Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane

Twinkle, Twinkle,
Author: William Peter Blatty
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2015-03-24
ISBN 10: 1466834765
ISBN 13: 9781466834767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane Book Review:

Billy Cutshaw, a former astronaut who fell into madness, lives in a large castle that is actually an insane asylum for military personnel. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Ninth Configuration

The Ninth Configuration
Author: William Peter Blatty
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN 10: 1466833416
ISBN 13: 9781466833418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Ninth Configuration Book Review:

Hidden away in a brooding Gothic manor in the deep woods is Center Eighteen, a secret military "rest camp" currently housing twenty-seven inmates, all officers who have succumbed to a sudden outbreak of mental illness. Have the men truly lost their minds, are they only pretending to be insane to avoid combat, or is some more sinister conspiracy at work? Desperate for answers, the Pentagon has placed a brilliant Marine psychiatrist in charge of the base and its deranged occupants. A man of deep faith and compassion, Colonel Kane hopes to uncover the root of the men's bizarre obsessions. But as Center Eighteen descends into chaos, Kane finds the greatest challenge may be his own buried demons. . . . The basis of an acclaimed 1980 film (also known as Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane), William Peter Blatty's The Ninth Configuration is a thought-provoking, blackly comic journey into the heart of madness—and the outer limits of belief. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Demons Five, Exorcists Nothing

Demons Five, Exorcists Nothing
Author: William Peter Blatty
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2015-04-21
ISBN 10: 1466834773
ISBN 13: 9781466834774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Demons Five, Exorcists Nothing Book Review:

Jason Hazard, once a respected member of the Hollywood elite, finds himself, after a series of flops, known only as the husband of his very successful actress wife. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dimiter

Dimiter
Author: William Peter Blatty
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-03-16
ISBN 10: 9781429961103
ISBN 13: 1429961104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Dimiter Book Review:

William Peter Blatty has thrilled generations of readers with his iconic mega-bestseller The Exorcist. Now Blatty gives us Dimiter, a riveting story of murder, revenge, and suspense. Laced with themes of faith and love, sin and forgiveness, vengeance and compassion, it is a novel in the grand tradition of the great Catholic novels of the 20th Century. Dimiter opens in the world's most oppressive and isolated totalitarian state: Albania in the 1970s. A prisoner suspected of being an enemy agent is held by state security. An unsettling presence, though subjected to unimaginable torture he maintains an eerie silence. He escapes---and on the way to freedom, completes a mysterious mission. The prisoner is Dimiter, the American "agent from Hell." The scene shifts to Jerusalem, focusing on Hadassah Hospital and a cast of engaging, colorful characters: the brooding Christian Arab police detective, Peter Meral; Dr. Moses Mayo, a troubled but humorous neurologist; Samia, an attractive, sharp-tongued nurse; and assorted American and Israeli functionaries and hospital staff. All become enmeshed in a series of baffling, inexplicable deaths, until events explode in a surprising climax. Told with unrelenting pace, Dimiter's compelling, page-turning narrative is haunted by the search for faith and the truths of the human condition. Dimiter is William Peter Blatty's first full novel since the 1983 publication of Legion. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Legion

Legion
Author: William Peter Blatty
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN 10: 9781429993623
ISBN 13: 1429993626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Legion Book Review:

From the author of The Exorcist -- Legion, a classic tale of horror, is back in print! A young boy is found horribly murdered in a mock crucifixion. Is the murderer the elderly woman who witnessed the crime? A neurologist who can no longer bear the pain life inflicts on its victims? A psychiatrist with a macabre sense of humor and a guilty secret? A mysterious mental patient, locked in silent isolation? Lieutenant Kinderman follows a bewildering trail that links all these people, confronting a new enigma at every turn even as more murders surface. Why does each victim suffer the same dreadful mutilations? Why are two of the victims priests? Is there a connection between these crimes and another series of murders that took place twelve years ago—and supposedly ended with the death of the killer? Legion is a novel of breathtaking energy and suspense. But more than this, it is an extraordinary journey into the uncharted depths of the human mind and the most agonizing questions of the human condition. The answers are revealed in a climax so stunning that it could only have been written by the author of The Exorcist—William Peter Blatty. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

I'll Tell Them I Remember You

I'll Tell Them I Remember You
Author: William Peter Blatty
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 146683479X
ISBN 13: 9781466834798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


I'll Tell Them I Remember You Book Review:

This is Blatty's story of his youth in Manhattan, and of his Lebanese mother who became a single parent with five children in the 1930s. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Wait Until Dark

Wait Until Dark
Author: Karen Robards,Andrea Kane,Linda Anderson,Mariah Stewart
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 9781451666762
ISBN 13: 1451666764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Wait Until Dark Book Review:

When the sun goes down, the mood is right -- for heart-pounding romantic suspense! A sizzling, stay-up-all-night anthology featuring the national bestselling and award-winning talents of four sensational storytellers! KAREN ROBARDS/Once in a Blue Moon Danger and desire ignite when Charlotte Bates drives straight into a DEA agent's hot pursuit of a drug smuggler. But when the lawman takes Charlie hostage, an electrifying adventure begins.... ANDREA KANE/Stone Cold An architect inherits the house of her dreams -- a mansion by the sea -- only to find that someone will do anything to keep her away.... LINDA ANDERSON/Once in a Blue Moon When a killer targets her book club friends, a small-town librarian sees a handsome visiting professor in a new light: is he her happy ending? Or a fatal attraction? MARIAH STEWART/Til Death Do Us Part Coming home to Montana after a stalker's attack, a model finds an old love rekindled and a safe place for healing. Until her attacker finds her....

Which Way to Mecca, Jack?

Which Way to Mecca, Jack?
Author: William Peter Blatty
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-04-21
ISBN 10: 1466834730
ISBN 13: 9781466834736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Which Way to Mecca, Jack? Book Review:

Blatty's debut book, based on series of comic articles written for The Saturday Evening Post, about his experiences in the Middle East. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Red Pyramid, The (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)

Red Pyramid, The (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)
Author: Rick Riordan
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2010-05-04
ISBN 10: 1423142497
ISBN 13: 9781423142492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Red Pyramid, The (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1) Book Review:

Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane. One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives. From the creator of the hit Percy Jackson series.

The Last Ship

The Last Ship
Author: William Brinkley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2013-11-27
ISBN 10: 0698156676
ISBN 13: 9780698156678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Last Ship Book Review:

TV tie-in edition “An extraordinary novel of men at war” (The Washington Post) and the bestselling book that inspired the TNT mini-series The unimaginable has happened. The world has been plunged into all-out nuclear war. Sailing near the Arctic Circle, the U.S.S. Nathan James is relatively unscathed, but the future is grim and Captain Thomas is facing mutiny from the tattered remnants of his crew. With civilization in ruins, he urges those that remain—one-hundred-and-fifty-two men and twenty-six women—to pull together in search of land. Once they reach safety, however, the men and women on board realize that they are earth’s last remaining survivors—and they’ve all been exposed to radiation. When none of the women seems able to conceive, fear sets in. Will this be the end of humankind? For readers of Going Home by A. American, Lights Out by David Crawford, The End and The Long Road by G. Michael Hopf, and One Second After by William Forstchen.

Lee Marvin

Lee Marvin
Author: Dwayne Epstein
Publsiher: IPG
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 1936182416
ISBN 13: 9781936182411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Lee Marvin Book Review:

The first full-length, authoritative, and detailed story of the iconic actor's life to go beyond the Hollywood scandal-sheet reporting of earlier books, this account offers an appreciation for the man and his acting career and the classic films he starred in, painting a portrait of an individual who took great risks in his acting and career. Although Lee Marvin is best known for his icy tough guy roles—such as his chilling titular villain in The ManWho Shot Liberty Valance or the paternal yet brutally realistic platoon leader in The Big Red One—very little is known of his personal life; his family background; his experiences in WWII; his relationship with his father, family, friends, wives; and his ongoing battles with alcoholism, rage, and depression, occasioned by his postwar PTSD. Now, after years of researching and compiling interviews with family members, friends, and colleagues; rare photographs; and illustrative material, Hollywood writer Dwayne Epstein provides a full understanding and appreciation of this acting titan's place in the Hollywood pantheon in spite of his very real and human struggles.

Finding Peter

Finding Peter
Author: William Peter Blatty
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-03-30
ISBN 10: 1621573907
ISBN 13: 9781621573906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Finding Peter Book Review:

A New York Times Bestseller! For those who have lost a loved one to that liar and fraud named Death. So reads the dedication of William Peter Blatty's Finding Peter, a deeply moving memoir that tests the bounds of grief, love, and the soul. Blatty, the bestselling author and Oscar Award–winning screenwriter of The Exorcist, lived a charmed life among the elite stars of Hollywood. His son Peter, born over a decade after The Exorcist, grew from an apple-cheeked boy into an "imposing young man with a quick, warm smile." But when Peter died very suddenly from a rare disorder, Blatty's world turned upside down. As he and his wife struggled through their unrelenting grief, a series of strange and supernatural events began occurring—and Blatty became convinced that Peter was sending messages from the afterlife. A true and unabashedly personal story, Finding Peter will shake the most cynical of readers—and it will remind those in grief that our loved ones do truly live on.

The Kiss of Life

The Kiss of Life
Author: Emraan Hashmi,Bilal Siddiqi
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-04-11
ISBN 10: 9385890921
ISBN 13: 9789385890925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Kiss of Life Book Review:

How do you deal with the most difficult moments in your life? Every experience that we go through changes us and helps us grow. As we learn to laugh and cry, win and lose, share and care, the meaning of life and true happiness unfolds before us. Known for his bold forays into Bollywood, Emraan Hashmi walks us through his memories that have shaped him—from a confused teenager who dabbled in a variety of things to finding his calling to the suave, smart and unorthodox actor he has become today. At the heart of his story lies the most important and transformative experience of his life—the period when his son, Ayyan, was battling with cancer. It reveals the man behind the limitless charm of Emraan Hashmi and how he dealt with his son’s illness. Honest, personal, bold and heart-warming, The Kiss of Life is about an actor and a father’s trials and triumphs.

World Cinema through Global Genres

World Cinema through Global Genres
Author: William V. Costanzo
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2014-01-28
ISBN 10: 1118712927
ISBN 13: 9781118712924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


World Cinema through Global Genres Book Review:

World Cinema through Global Genres introduces the complex forces of global filmmaking using the popular concept of film genre. The cluster-based organization allows students to acquire a clear understanding of core issues that apply to all films around the world. Innovative pedagogical approach that uses genres to teach the more unfamiliar subject of world cinema A cluster-based organization provides a solid framework for students to acquire a sharper understanding of core issues that apply to all films around the world A “deep focus” section in each chapter gives students information and insights about important regions of filmmaking (India, China, Japan, and Latin America) that tend to be underrepresented in world cinema classes Case studies allow students to focus on important and accessible individual films that exemplify significant traditions and trends A strong foundation chapter reviews key concepts and vocabulary for understanding film as an art form, a technology, a business, an index of culture, a social barometer, and a political force. The engaging style and organization of the book make it a compelling text for both world cinema and film genre courses

Schrödinger's Killer App

Schrödinger's Killer App
Author: Jonathan P. Dowling
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 453
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 1439896739
ISBN 13: 9781439896730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Schrödinger's Killer App Book Review:

The race is on to construct the first quantum code breaker, as the winner will hold the key to the entire Internet. From international, multibillion-dollar financial transactions to top-secret government communications, all would be vulnerable to the secret-code-breaking ability of the quantum computer. Written by a renowned quantum physicist closely involved in the U.S. government’s development of quantum information science, Schrödinger’s Killer App: Race to Build the World’s First Quantum Computer presents an inside look at the government’s quest to build a quantum computer capable of solving complex mathematical problems and hacking the public-key encryption codes used to secure the Internet. The "killer application" refers to Shor’s quantum factoring algorithm, which would unveil the encrypted communications of the entire Internet if a quantum computer could be built to run the algorithm. Schrödinger’s notion of quantum entanglement—and his infamous cat—is at the heart of it all. The book develops the concept of entanglement in the historical context of Einstein’s 30-year battle with the physics community over the true meaning of quantum theory. It discusses the remedy to the threat posed by the quantum code breaker: quantum cryptography, which is unbreakable even by the quantum computer. The author also covers applications to other important areas, such as quantum physics simulators, synchronized clocks, quantum search engines, quantum sensors, and imaging devices. In addition, he takes readers on a philosophical journey that considers the future ramifications of quantum technologies. Interspersed with amusing and personal anecdotes, this book presents quantum computing and the closely connected foundations of quantum mechanics in an engaging manner accessible to non-specialists. Requiring no formal training in physics or advanced mathematics, it explains difficult topics, including quantum entanglement, Schrödinger’s cat, Bell’s inequality, and quantum computational complexity, using simple analogies.

God's Debris

God's Debris
Author: Scott Adams
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2013-12-24
ISBN 10: 1449459846
ISBN 13: 9781449459840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


God's Debris Book Review:

God's Debris is the first non-Dilbert, non-humor book by best-selling author Scott Adams. Adams describes God's Debris as a thought experiment wrapped in a story. It's designed to make your brain spin around inside your skull. Imagine that you meet a very old man who—you eventually realize—knows literally everything. Imagine that he explains for you the great mysteries of life: quantum physics, evolution, God, gravity, light psychic phenomenon, and probability—in a way so simple, so novel, and so compelling that it all fits together and makes perfect sense. What does it feel like to suddenly understand everything? You may not find the final answer to the big question, but God's Debris might provide the most compelling vision of reality you will ever read. The thought experiment is this: Try to figure out what's wrong with the old man's explanation of reality. Share the book with your smart friends, then discuss it later while enjoying a beverage. It has no violence or sex, but the ideas are powerful and not appropriate for readers under fourteen.

Tattoo

Tattoo
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Publsiher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-12-24
ISBN 10: 9780307498236
ISBN 13: 0307498239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tattoo Book Review:

Bailey Morgan isn't the type of girl who shows a lot of skin, but somehow, she ends up in a dressing room at the mall with her friend Delia applying a temporary tattoo to her lower back. Never one to suffer fashion doubt, trendsetter Delia knows exactly where she wants her own tattoo: on her stomach, right where her shirt ends—can you say "midriff"? Annabelle, the quiet one, chooses the back of her neck, and tomboy Zo plasters hers on the top of her foot. The tattoos will last for three days, and Delia's sure that with them, the four friends will absolutely kill at the school dance. Unfortunately, killing is just what someone has in mind, and Bailey, Delia, Annabelle, and Zo are in for the battle of their lives. Along with her tattoo, each girl receives a gift—a supernatural power to help them in their fight. As Bailey's increasingly frightening dreams reveal the nature of their enemy, it becomes clear to the girls that it's up to them to save the world. And if they can get Delia to stop using her newfound power to turn gum wrappers into Prada pumps, they might actually stand a chance. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Tamper

Tamper
Author: Bill Ectric
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2009-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780578027630
ISBN 13: 0578027631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tamper Book Review:

Tamper is about a boy named Whit who grows up in the 1960s obsessed with paranormal research, B-movies, and strange noises drifting up from the basement of his parents' house. By the mid-70s, he is experimenting with drugs and seeing a psychiatrist, trying to solve the mystery of his obsession with the number 4. Whit and three friends meet a reclusive mystery writer who hints that the answer may be found in the ancient burial chambers under the island of Malta, where, according to an actual 1940 National Geographic article, a field trip of children and their teacher disappeared and were never seen again. Tamper was the word used by pulp science fiction writer Richard Shaver, who sparked a controversy among the readers of Amazing Stories Magazine in the 1940s when he claimed that an ancient civilization of underground mutants were tormenting his mind with invisible rays, "tampering" with his brain. "It's like Holden Caulfied meets Robert Ripley." - April Kittinger

All Good Deeds (Lucy Kendall #1)

All Good Deeds (Lucy Kendall #1)
Author: Stacy Green
Publsiher: Twisted Minds Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-11-04
ISBN 10: 0989137953
ISBN 13: 9780989137959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


All Good Deeds (Lucy Kendall #1) Book Review:

She's no killer. She's just taking out the trash. Don’t call Lucy Kendall a serial killer. She’s fighting for the innocent, and she’ll do whatever it takes to bring justice. When a child disappears, Lucy quickly discovers the link to a predator she’s faced before–a man the state of Pennsylvania decided to turn loose on the streets. Determined to find the little girl and put a criminal behind bars for good, Lucy forces her way onto the case. As the search for the kidnapped child pulls Lucy into a web of evil beyond her darkest imagination, she’ll have to face her own dark truths to save the little girl–and herself. Packed with suspense, All Good Deeds is a dark psychological thriller with a finely crafted mystery that takes readers into the deepest recesses of the human psyche.

The Exorcist

The Exorcist
Author: William Peter Blatty
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-10-04
ISBN 10: 0062094378
ISBN 13: 9780062094377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Exorcist Book Review:

Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. Inspired by a true story of a child’s demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals must rescue Regan from her unspeakable fate, and the drama that ensues is gripping and unfailingly terrifying. Two years after its publication, The Exorcist was, of course, turned into a wildly popular motion picture, garnering ten Academy Award nominations. On opening day of the film, lines of the novel’s fans stretched around city blocks. In Chicago, frustrated moviegoers used a battering ram to gain entry through the double side doors of a theater. In Kansas City, police used tear gas to disperse an impatient crowd who tried to force their way into a cinema. The three major television networks carried footage of these events; CBS’s Walter Cronkite devoted almost ten minutes to the story. The Exorcist was, and is, more than just a novel and a film: it is a true landmark. Purposefully raw and profane, The Exorcist still has the extraordinary ability to disturb readers and cause them to forget that it is “just a story.” Published here in this beautiful fortieth anniversary edition, it remains an unforgettable reading experience and will continue to shock and frighten a new generation of readers.