Mark Z Danielewski s House of Leaves

Mark Z  Danielewski s House of Leaves
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski,Zampanò
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 709
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0375420525
ISBN 13: 9780375420528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mark Z Danielewski s House of Leaves Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 709
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0375420525
ISBN 13: 9780375420528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mark Z Danielewski s House of Leaves Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 709
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780375703768
ISBN 13: 0375703764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mark Z Danielewski s House of Leaves Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 709
Release: 2000-03-01
ISBN 10: 9781417709045
ISBN 13: 1417709049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

House of Leaves Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2015-05-12
ISBN 10: 0375714952
ISBN 13: 9780375714955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Familiar Volume 1 Book Review:

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 Little Blue Kite

The Little Blue Kite
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1524747696
ISBN 13: 9781524747695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Blue Kite Book Review:

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.

The Melody

The Melody
Author: Jim Crace
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-06-19
ISBN 10: 0735235228
ISBN 13: 9780735235229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Melody Book Review:

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.

Mark Z Danielewski s House of Leaves

Mark Z  Danielewski s House of Leaves
Author: Michael Seidlinger
Publsiher: Ig Publishing
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 9781632460516
ISBN 13: 1632460513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mark Z Danielewski s House of Leaves Book Review:

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

A Room Made of Leaves

A Room Made of Leaves
Author: Kate Grenville
Publsiher: Text Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-07-02
ISBN 10: 1925923460
ISBN 13: 9781925923469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Room Made of Leaves Book Review:

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

Only Revolutions

Only Revolutions
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0375421769
ISBN 13: 9780375421761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Only Revolutions Book Review:

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.

XX

XX
Author: Rian Hughes
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-08-20
ISBN 10: 152902059X
ISBN 13: 9781529020595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

XX Book Review:

'Extraordinary imagination . . . As the book races towards a mindboggling climax it leads the reader to some remarkable ideas about the nature of life, the universe and everything. Simply stunning.' Big Issue At Jodrell Bank a mysterious signal of extraterrestrial origin has been detected. Artificial Intelligence expert Jack Fenwick thinks he can decode it. But when he and his associates at Hoxton tech startup Intelligencia find a way to step into the alien realm the signal encodes, they discover that it’s already occupied – by ghostly entities that may come from our own past. Have these ‘DMEn’ (Digital Memetic Entities) been created by persons unknown for just such an eventuality? Are they our first line of defence in a coming war, not for territory, but for our minds? XX presents a compelling vision of humanity's unique place in the universe, and of what might happen in the wake of the biggest scientific discovery in human history. As compelling as it is visually striking, Rian Hughes' first novel incorporates NASA transcripts, newspaper and magazine articles, fictitious Wikipedia pages, undeciphered alphabets, and 'Ascension', a forgotten novelette by 1960s counterculture guru Herschel Teague that mysteriously foreshadows events. Wrapping stories within stories, Rian Hughes’ XX unleashes the full narrative potential of graphic design. Drawing on Dada, punk and the modernist movements of the twentieth century, it ask us who we think we are – and where we may be headed next. The battle for your mind has already begun.

The Familiar Volume 3

The Familiar  Volume 3
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN 10: 0375714995
ISBN 13: 9780375714993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Familiar Volume 3 Book Review:

The Familiar Volume 1 Wherein the cat is found . . . The Familiar Volume 2 Wherein the cat is hungry . . . The Familiar Volume 3 Wherein the cat is blind . . . Released for the summer from the perils of school, Xanther and her nameless cat are settling into a comfortable routine at home. However, the rest of the Ibrahim family is growing more and more unsettled. Astair fears their stretched finances are already at a breaking point. Not even a visit from an old friend can mitigate Anwar’s feeling that he’s failing to support those he loves and that even worse things are to come. The twins, Freya and Shasti, sense something too and blame their older sister. Honeysuckles haunt the air and smell of offerings . . . Meanwhile, Cas and Bobby’s survival may depend on facing the one person they fear most. And on the other side of the world, Jingjing and Tian Li set out to find what was lost: their missing cat. With spectacular visuals and the vibrant wordplay that are his trademark, The Familiar (Volume 3) is a beautiful and singular reading experience that could come only from the imagination of Mark Z. Danielewski. THE FAMILIAR continues The Familiar Volume 4 Wherein the cat is toothless . . . The Familiar Volume 5 Wherein the cat is named . . .

A House of Leaves

A House of Leaves
Author: Kiyoshi Soya,Akiko Hayashi
Publsiher: Philomel
Total Pages: 24
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780399214226
ISBN 13: 0399214224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A House of Leaves Book Review:

Sheltering from the rain, Sarah shares a house of leaves with a praying mantis, ladybug, and other small creatures of the wild.

House of Music

House of Music
Author: Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN 10: 1786078457
ISBN 13: 9781786078452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

House of Music Book Review:

‘Riveting, taking in prejudice as well as sacrifice. There are 4.30am starts, lost instruments, fractured wrists, all captured with vivid flourishes. A paean to camaraderie.’ Observer Seven brothers and sisters. All of them classically trained musicians. One was Young Musician of the Year and performed for the royal family. The eldest has released her first album, showcasing the works of Clara Schumann. These siblings don’t come from the rarefied environment of elite music schools, but from a state comprehensive in Nottingham. How did they do it? Their mother, Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason, opens up about what it takes to raise a musical family in a Britain divided by class and race. What comes out is a beautiful and heartrending memoir of the power of determination, camaraderie and a lot of hard work. The Kanneh-Masons are a remarkable family. But what truly sparkles in this eloquent memoir is the joyous affirmation that children are a gift and we must do all we can to nurture them.

Revolutionary Leaves

Revolutionary Leaves
Author: Sascha Pöhlmann
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2013-01-16
ISBN 10: 1443845809
ISBN 13: 9781443845809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revolutionary Leaves Book Review:

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.

Don t Look Back

Don t Look Back
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-08-19
ISBN 10: 1466848731
ISBN 13: 9781466848733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Look Back Book Review:

"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 Goal

The Goal
Author: Eliyahu M. Goldratt,Jeff Cox
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2016-08-12
ISBN 10: 1351982117
ISBN 13: 9781351982115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Goal Book Review:

Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager working ever more desperately to try and improve performance. His factory is rapidly heading for disaster. So is his marriage. He has ninety days to save his plant - or it will be closed by corporate HQ, with hundreds of job losses. It takes a chance meeting with a colleague from student days - Jonah - to help him break out of conventional ways of thinking to see what needs to be done. Described by Fortune as a 'guru to industry' and by Businessweek as a 'genius', Eliyahu M. Goldratt was an internationally recognized leader in the development of new business management concepts and systems. This 20th anniversary edition includes a series of detailed case study interviews by David Whitford, Editor at Large, Fortune Small Business, which explore how organizations around the world have been transformed by Eli Goldratt's ideas. The story of Alex's fight to save his plant contains a serious message for all managers in industry and explains the ideas which underline the Theory of Constraints (TOC) developed by Eli Goldratt. Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal is the gripping novel which is transforming management thinking throughout the Western world. It is a book to recommend to your friends in industry - even to your bosses - but not to your competitors!

The Familiar Volume 5

The Familiar  Volume 5
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN 10: 0375715037
ISBN 13: 9780375715037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Familiar Volume 5 Book Review:

The Season One finale of this riveting multisensory masterpiece from the visionary author of House of Leaves. The Familiar Volume 1 Wherein the cat is found . . . The Familiar Volume 2 Wherein the cat is hungry . . . The Familiar Volume 3 Wherein the cat is blind . . . The Familiar Volume 4 Wherein the cat is toothless . . . The Familiar Volume 5 Wherein the cat is named . . . The astonishing series about a young girl who befriends a cat hunting humanity continues with Volume 5, and the Season One finale, in which the consequences of how we encounter one another come into poignant and terrifying relief—especially on one September night, when an unexpected phone call demanding the return of the little white cat challenges everything the Ibrahims hold dear. They are not alone. Jingjing must contend with a rival he could never have anticipated, while Xanther must relinquish all she thought she knew as a far greater responsibility is set before her. Light wavers and pomegranates reveal their price as the effects of a great transition start to reverberate around everyone, Shnorhk’s efforts to resume playing music cannot escape history’s ghosts. Cas, in upstate New York, comes face-to-face with her lifelong nemesis in a candlelit rendezvous that presages the international crisis soon to come. As more lines tangle, Özgür and Luther brawl with a future that may have chosen them long ago, and Isandòrno crosses a line that will force him over the border into a country he has until now steadfastly refused. All the while, a terrible power roaming the world continues to grow . . .

Broken River

Broken River
Author: J. Robert Lennon
Publsiher: Graywolf Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-05-16
ISBN 10: 1555979653
ISBN 13: 9781555979652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Broken River Book Review:

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 Collapse of Horses

A Collapse of Horses
Author: Brian Evenson
Publsiher: Coffee House Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-02-09
ISBN 10: 1566894131
ISBN 13: 9781566894135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Collapse of Horses Book Review:

With minimalist literary horror, BrianEvenson's stories work a nightmare axis of doubt, paranoia, and every day life."