Description : This book is a representation of the magic of how thoughts can formulate imagery which seem so real-to-life. Its novelty has kept me intrigued by its potentiality to be so utterly controversial, layered with suspense, is summarily thrilling whilst tugging at a sense of adventure. Most of all, it releases its action-packed intensity upon its audience. There was never a 'slavish' dedication to write the book but instead moments of inspiring urges to write that which I did chronicle while it was manifesting. Such was the ferocity with which the various emotionally sensitive arguments, angles and perspectives kept appearing. Every single word had come from my imagination only and so all I could do is bear testament to its boundless compelling influence. In order to highlight the importance of empathy, individuals are able to choose not to think about feeling the pain of every single character who became victims, probably! With over 190 characters involved, it might be an underestimation to call this a book, perhaps! It is a 'Literary Docudrama Movie' (c) made up of 'Fictional Virtual Realities Scenarios' (c). The 'roles' of each character is designed to fit particular 'models'. I wanted to establish the fact that influential characters like Darryll Fastfamousse, Professor Frank Outstein and Al Tuxedo were overwhelmingly, deliberately, wholly insensitive altogether. They brought about very powerful experiences for those who were affected by their actions. Their behaviours reinforce the philosophy of the 'primed mind' mentality but brings new meaning to exploring what makes up relationships. 'The Taste of Champagne Urge' offers several opportunities for an audience to sense some awe inspiring intrigue highlighting some topical issues, familiar environments, some bizarre events and devious mindsets by those whom strove to tilt the balance in their own favour, seemingly
Description : Acclaimed as an astonishing debut, For the Relief of Unbearable Urges is a collection of nine delightfully irreverent stories that range from Stalin's Russia to contemporary New York. Wise and compassionate, outrageous and wrenchingly sad, they place Nathan Englander firmly in the company of Bellow, Malamud, Singer and Roth.
Description : Tracing the cultural evolution of shopping from outdoor bazaars to suburban malls, this brazen look at the history and psychology of one of humankind’s oldest pursuits considers the variety of reasons (and excuses) that drive the impulse to buy. An opulent collection of shopping places are described, including ancient markets, covered arcades of 18th-century France, gallerias of 19th-century Italy, and megamalls of 1950s America. Examples from literature and other sources explore the historically conflicted attitudes about shopping—it seems that fashionistas have always fought over the trendiest hemlines and hats. The development of buying options is detailed, from mail order catalogs and Internet stores to retail districts and massive supermarkets.
Description : This volume explores the intersection between culinary history and literature across a period of profound social and cultural change. Split into four parts, essays focus on the relationships between eating and childhood reading in the Victorian era, the role of hunger in depicting social instability and reform, the cultivation of taste through advertising and the formation of cultural legacies through imaginative and emotional experiences of food and drink. Contributors show that studying consumption is necessary for a full understanding of class, gender, national identity and the body. The works of writers such as Elizabeth Gaskell, Edward Lear, Isabella Beeton and Bram Stoker are considered alongside advice manuals, Home Front narratives and advertising to provide an innovative work that will be of interest to scholars of social, cultural and medical history as well as literary studies.
Description : This time he was not disappointed. As she passed the box, adrenaline kicked in, he could smell the salt from the sweat underneath his armpits. A humming, drowning noise coming from inside the walls of the café lasted for several minutes; John gulped and held his breath as the object of his first project walked passed her destiny. She was less than six, no five feet away from her fate. The next time would be her last, the next time would be his first. Definitely dark, mean and thought-provoking, The Secret to Being Frank has that extra middle finger of Hannibal Lector right on the pulse of the reader’s guilty pleasure. This rollercoaster of a novel has ignored all the ground rules as it careers down the track towards the evil beyond insanity. In-depth character profiling enables the reader to enter the dark tunnel of the psychotic brain and believe. Authentic and nerve-fraying writing graphically depicts dark, harrowing scenes and spine-chilling moments. The scream machine is launched into mid-air in Wales during the middle of the 20th century, when an inexperienced, belligerent detective Frank Macleod encounters Samuel John, a mission-orientated serial killer. Even with the hereditary gift of damashealladh, second sight, Macleod, headstrong, unorthodox and carrying his own psychological baggage, appears totally out of his depth against John. Can he stop this death drive and prevent the body count from spiralling out of control? Will he take up the challenge, and can he control his relentless sexual appetite? Look out for the banked curve, the unusual death-defying twists and conflict in the plot. Hold onto your sanity or you could be the next victim. The Secret to Being Frank has been inspired by novels that balance a fine line between a psychological thriller and a horror, including those by Jo Nesbo, SJ Bolton and Karin Fossum.
Description : Some friendships are meant to last forever. Fifteen years ago four college freshmen formed an unbreakable bond. The Champagne Sisterhood. After a horrifying accident Anna Bartiglioni makes a hasty deathbed promise to one of her friends. Now Anna‘s life is thrown into a tailspin as she suddenly finds herself the guardian of her friends’ small daughter. Anna’s life becomes even more complicated when strange things begin happening at work putting her career at risk at the same time new threats to the safety of her Goddaughter appear. Troubled by a 'truth' her friend never got a chance to tell her, Anna learns the hard way that even sisters of the heart can have secrets they never plan to share. Can Anna unravel the secrets in time to protect her new charge? What happens when she discovers that some secrets are best left alone? More books from USA Today bestselling author Chris Keniston: Aloha Series Aloha Texas Almost Paradise Mai Tai Marriage Dive Into You Shell Game Look of Love Love by Design Love Walks In Waikiki Wedding Surf's Up Flirts (Aloha Series Companions) Shall We Dance Love on Tap Head Over Heels Perfect Match Just One Kiss It Had to Be You Honeymoon Series Honeymoon for One Honeymoon for Three Family Secrets Novels The Homecoming Hope's Corner Farraday Country Series Adam - Book 1 - FREE on October 24, 2016 Brooks - Book 2 Connor - Book 3 Declan - Book 4 - Coming November 2016 Ethan - Book 5 - Coming December 2016 Finn - Book 6 - Coming January 2017 Grace - Book 7 - Coming February 2017 For more information about Chris Keniston, check out www.chriskeniston.com/books.html
Description : Our Own Kind is a World War II novel without the combat, a novel about the America the soldiers left behind. Anne Weiss depicts here in families of different social and income levels the effects of the war in daily experience as well as on the greater occasions of weddings and funerals. Hers is an Our Town view of an upstate New York town called Westerveldt, where the importance of the characters behavior and conversation is historically clear to us while dimly perceptible to them. They feel helplessly caught up in events they cant control. The Osterhoudts and Van Leuvens, the old established families, as well as the Sloanes and Mancusos in trade and contract work, see their sons dying overseas, their daughters marrying out of their own class, the war affecting their customs and privileges, all sorts of changes taking place in a world they thought they knew. As the author makes clear, this uncertainty and threat to their own kind affects everyone in the novel of every class and age. In a style of subtle understatement Anne Weiss shows her two main characters, Emily Osterhoudt, home from college, and Mary D. Van Leuven, still in high school, as shrewd inside observers forcing the action while resisting social pressure if not rebelling against circumstance and upbringing. Our Own Kind is a many-sided moving account of a World War II America that prefigures something of our more recent homeland anxieties.
Description : Surrender is the greatest sin For adventure guide Ryan Quinn, a week in Fiji babysitting a hen party should be a cakewalk. Only, the bride turns out to be sexy movie star Serena Hightower, and the wedding turns out to be very much in question. Ryan wants to help Serena, but he's not sure he can trust himself with her—not when she is his every temptation personified… Serena Hightower just needs one week in paradise to figure out what she wants. Unfortunately, what she wants is the one thing she can't have—the rugged and charming Ryan Quinn. Serena craves Ryan's touch, the haven of his arms. But to be with him, she'll have to risk her career and her future, not to mention his. If she throws it all away for the chance at happiness, will he do the same?
Description : "Designed as an exercise in close reading, this first volume in the series is grounded in narrative and aesthetic concerns, addressing history, local knowledge, actual and symbolic landscape and inscape, and every aspect of the seven-eighths of the story that lies beneath the surface - the submerged iceberg of the fiction. Author H. R. Stoneback equips the reader to sound its depths and take full measure of the novel's allusiveness, indirection, and understatement. Navigating the labyrinthine text of The Sun Also Rises, Stoneback negotiates its intricate, complex, and interconnected passages and leads the reader ultimately to the center of Hemingway's vision."--BOOK JACKET.