, of course, isn't as easy as it sounds. With film rights already optioned to a major producer, Funny Boys is a timeless love story and a sweeping American tale told as only Warren Adler could tell it. Smart, wry, and beautifully written, it's as unforgettable and authentic as anything Damon Runyon or Ring Lardner ever wrote, from a writer with a keen eye, an acute ear, and a very big heart.

Eine echt verr ckte Story

Eine echt verr  ckte Story Author Ned Vizzini
ISBN-10 9783841900449
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 384
Language de
Publisher Edel:Books
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Genau wie so viele Teens in New York sieht auch Craig Gillner die Aufnahme in die Manhattan Executive Pre-Professional High School als Ticket in die Zukunft an. Doch als er den Aufnahmetest bestanden hat, beginnen seine Selbstzweifel, immer stärker zu werden. Schließlich, als es für ihn nur noch die Alternative Selbstmord gibt, weist er sich selbst in die Psychiatrie ein. Und genau dort, wo es niemand vermuten würde, in Gesellschaft einer Gruppe von seltsamen Menschen um seinen ägyptischen Zimmernachbarn, der sich seit Jahren weigert, sein Bett zu verlassen, einen chassidischen Juden, der an den Folgen zu heftigen Acid-Genusses leidet und eines sexsüchtigen Transsexuellen, findet Craig zurück zu alten längst vergessenen Stärken.

Funny Boy Versus the Bubble Brained Barbers from the Big Bang

Funny Boy Versus the Bubble Brained Barbers from the Big Bang Author Dan Gutman
ISBN-10 9781453259542
Year 2012-12-04
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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Exiled on Earth, Funny Boy must save his new planet from an evil haircut Never spit spitballs at your brother. That’s the lesson Funny Boy learned on his last day on the planet Crouton, when his parents strapped him to a rocket and shot him to Earth as punishment for misbehaving. But just like Superman, this exiled Croutonian gained powers when he landed on the new world. He’s not super strong, super fast, or super stylish, but his super sense of humor lets him crack jokes faster than a speeding bullet, and leap over boring situations with a single pun. But now he must face the least hilarious thing in the universe: the first day of school. As he tries to fit in among his human peers, Funny Boy learns that three intergalactic barbers have come to steal every strand of hair on Earth. He’ll have to dust off his freshest material to stop them, because everybody knows there’s nothing funny about a bad haircut. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dan Gutman including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

Blundering Blokes Looking for Sarah Jane Smith Girls Like Funny Boys To Dare A Future

Blundering Blokes  Looking for Sarah Jane Smith  Girls Like Funny Boys   To Dare A Future Author Dave Franklin
ISBN-10
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Pages 700
Language en
Publisher Baby Ice Dog Press
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A three-novel anthology that wallows in dark, twisted humour, sexual obsession and the latent violence of the male animal. Book 1: Looking For Sarah Jane Smith Marty's living in a Welsh town he hates, doing a job he's lost interest in and so bored he can't even be bothered with sex. But a new life beckons in Australia. It's also a chance to get away from his stupid mates, the loveable loser John and the ultra-macho Wasp Boy. Maybe he'll even meet an exquisite girl like his Doctor Who heroine, Sarah Jane Smith, and live happily ever after… Looking for Sarah Jane Smith – For anyone who suspects life's a bit rubbish. Part road trip and part celebration of idiotic male friendship, Looking for Sarah Jane Smith is sure to strike a chord with those who appreciate Withnail & I, Peep Show and Bill Hicks. '...if there's one thing that stands out about this, it's how bloody funny it is. I actually packed Looking for Sarah Jane Smith for a long-haul flight and such a page-turner did it prove to be that I finished it within a couple of hours.' - Living Abroad Magazine '...A bitter, crude, but funny book... These boys are not particularly likeable, but their story is raw, honest, unsophisticated and rooted in bittersweet reality.' - Post Newspapers 'An agreeably raucous novel that touches on Dr Who and men behaving badly. Its strong language and adult scenes make it the perfect Christmas gift for that impressionable nephew.' - The West Australian Book 2: Girls Like Funny Boys Part coming of age story, part exploration of the maddening nature of dreams, Girls Like Funny Boys is a potent mix of sexual obsession, guilt and fame. "Gina crouched, resting on her haunches to continue the conversation. Her legs were too far apart. There was a hole in her black tights just above the left knee. Johnny felt a hot urge to poke a finger in it. He wished she'd leave him alone. He wished she wasn't wearing tights. He stared at her lopsided mouth and the way her fat lower lip jutted out. It was so red it bordered on purple, the colour of strawberries on the turn." Meet Johnny Goodwin. He's grown up in a quiet Brisbane suburb with loving parents, a faithful dog and an unrequited yearning for his teenage sweetheart, Angie Everson. Now in his last year at school, he's finally caught her eye by starring in a teacher-baiting pantomime. Dreams are already taking shape of a career in entertainment, perhaps with Angie by his side. All he's got to do is pass his exams, get to uni and keep away from Gina Wood, that weird girl who once let him touch her… 'Girls Like Funny Boys wasn't what I expected - and that's simply not fair as Dave Franklin's not meant to be writing to a formula. But I really didn't expect to find this as engaging, involving and quite as emotional as I did. I loved Johnny, rode the waves of his life every step of the way. Most of all I just loved this book.' - Australian Crime Fiction Book 3: To Dare A Future A van driver with abduction and murder on his mind. An eleven-year-old girl snatched on her way home from ballet. A tortured reporter, happy to use her death and the terrifying reign of a child killer to help make his name… To Dare A Future – We all have black thoughts. It's just some of us act on them. 'Don't let the rather bland title put you off – this is an impressive read, spiced with ethical dilemmas as well as earthy dialogue and humour.' – Sunday Times Total length: 250,000 words.

Kicker im Kleid

Kicker im Kleid Author David Walliams
ISBN-10 9783644401365
Year 2017-03-10
Pages 240
Language de
Publisher Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
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Dennis ist ein großer Fußballfan, genau wie alle seine Freunde, wie sein Vater und sein Bruder. Seine zweite Leidenschaft jedoch ist ein großes Geheimnis: Dennis liebt Mode. Jeden Monat kauft er sich eine neue «Vogue». Ein Glück, dass er in Lisa eine Verbündete findet – und eine gute Freundin. Bis Lisa auf eine ziemlich verrückte Idee kommt und Dennis einen noch verrückteren Einfall hat, wie er Fußball und Mode unter einen Hut bringen kann!

Asian American Novelists

Asian American Novelists Author Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
ISBN-10 0313309116
Year 2000
Pages 422
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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As a distinct area of literary study, Asian American literature now enjoys a level of critical recognition that was unimaginable when academic interest in the field began modestly some 25 years ago. Part of this recognition stems from the increasing contributions of Asian American novelists, whose works continue to capture growing levels of popular attention. This reference book provides alphabetically arranged entries for 70 Asian American novelists. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides a short biography, a discussion of major works and themes, an overview of the novelist's critical reception, and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources. In addition, the volume concludes with a selected, general bibliography.

Funny Boy Takes on the Chit Chatting Cheeses from Chattanooga

Funny Boy Takes on the Chit Chatting Cheeses from Chattanooga Author Dan Gutman
ISBN-10 9781453259559
Year 2012-12-04
Pages 134
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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When America’s cows go on strike, a gang of interstellar cheeses land on Earth The nation’s cattle have gotten too smart for their own good. Tired of letting humans steal their milk, American cows have gone on strike. This is great news for every kid who hates drinking his milk, but trouble for anybody who likes cheese. Funny Boy—a joke-telling superhero who was sent to Earth from the planet Crouton—is mourning the cheese shortage when five giant cheeses fall on Wisconsin, squashing an unlucky farmer named George Gouda. That alone would be weird enough, but the cheeses also talk. The cheeses are aliens from the faraway planet Chattanooga, and they have come to stop the cheese shortage. The country’s woe is ended, but something about the aliens’ story stinks worse than month-old Muenster. It will take Funny Boy and his galactic sense of humor to curdle these curds before America starts to spoil. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dan Gutman including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

Funny Boy Storycuts

Funny Boy  Storycuts Author John Grisham
ISBN-10 9781448134199
Year 2011-11-17
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Random House
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One young man's homecoming shocks a whole town. This is a homecoming that none of the respectable folk of Clanton are pleased about: that of a young man dying of AIDS. But their attempts to ostracise him merely show up some very ugly shortcomings of their own . . . Part of the Storycuts series, this story was previously published in the collection Ford County.

South Asian Novelists in English

South Asian Novelists in English Author Jaina C. Sanga
ISBN-10 0313318859
Year 2003
Pages 308
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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Profiles more than fifty novelists from South Asia and discusses each author's major works, literary themes, and critical reception.

The Funny Boy Adventures Four Hilarious Books in One Volume

The Funny Boy Adventures  Four Hilarious Books in One Volume Author Dan Gutman
ISBN-10 9781480466159
Year 2013-11-18
Pages 534
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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A special four-in-one edition of Dan Gutman’s hilarious and delightful Funny Boy series In Funny Boy Meets the Airsick Alien from Andromeda, Funny Boy—a smart-aleck from the planet Crouton with the galaxy’s best sense of humor—shoots his brother with a spitball, and his parents strap him into a spaceship and blast him to Earth. Things get strange right away. A planet-gobbling alien is about to attack his new home, and Funny Boy doesn’t have any weapons besides a talking dog and a razor-sharp wit. In Funny Boy Versus the Bubble-Brained Barbers from the Big Bang, Funny Boy, just like Superman, has mastered the powers he gained when he landed on Earth. He’s not super strong or super fast, but his super sense of humor lets him crack jokes faster than a speeding bullet. Now he must face the least hilarious thing in the universe: the first day of school. As he tries to fit in among his human peers, Funny Boy learns that three intergalactic barbers have come to steal every strand of hair on Earth. He’ll have to dust off his freshest material to stop them, because everybody knows there’s nothing funny about a bad haircut. In Funny Boy Takes on the Chit-Chatting Cheeses from Chattanooga, the nation’s cattle have gotten too smart for their own good. Tired of letting humans steal their milk, American cows have gone on strike. This is trouble for anybody who likes cheese. Funny Boy is mourning the cheese shortage when five giant cheeses fall on Wisconsin, and then begin to talk. The cheeses are aliens from the faraway planet Chattanooga, and they have come to stop the shortage. The country’s woe is ended, but something about the aliens’ story stinks worse than month-old Muenster. It will take Funny Boy and his galactic sense of humor to curdle these curds before America starts to spoil. And in Funny Boy Meets the Dumbbell Dentist from Deimos (with Dangerous Dental Decay), Funny Boy’s super-powered sense of humor has won him the love of his life: Tupper Camembert. But this riddle-flinging superhero’s work is far from over. When the president of the United States is summoned for a cleaning with Dr. Denny the dentist, he knows something is wrong—he doesn’t even have an appointment! This is a job for Funny Boy, who must once again use every joke in his arsenal to destroy the evil dentist villain and his hygienist henchmen.