One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B. J. Novak

By B. J. Novak

B.J. Novak's yet one more factor: tales and different tales is an without end exciting, unusually delicate, and startlingly unique debut that indications the arriving of an excellent new voice in American fiction.

A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a field of Frosted Flakes—only to find that claiming the winnings may resolve his relatives. a girl units out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins—turning for aid to the famed motivator himself. a brand new arrival in Heaven, beaten with innovations, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to go to his grandmother. We meet Sophia, the 1st artificially clever being in a position to love, who falls for a guy who may not be prepared for it himself; a vengeance-minded hare, enthusiastic about scoring a rematch opposed to the tortoise who ruined his lifestyles; and post-college pals who attempt to determine the way to host an intervention within the period of fb. alongside the way in which, we research why donning a pink T-shirt on a daily basis is the main to discovering love, how February obtained its identify, and why the inventory marketplace is usually simply . . . down.

Finding thought in questions from the character of perfection to the icing on carrot cake, yet another factor has at its middle the main human of phenomena: love, worry, wish, ambition, and the interior stirring for the only elusive aspect simply that would make an individual whole. throughout a blinding variety of matters, subject matters, tones, and narrative voices, the numerous items during this assortment are like not anything else, yet they've got something in universal: they proportion the playful humor, deep middle, sharp eye, inquisitive brain, and altogether electrifying spirit of a author with a fierce devotion to the leisure of the reader.

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B. J. Novak's yet another factor: tales and different tales is an forever enjoyable, strangely delicate, and startlingly unique debut that signs the coming of an excellent new voice in American fiction.

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Zu wissen sei es jedem der's begehrt: Der Zettel hier ist tausend Kronen wert. Ihm liegt gesichert, als gewisse Pfand, Unzahl vergrabnen Guts im Kaiserland. " Doch der Kaiser fragt sich noch: "Und meinen Leuten gilt's für gutes Gold? Dem Heer, dem Hofe genügt's zu vollem Sold? " Der Kanzler hakt flink ein und schildert den unaufhaltsamen Transmissionsmechnamismus: "Unmöglich wär's, die Flüchtigen (die Banknoten) einzufassen; mit Blitzeswink zerstreute sich's im Lauf. Die Wechslerbänke stehen sperrig auf: Man honoriert daselbst ein jedes Blatt durch Gold und Silber, freilich mit Rabatt.

Der 200. Todestag hätte ein Anlaß sein können, das Triadische in der Zauberflöte zu enthüllen, doch Salzburg ist nicht das Zentrum der Aufklärung. Aufklärung kommt aus der Musik, aus der Skepsis gegenüber jenen Progressiven, welche die Differenziertheit, den Charme, die Weite und Fülle menschlichen Lebens übergeordneten Zielen zu opfern bereit sind. Mozarts Oper handelt von den Gefahren der Verzauberung durch den vermeintlichen Fortschritt, handelt von den Gefahren, die von Männerbünden (beispielhaft seien McKinsey, Rotary, E.

Es ist eine der schönsten Erfindungen des menschlichen Geistes, und ein jeder gute Haushalter sollte sie in seiner Wirtschaft einführen. .. Ordnung und Klarheit vermehrt die Lust zu sparen und zu erwerben. Ein Mensch, der übel aushält, befindet sich in der Dunkelheit sehr wohl; er mag die Posten nicht gerne zusammenrechnen, die er schuldig ist. Dagegen kann einem guten Wirte nichts angenehmer sein, als sich alle Tage die Summe seines wachsenden Glücks zu ziehen .... Welch eine angenehme geistreiche Sorgfalt ist es, alles, was in dem Augenblicke am meisten gesucht wird und doch bald fehlt, bald schwer zu haben ist, zu kennen, jedem, was er verlangt, leicht und schnell zu ver36 schaffen, sich vorsichtig in Vorrat zu setzen, und den Vorteil jedes Augenblickes dieser grossen Zirkulation zu genießen!

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