Laughter of the Damned

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If you could design a heaven for your friends and a hell for your enemies, you would be challenged to come up with anything as quirkily appropriate as Mike Corbett has provided for the reader. Demons, angels, politicians and clergyman collide in this satirical ambush from the present day to the time of Torquemada. Although the subject matter touches on sensitive issues, it is the author's hope to inspire more laughter than resentment.

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Overview

If you could design a heaven for your friends and a hell for your enemies, you would be challenged to come up with anything as quirkily appropriate as Mike Corbett has provided for the reader. Demons, angels, politicians and clergyman collide in this satirical ambush from the present day to the time of Torquemada. Although the subject matter touches on sensitive issues, it is the author's hope to inspire more laughter than resentment.

Laughter of the Damned is not only about heaven and hell; it is a buffet of fiendishly delicious surprises. It simultaneously stimulates the intellect, the imagination, the libido and the inherent appretite for original thought. It is seductively well-written and you can almost see the ghosts of Mark Twain and Evelyn Waugh nodding with approval. Although provocative, the subject matter is merely the canvas for the writer's irreverent and imaginative visions, and his wit sneaks in at surprising moments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983067900
  • Publisher: Centrifugal Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/14/2010
  • Pages: 148
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

The author, Mike Corbett, is a well known competitive game player around the world. Along with his participation in backgammon, tennis, scrabble and poker tournaments, he adds lecturing and contributions to periodicals to his impressive resume. His name has been on the worldwide list "Giants of Backgammon" for many years, and his excellent analyses have been translated into many languages. His book "Backgammon Problems" written in 2007, is already considered a must-have for serious backgammon players. The positive feedback from an international array of grateful readers inspired Mike to focus his imaginative observations and scalding wit in another direction. Laughter of the Damned and Mr. Nachron's List, his upcoming novel, are intended to satisfy his faithful supporters while possibly recruiting a few new ones.
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  • Posted February 12, 2011

    WONDEFRFUL READ

    LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT. BOUGHT 8 BOOKS AND GAVE THEM TO MY CLOSE FRIENDS. WENT TO ROME RECENTLY AND ALL I COULD THINK OF WAS THIS BOOK. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT. CAN NOT WAIT TO READ HIS NEXT BOOK

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

    My favorite "bathroom" book

    I was given this book as a gift several months ago and have kept it on my night table ever since. I've also purchased copies to give away. It's the kind of book you can pick up and open up at any random point and read something fresh and enjoyable, often LOL funny. The chapters are short & accessible and span a fun variety of topics -- post-sex afterglow, imaginary conversations with Satan, moms, reincarnation, the adrenal glands. . . . . I still haven't read them all, but my favorite so far is "Cruisin'" (about commercial cruise lines, and having been on just one cruise myself, in my opinion he has just the right take on it). Yet none are frivolous and all have depth. Mr. Corbett is a natural born writer with tremendous intelligence and an easy, unpretentious writing style that draws you in no matter what the topic. I think if this book were marketed as the perfect gift for people who are impossible to buy gifts for, it would be a best seller.

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  • Posted January 28, 2011

    Reading about Hell is a piece of Heaven !!

    "Laughter of the Damned" is an excellent read - original, unique and DIFFERENT. Corbett's writing style draws you in and takes you on a wild ride. It is impossible to resist the topics of Heaven and Hell - where we'll end up and what we'll find. This book tackles the really big picture - what happens after our time on this planet - with true originality, taking us on adventures in the afterlife. If what we find is half as interesting as it is in Corbett's mind, I can't wait to get there! When does someone offer you a slice of heaven and at the same time land you in the middle of the devil's workshop? It is like nothing I have ever read and stands alone in this quirky thought provoking and entertaining place - so funny and clever! It was my holiday gift giving list and friends have now formed quite a fan club! So exciting following a newly discovered author. Hungry for more !!

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