Author: Paul Beatty
Publisher: Εκδόσεις Καστανιώτη
ISBN: 9600361088
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**Βραβείο Man Booker 2016** Μια δηκτική, βαθιά πολιτική σάτιρα για την ταυτότητα της σύγχρονης Αμερικής, ένα μυθιστόρημα που περιγράφει την εκκεντρική ανατροφή ενός Αφροαμερικανού και μια δίκη άνευ προηγουμένου στην ιστορία των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών. Ο αφηγητής, γεννημένος στο «αγροτικό γκέτο» του Ντίκενς στο Λος Άντζελες, αποδέχεται μοιρολατρικά το περιθώριο. Τον μεγαλώνει ο πατέρας του, ένας ιδιόρρυθμος επιστήμονας, ο οποίος τον χρησιμοποιεί ως πειραματόζωο στις αιρετικές ψυχολογικές μελέτες του για τον ρατσισμό. Ο γιος πιστεύει ότι η πρωτοποριακή εργασία του πατέρα –και ένα βιβλίο που θα προκαλέσει αίσθηση, όταν κυκλοφορήσει– θα επιλύσει τα οικονομικά τους προβλήματα. Όταν όμως αστυνομικοί σκοτώνουν τον πατέρα του, ο πρωταγωνιστής συνειδητοποιεί ότι το μόνο που έχει στα χέρια του είναι ο λογαριασμός μιας κηδείας. Παρακινημένος από την ματαίωση και την παρακμή του τόπου του, αναλαμβάνει μια εξωφρενική πρωτοβουλία: την επαναφορά της δουλείας και του φυλετικού διαχωρισμού, πράγμα που θα τον οδηγήσει ως κατηγορούμενο στο Ανώτατο Δικαστήριο της χώρας. Ο Πουλημένος του Πωλ Μπέιτι σηματοδοτεί το δημιουργικό αποκορύφωμα ενός ιδιοφυούς συγγραφέα. Το βιβλίο τιμήθηκε με το Βραβείο Booker 2016. Το 2015 απέσπασε το Εθνικό Βραβείο του Κύκλου των Κριτικών στις ΗΠΑ. «Ο Πουλημένος είναι ένα μυθιστόρημα για την εποχή μας. Μια σύγχρονη σάτιρα, ακούραστη και ευφάνταστη, το χιούμορ της οποίας μεταμφιέζει τη ριζοσπαστική σοβαρότητα του συγγραφέα της. Ο Πωλ Μπέιτι εξουδετερώνει με τρόπο αχαλίνωτο τις “ιερές αγελάδες” και βάζει στο στόχαστρό του τα φυλετικά και πολιτικά ταμπού με οξύνοια, ζωντάνια και αμεσότητα». ΑΜΑΝΤΑ ΦΟΡΜΑΝ, πρόεδρος της κριτικής επιτροπής του Βραβείου Booker 2016 «Οι εκατό πρώτες σελίδες του Πουλημένου είναι οι πιο καυστικές και ζόρικες σε αμερικανικό μυθιστόρημα τα τελευταία δέκα χρόνια τουλάχιστον... Τα αστεία σε χτυπάνε κατευθείαν στο στομάχι... Οι αυτοσχεδιασμοί είναι ασταμάτητοι σε αυτό το σατιρικό, βαθυστόχαστο μυθιστόρημα που συνιστά σταθμό». The New York Times «Μια απίστευτη σάτιρα για τη φυλετική ταυτότητα στην Αμερική... Ο Πουλημένος συνδυάζει τη ζωηρή κωμωδία και τη δριμεία κοινωνική κριτική, αλλά το πλέον εντυπωσιακό προτέρημα του βιβλίου είναι η ολοζώντανη ανθρωπιά των χαρακτήρων του». The New Yorker «Ένα αστείο και τολμηρό βιβλίο που ανατρέπει τις επιζήμιες συμβάσεις της κουλτούρας... Είναι αυτή η συνειδητή ανατροπή... που κάνει αυτό το θαρραλέο και σκληρό μυθιστόρημα τόσο απολαυστικό». The Guardian «Ο Πουλημένος ανήκει στα σημαντικότερα και πλέον δύσκολα αμερικανικά μυθιστορήματα που έχουν γραφτεί στον 21ο αιώνα... Είναι ένα επώδυνο βιβλίο που οι αναγνώστες δύσκολα θα ξεχάσουν». Los Angeles Times

Eight Classic Nora Roberts Romantic Suspense Novels

Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0345546091
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Her novels of explosive suspense and forbidden romance “have fueled the dreams of twenty-five million readers,” raves Entertainment Weekly. Now, prepare to lose sleep with this addictive eBook bundle from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts, a collection of eight heart-stopping thrillers that explore the dangerous side of desire: BRAZEN VIRTUE CARNAL INNOCENCE DIVINE EVIL GENUINE LIES HOT ICE PUBLIC SECRETS SACRED SINS SWEET REVENGE A Manhattan socialite living at jet-set speed crosses a desperate man on the run—and finds herself caught in a deadly game that leaves no survivors. . . . Troubling memories draw a renowned artist home to Maryland, where she must pay the price for digging up the secrets of the past. . . . Floating from one glamorous gala to the next, a young woman trapped in the limelight meets a man who seems to divine her every secret—just as she is poised to take a daring act of revenge. . . . And in an explosive tale of Hollywood, a legendary actress is ready to reveal her darkest secrets in a tell-all memoir that has even L.A.’s richest and most powerful worried. In the hands of Nora Roberts, no one is safe, nothing is as it seems—and one novel is never enough. Praise for Nora Roberts “A superstar . . . You can’t bottle wish-fulfillment, but Nora Roberts certainly knows how to put it on the page.”—The New York Times “A consistently entertaining writer.”—USA Today “[Roberts] can make romance seem fresh and hopeful every time.”—Time “Roberts is indeed a word artist, painting her stories and her characters with vitality and verve.”—Los Angeles Daily News “The undisputed queen of romance.”—New York Post “Roberts continues to find new and clever ways to flawlessly fuse thrilling suspense and sexy romance into captivating stories.”—Booklist

Robert E Howard Ultimate Collection 300 Cult Classics Adventure Novels Western Horror Detective Stories Historical Books Including Poetry Essays Articles Letters All In One Volume

Author: Robert E. Howard
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026869753
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This carefully crafted ebook: “ROBERT E. HOWARD Ultimate Collection – 300+ Cult Classics, Adventure Novels, Western, Horror & Detective Stories, Historical Books (Including Poetry, Essays, Articles & Letters) - ALL in One Volume” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Robert Ervin Howard (1906 – 1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. In the pages of the Depression-era pulp magazine Weird Tales, Howard created Conan the Barbarian, a character whose cultural impact has been compared to such icons as Batman, Count Dracula, James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, and Tarzan. Table of Contents: Fantasy Stories: ‘Conan the Barbarian’ Stories The ‘Kull’ Stories The ‘Solomon Kane’ Stories The ‘Bran Mak Morn’ Stories The ‘Turlogh Dubh O'Brien’ Stories The ‘James Allison’ Stories Other Fantasy Stories Boxing Stories: The ‘Sailor Steve Costigan’ Stories Other Boxing Stories Western Stories: The ‘Breckinridge Elkins’ Stories The 'Pike Bearfield' Stories The 'Buckner Jeopardy Grimes' Stories Other Western Stories Historical Stories: The ‘El Borak’ Stories The ‘Cormac Fitzgeoffrey’ Stories The ‘Kirby O’Donnell’ Stories The 'Black Vulmea' Stories The ‘Helen Tavrel’ Story Other Historical Stories Horror Stories: The ‘John Kirowan’ Stories The Faring Town Saga The ‘De Montour’ Stories The Weird West Stories Other Weird Menace Other Cthulhu Mythos Stories Other Horror Stories Detective Stories: The ‘Steve Harrison’ Stories Spicy Stories: The 'Wild Bill Clanton' Stories Poetry Essays and Articles Letters A Tribute Poem

The Complete Works Of John Buchan Thriller Classics Spy Novels Short Stories Poetry Historical Works Memoirs Essays

Author: John Buchan
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8075833376
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This John Buchan collection is formatted to the highest digital standards. The edition incorporates an interactive table of contents, footnotes and other information relevant to the content which makes the reading experience meticulously organized and enjoyable. Richard Hannay Series The Thirty-Nine Steps Greenmantle Mr Standfast The Three Hostages The Island of Sheep Dickson McCunn and the 'Gorbals Die-hards' Series Huntingtower Castle Gay The House of the Four Winds Sir Edward Leithen Series The Power-House John Macnab The Dancing Floor The Gap in the Curtain Sick Heart River Other Novels Sir Quixote of the Moors John Burnet of Barns A Lost Lady of Old Years The Half-Hearted A Lodge in the Wilderness Prester John Salute to Adventurers The Path of the King Midwinter Witch Wood The Blanket of the Dark A Prince of the Captivity The Free Fishers The Magic Walking Stick The Courts of the Morning Short Stories Grey Weather The Moon Endureth: Tales The Far Islands Fountainblue The King of Ypres The Keeper of Cademuir No-Man's-Land Basilissa The Runagates Club... Poetry The Pilgrim Fathers Ballad for Grey Weather The Moon Endureth: Fancies Poems, Scots and English... Historical & Political Works: The African Colony: Studies in the Reconstruction Days to Remember: The British Empire in the Great War The Battle of Jutland The Battle of the Somme, First Phase The Battle of the Somme, Second Phase Nelson's History of the War (Volumes I-V) Scholar Gipsies A Book of Escapes and Hurried Journeys Montrose: A History Lord Minto, A Memoir Sir Walter Scott The King's Grace 1910-1935 Autobiography & Biography Memory Hold-the-door Unforgettable, Unforgotten by A. M. Buchan John Buchan (1875-1940) was a Scottish novelist and historian and also served as Canada's Governor General. His works include novels, collections of short stories, historiographical works and biographies. But, the most famous of his books were the adventure and spy thrillers.

Restoration Immortality Begins A Science Fiction Novel

Author: Todd D. Utley
Publisher: Todd D. Utley
ISBN: 1492187984
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The year is 2056. The world is still recovering from the pandemic of 2027 caused by a meteor borne virus that wiped out half the population. Cloning has been legalized in a desperate attempt to save humanity. Dodge Kerrington, a renowned Electronics Engineer leads his team at Embedded Systems Specialist. They must design and perfect memory transfer for the Human Cloning Process. ESS prevails by creating the first successful system that records IHE (individual human experience) as a LifeFile that uploads into the brain of a newly grown clone. ESS launches the system and human immortality is born. Disease Treatment Centers are bankrupt. Hospitals and Clinics convert to LifeCenters, all in the business of providing Restoration services. Funerals are nearly unheard of, only hardcore religious hold outs choose natural death over Restoration. Enter the world of High Tech Industrial Espionage with Dodge Kerrington and his best friend and security expert John Calhoun as they fight for their very lives against criminal master mind Cyrus Slade and his partner, a world renowned hacker known only as “Glitch” who desperately desire to obtain the new technology and the incredible power that comes with it. It’s an all out battle for control of Restoration and the minds of those that created it. In a high tech game of murder, hacking, and unbridled greed, the future of humanity hangs in the balance. Show more Show less

Jules Verne Ultimate Collection Science Fiction Classics Action Adventure Novels Historical Works Illustrated

Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026868862
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This carefully crafted ebook: JULES VERNE Ultimate Collection: Science Fiction Classics, Action & Adventure Novels, Historical Works (Illustrated) is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels Five Weeks in a Balloon Journey to the Centre of the Earth From the Earth to the Moon Around the Moon The Adventures of Captain Hatteras In Search of the Castaways Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea A Floating City The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa The Fur Country Around the World in Eighty Days The Mysterious Island The Survivors of the Chancellor Michael Strogoff Hector Servadac The Underground City Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen The Begum's Fortune Tribulations of a Chinaman in China The Steam House Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon Godfrey Morgan or, The Robinson Crusoe School The Green Ray Mathias Sandorf The Star of the South Ticket No. 9672 Robur the Conqueror The Master of the World The Waif of Cynthia North Against South or, Texar™s Revenge The Flight to France or, The Memoirs of a Dragoon Kéraban the Inflexible Adrift in Pacific or, Two Years' Vacation Topsy Turvy Cæsar Cascabel Mistress Branican The Castle of the Carpathians Claudius Bombarnac Captain Antifer Facing the Flag An Antarctic Mystery Short Stories A Voyage in a Balloon A Drama in Mexico Master Zacharius A Winter Amid The Ice The Blockade Runners Doctor Ox™s Experiment Martin Paz Ascent of Mont Blanc The Mutineers of the Bounty Frritt-Flacc An Express of the Future In The Year 2889 Travel The Exploration of the World The Great Navigators of the 18th Century The Great Explorers of 19th Century Miscellaneous A Chinese Banquet Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.

Classic Muscle

Author: Mike Mueller
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781581592382
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Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Pottermore
ISBN: 178110378X
Size: 32.86 MB
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«Η κατάρα που απέτυχε να σε σκοτώσει δημιούργησε έναν περίεργο δεσμό ανάμεσα σε εσένα και στον Άρχοντα του Σκότους. Τα στοιχεία δείχνουν ότι κάποιες στιγμές που το μυαλό σου είναι χαλαρωμένο, και άρα ευάλωτο –όταν κοιμάσαι για παράδειγμα– μοιράζεσαι τις σκέψεις και τα συναισθήματά του. Ο διευθυντής δε θέλει να συνεχιστεί αυτό. Θέλει να σου διδάξω τη σφραγισματική για να σφραγίζεις το μυαλό σου στον Άρχοντα του Σκότους. Το Χόγκουαρτς ζει σκοτεινές ώρες. Μετά από την επίθεση που κάνουν οι Παράφρονες στον ξάδελφό του τον Ντάντλι, ο Χάρι Πότερ ξέρει πως ο Βόλντεμορτ θα κάνει τα πάντα για τον εντοπίσει. Υπάρχουν πολλοί που δεν πιστεύουν πως ο Σκοτεινός Άρχοντας επέστρεψε, αλλά ο Χάρι δεν είναι μόνος του: ένα μυστικό τάγμα συγκεντρώνεται στο Γκρίμολντ Πλέις για να αντισταθεί στις σκοτεινές δυνάμεις. Ο Χάρι πρέπει να αφήσει τον καθηγητή Σνέιπ να τον διδάξει πώς να προστατευθεί από τις άγριες επιθέσεις του Βόλντεμορτ στο μυαλό του. Αλλά οι επιθέσεις γίνονται κάθε μέρα και πιο άγριες και ο χρόνος δεν είναι με το μέρος του Χάρι...

Thief

Author: Mark Sullivan
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466854413
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In Mark Sullivan's Thief, Robin Monarch is a man with a complicated past and dangerous present. He's been a soldier, a CIA agent, a freelance operative but first and foremost, Robin Monarch is a thief of the highest order. Orphaned at twelve, Monarch originally stole for survival, then he stole for his friends and cohorts, now he steals to order, and to give back to the to the woman who saved his life many years ago. With the help of his team, Monarch breaks into the legendary Christmas party of Beau Arsenault, a shady investor and behind-the-scenes player at the very highest levels of power politics. Arsenault is not above bending or breaking the rules if there's illicit profit to be made. Monarch has decided that those illicit profits will be better used to take care of orphans and street kids. Using the party as cover to break into Arsenault's secret vaults, Monarch comes away with two unexpected things. One is a bullet—he gets shot when he's caught trying to escape with tens of millions of negotiable instruments. The second is a lead on what might be his most audacious exploit ever. A previously undiscovered tribe in South America may well have the secret to the most sought after knowledge in history—that of eternal life. And Robin Monarch must use all his skills—as an operative, as a thief—to keep this secret from falling into the worst possible hands.

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