Ready Player Two

Ready Player Two
Author: Ernest Cline
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN 10: 1524761354
ISBN 13: 9781524761356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ready Player Two Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One, the near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST • “The game is on again. . . . A great mix of exciting fantasy and threatening fact.”—The Wall Street Journal AN UNEXPECTED QUEST. TWO WORLDS AT STAKE. ARE YOU READY? Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything. Hidden within Halliday’s vaults, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous—and addictive—than even Wade dreamed possible. With it comes a new riddle, and a new quest—a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize. And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who’ll kill millions to get what he wants. Wade’s life and the future of the OASIS are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance. Lovingly nostalgic and wildly original as only Ernest Cline could conceive it, Ready Player Two takes us on another imaginative, fun, action-packed adventure through his beloved virtual universe, and jolts us thrillingly into the future once again.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-08-16
ISBN 10: 0307887456
ISBN 13: 9780307887450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ready Player One Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. “Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.”—USA Today • “As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.”—Entertainment Weekly A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days. When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune—and control of the OASIS itself. Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take this prize. The race is on—and the only way to survive is to win. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Village Voice • Chicago Sun-Times • iO9 • The AV Club “Delightful . . . the grown-up’s Harry Potter.”—HuffPost “An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.”—CNN “A most excellent ride . . . Cline stuffs his novel with a cornucopia of pop culture, as if to wink to the reader.”—Boston Globe “Ridiculously fun and large-hearted . . . Cline is that rare writer who can translate his own dorky enthusiasms into prose that’s both hilarious and compassionate.”—NPR “[A] fantastic page-turner . . . starts out like a simple bit of fun and winds up feeling like a rich and plausible picture of future friendships in a world not too distant from our own.”—iO9

Ready Player Two

Ready Player Two
Author: Shira Chess
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-10-01
ISBN 10: 1452954992
ISBN 13: 9781452954998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ready Player Two Book Review:

Cultural stereotypes to the contrary, approximately half of all video game players are now women. A subculture once dominated by men, video games have become a form of entertainment composed of gender binaries. Supported by games such as Diner Dash, Mystery Case Files, Wii Fit, and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood—which are all specifically marketed toward women—the gamer industry is now a major part of imagining what femininity should look like. In Ready Player Two, media critic Shira Chess uses the concept of “Player Two”—the industry idealization of the female gamer—to examine the assumptions implicit in video games designed for women and how they have impacted gaming culture and the larger society. With Player Two, the video game industry has designed specifically for the feminine ideal: she is white, middle class, heterosexual, cis-gendered, and abled. Drawing on categories from time management and caregiving to social networking, consumption, and bodies, Chess examines how games have been engineered to shape normative ideas about women and leisure. Ready Player Two presents important arguments about how gamers and game developers must change their thinking about both women and games to produce better games, better audiences, and better industry practices. Ultimately, this book offers vital prescriptions for how one of our most powerful entertainment industries must evolve its ideas of women.

The Countercultural South

The Countercultural South
Author: Jack Temple Kirby
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 110
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780820317236
ISBN 13: 0820317233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Countercultural South Book Review:

At once upholding and refuting the South's conservative image, The Countercultural South explores the politically divergent cultures of resistance created by poor white and working-class black southern men. With humor and insight, Jack Temple Kirby traces these racially and politically opposed cultures back to the antebellum encounter between the anti-capitalistic South and the capitalist individualism identified with the North. In a wide-ranging discussion encompassing the blues, sharecropping, and contemporary black intellectuals, Kirby shows how the needful practice of black labor bargaining in the South resulted in a progressive black tradition of verbal negotiation. The conservative separatism and retro-resistance of rural whites, Kirby argues, is embedded in an inherited and adversarial frontier ethos valuing self-sufficiency and access to wilderness. With the southern landscape imaginatively as well as factually linked to social class, crime--particularly forest arson--becomes the most important form of southern white countercultural expression. Kirby continues his look at white resistance in a review of "redneck" discourse, examining the public reputation of southern whites through a range of cultural phenomena, from literature to country music to the computer network known as BUBBA-L. Original, personal, and artfully written, The Countercultural South offers fresh reflections on southern exceptionalism in American political life and culture.

Armada

Armada
Author: Ernest Cline
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0804137250
ISBN 13: 9780804137256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Armada Book Review:

THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF READY PLAYER ONE It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom—if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer. At first, Zack thinks he's going crazy. A minute later, he's sure of it. Because the UFO he's staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator calledArmada—in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders. But what Zack's seeing is all too real. And his skills—as well as those of millions of gamers across the world—are going to be needed to save the earth from what's about to befall it. Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack can't help thinking of all the science-fiction books, TV shows, and movies he grew up reading and watching, and wonder: Doesn't something about this scenario seem a little too… familiar? Armada is at once a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien-invasion tale like nothing you've ever read before—one whose every page is infused with author Ernest Cline's trademark pop-culture savvy.

Sixteen Tons

Sixteen Tons
Author: Kevin Corley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2014-02-02
ISBN 10: 9780991163991
ISBN 13: 0991163990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sixteen Tons Book Review:

SIXTEEN TONS carries you down into the dark, dirty and dangerous coal mines of the early 1900s, as Italian immigrant Antonio Vacca and his sons encounter cave-ins and fires deep below the earth's surface. The dangers above ground are equally deadly, as the men and women battle gun thugs, corrupt sheriffs and crooked politicians at Virden, Matewan and Ludlow in an epic struggle to form a union and make the mines a safer place to work. Historian Kevin Corley has fashioned a unique novel by interviewing retired miners, their wives and children across the country throughout Illinois. He has used these oral histories to fashion an honest, accurate portrait of life among the coal mining families. You will be moved by the dramatic events in the novel, which are all the more moving and inspiring, given their foundation among real individuals who walked through history. -- back cover.

Coconut Layer Cake Murder

Coconut Layer Cake Murder
Author: Joanne Fluke
Publsiher: Kensington Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 1496718917
ISBN 13: 9781496718914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coconut Layer Cake Murder Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller USA Today Bestseller Publishers Weekly Bestseller Bakery owner Hannah Swensen is leaving Lake Eden to help a friend in sunny California. But an unexpected phone call swiftly brings her back to a cold Minnesota winter . . . and murder . . . When Hannah learns that her sister Michelle’s boyfriend, Detective Lonnie Murphy, is the prime suspect in a murder case, she flies straight home from a Los Angeles movie sound stage to frigid Minnesota. But proving Lonnie’s innocence will be harder than figuring out what went wrong with a recipe, especially with Lonnie’s hazy memory of the night in question. Hannah doesn’t know what to believe. Before everything comes crashing down on Lonnie like a heaping slice of coconut layer cake, it’ll be up to Hannah to rack up enough clues to toast a flaky killer . . . Features Over a Dozen Cookie and Dessert Recipes from The Cookie Jar!

Player One

Player One
Author: Douglas Coupland
Publsiher: House of Anansi
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0887849687
ISBN 13: 9780887849688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Player One Book Review:

Story of five people caught inside an airport cocktail lounge during a global disaster.

The Bone Keeper

The Bone Keeper
Author: Luca Veste
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN 10: 1492671304
ISBN 13: 9781492671305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bone Keeper Book Review:

He'll slice your flesh. Your bones he'll keep. The Bone Keeper's coming. And he'll make you weep. What if the figure that haunted your nightmares as a child was real? Twenty years ago, four teenagers went exploring in the local woods, trying to find the supposed home of the Bone Keeper. Only three returned. Now, a woman is found wandering the streets, horrifically injured, claiming to have fled the evil urban myth. And then a body turns up.

Carrot Cake Murder

Carrot Cake Murder
Author: Joanne Fluke
Publsiher: Kensington Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 1617730114
ISBN 13: 9781617730115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carrot Cake Murder Book Review:

Summertime has finally arrived in Lake Eden, Minnesota, and Hannah Swensen, owner of The Cookie Jar bakery, is looking forward to warm, lazy days, eating ice cream, and sharing picnics with friends. But when a family reunion takes a deadly turn, it's up to Hannah to find a killer. . . Between baking up a storm for The Cookie Jar and unraveling the mystery of her cat Moishe's recent strange behavior, Hannah Swensen has a lot on her plate. But she'll always make time for her business partner, Lisa, who's in the midst of preparing for a big family reunion. Everyone is delighted when Lisa's long-lost uncle makes a surprise appearance. No one has heard from Gus in twenty-five years--and his arrival has everyone buzzing with excitement. Uncle Gus is immediately the hit of the reunion, telling tales of his great success and flashing money for all to see. He's almost as popular as Hannah's scrumptious carrot cake, which is also Gus's favorite dessert. But the next morning, as the whole family gathers for the group photo, one person is missing. Hannah offers to track down Uncle Gus, but her search leads to a shocking find. Over by the bar at the pavilion, she spots two slices of her infamous carrot cake, frosting-side down on the floor--and Gus's corpse with an ice pick jutting out of his chest! A little snooping reveals that not everyone was celebrating Gus's return. And when Hannah unearths more secrets from Gus's past, she discovers even more people with an axe to grind. Now Hannah's got to sift through a long list of suspects to find a killer--even if it could mean a recipe for her own demise. . . Includes 12 original dessert recipes for you to try!

The Art of Ready Player One

The Art of Ready Player One
Author: Gina McIntyre
Publsiher: Insight Editions
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN 10: 9781683832096
ISBN 13: 1683832094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Ready Player One Book Review:

Discover the captivating art of Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. Our dystopian world lies on the brink of chaos and collapse, but the people have found their salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune in the form of a digital Easter egg hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. Wade Watts, an unlikely young hero, decides to join the contest and embarks on a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical world of action, danger, and mystery. Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on author Ernest Cline’s internationally best-selling book, Ready Player One is a hugely imaginative sci-fi adventure set in a rich virtual world. The Art of Ready Player One explores the creation of the incredible design work for this much-anticipated film, showcasing a wealth of concept art, sketches, storyboards, and other stunning visuals. The book also features exclusive interviews and commentary from the creative team, forming the perfect companion to one of the most exciting films of 2018.

Gathering Blue

Gathering Blue
Author: Lois Lowry
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2000-09-25
ISBN 10: 9780547345789
ISBN 13: 054734578X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gathering Blue Book Review:

Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever. As she did in THE GIVER, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira’s plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.

Ranks of Bronze

Ranks of Bronze
Author: David Drake
Publsiher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2001-08-01
ISBN 10: 1618242997
ISBN 13: 9781618242990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ranks of Bronze Book Review:

They were Roman soldiers¾ and they were still alive because there were no better killers in the galaxy. The Galactics need fighters who could win battles without the aid of technology. That's why, when Rome's legions suffered disaster at Carrhae, secretive alien traders were waiting to buy them on the Persian slave market. Now, virtually immortal, the Romans fight strange enemies on stranger worlds; and though they win every battle, the spoils of victory never include freedom. If the legionaries are ever to return to Earth, it must be through the beam weapons and force screens of their ruthless alien owners. But no matter the odds, two thousand years is a long time; the Romans are coming home. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Ready Player Fun

Ready Player Fun
Author: A. V. Kern
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2018-04-19
ISBN 10: 9781980881971
ISBN 13: 1980881979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ready Player Fun Book Review:

In the year 2054, reality is a really dumb place. The only time the young, freedom-loving, 1980s pop culture and sex-obsessed Bowie Jackson really feels alive is when he's huddling in a rusted metal lean-to in rural Wisconsin, jacked into the virtual, hyper-sexualized utopia known as the O-Face. Bowie's devoted his life to unlocking the puzzles of the three magic dildos left by the O-Face's creator as his in-game alter ego Felicia McFly, no matter how stupid and cringey it is to learn about pop culture that's 70 years out of date. But Bowie's the ultimate Mary Stu, so that's not going to stop him! When Bowie joins forces with his friends Sherm the Worm, Ap0ll0, and W33b to solve the creator's puzzles, he attracts the attention of the ultimate buzzkill: the appallingly uptight Roger Dodger and his Cult of Real Reality, who will stop at nothing, no matter how impractical, to end the antics of this group of misfits and take over the O-Face. If Bowie's going to survive, win the contest, and maybe even bang a real girl in the end, he'll have to give it everything he's got--no matter how ridiculous the circumstances or how bad the puns. Disclaimer: This book contains coarse language, a lot of gratuitously stupid and graphic sexual situations, tons of violence, and due to its content should not be read by anyone. You've been warned!

Sam the Cooking Guy Recipes with Intentional Leftovers

Sam the Cooking Guy  Recipes with Intentional Leftovers
Author: Sam Zien
Publsiher: The Countryman Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN 10: 1682686035
ISBN 13: 9781682686034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sam the Cooking Guy Recipes with Intentional Leftovers Book Review:

20 master recipes, more than 100 dishes—weeknight cooking has never been so exciting or so easy! Say goodbye to fourth-night-in-a-row meat loaf and identical containers of tragically “meal-prepped” chicken thighs. YouTube cooking sensation and restauranteur Sam the Cooking Guy is here to save us from mediocre leftovers. With 20 bulk-cooking master dishes, each featuring a main protein, with corresponding follow-up meals that all benefit from the work you’ve already done, Sam ensures that you’ll never be bored in the kitchen again! Sam’s recipes are simple and quick, but never tired. Your Mexican Meat Loaf from Sunday can shapeshift into Tuesday night’s Tacos or Thursday’s Sloppy Joes. Monday’s Roast Chicken becomes Wednesday’s Thai Chicken Curry or Friday’s Baked Taquitos. “Aw man, Beer-Braised Short Ribs again?” “Nah: Short Rib Egg Rolls!” Sam’s genuine and engaging personality, along with vibrant color photography, makes this book a lifesaver for busy folks who are looking for dinners that they can finally be excited about.

Girl Gone Mad

Girl Gone Mad
Author: Avery Bishop
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2020-09
ISBN 10: 9781542018715
ISBN 13: 1542018714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girl Gone Mad Book Review:

They say everything is fun and games until someone gets hurt. Well, someone did--and now the game has changed... Emily Bennett works as a therapist in Pennsylvania, helping children overcome their troubled pasts--even as she struggles to forget her own. Once upon a time, Emily was part of a middle school clique called the Harpies--six popular girls who bullied the new girl to her breaking point. The Harpies took a blood oath: never tell a soul what they did to Grace Farmer. Now, fourteen years later, it seems karma has caught up to them when one member of that vicious circle commits suicide. But when a second Harpy is discovered dead shortly after, also from apparent suicide, the deaths start to look suspicious. And when Emily starts seeing a woman who looks a lot like Grace Farmer lurking in the shadows, she's forced to wonder: Is Grace back for revenge? Or is Emily's guilt driving her mad? Sticks and stones may break your bones, but the Harpies are about to find out just how much words can hurt you.

Project Hail Mary

Project Hail Mary
Author: Andy Weir
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN 10: 0593135210
ISBN 13: 9780593135211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Hail Mary Book Review:

A lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this incredible new science-based thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian. Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission--and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn't know that. He can't even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he's been asleep for a very, very long time. And he's just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company. His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, he realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Alone on this tiny ship that's been cobbled together by every government and space agency on the planet and hurled into the depths of space, it's up to him to conquer an extinction-level threat to our species. And thanks to an unexpected ally, he just might have a chance. Part scientific mystery, part dazzling interstellar journey, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian--while taking us to places it never dreamed of going.

Don t Ever Forget

Don t Ever Forget
Author: Matthew Farrell
Publsiher: Thomas & Mercer
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 9781542019767
ISBN 13: 1542019761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Ever Forget Book Review:

From the bestselling author of What Have You Done comes a mind-bending page-turner involving a series of dark crimes from the past. When police investigator Susan Adler is called to the roadside murder of a fellow state trooper, she's tasked with finding the people responsible for the cold-blooded act caught on the trooper's dashboard cam. She traces the car to a nurse who, along with her elderly patient, has been missing for days. At the old man's house, she finds disturbing evidence that instantly revives two cold cases involving long-missing children. The investigation takes a chilling turn when people involved with both the nurse and old man begin to turn up dead, and Susan enlists the help of her friend and forensic investigator Liam Dwyer. Together they must untangle the threads of this ever-more-complicated case--and stay ahead of whoever's trying to slash their progress. The old man's failing memory adds urgency: wherever he is, he's no doubt lost, confused, and in extreme danger. What started as a traffic stop gone wrong quickly unfolds into one of the darkest cases of Susan's career, and it all leads to a sick, desperate killer. Susan and Liam must work fast to save the old man's life and keep future victims from the killer's grasp.

Intersectionality in Digital Humanities

Intersectionality in Digital Humanities
Author: Barbara Bordalejo,Roopika Risam
Publsiher: ARC Humanities Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-11-30
ISBN 10: 9781641890502
ISBN 13: 1641890509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intersectionality in Digital Humanities Book Review:

As digital humanities has expanded in scopeand content, questions of how to negotiatethe overlapping influences of race, class,gender, sexuality, nation, and otherdimensions that shape data, archives, andmethodologies have come to the fore. Takingup these concerns, the authors in this volumeexplore their effects on the methodological,political, and ethical practices of digitalhumanities.

Awaken Online

Awaken Online
Author: Travis Bagwell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2016-07-23
ISBN 10: 9781535459426
ISBN 13: 1535459425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Awaken Online Book Review:

Jason logs into Awaken Online fed-up with reality. He's in desperate need of an escape, and this game is his ticket to finally feeling the type of power and freedom that's so sorely lacking in his real life. Awaken Online is a brand new virtual reality game that just hit the market, promising an unprecedented level of immersion. Yet Jason quickly finds himself pushed down a path he didn't expect. In this game, he isn't the hero. There are no damsels to save. There are no bad guys to vanquish. In fact, he might just be the villain. (This novel contains graphic violence and language. If books had ratings, it would be rated "M" for Mature)