Category: Fiction

  • Download Blindness (Blindness, Book 1) by José Saramago PDF

    By José Saramago

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    A urban is hit by means of a virus of "white blindness" that spares not anyone. experts confine the ignorant of an empty psychological clinic, yet there the felony point holds everybody captive, stealing meals rations and assaulting ladies. there's one eyewitness to this nightmare who publications seven strangers—among them a boy with out mom, a woman with darkish glasses, a puppy of tears—through the barren streets, and the procession turns into as uncanny because the atmosphere are harrowing. a powerful parable of loss and disorientation and a brilliant evocation of the horrors of the 20th century, Blindness has swept the interpreting public with its robust portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses-and man's finally exhilarating spirit.

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  • Download Immortal by Gene Doucette PDF

    By Gene Doucette

    "I don't know the way outdated i'm. My earliest reminiscence is anything alongside the strains of fireplace reliable, ice undesirable, so i believe I predate written historical past, yet I don't comprehend by means of how a lot. i admire to gloat that I've been there from the start, and whereas this can rather well be real, I typically simply say it to select up girls." -Adam the Immortal Surviving sixty thousand years takes crafty and greater than a bit success. yet within the twenty-first century, Adam confronts new dangers-someone has discovered what he's, a demon is after him, and he has run out of areas to conceal. Worst of all, he has had solely an excessive amount of to drink. An crafty mixing of a first-person confessional, sci-fi, event, delusion, and humor, Immortal introduces an international with vampires, demons and different "magical" creatures, but an international with no genuine magic.
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  • Download The Clown by Heinrich Böll PDF

    By Heinrich Böll

    Acclaimed entertainer Hans Schneir collapses whilst his loved Marie leaves him simply because he won't marry her in the Catholic Church. The desertion triggers a searing second look of his life--the lack of his sister through the battle, the calls for of his millionaire father and the hypocrisies of his mom, who first fought to "save" Germany from the Jews, then labored for "reconciliation"

    Heinrich Böll's gripping attention of the way to beat guilt and reside as much as idealism--how to discover whatever to think in--gives stirring facts of why he used to be such an unwelcome presence in post-War German consciousness... and why he used to be this kind of priceless one.

    Translated via Leila Vennewitz
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  • Download Troublemakers by Harlan Ellison PDF

    By Harlan Ellison

    A unique new selection of Ellison's brief tales, chosen specifically for this quantity by means of the writer, together with the newly revised and multiplied 6,500 note story "Never ship to grasp for Whom the Lettuce Wilts." In a profession spanning greater than 50 years, Harlan Ellison has written or edited seventy five books, greater than 1700 tales, essays, articles and newspaper columns, dozen teleplays, and a dozen videos. Now, for the 1st time anyplace, Troublemakers provides a suite of Ellison's vintage stories-chosen through the author-that will introduce new readers to a author defined through the hot York occasions as having "the spellbinding caliber of a very good nonstop talker, with a cultural warehouse for a mind." contains the award-winning tales "'Repent, Harlequin!' acknowledged the Ticktockman" and "Deeper Than the Darkness"
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  • Download Twilight (The Mediator, Book 6) by Meg Cabot PDF

    By Meg Cabot

    Suze has gotten used to ghosts. They wake her up in the course of the evening. They hang-out her locker in school. She's even noticed a number of down at Carmel seashore. Suze is a mediator, in spite of everything, and speaking with the lifeless is all in a day's paintings for her. the very last thing she ever anticipated used to be to fall in love with one: Jesse, a nineteenth-century hottie.

    But while she and Paul Slater, himself a mediator of indisputable energy (and doubtful intent), observe that the powers they percentage aren't constrained to assisting ghosts get to the bottom of their earthly woes, yet is additionally used to figure out whether they develop into ghosts within the first position, Suze can't support yet freak. now not simply because she unexpectedly is aware how one can adjust the process heritage, yet simply because Paul can, too. And Paul would prefer not anything higher than to avoid Jesse's homicide, conserving him from changing into a ghost and permitting him to reside a usual lifestyles ultimately ... yet within the 19th century. that means Jesse and Suze may by no means meet.

    Suddenly, Suze is confronted with an important choice of her lifestyles: let the one man she's ever enjoyed to have the existence he's continuously longed for ... or maintain him anchored endlessly in half-life at her aspect. Will Jesse decide to dwell with no her, or die to like her?
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  • Download Brick Lane by Monica Ali PDF

    By Monica Ali

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    Monica Ali's stunning first novel is the deeply relocating tale of 1 girl, Nazneen, born in a Bangladeshi village and transported to London at age eighteen to go into into an prepared marriage. Already hailed by way of the London Observer as "one of the main major British novelists of her generation," Ali has written a stunningly finished debut approximately one outsider's quest to discover her voice.

    What couldn't be replaced needs to be borne. and because not anything can be replaced, every thing needed to be borne. This precept governed her existence. It was once mantra, fettle, and challenge.

    Nazneen's inauspicious access into the area, an obvious stillbirth at the difficult dust flooring of a village hut, imbues in her a feeling of fatalism that she incorporates throughout continents whilst she is married off to Chanu, a guy sufficiently old to be her father. Nazneen strikes to London and, for years, retains residence, cares for her husband, and bears childrens, simply as a lady from the village is meant to do. yet steadily she is remodeled via her adventure, and starts off to query even if destiny controls her or even if she has a hand in her personal destiny.

    Motherhood is a catalyst -- Nazneen's daughters chafe opposed to their father's traditions and delight -- and to her personal amazement, Nazneen falls in love with a tender guy locally. She discovers either the complexity that includes loose selection and the intensity of her attachment to her husband, her daughters, and her new world.
    While Nazneen trips alongside her direction of self-realization, her sister, Hasina, rushes headlong at her lifestyles, first creating a "love marriage," then fleeing her violent husband. Woven in the course of the novel, Hasina's letters from Dhaka recount a global of overwhelming adversity. formed, but now not sure, by means of their landscapes and thoughts, either sisters fight to dream -- and dwell -- past the foundations prescribed for them.

    Vivid, profoundly humane, and wonderfully rendered, Brick Lane captures an international instantaneously incredible and achingly ordinary. And it establishes Monica Ali as an exciting new voice in fiction. As Kirkus Reviews stated, "She is a kind of harmful writers who see everything."
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  • Download Come Easy Go Easy: A Novel of Crime and Desire by James Hadley Chase PDF

    By James Hadley Chase

    Chet Carson, an escaped convict, arrives at "Point of No Return", a lonely wasteland filling station run via a good-natured Swede and his avaricious Italian spouse. The Swede has a secure choked with money."Open the secure and get me the money otherwise you return to jail," the spouse tells Carson. it really is this example that James Hadley Chase develops with all his story-telling magic - a state of affairs that would preserve you at the fringe of your chair and the nightlight burning.
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  • Download Eventide by Kent Haruf PDF

    By Kent Haruf

    Kent Haruf, award-winning, bestselling writer of Plainsong returns to the high-plains city of Holt, Colorado, with a singular of masterful authority. The getting older McPheron brothers are studying to reside with out Victoria Roubideaux, the one mom they took in and who has now left their ranch to begin collage. A lonely younger boy stoically cares for his grandfather whereas a disabled couple attempts to guard their a violent relative. As those lives spread and intersect, Eventide unveils the immemorial truths approximately humans: their fragility and resilience, their selfishness and goodness, and their skill to discover kin in a single another.

    From the exchange Paperback version.
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  • Download Narration in the Fiction Film by David Bordwell PDF

    By David Bordwell

    Such a lot movies inform stories, yet what does that contain? How do movement images tease us into development what all of us conform to name tales? In this examine, David Bordwell deals the 1st finished account of ways video clips use basic rules of narrative illustration, exact positive factors of the movie medium, and various story-telling styles to build their fictional narratives. the result's a pioneering, far-reaching paintings so that it will swap the best way we understand narrative film—and which each and every severe movie pupil, scholar or fan will welcome.

    “This publication is of the most important value to movie experts. i can't imagine that any movie teacher/scholar might pass over examining this work.”—Don Fredricksen, Cornell University

    “David Bordwell’s Narration within the Fiction Film is an important contribution to movie experiences and to narrative idea. The paintings, I are expecting, could be greatly learn, praised, debated, and damned. Brodwell’s originality lies no longer quite a bit in demonstrating the deficiencies of different theories, which he does very convincingly, yet within the scope and layout of his undertaking, opposed to which there's no festival of similar highbrow weight.”—Jerry Carlson, DePaul University
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  • Download Tempest Reborn (Jane True, Book 6) by Nicole Peeler PDF

    By Nicole Peeler

    Anyan could be trapped in an evil dragon and Blondie could be long gone, yet Jane is aware something: she's no longer approximately to renounce. She's able to tear down heaven and earth to avoid wasting her lover, regardless of those that think he's lost.

    Luckily for Jane, these who've given up on Anyan don't comprise these closest to her. Defying The Powers That Be, Jane and corporate shape their very own crack squad of misfits, in whose fingers the destiny of the realm may rest.

    With a bit aid from her acquaintances, the Universe, and plenty of snacks, Jane embarks on her maximum experience but, convinced that with nice sacrifice comes nice gift. The query is, who could be that sacrifice?

    The really good end to Nicole Peeler's city delusion sequence that includes Jane True.

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