Category: Fiction

Sur les traces de la vérité

By Thomas Bernhard

L. a. relation du grand écrivain autrichien Thomas Bernhard avec les médias et le grand public était souvent placée sous le signe de l. a. méfiance, voire du scandale. Les témoignages écrits de ce rapport complexe constituent par conséquent une mine inépuisable pour l’amateur de l’œuvre bernhardienne, en éclairant non seulement l’homme et son parcours mais aussi son travail d’écrivain. Le présent recueil rassemble un grand nombre de textes – plus d’une cinquantaine d’articles, une quinzaine d’entretiens, des lettres et des discours – qui permettent au lecteur d’affiner sa connaissance de l’univers de Bernhard, ses préoccupations et ses targets. Sous sa plume, le monde devient une pièce de théâtre absurde ou un roman d’aventures, un univers peuplé de dilettantes malfaisants et bornés. Quel que soit le thème abordé – los angeles mort, l’Autriche, le théâtre, los angeles poésie – son examine et son ironie mordante font mouche.

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I, Robot

By Isaac Asimov

The 3 legislation of Robotics:
1) A robotic won't injure a individual or, via state of no activity, enable a person to return to harm
2) A robotic needs to obey orders givein to it via people other than the place such orders may clash with the 1st Law.
3) A robotic needs to guard its personal life so long as such safety doesn't clash with the 1st or moment Law.

With those 3, basic directives, Isaac Asimov replaced our notion of robots ceaselessly while he formulated the legislation governing their habit. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the improvement of the robotic via a chain of interlinked tales: from its primitive origins within the current to its final perfection within the not-so-distant future--a destiny within which humanity itself will be rendered obsolete.

Here are tales of robots long past mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a feeling of humor. Of robotic politicians, and robots who secretly run the world--all informed with the dramatic mixture of technological know-how truth and technological know-how fiction that has develop into Asmiov's trademark.

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Self-Defense: An Alex Delaware Novel

By Jonathan Kellerman

NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER
 
Dr. Alex Delaware doesn’t see many inner most sufferers anymore, however the younger lady known as Lucy is an exception. So is her dream. Lucy Lowell is stated Alex through l. a. police detective Milo Sturgis. A juror on the agonizing trial of a serial killer, Lucy survived the trauma in simple terms to be laid low with a ordinary nightmare: a tender baby within the wooded area at evening, gazing a wierd and furtive act.
 
“Exciting . . . loaded with pressure and jam-packed with titillating insights.”—The long island instances booklet Review
 
Now Lucy’s dream is commencing to disrupt her waking lifestyles, and Alex is worried. the facility of the dream, its grip on Lucy’s feelings, indicates to him that it can be greater than a nightmare. it can be the repressed formative years reminiscence of anything very genuine. anything like homicide.

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Hannibal

By Thomas Harris

You keep in mind Hannibal Lecter: gentleman, genius, cannibal. Seven years have handed due to the fact that Dr. Lecter escaped from custody. And for seven years he is been at huge, loose to enjoy the scents, the essences, of an unguarded global.

But intruders have entered Dr. Lecter's international, piercing his new id, sensing the evil that surrounds him. For the multimillionaire Hannibal left maimed, for a corrupt Italian policeman, and for FBI agent Clarice Starling, who as soon as stood sooner than Lecter and who hasn't ever been an analogous, the ultimate hunt for Hannibal Lecter has began. them all, of their separate methods, are looking to locate Dr. Lecter. And all 3 gets their want. yet just one will stay lengthy adequate to have fun with the reward....

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EREMENTAR GERADE Vol. 6 (Shonen Manga)

EREMENTAR GERADE 6 (Manga)

Abandon send! Coud’s first time on a ship doesn’t move so swimmingly because the conflict keeps among his group and the murderer Grayarts. jointly they are able to take the air out of Grayarts’s sails—but with Cisqua’s itchy set off finger set on “seek and destroy,” will there be somebody left to elevate the victory flag? in the meantime, Coud’s loss of a central authority identity forces him to depart the gang and sneak over the border. yet with no Coud via her facet, Ren unearths herself open for assault… by the hands of none except Ren’s stalker, Viro! Will Coud get to her in time to save lots of her?

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Doctor Copernicus

By John Banville

'Banville is excellent ...there aren't many historic novels of which it may be acknowledged that they light up either the time that varieties their material and the time within which they're learn: health care professional Copernicus is without doubt one of the best possible of them' - "The Economist". The paintings of Nicholas Koppernigk, larger referred to as Copernicus, shattered the medieval view of the universe and resulted in the formula of similar to the sunlight process we all know this day. the following his lifestyles is powerfully evoked in a unique that provides a bright portrait of a guy of painful reticence, haunted by means of a malevolent brother and baffled via the conspiracies that rage round him and his rules whereas he searches for the key of existence. 'Banville writes novels of complicated patterning, with grace, precision and timing' - "Guardian". 'With his fastidious wit and delightful type, John Banville is the inheritor to Nabokov' - "Daily Telegraph". 'A journey de strength: a fictional evocation of the good astronomer that's intriguing, fantastically written and astonishingly redolent of the past due medieval international' - "The Times".

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Dexter by Design

By Jeff Lindsay

The “Dexter” series—bestselling books, acclaimed television convey, around the globe phenomenon—continues with Dexter’s deadliest case yet.
 
After his unusually excellent honeymoon in Paris, lifestyles is nearly common for Dexter Morgan. Married lifestyles turns out to consider him: he’s dedicated to his bride, his abdominal is complete, and his homicidal spare time activities are well lower than keep watch over. yet previous behavior die hard—and Dexter’s paintings as a blood spatter analyst by no means fails to provide new temptations that entice his offbeat feel of justice.  let alone that his darkish Passenger nonetheless waits to seek with him within the moonlight.  the invention of a corpse (artfully displayed as a sunbather stress-free on a Miami seashore chair) evidently piques Dexter’s interest and Miami’s most interesting become aware of they’ve acquired a terrifying new serial killer at the free. And Dexter, in fact, is again in business.

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The Mehlis Report

The English-language debut of 2012’sInternational Arabic Fiction Prize winner

A advanced mystery, The Mehlis Report introduces English readers to a hugely proficient Arabic author. while former Lebanese best minister Rafiq Hariri is killed through an immense bomb blast, the U.N. appoints German pass judgement on Detlev Mehlisto behavior an research of the assault ― whereas explosions proceed to rock Beirut. Mehlis’s file is eagerly awaited by means of the total Lebanese population.

First we meet Saman Yarid, a middle-aged architect who wanders the demanding streets of Beirut and, like everybody else within the urban, can’t cease pondering the pending document. Saman’s sister Josephine, who was once abducted in 1983,narrates the second one a part of The Mehlis Report: Josephine is useless, but exists in a strange underworld within the bowels of Beirut the place the useless are busy writing their memoirs. Then the ghost of Hariri himself appears… 

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Ghosts (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Henrik Ibsen

The leading edge dramas of Henrik Ibsen created a sensation between 19th-century audiences with their mordant assaults on social conventions. among the best of those ground-breaking works used to be Ghosts, first played in 1881. In it, the playwright assailed the hypocrisy of ethical codes, supplying a bold therapy of such then-taboo concerns as infidelity, venereal illness, and illegitimacy. Ibsen substituted the trendy clinical concept of heredity for the traditional Greek notion of destiny, exposing hidden sins of the previous because the roots of corruption.
The sins of the prior are on the middle of the play, whose haunted heroine, Mrs. Helen Alving, has accredited her pastor's assistance and persisted her husband's many infidelities in silence. Ten years after Alving's dying, she is to commit an orphanage in his reminiscence. Her son Oswald, saved blameless of his father's profligacy, returns domestic for the commitment. Oswald's allure to the housemaid — actually, his half-sister — inspires the ghost of his mom and dad' unsatisfied marriage. This disastrous romance, besides Oswald's expanding indicators of the venereal illness inherited from his father, strength Mrs. Alving to confront her personal "ghosts."
A robust and engrossing mental drama, Ghosts serves as a good entrée to Ibsen's different works and is helping make sure his prestige as "the father of recent drama."

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