Beyond The Mountains Of The Damned

Autor: Matthew McAllester
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814756611
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Tells the story of Kosovo's most war-devastated city through the lives of two neighbors, one a Serb and the other a Kosovar, who viewed the conflict respectively as a desperate struggle for survival and an exercise of power.

Autor: 法蘭西斯•史考特•費茲傑羅(F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Publisher: 東西文坊
ISBN:
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如果您的英文已達中級以上程度,與其讀些簡化的名著改寫版本或拙劣的中譯本,不如精讀原汁原味的西洋英文經典吧,這才是貨真價實的文藝賞析。 《美麗與毀滅》(The Beautiful and Damned)出版於1922年,是費茲傑羅的第二本小說。它探討並描繪了「爵士時代」(the Jazz Age)美國東部菁英在紐約的飲酒俱樂部的社交活動。如同他的其他小說,費茲傑羅這本小說中的人物個性複雜,特別是在婚姻與親密關係方面。這部作品一般認為取材自費茲傑羅夫妻之間的婚姻生活。

Cavern Of The Damned

Autor: Russell James
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ISBN: 9781925597677
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Broke and desperate, paleontologist Grant Coleman gets the chance of a lifetime exploring a long-sealed cave, the fabled home of gigantic creatures. NPS Ranger McKinley Stinson discovers a rancher's prize bull has been butchered by an airborne killer, and tracks the blood trail back to the re-opened cavern. But as she's about to arrest the trespassers, the unstable roof collapses, trapping all. Their only way out is at the cave system's far end. But an eco-system of terrifying mega fauna stands between them and freedom. Death, double-crosses, and a slew of monstrous cave creatures take their toll as the group battles to what they pray is an exit. Will anyone survive this cavern of the damned?

Damned

Autor: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385671113
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Think adolescence is hell? You have no idea... Welcome to Dante's Inferno, by way of The Breakfast Club, from the mind of American fiction's most brilliant troublemaker. "Death, like life, is what you make out of it." So says Madison, the whip-tongued 11-year-old narrator of Damned, Chuck Palahniuk's subversive homage to the young adult genre. Madison is abandoned at her Swiss boarding school over Christmas while her parents are off touting their new film projects and adopting more orphans. Over the holidays she dies of a marijuana overdose--and the next thing she knows, she's in Hell. This is the afterlife as only Chuck Palahniuk could imagine it: a twisted inferno inspired by both the most extreme and mundane of human evils, where The English Patient plays on repeat and roaming demons devour sinners limb by limb. However, underneath Madison's sad teenager affect there is still a child struggling to accept not only the events of her dysfunctional life, but also the truth about her death. For Madison, though, a more immediate source of comfort lies in the motley crew of young sinners she meets during her first days in Hell. With the help of Archer, Babette, Leonard, and Patterson, she learns to navigate Hell--and discovers that she'd rather be mortal and deluded and stupid with those she loves than perfect and alone. From the Hardcover edition.

The Anointed The Elect And The Damned

Autor: The Akurians
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438948107
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The Most High Lord God of All Creation, The Most High Supreme Lord of Spirits, the God of Ish (Adam) and Isha (Eve), the God of Enoch, the God of Noe (Noah), the God of Shem, the God of Melchizedek, the God of Audreah, the God of Abraham, the God of Ishmael, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob (Israel) will personally communicate with YOU, personally! Be prepared to understand YOU have been lied to all your life about everything; and to possess True Spiritual Knowledge you have been deliberately denied. The Most High, Himself, will testify to you that each and every word, statement and claim in this book is absolute, irrevocable, consistently verifiable, indispensable and indisputable TRUTH!

Lies Damned Lies And College Admissions

Autor: Arvin Vohra
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0980144647
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Every year, Ivy League colleges tell prospective students that, "Here, you learn even more from other students than you do from your classes." What if that were just a roundabout way to say, "Our teaching is pretty mediocre "? What if, in addition to providing mediocre teaching, colleges were extracting exorbitant sums of money from students, their families, and American taxpayers? What if the college admissions process had transformed high school education into a series of pointless hoops for students to jump through? What if some of the most successful people in America had never gone to college? What if that were not just a coincidence, and their refusals to participate in a disempowering educational system had caused their successes? What if the very thing that American students work so hard for, that American families save for, that American taxpayers subsidize, is not only overpriced, but actually harmful?

Hairstyles Of The Damned

Autor: Joe Meno
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 188845170X
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'Hairstyles' is an honest depiction of growing up punk on Chicago's south side: a study in the demons of racial intolerance, Catholic school conformism and class repression. It is the story of the riotous exploits of Brian, a high school burnout, and his best friend Gretchen, a punk rock girl fond of brawling. Joe Meno won the 2003 Nelson Algren Literary Award and is the author of 'Tender as Hellfire' (St. Martin's, 1999) and 'How the Hula Girl Sings' (HarperCollins, 2001). His online fictional serial, 'The Secret Hand', is published through 'Playboy Magazine'. His short fiction has been published in 'TriQuarterly', 'Bridge', 'Other Voices Washington Square', and has been broadcast on National Public Radio. He lives in Chicago, and he is a columnist for 'Punk Planet' magazine.

Red Rain

Autor: R.L. Stine
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451636148
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The author of the New York Times bestselling Goosebumps and Fear Street series uses his knack for creating terror to tap into some very grown up fears in this terrifying horror novel centered on a town in the grip of a sinister revolt. Travel writer Lea Sutter finds herself on a small island off the coast of South Carolina, at the wrong place at the wrong time, and barely escapes with her life when a freak hurricane cuts through the island. In the storm’s aftermath, she discovers two orphaned boys—twins—and impulsively decides to adopt them. The boys seem amiable and immensely grateful; Lea’s family is not quite so pleased. But no one could anticipate the twins’ true nature—or predict that within a few weeks’ time, Lea’s husband, a controversial child psychologist, will be implicated in two brutal murders. For the millions of readers who grew up on Goosebumps, and for every fan of deviously inventive horror, this is a “creepy, fun read” (Library Journal) from a beloved master of the genre.

The Wicked And The Damned A Hundred Tales Of Karma Vol 6

Autor: Natsuhiko Kyogoku
Publisher: Creek & River Co., Ltd
ISBN:
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Set in ancient Japan, Natsuhiko Kyogoku's chilling series interweaves tales of karma and retribution with supernatural tricksters and spirits. In The Willow Woman, a prosperous innkeeper falls victim to the curse of an ancient willow tree that seems intent on preventing him from producing an heir. Ogin the Puppeteer becomes concerned when she reconnects with a long-lost childhood friend and hears the young woman is engaged to the innkeeper, whose four previous wives all died or disappeared under mysterious circumstances.

The Midwich Cuckoos

Autor: John Wyndham
Publisher: Rosetta Books
ISBN: 0795312121
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The classic science fiction horror novel of possessed children that inspired the terrifying Village of the Damned films. In John Wyndam’s classically elegant, calm style, this novel explores the arrival of a collective intelligence on earth that threatens to eliminate mankind. The quiet, eerie changes that befall Midwich manifest in strange ways: On the surface, everything seems normal, but scratch a little deeper and there is a clear sense of dread. After the night of September 26, every woman of childbearing age is pregnant, all to give birth at the same time, to children who are all alike—their eyes mesmerizing, void of emotion. These children are innately possessed with unimaginable mental powers and a formidable intelligence. It is these children who develop into an unstoppable force, capable of anything and far out-reaching other humans in cunning. Whatever dwells in Midwich is sowing the seeds for a master race of ruthless and inhumane creatures who are bent on nothing less than absolute and total domination. The London Evening Standard called The Midwich Cuckoos “humane and urbane with a lightly sophisticated wit putting the ideas into shape.” Wyndham skillfully heightens the terror by making his narrative so rational and matter-of-fact. In such a nuclear and technological age, this story is rich in irony in that it is set in the picturesque, bucolic English Village and the “enemy,” or, the threat is seeming cherubim. “Exciting, unsettling and technically brilliant.” —The Spectator