Humor

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Tales From Little Lump: Alien Season

Rating: 3
This fast paced, amusing story takes place entirely in the confines of a small convenience store in Little Lump, Texas. There is a fisherman behaving very oddly, there are flying saucers, invisible alien ambassadors, and before all is said and done the US Army gets involved.
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Non-Friction

Rating: 3.5
When recently separated, self-involved, and self-published online author, Morgan receives a fan letter about his top-selling ebook "Sextual Encounters," from Emma, he begins a journey of romantic discovery that will take him through marriage counseling, the grueling reality of group author events, and innumerable text messages.
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431 Superior

Rating: 3
431 SUPERIOR is a dream come true. That is, Lucy and Nate Fair’s dream come true. Two divorced parents -- with six daughters, two dogs combined -- fall in love, and transform their ordinary lives into a sexy fantasia.
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Quit School!

Rating: 4
Through eight short stories about one boy's life, this collection examines the pains and pleasures of entering adolescence. From hunting deer in the woods to hunting ghosts in an old house, these original pieces have something to say, although the message isn't always as humorous as the subtitle suggests.
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Obama Confidential

Rating: 4
Marc Berlin has “collected” an amusing selection of letters to the President in his timely work of satire. A vast array of citizens have been writing President Obama a variety of letters, and Berlin does a great job of making fun of each writer, regardless of their stated political preferences, as well as poking fun at the President himself.
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Leaving Early

Rating: 4.5
As the narrator of LEAVING EARLY counts down the days to his suicide, he contemplates his life so far while offering some poignant and facetious observations of life in this richly dark and humorous narrative.
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Journey to Virginland-Catena

Rating: 3.5
Armen Melkian looks to deconstruct the traditional novel, turn literary convention on its ear, and create another form. Catena is the first 'epistle' of the Journey to Virginland trilogy.
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My Year as a Clown

Rating: 4
A tale of trial and error, mostly error, for a recently divorced middle-age man, as he looks for love and eventually becomes a (slightly) better person.
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Hunting with Lawn Darts

Rating: 4
Thirtysomething Chad Jordan suffers from a terrible affliction: he’s a good Catholic boy suffering from terminal sensitivity and old-fashioned values.
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Lady Justice and the Watchers

Rating: 3
Lady Justice and the Watchers is a mystery/comedy novel in the series featuring retired real estate salesman, Walt Williams.
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The Lady on the Train

Rating: 3
"The Lady on the Train" is a follow-up to Gerry Burke’s first collection of Paddy Pest stories.
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A Bad Veterinarian Never Goes Hungry

Rating: 2.5
Dr. George Washington Carver, understandably nicknamed “Peanut”, was once a physicist who created a device called the Prophet, which created a rift in spacetime and received a message from the future.
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The Fridgularity

Rating: 5
Blake Given’s web-enabled fridge has pulled the plug on the Internet, turning its owner’s life – and the whole world – upside down.
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Little Trouble in Tall Tree

Rating: 4
Little Trouble in Tall Tree is a tongue-in-cheek film-noir tale of a gangster heist – conducted and carried out by babies.
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No Hope for Gomez!

Rating: 3
Gomez Porter inherits his antiques store from his parents. He knows little to nothing about antiques. To make ends meet, he willingly submits himself as a test subject in an experimental drug trial.
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Banking on Paris

Rating: 4
Fifty-year-old Bob Johnson, successful executive and the only French-speaking executive in his office, arrives in Paris one week ahead of a multi-billion dollar bank acquisition deal.
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Interview with a Jewish Vampire

Rating: 3.5
Rhoda is a 41-year-old Jewish journalist, who gets picked up by a Jeff Goldblum lookalike who wants her to write his life story.
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Goliath Gets Up

Rating: 5
Goliath Gets Up is about a rag-tag bunch of friends-by-circumstance who, led by a man who might have been a dragon in a previous life, decide they must do something important in order to change their lives.
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The Girl Who Fished With a Worm

Rating: 5
Harry Groome’s latest book, "The Girl Who Fished With a Worm", takes Steig Larsson's "Dragon Tattoo" trilogy and re-imagines it as a sharp and witty who-done-it.
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Charlie Chan Meets Tom Swifty

Rating: 4.5
This little book opens with Charlie Chan sitting on a bench talking to his friend Tom Swifty, who decides to make a list of the pearls of wisdom inspired by Chan’s life and experience as a famous detective. And so begins a list of Tom Swiftys, which the author quotes Wikipedia defining as: “a phrase in which a quoted sentence is linked by a pun to the manner in which it is attributed.”
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Wife by Wednesday

Rating: 5
Rich, titled, and charming, Blake Harrison is in need of a wife by Wednesday, so he turns to Sam Elliot who isn’t the business man he expected. Instead, Blake is faced with Samantha Elliot, engaging and spunky with a voice men call 900 numbers to hear.
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Probo's Lament

Rating: 4
Probo, a young trumpet-playing circus elephant, leads the way in this hilarious (and slightly unhinged) satire of Chicago politics.