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Crooked Little Vein

Crooked Little Vein [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780061740978
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Publisher: Harper Collins
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Crooked Little Vein by Book Resume:

Burned-out private dick Michael McGill needs to jump-start his career. What he gets instead is a cattle prod to the crotch. The president's heroin-addicted chief of staff wants McGill to find the Constitution—the real one the Founding Fathers secretly devised for the time of gravest crisis. And with God, civility, and Mom's homemade apple pie already dead or dying, that time is now. But McGill has a talent for stumbling into every imaginable depravity—and this case is driving him even deeper into America's darkest, dankest underbelly, toward obscenities that boggle even his mind.

Gun Machine

Gun Machine [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0316215252
Author: Warren Ellis
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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Gun Machine by Warren Ellis Book Resume:

Warren Ellis reimagines New York City as a puzzle with the most dangerous pieces of all: GUNS. After a shootout claims the life of his partner in a condemned tenement building on Pearl Street, Detective John Tallow unwittingly stumbles across an apartment stacked high with guns. When examined, each weapon leads to a different, previously unsolved murder. Someone has been killing people for twenty years or more and storing the weapons together for some inexplicable purpose. Confronted with the sudden emergence of hundreds of unsolved homicides, Tallow soon discovers that he's walked into a veritable deal with the devil. An unholy bargain that has made possible the rise of some of Manhattan's most prominent captains of industry. A hunter who performs his deadly acts as a sacrifice to the old gods of Manhattan, who may, quite simply, be the most prolific murderer in New York City's history. Warren Ellis's body of work has been championed by Wired for its "merciless action" and "incorruptible bravery," and steadily amassed legions of diehard fans. His newest novel builds on his accomplishments like never before, announcing Ellis as one of today's most daring thriller writers. This is twenty-first century suspense writ large. This is GUN MACHINE.

Caught Stealing

Caught Stealing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0345478290
Author: Charlie Huston
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Caught Stealing by Charlie Huston Book Resume:

“[A] fantastically hopped-up thriller . . . a wrong-man plot worthy of Hitchcock.”—Entertainment Weekly (Editor’s Choice) It’s three thousand miles from the green fields of glory, where Henry “call me Hank” Thompson once played California baseball, to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where the tenements are old, the rents are high, and the drunks are dirty. But now Hank is here, working as a bartender and taking care of a cat named Bud who is surely going to get him killed. It begins when Hank’s neighbor, Russ, has to leave town in a rush and hands over Bud in a carrier. But it isn’t until two Russians in tracksuits drag Hank over the bar at the joint where he works and beat him to a pulp that he starts to get the idea: Someone wants something from him. He just doesn’t know what it is, where it is, or how to make them understand he doesn’t have it. Within twenty-four hours Hank is running over rooftops, swinging his old aluminum bat for the sweet spot of a guy’s head, playing hide and seek with the NYPD, riding the subway with a dead man at his side, and counting a whole lot of cash on a concrete floor. All because of two cowboys, two Russian mafia men, and some of the weirdest goons ever assembled in one place. All because of Bud. All because once, in another life, in another world, the only thing Hank wanted was to take third base—without getting caught.

Normal

Normal [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0374712638
Author: Warren Ellis
Publisher: FSG Originals
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Normal by Warren Ellis Book Resume:

A smart, tight, provocative techno-thriller straight out of the very near future—by an iconic visionary writer Some people call it "abyss gaze." Gaze into the abyss all day and the abyss will gaze into you. There are two types of people who think professionally about the future: foresight strategists are civil futurists who think about geo-engineering and smart cities and ways to evade Our Coming Doom; strategic forecasters are spook futurists, who think about geopolitical upheaval and drone warfare and ways to prepare clients for Our Coming Doom. The former are paid by nonprofits and charities, the latter by global security groups and corporate think tanks. For both types, if you're good at it, and you spend your days and nights doing it, then it's something you can't do for long. Depression sets in. Mental illness festers. And if the "abyss gaze" takes hold there's only one place to recover: Normal Head, in the wilds of Oregon, within the secure perimeter of an experimental forest. When Adam Dearden, a foresight strategist, arrives at Normal Head, he is desperate to unplug and be immersed in sylvan silence. But then a patient goes missing from his locked bedroom, leaving nothing but a pile of insects in his wake. A staff investigation ensues; surveillance becomes total. As the mystery of the disappeared man unravels in Warren Ellis's Normal, Dearden uncovers a conspiracy that calls into question the core principles of how and why we think about the future—and the past, and the now. The ebook edition also includes four conversations with Warren Ellis about Normal, featuring Robin Sloan, Laurie Penny, Geoff Manaugh, and Lauren Beukes. The conversations originally appeared on tor.com.

The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death

The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 034551307X
Author: Charlie Huston
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston Book Resume:

With his teaching career derailed by tragedy and his slacker days numbered, Webster Fillmore Goodhue makes an unlikely move and joins Clean Team, charged with tidying up L.A.'s grisly crime scenes. For Web, it's a steady gig, and he soon finds himself sponging a Malibu suicide's brains from a bathroom mirror and flirting with the man's bereaved and beautiful daughter. Then things get weird: The dead man's daughter asks a favor. Every cell in Web's brain tells him to turn her down, but something makes him hit the Harbor Freeway at midnight to help her however he can. Soon enough it's Web who needs the help when gun-toting California cowboys start showing up on his doorstep. What's the deal? Is it something to do with what he cleaned up in that motel room in Carson? Or is it all about the brewing war between rival trauma cleaners? Web doesn't have a clue, but he'll need to get one if he's going to keep from getting his face kicked in. Again. And again. And again.

The Manual of Detection

The Manual of Detection [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101019964
Author: Jedediah Berry
Publisher: Penguin
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The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry Book Resume:

"This debut novel weaves the kind of mannered fantasy that might result if Wes Anderson were to adapt Kafka." --The New Yorker Reminiscent of imaginative fiction from Jorge Luis Borges to Jasper Fforde yet dazzlingly original, The Manual of Detection marks the debut of a prodigious young talent. Charles Unwin toils as a clerk at a huge, imperious detective agency located in an unnamed city always slick with rain. When Travis Sivart, the agency's most illustrious detective, is murdered, Unwin is suddenly promoted and must embark on an utterly bizarre quest for the missing investigator that leads him into the darkest corners of his soaking, somnolent city. What ensues is a noir fantasy of exquisite craftsmanship, as taut as it is mind- blowing, that draws readers into a dream world that will change what they think about how they think.

Dead Pig Collector

Dead Pig Collector [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0374711879
Author: Warren Ellis
Publisher: FSG Originals
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Dead Pig Collector by Warren Ellis Book Resume:

From the wicked imagination of award-winning writer Warren Ellis comes DEAD PIG COLLECTOR, a love story with a classic Ellis twist. So while it might be a love story, it's also about killing people and disposing of their bodies in the most efficient manner possible. DEAD PIG COLLECTOR introduces readers to Mister Sun, a very proficient businessman whose trade is the murder and spotless removal of human beings. Like any businessman, he knows each transaction is only as good as his client - and today's client, in Los Angeles, has turned out to be so dangerously stupid that Mister Sun's work and life are now in jeopardy...

A Crooked Tree

A Crooked Tree [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0063049856
Author: Una Mannion
Publisher: HarperCollins
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A Crooked Tree by Una Mannion Book Resume:

A haunting, suspenseful literary debut that combines a classic coming of age story with a portrait of a fractured American family dealing with the fallout of one summer evening gone terribly wrong. “The night we left Ellen on the road, we drove up the mountain in silence.” It is the early 1980s and fifteen-year-old Libby is obsessed with The Field Guide to the Trees of North America, a gift her Irish immigrant father gave her before he died. She finds solace in “The Kingdom,” a stand of red oak and thick mountain laurel near her home in suburban Pennsylvania, where she can escape from her large and unruly family and share menthol cigarettes and lukewarm beers with her best friend. One night, while driving home, Libby’s mother, exhausted and overwhelmed with the fighting in the backseat, pulls over and orders Libby’s little sister Ellen to walk home. What none of this family knows as they drive off leaving a twelve-year-old girl on the side of the road five miles from home with darkness closing in, is what will happen next. A Crooked Tree is a surprising, indelible novel, both a poignant portrayal of an unmoored childhood giving way to adolescence, and a gripping tale about the unexpected reverberations of one rash act.

Transmetropolitan Vol. 4: The New Scum (New Edition)

Transmetropolitan Vol. 4: The New Scum (New Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1401242235
Author: Warren Ellis
Publisher: DC
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Transmetropolitan Vol. 4: The New Scum (New Edition) by Warren Ellis Book Resume:

Investigative reporter Spider Jerusalem attacks the injustices of the 21st Century surroundings while working for the newspaper The Word in this critically-acclaimed graphic novel series written by comics superstar Warren Ellis, the co-creator of PLANETARY and THE AUTHORITY. In this volume, two candidates are facing off in the presidential election, and in all the media only Spider Jerusalem seems to have the intestinal fortitude to hack his way through the campaign propaganda and find out the reality behind the spin. But even if he manages to being the public the unvarnished truth, the question still remains: will they do the right thing once they have it? Collects #19-24 and stories from VERTIGO: WINTER'S EDGE #2-3.

Standing in Another Man's Grave

Standing in Another Man's Grave [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1409144739
Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Orion
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Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin Book Resume:

What price will he pay to get his old life back...? From the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES 'This is British crime-writing of the finest, lasting quality' DAILY MAIL 'Genius ... Rankin once again proves himself to be the consummate master of crime' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY A series of seemingly random disappearances - stretching back to the millennium. A mother determined to find the truth. A retired cop desperate to get his old life back... It's been some time since Rebus was forced to retire, and he now works as a civilian in a cold-case unit. So when a long-dead case bursts back to life, he can't resist the opportunity to get his feet under the CID desk once more. But Rebus is as stubborn and anarchic as ever, and he quickly finds himself in deep with pretty much everyone, including DI Siobhan Clarke. All Rebus wants to do is uncover the truth. The big question is: can he be the man he once was and still stay on the right side of the law?

Transmetropolitan Book Three

Transmetropolitan Book Three [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1779500114
Author: Warren Ellis
Publisher: Vertigo
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Transmetropolitan Book Three by Warren Ellis Book Resume:

In the third year of the seminal series, no-holds-barred investigative reporter Spider Jerusalem delves into the City's police corruption. Despite drugs, drinking, and paranoia, Spider and his filthy assistants are hot on the trail of the truth behind the newly elected president's campaign. This volume includes the stories "Lonely City" and "Gouge Away," plus standalone stories such as "Nobody Loves Me," featuring guest artists Lea Hernandez, Kieron Dwyer, Bryan Hitch, Frank Quitely, and Eduardo Risso. Collects Transmetropolitan #25-36 and a story from Vertigo: Winter's Edge #3.

Transmetropolitan Book One

Transmetropolitan Book One [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1401287964
Author: Warren Ellis
Publisher: Vertigo
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Transmetropolitan Book One by Warren Ellis Book Resume:

Working as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word, Spider Jerusalem attacks the injustices of his surreal 21st-century surroundings. Spider ventures into the dangerous Angels 8 district, home of the TransientsÑhumans who have decided to become aliens through cosmetic surgery. And donÕt miss SpiderÕs confrontation with the president of the United States...in a menÕs room. Plus, when Spider tries to shed light on the atrocities of these institutions, he finds himself fleeing a group of hit men/kidnappers in possession of his ex-wifeÕs frozen head. Collects TRANSMETROPOLITAN #1-12!

The Gift of Stones

The Gift of Stones [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0385672403
Author: Jim Crace
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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The Gift of Stones by Jim Crace Book Resume:

Crace’s second novel confirmed his status as a writer of great imagination and skill. Set at the twilight of the Stone Age, a young man elects himself the village storyteller, and hunts restlessly, far and wide, for inspiration. But the information he finds and the people he meets warn of the advent of a new age and the coming of a metal that will change their community’s life irrevocably.

Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street

Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1401242200
Author: Warren Ellis
Publisher: Vertigo
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Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Warren Ellis Book Resume:

DC's new editions of TRANSMETROPOLITAN begin here, with this volume collecting issues #1-6 of the acclaimed Vertigo series from writer Warren Ellis and artist Darick Robertson! After years of selfimposed exile from a civilization rife with degradation and indecency, cynical journalist Spider Jerusalem is forced to return to a job he hates and a city he loathes. Working as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word, Spider attacks the injustices of his surreal 23rd century surroundings. In this first volume, Spider ventures into the dangerous Angels 8 district, home of the Transients „ humans who have decided to become aliens through cosmetic surgery. But Spider's interview with the Transients' leader gets him a scoop he didn't bargain for. And don't miss Spider's first confrontation with the President of the United States . . . in a men's room.

Backroom Boys

Backroom Boys [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0571266444
Author: Francis Spufford
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Backroom Boys by Francis Spufford Book Resume:

A brilliant, beautiful account of how British boffins triumphed across the decades in creating everything from computer games to Martian landers. The book contains chapters on the Beagle II, Elite - the 80s computer game, the Blue Streak missile, Concorde, mobile phone technology and the Human Genome Project, among others. Britain is the only country in the world to have cancelled its space programme just as it put its first rocket into orbit. Starting with this forgotten episode, 'Backroom Boys' tells the bittersweet story of how one country lost its industrial tradition and got back something else. Sad, inspiring, funny and ultimately triumphant, it follows the technologists whose work kept Concorde flying, created the computer game, conquered the mobile-phone business, saved the human genome for the human race - and who now are sending the Beagle 2 probe to burrow in the cinnamon sands of Mars. 'Backroom Boys' is a vivid love-letter to quiet men in pullovers, to those whose imaginings take shape not in words but in mild steel and carbon fibre and lines of code. Above all, it is a celebration of big dreams achieved with slender means.

The Wild Storm Vol. 2

The Wild Storm Vol. 2 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 140129040X
Author: Warren Ellis
Publisher: DC Comics
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The Wild Storm Vol. 2 by Warren Ellis Book Resume:

The reimagining of the WildStorm UniverseÕs legendary antiheroes takes even more unexpected twists when plans older than human life itself begin to unfold! Jack Hawksmoor, Jenny Sparks, the Doctor and more arrive on the scene as the cold war between the covert agency that oversees crises on EarthÑInternational OperationsÑand the one that manages threats from outer spaceÑSkywatchÑheats up. But why is the carefully negotiated peace falling apart in a series of bloody encounters and high-tech infiltrations? The mysterious Jacob Marlowe knows more than heÕs tellingÉbut what he is willing to share is enough to lead the Engineer and her allies into incredible danger. And Henry Bendix, the Weatherman who heads Skywatch, sees an opportunity in the war thatÕs coming, one heÕll do anything to take for himself! The stakes in the world of The Wild Storm have never been higher in The Wild Storm Vol. 2, a breathtaking collection from the creative team of Warren Ellis (The Authority, Transmetropolitan) and artist Jon Davis-Hunt (Clean Room)! Collects The Wild Storm #7-12.

Last Days

Last Days [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1566894247
Author: Brian Evenson
Publisher: Coffee House Press
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Last Days by Brian Evenson Book Resume:

To find a cult leader’s killer, a former detective must literally give up his body in this award-winning work of literary horror—“A dark treat” (AV Club). Nominated for the Shirley Jackson award and winner of the ALA/RUSA Best Horror novel, Brian Evenson’s Last Days is an intense, profoundly unsettling down-the-rabbit-hole detective noir. Kline is a former detective who’s cool head in the face of a brutal amputation makes him the perfect candidate to infiltrate a dark cult that believes amputation brings one closer to God. Kline is tasked with finding the cult leader’s killer. But to get to the truth, Kline must lose himself—literally—one body part at a time. Last Days was first published in 2003 as a limited edition novella titled The Brotherhood of Mutilation. Its success led Evenson to expand the story into a full-length novel. In doing so, he has created a work that’s disturbing, deeply satisfying, and completely original.

Orbiter

Orbiter [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1401252249
Author: Warren Ellis
Publisher: DC
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Orbiter by Warren Ellis Book Resume:

Warren Ellis's and Colleen Doran's acclaimed original VERTIGO graphic novel. When a space shuttle crash lands on Earth after being missing for a decade, it unlocks a mystery that will unfold deep in outer space. Can a team of three specialists cheated out of their dream of spaceflight discover the nature of this bizarre space-borne anomaly?

Infinite Kung Fu

Infinite Kung Fu [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1603091211
Author: Kagan McLeod
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
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Infinite Kung Fu by Kagan McLeod Book Resume:

One of YALSA's Top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens! Named one of the best graphic novels of the year by Publishers Weekly, Heeb Magazine, io9, CNN, Comic Book Resources, Complex, USA Today, Forbidden Planet International, IFC, ComicsAlliance, Paste, and Graphic Novel Reporter! "Pure awesome. From ôber-violent kung fu fight sequences and zombie stalkers, to blood-drenched battles among armies and supernatural beings, this book is a testament to just how cool a well-drawn and well-written martial-arts action epic can be. If you pick up only one comic book or graphic novel... let this be the one."-- USA Today "Over 450 pages of stunningly choreographed fight scenes of epic imagination. Kagan McLeod is a master cartoonist."-- CNN GeekOut "The best elements of horror, Westerns, and of course, kung fu films are seamlessly interlaced to tell a highly imaginative tale. You couldn't sandblast the smile from my face as I read this."-- Ain't It Cool News "INFINITE KUNG FU is glorious and deranged in the way that all comics should be."-- Warren Ellis, author of Transmetropolitan, Red, and Crooked Little Vein "The great strength of this graphic novel is its originality, but equally impressive are McLeod's extraordinary illustrations and compelling narrative."-- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Stunningly gorgeous... McLeod's unique brand of comic book wizardry practically oozes out of every panel as his art delivers animated stylings with a hip-hop flavor."-- Complex "All of that buzz and hype was completely on the money... It's like the best kung-fu movie you've ever seen, unimpaired by time or budget constraints."-- Comic Book Resources "A kung fu epic for people who don't buy into the kung fu cult."-- Royal Flush Infinite Kung Fu walks you through familiar corridors in the house of martial mayhem, but dares to take you where kung fu is afraid to go! The Martial World is ruled by a mysterious emperor whose kung fu armies are each headed by a cruel and highly skilled master. Here, where the way of the fist is a way of life, ex-soldier Yang Lei Kung must infiltrate the emperor's forces and stop him from destroying all life on the planet. Allegiances are blurred as techniques are perfected, and Lei Kung becomes less certain who's friend and who's foe in each chapter! Fists fly, limbs are lost and blood vessels burst in this tale of furious rivals, supernatural masters, walking corpses, and above all, raging kung fu!

How To Write a Page Turner

How To Write a Page Turner [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440354502
Author: Jordan Rosenfeld
Publisher: Penguin
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How To Write a Page Turner by Jordan Rosenfeld Book Resume:

Infuse Your Fiction with the Powerful Tug of Tension! Tension is the heart of conflict, the backbone of uncertainty, the hallmark of danger. It keeps readers guessing and characters on their toes. When you've got tension in place, stories leave readers breathless and wanting more. When it's missing, scenes feel inconsequential, plots drag, and characters meander. Learning the craft of writing can sometimes feel like a paint by numbers approach--connect compelling character A to plot event B. To avoid writing that's formulaic, predictable, and slow, How to Write a Page Turner will help you sew the threads of tension tight for an unforgettable story. You'll learn how to: • Recognize the essential tension elements of danger, conflict, uncertainty, and withholding, and add them to your fiction • Create levels of tension in your characters through flaws, dialogue, power struggles, and more • Build tension at energetic markers throughout the plot • Use intimate imagery, strong sentences, and well-chosen words to build tension in exposition While this book walks you through the key areas that need tension building, from character to plot, it also delves deeper, analyzing exceptional examples from contemporary fiction's most gripping page-turners. So as you dive into the inner conflicts of a character's deepest psyche, to the mechanics of how you reveal information to the reader, you'll also discover how to craft a story your readers can't put down!

Weird Tales #354 (Special Edgar Allan Poe Issue)

Weird Tales #354 (Special Edgar Allan Poe Issue) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1434448339
Author: Joe Schreiber,Simon King,Nick Mamatas,Kenneth Hite
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
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Weird Tales #354 (Special Edgar Allan Poe Issue) by Joe Schreiber,Simon King,Nick Mamatas,Kenneth Hite Book Resume:

Weird Tales #359 is a special celebration of all things Poe, with a special features dedicated to Poe's influence on modern writers, fiction and poetry inspired by Poe, plus an interview with Joe Schreiber, the usual features, and much general weirdness. Another great issue!

Writing the Intimate Character

Writing the Intimate Character [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440346100
Author: Jordan Rosenfeld
Publisher: Penguin
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Writing the Intimate Character by Jordan Rosenfeld Book Resume:

Craft Vibrant Characters and an Intimate Reading Experience The key to excellent fiction lies in its characters: the unforgettable protagonists, antagonists, and secondary characters who populate the world of your story. Understanding and effectively using point of view allows you to write a powerful narrative that draws readers in and engages them with characters in a meaningful way. Through a blend of practical instruction, useful examples, and helpful exercises, Writing the Intimate Character shows you how to create the experience of living through a character rather than just reading about one. Inside, you'll learn: • The functions and benefits of first-person, third-person intimate, omniscient, and second-person points of view. • How to apply character cues--specific behaviors, sensory perceptions, dialogue, and visual imagery--to develop a realistic protagonist and secondary cast. • The surface and subset feelings that get to the root of your character’s emotions. • How different viewpoints affect the story you want to tell. Writing the Intimate Character helps you craft a novel in which readers can experience your characters' senses, dive inside their minds, and truly feel their emotions. "Writing the Intimate Character, the latest engaging guide by Jordan Rosenfeld, is a rich resource we'll all be learning from for the rest of our lives. 'Does the term point of view seem too dull and dry?' she asks. 'Try intimacy instead.' And then she shows us how, with diverse examples and wise observation. Now that I have Jordan's take on how to create a character from the inside out, I'm eager to get to it. You, too, will find this book that inspiring." --Rebecca Lawton, author of Sacrament: Homage to a River and other books "Writing the Intimate Character provides insights, examples, and exercises that will be useful not only to those who are new to writing fiction but to those, like myself, who are coming back to it after a break. Jordan Rosenfeld's explanation of how narrative voice works with point of view and other literary elements to create characters that readers care deeply about is clear and revelatory. The book can be worked through methodically or dipped into as needed. It's a useful tool for getting the gears of imagination working or for jump-starting and fine-tuning a work in process." --Zoe Zolbrod, author of the novel Currency and the memoir The Telling "Jordan Rosenfeld has a keen insight into how to construct characters who are truly lived-in. With intelligence and wit, she walks you through every element of powerful characterization, from selecting your POV to demonstrating character growth throughout your story. Whether you're new to fiction or a more experienced writer, put your trust in Jordan Rosenfeld; she'll help you tell a better story." --Laura Bogart, freelance writer and novelist

Breed

Breed [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0316198595
Author: Chase Novak
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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Breed by Chase Novak Book Resume:

Critically celebrated novelist Scott Spencer delivers a Rosemary's Baby-like novel of gothic horror, set against the backdrop of modern-day Upper East Side Manhattan. Alex and Leslie Twisden lead charmed lives-fabulous jobs, a luxurious town house on Manhattan's Upper East Side, a passionate marriage. What they don't have is a child, and as they try one infertility treatment after the next, yearning turns into obsession. As a last-ditch attempt to make their dream of parenthood come true, Alex and Leslie travel deep into Slovenia, where they submit to a painful and terrifying procedure that finally gives them what they so fervently desire . . . but with awful consequences. Ten years later, cosseted and adored but living in a house of secrets, the twins Adam and Alice find themselves locked into their rooms every night, with sounds coming from their parents' bedroom getting progressively louder, more violent, and more disturbing. Driven to a desperate search for answers, Adam and Alice set out on a quest to learn the true nature of the man and woman who raised them. Their discovery will upend everything they thought they knew about their parents and will reveal a threat so horrible that it must be escaped, at any cost.

Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels [2 volumes]

Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels [2 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0313357471
Author: M. Keith Booker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels [2 volumes] by M. Keith Booker Book Resume:

The most comprehensive reference ever compiled about the rich and enduring genre of comic books and graphic novels, from their emergence in the 1930s to their late-century breakout into the mainstream. • Includes over 330 entries on comic books and their creators • Presents the work of 80 contributors—accomplished academics and librarians who are also fans of comic books and graphic novels • Offers selected bibliographic listings with the entries • Provides a comprehensive index of artists, writers, works, characters, genres, and themes

Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes]

Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0313397511
Author: M. Keith Booker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes] by M. Keith Booker Book Resume:

Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this massive four-volume work provides a colorful yet authoritative source on the entire history of the comics medium. • Provides historical context within individual entries that allows readers to grasp the significance of that entry as it relates to the broader history and evolution of comics • Includes coverage of international material to frame the subsets of American and British comics within a global context • Presents information that will appeal and be of use to general readers of comics and supply coverage detailed enough to be of significant value to scholars and teachers working in the field of comics

Crooked Little Heart

Crooked Little Heart [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307806731
Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher: Anchor
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With the same brilliant combination of humor and warmth that marked Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird, her two bestselling works of nonfiction, Anne Lamott now gives us an exuberant richly absorbing portrait of a family for whom the joys and sorrows of everyday life are magnified under the glare of the unexpected. The Fergusons make their home in a small California town where life is supposed to resemble paradise, but for thirteen-year-old Rosie (last seen in Lamott's beloved novel Rosie), reality is a bit harsher. Her mother, a recovering alcoholic, is still beset by grief over the early death of her first husband. Rosie's stepfather is a struggling writer plagued by doubts and hilarious paranoia. And Rosie, aching in the bloom of young womanhood and obsessed with tournament tennis, finds that her athletic gifts, initially a source of triumph, now place her in peril, as a shadowy man who stalks her from the bleachers seems to be developing an obsession of his own. Written with enormous emotional honesty, inhabited by superbly realized characters, riotously funny and wonderfully suspenseful, Crooked Little Heart is Anne Lamott writing at the height of her considerable powers.

Transmetropolitan Vol. 10: One More Time (New Edition)

Transmetropolitan Vol. 10: One More Time (New Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1401251978
Author: Warren Ellis
Publisher: DC
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Transmetropolitan Vol. 10: One More Time (New Edition) by Warren Ellis Book Resume:

The final volume in the saga of outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem written by comics superstar Warren Ellis. At last, it's the final showdown between Spider and the absolutely corrupt President of the United States in this new edition of the finale to the classic dystopian saga from Vertigo.

Two-Step

Two-Step [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1401276776
Author: Warren Ellis
Publisher: DC Comics
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The fast-paced, three-issue miniseries is collected along with Warren Ellis' script for issue #1! In a near-future London, Tony Ling's a Zen gangster. Rosi Blades is a bored camgirl. They've never met, but this unlikely pair is about to embark on the chase of a lifetime down the crowded streets of the city.

Raw Deal

Raw Deal [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1615953051
Author: Les Standiford
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
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"John Deal is such a rich creation, full of anger, courage and doubt, that you may have to remind yourself that you're reading fiction."—Chicago Tribune John Deal's life is finally coming together—he is reunited with his lovely wife, they have a beautiful baby, and DealCo, his Miami construction business, is booming with post-Hurricane Andrew contracts rolling in. The future looks bright...until the night that his house is engulfed by an arsonist's flames and his wife is terribly burned. Unbeknownst to him, Deal has stumbled into the path of the sickly sweet plans of sugar cane magnate and Cuban imigri power broker, Vicente Luis Torreno, a man obsessed by his dreams of a repatriated Cuba and the juicy profits of the sugar monopoly he is sure will come with it. Torreno's sugar-coated influence reaches to the highest levels of the U.S. Government, a fact that more than complicates Deal's efforts to find out who is responsible for this latest tragedy and to avoid joining the string of bodies that litter the South Florida landscape, all the way from the vast cane fields of Lake Okeechobee to the shores of Biscayne Bay.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 142998371X
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin
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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 Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection of short stories brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Ian McDonald, Stephen Baxter, Michael Swanwick, Paolo Bacigalupi, Kage Baker, Walter Jon Williams, Alastair Reynolds, and Charles Stross. 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. "This venerable annual’s twenty-fifth edition represents a milestone for editor Dozois. He has kept faith with the series for a quarter-century without ever shortchanging, or even showing any signs of shortchanging, readers on either quality or abundance of selections."--Booklist

The Mammoth Book of Dracula

The Mammoth Book of Dracula [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1849019150
Author: Stephen Jones
Publisher: Robinson
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How will the King of Vampires adapt to the social and technological changes brought by the twenty-first century? Could the Count's condition be cured by modern medicine? How does the mythology perpetuated by literature and movies affect the existence of a real bloodsucker? What if Dracula found himself ruler of a world controlled by vampires? Or perhaps political and ecological catastrophe will result in the Count's final destruction? This tribute to the world's greatest vampire collects together more than 200,000 words of Dracula fiction by masters of dark fantasy such as: Hugh B. Cave, R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Basil Copper, John Gordon, Brian Hodge, Nancy Holder, Nancy Kilpatrick, Roberta Lannes, Thomas Ligotti, Paul J. McAuley, Nicholas Royle, Guy N. Smith and many more. It also includes a brand new story from Charlaine Harris.

Lazarus: The First collection

Lazarus: The First collection [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1632152851
Author: Greg Rucka
Publisher: Image Comics
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Lazarus: The First collection by Greg Rucka Book Resume:

This prestige hardcover collects the first two arcs of the critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling series; 'Family,' which introduces Forever Carlyle and her Family as they are brought to the brink of war in a future of economic collapse; and 'Lift,' where Forever uncovers a terrorist plot against her Family while another family altogether, the Barrets, take desperate measures to escape their life of poverty. PLUS! Never-before-seen work by MICHAEL LARK and graphic designer ERIC TRAUTMANN, and exclusive world-building content. Collects LAZARUS #1-9 with four-page preview and additional content.

John Constantine, Hellblazer Vol. 13: Haunted

John Constantine, Hellblazer Vol. 13: Haunted [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1401269966
Author: Warren Ellis,Darko Macan
Publisher: Vertigo
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John Constantine, Hellblazer Vol. 13: Haunted by Warren Ellis,Darko Macan Book Resume:

Legendary creators Warren Ellis, Darko Macan, John Higgins, Tim Bradstreet, Marcelo Frusin and Gary Erskine tear at the scabs covering humanity’s self-inflicted wounds in JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER VOL. 13: HAUNTED. John Constantine may not be the nicest man you’ll ever meet, but there’s plenty who are worse-and now that he’s back in eternal, ever-changing London, he’s about to discover some prime examples of the species. After spending a lifetime knee-deep in the necromancy trenches, Constantine has seen every shade of self-aggrandizement that the predators of the world have to offer, making it all too easy for him to track them down and corner them in their squalid little lairs. Because the ugly truth is, no matter how many pseudo-mystical rationalizations the tossers spout, they can’t disguise the soul-crushing banality of their evil. To defeat them, all he has to do is peel away their delusions and hold up a mirror. After all, no one knows the torment of true self-knowledge better than John Constantine. Collects #134-145 of the signature Vertigo series together with the controversial “Shoot” one-shot from VERTIGO RESURRECTED and three never-before-reprinted seasonal tales from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE.

Máquina de Armas

Máquina de Armas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8542802101
Author: Warren Ellis
Publisher: Novo Século
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Máquina de Armas by Warren Ellis Book Resume:

Após um tiroteio custar a vida de seu parceiro, o detetive John Tallow acaba descobrindo um apartamento repleto de armas. Cada uma delas conduz a um diferente caso de assassinato não resolvido pela polícia. Por vinte anos ou mais, alguém esteve matando pessoas e juntando as armas por um propósito inexplicável. Confrontado com a inesperada emergência de centenas de homicídios não resolvidos, Tallow logo descobre que está sendo irremediavelmente conduzido a um verdadeiro acordo com o diabo. Agora, o detetive deve procurar por um caçador que considera seus atos assassinos como um sacrifício para os velhos deuses de Manhattan e que pode, simplesmente, ser o mais prolífico serial killer da história da cidade de Nova York.

Inspired Words

Inspired Words [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1725277883
Author: Nancy Knol,Brian Karsten
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Inspired Words by Nancy Knol,Brian Karsten Book Resume:

English teachers Knol and Karsten have composed these moving reflections inspired by a wide range of writers, many of whom they have brought into their classrooms. And while some of their selections will no doubt be familiar to the reader, each of these meditations will kindle new insights. Attuned to the power of the written word, these seasoned teachers contemplate sacred themes, exploring passages from books that they love in light of passages from Scripture.

Georgius Agricola De re metallica

Georgius Agricola De re metallica [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 5871926517
Author: Herbert Clark Hoover
Publisher: Рипол Классик
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Georgius Agricola De re metallica by Herbert Clark Hoover Book Resume:

Georgius Agricola De re metallica, tr. From the 1st Latin ed. Of 1556, with biographical introduction, annotations and appendices upon the development of mining methods, metallurgical processes, geology, mineralogy & mining law, from the earliest times to

De Re Metallica

De Re Metallica [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0486318397
Author: Georgius Agricola
Publisher: Courier Corporation
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De Re Metallica by Georgius Agricola Book Resume:

One of the most important scientific classics, and first to offer detailed technical drawings illustrating mining techniques, field research, and the earliest scientific methods. Translated by Herbert Hoover. 289 woodcuts.

Happiness: A Memoir

Happiness: A Memoir [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 125013157X
Author: Heather Harpham
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
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Happiness: A Memoir by Heather Harpham Book Resume:

Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine’s April 2018 book pick A shirt-grabbing, page-turning love story that follows a one-of-a-kind family through twists of fate that require nearly unimaginable choices. Happiness begins with a charming courtship between hopelessly attracted opposites: Heather, a world-roaming California girl, and Brian, an intellectual, homebody writer, kind and slyly funny, but loath to leave his Upper West Side studio. Their magical interlude ends, full stop, when Heather becomes pregnant—Brian is sure he loves her, only he doesn't want kids. Heather returns to California to deliver their daughter alone, buoyed by family and friends. Mere hours after Gracie's arrival, Heather's bliss is interrupted when a nurse wakes her, "Get dressed, your baby is in trouble." This is not how Heather had imagined new motherhood – alone, heartsick, an unexpectedly solo caretaker of a baby who smelled "like sliced apples and salted pretzels" but might be perilously ill. Brian reappears as Gracie's condition grows dire; together Heather and Brian have to decide what they are willing to risk to ensure their girl sees adulthood. The grace and humor that ripple through Harpham's writing transform the dross of heartbreak and parental fears into a clear-eyed, warm-hearted view of the world. Profoundly moving and subtly written, Happiness radiates in many directions--new, romantic love; gratitude for a beautiful, inscrutable world; deep, abiding friendship; the passion a parent has for a child; and the many unlikely ways to build a family. Ultimately it's a story about love and happiness, in their many crooked configurations.

Outlander 8-Book Bundle

Outlander 8-Book Bundle [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 038568021X
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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Outlander 8-Book Bundle by Diana Gabaldon Book Resume:

Diana Gabaldon’s acclaimed Outlander series blends rich historical fiction with riveting adventure and a truly epic love story. Now, with this convenient eight-volume eBook bundle, discover the novels that have won Gabaldon millions of fans and introduced readers to the brilliant Claire Randall and valiant Highlander Jamie Fraser. “Great fun . . . marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.” —San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander The year is 1946. Claire Randall is a British ex-combat nurse on a postwar second honeymoon with her husband in the Scottish Highlands. Walking alone one afternoon, she passes through a circle of standing stones and is hurled back in time to a Scotland simmering with war in the year of our Lord 1743. Catapulted into an intrigue of rival clans and rising armies that threatens her life, she’s obliged to wed James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, as the only way to survive. Thus begins a series of unrivaled storytelling that has become a modern classic. This bundle includes: OUTLANDER DRAGONFLY IN AMBER VOYAGER DRUMS OF AUTUMN THE FIERY CROSS A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES AN ECHO IN THE BONE THE CUSTOM OF THE ARMY (E-NOVELLA) “Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller . . . the pages practically turn themselves.” —The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber “A feast for ravenous readers of eighteenth-century Scottish history, heroism, and romance.” —Kirkus Reviews, on Outlander

A Crooked Path

A Crooked Path [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Mrs. Alexander
Publisher: Good Press
File Size: 1912 KB
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"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.