Laughter of the Damned

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Laughter of the DamnedLaughter of the Damned

NEW EDITION


Paperback   $11.95 
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Audiobook available on
Amazon Audible & iTunes
 

 

Whose dreams of hell are more interesting, politicians or popes? The reader may discover the answer to that question and more in this imaginative interpretation of an afterlife. If you are curious about the opinions of Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Marilyn Monroe, or Saint Thomas Aquinas, there are plenty of those as well.

Quotes from
Laughter of the Damned

“A true cynic has one obvious characteristic; he cannot be disappointed.”

“Heaven is an item from the cave of the thief of dreams.”

“I particularly reject all representatives of religion who don’t think that the prayers of children of any faith are heard by the same ears.”

“But in heaven, as in life, a properly assigned husband may expect to be left alone until needed (as in a fourth for bridge) as a kind of social lubricant.”

“Eternity is a river of tears; tears of sorrow and of joy in equal measure.”

“I am fashionably unimpressed with the material world. I am moved by the beauty of aspiration, and I hope that I can elevate myself to the standards I have imposed on others.”

“Satan: Something’s different around here. I don’t hear sounds of wailing anymore.”

”There is a sort of mental treason that smothers dreams outside of reason.”

Laughter of the Damned

Whose dreams of hell are more interesting, politicians or popes? The reader may discover the answer to that question and more in this imaginative interpretation of an afterlife. If you are curious about the opinions of Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Marilyn Monroe, or Saint Thomas Aquinas, there are plenty of those as well.

Quotes from
Laughter of the Damned

“A true cynic has one obvious characteristic; he cannot be disappointed.”

“Heaven is an item from the cave of the thief of dreams.”

“I particularly reject all representatives of religion who don’t think that the prayers of children of any faith are heard by the same ears.”

“But in heaven, as in life, a properly assigned husband may expect to be left alone until needed (as in a fourth for bridge) as a kind of social lubricant.”

“Eternity is a river of tears; tears of sorrow and of joy in equal measure.”

“I am fashionably unimpressed with the material world. I am moved by the beauty of aspiration, and I hope that I can elevate myself to the standards I have imposed on others.”

“Satan: Something’s different around here. I don’t hear sounds of wailing anymore.”

”There is a sort of mental treason that smothers dreams outside of reason.”

“Very entertaining and very interesting. This would be a great book for a readers group. We really won’t know where we are going when we die, until we actually arrive. Reading “Laughter of the Damned” by Mike Corbett will definitely make you think about it.”

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Mr. Nachron's List

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Paperback   $11.95 
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Mr. Nachron's ListMr. Nachron's List

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eBook           $4.95 

 

If the events in this book did not actually happen, we are treated to the hope that they may occur in the future, or perhaps even at the moment of this reading. The paradoxes of time affect Ron Maddock so profoundly that the reader is able to share his exploits without overly straining the imagination. Some of the characters he encounters as he spelunks through the past will beguile; others will repel, but all are memorable and destined to visit the dreams of the impressionable among us.

Historical fiction that does not entertain is a bad textbook. If it does not simultaneously enlighten, it will be insignificant. Mr. Nachron’s List satisfies both requirements.

 

 

 

 

Mr. Nachron's List

If the events in this book did not actually happen, we are treated to the hope that they may occur in the future, or perhaps even at the moment of this reading. The paradoxes of time affect Ron Maddock so profoundly that the reader is able to share his exploits without overly straining the imagination. Some of the characters he encounters as he spelunks through the past will beguile; others will repel, but all are memorable and destined to visit the dreams of the impressionable among us.

Historical fiction that does not entertain is a bad textbook. If it does not simultaneously enlighten, it will be insignificant. Mr. Nachron’s List satisfies both requirements.

 

"A strange and riveting metaphysical scavenger hunt created by a mysterious man for the adventurer narrator, MR. NACHRON'S LIST involves manipulating time and place in various historical contexts and is reminiscent of Albert Camus in style."

IndieReader

"Nostalgia drives our lives, as we search for meaning in an existence that is all too brief. Mike Corbett's novel Mr. Nachron's List spins a tale of southeastern Florida and a struggling individual named Ron Maddock, who tries to put together the pieces of his life. Yet he feels as though something is missing, even when everything appears to be going his way. Mr. Nachron's List is a thoughtful read of life that will entertain and leave the reader asking questions."

The Midwest Book Review

"Mr. Nachron's List is a wonderful, entertaining book that once started is hard to put down. The main character, Mr. Nachron, is an eccentric south Florida resident with a list of items he would clearly like to own. Ron Maddock, an entertaining soul with a challenging past, is the man who can make that happen. Using the concept of time travel, Ron gets to experience several fascinating points in history while attempting to retrieve these items for Mr. Nachron. Does he succeed in retrieving the items for Mr. Nachron? I invite you to read this terrific, entertaining and enlightening book and find out. Mike Corbett, in the style of Ernest Hemingway and Dashiell Hammett, has created a superb book that everyone should want to read."

Don Oravec, Executive Director of The Writers' Trust of Canada

 

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Mike Corbett AuthorAbout Mike Corbett

Mike Corbett has spent his fortunate life in the company of stimulating people in extraordinary situations.  Along with Laughter of the Damned (a satirical sendup of heaven and hell) and Mr. Nachron’s List (a blend of romance, history and science fiction), he has written tactical books on poker and backgammon. Corbett is fascinated by the wavering border between reality and fantasy and he is a master of the transition from observation to interpretation.

Mike may be contacted via email at: mike@mikecorbettbooks.com

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Additional Books by Mike Corbett

Poker With Friends' Minds


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Poker With Friends' MindsPoker With Friends' Minds


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Although Mike Corbett has had decades of competitive experience in the world of games, including national and international rankings, he is relatively new to poker. Since statistical analysis can only take you so far, Corbett has chosen to focus on the variables, particularly the counterintuitive and stylistic questions. He is drawn to the unquantifiable value of deception and its impact on results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poker With Friends' Minds

Although Mike Corbett has had decades of competitive experience in the world of games, including national and international rankings, he is relatively new to poker. Since statistical analysis can only take you so far, Corbett has chosen to focus on the variables, particularly the counterintuitive and stylistic questions. He is drawn to the unquantifiable value of deception and its impact on results.

 

"Poker players who want more of a psychological examination of the game's opportunities, challenges, and interactions will relish the juxtaposition of analysis and strategy that makes Poker with Friends' Minds: Perspectives on Tournament Hold'em unexpectedly lively and personal: a highly inviting, educational read for poker players at all levels."

The Midwest Book Review

 

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backgammon problems book

Backgammon Problems


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This book does something that few serious studies of any game have attempted. It entertains! The union of fun and knowledge, who could ask for more? It presently enjoys popularity among the game’s most talented players.

Kudos to Mike Corbett. This is one of the best problem books I’ve seen. Creative, playful and very smart, Mike shows us how to think outside the box while using Snowie as the assistance tool (and not final judge and jury) that it was created for. A+!

Mike Senkiewicz

Mike Corbett displays creativity, imagination, and craftsmanship in his erudite elucidation of key tactical concepts of play. His problems and solutions are fresh, provocative and informative.

Perry Gartner

The backgammon is top notch, but is surpassed by Mike’s wry wit and ability to entertain the reader while making his points.

Kent Goulding

An entertaining book by one of Backgammon’s Giants.

Kit Woolsey

An outstanding book! Lots of great problems on the backgammon frontier well analyzed.

Bill Robertie

There’s a lot of good advice in this book. I think virtually everyone will learn something from it. I know I did and was able to apply some of this knowledge in a recent tournament match. I would not have made the play if I hadn’t read Mike’s book.

John O’Hagan