Free humour Kindle books for 24 Jul 18

Try Catch Finally

by Jem Matzan

With a massive layoff imminent at the giant, dysfunctional IT company he’s worked for since he graduated college, a Systems Analyst named Halleck lines up an awesome new job at a tech startup. All he has to do is show up on “Chainsaw Friday,” get his layoff papers, and chill out until Monday. But the company doesn’t lay him off, and the non-compete agreement he signed a decade ago prevents him from quitting. If he wants that cool new job, he’s going to have to find a way to get laid-off. Using his Generation X Survival Skills and every ounce of Chainsaw Friday spirit he can muster, Hal sets out to prove his worthlessness to the corporate overlords who spared him.



Parameters of Disavowal: Colonial Representation in South Korean Cinema (Global Korea)

by Jinsoo An

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

The colonial experience of the early twentieth century shaped Korea’s culture and identity, leaving a troubling past that was subtly reconstructed in South Korean postcolonial cinema. Relating postcolonial discourses to a reading of Manchurian action films, kisaeng and gangster films, and revenge horror films, Parameters of Disavowal shows how filmmakers reworked, recontextualized, and erased ideas and symbols of colonial power. In particular, Jinsoo An examines how South Korean films privileged certain sites, such as the kisaeng house and the Manchurian frontier, generating unique meanings that challenged the domination of the colonial power, and how horror films indirectly explored both the continuing trauma of colonial violence and lingering emotional ties to the colonial order. Espousing the ideology of nationalism while responding to a new Cold War order that positioned Japan and South Korea as political and economic allies, postcolonial cinema formulated distinctive ways of seeing and imagining the colonial past.



The Bus Bitch

by Marie Henry

In cities across the globe, millions of people take a bus to and from work everyday, and you may be one of them. But no one knows you like the Bus Bitch. No one controls the universe like the Bus Bitch. After years of commuting on the same bus with her, a collection of real stories has emerged. These stories will make you laugh, cry, shake your head and just smile. These stories will strike pause in your heart and pose a reality check in your mind. Join us, as her drama unfolds, and peak inside the mind of the Bus Bitch.



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