The death of Diana was one that was watched and felt around the world. The marriage of Prince William to Kate Middleton was one that was celebrated around the world. And the birth of their firstborn son, George, was one anticipated around the world.
It’s no secret that the UK’s royal family is a fascinating study to those on the outside. We all want a glimpse into what it’s like, what’s at the heart of it, and how these people live their lives.
A new eBook from author Angela Levin delves into these thoughts and more. Diana’s Baby: Kate, William, and the Repair of a Broken Family is a profile of the royal family from the birth of Prince William to the exciting events that happened last week, primarily focusing on the implications that young George will have on raising the hopeful spirits of the royal family.
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Each and everyday, I get a few user submitted entries that I glance over. Most of them are links or videos and some of them are incredibly interesting and funny. Occasionally, though, there’s that one entry that I get that piques my interest and makes me say, “What is this? What the hell did I just read? Dear lord, I need to read more.”
Such is the case of Pius Johnson and his new book Pious. Touting himself as the “Stephen Hawking of Fiction” and “the world’s first special needs author”, Johnson’s book is a semi-autobiographical story of a young man who escapes a special care facility. It’s dark, humorous and violent.
The tragedy that Pious Johnson was given up aged five and locked up in some of the worst care homes imaginable is one thing. The second is the reason; Down Syndrome. “It just wasn’t acceptable back then, I guess, especially in polite society,” says Pious Johnson the 35 year old writer who just got out of a life in secure care. “For most of my adolescence I, like all the other residents, was force-fed sedatives each morning, and the locks, I soon realised, were there for the abusers to work in privacy and so we couldn’t get out and tell anyone,” he laments. However Pius learnt to reject the medication and create art in secrecy. “I wrote down what they did to me and others every day, there were a lot of stories, and naturally over the years my writing developed.” He kept this diary throughout his life where much of the material for the book “Pious” was extracted. “When I saw the Shawshank Redemption I felt my own story was on several floors below. It makes American Psycho look like Peter Pan and will probably be banned. But that doesn’t matter as long as a few people get it first,” he says. “Pious” is out now and available for the first time here … and you can check out his site here www.piusjohnson.com
In fact, the Amazon description specifically reads: “WARNING: This book contains senseless acts of brutal violence, gore, sex, and swearing. It is a document of monumental idiot savagery. Please do not read this book if you are easily offended underage, lack a sense of humor or object to able-bodied people being hurt very badly.”
Johnson’s plans, if the novel is successful, are to turn the book into a play and then a film.
So what caught my attention? In his submission, Johnson offered up these as potential headlines and sub-headlines.
Heading Suggestion: The Stephen Hawking of Violence
Sub: The Rage Novel just went Full Retard by world’s first Special Needs Author.
Well, this is just bloody brilliant.
Penguin publishing has just re-released five of George Orwell’s classic books, which include 1984, Animal Farm, Down and Out in Paris and London, Homage to Catalonia, and Politics and the English Language.
This clever cover for 1984 was done by typographer and designer David Pearson. It is, quite frankly, perfect.
Litographs is a print company that originally started out by screen printing posters of books by using the text of the book itself. Well, it seems that now they’ve decided to start making t-shirts as well!
With Christmas coming up, you finally have something awesome to give for the bibliophile in your life! Check out Litographs’ Kickstarter, as well as the rest of the designs here.
Well, your mouth anyway because FL Fowler has created the raunchiest chicken parody cookbook you’ll ever read. Although the book started making the rounds on the internet back in September, the trailer was just released a few days ago. And, in my humble expert opinion, anytime is the right time for a shirtless man to make tying up a chicken erotic.
The new promo for K is for Knifeball from authors Avery Monsen and Jory John (the same guys behind All My Friends Are Dead) gives you a little preview of how messed up this alphabet book is going to be. Giving out bad advice and terrible life lessons while corresponding with the letter, K is for Knifeball will give you such classics as “O is for opening things with your teeth” and “F is for setting Daddy’s wallet on fire.” It’s the same dark humor as Go the F*ck to Sleep, just with less swearing.
Just remember. Nobody wins when you play knifeball.
The new promo for I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano lets you know just what your cat is probably thinking.
Cat lovers will laugh out loud at the quirkiness of their feline friends with these insightful and curious poems from the singular minds of housecats. In this hilarious book of tongue-in-cheek poetry, the author of the internationally syndicated comic strip Sally Forth helps cats unlock their creative potential and explain their odd behavior to ignorant humans.
Cute cat pictures and funny poems? Sounds like an equation for success.