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No Country for Old Men

By Cormac McCarthy
  • ISBN Code: : 0307390535
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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This blistering novel—from the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road—returns to the Texas-Mexico border, setting of the famed Border Trilogy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to drug-runners and small towns have become free-fire zones. One day, a good old boy named Llewellyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a bodyguard of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law–in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell–can contain. As Moss tries to evade his pursuers–in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives–McCarthy simultaneously strips down the American crime novel and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning’s headlines. No Country for Old Men is a triumph.

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  • Pdf File: tunes-for-bears-to-dance-to.pdf

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Money’s tight and Henry is lucky to have the job at Mr. Hairston’s grocery store. His parents are both lost in despair following the death of Henry’s older brother, and Henry is glad for the opportunity to feel like he’s helping. Saving to buy a marker for Eddie’s grave, Henry tries to ignore Mr. Hairston’s commentary about the customers. But Henry is shocked when he is told he’s being laid off. That is, unless he agrees to do one thing, one terrible thing.

Disruptive Witness

By Alan Noble
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  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Book Code : 0830881093
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 420
  • Pdf File: disruptive-witness.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What should Christian witness look like in our contemporary society? In this timely book, Alan Noble looks at our cultural moment, characterized by technological distraction and the growth of secularism, laying out individual, ecclesial, and cultural practices that disrupt our society's deep-rooted assumptions and point beyond them to the transcendent grace and beauty of Jesus.

Green Arrow Vol. 9: Old Tricks

By Mike Grell
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  • Publisher : DC Comics
  • Book Code : 1401283829
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 717
  • Pdf File: green-arrow-vol-9.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mike Grell’s defining run on the Emerald Archer concludes here in GREEN ARROW VOL. 9: OLD TRICKS. Oliver Queen’s New Year’s bash is in full swing when an arrow strikes him from the rooftops. A mysterious archer from Ollie’s past has come for his head. With the return of Shado, and the aid of Dinah Lance and Marianne, they will have to scour the Seattle Underground to uncover the truth. With tension growing between Dinah and Oliver after his kiss with Marianne, will surviving the archer be enough to keep them together? Collecting issues #73-80 and Grell’s origin story, GREEN ARROW: THE WONDER YEAR #1-4.

The Comic Galaxy of Mystery Science Theater 3000

By Chris Morgan
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476618836
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 457
  • Pdf File: the-comic-galaxy-of-mystery-science-theater-3000.pdf

Book Short Summary:

One of the most original shows in the history of television, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a beloved cult hit built on the back of another cult phenomenon: the bad movie. The show’s premise involved a man and some robots watching cheesy movies and cracking jokes. Over its 197 episodes, MST3K developed a passionate fan base that took it from a local UHF show in Hopkins, Minnesota, to a major motion picture. This is the story of MST3K from the beginning to the end. Twelve of the episodes are covered, giving an in-depth look at the show, its ethos and its comedic style. The films screened in these episodes are discussed critically, as are the episodes themselves.

Real Tourism

By Claudio Minca,Tim Oakes
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 9781136588686
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 954
  • Pdf File: real-tourism.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Over the past decade, tourism studies has broken out of its traditional institutional affiliation with business and management programs to take its legitimate place as an interdisciplinary social science field of cutting edge scholarship. The field has emerged as central to ongoing debates in social theory concerning such diverse topics as postcolonialism, mobility, and postmodernism, to name just a few. While there has been a diverse body of empirical research on this transformation the theoretical discussions in tourism studies remain largely attached to theories of modernity and Anglo-centric assumptions about tourism. There is a need for the field to come to terms theoretically with the contemporary and future realities of tourism as a truly global phenomenon. Real Tourism is a significant volume which sets this new theoretical agenda, engaging directly with what tourism does in practice and in place and demonstrates the need for a theoretical intervention that moves tourism scholarship beyond the province of Anglophone thinking. The volume achieves this by explicitly bridging ‘western’ and ‘non-western’ scholarship on tourism; reframing theoretical discussions around ‘real practices’ instead of abstract typologies; and radically delinking tourism theory from the grand narratives of modernity and assumptions about authenticity, identity, tradition, and development. The book brings together leading academics in the field and provides provocative multidisciplinary and multi-contextual reflection on the future of tourism. This original, timely and compelling volume puts forward new post modernist ideas and arguments about tourism today and in the future. It is essential reading for students, researchers and academics interested in Tourism.

The Coen Brothers Encyclopedia

By Lynnea Chapman King
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 0810885778
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 398
  • Pdf File: the-coen-brothers-encyclopedia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This encyclopedia focuses on all aspects of the Coen Brothers’ work—from writing and directing Blood Simple (1983) to their involvement in the forthcoming television series, Fargo. This extensive reference contains material on all of the films the brothers have written, produced, and directed, as well as their sideline ventures.

Transnational Stardom

By R. Meeuf,R. Raphael
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 113726828X
  • Total of Pages : 293
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 99
  • Pdf File: transnational-stardom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Combining a diverse range of case studies with discussion between leading scholars in star studies and transnational cinema, this book analyzes stars as sites of cross-cultural contestation and the essays in this collection explore how the plasticity of stars helps disparate peoples manage the shifting ideologies of a transnational world.

Cormac McCarthy

By K. Lincoln
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230617840
  • Total of Pages : 193
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 901
  • Pdf File: cormac-mccarthy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is a guide to Cormac McCarthy's canon from The Road to All the Pretty Horses, delving into the dominant themes in his work, his influences from Faulkner to Dante, and the current cultural debates his books have figured into.

A Dictionary of Postmodernism

By Niall Lucy
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118902165
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 755
  • Pdf File: a-dictionary-of-postmodernism.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Dictionary of Postmodernism presents an authoritative A-Z of the critical terms and central figures related to the origins and evolution of postmodernist theory and culture. Explores the names and ideas that have come to define the postmodern condition – from Baudrillard, Jameson, and Lyotard, to the concepts of deconstruction, meta-narrative, and simulation – alongside less canonical topics such as dialogue and punk Includes essays by the late Niall Lucy, a leading expert in postmodernism studies, and by other noted scholars who came together to complete and expand upon his last work Spans a kaleidoscope of postmodernism perspectives, addressing its lovers and haters; its movers and shakers such as Derrida; its origins in modernism and semiotics, and its outlook for the future Features a series of brief essays rather than fixed definitions of the key ideas and arguments Engaging and thought-provoking, this is at once a scholarly guide and enduring reference for the field

American Democracy

By P. Green
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137381558
  • Total of Pages : 222
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 359
  • Pdf File: american-democracy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book examines the problems that plague contemporary American democracy. Written from the standpoint of democratic theory, and from a progressive point of view, the book explores different facets of American democratic culture and its various deficits – deficits that can lead to the crippling of democratic politics.

The Big Lebowski

By Ethan Coen,Joel Coen
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 0571249329
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 450
  • Pdf File: the-big-lebowski.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Big Lebowski begins with a case of mistaken identity which escalates when Jeffrey Lebowski - alias The Dude - attempts to seek recompense for the despoilation of his ratty-ass little rug, and then finds himself entangled in a kidnapping caper as a bagman - a situation that goes from bad to worse due to the interference of his hapless bowling partners. In The Big Lebowski the Coen brothers have taken on the preoccupations of Raymond Chandler, but have given them a postmodern spin, while at the same time leaving Philip Marlowe's ethos intact as The Dude wanders thorugh the fractured world of nineties LA trying to do the right thing. Like the award-winning Fargo, The Big Lebowski is suffused with a droll humour and a verbal felicity that is as delightful as it is startling.

The Coen Brothers' America

By M. Keith Booker
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1538120879
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 884
  • Pdf File: the-coen-brothers-america.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From Blood Simple and Raising Arizona to Inside Llewyn Davis and Hail, Caesar!, the films of Joel and Ethan Coen represent a sort of alternate reality of America. The author explores how the settings—geographical, cultural, and historical—of their films provide viewers with slightly skewed, though no less true, perspectives of life American life.