Dur, dur d'être fonctionnaire !Embauchée après huit ans d'études supérieures dans une mairie de province, Zoé Shepard a vite déchanté. Plongée dans un univers où incompétence rime avec flagornerie, ses journées sont rythmées par des réunions où aucune décision n'est jamais prise, de rapports qu'elle doit rédiger en dix jours (quand deux heures suffisent), de pots de bienvenue, de départ, d'anniversaire.Sans oublier les séminaires « de formation », les heures à potiner à la cantine et à la machine à café, les chefs « débordés » par les jeux en ligne et les préoccupantes interrogations de tous sur les destinations de vacances et autres RTT...Chargée de mission dans un service fourre-tout, truqueuse patentée de notes administratives, G.O. pour délégations étrangères et hocheuse de tête en réunions, Zoé Shepard raconte avec un humour mordant ses tribulations de fonctionnaire désespérée dans un univers bien pire que tout ce que vous pouviez imaginer.
"I think that idiot bosses are timeless, and as long as there are annoying people in the world, I won't run out of material."—Scott Adams Dilbert and the gang are back for this 26th collection, Thriving on Vague Objectives. Adams has his finger on the pulse of cubicle dwellers across the globe. No one delivers more laughs or captures the reality of the 9 to 5 worker better than Dilbert, Dogbert, Catbert, and a cast of stupefying office stereotypes—which is why there are millions of fans of the Dilbert comic strip. Dilbert is a techno-man stuck in a dead-end job (sound familiar?). Power-mad Dogbert strives to take over the world and enslave the humans. The most intelligent person in Dilbert's world is his trash collector, who knows everything about everything. Artist and creator Scott Adams started Dilbert as a doodle when he worked as a bank teller. He continued doodling when he was upgraded to a cubicle for a major telecommunications company. His boss (no telling if he was pointy-haired or not) suggested the name Dilbert. Adams is so dead-on accurate in his depictions of office life that he has been accused of spying on Corporate America.
Volume one of five The unabridged form of this story runs to over 1,900 pages in either French or English, necessitating multiple volumes of this bilingual edition, which is designed to assist those learning French. The original French text appears on the right-hand pages of the book, with the corresponding English translation on the left-hand pages. Other bilingual books available from Sleeping Cat Books: "The Picture of Dorian Gray Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe Fables of Jean de La Fontaine Candide Shakespeare's Sonnets New Fairy Tales for Small Children The Tales of Mother Goose The Count of Monte Cristo The Last of the Mohicans Madame Bovary"
In a semiautobiographical graphic novel, Paul joins the cub scouts and heads to camp where he, along with his troop, becomes involved in the events surrounding the October Crisis in Canada.
The author, a college graduate with a "restrictive" English degree, recounts his job search woes after having forty-two jobs in the past ten years, as everything from a fish cutter to a film set assistant.
This delicious novel revolves around a classic love triangle: two men and one woman. She is English, they are French and American. The Frenchman is married, the American is not. None of this makes any difference. The woman—elusive, unreliable, a classic femme fatale—flits back and forth between her two lovers, driving them both mad. Lapeyre’s subtle, graceful, yet compulsively readable narrative shows us the folly of men who fall helplessly in love with women they don’t understand. Its theme is universal and its humor is sly. It is the perfect introduction in English to this brilliant writer’s work.
Black for Remembrance
Author: Carlene Thompson
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Caroline Webb knows what it means to lose the person you love most. Twenty years ago, her five-year-old daughter, Hayley, was the light of her life, her treasure, her angle. Then came the terrible day when Hayley was kidnapped from her favorite swing. More than a month passed before her burned, lifeless body was found. All that remained was the silence of Caroline's heartache--and her guilt... Now, Caroline has started over with a new husband. She even has another precious daughter, Melinda. She thinks she has put the ghosts of her past behind her. But without warning, those ghosts once again start to echo in the night. Suddenly, Hayley's favorite doll reappears...strange murders rock the Webbs' small town...Caroline even claims she has heard the voice of the little girl she lost all those years ago. Could Hayley still be out there somewhere, somehow? Now a killer waits in the wings--waiting to make Caroline live her worst nightmare yet...
Includes, 1982-1995: Les Livres du mois, also published separately.
Inorganic Mass Spectrometry
Author: Christopher Barshick, Douglas Duckworth, David Smith
Publisher: CRC Press
Providing a theoretical background for inorganic mass spectrometry, this text describes classical applications of four modern mass spectrometers - magnetic sector, quadrupole, time-of-flight, and ion trap - and illustrates how they have impacted elemental and isotopic analysis. The book features examples that concentrate on routine and non-routine applications of inorganic analysis techniques.
Author: Alex Kapranos
Publisher: Penguin UK
In September 2005, Alex Kapranos began writing about what he ate while touring the world with the rock band Franz Ferdinand. The writing is as much about where he eats and the people he eats with as the unusual flavours he tastes on the road. Whether it’s munching donuts with cops in Brooklyn, swallowing bull’s balls with the band in Buenos Aires or queuing for a saveloy in South Shields, these are surprising and vivid snapshots of life on the road. Funny, poignant, sickening or sexual depending on the situation, the material, both new and previously published in the Guardian, is fascinating and entertaining.
Algonquin “Ali” Rhodes, the high school newspaper’s music critic, meets an intriguing singer, Doug, while reviewing a gig. He’s a weird-looking guy—goth, but he seems sincere about it, like maybe he was into it back before it was cool. She introduces herself after the set, asking if he lives in Cornersville, and he replies, in his slow, quiet murmur, “Well, I don’t really live there, exactly. . . .” When Ali and Doug start dating, Ali is falling so hard she doesn’t notice a few odd signs: he never changes clothes, his head is a funny shape, and he says practically nothing out loud. Finally Marie, the school paper’s fashion editor, points out the obvious: Doug isn’t just a really sincere goth. He’s a zombie. Horrified that her feelings could have allowed her to overlook such a flaw, Ali breaks up with Doug, but learns that zombies are awfully hard to get rid of—at the same time she learns that vampires, a group as tightly-knit as the mafia, don’t think much of music critics who make fun of vampires in reviews. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.