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A Sun for the Dying

By Jean-Claude Izzo
  • ISBN Code: : 1609451708
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Pages : 221
  • Category : Fiction
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The final novel from the author of the Marseilles trilogy. “A bleak, affecting tale about a man on the skids, despairing of love’s ability to heal” (Publishers Weekly). Rico has been banished to society’s margins; he has neither a roof over his head nor a steady income on which to depend. When a friend and fellow vagabond dies of exposure after a night spent in the Paris metro, Rico decides to flee the northern cold for his beloved south, for Marseilles and the warmth of the Mediterranean. Diverted and hindered along the way, he suffers the vagaries of human cruelty and pettiness, and is warmed by occasional, fleeting instances of human tenderness. His return to the Mediterranean is simultaneously a homecoming and a pilgrimage in search of lost love, innocence, and humanity. From the celebrated author of the Marseilles trilogy, this is both an affecting on-the-road novel and a tender exploration of love’s power to both heal and destroy. “Our last true romantic, Jean-Claude Izzo transmits warmth to his readers, as if granting them a mouthful of pure love. A Sun for the Dying is beautiful, like a black sun, tragic and desperate.” —Le Point (France) “Like a chanson by Jacques Brel or Charles Aznavour, Izzo’s harsh, honed prose perfectly embodies that Gallic genius for balancing bleak unsentimentality with intense, frank emotion, making this a likely hit not just with fans of noir (including Izzo’s own Marseilles trilogy) but also with devotees of Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby Jr., and other great modern tragedians.” —Booklist (starred review)

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By James Kirwan
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1847142427
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 375
  • Pdf File: the-aesthetic-in-kant.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment is widely held to be the seminal work of modern aesthetics. In recent years it has been the focus of intense interest and debate not only in philosophy but also in literary theory and all disciplines concerned with the aesthetic. The Aesthetic in Kant is a new reading of Kant's problematic text. It draws upon the great volume of recent philosophical work on this classic text and on the context of eighteenth century aesthetics. Kant's work is used as a basis on which to construct a radical alternative to the antinomy of taste - the basic problem of the aesthetic. In Kant's account is a theory of the aesthetic that, far from establishing its 'disinterested' nature, instead makes it symptomatic of what Kant himself describes as the ineradicable human tendency to entertain 'fantastic desires'.

They Both Die at the End

By Adam Silvera
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062457810
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 395
  • Pdf File: they-both-die-at-the-end.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day. #1 New York Times bestseller * 4 starred reviews * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * A Kirkus Best Book of the Year * A Booklist Editors' Choice * A Bustle Best YA Novel * A Paste Magazine Best YA Book * A Book Riot Best Queer Book * A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year * A BookPage Best YA Book of the Year On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day. In the tradition of Before I Fall and If I Stay, They Both Die at the End is a tour de force from acclaimed author Adam Silvera, whose debut, More Happy Than Not, the New York Times called “profound.” Plus don't miss The First to Die at the End: #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Silvera returns to the universe of international phenomenon They Both Die at the End in this prequel. New star-crossed lovers are put to the test on the first day of Death-Cast’s fateful calls.

The Dying GOD

By Gerard Denza
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 146348139X
  • Total of Pages : 124
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 680
  • Pdf File: the-dying-god.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“The Dying GOD: A Vampire’s Tale should run forever ... a great cast. The playwright has a gift for words.” -Joe Frankin, WOR-AM Radio “If you found yourself jumping on the Internet looking for news after your Da Vinci Code read, you will probably enjoy the new play by writer and director Gerard Denza which brings a modern and original spin to the very popular vampire concept. Pretty dramatic and intellectual stuff here. I thoroughly enjoyed The Dying GOD: A Vampire’s Tale...it was fresh, made me think, at times I even found myself wondering if this was real and the cast was going to induct me into this cult...” -Betyper (Internet Newspaper)

A Song for the Dying

By Stuart MacBride
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0007344325
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 732
  • Pdf File: a-song-for-the-dying.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A heart-stopping crime thriller and the fourth consecutive No. 1 Bestseller from the author of the Logan McRae series and Birthdays for the Dead.

The Book Thief

By Markus Zusak
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  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0307433846
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 887
  • Pdf File: the-book-thief.pdf

Book Short Summary:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

Empire of the Sun

By J. G. Ballard
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 000728313X
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 685
  • Pdf File: empire-of-the-sun.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The heartrending story of a British boy’s four year ordeal in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War.

The Dying Citizen

By Victor Davis Hanson
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  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Book Code : 1541647548
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 165
  • Pdf File: the-dying-citizen.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Case for Trump explains the decline and fall of the once cherished idea of American citizenship. Human history is full of the stories of peasants, subjects, and tribes. Yet the concept of the “citizen” is historically rare—and was among America’s most valued ideals for over two centuries. But without shock treatment, warns historian Victor Davis Hanson, American citizenship as we have known it may soon vanish. In The Dying Citizen, Hanson outlines the historical forces that led to this crisis. The evisceration of the middle class over the last fifty years has made many Americans dependent on the federal government. Open borders have undermined the idea of allegiance to a particular place. Identity politics have eradicated our collective civic sense of self. And a top-heavy administrative state has endangered personal liberty, along with formal efforts to weaken the Constitution. As in the revolutionary years of 1848, 1917, and 1968, 2020 ripped away our complacency about the future. But in the aftermath, we as Americans can rebuild and recover what we have lost. The choice is ours.

The Revival of China

By MAO Min
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  • Publisher : Mao Min
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : History
  • Members : 579
  • Pdf File: the-revival-of-china.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book is about the revival of China in the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st century. It has eight parts: (1) The civil revolution in China, (2) The countryside bases, (3) The Long Match of the Red Army, (4) The Anti Japanese War, (5) Decisive civil battles before the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, (6) The Mao Era before the Great Cultural Revolution, (7) The Great Cultural Revolution, and (8) The Reform and opening up. This version of the book is without pictures.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection

By Gardner Dozois
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 0312264747
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 905
  • Pdf File: the-year-s-best-science-fiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The past through tomorrow are boldly imagined and reinvented in the twenty-five stories collected in this showcase anthology. Many of the field's finest practitioners are represented here, along with stories from promising newcomers, including: William Barton * Rob Chilson * Tony Daniel * Cory Doctorow * Jim Grimsley * Gwyneth Jones * Chris Lawson * Ian McDonald * Robert Reed * William Browning Spencer * Allen Steele * Michael Swanwick * Howard Waldrop * Cherry Wilder * Liz Williams A useful list of honorable mentions and Dozois's insightful summation of the year in sf round out this anthology, making it indispensable for anyone interested in SF today.

The Dying Squad

By Adam Simcox
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  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Book Code : 1473230772
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 338
  • Pdf File: the-dying-squad.pdf

Book Short Summary:

'Darkly entertaining police procedural with a difference' CRIME REVIEW 'Fizzes with life' - STUART TURTON, Costa First Novel Award winner 'A thrilling ride with dark humour, action and a touching side that's hard to forget' SUN five stars (book of the week) WHO BETTER TO SOLVE A MURDER THAN A DEAD DETECTIVE? When Detective Inspector Joe Lazarus storms a Lincolnshire farmhouse, he expects to bring down a notorious drug gang; instead, he discovers his own dead body and a spirit guide called Daisy-May. She's there to enlist him to the Dying Squad, a spectral police force made up of the recently deceased. Joe soon realises there are fates far worse than death. To escape being stuck in purgatory, he must solve his own murder. Reluctantly partnering with Daisy-May, Joe faces dangers from both the living and the dead in the quest to find his killer - before they kill again. Recruits are loving THE DYING SQUAD: 'At times evocative of Richard Kadrey's Sandman Slim series, but without its hardboiled cynicism, this is an impressive and memorable debut' CRIME TIME 'Whip-smart, fresh with a dash of dark humour, The Dying Squad is a wildly entertaining read. Highly recommended' - ADAM HAMDY, Sunday Times bestselling author 'Adam has crafted something unique with The Dying Squad, mashing fantasy and crime together in a way I've not seen before . . . I'm sure it will be a huge success' - JAMES OSWALD, author of the Sunday Times bestselling Inspector McLean series 'Superbly plotted and packs an emotional heft rarely seen in a debut' - MW CRAVEN, CWA Gold Dagger Award winner 'Funny, creepy and compelling' - ANNA STEPHENS, acclaimed author of Godblind 'Grim, wry and inventive, a twisting tale with both guts and heart. Never has Lincolnshire seemed more desolate, or more menacing' - DAVID WRAGG, The Black Hawks

Deciphering the Text Foundations of Traveller

By Michael Andre-Driussi
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  • Publisher : Sirius Fiction
  • Book Code : 1947614223
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 420
  • Pdf File: deciphering-the-text-foundations-of-traveller.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A collection of twenty-three articles, led by "Deciphering the Text Foundations of Traveller" (about the role-playing game from GDW) and "Languages of the Dying Sun" (about science fantasy from Jack Vance, Gene Wolfe, and Damien Broderick).

The Dying of the Light: End

By Jason Kristopher
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  • Publisher : Grey Gecko Press
  • Book Code : 0983618526
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 846
  • Pdf File: the-dying-of-the-light.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The U.S. military has hidden the existence of a zombie threat for over 100 years, but now the secret is out. Lone survivor of Fall Creek, David Blake enlists in a secret military group to combat this threat. But is it too late?

The Dying for a Living Complete Boxset

By Kory M. Shrum
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  • Publisher : Timberlane Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 2100
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 205
  • Pdf File: the-dying-for-a-living-complete-boxset.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This boxset includes all seven of the Dying for a Living novels: Dying for a Living, Dying by the Hour, Dying for Her, Dying Light, Worth Dying For, Dying Breath, and Dying Day. Called "smart, imaginative, and insanely addictive" by New York Times bestseller Darynda Jones, this urban fantasy thrill ride is perfect for fans of Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, and Chloe Neill. On the morning before her 67th death, it is business as usual for agent Jesse Sullivan: meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a living, literally. Because of a neurological disorder, she is one of the population's rare 2% who can serve as a death surrogate, dying so others don't have to. Although each death replacement is different, the result is the same: a life is saved, and Jesse resurrects days later with sore muscles, new scars, and another hole in her memory. But when Jesse is murdered and becomes the sole suspect in a federal investigation, more than her freedom and sanity are at stake. She must catch the killer herself--or die trying. And that was only the beginning...