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Under The Mistletoe With John Doe Judy Duarte


When the unconscious, well-dressed stranger was brought into the Brighton Valley E.R., Betsy Nielson couldn't help but notice how irresistibly attractive he was. He might not remember who he was, but the mysterious John Doe was already turning the dedicated Texas doctor's head. Now something was telling her to trust in him even if it meant risking her heart again… The last thing he remembered was being struck from behind and going down for the count. Now he was lying in a hospital bed with a red-haired angel tending to him. Though John might have lost his memory, he knew he wanted Betsy in his life – permanently. But how could he offer her a future until he'd figured out his past?






Juego De Espejos Daniel Silva


Novella d’espionatge amb dues virtuts importants: no és de John Le Carré (algun dia escriuré la ressenya dels llibres que he llegit d’ell, però aviso que no sortirà massa ben parat) i que està ambientada en uns fets reals: la Segona Guerra Mundial i la necessitat dels aliats d’evitar que, de la manera que sigui, el punt del desembarcament a les costes franceses sigui conegut pels alemanys o, millor encara, aquests creguin que serà per un lloc diferent del planificat. El protagonista és el director del contra-espionatge anglès (si no ho recordo malament), un acadèmic convertit a espia si us plau per força com suggereix el títol original. Al bàndol contrari hi ha una xarxa clandestina d’espies alemanys infiltrats a Anglaterra. L’autor juga amb ambigüetats calculades per tal d’induir el lector a sospitar que diferents pesonatges són traïdors i revelaran el secret del lloc real del desembarcament. És una novella d’acció continuada, que fa pensar fins i tot en…


A Stranger in a Strange Land Robert Heinlein


Reviews If any work of fiction will earn Robert Heinlein a permanent place on the collective bookshelf, it is going to be Stranger in a Strange Land, for the impact it has made on American society. If a person has not managed to read Strangerby now, then he has at least absorbed a bit of it osmotically, for it flows throughout our cultural consciousness. Perhaps least of all, it anticipated Nancy Reagan's reliance on astrology and spawned the water bed and the neologism "grok," (Heinlein's Martian verb for a thorough understanding), though "grok" would never have taken hold, had the young rebels of the 1960s not discovered Stranger as their counterculture bible. Some went even further and formed "nests" and churches based on what they found in Stranger; perhaps the most famous instance of that is the Church of All Worlds, a pagan group who lifted its name and logo intact from the book. Stranger has also begun to be included in many canonical college reading lists, and Billy Joel saw fit…


Abarat Clive Barker


It begins in the most boring place in the world: Chickentown, U.S.A. There lives Candy Quackenbush, her heart bursting for some clue as to what her future might hold. When the answer comes, it's not one she expects. Out of nowhere comes a wave, and Candy, led by a man called John Mischief (whose brothers live on the horns on his head), leaps into the surging waters and is carried away. Where? To the ABARAT: a vast archipelago where every island is a different hour of the day, from The Great Head that sits in the mysterious twilight waters of Eight in the Evening, to the sunlit wonders of Three in the Afternoon, where dragons roam, to the dark terrors of Gorgossium, the island of Midnight, ruled over by the Prince of Midnight himself, Christopher Carrion. Candy has a place in this extraordinary world: she is here to help save the Abarat from the dark forces that are stirring at its heart. Forces older than Time itself, and more evil than anything Candy has ever encountered.


The Captain Is Out to Lunch Charles Bukowski


"I am not in a contest. I never wanted fame or money. I wanted to get the word down the way I wanted it, that's all. And I had to get the words down or be overcome by something worse than death." So writes the late Charles Bukowski in his entry for 6/23/92 (12:34 AM). The Captain Is Out To Lunch And The Sailors Have Taken Over The Ship, a delightful, posthumous gathering of excerpts from Bukowski notebooks, is loaded with such direct ruminations about writing, death, money, humanity, and how the author located meaning and value in his daily life and work. Richly illustrated with gritty drawings by Robert Crumb, Bukowski's legions of readers will want to add this prose volume to their collections. Autograph seekers, race track habitués and the dull thud of the nags ("I go to the track almost reluctantly. I am too idiotic to figure out any other place to go...I guess getting my ass out of here forces me to look at Humanity and when you look at Humanity you've GOT to react." p.66), Hollywood…


Automated Alice Jeff Noon


Jeff Noon's previous novels, Vurt and Pollen, have attracted a cult following with their psychedelic science fiction creation of the realm of "Vurt"--a region defined by illusion, dream and drug-induced fantasy. Noon has now decided to link up with an imaginative precursor by introducing Lewis Carroll's Alice as the protagonist in a new adventure that draws on Carroll's through-the-looking-glass inversions of reality, and adds a Jeff Noon menace and edginess absent from Carroll's Wonderland. Alice finds herself in 1998 Manchester when she enters an old grandfather clock, and soon becomes the prime suspect in the puzzling "Jigsaw Murders." Noon emulates Carroll's crazy wordplay throughout, and even adds his own illustrations inspired by those of John Tenniel, the famous interpreter of Alice.


Labyrinth of reflections Sergei Lukyanenko


About the Author: Sergey Lukjanenko, 30, is one of the today's most popular Russian Sci-Fi writers. His first works were published in 1988. Currently his bibliography includes more than 40 titles of novels and short stories. The Author defines his genre as the «hard action science fiction», but all his works also have a very well defined philosophical aspect. The novel offered to your attention was written in 1997 and became the real 'cult book' of the Russian Internet. Sergey is married, he lives in Moscow. Email: sl@amc.ru Homepage: http://www.rusf.ru/lukian/ (In Russian) THE NOVEL «LABYRINTH OF REFLECTIONS» IS COPYRIGHTED BY SERGEY LUKJANENKO, ALL RIGHTS ARE RESERVED BY THE AUTHOR. ANY COMMERCIAL USE OF THE NOVEL'S TEXT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Copyright Sergey Lukjanenko "Labyrinth of reflections" Homepage: http://www.rusf.ru/lukian/ (In Russian) Copyright translation by Yuri Kalmykov aka Mohatu , 1998 http://www.lionking.org/~mohatu/translations.htm * Yuri Kalmykov. Translator's…


Steel Beach John Varley


John Varley's Steel Beach is a daring, well-conceived work of science fiction. Humanity has been ejected from Earth by enigmatic aliens trying to save cetaceans. Homo sapiens finds itself exiled to strongholds throughout the solar system, foremost of which is Luna. There, human beings live in great comfort with almost all of their needs met and very little to worry about. As a result, they are losing their minds. Through the unremarkable antagonist Hildy, Varley asks what happens to human beings who lack challenges and who lack any real direction. Comforts there are aplenty in Luna. Technology makes sex changes routine and has all but defeated death itself. So now what? Humanity has slumped into a self-absorbed torpor that would be bad enough if the unimaginably complex supercomputer that controls every aspect of Lunar life weren't on the edge of a catastrophic breakdown. Hildy gains an increasing awareness of this problem as the narrative progresses; and he (later she) manages to struggle…


Sami Swoi Andrzej Mularczyk


"Sami swoi" to opowieść o zwaśnionych rodach Pawlaków i Kargulów. Przed wojną kargulowa krowa weszła na łąkę Pawlaków, co spowodowało, że spłonęły dwie stodoły, polała się krew i Jaśko Pawlak, uciekając przed karą za pocięcie kosą Kargula musiał wyemigrować do Ameryki. Jednak spór dwóch rodzin trwa dalej. Film "Sami Swoi" cieszy się popularnością aż po dziś dzień. Został on oparty na książce pod takim samym tytułem. Książka ta została napisana przez Andrzeja Mularczyka, który również napisał scenariusz do filmu "Sami Swoi". Początek filmu Sami Swoi jest nieco mało sielankowy… Przed wojną kargulowa krowa weszła na łąkę Pawlaków, Władyk Kargul zaorał miedze na trzy palce i w końcu polała się krew. Jaśko Pawlak, uciekając przed karą za pocięcie kosą Kargula, musiał wyemigrować do Ameryki. Tenże Jaśko, teraz John, przyjeżdża po wojnie do Polski i zastaje sytuację niezwykłą – obie rodziny żyją w zgodzie i harmonii.…


First Blood David Morrell


From New York Times bestselling author David Morrell comes the novel upon which the box office superhit Rambo was based. First came the man: a young wanderer in a fatigue coat and long hair. Then came the legend, as John Rambo sprang up from the pages of First Blood to take his place in the American cultural landscape. This remarkable novel pits a young Vietnam veteran against a small town cop who doesn’t know whom he’s dealing with -- or how far Rambo will take him into a life-and-death struggle through the woods, hills, and caves of rural Kentucky. Millions saw the Rambo movies, but those who haven’t read the book that started it all are in for a surprise — a critically acclaimed story of character, action, and compassion.


A time to kill John Grisham


This addictive tale of a young lawyer defending a black Vietnam war hero who kills the white druggies who raped his child in tiny Clanton, Mississippi, is John Grisham's first novel, and his favorite of his first six. He polished it for three years and every detail shines like pebbles at the bottom of a swift, sunlit stream. Grisham is a born legal storyteller and his dialogue is pitch perfect.


Closing Time Joseph Heller


In Joseph Heller's two best novels, Catch 22 and Something Happened, the narrative circles obsessively around a repressed memory that it is the stories' business finally to confront. We feel the tremors of its eventual eruption in each book even as the narrator frantically distracts us with slapstick improvisation. In his newest novel, Closing Time, Heller brings back the (anti-) hero of Catch 22, John Yossarian, and once again something horrific is building beneath his life and those of his generation and their century as they all draw to a close. But this time it is not a brute fact lodged in memory, the something that draws its power simply from having happened. It is instead something that is going to happen-we're going to die-and it draws its power from-well-how we feel about that. The problem is that we may not all feel the same way about our approaching death, as we cannot fail to do about Howie Snowden bleeding to death on the floor of the bomber in Catch 22. We cannot really imagine…


El cromosoma Calcuta Amitav Ghosh


En la ciudad de Nueva York, en un futuro próximo, Antar, un egipico que trabaja como ingeniero informático, recupera por casualidad la ficha de Murugan, un viejo colega que se marchó a Calcuta, donde se le perdió la pista. Murugan seguía el rastro del científico, escritor y premio Nobel del siglo xix Ronald Ross, que llevó a cabo importantes investigaciones sobre la malaria en la India. Pero el trabajo de Ross no se limitaba a esta enfermedad, ya que alguien lo manipulaba desde la sombra para que profundizase en la relación entre la malaria inducida y la curación de la sífilis y con algo cuyo alcance él jamás llegará a comprender: el denominado cromosoma Calcuta, a partir del cual… tal vez se pueda conseguir la inmortalidad. Amitav Ghosh nos introduce en una India misteriosa, poblada por turbios personajes y enigmáticas presencias fantasmales, un universo en el que conviven y se confrontan culturas diferentes, distintas maneras de concebir el mundo. Alternando dos tiempos…


The Secret Servant Gavin Lyall


Former SAS Major Harry Maxim is assigned to Number 10 Downing Street as a special assistant to George Harbiner, private secretary to the Prime Minister, following the suicide of his predecessor with the British Secret Service. Maxim is assigned to protect Professor John White Tyler, Britain's premier military strategist on nuclear weapons policy and famed war hero (as well as an insatiable lecher). Tyler ’s many enemies, including local pacifists, leftists, and radical students, as well as the KGB will do anything, perhaps even murder to keep Tyler from addressing a NATO summit in Luxembourg. However, are various events surrounding Tyler related? Such as a hand grenade thrown through the door to the Prime Minister's residence, or the death of a Czech defector? Assisted by MI-5 liaison officer Alice Algar, Maxim must uncover a horrific secret from Tyler 's wartime past in order to prevent a massive foreign relations disaster, as well as keeping Tyler alive.


Loving Henry Green


Green remains a dim figure for many Americans. He stopped writing in 1952, at age 47, with just nine novels and a memoir behind him. In the last years of his life-he died in 1973-he became a kind of British Thomas Pynchon, agreeing to be photographed only from behind. But those who knew him often revered him. W. H. Auden called him the finest living English novelist. His real name was Henry Vincent Yorke. The son of a wealthy Birmingham industrialist, he was educated at Eton and Oxford but never completed his degree. He became managing director of the family factory, which made beer-bottling machines. But first he spent a year on the factory floor with the ordinary workers, and his fiction is forever marked by an understanding of the English at all levels of society, something rare in class-bound British literature. Loving is a classic upstairs-downstairs story, with the emphasis on downstairs. You see the life of a great Irish country house during World War II through the eyes of its…


Super-Cannes J.G. Ballard


Super-Cannes – a Sunday Times bestseller in hardback – was the winner of the 2001 Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Eurasian region. 'Sublime: an elegant, elaborate trap of a novel, which reads as a companion piece to Cocaine Nights but takes ideas from that novel and runs further. The first essential novel of the 21st century.' – Nicholas Royle, Independent 'Possibly his greatest book. Super-Cannes is both a novel of ideas and a compelling thriller that will keep you turning the pages to the shocking denouement. Only Ballard could have produced it.' – Simon Hinde, Sunday Express 'In this tautly paced thriller he brilliantly details how man's darker side derails a vast experiment in living, and shows the dangers of a near-future in which going mad is the only way of staying sane.' – Charlotte Mosley, Daily Mail 'Vintage Ballard, a gripping blend of stylised thriller and fantastic imaginings.' – Alex Clark, Guardian 'Ballard at his best. Truly superb: the best book he has…


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