Download E-books The Far Side of the World (Vol. Book 10) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels) PDF

By Patrick O'Brian

The proposal for the most important new movie starring Russell Crowe.

The conflict of 1812 keeps, and Jack Aubrey units direction for Cape Horn on a undertaking after his personal center: intercepting a robust American frigate outward sure to play havoc with the British whaling alternate. Stephen Maturin has fish of his personal to fry on the planet of mystery intelligence. catastrophe in quite a few guises awaits them within the nice South Sea and within the a ways reaches of the Pacific: typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, homicide, and felony madness.

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Download E-books 1948: A Novel PDF

By Yoram Kaniuk

Sixty years after battling in Israel's warfare of Independence, Yoram Kaniuk attempts to recollect what precisely did--and did not--happen in his time as a teenage soldier within the Palmach. the result's a touchingly poignant and hauntingly appealing memoir that the writer himself considers a piece of fiction, for what's reminiscence yet one's personal tale in regards to the past?

Eschewing self-righteousness in prefer of self-criticism, Kaniuk's ebook, winner of the 2010 Sapir Prize for Literature, is the story of a more youthful guy instructed by way of his older, wiser self--the self who realizes that wars are unnecessary, and that he and his acquaintances, younger males from solid houses forming an offbeat band of brothers, have been mindless to determine glory within the prospect of death younger. however it is additionally a painful, stunning, and tragically suitable homage to the significance of bearing witness to the follies of the prior, even--or especially--when they're one's own.

Translated from the Hebrew by means of Anthony Berris.

Yoram Kaniuk, certainly one of Israel's prime writers, used to be born in Tel Aviv in 1930. After being wounded in Israel's 1948 battle of Independence, he moved to manhattan for 10 years. A novelist, painter, and journalist, Kaniuk has released novels, memoirs, brief tales, nonfiction, and books for kids and teens. Named an Officer in France's Order of Arts and Letters in 2012, Kaniuk can also be the recipient of the Méditerranée Étranger (2000), the Newman Prize (2006), the Kugel Prize for Lifetime fulfillment (2008), the France-Israel beginning Award (2010), and the Sapir Prize (2010). In 2011, he acquired an Honorary Doctorate from Tel Aviv collage. Kaniuk's books were released in 20 languages.

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Download E-books The Liar PDF

By Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry's breathtakingly outrageous debut novel is through turns eccentric, stunning, brilliantly comedian and achingly romantic.

Adrian Healey likes to lie. He does all of it the time. each minute, each second. And worse, he does it splendidly, imaginatively, brilliantly. He lies to greenback the method, to specific his contempt for conference, yet typically simply because he simply simple loves to. It’s enjoyable; it’s excessive camp. He invents a misplaced pornographic novel by way of Charles Dickens, and for himself a occupation as a Piccadilly hire boy hireable by way of the hour. yet Adrian’s lies ultimately deliver realworld chance, as he reveals himself stuck up within the machinations of a shadowy community that places his personal lifestyles in danger. a blinding, outrageous first novel that has extremely joyful liars in every single place.

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Download E-books Wonder Boys: A Novel PDF

By Michael Chabon

A latest vintage, now in a welcome new version, Wonder Boys firmly confirmed Michael Chabon as a strength to be reckoned with in American fiction. right away a deft parody of the yank popularity manufacturing unit and a piercing portrait of old and young wish, this novel introduces unforgettable characters: Grady Tripp, a former publishing prodigy now misplaced in a fog of pot and keenness and stalled in the course of his never-ending moment publication, and Grady’s scholar, James Leer, a budding author keen about Hollywood self-destruction and suffering from his personal looking out center. All those that love Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union and his Pulitzer Prize-winning The extraordinary Adventures of Kavalier and Clay will locate an identical based mind's eye, daring humor, and indisputable heat at paintings in Wonder Boys.

“[A] clever, wildly shaggy dog story . . . Chabon is a flat-out fantastic author– evocative and artistic, pointed and poignant.”
–Chicago Tribune

“Whether making us snicker or making us think the breathtaking impermanence of items, Michael Chabon retains us wakeful and reading.”
–All issues Considered

“Beguiling and wickedly clever . . . there's satisfactory satirical farce in Chabon’s novel yet basically it really is anything rarer: satirical comedy.”
–Los Angeles occasions publication Review

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Download E-books What You See in the Dark PDF

The long-awaited first novel via the award-winning writer of 2 outstanding tale collections explores the sinister part of wish in Bakersfield, California, circa 1959, while a recognized director arrives to scout destinations for a movie approximately insanity and homicide at a roadside hotel. Unfolding in a lot a similar method that Hitchcock made Psycho—frame via body, in pans, zooms, and close-ups—Mun~oz’s new version of a vanished period takes the reader into areas no digital camera can pass, venturing into the characters’ deepest strategies, petty jealousies, and unrealized goals. the result's a piece of lovely originality.

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Download E-books Imperial Black (Nikolai Dante, Book 2) PDF

By David Bishop

Swashbuckling, consuming, womanising...It's a difficult existence being an outlaw within the future...

In this riotous story of the close to destiny, Nikolai Dante is stuck by means of the Parliament of Shadows: a cabal making plans to overthrow the Tsar. he's given a stark selection – do the cabal's paintings or face execution. judgements, decisions...

The Russian rogue is teamed with attractive murderer, Mai Tsai, and despatched to the Himalayas the place a misplaced mountain citadel hides a mystery weapon. yet no one has ever came across the Forbidden fortress and lower back alive. in the meantime, the Tsar's infamous Imperial Black regiment – popular for his or her cruelty and brutality – additionally searches for the castle. This lethal military is led through Ivanov the bad, a ruthless sadist who has an previous ranking to settle with Dante.

The snow runs crimson with blood as Nikolai fights for his existence at the roof of the area!

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Download E-books Le système Victoria PDF

By Eric Reinhardt

Si David Kolski, architecte reconverti en directeur de travaux, avait renoncé à adresser l. a. parole à cette inconnue croisée dans une galerie marchande, s’il lui avait dit : « Excusez-moi, je suis désolé, je vous ai pris pour quelqu’un d’autre », s’il avait su qu’en abordant une femme de cette stature il entraînerait son life dans une course very unlikely, Victoria de iciness n’aurait pas trouvé los angeles mort onze mois jour pour jour après leur rencontre. 

Aujourd’hui, elle serait encore vivante, David ne vivrait pas retiré dans un hôtel de l. a. Creuse, séparé de sa femme et de ses filles. Il n’aurait pas été détruit par le rôle qu’il a joué dans ce drame ni par les deux jours de garde à vue qui en ont découlé. Seulement, le visage de Victoria s’est tourné vers le sien et David a aussitôt basculé dans sa vie

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Download E-books The Travels of Daniel Ascher PDF

A sensation in France, this can be a tale approximately literary deceptions, relations secrets and techniques, and a exciting quest for the truth

Who is the true writer of The Black Insignia? Is it H. R. Sanders, whose identify is outlined at the disguise of each installment of the wildly winning younger grownup experience sequence? Or is it Daniel Roche, the enigmatic international visitor who disappears for months at a time? while Daniel’s great-niece, Hélène, strikes to Paris to check archeology, she doesn't count on to be looking for solutions to those questions. As rumors stream, even though, that the twenty-fourth quantity of The Black Insignia sequence would be the final, Hélène and her pal Guillaume, a loyal fan of her great-uncle’s books, got down to notice extra concerning the guy whose lifestyles eludes her. In so doing, she uncovers an explosive mystery courting again to the darkest days of the Occupation.

In recounting the instant while one background all started and one other ended, The Travels of Daniel Ascher explores the real nature of fiction: is it a shelter, a lie, or a stand-in for mourning?

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Download E-books The Memory of Earth (Homecoming) PDF

By Orson Scott Card

High above the planet concord, the Oversoul watches. Its activity, programmed such a lot of millennia in the past, is to protect the human cost in this planet--to guard this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats. to guard them, so much of all, from themselves.

The Oversoul has performed its task good. there isn't any battle on concord. There aren't any guns of mass destruction. there isn't any know-how that can bring about guns of battle. by way of regulate of the information banks, and sophisticated interference within the very concepts of the folk, the substitute intelligence has fulfilled its mission.

But now there's a challenge. In orbit, the Oversoul realizes that it has misplaced entry to a couple of its reminiscence banks, and a few of its energy platforms are failing. And on the earth, males are starting to take into consideration energy, wealth, and conquest.

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