Books tagged: Black Humor
Set in 1930s Russia, this darkly humorous, tragic, and ultimately heroic novel tells the tale of Vladimir, an eight-year-old Russian boy suddenly stricken with a chronic case of the hiccups. He soon finds himself spirited away to a Moscow hospital by the famous physician Sergei ... Read more
By Gregoire Courtois
Translated by Rhonda Mullins
Winnie-the-Pooh meets The Blair Witch Project in this very grown-up tale of a camping trip gone horribly awry.
Twelve six-year-olds and their three adult chaperones head into the woods on a camping trip. None of them make it out alive. The Laws of the Skies tells the harrowing ... Read more
By Glenn Deir
Sebastian Hunter is a rake and womanizer. He’s also a star reporter for the CBC. He has the money shot of a luxurious house falling over a cliff, and the whole world is watching. He’s about to take down the chief of police and is working a story that could topple a government. ... Read more
By Marion Poschmann
Translated by Jen Calleja
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2019
AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
"Readers who like quiet, meditative works will enjoy this strangely affecting buddy story. " —Publishers Weekly
"Rather than tying up the loose ends, she leaves them beautifully fluttering in ... Read more
The hiring of a new assistant triggers a power struggle between an aging TV show creator and her former protégée.
Rising-star showrunner Stacey McCreedy has one goal: to leave behind her nerd-girl origins and become a power player — like Ann Dalloni, her former mentor and ... Read more
By Jeremy John
A creepy collection of spooky short stories perfect for reading out loud any time you want the fun of a good fright.
Boo! See, scared you already. This collection of short, spooky stories is perfect for reading out loud on Halloween night, at a sleepover, or around the campfire. ... Read more
By Hollie Adams
Everyone deals with grief in their own personal way. Take Carrie, for example. Getting over her mother's death from ovarian cancer takes the form of ramping up passive-aggressive office warfare, continuing her campaign to show her ex-husband she's over him (further increasing ... Read more