Category: Fiction

  • The Ten Thousand Things

    By Hans Koning

    In Wild, Cheryl Strayed writes of The 10000 Things: "Each of Dermoût’s sentences got here at me like a tender figuring out dagger, depicting a distant land that felt to me just like the blood of all of the areas I used to love.” And it truly is precise, The 10000 Things is straight away novel of shimmering strangeness—and familiarity. it's the tale of Felicia, who returns along with her child son from Holland to the Spice Islands of Indonesia, to the home and backyard that have been her birthplace, over which her strong grandmother nonetheless presides. There Felicia unearths herself wedded to an uncanny and hazardous global, filled with secret and violence, the place items inform stories, the lifeless come and pass, and the previous is as effective because the current. First released in Holland in 1955, Maria Dermoût's novel used to be instantly famous as a paranormal paintings, like not anything else Dutch—or European—literature had noticeable ahead of. The 10000 Things is an entranced imaginative and prescient of a far away position that's as convincingly genuine and intimate because it is unique, a publication that's right away a lament and an ecstatic ode to nature and life.

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  • Beverly Hills is Burning: A Rail Black Novel (The Rail Black Novels) (Volume 3)

    By Neil Russell

    "It was once simply after dead night while the woman within the blue diamond necklace fell out of the sky."

    In Hollywood, an ex-con motion picture manufacturer, clean out of San Quentin, is fortunate if he can get a valet to take his vehicle on the Ivy.  Teddy Chessman bought his personal studio.

    Why?  simply because Teddy controls crucial movie estate to hit city given that brokers have been invented.  And hooked up to this anticipated serious and fiscal bonanza is the largest girl motion megastar on this planet, Valentine Jones.

    But stable plans die terrible deaths, and foolproof ones, worse.  And now, the fellow who loaned Teddy the cash to shop for the joint--Rail Black, a former Delta strength operator with a personal fortune--is pressured to take ownership of Teddy's dream.  And the undesirable information is simply starting.

    Exploding from 90 years within the past--when gangsters and picture tycoons roamed Hollywood and scratched every one other's wallets--Rail is sucked right into a quicksand of unsettled rankings, duplicity and dying, the place a number of billion money in boxoffice feels like small change.

    From Southern California to long island, Venice, Havana, Mexico and Cyprus, Rail needs to disentangle the earlier from the current and are available to phrases along with his emotions for Barrie Fontaine, a protracted lifeless woman--and terribly courageous pilot--he hasn't ever met.

    And someplace, available in the market, is Matty Aspirins, a hitman on a undertaking all his own.

    Welcome to Beverly Hills is Burning.

    There could be no intermission.

    "Neil Russell is the king of experience thrillers...BEVERLY HILLS IS BURNING is a tour-de-force of sizzling motion, cool suspense, and steamy intercourse. ...a once-in-a-lifetime trip with manufacturers, screenwriters, Mafia hitmen, and money.  plenty of money.  you will love this book."

    Gayle Lynds
    New York instances Bestselling Author
    The e-book of Spies

    "I simply are looking to let you know what a pleasure it was once to dig into BEVERLY HILLS IS BURNING.  I enjoyed the way in which the 2 plot strains dovetailed so effortlessly.  Your wisdom of previous Hollywood made my favourite period within the city come to life.

    I laughed out loud such a lot of occasions, i could not retain count!  Your discussion so jogs my memory of Raymond Chandler.  I felt he used to be your "ghost."  at any time when I stumbled on one in every of your many metaphorical gemstones, I needed to publish it on Facebook.

    I've bought you up there as one in every of my 5 favourite writers (including Chandler, as you already know); toss in F. Scott, Le Carre, and Martin Cruz Smith, and there you've gotten my excellent poker game.

    And both you or Chandler will be winner take all, without doubt approximately it.

    Seriously, you're my new fave relating to dialogue.  delicate as butter, actual to personality, irrespective of the gender, character, or the time period.  You had me on the first actual line--and saved me until eventually the final word.

    Just wish you are engaged on the following within the series."

    Josie Brown
    Bestselling Author
    The Housewife murderer Series
    True Hollywood Lives
    Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives
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  • A Cage Of Bones

    By Jeffrey Round

    First released in England to foreign acclaim in 1997, Jeffrey Round's vintage novel, A Cage of Bones, now looks in a brand new version. in the beginning of the '90s, an ingenuous younger Torontonian named Warden Fields is persuaded to paintings as a version in Europe's style capitals. Italy revels within the opulent splendour of designers like Versace and Ferré, whereas England continues to be reeling from the anarchic punk revolution of a decade sooner than. In Italy, Warden is brought to an international of sensuality and keenness, whereas his courting with an underground British rock megastar attracts him into unlawful political intrigue. delicate and sophisticated, this finely crafted novel weaves jointly tragic and comedian subject matters in a relocating tale as its protagonist is going from popular culture icon, via pariah to liberated spirit.
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  • Street Magic (Black London, Book 1)

    By Caitlin Kittredge

    Her identify is Pete Caldecott. She used to be simply 16 while she met Jack iciness, a stunning, larger-than-life mage who overjoyed her along with his witchcraft. Then a spirit Jack summoned killed him earlier than Pete's eyes―or so she suggestion. Now a detective[MSOffice2] , Pete is investigating the case of a tender lady abducted from the streets of London. A tipster's chilling prediction has led police on to the child…but whilst Pete meets the informant, she's stunned to profit he's none except Jack. Strung out on heroin, Jack a shadow of his former self. yet he is in a position to inform Pete precisely the place Bridget's kidnappers are hiding: within the supernatural shadow-world of the fey. even if she's spent years disavowing the supernatural, Pete follows Jack into the invisible fey underworld, the place she hopes to find the reality approximately what occurred to Bridget―and what occurred to Jack on that darkish day goodbye ago…

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  • Acorna's Rebels

    By Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Anne McCaffrey

    Acorna's humans, the Linyaari, have began reclaiming their homeworld from the ravages of the brutal Khleevi. however the first wave of explorers has unlocked a bigger secret in regards to the origins of the Linyaari -- person who has led Aari, Acorna's liked lifemate, on a deadly trip from which he could by no means go back.

    surroundings off on a quest to discover Aari, Acorna and her pals -- Captain Becker, Mac, Nadhari, and RK -- are compelled to crash land at the appealing and barbaric unique jungle global of Makahomia, domestic of the mysterious Temple Cats. yet an evil scheme threatens to spoil the sacred tom cats. to avoid wasting the cats, Acorna will lead a band of rebels on a trip into Makahomia's temples and hidden sanctuaries.

    And there, inside one sacred shrine, she's going to realize surprising details which could bring about Aari . . .or to catastrophe.
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  • Iceline

    By Martyn Taylor

    Low quantity and intensely excessive price; diamonds have been coming ashore with the scuba equipment. HM Customs known as it the Iceline and it stretched around the North Atlantic.

    A combine up on the bottle stack via the dive store and a vacationer turns into a lacking individual. Weeks later he turns up, battered, bruised and bloody. Don metal wasn't any vacationer, his new enemies have been unknown, yet they're decided that he might lie down and be quiet. Airlifted and hospitalised they pursue him directly to the ward and out around the West of Scotland. Cat and mouse around the highlands and islands to a last showdown in Tobermory and one pal reveals out simply how a long way he'll cross.

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  • Tom Swift and His Giant Cannon

    Tom speedy and His colossal Cannon, or, The Longest pictures on checklist (Tom rapid 16)
    iv, 216 pp., [4] writer catalog. eightvo. "Tom fast (in a few types Tom speedy, Jr.) is the identify of the crucial personality in 5 sequence, totaling over a hundred volumes, of youngster technological know-how fiction and event novels that emphasize technology, invention, and expertise. the nature was once created via Edward Stratemeyer, the founding father of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a book-packaging enterprise. His adventures were written through a few assorted ghostwriters through the years. many of the books are released below the collective pseudonym Victor Appleton. The 33 volumes of the second one sequence use the pseudonym Victor Appleton II."Keywords: JUVENILE TOM speedy little ones experience
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  • My Sister from the Black Lagoon : A Novel of My Life

    By Laurie Fox

    "I used to be born right into a mentally in poor health relations. My sister was once the formally loopy one, yet relatively we have been all nuts."
    So starts off My Sister from the Black Lagoon, Laurie Fox's incandescent novel of becoming up absurd. Lorna Person's story is wrested from the shadows forged through her sister, Lonnie, whose rages command the total recognition of her mom and dad. Their San Fernando Valley family is off-key and out of kilter, a spot the place Lonnie sees evil within the morning toast and runs into the Burbank hills to hitch the animals that appear extra like her family members. Lorna, nonetheless, is an acutely delicate lady who cannot relate to Barbie. "Could Barbie believe sorrow? may perhaps Barbie comprehend what it truly is wish to be plump, lonely, Jewish?"
    My Sister from the Black Lagoon is a wisecracked bell jar, a heartbreaking examine of sane and loopy. Laurie Fox's pleasant voice is understanding but wide-eyed, lyrical, and witty.
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  • Star Trek: The Cleanup (Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers Book 60)

    By Robert T. Jeschonek


    throughout the Dominion battle, the Miradorn -- 90 percentage of whom are telepathically associated twins -- allied themselves with the kingdom. Now, within the wake of the Alpha Quadrant's victory in that struggle, the Miradorn are wanting to increase their courting with the Federation -- in particular in gentle of the varied risky units the kingdom left in the back of.

    one in all them has killed a Miradorn scientist named Or-Lin. Now, the S.C.E. group at the U.S.S. da Vinci needs to deactivate the remainder of the units earlier than they develop into chargeable for wiping out the complete Miradorn species -- however the just one who may also help them is Or-Lin's dual, Em-Lin, who's nonetheless devastated by means of the demise of her sister....
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  • Return to the Whorl: The Final Volume of 'The Book of the Short Sun'

    By Gene Wolfe

    Gene Wolfe's Return to the Whorl is the 3rd quantity, after On Blue's Waters and In Green's Jungles, of his bold SF trilogy The e-book of the quick solar . . . it truly is back narrated through Horn, who has launched into a quest looking for the heroic chief Patera Silk. Horn has traveled from his domestic on this planet Blue, reached the mysterious planet eco-friendly, and visited the nice starship, the Whorl or even, in some way, the far away planet Urth. yet Horn's identification has develop into ambiguous, a fancy query embedded within the tale, whose telling is itself advanced, transferring from position to put, current to earlier. possibly Horn and Silk are actually one being. Return to the Whorl brings Wolfe's significant new fiction, The publication of the fast sunlight, to a wierd and seductive climax.

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