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"Spaid's debut novel delivers a bizarre, entrancing collection of anecdotes about a man who's inappropriately interested in his neighbors ... Spaid's prose is strong and smart ... offbeat satire ... a magnetic stream-of-consciousness narrative."  –Kirkus Reviews


tireless: is a Kirkus Reviews Recommendation, June 14, 2013


'Tireless: certainly deserves no less than 4 out of 4 stars, for its completely original storyline and Spaid's respectable writing skill.' OnlineBookClub official review


Harassed? Unloved? Just watching life go by? Take this hilarious ride through the narrator's painful world and find others who are even worse off than you. You'll meet the dysfunctional neighbours, as well as the appalling Rat and his companion, Roquefort, who'll work their way into your life as they do with everybody else. In this satire on human behaviour, they're not fair, not fair at all.

Tom, an unemployed teacher and aspiring writer, lives in London. When Jim and Olga move in next door, his imagination is fired by the unhappy wife's nude sunbathing and the pompous husband's breathtaking tall stories. He recalls his comic victories in the classroom, while fantasizing that Britain's south-east has broken off from the mainland. He remembers his own schooldays and considers the impact of young Miss Bugler. These anecdotes, like Jim's stories, highlight the casual cruelties and misunderstandings in human behaviour and the evasive nature of fulfilment. A turning point is Jim's recollection of a night in India when he hallucinated, suffering the taunts of the giant Rat and his close friend, Roquefort, a miniature cat. Humiliated by publishers' rejections, by the rudeness of Jim's daughter, Daisy, and even by his barber, the narrator transfers his sense of failure to Rat, who enters the narrative in a series of disturbing, yet uproarious adventures which merge illusion with the real world. The narrator removes the barber's head, takes revenge on Daisy when she develops an infatuation for him, and finally publishes something, in contrast to a now unlucky Rat, who is arrested, almost has a nervous breakdown, is refused restaurant service, and disappoints as an undergraduate at Oxford, where the noisy love-making of Bill and Penny emphasises his loneliness. 

'A colon comes in handy here, before examples: two dots on top of one another, like the cowboys who copulate on Brokeback Mountain, on a slope so far away you need binoculars to see them properly.' ... from the chapter RAT ARRESTED! in tireless:


From the author...

tireless: celebrates the creative urge while satirizing the people who create. I wanted to write a book that would keep attention on any page you turned to, so the person who looked over your shoulder on the train to see what you were reading would only look away when their station had come.

Dollar William is a satirical comedy set in America about money, greed, and their relationships in the wider context of the media. The narrative of the story weaves in and out of a drama that ties together the lives of a few individuals, who are all destined to become failures or successes within their own trials of this desire to win at all costs. Billy Williams is a financial consultant as well as a hardworking and regular guy, until his life is turned upside down when he meets an Mz Moonbeam Sunshine, who is an undercover television researcher for an independent program called Brotha Hollywood. It is in this event of their chance meeting that Billy loses his job in an unfair dismissal and is forced to take revenge against his former employer, a banking CEO by the name of Mr. Croakus Don Doyle, who, along with his sidekick and senior consultant Alfred Rockbottom, are hatching a plan to acquire more wealth through deceptive means in order to make substantial monetary gains. As the story develops, it turns out that Billys employers, Don Doyle Banking, are attempting to swindle the unsuspecting public by getting them to part with their hard-earned dollars by offering then an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime chance of doubling their savings, which is really a cover for the bank to accumulate more funds and gain an advantage in their bogus plot to get rich off the interest. The story also takes another turn when Billy meets a Mr. Garfield Mamaduke the Third, who is the rightful heir to a long-lasting legacy as being one of the wealthiest families in the financial world of banking, which also presents them with a financial dilemma, as Mr. Garfield enlists the help of Billy to attempt to bring Croakus Don Doyle and Alfred Rockbottom to justice.
The Final President is a political satire set in the not-too-distant future.

U.S. President Boyd Lamm, burdened with numerous unresolved national issues, and opposed by a former backer who owns the Atlantic Ocean, seeks to set America on the road to progress via the most ambitious public works project in human history – the Trans-National Canal (TNC), the project that will unite America – by cutting it in two!

The TNC succeeds in inspiring, but its disastrous execution (much of Los Angeles is destroyed) at the hands of his ne’er-do-well son and a uniquely bizarre EPA-head (founder of the Organization for the Prevention of Cruelty to Inanimate Objects), forces the president to pursue an unimaginable means to achieve the desired end: the United States will transition from a democracy, back to a monarchy.

Lamm’s secret role model is England’s King Edward I, the infamous and ruthless 13th century leader, who bore the nickname, the Hammer of the Scots.

King Boyd I, America’s final president, aided by Count Bzdak, a Belgian royal and long-time friend, leads the nation on a still-more egregious path (including public executions broadcast by Fox News) that displays all the worst characteristics of centralized power.

Peppered with outrageous events, at all stages, including the televised burning of the Constitution; construction of the White House moat; the permanent freezing of Chesapeake Bay, and the remarkable ascendance of Malibu Greenberg, the world’s worst stand-up comedian, The Final President concludes with an unexpected and hilarious transition of power.

As always Wunderwear Woman is a special breed. She is not anorexic, rippling with muscles and totally hardbodied. She doesnt collapse at the sight of Kryptonite, nor turn into a fly or spider, neither does she fly in the air or run up walls to destroy a hundred opponents in just a few seconds. Some may say she just blunders in whereas in reality she only wants to speak her mind and tell it as she sees it. In the first book she was single and based in the UK while in the second she was married and living in the USA. In this the third book she visits Australia with her in-laws. She has slimmed and trimmed, but not too much and has modified her approach but not too far. She is still very bold and upfront but in a more controlled way. She wants to change the world, make it a better place and still dares to say the things too many hardly dare to think. She faces the facts as she sees them and faces the people who need to be faced. She has developed her style to let others into her opinions. She sets the scene for others to explode and have a lot more to say for themselves than previously. The results are just as comical and just as serious. This is an adult book, humorous, satirical and sexually explicit with strong language in places dealing with all the issues of the past, present and future times. Things that adults do! Beware! Wunderwear Woman is not for the smug, contented and fainthearted and is specifically designed to irritate the conservatives and politically correct. Enjoy the world of Wunderwear Woman.
Vyangyam- The Satire: ‘Vyangya’ in Hindi means Satire, a word very close to my heart as I have been writing satires right from my college days first in Hindi and later in English. Often readers relate satire to humor but we as a satirist draw a line between the two. While humor is purely for laugh and entertainment, satire is a serious thought process sometimes laced with a touch of humor which makes the reader aware of the anomalies in the society, socially & politically. Going back in time during 70s & 80s, satires were published as filler or under humor section of any Hindi magazine without any regularity. To fill this void of a full-fledged satirical magazine in Hindi during those time, idea to start a magazine on satire was born. I along with my friends Ramesh Sharma ‘Nishikar’ & Mahesh Shukla with no financial backing and any experience in canvassing or marketing decided to go ahead with our plan because of our strong urge and passion. That was the time our country was undergoing a dark period of history called ‘Emergency’ in 1976. There was total censorship on media; right to express was oppressed, opposition leaders were either in jail or underground and those in power were crawling. Satire and humour was first casualty in emergency. Satirical and humorous English Magazine like ‘Shankar’s Weekly’ was forced to close down because it refused to kneel down. Under the clouds of emergency, our magazine was conceived and we brought out the first issue in January 1977 with 500 copies of the magazine called “Vyangyam” costing Rs.2/-.During its entire period of publication, we three friends were the editors, proof readers, layout designers, office boy, Chaiwallah, dispatchers and hawkers, all in one! During 77-78, eight issues of the quarterly magazine were regularly published. The magazine received good support from all the famous and not so famous writers by way of their free contribution of articles but in absence of sustained financial support from any quarter, the magazine started sign of fatigue and illness by the time we published its 10th issue. Despite its low cost, the magazine unfortunately could not pick up sales or subscription. To mobilize funds we also published two books and a novel but in vain and soon we were forced to discontinue the magazine in 1979.”Vyangyam” could not be revived again. In 2011, after 31 years I launched my own English blog, rededicating ‘Vyangyam’ by suffixing it to my blog title “Vyangyam- the Satire”. My first & only Hindi book titled “ Ek Bimar- Sau Anar” was published in 1985 and this first book in English, is a collection of English satires taken from my blog www.srayyangar.blogspot.com
In the very near future, an American fetus named Alexander Jackson Rett becomes self-aware. He sees that the world out there is where everything bad happens, but inside, in the womb, it's safe. It's the safest place to be. So he decides to never come out.

 

And because he's self-aware, and because he's smart and reasonably witty, his Mom and Ernie the next door neighbor make a video. They ask Little Alex questions and he answers from within the womb. And he gets most of them right (although he's not that good at math). And the next

day, Ernie posts the video on YouTube and it goes viral. And before ya know it, Little Alex, the world's first and only "Amazing Talking Fetus," is interviewed on Dr. Phyllis:

 

"What's it like in there?" she asks. "It's dark," he replies.

 

"Who's your favorite President?"

 

"Richard Nixon."

 

"Get a load of this kid!" Dr. Phyllis says. "So what's the thing you'd most like to do, Alex?"

 

"I want to run for President!"

 

And the world is amazed. Including an ultra-secret group of billionaire king­ makers known as "The Florists." To keep their party in office, they need someone who's bullet-proof to run against Mallory Blitzen. And who better than Little Alex? He's already world-famous. He's scandal-proof. He's the ultimate single­-issue candidate! And according to the latest poll, Americans will vote for a white male fetus over a woman for President seven out of ten times, and those odds are pretty good.

 

So Alexander Jackson Rett becomes the President of the United States. But he discovers that life on the inside may not be all it's cracked up to be.

Randal Peyton Purcell can't guess what's coming when his doorbell rings one quiet Sunday in New York. The ringing interrupts his life of arrogant, self-satisfaction, of what he sees as his effortless superiority. His is an indifference to the weak and downtrodden. What he lets in at the doorbell is a spirit that becomes a stray dog of mythical wickedness. This is I DOG or 'Johann Sebastian Bark,' as Randy's German landlord and landlady name him. Johann is not only beyond description, his incessant barking destroys the peace and harmony of Randy's home. From there on, he stumbles through the wreckage into the secrets of elderly Nazis and to murder most foul.

In this satiric novel, Randy's descent through the rings of hell brings him into the clutches of a nymphomaniac Korean Princess, to being kidnapped by a psychopathic teenage robber who endlessly haunts the Interstate but cannot drive. Finally, a Jew from Brooklyn who is convinced he's black, catches him up. Randy must survive a nightmarish theme park, a cataclysmic gun battle and an apocalyptic inferno before he can make a frantic dash to freedom through the Okefeenokee swamp.

Irreverent, humorous and sarcastic, I Dog forces Randy to change his inner vision. He must shed his snakeskin of privilege and haughtiness before he can find a humble salvation. I DOG is comic on virtually everything. While It may offend, it is with good humor. On its serious side, I DOG gives numerous considerations on our communal 'how' and 'why' – and particularly mocks our belief that we are good enough to be made in God's likeness. I DOG says not so, but rather that we come in the image of our canine brethren. We jump through hoops and wear circus ruffs. One way or another all of us are dogs. I DOG.




Keywords: Dog, Wealth, Poverty, White, Afro-American, Evil, Murder, Interstate, Korean, Kidnapper
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