The Night Window

The Night Window
Author: Dean Koontz
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN 10: 052548471X
ISBN 13: 9780525484714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Night Window Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jane Hawk’s one-woman war comes to an explosive climax as the rogue FBI agent gambles everything against a terrifying conspiracy, for vengeance, for justice, and for humanity’s freedom—from the author of The Silent Corner. “Jane Hawk is arguably the best character Koontz has created. . . . Simply put, wow.”—Associated Press A visionary young filmmaker hunted for sport across a vast Colorado ranch by the celebrated billionaire at the heart of a monstrous cabal . . . A brilliant computer hacker slipping through top-secret databases a whisper ahead of security trackers, gathering the facts to fight the all-powerful perpetrators of mass murder . . . A pair of brutal operators, methodically shadowing their targets with every cutting-edge tool in the arsenal of today’s surveillance state . . . A sequence of quiet heroes—everyday citizens—stepping up, stepping forward, intent on countering the advancing darkness . . . A Vegas mob boss teamed with a homicidal sociopath, circling a beloved boy and his protectors, aiming to secure him as leverage against his fugitive mother . . . And that fugitive mother herself, ex-agent Jane Hawk, closing in on the malevolent architects of ruin she has stalked as they stalk her, prepared to sacrifice herself to finally bring them down. These are the people and circumstances of The Night Window, the thrilling new novel in Dean Koontz’s acclaimed Jane Hawk series. Replete—and then some—with the ingenious twists, the spellbinding action, the resonant themes, the sheer heart that have characterized Jane’s journey from the start, The Night Window follows its extraordinary heroine to her long-sought objective, in a stunning, unforgettable finale. Don’t miss any of Dean Koontz’s gripping Jane Hawk thrillers: THE SILENT CORNER • THE WHISPERING ROOM • THE CROOKED STAIRCASE • THE FORBIDDEN DOOR • THE NIGHT WINDOW “The spectacular finale to Jane’s story . . . will hit series fans with all the impact of a carefully calibrated hammer blow.”—Booklist (starred review) “The best installment in the series since the first . . . [Koontz] revs it up with entertaining encounters and offbeat humor.”—Kirkus Reviews

The Night Window

The Night Window
Author: Dean Koontz
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-05-20
ISBN 10: 1460710495
ISBN 13: 9781460710494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Night Window Book Review:

A cracking new thriller from No.1 New York Times bestseller Dean Koontz. If you like Jack Reacher or Jason Bourne, you will love rogue FBI agent Jane Hawk. She will destroy her enemies once and for all ... A visionary young filmmaker hunted for sport across a vast Colorado ranch by the celebrated billionaire at the heart of a monstrous cabal ... A brilliant computer hacker slipping through top-secret databases a whisper ahead of security trackers, gathering the facts to fight the all-powerful perpetrators of mass murder ... A pair of brutal operators, methodically shadowing their targets with every cutting-edge tool in the arsenal of today's surveillance state ... A sequence of quiet heroes - everyday citizens - stepping up, stepping forward, intent on countering the advancing darkness ... A Vegas mob boss teamed with a homicidal sociopath, circling a beloved boy and his protectors, aiming to secure him as leverage against his fugitive mother ... And that fugitive mother herself, ex-agent Jane Hawk, closing in on the malevolent architects of ruin she has stalked as they stalk her, prepared to sacrifice herself to finally bring them down. Ground-breaking, wholly involving, eerily prescient and always topical, Dean Koontz's Jane Hawk series never fails to deliver. PRAISE FOR JANE HAWK: 'Jane Hawk is arguably the best character Koontz has created. Simply put, wow.' Associated Press 'Readers will clamor for more tales involving Hawk and her quest for justice. Koontz rocks it again' Washington Times 'Hawk is one of those rare characters that quickly became a favorite with readers' Suspense Magazine 'The Hawk series ... is among [Koontz's] best work.' Booklist (starred review) 'Michael Crichton fans and thriller aficionados who appreciate a fierce female protagonist ... should be urged to meet Jane Hawk.' Library Journal

The Night Window Jane Hawk Thriller Book 5

The Night Window  Jane Hawk Thriller  Book 5
Author: Dean Koontz
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-07-11
ISBN 10: 0008291438
ISBN 13: 9780008291433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Night Window Jane Hawk Thriller Book 5 Book Review:

She will destroy her enemies once and for all... The explosive conclusion to the Jane Hawk saga, from No. 1 New York Times bestseller Dean Koontz.

The Night Window

The Night Window
Author: Dean Koontz
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 0525484892
ISBN 13: 9780525484899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Night Window Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Jane Hawk's one-woman war comes to an explosive climax as the rogue FBI agent gambles everything against a terrifying conspiracy, for vengeance, for justice, and for humanity's freedom--from the author of The Silent Corner. "Jane Hawk is arguably the best character Koontz has created. . . . Simply put, wow."--Associated Press A visionary young filmmaker hunted for sport across a vast Colorado ranch by the celebrated billionaire at the heart of a monstrous cabal . . . A brilliant computer hacker slipping through top-secret databases a whisper ahead of security trackers, gathering the facts to fight the all-powerful perpetrators of mass murder . . . A pair of brutal operators, methodically shadowing their targets with every cutting-edge tool in the arsenal of today's surveillance state . . . A sequence of quiet heroes--everyday citizens--stepping up, stepping forward, intent on countering the advancing darkness . . . A Vegas mob boss teamed with a homicidal sociopath, circling a beloved boy and his protectors, aiming to secure him as leverage against his fugitive mother . . . And that fugitive mother herself, ex-agent Jane Hawk, closing in on the malevolent architects of ruin she has stalked as they stalk her, prepared to sacrifice herself to finally bring them down. These are the people and circumstances of The Night Window, the thrilling new novel in Dean Koontz's acclaimed Jane Hawk series. Replete--and then some--with the ingenious twists, the spellbinding action, the resonant themes, the sheer heart that have characterized Jane's journey from the start, The Night Window follows its extraordinary heroine to her long-sought objective, in a stunning, unforgettable finale. Don't miss any of Dean Koontz's gripping Jane Hawk thrillers: THE SILENT CORNER * THE WHISPERING ROOM * THE CROOKED STAIRCASE * THE FORBIDDEN DOOR * THE NIGHT WINDOW "The spectacular finale to Jane's story . . . will hit series fans with all the impact of a carefully calibrated hammer blow."--Booklist (starred review) "The best installment in the series since the first . . . [Koontz] revs it up with entertaining encounters and offbeat humor."--Kirkus Reviews

The Forbidden Door

The Forbidden Door
Author: Dean Koontz
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN 10: 0525483926
ISBN 13: 9780525483922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forbidden Door Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When this relentless rogue FBI agent comes knocking, her adversaries will have to answer—with their lives—in the latest thrilling Jane Hawk novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Corner. “Koontz continues the incredible saga of the robust character of Jane Hawk, and it’s as terrific as the others in the series.”—Associated Press “We’re rewriting the play, and the play is this country, the world, the future. We break Jane’s heart, we’ll also break her will.” She was one of the FBI’s top agents until she became the nation’s most-wanted fugitive. Now Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society’s terrifying mind-control technology. She couldn’t save her husband, or the others whose lives have been destroyed, but equipped with superior tactical and survival skills—and the fury born of a broken heart and a hunger for justice—Jane has struck major blows against the insidious cabal. But Jane’s enemies are about to hit back hard. If their best operatives can’t outrun her, they mean to bring her running to them, using her five-year-old son as bait. Jane knows there’s no underestimating their capabilities, but she must battle her way back across the country to the remote shelter where her boy is safely hidden . . . for now. As she moves resolutely forward, new threats begin to emerge: a growing number of brain-altered victims driven hopelessly, violently insane. With the madness spreading like a virus, the war between Jane and her enemies will become a fight for all their lives—against the lethal terror unleashed from behind the forbidden door. Don’t miss any of Dean Koontz’s gripping Jane Hawk thrillers: THE SILENT CORNER • THE WHISPERING ROOM • THE CROOKED STAIRCASE • THE FORBIDDEN DOOR • THE NIGHT WINDOW (Coming Soon!) Praise for The Forbidden Door “Compelling and enthralling.”—New York Journal of Books “Mind-blowing. . . [a] gripping series . . . a thrill ride. [Dean Koontz is] able to distract you for hours.”—Bookreporter “Koontz is on another roll with a new series that boasts a juicy premise and a compelling star. . . . Pure gold.”—Booklist

The Whispering Room

The Whispering Room
Author: Dean Koontz
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN 10: 0345546814
ISBN 13: 9780345546814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Whispering Room Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jane Hawk—fiction’s most relentless, resourceful, stunning new heroine—continues her battle against a murderous conspiracy in the riveting sequel to The Silent Corner. “No time to delay. Do what you were born to do. Fame will be yours when you do this.” These are the words that ring in the mind of mild-mannered, beloved schoolteacher Cora Gundersun—just before she takes her own life, and many others’, in a shocking act of carnage. When the disturbing contents of her secret journal are discovered, it seems certain that she must have been insane. But Jane Hawk knows better. In the wake of her husband’s inexplicable suicide—and the equally mysterious deaths of scores of other exemplary individuals—Jane picks up the trail of a secret cabal of powerful players who think themselves above the law and beyond punishment. But the ruthless people bent on hijacking America’s future for their own monstrous ends never banked on a highly trained FBI agent willing to go rogue—and become the nation’s most wanted fugitive—in order to derail their insidious plans to gain absolute power with a terrifying technological breakthrough. Driven by love for her lost husband and by fear for the five-year-old son she has sent into hiding, Jane Hawk has become an unstoppable predator. Those she is hunting will have nowhere to run when her shadow falls across them. Don’t miss any of Dean Koontz’s gripping Jane Hawk thrillers: THE SILENT CORNER • THE WHISPERING ROOM • THE CROOKED STAIRCASE • THE FORBIDDEN DOOR • THE NIGHT WINDOW (Coming Soon!) Praise for The Whispering Room “Koontz has never exactly shied away from complex characters or situations. And this situation gets very complex indeed, as Jane pursues the people behind the conspiracy with the kind of single-minded relentlessness that makes the book absolutely spellbinding. As good as The Silent Corner was, this one’s even better. . . . Koontz is on another roll with a new series that boasts a juicy premise and a compelling star. . . . Pure gold.”—Booklist (starred review) “A deeply layered, satisfying thriller that is character-driven and nearly impossible to put down . . . grounded in many real-world, current issues . . . [The Whispering Room] never loses sight of the classic political/sci-fi/thriller elements that make it so much fun to read.”—Bookreporter

The Crooked Staircase

The Crooked Staircase
Author: Dean Koontz
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 0525483446
ISBN 13: 9780525483441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crooked Staircase Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jane Hawk—who dazzled readers in The Silent Corner and The Whispering Room—faces the fight of her life, against the threat of a lifetime, in this electrifying new thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling suspense master Dean Koontz. “I could be dead tomorrow. Or something worse than dead.” Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she’s breathing, she’ll never cease her one-woman war against the terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom—and free will—of millions. Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane’s husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot. Deploying every resource their malign nexus of power and technology commands, Jane’s enemies are determined to see her dead . . . or make her wish she was. Jane’s ruthless pursuers can’t stop her from drawing a bead on her prey: a cunning man with connections in high places, a twisted soul of unspeakable depths with an army of professional killers on call. Propelled by her righteous fury and implacable insistence on justice, Jane will make her way from southern Southern California to the snow-swept slopes of Lake Tahoe to confront head-on the lethal forces arrayed against her. But nothing can prepare her for the chilling truth that awaits when she descends the crooked staircase to the dark and dreadful place where her long nightmare was born. Don’t miss any of Dean Koontz’s gripping Jane Hawk thrillers: THE SILENT CORNER • THE WHISPERING ROOM • THE CROOKED STAIRCASE Praise for The Crooked Staircase “An absorbing thriller full of fresh touches . . . Writing his unusual heroine, Koontz keeps the pages alive with attitude as well as action. . . . For Hawk, who is as fearless as she is beautiful, no obstacle is too great, especially with the well-being of her hidden-away five-year-old son on her mind.”—Kirkus Reviews “Spellbinding . . . Beautifully plotted and written with notable care and flare . . . The Hawk series . . . is among [Koontz’s] best work.”—Booklist (starred review) “Unrelenting . . . [Jane] rivets readers’ attention. . . . Michael Crichton fans and thriller aficionados who appreciate a fierce female protagonist . . . should be urged to meet Jane Hawk.”—Library Journal

The Silent Corner

The Silent Corner
Author: Dean Koontz
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-06-20
ISBN 10: 0345546784
ISBN 13: 9780345546784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silent Corner Book Review:

THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING JANE HAWK SERIES Meet Jane Hawk—a remarkable new heroine certain to become an icon of suspense. “This gripping thriller grabs readers from the first few pages and sweeps them along to the rousing finale.”—Booklist “I very much need to be dead.” These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for—but took his own life. In the aftermath, his widow, Jane Hawk, does what all her grief, fear, and fury demand: find the truth, no matter what. People of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have been committing suicide in surprising numbers. When Jane seeks to learn why, she becomes the most-wanted fugitive in America. Her powerful enemies are protecting a secret so important—so terrifying—that they will exterminate anyone in their way. But all their power and viciousness may not be enough to stop a woman as clever as they are cold-blooded, as relentless as they are ruthless—and who is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of love. Don’t miss any of Dean Koontz’s gripping Jane Hawk thrillers: THE SILENT CORNER • THE WHISPERING ROOM • THE CROOKED STAIRCASE • THE FORBIDDEN DOOR • THE NIGHT WINDOW Praise for The Silent Corner “Gripping . . . The paranoia and mystery increase as the story unfolds. . . . Koontz has created [a] wonderful character in Jane Hawk. . . . Koontz rocks it again.”—Associated Press “In this era of stingy text-message prose, Mr. Koontz is practically Shakespeare. . . . The Silent Corner brims with both action and emotion.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “The Silent Corner is vintage Dean Koontz: paranoia-fueled suspense . . . sleek and highly realized action, developed characters, and more twists and turns than any two ordinary novels combined. . . . As relevant to current events as it is audacious . . . amongst Dean Koontz’s finest contemporary work.”—Mystery Scene “A proven specialist in action scenes, Koontz pulls off some doozies here. . . . The book is full of neat touches. . . . And the prose, as always in a Koontz novel, is first-rate. Perhaps Koontz’s leanest, meanest thriller, this initial entry in a new series introduces a smart, appealing heroine who can outthink as well as outshoot the baddest of bad dudes.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2004-05-18
ISBN 10: 9781400079070
ISBN 13: 1400079071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Book Review:

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Noisy Night

Noisy Night
Author: Mac Barnett
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN 10: 1250157277
ISBN 13: 9781250157270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Noisy Night Book Review:

It's a noisy night in this city building! The residents of each floor can hear their neighbors above them, and are wondering what's going on above their heads. Climb floor by floor and page by page to find out whose singing, dancing, cheering, and cooing are keeping a grumpy old man awake. With innovative split-level spreads that offer the feeling of climbing an apartment building floor by floor, this clever and colorful collaboration between New York Times–bestselling author Mac Barnett and gifted illustrator Brian Biggs offers an irresistible investigation of one noisy night.

A Visit from St Nicholas

A Visit from St  Nicholas
Author: Clement Clarke Moore
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 16
Release: 1849
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015082862585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Visit from St Nicholas Book Review:

Night

Night
Author: Elie Wiesel,Marion Wiesel
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-05-03
ISBN 10: 071819781X
ISBN 13: 9780718197810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night Book Review:

Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith. Describing in simple terms the tragic murder of a people from a survivor's perspective, Night is among the most personal, intimate and poignant of all accounts of the Holocaust. A compelling consideration of the darkest side of human nature and the enduring power of hope, it remains one of the most important works of the twentieth century. New translation by Marion Wiesel, with a new introduction by Elie Wiesel.

The Book of Night Women

The Book of Night Women
Author: Marlon James
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-02-19
ISBN 10: 9781101011317
ISBN 13: 1101011319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Night Women Book Review:

From the author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf and the WINNER of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings "An undeniable success.” — The New York Times Book Review A true triumph of voice and storytelling, The Book of Night Women rings with both profound authenticity and a distinctly contemporary energy. It is the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they- and she-will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age they see her as the key to their plans. But when she begins to understand her own feelings, desires, and identity, Lilith starts to push at the edges of what is imaginable for the life of a slave woman, and risks becoming the conspiracy's weak link. But the real revelation of the book-the secret to the stirring imagery and insistent prose-is Marlon James himself, a young writer at once breath­takingly daring and wholly in command of his craft.

Bears in the Night

Bears in the Night
Author: Stan Berenstain,Jan Berenstain
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2011-02-09
ISBN 10: 0375983244
ISBN 13: 9780375983245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bears in the Night Book Review:

Illus. in full color. The Bears' adventures take them in, out, around, and about. "A good job of combining words and pictures into a slapstick but cohesive story."--School Library Journal.

Night Shift

Night Shift
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2008-06-24
ISBN 10: 9780385528849
ISBN 13: 0385528841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night Shift Book Review:

More than twenty-five stories of horror and nightmarish fantasy transform everyday situations into experiences of compelling terror in the worlds of the living, the dying, and the nonliving.

One Door Away from Heaven

One Door Away from Heaven
Author: Dean Koontz
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2007-06-15
ISBN 10: 9780307414250
ISBN 13: 0307414256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Door Away from Heaven Book Review:

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City. Hailed as “America’s most popular suspense novelist” (Rolling Stone) Dean Koontz has entered a rich new phase of his writing career that is yielding his most imaginative, meaningful, and popular work yet. At the height of his powers as a literary craftsman, he has won the acclaim of critics as well as the allegiance of millions of fans the world over, transforming the greatest fears and hopes of our time into masterworks of dazzling originality and emotional resonance. Now, with the stunning depth and virtuosity of his storytelling, he brings to readers one of his most gripping and richly imagined novels to date—an intoxicating story of adventure and suspense, mystery and revelation, told with humor, heart, and high art. One Door Away From Heaven In a dusty trailer park on the far edge of the California dream, Michelina Bellsong contemplates the choices she has made. At twenty-eight, she wants to change the direction of her troubled life but can’t find her way—until a new family settles into the rental trailer next door and she meets the young girl who will lead her on a remarkable quest that will change Micky herself and everything she knows—or thinks she knows—forever. Despite the brace she must wear on her deformed left leg, and her withered left hand, nine-year-old Leilani Klonk radiates a buoyant and indomitable spirit that inspires Micky. Beneath Leilani’s effervescence, however, Micky comes to sense a quiet desperation that the girl dares not express. Leilani’s mother is little more than a child herself. And the girl’s stepfather, Preston Maddoc, is educated but threatening. He has moved the family from place to place as he fanatically investigates UFO sightings, striving to make contact, claiming to have had a vision that by Leilani’ s tenth birthday aliens will either heal her or take her away to a better life on their world. Slowly, ever more troubling details emerge in Leilani’s conversations with Micky. Most chilling is Micky’s discovery that Leilani had an older brother, also disabled, who vanished after Maddoc took him into the woods one night and is now “gone to the stars.” Leilani’s tenth birthday is approaching. Micky is convinced the girl will be dead by that day. While the child-protection bureaucracy gives Micky the runaround, the Maddoc family slips away into the night. Micky sets out across America to track and find them, alone and afraid but for the first time living for something bigger than herself. She finds herself pitted against an adversary, Preston Maddoc, as fearsome as he is cunning. The passion and disregard for danger with which Micky pursues her quest bring to her side a burned-out detective who joins her on a journey of incredible peril and startling discoveries, a journey through terrible darkness to unexpected light. One Door Away From Heaven is an incandescent mix of suspense and humor, fear and wonder, a story of redemption and timeless wisdom that will have readers cheering. Filled with tragedy and joy, with terror and hope, it solidifies Dean Koontz’s reputation as one of the foremost storytellers of our time. This is Dean Koontz at his very best—and it doesn’t get any better than that.

Summer of Night

Summer of Night
Author: Dan Simmons
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2011-07-05
ISBN 10: 9781429985314
ISBN 13: 1429985313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summer of Night Book Review:

This masterfully crafted horror classic, featuring a brand-new introduction by Dan Simmons, will bring you to the edge of your seat, hair standing on end and blood freezing in your veins It's the summer of 1960 and in the small town of Elm Haven, Illinois, five twelve-year-old boys are forging the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. From sunset bike rides to shaded hiding places in the woods, the boys' days are marked by all of the secrets and silences of an idyllic middle-childhood. But amid the sundrenched cornfields their loyalty will be pitilessly tested. When a long-silent bell peals in the middle of the night, the townsfolk know it marks the end of their carefree days. From the depths of the Old Central School, a hulking fortress tinged with the mahogany scent of coffins, an invisible evil is rising. Strange and horrifying events begin to overtake everyday life, spreading terror through the once idyllic town. Determined to exorcize this ancient plague, Mike, Duane, Dale, Harlen, and Kevin must wage a war of blood—against an arcane abomination who owns the night...

Window Fishing

Window Fishing
Author: John B. Lee
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN 10: 9781927725085
ISBN 13: 1927725089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Window Fishing Book Review:

The release of "Window Fishing: The night we caught Beatlemania," just in time to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the appearance of the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, Sunday, February 9th, 1964, is an important cultural event, in that it encapsulates a significant historical period with its impact upon the sensibilities of a number of writers from around the world for whom the Beatles were a major inspiration. The British band, banned in Cuba, China and the Soviet Union, managed to sing beyond those walls and capture the imagination of young people growing up in repressive regimes. American poet Robert Sward writes Doesn t think he knows anything for sure only Ed Sullivan and the Beatles, Canadian poet Betsy Struthers confirms the spontaneous orgasm of screaming girls in her autobiographical account of her attendance at a Beatle concert in Toronto When it s over, we slump in our seats as others shuffle past, limp, spent. Sis s face a mask of streaked mascara, smudged lipstick. She s panting softly now, eyes closed, hands folded on her breasts as if in prayer. My shift plastered to my spine, thighs gummed together, parched throat. Ears tingle in the aftermath. The scream that fades into this little death. With record sales of over two billion to date, the Beatles remain a cultural phenomenon without parallel. What began in England in 1961, spread throughout North America in 1964, and continues to inspire writers from all over the world lives on in the work of fifteen-year old Korean poet, Paul Jeong who writes, Imagine silence/after the fall/total quiet/where eyes are opened/amid awakening. In this poem he equates the falling of rain all over the planet with the impact of the Beatles on the awakening consciousness of people all over the world. John B. Lee, Canada s premier anthologist, brings together several generations of writers, from China, Russia, Korea, United States, and Canada, in celebration of the movement that struck a spark in the imagination of people all over the world. For his part he puts it this way in his own poem, Encountering Fame, a poem concerning a brief interaction with Paul McCartney, and my heart pounded/like a child trapped in a trunk/marked 1964 . David McGimpsey in his hilarious poem writes, Maybe it s just me. I ve seen people singing classic Beatles songs from Hey, Moon Cat! to Love Is So Lovely - and they all seemed perfectly happy to me.

West with the Night

West with the Night
Author: Beryl Markham
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-08-14
ISBN 10: 1453237917
ISBN 13: 9781453237915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

West with the Night Book Review:

The classic memoir of Africa, aviation, and adventure—the inspiration for Paula McLain’s Circling the Sun and “a bloody wonderful book” (Ernest Hemingway). Beryl Markham’s life story is a true epic. Not only did she set records and break barriers as a pilot, she shattered societal expectations, threw herself into torrid love affairs, survived desperate crash landings—and chronicled everything. A contemporary of Karen Blixen (better known as Isak Dinesen, the author of Out of Africa), Markham left an enduring memoir that soars with astounding candor and shimmering insights. A rebel from a young age, the British-born Markham was raised in Kenya’s unforgiving farmlands. She trained as a bush pilot at a time when most Africans had never seen a plane. In 1936, she accepted the ultimate challenge: to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean from east to west, a feat that fellow female aviator Amelia Earhart had completed in reverse just a few years before. Markham’s successes and her failures—and her deep, lifelong love of the “soul of Africa”—are all told here with wrenching honesty and agile wit. Hailed as “one of the greatest adventure books of all time” by Newsweek and “the sort of book that makes you think human beings can do anything” by the New York Times, West with the Night remains a powerful testament to one of the iconic lives of the twentieth century.

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
Author: S. E. Hinton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN 10: 1101642610
ISBN 13: 9781101642610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outsiders Book Review:

50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award