Mark Z Danielewski s House of Leaves

Mark Z  Danielewski s House of Leaves
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski,Zampanò
Pages: 709
ISBN: 9780375420528
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Pantheon
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries

Mark Z Danielewski s House of Leaves

Mark Z  Danielewski s House of Leaves
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
Pages: 709
ISBN: 9780375420528
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Pantheon
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries

Mark Z Danielewski s House of Leaves

Mark Z  Danielewski s House of Leaves
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski,Zampanò
Pages: 709
ISBN: 0375703764
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Pantheon
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries. A first novel. Original.

House of Leaves

House of Leaves
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski,Zampanò
Pages: 709
ISBN: 1417709049
Available:
Release: 2000-03-01
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries

The Familiar Volume 1

The Familiar  Volume 1
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
Pages: 880
ISBN: 9780375714955
Available:
Release: 2015-05-12
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of the international best seller House of Leaves and National Book Award–nominated Only Revolutions comes a monumental new novel as dazzling as it is riveting. The Familiar (Volume 1) ranges from Mexico to Southeast Asia, from Venice, Italy, to Venice, California, with nine lives hanging in the balance, each called upon to make a terrifying choice. They include a therapist-in-training grappling with daughters as demanding as her patients; an ambitious East L.A. gang member contracted for violence; two scientists in Marfa, Texas, on the run from an organization powerful beyond imagining; plus a recovering addict in Singapore summoned at midnight by a desperate billionaire; and a programmer near Silicon Beach whose game engine might unleash consequences far exceeding the entertainment he intends. At the very heart, though, is a twelve-year-old girl named Xanther who one rainy day in May sets out with her father to get a dog, only to end up trying to save a creature as fragile as it is dangerous . . . which will change not only her life and the lives of those she has yet to encounter, but this world, too—or at least the world we think we know and the future we take for granted. (With full-color illustrations throughout.) Like the print edition, this eBook contains a complex image-based layout. It is most readable on e-reading devices with larger screen sizes.

The Melody

The Melody
Author: Jim Crace
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780735235229
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Release: 2018-06-19
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Harvest, Quarantine, and Being Dead, a tender new novel about music, lost love, and the way barely whispered fears and desires push their way into the light. Alfred Busi lives alone in his villa overlooking the waves, with only his trusted piano for company. Famed in his town for his music and songs, he is mourning the recent death of his wife and quietly living out his days--occasionally performing the classics in small venues, though never in the stadiums he could fill when in his prime. On the night before receiving his town's highest honour, Busi is wrested from his bed by noises in his courtyard, and then stunned by an attacking intruder. His hands and neck are scratched, and his face is bitten. Busi can't say what it was that he encountered, exactly, but he feels his assailant was neither man nor animal. The attack sets off a chain of events that will cast a shadow on Busi's career, imperil his home, and alter the fabric of his town. Busi's own account of what happened is embellished to fan the flames of old rumour--of an ancient race of people living in the surrounding forest--and to spark new controversy: something must finally be done about the town's poor, the feral vegabonds whose numbers have been growing. Meanwhile Busi, weathering a media storm, must come to terms with his wife's death and decide whether to sing one last time. The Melody is a story about grief and aging, about reputation and its loss, and the peculiar way myth seeps into real life. In trademark crystalline prose, Jim Crace portrays a man taking stock of his life and looking into an uncertain future, all while bearing witness to a community in the throes of great change--with echoes of today's most pressing social questions.

Peace and Turmoil

Peace and Turmoil
Author: Elliot Brooks
Pages: 732
ISBN: 1733664300
Available:
Release: 2019-03-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Peace and Turmoil is the first installment in an epic fantasy series following heirs from across the land of Abra'am as they try to navigate magic, politics, and fiends.

The Little Blue Kite

The Little Blue Kite
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781524747695
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Pantheon
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We all have fears, but if we can't face the small ones how will we face the big ones? Kai is afraid to fly a little blue kite. But Kai is also very, very brave, and overcoming this small fear will lead him on a great adventure. Remember: all great adventures start with one little moment. You know the one. It's like a gentle breeze whispering in your ear what you already know by heart: not even the sky is the limit . . . The only other thing you might want to know about this book is that there are at least three ways to read it. The first way takes only a few minutes. Just follow the rainbow-colored words. The second takes only a little bit longer. Just follow the words haloed with blue and red and the rainbow words too. For the third way, just start at the beginning.

Mark Z Danielewski s House of Leaves

Mark Z  Danielewski s House of Leaves
Author: Michael Seidlinger
Pages: 184
ISBN: 1632460513
Available:
Release: 2017-04-11
Editor: Ig Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his entry inthe acclaimed Bookmarked series, Michael Seidlinger takes on Mark Z. Danielewski's contemporary classic, House of Leaves."

Broken River

Broken River
Author: J. Robert Lennon
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781555979652
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Release: 2017-05-16
Editor: Graywolf Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The most inventive and entertaining novel to date from “a master of the dark arts” (Kelly Link) A modest house in upstate New York. One in the morning. Three people—a couple and their child—hurry out the door, but it’s too late for them. As the virtuosic and terrifying opening scene of Broken River unfolds, a spectral presence seems to be watching with cold and mysterious interest. Soon the house lies abandoned, and years later a new family moves in. Karl, Eleanor, and their daughter, Irina, arrive from New York City in the wake of Karl’s infidelity to start anew. Karl tries to stabilize his flailing art career. Eleanor, a successful commercial novelist, eagerly pivots in a new creative direction. Meanwhile, twelve-year-old Irina becomes obsessed with the brutal murders that occurred in the house years earlier. And, secretly, so does her mother. As the ensemble cast grows to include Louis, a hapless salesman in a carpet warehouse who is haunted by his past, and Sam, a young woman newly reunited with her jailbird brother, the seemingly unrelated crime that opened the story becomes ominously relevant. Hovering over all this activity looms a gradually awakening narrative consciousness that watches these characters lie to themselves and each other, unleashing forces that none of them could have anticipated and that put them in mortal danger. Broken River is a cinematic, darkly comic, and sui generis psychological thriller that could only have been written by J. Robert Lennon.

A Room Made of Leaves

A Room Made of Leaves
Author: Kate Grenville
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781925923469
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Release: 2020-07-02
Editor: Text Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first new novel in almost ten years from award-winning, best-selling author Kate Grenville.

Torture Garden

Torture Garden
Author: Octave Mirbeau
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9781465606945
Available:
Release: 2020-09-28
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One evening some friends were gathered at the home of one of our most celebrated writers. Having dined sumptuously, they were discussing murder—apropos of what, I no longer remember probably apropos of nothing. Only men were present: moralists, poets, philosophers and doctors—thus everyone could speak freely, according to his whim, his hobby or his idiosyncrasies, without fear of suddenly seeing that expression of horror and fear which the least startling idea traces upon the horrified face of a notary. I—say notary, much as I might have said lawyer or porter, not disdainfully, of course, but in order to define the average French mind. With a calmness of spirit as perfect as though he were expressing an opinion upon the merits of the cigar he was smoking, a member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences said: “Really—I honestly believe that murder is the greatest human preoccupation, and that all our acts stem from it... “ We awaited the pronouncement of an involved theory, but he remained silent. “Absolutely!” said a Darwinian scientist, “and, my friend, you are voicing one of those eternal truths such as the legendary Monsieur de La Palisse discovered every day: since murder is the very bedrock of our social institutions, and consequently the most imperious necessity of civilized life. If it no longer existed, there would be no governments of any kind, by virtue of the admirable fact that crime in general and murder in particular are not only their excuse, but their only reason for being. We should then live in complete anarchy, which is inconceivable. So, instead of seeking to eliminate murder, it is imperative that it be cultivated with intelligence and perseverance. I know no better culture medium than law.” Someone protested. “Here, here!” asked the savant, “aren't we alone, and speaking frankly?” “Please!” said the host, “let us profit thoroughly by the only occasion when we are free to express our personal ideas, for both I, in my books, and you in your turn, may present only lies to the public.” The scientist settled himself once more among the cushions of his armchair, stretched his legs, which were numb from being crossed too long and, his head thrown back, his arms hanging and his stomach soothed by good digestion, puffed smoke−rings at the ceiling: “Besides,” he continued, “murder is largely self−propagating. Actually, it is not the result of this or that passion, nor is it a pathological form of degeneracy. It is a vital instinct which is in us all—which is in all organized beings and dominates them, just as the genetic instinct. And most of the time it is especially true that these two instincts fuse so well, and are so totally interchangeable, that in some way or other they form a single and identical instinct, so that we no longer may tell which of the two urges us to give life, and which to take it—which is murder, and which love. I have been the confidant of an honorable assassin who killed women, not to rob them, but to ravish them. His trick was to manage things so that his sexual climax coincided exactly with the death−spasm of the woman: 'At those moments,' he told me, 'I imagined I was a God, creating a world!”

Only Revolutions

Only Revolutions
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780375421761
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Pantheon
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Moving back and forth in American history, a kaleidoscopic novel follows Hailey and Sam, two wayward teenagers, as they crash New Orleans parties, barrel up the Mississippi, head through the Badlands, and take on other adventures.

Once Dishonored

Once Dishonored
Author: Mary Jo Putney
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781420148145
Available:
Release: 2020-09-29
Editor: Zebra Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sparks fly in the page-turning new read from mistress of the Regency genre and historical romance legend, Mary Jo Putney. Will a disgraced former soldier and a beautiful brazen woman determined to regain custody of her son from her devious former husband make the perfect match…even as they are shunned by the London ton? “Enthralling…Putney again proves why she’s a star of the genre.” —Publishers Weekly The romantic Rogues Redeemed series features soldiers, spies—and the special redemption only love can bring . . . A man who has lost his honor has nothing . . . London, 1816. As a Royal Navy officer, Lucas Mandeville, Lord Foxton, has fought his share of battles on the high seas, followed by long years of imprisonment. But on this night, he’d rather be on the burning deck of a ship than in a ballroom, where it is just a matter of time before someone challenges him because of what happened on the Continent. A woman who has lost her reputation is nothing . . . When dark-haired beauty Kendra Douglas arrives, a whisper of scandal ripples through the ton. The disgraced divorcee’s entrance is an act of daring. Which is exactly why Lucas asks her to dance . . . A couple who stands together has everything . . . Unexpectedly, Lucas offers Kendra his aid in finding the evidence to regain her good name—and her beloved young son. Together they investigate the wicked conspiracy that destroyed her life, and in the midst of danger, find a deep love that will redeem them both—if only they can live long enough to build a future together. “An intense, dramatic love story…a thoroughly enjoyable read.” —All About Romance “Impeccable.” —Library Journal STARRED REVIEW

Don t Look Back

Don t Look Back
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781466848733
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Release: 2014-08-19
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Smart and relentless... Hurwitz starts the pressure early and never, never lets up." —The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) on You're Next In Don't Look Back, Eve Hardaway, newly single mother of one, is on a trip she's long dreamed of—a rafting and hiking tour through the jungles and mountains of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico. Eve wanders off the trail, to a house in the distance with a menacing man in the yard beyond it, throwing machetes at a human-shaped target. Disturbed by the sight, Eve moves quickly and quietly back to her group, taking care to avoid being seen. As she creeps along, she finds a broken digital camera, marked with the name Teresa Hamilton. Later that night, in a rarely used tourist cabin, she finds a discarded prescription bottle—also with the name Teresa Hamilton. From the camera's memory card, Eve discovers Teresa Hamilton took a photo of that same menacing looking man in the woods. Teresa Hamilton has since disappeared. Now the man in the woods is after whoever was snooping around his house. With a violent past and deadly mission, he will do anything to avoid being discovered. A major storm wipes out the roads and all communication with the outside world. Now the tour group is trapped in the jungle with a dangerous predator with a secret to protect. With her only resource her determination to live, Eve must fight a dangerous foe and survive against incredible odds—if she's to make it back home alive.

The Last Sun

The Last Sun
Author: K.D. Edwards
Pages: 367
ISBN: 9781633884243
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Release: 2018-06-12
Editor: Pyr
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this debut novel and series starter, the last member of a murdered House searches for a missing nobleman, and uncovers clues about his own tortured past. Rune Saint John, last child of the fallen Sun Court, is hired to search for Lady Judgment's missing son, Addam, on New Atlantis, the island city where the Atlanteans moved after ordinary humans destroyed their original home. With his companion and bodyguard, Brand, he questions Addam's relatives and business contacts through the highest ranks of the nobles of New Atlantis. But as they investigate, they uncover more than a missing man: a legendary creature connected to the secret of the massacre of Rune's Court. In looking for Addam, can Rune find the truth behind his family's death and the torments of his past?

We Were Witches

We Were Witches
Author: Ariel Gore
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9781936932023
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Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: Feminist Press at CUNY
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This inspirational “magic-infused narrative . . . is a moving account of a young writer and mother striving to claim her own agency and find her voice” (Publishers Weekly). Buying into the dream that education is the road out of poverty, a teen mom takes a chance on bettering herself and talks her way into college. But once she’s there, phallocratic narratives permeate every subject. Wryly riffing on feminist literary tropes, We Were Witches documents the survival of a demonized single lesbian mother as she’s beset by custody disputes, homophobia, and America’s ever-present obsession with shaming unconventional women into passive citizenship. But even as the narrator struggles to graduate, a question uncomfortably lingers: If you’re dealing with precarious parenthood, queer identity, and debt, what is the true narrative shape of your experience?

Blind Side

Blind Side
Author: Jennie Ensor
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781783529766
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Release: 2016-07-22
Editor: Unbound Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Can you ever truly know someone? And what if you suspect the unthinkable? London, 2005. Despite her friends’ warnings, a young Englishwoman can’t resist her attraction to a charismatic Russian ex-soldier recently arrived in London. But, realising how deeply war-time incidents have affected him, she starts to suspect that he’s hiding a horrifying secret... Set in the year of London’s 7/7 terrorism attacks, Blind Side is a powerful tale of love and friendship, trauma and betrayal, secrets and obsession. A gripping, multi-faceted psychological mystery thriller that will stay with you long after you’ve reached the end, appealing especially to fans of Rosamund Lupton, Claire Mackintosh, Louise Doughty, Stella Rimington and Sadie Jones. “builds suspense brilliantly” — Gail Cleare, USA Today bestselling author of The Taste of Air “An absolutely stunning debut from Jennie Ensor; so thought-provoking and profound that every reader will get something different out of reading it” — The Book Magnet “I read this book over the course of the day without putting it down once. It’s a powerful and engaging novel, thought-provoking and difficult to forget once you’ve reached the end” — Reviewed The Book “a storyline that doesn’t let you go until the very last page”— Keeper of Pages “a thrilling psychological story that I really enjoyed and raced through” — The Last Word Book Review “Blind Side is a story that will keep you up until the early hours, totally gripping and full of suspense. A fantastic debut by Jennie Ensor and one I will highly recommend”— It’s All About the Books

Revolutionary Leaves

Revolutionary Leaves
Author: Sascha Pöhlmann
Pages: 235
ISBN: 9781443845809
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Release: 2013-01-16
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Mark Z. Danielewski is routinely hailed as the most exciting author in contemporary American literature, and he is celebrated by critics and fans alike. Revolutionary Leaves collects essays that have come out of the first academic conference on Danielewski’s fiction that took place in Munich in 2011, which brought together younger and established scholars to discuss his works from a variety of perspectives. Addressing his major works House of Leaves (2000) and Only Revolutions (2006), the texts are as multifaceted as the novels they analyze, and they incorporate ideas of (post)structuralism, modernism, post- and post-postmodernism, philosophy, Marxism, reader-response criticism, mathematics and physics, politics, media studies, science fiction, gothic horror, poetic theory, history, architecture, mythology, and more. Contributors: Nathalie Aghoro, Ridvan Askin, Hanjo Berressem, Aleksandra Bida, Brianne Bilsky, Joe Bray, Alison Gibbons, Julius Greve, Sebastian Huber, Sascha Pöhlmann, and Hans-Peter Söder.

Sauced Up Scarred and at Sleaze

Sauced Up  Scarred and at Sleaze
Author: G C McKay
Pages: 320
ISBN: 8409016540
Available:
Release: 2018-05
Editor: Gareth Daniel Clark
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This book isn't for everybody. You've got to be willing to take a trip through some pretty dark places and entertain some of the most perverse ideas committed to paper, completely free of moral judgement." - Author, Alex Swery (sharpobjectspress.com) If sins, vices and illicit encounters are what makes transgressive fiction, then this book is its wet dream... or some might say nightmare. Inside this "disturbingly well-written collection of stories" (Linda, Amazon Reviewer) you'll be confronted with a cast of debauched characters who view desire as the solution to their problems without realising it to be the main cause of their woe. Opening this collection of disturbing short stories is the suitably ceremonious, 'Something Borrowed, Something Blue', where a womanising, drunk and depressed late-teen has his life thrown out of balance after he's sloppily seduced by an older woman and the traces of white powder under her nose, only to find himself inside the midst of a dirty divorce, an even dirtier, decaying friend and a videotape which gives a whole new meaning to the phrase 'Revenge Porn'. The Importance of Safe Sex Max likes Hannah. Hannah likes Max. They've seen each other naked, but never actually met. How? Through the wonders of modern technology, of course. Take a trip down memory lane as Max reminisces over the events surrounding his first time and how they made him into the man he is today. You'll never look at your favourite childhood toy in the same light again. A few drinks in we take a turn into 'A Lesson Worth Unlearning', where a father and son bond over their mutual appreciation for teachers, pornography and the best places to masturbate during a mysterious road trip out of town. A 'coming of age' story dripping with debauchery. The Perfect Client As a mysterious stranger struggles to knock on the door beyond which a seventeen-year-old prostitute waits, we're left to wonder what he's actually doing there as the girl recalls the reasons why she ended up hooking in the first place. Abandonment is never clear-cut. Bloodhound Lust A man with a missing dog shows more concern over his pet than his newborn son, who he finds difficult to even look at. Using his absent best friend as an excuse for eyes to go wander, we soon begin to question the mindset of our protagonist and the disjointed thoughts he expresses. It seems that the missing best friend isn't his dog but more the beast between his legs, which a certain ex-fling clutches the leash of