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Richard Brautigan - In Watermelon Sugar
Death is a place where the sun shines a different colour every day and where people travel to the length of their dreams. Rejecting the violence and hate of the old gang at the Forgotten Works, they lead gentle lives in watermelon sugar. Brautigan expresses the mood of a new generation.
Anita Charles - Autumn wedding
Robert St. Cere’s young half-sister Rosmarin was being rather a handful―and he decided that the solution to the problem was to present the girl with a stepmother, which he did by marrying her companion Fern Gilchrist. But what did Fern feel about it all? How could she be either a suitable wife for Robert or an effective mother to Rosmarin when she had to live with the inescapable realisation that her husband has married her, not for love but on the rebound. Just what had Denise de Courville’s connection been with him? And what was it now?
A. Merritt - The Moon Pool
"All dead. Edith, Stanton, Thora - dead - or worse. And Edith in the Moon Pool - with them - drawn by what you saw on the moonpath - that has put its brand upon me - and follows me!" As Dr. David Throckmartin gasps out the horrible climax to the story of his expedition among the ruins of an ancient Pacific civilization, Dr. Walter Goodwin listens to his incredible tale, certain that the great scientist has gone mad. For he has told of how his young bride Edith and other members of his exploring party were spirited away by the unearthly androgynous Dweller of the Moon Pool - a "thing" that arises at the full moon from the wailed ruins of an ancient Polynesian culture and manifests itself amid the faint chanting of voices, a drifting, undulating, crystalline chiming, and a glittering cluster of palely colored lights. Its embrace induces feelings of both rapture and terror in its prey, a state that Throckmartin describes was "as though the icy soul of evil and the fiery soul of good had stepped together within me." Bearing the peculiar small white mark of the Shining One, Throckmartln had miraculously escaped the fate of his friends. And then, before Goodwin's eyes, aboard the ship that is bearing them both across the Southern seas beneath another full moon, Throckmartin disappears in the glistening embrace of the pursuing Dweller of the Moon Pool. Determined to solve the rnystery of the Moon Pool and learn the fate of Throckmartin and his party, Goodwin sets out on an expedition that includes among its members an Irish air ace named Larry O'Keefe, a huge modern Viking named Olaf Huldricksson, and a sinister Soviet scientist named Marakinoff. Following Throckmartin's directions to the island ruins, the party plunges into a fantastic adventure at the site of the Moon Pool that is an imaginative tour de force seldom equalled in science fiction.
John Galsworthy - To Let
John Galsworthy's nine Forsyte novels span fifty years of family decline, from the 1880s to the 1930s. In seeking to insulate themselves by property from the reality and the disintegration of their class,the Forsytes are gradually blinded to the threats of social change and 'the stealthy march of passion'. Galsworthy tackles his huge theme - the death of the upper middle classes - with a unique blend of irony and understanding. 1920: The old Forsytes are dead except Timothy, now a centenarian reverting to petulant babyhood, and the Forsytes are split into two camps: those of Soames, the tight-lipped lawyer, ; and of Jolyon, his opposite in temperament. When Soames's daughter, Fleur, and Jolyon's son, Jon, fall in love, the Forsyte armistice is over, and old wounds are mercilessly reopened.
Agatha Christie - They Came to Baghdad
Agatha Christie's international mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. Baghdad is the chosen location for a secret summit of superpowers, concerned but not convinced, about the development of an, as yet, unidentified and undescribed secret weapon. Only one man has the proof that can confirm the nature of this fantastic secret weapon - a British agent named Carmichael. Unfortunately the criminal organisation responsible for the weapon's development will stop at nothing to prevent him entering Baghdad and presenting his proof to the assembled delegates. Can Carmichael enter the city against such odds? Into this explosive situations appears Victoria Jones, a girl with a yearning for adventure who gets more than she bargains for when a wounded Carmichael dies in her arms in her hotel room. Now, if only she could make sense of his last words '!Lucifer!Basrah!Lefarge!'
John Wain - The Contenders
Robert Lamb and Ned Royer lived to outdo one another. It had been friendly rivalry at school in the Potteries, but age gave them an edge to the competition between the passionate artist and the calculating businessman. Dead-heating in the success stakes, the two fought it out over a woman. And amiable Joe Shaw was left to pick up the bits
Laurell K. Hamilton - A Lick of Frost
You also know my circumstances; to be crowned queen, I must first continue the royal bloodline, and give birth to an heir of my own. And if I fail? Then my aunt, Queen Andais, will be free to do what she most desires: to place her twisted son, Cel, upon the throne of Faerie . . . and kill me. I am surrounded by loyal guards, and my best loved - my Darkness and my Killing Frost - are sworn to protect me and to make love to me. Yet for all our eager carnal efforts, I remain childless . . . while the machinations of my sinister, sadistic Queen and her confederates remain tireless. So my bodyguards and I, hoping to outrun the gathering shadows of court intrigue, have slipped back into Los Angeles. But it seems exile is not enough to escape those with dark designs upon us.
Torey Hayden - The Sunflower Forest
Here is a treasure: an adult novel which speaks in the genuine voice of a 17-year old, while delving more deeply into her psyche. Lesley's Hungarian mother Mara - charming, childlike, lovable - was traumatized by her adolescent Holocaust experiences. Though her American husband and daughters try to live a normal life in Kansas, Mara holds them thrall to her moods and quirks. Lesley struggles to understand, but dealing with Mara is a severe strain which sets her apart from her peers. When Mara's psychosis results in tragedy, Lesley goes to Wales in search of her mother's remembered joy, a sunflower forest.
Torey Hayden - Ghost Girl
Jadie never spoke, never laughed, never cried. She spent every waking hour locked in her own private world of shadows. Nothing in Torey Hayden's experience had prepared her for the nightmare Jadie revealed to her when finally persuaded to break her self-imposed silence. It was a story too painful and too horrific for Hayden's professional colleagues to acknowledge. But Torey Hayden could not close her ears... or her heart. A little girl was trapped in a living hell of unspeakable memories. And it would take every ounce of courage, compassion and love that one remarkable teacher possessed to rid the 'Ghost Girl' of the malevolent spirits that haunted her.
Jacqueline Wilson - Mark Spark in the Dark
Everyone thinks Mark is the bravest boy in the whole school. But secretly Mark is afraid of the dark! One night, when he thinks his gran is in trouble, Mark is the only one who can help. But can Mark be brave enough to help his gran in the pitch black night-time...?
Ismeretlen szerző - Illusions of Eden
A Ludwig Múzeum 2000-ben volt kiállításának katalógusa, ahol a látogatók olyan műveket láthattak, amelyek megkísérlik bemutatni a Midwest, azaz a Közép-Nyugat, a legamerikaibb amerikai vidéke, e közel Európa nagyságú térség kultúrájának legfontosabb korszakát: az Amerikai Álom születését.
Daisy Waugh - Bordeaux Housewives
This work introduces the perfect Summer read for 2006. "Bordeaux Housewives" is a new romantic comedy combining a heady mix of sunshine, sex, Sancerre and secrets. When an ordinary English family swap dreary suburbia and the rat race for the glorious countryside of France, they have no idea just how much their lives are going to change. For in addition to the culture shock, they have been selected to appear in a reality TV show about their Good Life lifestyle. But they also have a secret life which they need to hide from the cameras! Meanwhile, at the local bar, another expat is finding that local attractions amount to more than wine, cheese and sunflowers!
Patricia Cornwell - At Risk
A Massachusetts state investigator is called home from the National Forensic Academy in Tennessee. His boss, an attractive but hard-charging woman, is running for governor, and as a showcase plans to use a new crime initiative called At Risk - motto: "Any crime, any time." She's looking for a way to employ cutting-edge DNA technology, and thinks she's found it in a twenty-year-old murder- in Tennessee. If her office solves the case, they'll all look pretty good, right?
Naszádi Anikó - Nyiss ki! / Open me!
25 önálló történet, ami egy-egy szálon mégis összefügg azáltal, hogy aki az egyik történetben mellékszereplőként jelenik meg, az a másik történetben főhősként tér vissza. 25 írás angol interpretációja. A kötet kétnyelvűsége lehetőséget nyújt azok számára, akik eddig nem mertek idegen nyelvű kötetet a kezükbe venni nyelvi bizonytalanságuk miatt. 25 illusztráció, mely öt különböző művész keze munkáját dicséri. Vannak köztük fiatal, feltörekvő képzőművészek, és vannak olyanok, akik az iskolában tanítják, hogyan fejezzük érzelmeinket a művészeten keresztül. 25 éves a szerző. Írásainak összetevői: csipetnyi erotika, egy marék ármány, leheletnyi szenvedély, egy nagy kanál szerelem, gondolatnyi fantasy, egy ujjnyi véres valóság titkokkal megfűszerezve, cseppnyi humor-aromával meghintve, majd egy késhegynyi gyilkosság drámával felöntve, bűnnel és bűnhődéssel megszórva. Ha mindezt összeadjuk, 100% olvasmányélményt kapunk!
E. L. James - Fifty Shades Freed
When unworldly student Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and ultimately repelled by Christian’s singular sexual tastes, Ana demanded a deeper commitment; determined to keep her, Christian agreed. Now, together, they have more – love, passion, intimacy, and a world of infinite possibilities. But Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy, and being together poses challenges neither of them ever anticipated. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own integrity, identity or independence; Christian must somehow overcome his compulsion to control, and lay to rest the horrors that blighted his past and haunt his present. Just when it seems that together their love can conquer any obstacle, misfortune, malice and fate combine to make Ana’s worst nightmares come true. Alone and desperate, she must face down the poisoned legacy of Christian’s past. Seductive, shocking, sad and funny, Fifty Shades Freed is the compelling final volume in the Fifty Shades trilogy.
Jeff Kinney - Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Ugly Truth
Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it’s cracked up to be? Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older—all without his best friend, Rowley, at his side. Can Greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the “ugly truth”?
Michael Crichton - The Terminal Man
Harry Benson is prone to violent, uncontrollable seizures and is under police guard after attacking two people. Dr. Roger McPherson, head of the prestigious Neuropsychiatric Research Unit at University Hospital in Los Angeles, is convinced he can cure Benson through a procedure called Stage Three. During this highly specialized experimental surgery, electrodes will be place in the patient's brain, sending monitored, soothing pulses to its pleasure canyons. Though the operation is a success, there is an unforseen development. Benson learns how to control the pulses and is increasing their frequency. He escapes -- a homicidal maniac loose in the city -- and nothing will stop his murderous rampages or impede his deadly agenda. . .
Michael Crichton - Sphere
A group of American scientists are rushed to a huge vessel that has been discovered resting on the ocean floor in the middle of the South Pacific. What they find defines their imaginations and mocks their attempts at logical explanation. It is a spaceship of phenomenal dimensions, apparently, undamaged by its fall from the sky. And, most startling, it appears to be at least three hundred years old.... "The suspense is real." THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW "A page-turner...Chichton's writing is cinematic, with powerful visual images and nonstop action. This book should come with hot buttered popcorn." NEWSWEEK
Michael Crichton - Congo
Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists is mysteriously and brutally killed in a matter of minutes. Ten thousand miles away, Karen Ross, the Congo Project Supervisor, watches a gruesome video transmission of the aftermath: a camp destroyed, tents crushed and torn, equipment scattered in the mud alongside dead bodies -- all motionless except for one moving image -- a grainy, dark, man-shaped blur. In San Francisco, primatologist Peter Elliot works with Amy, a gorilla with an extraordinary vocabulary of 620 "signs," the most ever learned by a primate, and she likes to fingerpaint. But recently, her behavior has been erratic and her drawings match, with stunning accuracy, the brittle pages of a Portuguese print dating back to 1642 . . . a drawing of an ancient lost city. A new expedition -- along with Amy -- is sent into the Congo where they enter a secret world, and the only way out may be through a horrifying death . . .
Michael Crichton - The 13th Warrior
In the year A.D. 922, a refined Arab courtier, representative of the powerful Caliph of Baghdad, encounters a party of Viking warriors on their journey to the barbaric North. He is appalled by Viking customs - the wanton sexuality of their pale, angular women, their disregard for cleanliness, their cold-blooded human sacrifices. But only in the depths of the Northland does he learn the horrifying truth: he has been enlisted to combat a terror that comes under cover of night to slaughter the Vikings and devour their flesh...
Michael Crichton - The Andromeda Strain
The United States government is given a warning by the pre-eminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere. Two years later, seventeen satellites are sent into the outer fringes of space to "collect organisms and dust for study." One of them falls to earth, landing in a desolate area of Arizona. Twelve miles from the landing site, in the town of Piedmont, a shocking discovery is made: the streets are littered with the dead bodies of the town's inhabitants, as if they dropped dead in their tracks. The terror has begun . . .
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgeralds' third book, The Great Gatsby (1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T. S. Eliot read it three times and saw it as the "first step" American fiction had taken since Henry James; H. L. Mencken praised "the charm and beauty of the writing," as well as Fitzgerald's sharp social sense; and Thomas Wolfe hailed it as Fitzgerald's "best work" thus far. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when, The New York Times remarked, "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s that resonates with the power of myth. A novel of lyrical beauty yet brutal realism, of magic, romance, and mysticism, The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.
Michael Gerber - Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody
Barry Trotter is 22 and has never left the Hogwash School of Magic - there's been no need; after all, G.K. Rollin's books about him have made him a millionaire, and Barry is perfectly happy to while away his days as a perpetual (loaded) student. The hoardes of Muddles who hang around outside Hogwash desperate to see him, touch him, are a bit of pain but he can deal with that. But then comes news that Hollywood is planning a film of Rollin's first book about Barry. And they all know what that means: loss of creative control; cheap merchandising; millions more Muddles swarming over Hogwash. Barry agrees a plan with Bumblemore: the film must be stopped. BARRY TROTTER AND THE SHAMELESS PARODY is an incisive and hilarious parody of the Harry Potter phenomenon. There are slyly affectionate digs at the books themselves but Gerber's main scorn is directed at the monster that the Harry Potter franchise has become. The book has a creative energy all its own introducing characters and a hilarious take on magic that even J.K Rowling might appreciate.
Anita Shreve - The Pilot's Wife
A pilot's wife is taught to be prepared for the late-night knock at the door. But when Kathryn Lyons receives word that a plane flown by her husband, Jack, has exploded near the coast of Ireland, she confronts the unfathomable - one startling revelation at a time. Soon drawn into a maelstrom of publicity fueled by rumors that Jack led a secret life, Kathryn sets out to learn who her husband really was, whatever that knowledge might cost. Her search propels this taut, impassioned novel as it movingly explores the question, How well can we ever really know another person?
Robert Ludlum - The Parsifal Mosaic
Michael Havelock's world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava. He watched as his partner and lover, Jenna Karats, double agent, was efficiently gunned down by his own agency. There was nothing left for him but to quit the game, get out. Until, in one frantic moment on a crowded railroad platform in Rome, Havelock saw his Jenna alive. From then on, he was marked for death by both U.S. and Russian assassins, racing around the globe after his beautiful betrayer, trapped in a massive mosaic of treachery created by a top-level mole with the world in his fist—Parsifal.
Mark Beales - Austin Bush - David Eimer - Damian Harper - Isabella Noble - Lonely Planet Thailand's Islands & Beaches
Lonely Planet Thailand's Islands and Beaches is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Swim with sea life in crystal-clear coves, laze in hammocks under limestone peaks, or motorcycle along curved bays; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Thailand and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Thailand's Islands and Beaches Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, politics, peoples, lifestyle, economy, religion, arts, the sex industry in Thailand, cuisine, environment, wildlife, environmental issues Free, convenient pull-out Bangkok map (included in print version), plus over 65 maps Covers Bangkok, Phuket, Northern Andaman Coast, Ko Chang, Eastern Seaboard, Hua Hin, Southern Gulf, Ko Samui, Lower Gulf, Ko Phi-Phi, Southern Andaman Coast and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Thailand's Islands and Beaches is our most comprehensive guide to the country's island and beach getaways. Looking for more coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Thailand for a comprehensive look at what the whole country has to offer; or Discover Thailand, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions. Looking for a guide focused on Phuket or Bangkok? Check out Pocket Phuket or Pocket Bangkok, handy-sized guides focused on the can't-miss sights for quick city visits. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
Mark Twain - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
An idyllic snapshot of a boy's childhood along the banks of the Mississippi River, Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the author's work that comes closest to his boyhood experiences of growing up in Hannibal in the 1840s. Mischievous and full of energy, Tom enjoys childish pranks and pastimes with his friends, Huck Finn, the town outcast and Joe Harper, his best friend. However, at the town graveyard, Huck and Tom witness a murder, carried out by local vagabond Injun Joe. They vow never to tell a soul about what they have seen and so begins their journey into adulthood as Tom wrestles with his own morality, guilt and anxiety. A 'coming of age' tale, it is through Tom's adventures and relationships with others that he becomes more responsible and more aware of his own inner conflict. Through the central characters of Tom and Huck, Twain satirises the moral rigidity of society and adult hypocrisy, whilst at the same time giving a nostalgic portrayal of a young boy's journey into adulthood.
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