The Umbrella Lady

The Umbrella Lady
Author: V.C. Andrews
Publsiher: Gallery Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN 10: 1982114479
ISBN 13: 9781982114473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Umbrella Lady Book Review:

A young girl who has lost her father finds herself at the mercy of a mysterious woman who is not quite what she seems in this atmospheric and unputdownable novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Flowers in the Attic series turned into popular Lifetime movies. Left on a train platform in an unfamiliar village, little Saffron Faith Anders is certain her father will return shortly, just like he promised. She holds out hope even as the hours pass and the station grows dark. When a strange old woman with a large umbrella approaches and inquiries about her situation, Saffron doesn’t immediately trust the imposing do-gooder, but with the chances of her father returning growing ever slimmer, she agrees to rest at the old woman’s house. Her stay was supposed to be for a few minutes, hours at most, but soon, Saffron soon realizes she has been confined to a house of dark secrets and is now at the mercy of the enigmatic Umbrella Lady. One minute grandmotherly and the next wickedly cruel, she shears Saffron’s hair, burns all the clothes she had in her suitcase, and pretends that the photo of a young girl hanging on her bedroom wall is no one in particular. When strange letters arrive from Saffron’s father, claiming that he will send for her shortly, hope returns to her young heart. But Saffron soon discovers that those who claim to love you will often hurt you the most....

Men Women and Chain Saws

Men  Women  and Chain Saws
Author: Carol J. Clover
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN 10: 0691166293
ISBN 13: 9780691166292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Men Women and Chain Saws Book Review:

From its first publication in 1992, Men, Women, and Chain Saws has offered a groundbreaking perspective on the creativity and influence of horror cinema since the mid-1970s. Investigating the popularity of the low-budget tradition, Carol Clover looks in particular at slasher, occult, and rape-revenge films. Although such movies have been traditionally understood as offering only sadistic pleasures to their mostly male audiences, Clover demonstrates that they align spectators not with the male tormentor, but with the females tormented—notably the slasher movie's "final girls"—as they endure fear and degradation before rising to save themselves. The lesson was not lost on the mainstream industry, which was soon turning out the formula in well-made thrillers. Including a new preface by the author, this Princeton Classics edition is a definitive work that has found an avid readership from students of film theory to major Hollywood filmmakers.

Fire Punch

Fire Punch
Author: Tatsuki Fujimoto
Publsiher: VIZ Media LLC
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-01-16
ISBN 10: 197470176X
ISBN 13: 9781974701766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire Punch Book Review:

Orphaned siblings Agni and Luna, like the Ice Witch who cursed their world, are two of the “blessed,” humans who hold special abilities. However, not all who are blessed are friendly, and after another of their kind attacks Agni and decimates the orphans' village, Agni fights to survive, vowing revenge. -- VIZ Media

The Wilds

The Wilds
Author: Vita Ayala
Publsiher: Black Mask Comics
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-12-03
ISBN 10: 9781628752168
ISBN 13: 1628752165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wilds Book Review:

After a cataclysmic plague sweeps across America, survivors come together to form citystate-like communities for safety. Daisy Walker is a Runner for The Compound, a mix of post-apocalyptic postal service and black market salvaging operation. It is a Runner's job to ferry items and people between settlements, and on occasion scavenge through the ruins of the old world. Daisy is the best there is at what she does. Out beyond the settlement walls are innumerable dangers: feral animals, crumbling structures, and Abominations - those that were touched by the plague and became something other. After a decade of surviving, Daisy isn't phased by any of it - until her lover, another Runner named Heather, goes missing on a job. Desperate to find her, Daisy begins to see that there may be little difference between the world inside the walls and the horrors beyond. From writer Vita Ayala (Bitch Planet: Triple Feature, Wonder Woman Annual) and Emily Pearson (Cult Classic) with a cover by Natasha Alterici (Heathen), comes this bold tale of surviving in bleak times. Collects issues 1-5.

Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2008-08-02
ISBN 10: 0316032832
ISBN 13: 9780316032834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking Dawn Book Review:

In the explosive finale to the epic romantic saga, Bella has one final choice to make. Should she stay mortal and strengthen her connection to the werewolves, or leave it all behind to become a vampire? When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved? To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs. This astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic. It's here! #1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with the highly anticipated companion, Midnight Sun: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time "A literary phenomenon." -- The New York Times

Fire Punch

Fire Punch
Author: Tatsuki Fujimoto
Publsiher: VIZ Media LLC
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 1974714217
ISBN 13: 9781974714216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire Punch Book Review:

Agni’s body is once again engulfed in flames, and he burns everyone and everything in his path on his way to Judah. Sun’s blind belief explodes into fury as his savior Agni becomes the villain! Will it be an inferno of revenge or a redeeming light finally end this frozen world?! -- VIZ Media

Who Will Save the Planet

Who Will Save the Planet
Author: Peter McLennan
Publsiher: Peter McLennan
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012-04
ISBN 10: 0987304410
ISBN 13: 9780987304414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Will Save the Planet Book Review:

Fourteen-year-old Jason can’t work out how to get climate change fixed—until he saves the life of the mysterious and powerful Graham. Graham promises a reward, and Jason asks him to do something to stop climate change. The request is caught by the media, so Jason thinks the man’s trapped and has to keep his word. But Graham’s got other ideas. Jason’s got a fight on his hands.

Skin Shows

Skin Shows
Author: Judith Halberstam,Jack Halberstam
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 215
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780822316633
ISBN 13: 0822316633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skin Shows Book Review:

In this examination of the monster as cultural object, Judith Halberstam offers a rereading of the monstrous that revises our view of the Gothic. Moving from the nineteenth century and the works of Shelley, Stevenson, Stoker, and Wilde to contemporary horror film exemplified by such movies as Silence of the Lambs, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Candyman, Skin Shows understands the Gothic as a versatile technology, a means of producing monsters that is constantly being rewritten by historically and culturally conditioned fears generated by a shared sense of otherness and difference. Deploying feminist and queer approaches to the monstrous body, Halberstam views the Gothic as a broad-based cultural phenomenon that supports and sustains the economic, social, and sexual hierarchies of the time. She resists familiar psychoanalytic critiques and cautions against any interpretive attempt to reduce the affective power of the monstrous to a single factor. The nineteenth-century monster is shown, for example, as configuring otherness as an amalgam of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Invoking Foucault, Halberstam describes the history of monsters in terms of its shifting relation to the body and its representations. As a result, her readings of familiar texts are radically new. She locates psychoanalysis itself within the gothic tradition and sees sexuality as a beast created in nineteenth century literature. Excessive interpretability, Halberstam argues, whether in film, literature, or in the culture at large, is the actual hallmark of monstrosity.

A Zebra in Lion Country

A Zebra in Lion Country
Author: Ralph Wanger,Everett Mattlin
Publsiher: Touchstone Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1999-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780684838816
ISBN 13: 0684838818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Zebra in Lion Country Book Review:

Shares ways of spotting the trends that move markets and explains how to choose investments

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me
Author: Mariko Tamaki
Publsiher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-05-21
ISBN 10: 1773063642
ISBN 13: 9781773063645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me Book Review:

From This One Summer co-creator Mariko Tamaki comes a hilarious and poignant story of teen heartbreak and friendship. All Freddy Riley wants is for Laura Dean to stop breaking up with her. The day they got back together was the best one of Freddy’s life, but nothing’s made sense since. Laura Dean is popular, funny and SO CUTE ... but she can be really thoughtless, even mean. Their on-again, off-again relationship has Freddy’s head spinning — and Freddy’s friends can’t understand why she keeps going back. When Freddy consults the services of a local mystic, the mysterious Seek-Her, she isn’t thrilled with the advice she receives. But something’s got to give: Freddy’s heart is breaking in slow motion, and she may be about to lose her very best friend as well as her last shred of self-respect. Fortunately for Freddy, there are new friends, and the insight of advice columnist Anna Vice, to help her through being a teenager in love. Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell bring to life a sweet and spirited tale of young love that asks us to consider what happens when we ditch the toxic relationships we crave to embrace the healthy ones we need. Key Text Features rough sketches character drawings speech bubbles process art Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.6 Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3 Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

The Mist

The Mist
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN 10: 1501176242
ISBN 13: 9781501176241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mist Book Review:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King’s terrifying novella about a town engulfed in a dense, mysterious mist as humanity makes its last stand against unholy destruction—originally published in the acclaimed short story collection Skeleton Crew and made into a TV series, as well as a feature film starring Thomas Jane and Marcia Gay Harden. In the wake of a summer storm, terror descends...David Drayton, his son Billy, and their neighbor Brent Norton join dozens of others and head to the local grocery store to replenish supplies following a freak storm. Once there, they become trapped by a strange mist that has enveloped the town. As the confinement takes its toll on their nerves, a religious zealot, Mrs. Carmody, begins to play on their fears to convince them that this is God’s vengeance for their sins. She insists a sacrifice must be made and two groups—those for and those against—are aligned. Clearly, staying in the store may prove fatal, and the Draytons, along with store employee Ollie Weeks, Amanda Dumfries, Irene Reppler, and Dan Miller, attempt to make their escape. But what’s out there may be worse than what they left behind. This exhilarating novella explores the horror in both the enemy you know—and the one you can only imagine.

Spy x Family Vol 1

Spy x Family  Vol  1
Author: Tatsuya Endo
Publsiher: VIZ Media LLC
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN 10: 1974720284
ISBN 13: 9781974720286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spy x Family Vol 1 Book Review:

Not one to depend on others, Twilight has his work cut out for him procuring both a wife and a child for his mission to infiltrate an elite private school. What he doesn’t know is that the wife he’s chosen is an assassin and the child he’s adopted is a telepath! -- VIZ Media

Biocentrism

Biocentrism
Author: Robert Lanza,Bob Berman
Publsiher: BenBella Books
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1935251740
ISBN 13: 9781935251743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biocentrism Book Review:

Building on quantum physics, Biocentrism turns the planet upside down with the revolutionary view that life creates the universe rather than the other way around. The central claim of Biocentrism is that what is referred to as space and time are forms of animal perception rather than external physical objects. Lanza and Berman take readers on a fascinating journey through a foreign universe - our own - that will alter their perception of reality for ever.

The End of the World

The End of the World
Author: Maria Manuel Lisboa
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1906924503
ISBN 13: 9781906924508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of the World Book Review:

Our fear of the world ending, like our fear of the dark, is ancient, deep-seated and perennial. It crosses boundaries of space and time, recurs in all human communities and finds expression in every aspect of cultural production - from pre-historic cave paintings to high-tech computer games. This volume examines historical and imaginary scenarios of apocalypse, the depiction of its likely triggers, and imagined landscapes in the aftermath of global destruction. Its discussion moves effortlessly from classic novels including Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake, to blockbuster films such as Blade Runner, Armageddon and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Lisboa also takes into account religious doctrine, scientific research and the visual arts to create a penetrating, multi-disciplinary study that provides profound insight into one of Western culture's most fascinating and enduring preoccupations.

Treading Softly

Treading Softly
Author: Thomas Princen
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-02-19
ISBN 10: 026229057X
ISBN 13: 9780262290579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treading Softly Book Review:

How to imagine and then realize an ecological order based on living within our biophysical means. We are living beyond our means, running up debts both economic and ecological, consuming the planet's resources at rates not remotely sustainable. But it's hard to imagine a different way. How can we live without cheap goods and easy credit? How can we consume without consuming the systems that support life? How can we live well and live within our means? In Treading Softly, Thomas Princen helps us imagine an alternative. We need, he says, a new normal, an ecological order that is actually economical with resources, that embraces limits, that sees sustainable living not as a “lifestyle” but as a long-term connection to fresh, free-flowing water, fertile soil, and healthy food. The goal would be to live well by living well within the capacities of our resources. Princen doesn't offer a quick fix—there's no list of easy ways to save the planet to hang on the refrigerator. He gives us instead a positive, realistic sense of the possible, with an abundance of examples, concepts, and tools for imagining, then realizing, how to live within our biophysical means.

Berserk Official Guidebook

Berserk Official Guidebook
Author: Kentaro Miura
Publsiher: Dark Horse Comics
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1506711464
ISBN 13: 9781506711461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Berserk Official Guidebook Book Review:

Berserk has conquered the worlds of manga and anime, and now comes the essential roadmap to the sprawling Berserk universe, exploring the characters, creatures, settings, and stories of Berserk's first 38 volumes. Profusely illustrated and including never-before-seen art (including an eight-page color section) and author notes by Kentaro Miura, the Official Guidebook is a comprehensive tour through the epic adventure, shocking horror, and graveyard humor that can be only Berserk!

Managing the Testing Process

Managing the Testing Process
Author: Rex Black
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2003-08-30
ISBN 10: 0471449342
ISBN 13: 9780471449348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing the Testing Process Book Review:

An updated edition of the best tips and tools to plan, build, and execute a structured test operation In this update of his bestselling book, Rex Black walks you through how to develop essential tools and apply them to your test project. He helps you master the basic tools, apply the techniques to manage your resources, and give each area just the right amount of attention so that you can successfully survive managing a test project! Offering a thorough review of the tools and resources you will need to manage both large and small projects for hardware and software, this book prepares you to adapt the concepts across a broad range of settings. Simple and effective, the tools comply with industry standards and bring you up to date with the best test management practices and tools of leading hardware and software vendors. Rex Black draws from his own numerous testing experiences-- including the bad ones, so you can learn from his mistakes-- to provide you with insightful tips in test project management. He explores such topics as: Dates, budgets, and quality-expectations versus reality Fitting the testing process into the overall development or maintenance process How to choose and when to use test engineers and technicians, contractors and consultants, and external test labs and vendors Setting up and using an effective and simple bug-tracking database Following the status of each test case The companion Web site contains fifty tools, templates, and case studies that will help you put these ideas into action--fast!

The Hidden Foundation

The Hidden Foundation
Author: David E. James,Rick Berg
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 297
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780816627059
ISBN 13: 0816627053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Foundation Book Review:

Ranging from the earliest days of the cinema to the present, The Hidden Foundation reestablishes class as a fundamental aspect of film history. Featuring prominent film scholars and historians, this volume is unique in its international scope, diversity of perspectives and methodologies, and the sweep of its analysis. The Hidden Foundation begins with a review of the history of class in social and political thought, going on to chronicle its disappearance from film and cultural studies. Subsequent essays consider topics ranging from American and Soviet silent film through Chinese and American film in the fifties, to the restructuring of the working class that was a feature of films of the 1980s in both the United States and Great Britain.

Book of Rhymes

Book of Rhymes
Author: Adam Bradley
Publsiher: Civitas Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN 10: 0465094414
ISBN 13: 9780465094417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book of Rhymes Book Review:

If asked to list the greatest innovators of modern American poetry, few of us would think to include Jay-Z or Eminem in their number. And yet hip hop is the source of some of the most exciting developments in verse today. The media uproar in response to its controversial lyrical content has obscured hip hop's revolution of poetic craft and experience: Only in rap music can the beat of a song render poetic meter audible, allowing an MC's wordplay to move a club-full of eager listeners.Examining rap history's most memorable lyricists and their inimitable techniques, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that we must understand rap as poetry or miss the vanguard of poetry today. Book of Rhymes explores America's least understood poets, unpacking their surprisingly complex craft, and according rap poetry the respect it deserves.

Hack the Stack

Hack the Stack
Author: Michael Gregg,Stephen Watkins,George Mays,Chris Ries,Ronald M. Bandes,Brandon Franklin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2006-11-06
ISBN 10: 9780080507743
ISBN 13: 0080507743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hack the Stack Book Review:

This book looks at network security in a new and refreshing way. It guides readers step-by-step through the "stack" -- the seven layers of a network. Each chapter focuses on one layer of the stack along with the attacks, vulnerabilities, and exploits that can be found at that layer. The book even includes a chapter on the mythical eighth layer: The people layer. This book is designed to offer readers a deeper understanding of many common vulnerabilities and the ways in which attacker’s exploit, manipulate, misuse, and abuse protocols and applications. The authors guide the readers through this process by using tools such as Ethereal (sniffer) and Snort (IDS). The sniffer is used to help readers understand how the protocols should work and what the various attacks are doing to break them. IDS is used to demonstrate the format of specific signatures and provide the reader with the skills needed to recognize and detect attacks when they occur. What makes this book unique is that it presents the material in a layer by layer approach which offers the readers a way to learn about exploits in a manner similar to which they most likely originally learned networking. This methodology makes this book a useful tool to not only security professionals but also for networking professionals, application programmers, and others. All of the primary protocols such as IP, ICMP, TCP are discussed but each from a security perspective. The authors convey the mindset of the attacker by examining how seemingly small flaws are often the catalyst of potential threats. The book considers the general kinds of things that may be monitored that would have alerted users of an attack. * Remember being a child and wanting to take something apart, like a phone, to see how it worked? This book is for you then as it details how specific hacker tools and techniques accomplish the things they do. * This book will not only give you knowledge of security tools but will provide you the ability to design more robust security solutions * Anyone can tell you what a tool does but this book shows you how the tool works