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The Plot

By Jean Hanff Korelitz
  • ISBN Code: : 1250790743
  • Publisher : Celadon Books
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
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** NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! ** The Tonight Show Summer Reads Winner ** A New York Times Notable Book of 2021 ** "Insanely readable." —Stephen King Hailed as "breathtakingly suspenseful," Jean Hanff Korelitz’s The Plot is a propulsive read about a story too good not to steal, and the writer who steals it. Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he’s teaching in a third-rate MFA program and struggling to maintain what’s left of his self-respect; he hasn’t written—let alone published—anything decent in years. When Evan Parker, his most arrogant student, announces he doesn’t need Jake’s help because the plot of his book in progress is a sure thing, Jake is prepared to dismiss the boast as typical amateur narcissism. But then . . . he hears the plot. Jake returns to the downward trajectory of his own career and braces himself for the supernova publication of Evan Parker’s first novel: but it never comes. When he discovers that his former student has died, presumably without ever completing his book, Jake does what any self-respecting writer would do with a story like that—a story that absolutely needs to be told. In a few short years, all of Evan Parker’s predictions have come true, but Jake is the author enjoying the wave. He is wealthy, famous, praised and read all over the world. But at the height of his glorious new life, an e-mail arrives, the first salvo in a terrifying, anonymous campaign: You are a thief, it says. As Jake struggles to understand his antagonist and hide the truth from his readers and his publishers, he begins to learn more about his late student, and what he discovers both amazes and terrifies him. Who was Evan Parker, and how did he get the idea for his “sure thing” of a novel? What is the real story behind the plot, and who stole it from whom?

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An instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from “the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction” (New York Times). Now an award-winning Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss. In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate “Handmaids” under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred’ s persistent memories of life in the “time before” and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood’s devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning.

The Money Plot

By Frederick Kaufman
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  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Book Code : 1590517199
  • Total of Pages : 305
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 886
  • Pdf File: the-money-plot.pdf

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Half fable, half manifesto, this brilliant new take on the ancient concept of cash lays bare its unparalleled capacity to empower and enthrall us. Frederick Kaufman tackles the complex history of money, beginning with the earliest myths and wrapping up with Wall Street’s byzantine present-day doings. Along the way, he exposes a set of allegorical plots, stock characters, and stereotypical metaphors that have long been linked with money and commercial culture, from Melanesian trading rituals to the dogma of Medieval churchmen faced with global commerce, the rationales of Mercantilism and colonial expansion, and the U.S. dollar’s 1971 unpinning from gold. The Money Plot offers a tool to see through the haze of modern banking and finance, demonstrating that the standard reasons given for economic inequality—the Neoliberal gospel of market forces—are, like dollars, euros, and yuan, contingent upon structures people have designed. It shines a light on the one percent’s efforts to contain a money culture that benefits them within boundaries they themselves are increasingly setting. And Kaufman warns that if we cannot recognize what is going on, we run the risk of becoming pawns and shells ourselves, of becoming characters in someone else’s plot, of becoming other people’s money.

A Wrinkle in Time

By Madeleine L'Engle,General Press
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  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Book Code : 9389157722
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 604
  • Pdf File: a-wrinkle-in-time.pdf

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A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It was a dark and stormy night—Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

The Stand

By Stephen King
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 038552885X
  • Total of Pages : 1200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 298
  • Pdf File: the-stand.pdf

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The tie-in edition of the nine-part CBS All Access series starring Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard, and James Marsden. When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99 percent of humanity within a few weeks. The survivors who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge--Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious "Dark Man," who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between them--and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.

The War of the Worlds

By H. G. Wells
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  • Publisher : First Avenue Editions ™
  • Book Code : 1467776211
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 519
  • Pdf File: the-war-of-the-worlds.pdf

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When a meteorite lands in Surrey, the locals don't know what to make of it. But as Martians emerge and begin killing bystanders, it quickly becomes clear—England is under attack. Armed soldiers converge on the scene to ward off the invaders, but meanwhile, more Martian cylinders land on Earth, bringing reinforcements. As war breaks out across England, the locals must fight for their lives, but life on Earth will never be the same. This is an unabridged version of one of the first fictional accounts of extraterrestrial invasion. H. G. Wells's military science fiction novel was first published in book form in 1898, and is considered a classic of English literature.

The Plot Thickens

By Mary Elizabeth Leighton,Lisa Surridge
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  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Book Code : 0821446495
  • Total of Pages : 350
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 168
  • Pdf File: the-plot-thickens.pdf

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In the early 1800s, books were largely unillustrated. By the 1830s and 1840s, however, innovations in wood- and steel-engraving techniques changed how Victorian readers consumed and conceptualized fiction. A new type of novel was born, often published in serial form, one that melded text and image as partners in meaning-making. These illustrated serial novels offered Victorians a reading experience that was both verbal and visual, based on complex effects of flash-forward and flashback as the placement of illustrations revealed or recalled significant story elements. Victorians’ experience of what are now canonical novels thus differed markedly from that of modern readers, who are accustomed to reading single volumes with minimal illustration. Even if modern editions do reproduce illustrations, these do not appear as originally laid out. Modern readers therefore lose a crucial aspect of how Victorians understood plot—as a story delivered in both words and images, over time, and with illustrations playing a key role. In The Plot Thickens, Mary Elizabeth Leighton and Lisa Surridge uncover this overlooked narrative role of illustrations within Victorian serial fiction. They reveal the intricacy and richness of the form and push us to reconsider our notions of illustration, visual culture, narration, and reading practices in nineteenth-century Britain.

Carrie

By Stephen King
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0385528833
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 538
  • Pdf File: carrie.pdf

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Stephen King's legendary debut, the bestselling smash hit that put him on the map as one of America's favorite writers "Gory and horrifying. . . . You can't put it down." —Chicago Tribune Unpopular at school and subjected to her mother's religious fanaticism at home, Carrie White does not have it easy. But while she may be picked on by her classmates, she has a gift she's kept secret since she was a little girl: she can move things with her mind. Doors lock. Candles fall. Her ability has been both a power and a problem. And when she finds herself the recipient of a sudden act of kindness, Carrie feels like she's finally been given a chance to be normal. She hopes that the nightmare of her classmates' vicious taunts is over . . . but an unexpected and cruel prank turns her gift into a weapon of horror so destructive that the town may never recover.

The PLOT

By Horatio M Bennett
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  • Publisher : Horatio M Bennett
  • Book Code : 0977602249
  • Total of Pages : 170
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Members : 149
  • Pdf File: the-plot.pdf

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SOME THINGS ARE BEST LEFT BURIED! Why would anyone opposes the building of a local sports complex destined for use by local inner-city kids? It’s less than a 3-acre plot of land located in the dinkiest part of town. Previously used as a military detention center, the land was ignored for over 10 years before a local community organization decided to make use of it by proposing the building of the sports complex... Powerful city officials came out to post their protests, and other dignitaries, including the mayor spoke against the Project. Members of the area’s military command allegedly sent its people to ensure the excavation of the Plot does not take place... Then people began turning up dead... The two young journalists who first reported the abnormalities surrounding the building of the much-needed sports venue are being attacked, chased, fire bombed, and stalked... Local construction workers, including an archaeologist and two engineers were first offered bribes, threatened, then mysteriously disappeared... The PLOT is a story specifically written for movie by Horatio M Bennett, Jamaican-born author. Bennett’s earlier book, “A Second Chance, Unleashing the Power of Good...” is being touted also for a movie project... The twists and turns in this story will have you captivated; guessing, enthralled and enveloped in suspense and anxiety... That is The PLOT!

The Plot- Marathi Story

By Pankaj Valvi
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  • Publisher : Pankaj Valvi
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
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  • Members : 312
  • Pdf File: the-plot-marathi-story.pdf

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Marathi Action Thriller Story To take the revenge of his family Detective Mane (D. Mane) wants to catch a mafia don KK through his wife Riya, but the don KK is already plotting a conspiracy against him... Will the D. Mane get his revenge? Will be the don KK successful in his conspiracy? ...Please rate and write your review...

The Plot Machine

By Kai Mikkonen
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Book Code : 9789042015968
  • Total of Pages : 267
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 848
  • Pdf File: the-plot-machine.pdf

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This book presents a new and exciting theory of the modern French novel by developing the notion of the narrative as a "textual machine". Many turn-of-the-century French novels thematically identified their means of narration through the various machines that they depicted. The narrative devices that were particularly important in this self-reflection included: the temporal order of the plot, the question of a narrative's beginning and end, the hierarchy of narrative voices, and the techniques of the point of view. The question of mechanization became central on all these fronts. Has the novel become automated or machine-like? At the same time, the machine metaphors in the novels of Alfred Jarry, Emile Zola, Jules Verne, Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Raymond Roussel combined the question of the narrative form with new ways to think about man's relationship with technology and the cultural environment. The early modernist texts drew upon contradictory notions of technological promise and threat while they also depicted new forms of identity and behavior, related to or modeled after machines. These texts highlighted cultural assumptions concerning technological innovations and critiqued, mainly through parody and through various figures of man-machine fusion, the positivistic belief in progress. Such writers looked for evidence of advanced forms of consciousness arising out of encounters with new technology such as: telephones, trains, bicycles, telegraphy, phonographs and electricity. This volume will be of interest to anyone working in the field of modern French literary and cultural history. It will especially appeal to anyone intrigued with the origins of the modernist novel, the history of narrative forms, and the question of how the experience of new technology may be portrayed in literary texts.

The Plot Against Hip Hop

By Nelson George
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  • Publisher : Akashic Books
  • Book Code : 1617750824
  • Total of Pages : 178
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 280
  • Pdf File: the-plot-against-hip-hop.pdf

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A “wickedly entertaining” crime thriller from a renowned chronicler of the world of rap music (Kirkus Reviews). Finalist for the NAACP Image Award in Literature The stabbing murder of esteemed music critic Dwayne Robinson in a Soho office building has been dismissed by the NYPD as a gang initiation. But his old friend, bodyguard and security expert D Hunter, suspects there are larger forces at work. D Hunter’s investigation into his mentor’s murder leads into a parallel history of hip hop, a place where renegade government agents, behind-the-scenes power brokers, and paranoid journalists know a truth that only a few hardcore fans suspect. This rewrite of hip hop history mixes real-life figures with characters pulled from the culture’s hidden world, including Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Russell Simmons. “This hard-boiled tale is jazzed up with authentic street slang and name-dropping (Biggie, Mary J. Blige, Lil Wayne, and Chuck D) . . . George’s tightly packaged mystery pivots on a believable conspiracy . . . and his street cred shines in his descriptions of Harlem and Brownsville’s mean streets.” —Library Journal “George is a well-known, respected hip-hop chronicler . . . Now he adds crime fiction to his resume with a carefully plotted crime novel peopled by believable characters and real-life hip-hop personalities.” —Booklist “Reads almost like Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice, but in the world of rap music . . . If you love crime fiction and you love hip hop, this book is a must read.” —BookRiot “Part procedural murder mystery, part conspiracy-theory manifesto . . . .The writing is as New York as ‘Empire State of Mind,’ and D is a detective compelling enough to anchor a series.” —Time Out New York

Down & Dirty

By Jake Tapper
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 9780759523180
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 758
  • Pdf File: down-dirty.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Acclaimed journalist, Jake Tapper explains what actually happened, who got away with what and how both sides, Democrats and Republicans, plotted to steal the presidency in 2000.