The Acid House

By Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh's scintillating, nerve-racking, and altogether outrageous number of stories—the foundation for the 1998 cult motion picture directed by way of Paul McGuigan.

he's known as "the Scottish Celine of the Nineties" (Guardian) and "a mad, postmodern Roald Dahl" (Weekend Scotsman). utilizing a variety of methods from sour realism to demented fable, Irvine Welsh is ready to evoke the fundamental humanity, good hidden because it is, of his regularly wicked, lazy, manipulative, and cruel characters. He specializes relatively in cosmic reversals—God flip a hapless footballer right into a fly; an acid head and a infant baby trade consciousnesses with sardonically unforeseen results—always exhibiting a corrosive wit and a telling accuracy of language and element. Irvine Welsh is one hilariously harmful author who constantly creates a sensation.

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The Forest: A Novel

By Edward Rutherfurd

Book Details:

ISBN: 0345441788
EAN: 9780345441782
ASIN: 0345441788
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: 2001-07-03
Number of Pages: 784
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

Synopsis from Amazon:

–The Boston Globe

"Engaging . . . A sprawling tome that mixes truth with fiction and covers 900 years within the historical past of recent woodland, a 100,000-acre wooded area in southern England . . . Rutherfurd sketches the histories of six fictional households, starting from aristocrats to peasants, who've lived within the woodland for generations. . . . however the actual good fortune is in how Rutherfurd paints his photograph of the wooded enclave with pictures of treachery and violence, in addition to magic and beauty."
–The ny Post

–St. Louis Post-Dispatch

–San Jose Mercury News

GoodReads writer Information:

Author Name: Edward Rutherfurd

Author Description: Francis Edward Wintle, top recognized less than his pen identify Edward Rutherfurd, used to be born within the cathedral urban of Salisbury. informed in the neighborhood, and on the universities of Cambridge, and Stanford, California, he labored in political study, bookselling and publishing. After quite a few makes an attempt to jot down books and performs, he eventually deserted his profession within the e-book alternate in 1983, and again to his formative years domestic to write down SARUM, a ancient novel with a ten-thousand yr tale, set within the quarter round the historical monument of Stonehenge, and Salisbury. 4 years later, whilst the ebook used to be released, it turned an fast overseas bestseller, ultimate 23 weeks at the manhattan instances Bestseller record. due to the fact then he has written 5 extra bestsellers: RUSSKA, a unique of Russia; LONDON; THE wooded area, set in England's New wooded area which lies nearby Sarum, and novels which disguise the tale of eire from the time earlier than Saint Patrick to the 20 th century. His books were translated into twenty languages.

Edward has lived in London, big apple, New Hampshire and eire. He presently divides his time among New England and Europe. He has children.

Edward Rutherfurd is a existence Member of the chums of Salisbury Cathedral, the Salisbury Civic Society, and the buddies of Chawton apartment, that's situated in Jane Austen's village and devoted to the examine of girls writers. he's additionally a consumer of the nationwide Theatre of eire (the Abbey Theatre) in Dublin.

In 2005, the town of Salisbury honored his providers to the town via naming one of many streets prime off its medieval marketplace position 'Rutherfurd Walk'.

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Nightwoods: A Novel

By Charles Frazier

Charles Frazier, the acclaimed writer of Cold Mountain and 13 Moons, returns with a stunning novel set in small-town North Carolina within the early Sixties. along with his exceptional portrait of Luce, a tender lady who inherits her murdered sister’s bothered twins, Frazier has created his such a lot memorable heroine. ahead of the kids, Luce was once content material with the reimbursements of the wealthy Appalachian panorama, selecting to stay except the small group round her. however the coming of the youngsters alterations every thing, cracking open her solitary existence in tricky, hopeful, risky methods. In a lean, tight narrative, Nightwoods resonates with the timelessness of an excellent paintings of art.
“Impossible to shake.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Fantastic.”—The Washington Post
“Astute and compassionate.”—The Boston Globe

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So You Think You Know Jane Austen?: A Literary Quizbook (Oxford World's Classics)

By John Sutherland, Deirdre Le Faye

How good do you really be aware of your favourite writer? during this new ebook, ace literary detective grew to become quizmaster John Sutherland and Austen buff Deirdre Le Faye problem you in finding out. beginning with effortless, real questions that try out how good you be mindful a singular and its characters, the quiz progresses to a degree of higher trouble, not easy shut examining and interpretative deduction. What rather motivates the characters, and what's occurring underneath the skin of the tale? Designed to amuse and divert, the questions and solutions take the reader on an resourceful trip into the realm of Jane Austen, the place speculation and hypothesis produce interesting and unforeseen insights. The questions are creative and enjoyable, and the solutions (located at the back of the book), in Sutherland's inimitable kind, are attention-grabbing. finishing the e-book promises a highly more desirable wisdom and appreciation of Austen. even if you're a professional or fanatic, So you're thinking that you recognize Jane Austen? promises you are going to recognize her far better after interpreting it.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from around the world. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of alternative important good points, together with professional introductions by means of best experts, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra examine, and masses more.

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n+1, Issue 1: Negation (Summer 2004)

From Wiki:

n+1 is a brand new York–based American literary journal that publishes social feedback, political statement, essays, artwork, poetry, ebook reports, and brief fiction. it's released 3 times every year, and content material is released on its web site a number of instances each one week. each one print factor averages round 2 hundred pages in length.


This add is a part of an ongoing undertaking. I'm engaged on making .pdfs of each factor that's been published. the web site doesn't have the articles to be had as .pdfs, so I'm making those from scratch.


Read this journal if you happen to like: leftist politics and something literary.


Issue One - Negation, summer season 2004: 148 pgs

“It is time to claim what you mean.” Raids at the cultural norm. opposed to workout. Fiction by way of Sam Lipsyte and Benjamin Kunkel. Keith Gessen at the schooling of Gary Baum.


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The Prisoner of Hell Gate: A Novel

By Dana I. Wolff


In the Hell Gate part of New York’s East River lie the unhappy islands the place, for hundreds of years, humans locked away what they such a lot feared: the contagious, the disfigured, the addicted, the criminally insane.

Here an infection slowly ate up the afflicted. right here a determined send captain ran his doomed steamship aground and watched flames consume 1,500 souls. right here George A. Soper imprisoned the notorious Typhoid Mary after she unfold ailment and dying in Manhattan’s such a lot privileged quarters.

George’s great-granddaughter, Karalee, and her fellow graduate scholars in public healthiness recognize that tale. yet as they poke out and in of the macabre health facility rooms of deserted North Brother Island―bantering, capturing, recalling history―they are lacking anything: Hidden evil watches over them―and plots opposed to them.

When demise visits Hell Gate, it involves stay.

As darkness falls, the scholars locate themselves marooned―their informal trespass having unleashed a series of terrible occasions past anyone’s imagination.

Disease lurks one of the eerie ruins the place Typhoid Mary as soon as lived and breathed. starving flies swarm puddles of blood. Rot and rot hang to human pores and skin. And spiteful ghosts hang-out the residing and undead.

Soon 5 scholars of historical past will study greater than they ever desired to learn about New York’s foul underbelly: the which means of spine-tingling cries down the hall, of mysterious fires, of disfiguring homicide, and of an avenging presence so sinister they’d really probability their lives than face the phobia of 1 extra night.

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Where the Heart Is

By Billie Letts

Discuss unfortunate sevens. An hour in the past, seventeen-year-old, seven months pregnant Novalee kingdom was once heading for California together with her boyfriend. Now she unearths herself stranded at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma, with simply $7.77 in swap. yet Novalee is ready to find hidden treasures during this small Southwest town--a staff of down-to-earth, deeply being concerned humans prepared to assist a homeless, jobless woman residing secretly in a Wal-Mart. From Bible-thumping blue-haired Sister Thelma Husband to eccentric librarian Forney Hull who loves Novalee greater than she loves herself, they're approximately to take her--and you, too--on a relocating, humorous, and unforgettable trip to . . . the place the guts Is.

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Strong Motion: A Novel

By Jonathan Franzen

Louis Holland arrives in Boston in a spring of ecological upheaval (a rash of earthquakes at the North Shore) and abnormal success: the 1st one kills his grandmother. Louis attempts to keep up his independence, yet falls in love with a Harvard seismologist whose discoveries concerning the earthquakes' reason complicate everything.

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By Amin Maalouf

Il était une fois deux frères, Gebrayel et Botros, nés dans ce Liban de los angeles fin du XIXe siècle encore partie intégrante de l'Empire ottoman. Le prime rêve de conquérir le monde et quitte l'Orient natal pour faire souche à Cuba. Le moment, homme de pensée et de livres, reste au can pay. Ainsi begin los angeles saga des Maalouf, sédentaires ou nomades, emportés par l'histoire dans une diaspora familiale, et que relient, du Brésil à l'Australie et des Etats-Unis à los angeles France, le bruissement d'un nom et los angeles moral sense d'une origine commune. C'est à cette " tribu ", dont il reconstitue l'histoire avec l. a. rigueur d'un archiviste et l'empathie d'un romancier, que l'auteur du Rocher de Tanios (prix Goncourt 1993) rend un magnifique hommage d'amour et de fidélité. Pour l'écrivain, lui-même en exil, n'est-elle pas sa seule patrie ?

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