Near Dark

Near Dark
Author: Brad Thor
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 1982104082
ISBN 13: 9781982104085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Near Dark Book Review:

Scot Harvath returns in the newest thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor. The world’s largest bounty has just been placed upon America’s top spy. His only hope for survival is to outwit, outrun, and outlast his enemies long enough to get to the truth. But for Scot Harvath to accomplish his most dangerous mission ever—one that has already claimed the lives of the people closest to him, including his new wife—he’s going to need help—a lot of it. Not knowing whom he can trust, Harvath finds an unlikely ally in Norwegian intelligence operative Sølvi Kolstad. Just as smart, just as deadly, and just as determined, she not only has the skills, but also the broken, troubled past to match Harvath’s own.

Near Dark

Near Dark
Author: Stacey Abbott
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2020-10-29
ISBN 10: 1911239287
ISBN 13: 9781911239284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Near Dark Book Review:

First released in 1987, Near Dark is a vampire film set in the contemporary American Midwest that tells the story of Caleb, a half-vampire trying to decide whether to embrace his vampire nature or return to his human family. The film, an early work of the now-established director Kathryn Bigelow, skilfully mixes genre conventions, combining gothic tropes with those of the Western, road movie and film noir, while also introducing elements of the outlaw romance genre. Stacey Abbott's study of the film addresses it as a genre hybrid that also challenges conventions of the vampire film. The vampires are morally ambiguous and undermine the class structures that have historically defined stories of the undead. These are not aristocrats but instead they capture the allure and horror of the disenfranchised and the underclass. As Abbott describes, Near Dark was crucial in consolidating Bigelow's standing as a director of significance at an early point in her career, not simply because of her visual art background, but because of the way in which she would from Near Dark onward re-envision other traditionally mainstream genres of filmmaking.

Near Dark (Export)

Near Dark (Export)
Author: Brad Thor
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN 10: 9781982152857
ISBN 13: 1982152850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Near Dark (Export) Book Review:

The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow

The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow
Author: Deborah Jermyn,Sean Redmond
Publsiher: Wallflower Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781903364420
ISBN 13: 1903364426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow Book Review:

Kathryn Bigelow has undoubtedly been one of Hollywood's most significant female players, well known in popular terms for films such as Point Break and Blue Steel, yet relatively unexplored in academia. This collection explores how Bigelow can be seen to provide a point of intersection to a whole range of issues at the forefront of contemporary film studies and of the transformation of Hollywood into a post-classical cinema machine, with a particular emphasis on her most ambitious and controversial picture, Strange Days.

The Lions Of Lucerne

The Lions Of Lucerne
Author: Brad Thor
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN 10: 1847395309
ISBN 13: 9781847395306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Lions Of Lucerne Book Review:

When the president is kidnapped during his ski holiday in Colorado, disavowed Secret Service Agent Scott Harvath is his only hope of rescue. Tracking the kidnapper to Switzerland, and with the ambitious Claudia Muehler of the Swiss Federal Attorney's Office to assist him, the pair are forced to go it alone as they realise the kidnapping plot reaches some of the highest levels of the Swiss Intelligence community. In a race against time, they must scale the treacherous heights of Mt. Pilatus, uncover a hidden military fortress secreted beneath its peak, and defeat the formidable force that stands between them and the safe return of the president - the deadly men known as the Lions of Lucerne. Look out for the adrenaline-fuelled new Brad Thor novel, Code of Conduct, published in July 2015!

Such a Dark Thing

Such a Dark Thing
Author: M. Jess Peacock
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2015-02-05
ISBN 10: 1630878189
ISBN 13: 9781630878184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Such a Dark Thing Book Review:

Evil, death, demons, reanimation, and resurrection. While such topics are often reserved for the darker mindscapes of the vampire subgenre within popular culture, they are equally integral elements of religious history and belief. Despite the cultural shift of presenting vampires in a secular light, the traditional figure of the vampire within cinema and literature has a rich legacy of serving as a theological marker. Whether as a symbol of the allure of sin, as an apologetic for assorted religious icons, or as a gateway into a discussion of liberationist theology, the vampire has served as a spiritual touchstone from Bram Stoker's Dracula, to Stephen King's Salem's Lot, to the HBO television series True Blood. In Such a Dark Thing, Jess Peacock examines how the figure of the vampire is able to traverse and interconnect theology and academia within the larger popular culture in a compelling and engaging manner. The vampire straddles the ineffable chasm between life and death and speaks to the transcendent in all of us, tapping into our fundamental curiosity of what, if anything, exists beyond the mortal coil, giving us a glimpse into the interminable while maintaining a cultural currency that is never dead and buried.

The Vampire Book

The Vampire Book
Author: J Gordon Melton
Publsiher: Visible Ink Press
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN 10: 1578593506
ISBN 13: 9781578593507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Vampire Book Book Review:

The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction From Vlad the Impaler to Barnabas Collins to Edward Cullen to Dracula and Bill Compton, renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, PhD takes the reader on a vast, alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, pop culture, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead exposes everything about the blood thirsty predator. Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal, and The Vampire Book explores it all. The historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Transylvania to plague-infested Europe to Nostradamus and from modern literature to movies and TV series, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

The Last Patriot

The Last Patriot
Author: Brad Thor
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2008-07-01
ISBN 10: 141654383X
ISBN 13: 9781416543831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Last Patriot Book Review:

Navy SEAL turned covert Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath must race to locate an ancient secret that has the power to stop militant Islam dead in its tracks.

Spymaster

Spymaster
Author: Brad Thor
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN 10: 1476789436
ISBN 13: 9781476789439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Spymaster Book Review:

Scot Harvath must do whatever it takes to prevent the United States from being dragged into a deadly war in this heart-pounding thriller that is “timely, raw, and filled with enough action for two books” (The Real Book Spy) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor. Across Europe, a secret organization has begun attacking diplomats. Back in the United States, a foreign ally demands the identity of a highly placed covert asset. Between the two, all the ingredients are there for an all-out war. With his mentor out of the game, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath must take on the role he has spent his career avoiding. But, as with everything else he does, he intends to rewrite the rules—all of them. In Spymaster, Scot Harvath is more cunning, more dangerous, and deadlier than ever before.

Visual Astronomy Under Dark Skies

Visual Astronomy Under Dark Skies
Author: Antony Cooke
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2006-01-16
ISBN 10: 1846281490
ISBN 13: 9781846281495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Visual Astronomy Under Dark Skies Book Review:

Provide the reader with everything he needs to know about what to observe, and using some of today’s state-of-the-art technique and commercial equipment, how to get superb views of faint and distant astronomical objects. Only guide to live observation of deep space, utilizing modern image enhancement techniques (image intensifiers and CCD video monitors) Detailed information supplied on the image intensifiers and CCD video monitors Explains how to select and prepare sites for live viewing.

Dracula's Daughters

Dracula's Daughters
Author: Douglas Brode,Leah Deyneka
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2013-12-24
ISBN 10: 0810892960
ISBN 13: 9780810892965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Dracula's Daughters Book Review:

A collection of essays about the portrayals of female vampires through the history of film, beginning with Carl Theodore Dreyer’s Vampyre and culminating with the Twilight series. The contributors to these essays will be primarily female writers/scholars on films that focus on the female vampire—very often lesbian and/or bisexual—and the social implications of such films.

Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow
Author: Peter Keough
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 1617037753
ISBN 13: 9781617037757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Kathryn Bigelow Book Review:

With her gripping film The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow (b. 1951) made history in 2010 by becoming the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director. Since then she has also filmed history with her latest movie, Zero Dark Thirty, which is about the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden. She is one of Hollywood’s brightest stars, but her roots go back four decades to the very non-Hollywood, avant-garde art world of New York City in the 1970s. Her first feature The Loveless reflected those academic origins, but such subsequent films such as the vampire-Western Near Dark, the female vigilante movie Blue Steel, and the surfer-crime thriller Point Break demonstrated her determination to apply her aesthetic sensibilities to popular, genre filmmaking. The first volume of Bigelow’s interviews ever published, Peter Keough’s collection covers her early success with Near Dark; the frustrations and disappointments she endured with films such as Strange Days and K-19: The Widowmaker; and her triumph with The Hurt Locker. In conversations ranging from the casual to the analytical, Bigelow explains how her evolving ambitions and aesthetics sprang from her earliest aspirations to be a painter and conceptual artist in New York in the 1970s and then expanded to embrace Hollywood filmmaking when she was exposed to such renowned directors as John Ford, Howard Hawks, Don Siegel, Sam Peckinpah, and George Roy Hill.

My Dark Places

My Dark Places
Author: James Ellroy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-09-23
ISBN 10: 9780307488510
ISBN 13: 0307488519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


My Dark Places Book Review:

The internationally acclaimed author of the L.A. Quartet and The Underworld USA Trilogy, James Ellroy, presents another literary masterpiece, this time a true crime murder mystery about his own mother. In 1958 Jean Ellroy was murdered, her body dumped on a roadway in a seedy L.A. suburb. Her killer was never found, and the police dismissed her as a casualty of a cheap Saturday night. James Ellroy was ten when his mother died, and he spent the next thirty-six years running from her ghost and attempting to exorcize it through crime fiction. In 1994, Ellroy quit running. He went back to L.A., to find out the truth about his mother--and himself. In My Dark Places, our most uncompromising crime writer tells what happened when he teamed up with a brilliant homicide cop to investigate a murder that everyone else had forgotten--and reclaim the mother he had despised, desired, but never dared to love. What ensues is a epic of loss, fixation, and redemption, a memoir that is also a history of the American way of violence. "Ellroy is more powerful than ever." --The Nation "Astonishing . . . original, daring, brilliant." --Philadelphia Inquirer

Draw the Dark

Draw the Dark
Author: Ilsa J. Bick
Publsiher: Carolrhoda Lab ™
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 1467731684
ISBN 13: 9781467731683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Draw the Dark Book Review:

There are things the people of Winter, Wisconsin, would rather forget. The year the Nazis came to town, for one. That fire, for another. But what they'd really like to forget is Christian Cage. Seventeen-year-old Christian's parents disappeared when he was a little boy. Ever since, he's drawn obsessively: his mother's face...her eyes...and what he calls "the sideways place," where he says his parents are trapped. Christian figures if he can just see through his mother's eyes, maybe he can get there somehow and save them. But Christian also draws other things. Ugly things. Evil things. Dark things. Things like other people's fears and nightmares. Their pasts. Their destiny. There's one more thing the people of Winter would like to forget: murder. But Winter won’t be able to forget the truth, no matter how hard it tries. Not as long as Christian draws the dark...

His Dark Materials: Lyra's Oxford

His Dark Materials: Lyra's Oxford
Author: Philip Pullman
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2009-01-21
ISBN 10: 9780307487810
ISBN 13: 0307487814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


His Dark Materials: Lyra's Oxford Book Review:

HIS DARK MATERIALS IS SOON TO BE AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA! This exciting companion to His Dark Materials tells a not-to-be-missed story about Lyra and her world. When a witch's daemon crashes onto the roof of Jordan College, Lyra and her daemon, Pan, are eager to help. But as this unlikely trio scours the winding streets of Oxford in search of a famed alchemist, their journey takes a deadly turn... This volume also includes a fold-out map of Lyra's Oxford and fascinating extra glimpses of our favorite characters. Don't miss Philip Pullman's epic new trilogy set in the world of His Dark Materials! ** THE BOOK OF DUST ** La Belle Sauvage The Secret Commonwealth

Use of Force

Use of Force
Author: Brad Thor
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN 10: 150117486X
ISBN 13: 9781501174865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Use of Force Book Review:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor. As a storm rages across the Mediterranean Sea, a terrifying distress call is made to the Italian Coast Guard. Days later, a body washes ashore. Identified as a high value terrorism suspect (who had disappeared three years prior), his name sends panic through the Central Intelligence Agency. Where was he headed? What was he planning? And could he be connected to the “spectacular attack” they have been fearing all summer? In a race against time, the CIA taps an unorthodox source to get answers: Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative, Scot Harvath. Hired on a black contract, Harvath will provide the deniability the United States needs, while he breaks every rule along the way. Packed with pulse-pounding action, fascinating characters, and electrifying intrigue, Brad Thor does it again and proves why he is known around-the-world as the “Master of Thrillers.”

The Dark Secret of Josephine

The Dark Secret of Josephine
Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-06-05
ISBN 10: 1448212928
ISBN 13: 9781448212927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Dark Secret of Josephine Book Review:

Aug 1794 - Apr 1796 Roger Brook – Prime Minister Pitt's most daring and resourceful secret agent – had sailed for the West Indies with a party that included three beautiful women. His purpose: pleasure. But the Caribbean, blue seas, lush tropical islands and palm-shaded beaches, was infested with pirates. The slaves of the 'Sugar islands' were in revolt. All this Roger Brook encountered. But also he uncovered a mysterious episode in the early life of the Empress Josephine – a mystery that had its effect on the Parisian intrigues that led to Napoleon receiving his first great command: the Army of Italy. A mystery that tied together many strange scenes and unlikely events.

Contemporary American Cinema

Contemporary American Cinema
Author: Williams , Linda Ruth,Hammond , Michael
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2006-05-01
ISBN 10: 0335218318
ISBN 13: 9780335218318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Contemporary American Cinema Book Review:

This is a comprehensive introduction to post-classical American film. Covering American cinema since 1960, the text looks at both Hollywood and non-mainstream cinema.

Our Vampires, Ourselves

Our Vampires, Ourselves
Author: Nina Auerbach
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2012-10-12
ISBN 10: 022605618X
ISBN 13: 9780226056180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Our Vampires, Ourselves Book Review:

This “vigorous, witty look at the undead as cultural icons in 19th- and 20th-century England and America” examines the many meanings of the vampire myth (Kirkus Reviews). From Byron’s Lord Ruthven to Anne Rice’s Lestat to the black bisexual heroine of Jewelle Gomez’s The Gilda Stories, vampires have taken many forms, capturing and recapturing our imaginations for centuries. In Our Vampires, Ourselves, Nina Auerbach explores the rich history of this literary and cultural phenomenon to illuminate how every age embraces the vampire it needs—and gets the vampire it deserves. Working with a wide range of texts, as well as movies and television, Auerbach follows the evolution of the vampire from 19th century England to 20th century America. Using the mercurial figure as a lens for viewing the last two hundred years of Anglo-American cultural history, “this seductive work offers profound insights into many of the urgent concerns of our time” (Wendy Doniger, The Nation).

The Name of the Nearest River

The Name of the Nearest River
Author: Alex Taylor
Publsiher: Sarabande Books
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN 10: 193674743X
ISBN 13: 9781936747436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Name of the Nearest River Book Review:

Short stories set in Kentucky from a prize-winning author who “writes with generosity and understanding of rural and small town life” (Chris Offutt, author of Country Dark). Like a room soaked in the scent of whiskey, perfume, and sweat, the atmosphere of these stories is at once intoxicating, vulnerable, and full of brawn, revealing the hidden dangers in the coyote-infested fields, rusty riverbeds, and abandoned logging trails of Kentucky. In one story, a man spends seven days in a jon boat with his fiddle and a Polaroid camera, determined to enact vengeance on the water-logged body of a used car salesman; in another, a demolition derby enthusiast watches his two wild, burning love interests duke it out, only to determine he would rather be left alone entirely. Together, these stories present a resonant debut collection from an unexpected new voice in Southern fiction, a recipient of the Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing, the Barry Hannah Prize for Fiction, and the Eric Hoffer Award in General Fiction. “This debut collection pulls readers into rural Kentucky and hammers them with the despair and frustration that drive his fierce, battered denizens of the Bluegrass State.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “[Taylor] writes with wit, zest and skill . . . In the long queue of very good contemporary Southern writers, here’s a guy who can cut to the front.” —The Minneapolis Star-Tribune