For over twenty years, Belasco House has stood empty. Regarded as the Mt. Everest of haunted houses, its shadowed walls have witnessed scenes of unimaginable horror and depravity. All previous attempts to probe its mysteries have ended in murder, suicide, or insanity, but now a new investigation has been launched, bringing four strangers to Belasco House in search of the ultimate secrets of life and death. Hell House, which inspired the 1973 film The Legend of Hell House, is Matheson’s most frightening and shocking book, and an acknowledged classic of the genre.
Aurelien Ferenczi - Masters of Cinema: Tim Burton
Tim Burton (USA, b. 1958) is the youngest of Hollywood's most successful directors. He has the knack of making films with a very broad appeal, taking the silliness out of the representation of children, while remaining in touch with the child within himself and his audiences. Burton emerged as a director and storyteller after working as an animator for Disney. His meeting with Johnny Depp enabled him to give physical form to the heroes of his imaginary worlds, where fear is mixed with laughter, strange is normal and those who are not normal, such as "Edward Scissorhands" (1990), must be preserved. After "Beetlejuice" (1988) and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005), the resolutely boyish Burton, now in his fifties, presents his version of "Alice in Wonderland" (2010).
Richard Matheson - I Am Legend
Robert Neville is the last living man on earth... but he is not alone. Every other man, woman and child on the planet has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day he is the hunter, stalking the sleeping undead through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn. How long can one man survive like this?
Felicia Culotta - Britney - Every Step of the Way
Britney: Every Step of the Way is the ultimate behind-the-scenes photo scrapbook for any Britney Spears fans, filled with hundreds of never-seen-before private snapshots taken by Brit's personal assistant and one of her best friends, Felicia Culotta. Felicia Culotta provides a fascinating and colorful look at the world of the reigning queen of pop music. On the road, backstage, with fans and with friends-this is Britney-Every Step of the Way.
Alan Moore - From Hell Companion
From Hell occupies a monumental place in the history of the graphic novel: a Victorian masterpiece of murder and madness which has won numerous awards, spawned a major Hollywood film, and remained a favorite of readers around the world for over two decades. Now, Top Shelf Productions and Knockabout Comics present the From Hell Companion, an astonishing selection of Alan Moore's original scripts and sketches for the landmark graphic novel, with copious annotations, commentary, and illustrations by Eddie Campbell. Here for the first time are a set of pages, including some of Moore's greatest writing, which have never been seen by anyone except his collaborator. Joining them are Campbell's first-hand accounts of the project's decade-long development, complete with photos, anecdotes, disagreements, and wry confessions. Arranged in narrative order, these perspectives form a fascinating mosaic, an opportunity to read From Hell with fresh eyes, and a tour inside the minds of two giants of their field.
Alan Moore - 25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom
With each new technological advance, pornography has proliferated and degraded in quality. Today, porn is everywhere, but where is it art? _25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom_ surveys the history of pornography and argues that the success and vibrancy of a society relates to its permissiveness in sexual matters. This history of erotic art brings together some of the most provocative illustrations ever published, showcasing the evolution of pornography over diverse cultures from prehistoric to modern times. Beginning with the Venus of Willendorf, created between 24,000-22,000 bce, and book-ended by contemporary photography, it also contains a timeline covering major erotic works in several cultures. _25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom_ ably captures the ancient and insuppressible creative drive of the sexual spirit, making this book a treatise on erotic art.
Norah Lofts - Hester Roon
Ennek az Amerikában nemrégen feltünt regényíró üstökösnek uj könyvét visszük a magyar közönség elé. Aki elolvasta "...Mint a falevél" c. magyarul már megjelent regényét, az bizonyára lelkes bámulójává szegődött az írónőnek. Az olvasó nem is tudja, mit csodáljon inkább, a rendkívül érdekfeszítő mesét, vagy a bámulatosan erőteljes jellemrajzot. Ez a kettő kevés irónál egyesül ilyen mértékben. A "Hester Roon" mesteri, lenyügöző alkotás. Cselekménye kétszáz évvel ezelőtt játszódik. Hősnője törvénytelen gyerek, akit anyja két éven át titokban nevel a padlás-szobájában. Az anya maga is törvénytelen származásu, attól félti kisleányát, hogy ennek sorsa is olyan lesz, mint amilyen az övé. Ezért rossz utra tér, csakhogy megmenthesse ettól gyermekét. De az élet másként határoz s Hester még serdülő kora előtt egyedül marad a világon. Úgylátszik mégis csak az lesz a sorsa, ami anyjáé volt, a hajszolt rabszolgáé. De az erőss jellemű fiatal leány megszökik és minden támasz nélkül nekivág az életnek. Mindig kalandok és izgalmak után vágyódott, most bőven van része ezekben. Hamarosan rossz társaságba kerül és a vége az, hogy mint fegyencet szállítják egyik nyugat-indiai szigetre. Itt végre rámosolyog a szerencse. Türhető élet vár reá. Ekkor már tizennyolc éves, szép leány. Az első szerelem napja is fölkel szivében, de egy rabszolgalázadás drámai fordulattal világosítja fel tévedéséről. Eljut-e végül mégis a biztos kikötőbe a szép Hester Roon? Elkoptatott frázis, ha azt mondják egy regényről hogy nem lehet letenni kézből. De a Hester Roon csakugyan ilyen regény.
Tony Ross - Three Little Kittens and Other Favorite Nursery Rhymes
This wide-ranging collection of favorite nursery rhymes is selected and illustrated by the award-winning artist Tony Ross. Every child needs a good nursery rhyme book, and parents will be thrilled with the comical art in this one. Ross’s inimitable illustrations portray these classic rhymes with a contemporary edge and more than a touch of gleeful wit. Perfect for reading together, this humorous book is one to be treasured for many years to come.
Danielle Wright - Korean Nursery Rhymes
Everywhere in the world, there are poems and songs especially for children - rhymes that are said or sung from generation to generation and are never forgotten. In Korea nursery rhymes shine with the joys of childhood. Many accompany everyday play activities like jump rope and hand clap games. Other speak to a child's view of nature, and a love of home. In _Korean Nursery Rhymes_ fourteen well-loved verses are colorfully presented in a format that makes language learning easier. The accompanying audio CD shares the rhymes in both Korean and English - lovely, upbeat songs that are easy to learn and fun to sing, some of which are especially for singing with parents or friends.
John Francome - Stud Poker
The fall that ended Paul Raven's career seemed like one of racing's tragic but unavoidable accidents. That is until Paul discovers that his and other accidents are all apparently connected to a poker school. Caught up in this dangerous game, Paul finds that the stakes are high - and deadly.
Charlie Connelly - Bring Me Sunshine
We talk about the weather a lot. It exasperates, confounds and on occasion delights us. Our national conversation is dominated by the weather, but how much do we really know about it? In Bring Me Sunshine, Charlie Connelly sets off on the trail of our island obsession. He breezes through the lives of meteorological eccentrics, geniuses, rainmakers and cloud-busters and brings vividly to life great weather events from history. He sheds light on Britain's weirdest wind, why we have the wettest place in England to thank for the trusty pencil, the debt that umbrella owners owe to Robinson Crusoe and why people once thought firing cannons at clouds was a great idea. Having adventured round the shipping forecast areas for his bestselling Attention All Shipping, Connelly is the perfect guide through a mélange of gales, blizzards, mists, heatwaves and the occasional shower of fish. By turns informative, entertaining and hilarious, Bring Me Sunshine answers all your weather questions as well as helping you to distinguish your graupel from your petrichor.
Shannon Stacey - All He Ever Dreamed
Josh Kowalski is tired of holding down the fort—better known as the Northern Star Lodge—while his siblings are off living their dreams. Now that his oldest brother has returned to Whitford, Maine for good, Josh is free to chase some dreams of his own.As the daughter of the lodge's longtime housekeeper, Katie Davis grew up alongside the Kowalski kids. Though she's always been "one of the guys", her feelings for Josh are anything but sisterly. And after a hot late-night encounter in the kitchen, it's clear Josh finally sees her as the woman she is. Katie's been waiting years for Josh to notice her, but now that he has, she's afraid it's too late. Giving her heart to a man who can't wait to leave town is one sure way to have it broken. But Josh keeps coming up with excuses not to leave—could it be that everything he's ever wanted is closer than he could have imagined?
Shannon Stacey - All He Ever Desired
A second shot at first love After college, Ryan Kowalski decided to leave Whitford, Maine, rather than watch Lauren Carpenter marry another man. Now his siblings need his help to refurbish the family-owned Northern Star Lodge and he's forced to face the past sooner rather than later when he collars a vandal—and learns the boy is Lauren's son… The last person Lauren needs back in her life is Ryan Kowalski. With a bitter ex-husband and a moody teenage son, she has enough man trouble already. But her son needs to learn a few lessons about right and wrong, even if Lauren has to escort him to Ryan's door every day to work off his crime. With all this close contact, Ryan and Lauren can't deny the chemistry between them is as powerful as ever. But can a few searing kisses erase their past and pave the way for a second chance at true love?
Arial Burnz - Midnight Conquest
Stewart Glen, Scotland - 1514 Masked in a Gypsy guise, Broderick MacDougal hides his vampiric identity while seeking to destroy the man who slaughtered his family. When an old Clan rival ensnares Broderick in a trap using an enticing widow, he is compelled to discover if she is bait or an accomplice, and the cinnamon-haired beauty is his next conquest. Widow of an abusive husband, Davina Stewart-Russell clings to the only image that gave her strength during those dark times--the Gypsy rogue who stole her heart as a youth. After nine years, she is finally face-to-face with him again, but reality clashes with fantasy as she is confronted with Broderick's passionate pursuit. When Davina's past returns to haunt her, Broderick is forced to reveal a dark secret worse than anything Davina thought possible. The challenge before them has fatal risks and neither of them is prepared for the sacrifices expected for the sake of eternal love.
Arial Burnz - Midnight Captive
Leith, Scotland - 1531 Cailin MacDougal has lived a dangerous life being the adopted daughter of vampire Broderick "Rick" MacDougal, so she had no choice but to learn to fight in order to protect herself. However, such behavior is hardly desirable in a dutiful wife who's supposed to embroider and run a household. This aggressive side of her behavior should be easy enough to hide from her betrothed...shouldn't it? After being away at fencing school for seven years, James Knightly has returned as a master swordsman, ready to captain his own ship and finally wed his childhood sweetheart, Cailin MacDougal. What he finds waiting for him is a dagger-toting hellion for a bride, an immortal father-in-law, and an enemy bent on extracting revenge by threatening the family James holds most dear-the MacDougals. Broderick MacDougal is lured away from his family with the promise of-at last-learning a way to protect those he loves from his clan enemy, Angus Campbell. Broderick knows he's headed for a trap, but the bait is too tempting to resist...and he unravels the beginning of a prophecy that will lead to redemption for all vampires. The cost of such redemption, though, may be the very soul of the woman he would die for...his wife, Davina.
Jamie Salisbury - Timeless Sojourn
"It wasn't supposed to be like this!", has become the mantra in Anne Harrison's head since her recent divorce. She was too old to be here...to be single. Melancholy and unsure about anything Anne takes her long time friend Kat's advice and gets back to her roots...in Seattle. There she hopes to connect with that long ago girl from her childhood and find her confidence again. Devilishly handsome, arrogant, and cocky Geoffrey Quinn is a man of success. He's also a man of layers and most people can't get past what he portrays. No one until Anne. The last thing either of these people are looking for is a relationship. Anne finds Geoff highly irritating (and young!) at his best, while Geoffrey finds her magnetic and wise. Seemingly unsuitable and unplanned attractions lights a fiery passion this duo never expected. Will they take a chance on passion? If they do what happens when the blaze recedes? What will be left ashes or embers?
Andrea DiGiglio - Finding Alice
Cursed with an intense version of empathy Alice runs from a wasted life to start a new one somewhere no one will know her; Hell, Michigan. Alice works at a hole-in-the-wall bar in the middle of nowhere mostly keeping to herself to avoid the overwhelming emotions of those around her. She allows her best friend to convince her into taking a few college classes without realizing it would drastically change her life forever. From her first day of class she was hooked on him; his scent, his eyes, the way he talked to her inside her head. Throughout her struggles she learns about true love, true pain and the truth of her own heritage. Alice must quickly find out who she is because after all everyone else is out to find her. With Angels and Bounty Hunter’s in constant pursuit she finds protection within a group of Fallen Angels. These Fallen Angels vow to do anything to protect her; for it is their belief she will save their kind and all of mankind.
Jason Loborik - Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia
Celebrate the Doctor's 50th anniversary with over 200 characters - past and present Step into the TARDIS, watch out for the odd Dalek, and allow yourself to be swept away into the weird and wonderful world of the good Doctor Who. Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia covers every single Doctor and each of his resourceful assistants from the past 50 years, as well as unforgettable baddies like the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Master. Every single regeneration of the Doctor can be found in Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia, where each of the 200 characters has a full profile, including the very strangest of aliens from the classic series. Data files provide fascinating stats on every character included in the book, from the faithful K-9 to Amy Pond. If you consider yourself a Time Lord in the making, Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia a must-have. Perfect for Doctor Who fans of all ages, and for those times when you're too scared to watch!
Dubravka Ugrešić - Lend Me Your Character
The pieces collected in _Lend Me Your Character_ the novella "Steffie Cvek in the Jaws of Life" and a collection of short stories entitled _Life Is a Fairy Tale_ solidify Dubravka Ugresic's reputation as one of Eastern Europe's most playful and inventive writers. From the story of Steffie Cvek, a harassed and vulnerable typist whose life is shaped entirely by clichés as she searches relentlessly for an elusive romantic love in a narrative punctuated by threadbare advice from women's magazines and constructed like a sewing pattern, to "The Kharms Case," one of Ugresic's funniest stories ever about the strained relationship between a persistent translator and an unresponsive publisher, the pieces in this collection are always smart and endlessly entertaining.