According to The Daily Mail: The audacious sabotage of tacky tabloid newspapers and trashy TV

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A jolly jape. A darkly comic crime caper with a salient social message. Predicated on the puerile piffle characteristic of the tabloid press, this is a refreshingly unique novel. Sharply witty, it brings you suspense, ingenuity, adventure, romance, laugh-out-loud comedy and some sporadic eroticism. Jonathon is cross about the deleterious effect on impressionable people of the shallow tabloid media and he sets about recruiting some disaffected ex-servicemen to blow up their printing-presses. Another recruit erases all their websites. An unfortunate coincidence leads Detective Inspector Foot to his door, but Jonathon has a cast-iron alibi and at first he gets away with it. He also recruits someone to hack into some TV programs, and people see titles like ‘why are you watching this rubbish?’ appear on their screens. Interspersed, he enjoys various adventures with his two children and his naughty new girlfriend, Bianca, and months later the crimes remain unsolved. Detective Inspector Foot, however, remains sceptical about Jonathon, assumes he is guilty, and sets about uncovering some evidence...
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About the author

Laurence Simpson spent most of his working life in advertising, where he was known as ‘Loz’ and where he won numerous major awards in London, Cannes and New York. He lives in Surrey with his wife, whose hobbies include blowing out nearside front tyres by mounting the kerb at speed, smashing headlamp units by driving into the backs of other peoples’ cars and, counter-productively, losing her car keys.

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Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Dec 21, 2018
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Fiction / Humorous / General
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Thinking about the recent discoveries about genetics, I wondered what it might be like if governments decided to control how long we should live. The aspect I chose is about increasing our lifespan (but I know there is another side to this which is rather more sinister!) My story is set in the future, where Gene Control apparently sets the ground rules in every country and civilisation in most areas is confined to huge domes with artificial weather systems. Health both physical and mental is dealt with by the Government of each civilisation if necessary by altering peoples genes. Should anything go wrong with genetic interference, it is not unusual for people to disappear. There are rebels, who hate being controlled. Some have escaped to Outside, where plants grow uncontrolled and which is thought to be lawless, backward and uncivilised. However, a majority of residents love the controlled weather system, which never interferes with pleasurable activities (it rains only at night!); has a moon, sun and stars which appear to revolve around the system, a crop-growing facility and farming including horses, cows, poultry, orchards etc. People can live as long as they like for hundreds of years if desired and children can stay as children for as long as they (and their parents) wish. There are robots for servants; there is an education system and hospitals etc., etc. everything you could wish for! However, not everyone is happy with the situation the children in particular. The story is about one family in particular, Katie and Ian Stone, their children, Michael and Sarah and their experiences in (and out of) Gene Control.
The Internet Joke Book is filled with short jokes, witty humor, and bizarre stories that were gathered from around the United States and abroad, via the Internet and other sources, as well from friends and family.

I should also point out, before going any further, that much of the credit for this book should go to my daughter. If not for her giving me the idea, and placing my other two books on hold, a book of this make-up may have never existed.

Beyond the books jacket, you will run across page after humorous page of sidesplitting witticisms. They are of old and new, nevertheless, the old still being very hilarious and the new even more uproarious...after all, we have until now, not read them.

Various contents of the Internet Joke Book may not be suitable for younger readers. This book was not tailor- made for the juvenile reader, however, this book, as any book of this nature, should rest in the judgement of the parent.

I myself, being a single parent, would not recommend that the contents of this book be disclosed to any teenager under the age of seventeen, or either the adult contents be block out by the parent or guardian. Nevertheless, there may be parents who chose to allow their children as young as fifteen and sixteen to take in the contents of this book, again this is not recommended by the author.

I can only hope my readers enjoy and have as much fun with this book as we did, gathering and putting it together. Once my daughter had told our friends, neighbors and relatives of what we were doing, we had more help than we could handle.

We are now working on a second book, The Internet Joke Book Volume Two, which will consist of much more and newer witticisms. I hope all will appreciate the first book, and be patient enough to wait and read the second.


"Kevin Kwan's new book is his most decadent yet." --Entertainment Weekly

The iconic author of the bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians returns with the glittering tale of a young woman who finds herself torn between two men: the WASPY fiancé of her family's dreams and George Zao, the man she is desperately trying to avoid falling in love with.

On her very first morning on the jewel-like island of Capri, Lucie Churchill sets eyes on George Zao and she instantly can't stand him. She can't stand it when he gallantly offers to trade hotel rooms with her so that she can have a view of the Tyrrhenian Sea, she can't stand that he knows more about Casa Malaparte than she does, and she really can't stand it when he kisses her in the darkness of the ancient ruins of a Roman villa and they are caught by her snobbish, disapproving cousin Charlotte. "Your mother is Chinese so it's no surprise you'd be attracted to someone like him," Charlotte teases. The daughter of an American-born Chinese mother and a blue-blooded New York father, Lucie has always sublimated the Asian side of herself in favor of the white side, and she adamantly denies having feelings for George. But several years later, when George unexpectedly appears in East Hampton, where Lucie is weekending with her new fiancé, Lucie finds herself drawn to George again. Soon, Lucie is spinning a web of deceit that involves her family, her fiancé, the co-op board of her Fifth Avenue apartment building, and ultimately herself as she tries mightily to deny George entry into her world--and her heart. Moving between summer playgrounds of privilege, peppered with decadent food and extravagant fashion, Sex and Vanity is a truly modern love story, a daring homage to A Room with a View, and a brilliantly funny comedy of manners set between two cultures.
In one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adams’s beloved Hitchhiker series.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read)
Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space.

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
The moment before annihilation at the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle across the galaxy in a desperate search for a place to eat.

Life, the Universe and Everything
The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky– so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals can avert Armageddon: mild-mannered Arthur Dent and his stalwart crew.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Back on Earth, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription thrusts him back to reality. So to speak.

Mostly Harmless
Just when Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life, all hell breaks loose. Can he save the Earth from total obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter from herself?

Includes the bonus story “Young Zaphod Plays It Safe”

“With droll wit, a keen eye for detail and heavy doses of insight . . . Adams makes us laugh until we cry.”—San Diego Union-Tribune

“Lively, sharply satirical, brilliantly written . . . ranks with the best set pieces in Mark Twain.”—The Atlantic
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From the authors of Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality and creators of Good Mythical Morning . . . 

It’s 1992 in Bleak Creek, North Carolina—a sleepy little place with all the trappings of an ordinary Southern town: two Baptist churches, friendly smiles coupled with silent judgments, and an unquenchable appetite for pork products. Beneath the town’s cheerful façade, however, Bleak Creek teens live in constant fear of being sent to the Whitewood School, a local reformatory with a history of putting unruly youths back on the straight and narrow—a record so impeccable that almost everyone is willing to ignore the suspicious deaths that have occurred there over the past decade.

At first, high school freshmen Rex McClendon and Leif Nelson believe what they’ve been told: that the students’ strange demises were all just tragic accidents, the unfortunate consequence of succumbing to vices like Marlboro Lights and Nirvana. But when the shoot for their low-budget horror masterpiece, PolterDog, goes horribly awry—and their best friend, Alicia Boykins, is sent to Whitewood as punishment—Rex and Leif are forced to question everything they know about their unassuming hometown and its cherished school for delinquents.

Eager to rescue their friend, Rex and Leif pair up with recent NYU film school graduate Janine Blitstein to begin piecing together the unsettling truth of the school and its mysterious founder, Wayne Whitewood. What they find will leave them battling an evil beyond their wildest imaginations—one that will shake Bleak Creek to its core.

Praise for The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek

“The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek is like your best friend from high school—kind of weird and a little twisted, but no matter how much trouble they caused, they always made you laugh. You don’t have to be a GMM fan to realize . . . The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek, Will It Awesome Book? F@*# yeah!”—Kurt Sutter, creator of Sons of Anarchy

“Most people don’t read books, let alone write them. That puts Rhett and Link in the top 1% of smart people in the world. Read this book.”—Rachel Bloom, co-creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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