This book is total nonsense and was written for those who enjoy wasting time. It is made up of old jokes most of which are not original. Having said that, I think that some folks may enjoy reading it even after being forewarned. The jokes are loosely woven into a story about a mental patient who is released from a sanitarium prematurely and by mistake. He has many adventures. He joins a group of Buddhist monks who mistake his stupidity for profundity. He has exceedingly good karma.
This story is meant to be a sequel to “Six Wagons to Laramie” although it may be read as a stand alone. It does loosely follow the prior story. In the Six Wagons story the Hansom family leaves their New York home to follow a wagon train on the Oregon Trail. Due to unforeseen circumstances they settled on a ranch owned by Gus and Sally Landers, called The Lazy-L, near Laramie. In this story, the sequel, Charlie Burton, a neighbor of the Hansoms, travels first to The Dakota Territory where he gets into trouble then moves on to join the Hansom family at Laramie, Wyoming Territory. The story is packed with adventure.
A spoof about a planned attach on the US by Iran using a high energy electro-magnetic pulse generated by a high level nuclear explosion. A high tech pot smoking nerd saves the President and many high ranking officials of the government.
In this sequel to "Bart of the Badlands" Buck and Bart form a posse to track down a wild gang who killed most of the Riley family. The youngest posse man, James Riley, at age 16 shoots one of the gang members in Denver. The outlaw gang is then tracked to Salt Lake where they met their end.
In Part 1 “Six Wagons to Laramie, a Western” a New York family named Hansom moves west by wagon train. The wagon master turns out to be a gunfighter who falls in love with Carla Hansom. “Bart of the Dakota Badlands”, Part 2 is a sequel to “Six Wagons to Laramie” although it may be read as a standalone. In “Lawmen of Laramie”, Part 3, Buck and Bart form a posse to track down a wild gang who killed most of the Riley family. James Riley, at age 16, shoots one of the gang members in Denver. In “Cowboy Cattle Call Songs”, Part 4, James Riley is sought by a bounty hunter and has adventures in Fort Laramie Then The Black Hills of Dakota. He falls in love with a Lakota Sioux Native American. In “The Z Bar Ranch Incident”, Part 5, an outlaw gang takes over a neighboring ranch and plunders the Z-Bar and other nearby ranches. Badlands Bart is called upon to help resolve the situation. In “The Cattle Drive”, Part 6, Texas Long Horns are being driven to the starving Lakota Sioux.
“Believe me: the benefits of blindness have been greatly exaggerated. If I could see, I would never leave the house, I’d stay indoors reading the many books that surround me.” —Jorge Luis Borges Days before his death, Borges gave an intimate interview to his friend, the Argentine journalist Gloria Lopez Lecube. That interview is translated for the first time here, giving English-language readers a new insight into his life, loves, and thoughts about his work and country at the end of his life. Accompanying that interview are a selection of the fascinating interviews he gave throughout his career. Highlights include his celebrated conversations with Richard Burgin during Borges's time as a lecturer at Harvard University, in which he gives rich new insights into his own works and the literature of others, as well as discussing his now oft-overlooked political views. The pieces combine to give a new and revealing window on one of the most celebrated cultural figures of the past century. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A gripping, action-packed new adventure series. Arky Steele is a not your average 12-year-old: his mother is an adventurer and his father is an archaeologist. With them, he travels the world hunting for ancient treasures and trying to stay one step ahead of their nemesis, evil billionaire Goran Rulec. In Guardian of the Tomb, Arky accompanies his dad on a mission to Mongolia to find the lost treasure of one of the world’s most infamous despots, Genghis Khan. But they are not alone: a band of criminals is determined to thwart Arky at every turn. E. Coombe’s fast-paced writing in the Arky Steele Adventures is full of twists and turns, blending danger, suspense and humour. Arky's story continues in THE CURSED CITY, also now available.
Punk Rock Commentaries on Buddha, God, Truth, Sex, Death, and Dogen's Treasury of the Right Dharma Eye
Author: Brad Warner
Publisher: New World Library
In 2003, Brad Warner blew the top off the Buddhist book world with his irreverent autobiography/manifesto, Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, and the Truth about Reality. Now in his second book, Sit Down and Shut Up, Brad tackles one of the great works of Zen literature, the Shobogenzo, by thirteenth-century Zen master Dogen. Illuminating Dogen’s enigmatic teachings in plain language, Brad intertwines musings on sex, meditation, death, God, sin, and happiness with an exploration of the punk rock ethos. In chapters such as “Evil Is Stupid,” “Kill Your Anger,” and “Enlightenment Is for Sissies,” Brad melds the antiauthoritarianism of punk with that of Zen, mixing in a travelogue of his triumphant return to Ohio to play in a reunion concert of Akron punk bands. For those drawn to Buddhist teachings but scared off by their stiff austerity, Brad writes with a sharp smack of truth, in teachings and stories that cut to the heart of reality.
When Josh's mother dies in a phobia-induced car crash, she leaves two questions for her grieving family: how did a snake get into her car and how do you mourn with no faith to guide you? Twelve-year-old Josh is left alone to find the answers. His father is building a time machine. His four-year-old brother's closest friend is a plastic Power Ranger. His psychiatrist offers nothing more than a blank journal and platitudes. Isolated by grief in a home where every day is pajama day, Josh makes death his research project. He tests the mourning practices of religions he doesn't believe in. He tries to mend his little brother's shattered heart. He observes, records and waits, for his life to feel normal, for his mother's death to make sense, for his father to come out of the basement. His observations, recorded in a series of journal entries, are funny, smart, insightful, and heartbreaking. His conclusions about the nature of love, loss, grief and the space-time continuum are nothing less than life-changing