The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles
Author: Madeline Miller
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-03-06
ISBN 10: 0062060635
ISBN 13: 9780062060631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Song of Achilles Book Review:

“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.” —Ann Patchett “Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.

Galatea

Galatea
Author: Madeline Miller
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 20
Release: 2013-07-04
ISBN 10: 1408848147
ISBN 13: 9781408848142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Galatea Book Review:

In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece – the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen – the gift of life. Now his wife, Galatea is expected to be obedience and humility personified, but it is not long before she learns to use her beauty as a form of manipulation. In a desperate bid by her obsessive husband to keep her under control, she is locked away under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses. But with a daughter to rescue, she is determined to break free, whatever the cost... From the Orange Prize-winning author of The Song of Achilles, this short story is a dazzling retelling of the myth of Galatea.

Jack the Ripper Case Closed

Jack the Ripper  Case Closed
Author: Gyles Brandreth
Publsiher: Corsair
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-06-15
ISBN 10: 1472152336
ISBN 13: 9781472152336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jack the Ripper Case Closed Book Review:

London. 1894. 'I am not a detective, chief constable.' 'No, but you are a poet, a freemason and a man of the world. All useful qualifications for the business in hand.' So says Police Chief Macnaghten to Oscar Wilde, in a Chelsea drawing room in the company of Arthur Conan Doyle. The business they are gathered to discuss is none other than the case of Jack the Ripper, the most notorious murderer in England. And thus the three men set out to solve one of the world's most famous mysteries - the ultimate truth about the identity of Jack the Ripper. Case Closed is Arthur Conan Doyle's account of the events of 1894, the year of the return of Jack the Ripper. Based on Oscar Wilde's real-life friendship with Conan Doyle and the extraordinary but little-known fact that in 1894 the detective in charge of the Jack the Ripper investigations was Oscar Wilde's neighbour in Tite Street, Chelsea, this is a revelatory and gripping detective story, combining the intrigue of a classic murder mystery with a witty and compelling portrait of one of the greatest characters of the Victorian age.

Circe

Circe
Author: Madeline Miller
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-04-10
ISBN 10: 0316556335
ISBN 13: 9780316556330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circe Book Review:

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times). In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world. #1 New York Times Bestseller -- named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, the Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, the A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self, Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider.

Nine Day Novel writing Faster

Nine Day Novel writing Faster
Author: Steve Windsor,Lise Cartwright
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN 10: 9781507742198
ISBN 13: 1507742193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Day Novel writing Faster Book Review:

Are you ready to become an author yet? If you're new to fiction writing, this book's for you! (updated version!) Are you tired of waiting for the novel in your head to magically appear? Tired of being told to "write a little bit a day every day?" How's that advice working for you? It's not ... is it? If it was, your novel would be done. But I hear you. When I first learned how to write a novel, that "helpful" information ... wasn't. I went slowly, writing a little each day like all the authors told me to. Then I'd get disinterested or distracted and my novel would get DEStructed! You've listened to the podcasts, taken the writing workshops, read how to write a novel guides, but your novel still isn't written. Are you still waiting for that "1 hour a day" conventional wisdom to pay off? Let's face it, it's a new ballgame for indie authors! A numbers game. The number of books you publish, reviews you get, and downloads you can expect are all partly a function of how much you write-how many books you publish. Conventional "wisdom" is getting us indie authors nowhere. It's time to take a different approach! Wouldn't it be great to have something to show for all your hard work? Forget next year! What about sitting down to proofread your first draft next week? That's what I want to show you how to do, because I've been there. In this step-by-step writing workshop-feels more like adrenaline boot camp-Steve Windsor walks you through how he writes novels in 9 "days." With concrete examples of how to apply story structure, outlining, and plotting, you learn to drive your hero through his or her story. You can write a novel in less time than it takes you to need your next haircut. Steve shows you how blockbuster novels and movies use a formula that's as old as Aristotle to produce hits. Packed with examples! Using examples from his own novels, best selling books... He even makes up a story right before your eyes! Steve is a hands on hardcore writer who will show you just how "easy" it is. Make no mistake, the Nine Day Novel series isn't for everyone. Some people like pacing themselves on their way to the death of their dreams of becoming an author. Then again, you aren't them. In this motivational writer's retreat disguised as a fast-paced writing workshop, you'll learn: How story structure can help you write faster. Through mainstream examples and Steve's own brand of "Darth Vader" humor, Nine Day Novel will keep you pumped up to write. And the FREE resources? Inside the Nine Day Novel, you'll get access to a starter file for one of the most popular writing software packages out there-Scrivener. Rather than spending hours or even days learning and creating a story structure outline, Steve did it for you. There's not one, but three FREE writing tools to download inside! So whether you are a yet to be discovered bestselling author or a grizzled, coffee-addicted veteran like Steve who is continually sharpening his writing sword, Nine Day Novel-Writing Faster will give you a sharp new edge on your writer's blade. Don't let your novel die in your mind because you think you lack the time. I'll show you how much time you really have. And I'll give you real advice on how to use that time to write your novel faster than you ever thought possible. Take action, read this book, and faster than your next vacation is over, you will be showing off your brand new novel. Don't waste another minute, scroll up and click "BUY NOW"!

Killer Reunion

Killer Reunion
Author: G. A. McKevett
Publsiher: Kensington Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN 10: 1496700791
ISBN 13: 9781496700797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Killer Reunion Book Review:

If you think going home again is hard, try being a plus-sized PI with a troubled family legacy. But Savannah Reid is no shrinking violet. She's ready for her high school reunion, complete with mean girls, ex-beaus--and murder charges... When Savannah Reid fled McGill, Georgia, all those years ago, everyone figured the chubby girl from the wrong side of tracks wouldn't be back. But with the hope of seeing her beloved Granny Reid, Savannah makes a triumphant return with her handsome husband on her arm, ready to face the past at her 25th high school reunion. When her old nemesis Queen of Mean Jeanette Parker shows she hasn't changed her stripes one bit, Savannah rises to the challenge--and finally comes out on top. Until Jeanette's dead body shows up in the swamp and just about everyone is ready to pin Savannah for murder.... Of course, Savannah's own Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency comes to her rescue. But even her best buds are having trouble keeping Savannah out of jail, despite the fact that Jeanette has more than enough enemies--and quite possibly the blood of her recently deceased husband on her hands. Savannah never thought going back to school would be so hard. But she's learned a thing or two in her time away, and she's ready to finally make the grade when it comes to the ultimate high school redemption... Praise For G.A. Mckevett And The Savannah Reid Mysteries Killer Gourmet "Engrossing...Natural dialogue and characters with real-life problems set this series well above the average cozy once again." --Publishers Weekly Killer Physique "The mystery is intriguing." --Booklist Buried In Buttercream"A wonderful edition to the series." --Suspense Magazine A Decadent Way To Die "Superb." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Corpse Suzette "Savannah's as feisty as ever." --Kirkus Reviews Murder a la Mode "Added to a well-plotted mystery, the very funny depiction of a different side of reality television makes Murder á la Mode a delight." --Mystery Scene Peaches And Screams "A luscious heroine, humor, and down-home characters." --Library Journal

Circe Free Preview The First 3 Chapters

Circe    Free Preview    The First 3 Chapters
Author: Madeline Miller
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN 10: 0316421146
ISBN 13: 9780316421140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circe Free Preview The First 3 Chapters Book Review:

The daring, dazzling and highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Song of Achilles One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 "An epic spanning thousands of years that's also a keep-you-up-all-night page turner." - Ann Patchett In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.

One Bloody Thing After Another

One Bloody Thing After Another
Author: Joey Comeau
Publsiher: ECW Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-03
ISBN 10: 1554909899
ISBN 13: 9781554909896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Bloody Thing After Another Book Review:

Jackie's mother is a ghosht that only Jackie can see, while Ann's mother and sister have turned into violent creatures that must be kept in the basement. Up the road, Charlie and his blind dog live in a building haunted by a headless ghost.

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer
Author: Homer
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1806
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433081607354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Odyssey of Homer Book Review:

The Silence of the Girls

The Silence of the Girls
Author: Pat Barker
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-08-30
ISBN 10: 0241983215
ISBN 13: 9780241983218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silence of the Girls Book Review:

A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF THE 21ST CENTURY From the Booker Prize-winning author of Regeneration Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Costa Novel Award There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan war whose voice has been silent - till now. Discover the greatest Greek myth of all - retold by the witness that history forgot... 'Magnificent. You are in the hands of a writer at the height of her powers' Evening Standard 'Chilling, powerful, audacious' The Times Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. Now she is slave to Achilles, the man who butchered her husband and brothers. Trapped in a world defined by men, can she survive to become the author of her own story?

The Armour of Achilles

The Armour of Achilles
Author: Glyn Iliffe
Publsiher: Canelo
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-02-06
ISBN 10: 1911591061
ISBN 13: 9781911591061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Armour of Achilles Book Review:

The greatest battle needs the greatest of warriors The siege of Troy is in its ninth year. But Troy still stands. When Agamemnon is threatened with mutiny by disillusioned troops, he changes tactics. Ordering attacks on Troy’s allies, he deprives the city of reinforcements, trade and supplies. Yet even this does not draw the Trojans out from behind their walls. Meanwhile Odysseus, Eperitus and their men have become hardened soldiers. Odysseus just wants to return home to his island Kingdom of Ithaca. But while Agamemnon is still determined to revenge himself upon Troy for the theft of Helen by Paris, Odysseus is held by the oath that he himself created. Eperitus too is tormented: sworn to protect the very man who murdered his daughter. As the war continues, Odysseus realises that sheer numbers will never overwhelm Tory. If he is ever to return home, then he must use cunning and guile to bring about its downfall... The Adventures of Odysseus 1. King of Ithaca 2. The Gates of Troy 3. The Armour of Achilles 4. The Oracles of Troy 5. The Voyages of Odysseus 6. Return to Ithaca Praise for Glyn Iliffe ‘It has suspense, treachery, and bone-crunching action ... it will leave fans of the genre eagerly awaiting the rest of the series’ Times Literary Supplement 'This is a must read for those who enjoy good old epic battles, chilling death scenes and the extravagance of ancient Greece’ Lifestyle Magazine ‘The reader does not need to be classicist to enjoy this epic and stirring tale. It makes a great novel’ Historical Novels Review ‘I found it utterly fascinating, the historic detail was excellent. This was an easy and enjoyable read, and I am looking forward to the next instalments. As a personal read I can absolutely recommend it’ Book Talk Bournemouth ‘An exciting story with plenty of action, and the requisite supernatural elements ... if you are a fan of writers like Bernard Cornwell, Simon Scarrow and Conn Iggulden you will enjoy this.’ Rachel Hyde, Myshelf.com

The Rage of Achilles

The Rage of Achilles
Author: Terence Hawkins
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781934081204
ISBN 13: 1934081205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rage of Achilles Book Review:

Blood. Guts. Pride. Wrath. The ancient clash of armies outside the walls of Troy is a cornerstone of Western literature. In The Rage of Achilles, Terence Hawkins brilliantly reimagines that titanic encounter. His stunningly original telling captures the brutality of the battlefield, the glory and the gore, in language that never relents. Raw and compelling, The Rage of Achilles tells the story of Achilles, a monstrous hero, by turns vain and selfish, cruel and noble; of Paris, weak and consumed by lust for his stolen bride; of Agamemnon, driven nearly to insanity by the voices of the gods; and of Trojans and Achaeans, warriors and peasants, caught up in the conflict, their families torn apart by a decade-long war. The Rage of Achilles is an exhilarating story that has captured the imaginations of readers for thousands of years restored to immediacy.

The Song Is You

The Song Is You
Author: Megan Abbott
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-02-19
ISBN 10: 0743291727
ISBN 13: 9780743291729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Song Is You Book Review:

A fictionalized account based on the mysterious 1949 disappearance of actress Jean Spangler, whose demise had been linked to the Black Dahlia killings, is a darkly sensual tale that imagines what may have been her fate. By the Edgar Award-shortlisted author of Die a Little. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Shield of Homer

The Shield of Homer
Author: Keith Stanley
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2014-07-14
ISBN 10: 1400863376
ISBN 13: 9781400863372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shield of Homer Book Review:

In this masterly interpretation of narrative sequence in the Iliad, Keith Stanley not only sharpens the current debate over the date and creation of the poem, but also challenges the view of this work as primarily a celebration of heroic force. He begins by studying the intricate ring-composition in the verses describing Achilles' shield, then extends this analysis to reveal the Iliad as an elaborate and self-conscious formal whole. In so doing he defends the hypothesis that the poem as we know it is a massive reorganization and expansion of earlier "Homeric" material, written in response to the need for a stable text for repeated performance at the sixth-century Athenian festival for the city's patron goddess. Stanley explores the arrangement of the poem's books, all unified by theme and structure, showing how this allowed for artistically satisfying and practically feasible recitation over a period of three or four days. Taking structural emphasis as a guide to poetic discourse, the author argues that the Iliad is not a poem of "might"--as opposed to the Odyssean celebration of "guile"--but that in advocating social and personal reconciliation the poem offers a profound indictment of a warring heroic society. Originally published in 1993. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Darkness at Noon

Darkness at Noon
Author: Arthur Koestler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN 10: 1476785554
ISBN 13: 9781476785554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Darkness at Noon Book Review:

First published in 1941, a classic portrait of a Soviet revolutionary who is imprisoned and tortured under Stalin's rule finds him agonizingly reflecting on his ironic career under the totalitarian movement.

Ransom

Ransom
Author: David Malouf
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-10-31
ISBN 10: 1448113342
ISBN 13: 9781448113347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ransom Book Review:

In this exquisite gem of a novel, David Malouf shines new light on Homer's Iliad, adding twists and reflections, as well as flashes of earthy humour, to surprise and enchant. Lyrical, immediate and heartbreaking, Malouf's fable engraves the epic themes of the Trojan war onto a perfect miniature - themes of war and heroics, hubris and humanity, chance and fate, the bonds between soldiers, fathers and sons, all brilliantly recast for our times.

Art Literature and Culture from a Marxist Perspective

Art  Literature and Culture from a Marxist Perspective
Author: Tony McKenna
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781349553778
ISBN 13: 1349553778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art Literature and Culture from a Marxist Perspective Book Review:

"Art, Literature and Culture from a Marxist Perspective provides a historical and dialectical journey through some of the most salient and abiding works of art, literature, TV series and film, including the analysis of more classical forms such as the paintings of Van Gogh or work by Balzac and Bronte, alongside modern elements which are on the cutting edge of contemporary culture - like HBO's Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, The Walking Dead, True Detective, the life and music of Tupac Shakur, the comedy of Ricky Gervais and more. The author demonstrates, with a lucid and literary style, how these works and artists are important more broadly; how they manage to weave into a fantasy fabric the fundamental forms of the historical realities in which we are enmeshed; how each is stamped with that historical necessity."--

The Faces of Strangers

The Faces of Strangers
Author: Pia Padukone
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN 10: 1459292499
ISBN 13: 9781459292499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Faces of Strangers Book Review:

The highly acclaimed author of Where Earth Meets Water returns with an arresting exploration of family and culture When native New Yorker Nicholas Grand applies for an international student exchange program, he thinks it's an opportunity to broaden his horizons and meet some interesting people. He never imagines that a single year would have repercussions that would follow him throughout his lifetime. Nicholas is sent to Estonia, where he meets shy, sensitive Paavo, his beautiful sister, Mari, and their gruff father, Leo—a family grappling with the challenges of life in a small country struggling to assert its post-Soviet identity. Nicholas sets off on an unforgettable journey through a foreign landscape that ultimately teaches him that some bonds can never be broken. Bridging two uniquely captivating cities, The Faces of Strangers traces the intertwined lives of two seemingly symmetrical families from extraordinarily different worlds. This compelling odyssey through friendship and self-discovery illuminates the universality of how deeply we are defined by our connections with others.

The Iliad of Homer

The Iliad of Homer
Author: Homer
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 74
Release: 1914
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105012216136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Iliad of Homer Book Review:

The Four

The Four
Author: Scott Galloway
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 0735213666
ISBN 13: 9780735213661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Four Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLER Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway. Instead of buying the myths these compa­nies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they’re almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms? And as they race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, can anyone chal­lenge them? In the same irreverent style that has made him one of the world’s most celebrated business professors, Galloway deconstructs the strategies of the Four that lurk beneath their shiny veneers. He shows how they manipulate the fundamental emotional needs that have driven us since our ancestors lived in caves, at a speed and scope others can’t match. And he reveals how you can apply the lessons of their ascent to your own business or career. Whether you want to compete with them, do business with them, or simply live in the world they dominate, you need to understand the Four.