Simon Rich is a popular humorist, novelist, and screenwriter. Spoiled Brats: Stories is about conflicts between parents and kids. Rich has cleverly used animals as the characters in his stories to draw parallels with the world we live in and the situations we face.
The Guardian called Spoiled Brats the funniest book of the year in Have you read any of these short story collections? Do you have any other recommendations? Share with us in the comments. First Name. Consider Me Booked!
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Scarlett is twelve years old and is trying to understand the world around her. She asks questions about everything, all the time. She also says that she already knows five languages …. Henry is an astronomer. He is very excited because he thinks he might have discovered the beginning of a new star. But then he gets even more exciting news See more 94 The broken mirror, the black cat and lots of good luck Nikos was an ordinary man.
One thing that he did not believe in was superstition. But when so many things that are meant to cause bad luck started bringing him good luck, he began to See more The Christmas the lights went out Five people, whose lives interrelate, live the build-up to Christmas in different ways in different places. A sudden blackout changes their lives forever Fausto Ruiz got off the boat at the port of the city where he had been born fifty years ago, and to which he had not returned for twenty years. The four judges must agree on who will win the four awards in the important Global Music Awards.
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The plot is about two boys, George and Harold, who like to draw comics and are famous pranksters in their school. One day their principal catches them setting up a series of stunts and threatens them. For a while he makes them do his chores, but soon the boys find a way out. They hypnotize their principal and make him into a superhero they drew—Captain Underpants.
The story reveals a lot about the dominating relationship between adults and children. The book is filled with funny cartoons and jokes that are sometimes disgusting but always entertaining. Whenever anything bad happened, George and Harold were usually responsible. Very few people would have truly wondered about the love stories of gazelles or oxen. This book proves that if such a relationship would ever become real, then it would be nothing short of hilarious.
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The story is told through a collection of letters where a love-struck and adamant Ox tries to impress a celebrity Gazelle. The joyful illustrations make the book truly memorable. This may seem like it is a book for children, but adults can understand the theme of unrequited love and appreciate the way the author plays with language.
Even when you are running from tigers you are like a ballerina who is running away from tigers. Mark Twain is one the legendary figures in American literature. The story is a humorous account of his failure and also relates to American tradition and a ritual of growing up. Thanksgiving is a holiday usually celebrated in the United States and Canada where the whole family is supposed to have dinner together in order to express their gratitude for the food and things they have.
In this story, he talks about how he was outsmarted by a turkey for a whole day and in the end simply had to have tomatoes for a meal. Since it was written in , you might read some words which are not commonly used anymore. Have you ever felt that you did not fit in? Did you feel like you were strange, weird, awkward or simply confused? The author of this book felt like that throughout her life. She tells a tale which is equal parts funny and enlightening something which makes you aware. And she explores what it means to be who we are. The core message is that the moments that embarrass us that we pretend never happened are the ones that define us.
While she narrates incidents about her sister who comes to school in a bird costume, her cat who is like a message board for her and her relationship which is both deep and hilarious, she manages to talk about serious things which are important to all of us.
That … really got out of hand. Who else loves you enough to send you notes written on cats? We can be that way again. Eva, the main character, is frustrated with her family. So when her children leave home, she climbs into bed and stays there. She refuses to be a dutiful wife to her indifferent husband.
She also stops being an ideal mother to her careless children. Soon enough, unexpected things start happening and the true face of every person in the household starts to come out. The novel is comical but also seeks to question traditional family roles.
He knew it would be safe there. Nobody ever opened it. Madness is usually seen as a very clinical topic. Mad people are distant and mysterious. They are reduced to their disorders and their humanity is usually ignored. This novel narrates a story about a woman who suffers from schizophrenia. It contains the whole range of emotions from joy to grief to exhaustion.
The unique characters and interesting observations about the family and their way of coping with Em, the mother, make the book humorous. But the book is never too simplistic and is able to retain the human element in all the characters. You can read a complete review here. This is a satire that won the prestigious Man Booker Prize in It is a sharp, witty story about an African American protagonist main character who was born in a middle-class family.
Raised by a single father, he dreams of making his life better. But when his father is killed in a police shooting, he seeks to take a radical step.