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Let's Conquer Paris (Lunch Break Funnies, Humor Books Series) Kindle Edition

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Length: 253 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Reviews for "Lunch Break Funnies" series:

★ With wit and warmth Medvedkov has a laugh with the objects of his humour instead of ridiculing them heartlessly. At times it shows, however, that there are observations and truth behind the fun. Light hearted and pleasant, it is a very nice way to spend an afternoon. -Christoph Fischer, Top 1000 reviewer
★ I have to say the author has a twisted and creative sense of humor. -RJ Parker, Top 500 Reviewer
★ ... bizarre and funny stories that have an Alice in Wonderland quality, if Alice's author was happily drunk, had two tongues, one in his left cheek and the other in the right. -Israel Drazin, Top 1000 Reviewer
★ Oleg Medvedkov's offbeat humor and zany prose bring strange worlds to life, toy with them over lunch break, then let them go. So take a laugh break, or lunch break, and enjoy some five-minute smiles. -S. Deeth, Top 1000 Reviewer
★ The way Oleg Medvedkov uses language is simply like a breath of fresh air. -Dennis Waller, Top 500 Reviewer

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  • File Size: 2034 KB
  • Print Length: 253 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: November 30, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #495,327 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Oleg Medvedkov is a professional copywriter and a writer of funny stories. His hobbies are reading, fixing things, and exercising. Most people don't believe that a tall man with a good posture and a broken nose can be a writer, so he is often rather vague answering the "What do you do" questions.

Education: Master degree in engineering: pointless; Business School: boring.

Major Obstacle to overcome on the road of becoming NYT Bestselling Author: need to learn to type faster.

Personal self-improvement project: trying to grow a goatee.

On the picture: Oleg and his nephew Brent. Guess who is who.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Waller TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 15, 2013
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Let's Conquer Paris is Oleg Medvedkov's latest edition to his Lunch Break Funnies. With this one, he has taken his wit and humor to a new level. I love the way he tied these stories together in a way that you never seen it coming. And his use of language is superb making Oleg a true wordsmith. I really got a kick out this very common sensorial statement, "... and that's why the 5.56x45mm NATO round is preferable to a pointy stick made out of cardboard."

I found this to be an amusing read, clever in the use of history to create intellectually funny tales that some could consider "alternate history" I mean, who am I to say that the Greeks didn't hold press conferences or the Romans didn't tweet. Or even the fabled Minotaur might have been a Tour Guide who had a thing about creepy mice.

My favorite story would have to be "Jeopardy" Not only this tale humorous, it has an ending that is priceless. There are a few stories involving time travel in this book but this will was the best. Even better than the Giant Squirrels which came in at a close second, "a guitar and trombone trumps a banjo."

Have some fun and get lost by immersing yourself into the wit and humor of Oleg Medvedkov. It is refreshing and different and will leave you with a smile.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B Nelson on September 14, 2013
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There is a line at the very beginning of the book, "When you exclude the improbable, whatever is left, is not as hilarious," but it's not true. Let's Conquer Paris and Other Funny Stories by Oleg Medvedkov is filled with so much off beat humor, sly observations, absurd stories and just plain funny stuff that no matter how you slice it, there is plenty of "hilarious!" Let's Conquer Paris is the second book I've read from this author and it makes you wish you could get invited to a party where he would also be a guest. There are at least five earlier books in the Lunch Break Funnies, Humor Book series, but they can be enjoyed in any order and one without the other.

The stories within this collection play like inside jokes with one another. "Time Machine," is worth the whole book - it starts - "I'll be the first to admit-mistakes were made. When we found the time machine, we all thought it would be awesome. The things we could do. Even Frankie "Five Fingers" was on board, if I remember. His exact phrase was "Fellers, I want to push dis button. Can I?" Good times. Now let's trace back the timeline and see what went wrong."
This collection gets its title from
one of my favorite stories in the book and I hope this quote isn't a spoiler but it keeps making me laugh, "If any of you tweeps have other ideas on why we should take Paris, please keep them to yourselves. I like things to be simple."

The thing that makes Medvedkov's books so addicting is how quirky and unusual the stories are. I've never read anything quite like his style. Parts of it remind me of something out of MAD Magazine, blended with Monty Python, but smarter, wittier and a bit more askew. It's great fun!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Big Apple on September 14, 2013
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If you haven't read Oleg Medvedkov "Let's Conquer Paris" is a great place to start. The author of the delightful Dragon Who Loved Water Lilies and Other Funny Stories, The (Lunch Break Funnies, Humor Book Series) and my personal favorite How to Prevent Unicorns from Stealing Your Car and Other Funny Stories. (Lunch Break Funnies, Humor Book Series) has written another fabulous collection of humorous short stories showcasing his rare wit and remarkable facility with language.

Oleg's mind is a repository for European culture and history and filtered through his remarkable imagination comes this series of original and hilarious takes on everything from a Minotaur complaining about the darkness of his labyrinth to Attila the Hun in the titular story explaining to his blog readers and Twitter followers why he wants to invade the French capital. There's also a hilarious look at The Fall of Troy, a press conference in Ancient Greece with Medusa-slayer Perseus ("My PR people told you before, I will NOT show you the head of the Medusa Gorgon."), a laugh-out-loud domestic scene on Mount Olympus with Zeus and Hera and many other genius vignettes that will turn your notion of mythology on its head and leave you crying with laughter and wanting more.

A great addition to the Oleg Medvedkov oeuvre, "Let's Conquer Paris" is recommended for lovers of smart witty short stories everywhere.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Warrior Princess on September 14, 2013
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"Let's Conquer Paris" by Oleg Medvedkov is a delightful collection of funny stories that sparkle with wit, intelligence, and a keen ability to see the bizarre in everyday life that few writers have. Oleg Medvedkov is one of those rare writers.

It was the Roman poet Ovid who created minotaur, a creature that's "part man and part bull," and placed him at the center of the Cretan Labyrinth. But it took Oleg Medvedkov's wild sense humor to give this mythical creature a desire to exercise and a need for more matches. Of course, that makes sense. It must be lonely and dark in that labyrinth! And if that's not enough, the famed minotaur becomes a tour guide for visitors to Greece. You'll have to read the story to find out how that job opportunity worked out for him.

Oleg knows how to play with language and does it exceptionally well. The readers may not think twice about a common expression "to sit on laurels" until Oleg questions the whole idea of sitting "on vegetation." Suddenly, that common expression is not so solemn and dignified anymore. In Oleg's book, the concept of "disconnecting the Internet connection" involves garden shears, popular limericks become goulash recipes, and paramour and paramount get mixed up in a hilarious way.

I've learned quite a few things about Greek history from this book, too, such as that the fall of Troy was partially caused by a malfunctioning can of beans combined with the act of petting "a giant horsey," that one of the chief concerns of Zeus were high drowning rates in Greece, that Romans tweeted in Latin, and that Goddess Athena was a marketing genius. No wonder olive oil from Greece is still popular today.
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