Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

Funny Boy


  • Author: Shyam Selvadurai
  • Release Date : 2015-07-14
  • Genre: Gay
  • File Size: 1027100 Bytes


An evocative coming-of-age novel about growing up gay in Sri Lanka during the Tamil-Sinhalese conflict—one of the country’s most turbulent and deadly periods.Arjie is “funny.”The second son of a privileged family in Sri Lanka, he prefers staging make-believe wedding pageants with his female cousins to battling balls with the other boys. When his parents discover his innocent pastime, Arjie is forced to abandon his idyllic childhood games and adopt the rigid rules of an adult world. Bewildered by his incipient sexual awakening, mortified by the bloody Tamil-Sinhalese conflicts that threaten to tear apart his homeland, Arjie painfully grows toward manhood and an understanding of his own “different” identity.Refreshing, raw, and poignant, Fu...

Score: 4.5
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World War Z


  • Author: Max Brooks
  • Release Date : 2006-09-12
  • Genre: Horror
  • File Size: 9764522 Bytes


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Prepare to be entranced by this addictively readable oral history of the great war between humans and zombies.”—Entertainment Weekly We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World War Z is the only record of the pandemic. The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decim...

Funny Boy
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

Funny Boy


  • Author : Shyam Selvadurai
  • Publisher : Emblem Editions
  • Release Date : 2013-01-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551997193


Funny Boy Book Description :

In this remarkable debut novel, a boy’s bittersweet passage to maturity and sexual awakening is set against escalating political tensions in Sri Lanka, during the seven years leading up to the 1983 riots. Arjie Chelvaratnam is a Tamil boy growing up in an extended family in Colombo. It is through his eyes that the story unfolds and we meet a delightful, sometimes eccentric cast of characters. Arjie’s journey from the luminous simplicity of childhood days into the more intricately shaded world of adults – with its secrets, its injustices, and its capacity for violence – is a memorable one, as time and time again the true longings of the human heart are held against the way things are....

Funny Boy
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

Funny Boy


  • Author : Shyam Selvadurai
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-07-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062383464


Funny Boy Book Description :

An evocative coming-of-age novel about growing up gay in Sri Lanka during the Tamil-Sinhalese conflict—one of the country’s most turbulent and deadly periods. Arjie is “funny.” The second son of a privileged family in Sri Lanka, he prefers staging make-believe wedding pageants with his female cousins to battling balls with the other boys. When his parents discover his innocent pastime, Arjie is forced to abandon his idyllic childhood games and adopt the rigid rules of an adult world. Bewildered by his incipient sexual awakening, mortified by the bloody Tamil-Sinhalese conflicts that threaten to tear apart his homeland, Arjie painfully grows toward manhood and an understanding of his own “different” identity. Refreshing, raw, and poignant,...

Funny Boy
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

Funny Boy


  • Author : Shyam Selvadurai
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409044345


Funny Boy Book Description :

'An extraordinarily powerful, deeply moving novel' Amitav Ghosh In the world of his large family – affluent Tamils living in Colombo – Arjie is an oddity, a 'funny boy' who prefers dressing as a girl to playing cricket with his brother. But as Arjie comes to terms with his own homo-sexuality and with the racism of the society in which he lives, Sri Lanka is plunged into civil war as fighting between the army and the Tamil Tigers gradually begins to encroach on the family's comfortable life. Sporadic acts of violence flare into full scale riots and lead, ultimately, to tragedy. Written in clear, simple prose, Shyam Selvadurai's first novel is masterly in its mingling of the personal and political. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NEEL MUKHERJEE...

Funny Boy
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

Funny Boy


  • Author : Shyam Selvadurai
  • Publisher : Emblem Editions
  • Release Date : 2013-01-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551997193


Funny Boy Book Description :

In this remarkable debut novel, a boy’s bittersweet passage to maturity and sexual awakening is set against escalating political tensions in Sri Lanka, during the seven years leading up to the 1983 riots. Arjie Chelvaratnam is a Tamil boy growing up in an extended family in Colombo. It is through his eyes that the story unfolds and we meet a delightful, sometimes eccentric cast of characters. Arjie’s journey from the luminous simplicity of childhood days into the more intricately shaded world of adults – with its secrets, its injustices, and its capacity for violence – is a memorable one, as time and time again the true longings of the human heart are held against the way things are....

The Funny Boy Adventures

The Funny Boy Adventures


  • Author : Dan Gutman
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2013-11-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781480466159


The Funny Boy Adventures Book Description :

A special four-in-one edition of Dan Gutman’s hilarious and delightful Funny Boy series In Funny Boy Meets the Airsick Alien from Andromeda, Funny Boy—a smart-aleck from the planet Crouton with the galaxy’s best sense of humor—shoots his brother with a spitball, and his parents strap him into a spaceship and blast him to Earth. Things get strange right away. A planet-gobbling alien is about to attack his new home, and Funny Boy doesn’t have any weapons besides a talking dog and a razor-sharp wit. In Funny Boy Versus the Bubble-Brained Barbers from the Big Bang, Funny Boy, just like Superman, has mastered the powers he gained when he landed on Earth. He’s not super strong or super fast, but his super sense of humor lets him crack jokes fas...

Funny Boy Meets the Airsick Alien from Andromeda

Funny Boy Meets the Airsick Alien from Andromeda


  • Author : Dan Gutman
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453259535


Funny Boy Meets the Airsick Alien from Andromeda Book Description :

The funniest alien in the universe lands on the galaxy’s weirdest planet: Earth On the planet Crouton, kids never have to straighten their rooms or make their own beds. That’s because their rooms aren’t crooked, and when they need beds, they just buy them. It’s a pretty neat place. But when Funny Boy—a Croutonian smart-aleck with the galaxy’s best sense of humor—shoots his brother with a spitball, his parents strap him into a spaceship and blast him to Earth. Things get strange from the minute his spaceship crash-lands in the underwear factory. A planet-gobbling alien is about to attack his new home, and Funny Boy doesn’t have any weapons besides a talking dog and a razor-sharp wit. But there is good news: Something about Earth’s at...

People Funny Boy

People Funny Boy


  • Author : David Katz
  • Publisher : Omnibus Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Reggae music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1846094437


People Funny Boy Book Description :

Lee Perry is arguably the most influential force in Jamaican music. This book delves behind the myth of Perry to give an examination of his life and work through interviews with family members, fellow artists, friends, lovers, enemies, as well as the man himself to present a portrait of a unique soul driven by unseen spiritual forces....

Funny Boy Versus the Bubble Brained Barbers from the Big Bang
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Funny Boy Versus the Bubble Brained Barbers from the Big Bang


  • Author : Dan Gutman
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453259542


Funny Boy Versus the Bubble Brained Barbers from the Big Bang Book Description :

Exiled on Earth, Funny Boy must save his new planet from an evil haircut Never spit spitballs at your brother. That’s the lesson Funny Boy learned on his last day on the planet Crouton, when his parents strapped him to a rocket and shot him to Earth as punishment for misbehaving. But just like Superman, this exiled Croutonian gained powers when he landed on the new world. He’s not super strong, super fast, or super stylish, but his super sense of humor lets him crack jokes faster than a speeding bullet, and leap over boring situations with a single pun. But now he must face the least hilarious thing in the universe: the first day of school. As he tries to fit in among his human peers, Funny Boy learns that three intergalactic barbers have come to...

Funny Boy Meets the Dumbbell Dentist from Deimos  with Dangerous Dental Decay

Funny Boy Meets the Dumbbell Dentist from Deimos with Dangerous Dental Decay


  • Author : Dan Gutman
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453261156


Funny Boy Meets the Dumbbell Dentist from Deimos with Dangerous Dental Decay Book Description :

Funny Boy faces his biggest threat yet—a plaque attack! Funny Boy’s super-powered sense of humor has saved the world from airsick aliens, bubble-brained barbers, and a chain of chitchatting cheeses. It’s even won him the love of his life: Tupper Camembert. But this riddle-flinging superhero’s work is far from over. When the president of the United States is summoned for a cleaning with Dr. Denny the dentist, he knows something is wrong—he doesn’t even have an appointment! This is a job for Funny Boy, who must once again use every joke in his arsenal to destroy the evil dentist villain and his hygienist henchmen. But does Funny Boy know enough dentist jokes to save the planet from an invasion of plaque? This ebook features an illustrated b...

Funny Boy Takes on the Chit Chatting Cheeses from Chattanooga

Funny Boy Takes on the Chit Chatting Cheeses from Chattanooga


  • Author : Dan Gutman
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453259559


Funny Boy Takes on the Chit Chatting Cheeses from Chattanooga Book Description :

When America’s cows go on strike, a gang of interstellar cheeses land on Earth The nation’s cattle have gotten too smart for their own good. Tired of letting humans steal their milk, American cows have gone on strike. This is great news for every kid who hates drinking his milk, but trouble for anybody who likes cheese. Funny Boy—a joke-telling superhero who was sent to Earth from the planet Crouton—is mourning the cheese shortage when five giant cheeses fall on Wisconsin, squashing an unlucky farmer named George Gouda. That alone would be weird enough, but the cheeses also talk. The cheeses are aliens from the faraway planet Chattanooga, and they have come to stop the cheese shortage. The country’s woe is ended, but something about the ali...