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The Reapers John Connolly

A brilliantly chilling novel by New York Times bestselling author John Connolly about a chain of killings, linked obscurely by great distances and the passage of years, and the settling of their blood-debts – past, present, and future. As a small boy, Louis witnesses an unspeakable crime that takes the life of a member of his small, southern community. He grows up and moves on, but he is forever changed by the cruel and brutal nature of the act. It lights a fire deep within him that burns white and cold, a quiet flame just waiting to ignite. Now, years later, the sins of his life are reaching into his present, bringing with them the buried secrets and half-forgotten acts of his past. Someone is hunting him, targeting his home, his businesses, and his partner, Angel. The instrument of revenge is Bliss, a killer of killers, the most feared of assassins. Bliss is a Reaper, a lethal tool to be applied toward the ultimate end, but he is also a man with a personal vendetta. Hardened by their…

The Master Colm Tóibín

It's a bold writer indeed who dares to put himself inside the mind of novelist Henry James, but that is what Tóibín, highly talented Irish author of The Heather Blazing and The Blackwater Lightship, has ventured here, with a remarkable degree of success. The book is a fictionalized study, based on many biographical materials and family accounts, of the novelist's interior life from the moment in London in 1895 when James's hope to succeed in the theater rather than on the printed page was eclipsed by the towering success of his younger contemporary Oscar Wilde. Thereafter the book ranges seamlessly back and forth over James's life, from his memories of his prominent Brahmin family in the States-including the suicide of his father and the tragic early death of his troubled sister Alice-to his settling in England, in a cherished house of his own choosing in Rye. Along the way it offers hints, no more, of James's troubled sexual identity, including his fascination with a young English manservant,…

One-Click Buy: September Harlequin Blaze Jo Leigh

Scorching passion and sizzling heroes make for red-hot reading from Harlequin Blaze! Load up on six spicy stories in one bundle: Kidnapped! by Jo Leigh, My Secret Life by Lori Wilde, Overexposed by Leslie Kelly, Swept Away by Dawn Atkins, Shiver and Spice by Kelley St. John, and The Naked Truth by Shannon Hollis.

Moving Mars Greg Bear

A brilliant physicist and the daughter of one of Mars’ oldest colonizing families — both involved in the student uprising of 2171 — see the revolution take a dramatic, unexpected turn. Won Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1994. Nominated for Hugo, Locus, and John F. Campbell Memorial Awards in 1994.

The Whisperers John Connolly

''-Oh, little one,' he whispered, as he gently stroked her cheek, the first time he had touched her in fifteen years. '-What have they done to you? What have they done to us all?' ' In his latest dark and chilling Charlie Parker thriller, New York Times bestselling author John Connolly takes us to the border between Maine and Canada. It is there, in the vast and porous Great North Woods, that a dangerous smuggling operation is taking place, run by a group of disenchanted former soldiers, newly returned from Iraq. Illicit goods – drugs, cash, weapons, even people – are changing hands. And something else has changed hands. Something ancient and powerful and evil.The authorities suspect something is amiss, but what they can't know is that it is infinitely stranger and more terrifying than anyone can imagine. Anyone, that is, except private detective Charlie Parker, who has his own intimate knowledge of the darkness in men's hearts. As the smugglers begin to die one after another in apparent…

On Wings of Song Thomas Disch

In his seventh novel, Disch reaches a literary high point in the field of science fiction. At once hilarious and frightening, it follows Daniel Weinreb as he attempts to escape the repressive laws and atmosphere of the isolationist State of Iowa. A rich black comedy of bizarre sexual ambiguity and adventurism, a bitter satire that depicts a near-future America falling into worsening economic and social crisis. Won John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1980. Nominated for Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1979. Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1980.

The Year of the Quiet Sun Wilson Tucker

Brian Chaney, a scholar, has been chosen to travel in time. He leaves his safe home in 1978, going to a world devastated by radiation and almost no one left. Won retrospective John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1976. Nominated for Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1970. Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1971.

A Princess of Mars Edgar Burroughs

Forty-three million miles from the earth--a succession of the weirdest and most astounding adventures in fiction. John Carter, American, finds himself on the planet Mars, battling for a beautiful woman, with the Green Men of Mars, terrible creatures fifteen feet high, mounted on horses like dragons.

The Gods of Mars Edgar Burroughs

Beginning with John Carter's return to Barsoom (Mars) after a ten year hiatus — separated from his wife Dejah Thoris, his unborn child, and the Red Martian people of the nation of Helium, whom he has adopted as his own — John Carter materializes in the one place on Barsoom from which nobody is allowed to depart: the Valley Dor, the Barsoomian heaven.

Warlord of Mars Edgar Burroughs

Old acquaintances, made in the two other stories, reappear: Tars Tarkas, Tardos Mors and others. There is a happy ending to the story in the union of the Warlord, the title conferred upon John Carter, with Dejah Thoris.

Venere più X Theodore Sturgeon

Un mondo completamente diverso dal nostro; la civiltà dei ledom, enigmatiche creature ermafrodite, che hanno osato rivoluzionare sesso e religione per ottenere quello che l’homo sapiens non ha mai avuto. Charlie Johns, un uomo come tanti altri, uno di, noi, scaraventato d’improvviso in una situazione estranea, costretto ad osservare e giudicare questa civiltà alternativa. Da questi elementi Theodore Sturgeon, uno dei massimi autori americani di science-fiction, ha tratto una storia sublime e impegnativa; ha costruito un’opera che scava ’nelle nostre coscienze, indagando senza pietà sino al fondo della storia umana. Un romanzo che non è semplicemente un romanzo: una stupefacente lezione di libertà, un canto corale sul futuro del nostro pianeta. E i bambini diventano divinità, il tempo perde le dimensioni consuete, il cielo è una cupola d’energia. Attraverso una trama magicamente semplice, ricca di simbolismi e d’inventiva, Sturgeon tiene avvinto il lettore fino all’agghiacciante…

El Libro De Las Cosas Perdidas John Connolly

John Connolly, el aclamado autor irlandés de novela negra, sorprende agradablemente con la publicación de El libro de las cosas perdidas, una espeluznante y genial novela para el público juvenil y también adulto. En su dormitorio del desván, David, un niño de doce años, llora la muerte de su madre. Está enfadado y solo, con la única compañía de los libros de sus estantes. Pero los libros han empezado a susurrarle en la oscuridad, y, mientras se refugia en los mitos y los cuentos que su madre tanto amaba, descubre que el mundo real y el mundo imaginario han empezado a mezclarse. Mientras la guerra se extiende por Europa, David aterriza de golpe en una tierra que es producto de su imaginación, pero aterradoramente real… John Connolly nació en Dublín en 1968. Considerado como uno de los escritores de suspense más importantes de la actualidad, todas sus novelas se han convertido en best sellers según la lista de ventas del Sunday Times. Esta novela abre la colección avalado…

El Poder De Las Tinieblas John Connolly

Una fría noche de invierno, la paz de Maine se ve perturbada por dos hechos en principio inconexos: un sangriento tiroteo durante el cobro de un rescate y el suicidio de una anciana en pleno bosque. Contra todo pronóstico, todas las pistas apuntan a un mismo hombre. Y Charlie Parker, a quien ya conocimos en Todo lo que muere, deberá actuar con rapidez porque los acontecimientos se suceden a un ritmo vertiginoso, los cadáveres se multiplican y la violencia se extiende como un rastro de sangre por los bosques nevados de Maine. Con esta segunda novela, John Connolly se consagra como un maestro del género negro.

Los amantes John Connolly

Tusquets nos trae la nueva aventura de Charlie Parker, el detective imán para las desgracias, sobre todo las ajenas, que consigue, con cada libro, nuevos seguidores para su creador, el irlandés John Connolly. Ya hemos hablado en Lecturalia de los libros anteriores de Parker, así que queda claro que esperamos, sobre todo yo, como agua de mayo cada nueva historia. Connolly ha alcanzado un equilibrio magistral entre el terror y la novela negra, con unos personajes principales de primer orden y unos secundarios más que bien definidos. Si en la anterior entrega, Los hombres de la guadaña, todo el protagonismo era cedido a Louis y a Angel, tratando de cerrar historias anteriores al mismo tiempo que se convertía en el menos oscuro de sus libros, Connolly retoma con Los amantes la historia de Parker y su peculiar situación personal en la que, todo hay que decirlo, no está en su mejor momento, con la licencia de detective retirada, trabajando en un bar y alejado de lo que le queda de familia.…

The Lovers John Connolly

In John Connolly's thriller, Charlie Parker is haunted by a man and a woman who appear to have only one purpose: to end to Parker's existence.

Todo Lo Que Muere John Connolly

John Connolly posee todas las cualidades con las que cualquier editor sueña a la hora de dar a conocer a un autor: una primera novela que conmociona, una historia terrorífica muy bien tramada, personajes sólidos y complejos (que además aparecerán en otras entregas), una aguda visión de la sociedad y un gran talento y fuste literarios. Éste es, ni más ni menos, el caso de Todo lo que muere y del escritor irlandés Connolly. Que se preparen los adictos a la buena novela policíaca. Una noche, Charlie «Bird» Parker, inspector del Departamento de Policía de Nueva York, discute por enésima vez con su mujer y sale a tomar unas copas; cuando vuelve a casa, se encuentra a su mujer y a su hija de tres años salvajemente asesinadas. Entre los sospechosos figura el propio Parker, pero el crimen no podrá resolverse. Incapaz de superar los sentimientos de culpabilidad y expulsado del cuerpo de policía, Parker se convierte en un hombre atormentado, violento y deseoso de venganza. Cuando…

The Lucifer Code Charles Brokaw

Thomas Lourds ventures to Istanbul University in Turkey to examine artifacts never before seen by Western scholars. He's barely off the plane before he's kidnapped by ruthless people who leave a string of dead bodies in their wake. They want Lourds to translate coded writings that they hope will lead them to a lost scroll authored by John of Patmos – the same John who wrote the Book of Revelation in the Bible. The writings on the scroll might bring about the end of the world – or might stop it. They might even raise the Devil himself – but there are signs that the Devil has already risen and that he is very interested in Thomas Lourds. No one knows for sure what will happen if the scroll is found, decoded, and translated, but several powerful men are seeking it, and they will stop at nothing to get it. And one of those people has ties to the US government, ties that lead directly to the White House. Before he knows it, Thomas Lourds is in over his head, dodging spies, crooks, and…

The Chessmen of Mars Edgar Burroughs

In this novel Burroughs focuses on another a younger member of the family established by John Carter and Dejah Thoris, protagonists of the first three books in the series. The heroine this time is their daughter Tara, princess of Helium, whose hand is sought by the gallant Gahan, Jed (prince) of Gathol. Both Helium and Gathol are prominent Barsoomian city states.

Anil's Ghost Michael Ondaatje

Halfway into Michael Ondaatje's new novel, Anil's Ghost, there is a scene so quietly devastating that it alone makes the novel worth reading. It is the mid-1980s, and a civil war is raging on the tiny island nation of Sri Lanka. Each day, fresh corpses inundate emergency medical clinics-many of them so mutilated that they are unidentifiable and can only be classified as "disappearances." Anil Tissera, a 33-year-old forensic anthropologist born in Sri Lanka and educated abroad, returns to the island as part of a United Nations human rights campaign to prove that mass murders are taking place. In the hope of identifying the corpses, she takes the unusual step of hiring a local "face painter" named Ananda, who, with mud, soot, paint, and sheer instinct, reconstructs the ghostly visage of one suspiciously disinterred body. Anil then shows the image around the local villages, hoping that it will be recognized. This grisly mask becomes Anil's Ghost, and she raises it high to reveal to the world,…

The Living Dead 2 Simon Green

Two years ago, readers eagerly devoured The Living Dead. Publishers Weekly named it one of the Best Books of the Year, and Barnes Noble.com called it "The best collection of zombie fiction ever." Now acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams is back for another bite at the apple – the Adam's apple, that is – with 44 more of the best, most chilling, most thrilling zombie stories anywhere, including virtuoso performances by zombie fiction legends Max Brooks (World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), and David Wellington (Monster Island ). From Left 4 Dead to Zombieland to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, ghoulishness has never been more exciting and relevant. Within these pages samurai warriors face off against the legions of hell, necrotic dinosaurs haunt a mysterious lost world, and eerily clever zombies organize their mindless brethren into a terrifying army. You'll even witness nightmare scenarios in which humanity is utterly wiped away beneath a relentless…