Joyland Author Stephen King
ISBN-10 9781781168493
Release 2014-04-08
Pages 288
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Life is Not Always a Butcher's Game. Sometimes the Prizes Are Real. Sometimes They're Precious. All-time best-selling author STEPHEN KING returns with a novel of carny life—and death... College student Devin Jones took the summer job at Joyland hoping to forget the girl who broke his heart. But he wound up facing something far more terrible: the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and dark truths about life—and what comes after—that would change his world forever. A riveting story about love and loss, about growing up and growing old—and about those who don't get to do either because death comes for them before their time—JOYLAND is Stephen King at the peak of his storytelling powers. With all the emotional impact of King masterpieces such as The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption, JOYLAND is at once a mystery, a horror story, and a bittersweet coming-of-age novel, one that will leave even the most hard-boiled reader profoundly moved.

A Brief Guide to Stephen King

A Brief Guide to Stephen King Author Paul Simpson
ISBN-10 9781472110749
Release 2014-03-20
Pages 160
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2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Stephen King’s first novel Carrie in April 1974. Rescued from the rubbish by his wife Tabitha, the novel launched the Maine schoolteacher on a prolific and extraordinarily successful career. His name has become synonymous with horror and suspense through over fifty works, including The Dark Tower, a retelling of Byron’s Childe Harold to the Dark Tower Came. Simpson traces the writer’s life from his difficult childhood – his father went out to the shops and never came back – through his initial books under the pseudonym Richard Bachman to the success of Carrie, Salem’s Lot and The Shining in the 1970s, and beyond. He examines how King’s writing was affected by the accident that nearly killed him in 1999 and how his battles with alcohol and addiction to medication have been reflected in his stories. The guide will also take a look at the very many adaptation’s of King’s work in movies, on television and radio, and in comic books.

The Best Horror of the Year

The Best Horror of the Year Author Ellen Datlow
ISBN-10 9781597805230
Release 2014-05-20
Pages 400
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This statement was true when H. P. Lovecraft first wrote it at the beginning of the twentieth century, and it remains true at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The only thing that has changed is what is unknown. With each passing year, science, technology, and the march of time shine light into the craggy corners of the universe, making the fears of an earlier generation seem quaint. But this "light" creates its own shadows. The Best Horror of the Year, edited by Ellen Datlow, chronicles these shifting shadows. It is a catalog of terror, fear, and unpleasantness, as articulated by today's most challenging and exciting writers. The best horror writers of today do the same thing that horror writers of a hundred years ago did. They tell good stories—stories that scare us. And when these writers tell really good stories that really scare us, Ellen Datlow notices. She's been noticing for more than a quarter century. For twenty-one years, she coedited The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, and for the last six years, she's edited this series. In addition to this monumental cataloging of the best, she has edited hundreds of other horror anthologies and won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards. More than any other editor or critic, Ellen Datlow has charted the shadowy abyss of horror fiction. Join

Eglence Parki

Eglence Parki Author Stephen King
ISBN-10 9751033705
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 296
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Eglence Parki has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Eglence Parki also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Eglence Parki book for free.

Ejderha D vmeli K z

Ejderha D  vmeli K  z Author Stieg Larsson
Release 2015-02-10
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41 ülkede rekor satış yapan kitaplarının başarısını göremeden 50 yaşında hayata veda eden İsveçli gazeteci Stieg Larsson'un zihne kazınacak sahneler, çarpıcı ve canlı karakterler, okurları adeta yerlerine çivileyecek sürükleyici bir kurgu ile her sayfasını ağır ağır ve dokuyarak yazdığı Millennium serisinin ilk kitabı Ejderha Dövmeli Kız'ı okuduktan sonra, Gefle Dagblad gibi 'bundan daha iyisi yapılamaz' diyebilirsiniz. Ama bu erken bir karar olabilir. Son sözü söylemeden ikincisini beklemenizi tavsiye ederiz. "Olağanüstü… Okuyucular kitabı okurken yerlerinden bile kıpırdayamayacak." -SUNDAY TIMES "Bu kitabı okumaya başladığınızda, ilk adımı hiç atmamış olmayı dileyeceksiniz. Çevreniz kararacak ve kendinizi öykünün içinde bulacaksınız…" -BILD AM SONNTAG "Bu kitap kendisi için söylenen her bir övgü sözcüğünü hak ediyor… Üçlemenin geri kalan iki kitabı bunun yarısı kadar bile iyi olsa, Larsson bize müthiş bir miras bırakmış olacak." -SHARON WHEELER "Larsson'un bu kitabı saatli bir bomba gibi..." -BOB CORNWELL "Hipnotize edici." -USA TODAY "Tam bir dinamit." -LIZ SMITH "Çılgınca… Müthiş bir gerilim." -THE WASHINGTON POST "Büyük bir açlıkla okunacaktır…" -OBSERVER "Larsson'un kitapları hayatımız için bir tehlike oluşturuyor. Parklar okuyucularla tıka basa dolacak, çalışma dünyası altüst olacaktır. Bütün bunların nedeni hiç kimsenin kitabı elinden bırakamamasıdır." -BAMS

The Poetics of Genre in the Contemporary Novel

The Poetics of Genre in the Contemporary Novel Author Tim Lanzendörfer
ISBN-10 9781498517294
Release 2015-11-19
Pages 310
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The Poetics of Genre in the Contemporary Novel investigates the role of genre in the contemporary novel: taking its departure from the observation that numerous contemporary novelists make use of popular genre influences in what are still widely considered to be literary novels, it sketches the uses, the work, and the value of genre. It suggests the value of a critical look at texts’ genre use for an analysis of the contemporary moment. From this, it develops a broader perspective, suggesting the value of genre criticism and taking into view traditional genres such as the bildungsroman and the metafictional novel as well as the kinds of amalgamated forms which have recently come to prominence. In essays discussing a wide range of authors from Steven Hall to Bret Easton Ellis to Colson Whitehead, the contributors to the volume develop their own readings of genre’s work and valence in the contemporary novel.

Sinner Man

Sinner Man Author Lawrence Block
ISBN-10 9781785650024
Release 2016-11-25
Pages 240
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To escape punishment for a murder he didn’t mean to commit, insurance man Don Barshter has to take on a new identity: Nathaniel Crowley, ferocious up-and-comer in the New York mob. But can he find safety in the skin of another man...a worse man...a sinner man...? Now appearing for the first time under Block’s real name!

Forever and a Death

Forever and a Death Author Donald E. Westlake
ISBN-10 9781785654244
Release 2017-06-13
Pages 464
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A formerly rich businessman thrown out of Hong Kong when the Chinese took over from the British decides to fix his dire financial problems and take revenge on the Chinese by tunneling under Hong Kong's bank vaults and stealing all their gold, then using a doomsday device to set off a "soliton wave" that will turn the ground to sludge, causing the whole city to collapse. Only the engineer on his staff who designed the soliton wave technology (intending it for good purposes, to help with construction projects) can stop him, working together with a beautiful young environmental activist who gets caught up in one of the soliton tests and nearly killed. From the deck of a yacht near the Great Barrier Reef to Australia and Singapore and finally Hong Kong itself, it's a deadly game of cat-and-mouse as our heroes first struggle to escape the villain's clutches and then thwart his insanely destructive plan.

Soho Sins

Soho Sins Author Richard Vine
ISBN-10 9781783299294
Release 2016-07-19
Pages 384
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They were the New York art scene's golden couple until Amanda Oliver was found murdered, and her husband Philip confessed to shooting her. But was he a continent away when she died? Art dealer Jackson Wyeth sets out to learn the truth, and uncovers the secrets of Manhattan's galleries and wild parties, a world of beautiful girls growing up too fast and men losing their minds. But even the worst the art world can imagine will seem tame when the final sin is revealed...


Snatch Author Gregory Mcdonald
ISBN-10 9781785651830
Release 2017-02-07
Pages 448
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This is a single volume containing two comic novels about kidnapping from best-selling, award winning author of FLETCH. Two brilliant kidnapping novels appearing here for the first time in three decades - and the first time ever in a single volume. Two precocious eight-year-old boys...two teams of kidnappers, in way over their heads...two opportunities for mayhem, danger, and the trenchant social satire no crime writer has ever delivered like Gregory Mcdonald.


Clues Author Janice M. Allan
ISBN-10 9781476621869
Release 2015-09-11
Pages 140
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"Clues is a must-have for readers and writers of crime fiction. Scholarly, thought-provoking, wide-ranging in its topics, Clues covers the crime and thriller map."--Sara Paretsky "A. Conan Doyle, notoriously resentful of Sherlock Holmes's success, liked to scorn 'police romances' as less significant and worthy of his talents than his other literary work. If he could have read Clues, the thinking mystery reader's journal, he would surely have felt differently...and learned much he never realized himself about even his own landmark contribution to the genre, from which so much else by others has flowed."--Jon Lellenberg, U.S. agent for the Arthur Conan Doyle estate "I love reading Clues. Every issue provides thought-provoking, well-researched articles. The variety and scope of the material found in Clues makes an unparalleled, ongoing contribution to our understanding of the role of crime fiction in our culture, and the genre's reflection of its time and society."--Jan Burke, Edgar-winning author of The Messenger (2009) For over two decades, Clues has included the best scholarship on mystery and detective fiction. With a combination of academic essays and nonfiction book reviews, it covers all aspects of mystery and detective fiction material in print, television and movies. As the only American scholarly journal on mystery fiction, Clues is essential reading for literature and film students and researchers; popular culture aficionados; librarians; and mystery authors, fans and critics around the globe.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Sixth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Sixth Annual Collection Author Gardner Dozois
ISBN-10 9781466829459
Release 1989-05-15
Pages 320
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This year's edition of The Year's Best Science Fiction demonstrates once again why the anthology received the 1988 Locus Award for the best anthology in the field. Gardner Dozois presents the finest writing of the year, from both new writers and old favorites, including Walter Jon Williams, James Patrick Kelly, Brian Stableford, Steven Gould, Harry Turtledove, Eileen Gunn, Nancy Kress, Mike Resnick, Bruce McAllister, Connie Willis, Lewis Shiner, Judith Moffett, Bruce Sterling, Robert Silverberg, George Alec Effinger, Howard Waldrop, Kim Stanley Robinson, James Lawson, Michael Swanwick, John Kessel, Stephen Kraus, Pat Cadigan, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, D. Alexander Smith, Kathe Koja, Kim Newman, Lucius Shepard. Encompassing the entire genre, this year's edition once again brings you the best science fiction stories available anywhere.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Thirty First Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Thirty First Annual Collection Author Gardner Dozois
ISBN-10 9781466865297
Release 2014-07-15
Pages 752
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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world in the year's best short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Tenth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Tenth Annual Collection Author Gardner Dozois
ISBN-10 9781466829497
Release 1993-06-15
Pages 593
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With stories about consciousness and conscience, about heroes and horrors, this volume offers up two dozen dazzling stories from some of science fiction's greatest writers, including: Neal Barret, Jr., Terry Bisson, Pat Cadigan, Arthur C. Clarke, L. Sprague de Camp, Bradley Denton, Greg Egan, Joe Haldeman, Lukas Jaeger, Kathe Koja, Nancy Kress, Jonathan Lethem, Ian R. McLeod, Tom Maddox, Maureen F. McHugh, Ian McDonald, Frederik Pohl, Robert Reed, Robert Silverberg, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Ian Watson, Kate Wilhelm, Connie Willis. Rounded out by a list of Honourable Mentions and Gardner Dozois's annual summation of the year in science fiction, this anthology is the single best guide available to the best possible tomorrows and alternate yesterdays of the past year.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Eighth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Eighth Annual Collection Author Gardner Dozois
ISBN-10 9781466829473
Release 1991-06-15
Pages 624
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This edition of The Year's Best Science Fiction collects twenty-five of the finest works of speculative fiction to see print in 1990, stories from the genre's every edge, and from its heart. Among the many marvels are tales from the field's most accomplished artists: Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Shobies' Story" returns to the Hainish worlds with a reality-defining story, while Joe Haldeman's "The Hemmingway Hoax" embarks from our world on a time-defying trip through other possibilities. Kate Wilhelm, Michael Moorcock, Robert Silverberg, and John Brunner demonstrate too with their stories why they remain among the most popular science fiction writers of all time. With the closing of a decade and cyberpunk virtually becoming reality, many of the leading writers of the eighties have begun to bring new insight and vision to their fiction: Bruce Sterling examines a classic clash of cultures in "We See Things Differently," and James Patrick Kelly's "Mr. Boy" presents a hard-edged story about the guts of growing up. Lewis Shiner's "White City" and Connie Willis's "Cibola" both seek peace--of sorts--amid spectacle, and works by Nancy Kress, Lucius Shepard and Robert Frazier, Pat Murphy, and John Kessel also dazzle and amaze. Among the many other stories in this volume are powerhouse piece by Terry Bisson, Molly Gloss, Ian McDonald, Charles Sheffield, Alexander Jablokov, and Dafydd ab Hugh, as well as towering new mindscapes from young talents such as Jonathan Lethem, Ian R. MacLeod, Greg Egan and Ted Chiang. A wonderful tour through possible, probable, and virtual realities, The Year's Best Science Fiction is an ideal assemblage of the year's short fiction. This volume is essential to anyone who reads sf.

The Nice Guys The Official Movie Novelization

The Nice Guys  The Official Movie Novelization Author Charles Ardai
ISBN-10 9781785652585
Release 2016-05-10
Pages 288
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The official novelization of the upcoming comedic detective thriller, The Nice Guys, starring Oscar Award Winner Russell Crowe, Oscar Award Nominee Ryan Gosling, Matt Bomer, and Oscar Award Winner Kim Basinger. In 1970s Los Angeles, down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star.

Turn on the Heat

Turn on the Heat Author Erle Stanley Gardner
ISBN-10 9781785656187
Release 2017-11-14
Pages 256
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From the world-famous creator of “Perry Mason,” Erle Stanley Gardner – at his death the best-selling American writer of all time – comes another baffling case for the Cool & Lam detective agency: TURN ON THE HEAT. Return to the sizzling 1940s as Bertha Cool and Donald Lam investigate a missing woman, a desperate husband, a politician with a past, and a femme fatale with a future...assuming she doesn’t go to jail for murder! Featuring brand new cover art that is a posthumous collaboration between Laurel Blechman and the legendary Robert Maguire – the first new Maguire cover in decades!