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Download E-books The Hunger and Other Stories PDF

By Charles Beaumont

"A memorable first e-book of fiction, one that belongs on any shelf of the easiest modern bizarre tales." - August Derleth, Chicago Tribune

"[E]xtraordinary . . . offers Mr. Beaumont indisputable stature as an artist." - N. Y. bring in Tribune

"Charles Beaumont used to be a genius . . . and one hell of a storyteller." - Dean R. Koontz

"The identify of Charles Beaumont should be commemorated and well-known for generations but to come." - Robert Bloch

while The starvation and different Stories (1957) seemed, it heralded the arriving of Charles Beaumont (1929-1967) as an immense and hugely unique new voice in American fiction. even supposing he's most sensible recognized at the present time for his scripts for tv and picture, together with a number of vintage episodes of The Twilight Zone, Beaumont is being rediscovered as a grasp of peculiar stories, and this, his first released assortment, comprises a few of his top. Ranging in tone from the chilling Gothic horror of "Miss Gentilbelle," the place an insane mom clothes her son up as a lady and slaughters his pets, to deliciously darkish humor in stories like "Open apartment" and "The Infernal Bouillabaisse," the place murderers' plans move disastrously awry, those seventeen tales display Beaumont's awesome expertise and flexibility. This re-creation of The starvation and different Stories, the 1st in additional than fifty years, contains a new creation through Dr. Bernice M. Murphy, who argues for reevaluation of Beaumont along the opposite greats of the style, together with Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, and Richard Matheson.

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Download E-books Stories: All-New Tales PDF

By Neil Gaiman, Al Sarrantonio

"The pleasure of fiction is the enjoyment of the mind's eye. . . ."

The most sensible tales pull readers in and retain them turning the pages, wanting to become aware of more—to find the solution to the query: "And then what happened?" the real hallmark of significant literature is excellent mind's eye, and as Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio turn out with this amazing assortment, in terms of nice fiction, all genres are equivalent.

Stories is a groundbreaking anthology that reinvigorates, expands, and redefines the bounds of resourceful fiction and presents the very best writers within the world—from Peter Straub and Chuck Palahniuk to Roddy Doyle and Diana Wynne Jones, Stewart O'Nan and Joyce Carol Oates to Walter Mosley and Jodi Picoult—the chance to interact, protect their craft, and realign misconceptions. Gaiman, a literary magician whose acclaimed paintings defies effortless categorization and transcends all barriers, and "master anthologist" (Booklist) Sarrantonio in my opinion invited, learn, and chosen the entire tales during this assortment, and their usual for this "new literature of the mind's eye" is excessive. "We desired to learn tales that used a lightning-flash of magic as a manner of unveiling us anything we have now already visible 1000 instances as though we now have by no means noticeable it at all."

Joe Hill boldly aligns subject and shape in his demanding story of a man's descent into evil in "Devil at the Staircase." In "Catch and Release," Lawrence Block tells of a professional fisherman with a expertise for catching a chunk of one other type. Carolyn Parkhurst provides a depressing twist to sibling contention in "Unwell." Joanne Harris weaves a story of old gods in glossy long island in "Wildfire in Manhattan." Vengeance is the center of Richard Adams's "The Knife." Jeffery Deaver introduces a committed psychologist whose project in lifestyles is to save lots of humans in "The Therapist." A chilling punishment befitting an unspeakable crime is on the darkish center of Neil Gaiman's novelette "The fact Is a collapse the Black Mountains."

As it transforms your view of the realm, this impressive and visionary volume—sure to develop into a classic—will ignite a brand new appreciation for the unlimited realm of outstanding fiction.

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Download E-books Extraction (Pendergast, Book 12.5) PDF

By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

From number 1 manhattan occasions bestselling authors Preston & baby, an all-new brief tale that includes Agent Pendergast, on hand in simple terms as an e-book and audio download.

In New Orleans' French zone, the enamel Fairy isn't a benevolent sprite who slips cash lower than your pillow at night....he's a mysterious outdated recluse who needs to be appeased with teeth—lest he extract retribution. whilst younger Diogenes Pendergast loses a enamel, in spite of the fact that, his skeptical older brother Aloysius is set to place the legend to the test...with dire consequences.

*Includes a different preview bankruptcy of Preston & Child's new full-length novel GRAVES, on hand December eleven, 2012

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Download E-books The Norman Maclean Reader PDF

In his eighty-seven years, Norman Maclean performed many components: fisherman, logger, firefighter, student, instructor. however it used to be a task he took up overdue in existence, that of author, that gained him enduring popularity and significant acclaim—as good because the devotion of readers around the world. even though the 1976 collection A River Runs via It and different Stories was once the one ebook Maclean released in his lifetime, it was once an unforeseen luck, and the relocating kinfolk tragedy of the name novella—based principally on Maclean’s thoughts of his early life domestic in Montana—has proved to be probably the most enduring American tales ever written.

The Norman Maclean Reader is a superb addition to Maclean’s celebrated oeuvre. Bringing jointly formerly unpublished fabrics with incidental writings and choices from his extra recognized works, the Reader will function definitely the right advent for readers new to Maclean, whereas supplying longtime enthusiasts new perception into his existence and career.

In this evocative assortment, Maclean as either a author and a guy turns into obvious. Perceptive, intimate essays take care of his occupation as a instructor and a literary pupil, in addition to the wealth of relations tales for which Maclean is legendary. entire with a beneficiant number of letters, in addition to excerpts from a 1986 interview, The Norman Maclean Reader provides a completely fleshed-out portrait of this a lot prominent writer, displaying us a author totally conscious of the nuances of his craft, and a guy as at domestic within the educational atmosphere of the college of Chicago as within the quiet mountains of his cherished Montana.

Various and relocating, the works accrued in The Norman Maclean Reader function either a summation and a party, giving readers an opportunity once more to listen to one among American literature’s so much specified voices.

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Download E-books Compression Scars: Stories PDF

By Kellie Wells

The 11 tales in Kellie Wells's debut assortment disguise a variety of eccentric characters―from a tender lady experiencing her friend's unusual loss of life to a suite of opposite-sex conjoined twins. compelled to accommodate the debilitating confines of the actual world―usually occur in a few type of deformity or ailment, from compression scars to mysterious blue skin―Wells's characters fight to go beyond their existential disappointments and locate a way and a person to love.

In the identify tale, Ivy and her ally Duncan fight to appreciate their mortality as Ivy learns of his probably deadly inner scarring because of a moped coincidence. As Ivy says, "Things can get so unusual so fast," and so they often do in Wells's tales. yet Ivy and Duncan support one another break out their scary, tricky global, if in simple terms momentarily, via mind's eye, sturdy humor, and closeness.

"Godlight" addresses such a lot in particular the questions which are glaring in all of the tales: Do you suspect in God, and do you suspect in reincarnation? Jonas, the Hyatt Regency Hotel's live-in gentle bulb substitute guy, encounters diversified characters―a baby who lives within the resort and a lady who claims that her id has been altered for the Witness safeguard Program―who think about those questions. in the meantime, Jonas is left considering what has particularly develop into of his lacking daughter, Emma.

The actual international is introduced into query usually during this assortment, and in "My father or mother, Claire," we see what can ensue while somebody attempts to go beyond it―and succeeds. in the course of a séance to arrive the narrator's overdue mom, Claire reaches the spirit global and not really returns. The narrator attempts desperately to retrieve Claire via a hilarious journey to the unique Animal Drive-Thru Paradise.

Compression Scars is an eloquent and unique assortment that vibrantly captures the eccentricities of either the standard and the out-of-this-world.

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Download E-books In the End, Only Darkness PDF

By Monica J. O'Rourke

Eighteen horror tales (and a number of poems) starting from quietly sophisticated to stomach-churning disgusting, this assortment positive factors fiction that would entertain or repulse nearly somebody. that includes an creation via gore grasp Wrath James White!

Read a couple of gynecological stopover at long past very mistaken … a woman’s obsession with a Georgia O’Keeffe portray … a former sheriff compelled to seek kids overtaken in the course of a zombie plague … a mohel who plays circumcisions in a most original method … or a photo tale approximately 3 younger males who behavior an test on a fourth boy—an scan held in a mystery room regarding melted metals.

Included during this collection:




What She Sees

Short Stories:

Jasmine and Garlic

Attainable Beauty

Huntin’ Season

Vade in Pacem

Five Adjectives approximately My Dad, by way of Nadine Specter

The remainder of Larry

Maternal Instinct

The 3 needs of Henry Hoggan

Not with a Bang yet a Whimper

Oral Mohel

Someone’s Sister

Dancing into October Country

Feeding wish (with Jack Fisher)

Nurturing Type


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Download E-books A Cidade Inventada (Portuguese Edition) PDF

"A cidade inventada", uma coletânea de contos, foi o primeiro livro de Cristovão Tezza. Escrito em 1975, em Portugal, foi publicado em 1980 pela CooEditora, de Curitiba.

O presente lançamento, exclusivo em formato electronic, traz a edição unique quintessential, acrescida de um prefácio do autor - "Um 'selfie' literário" -, comentando o que o livro significou em sua formação literária.

A edição inclui também um conto inédito, "A criança dos túmulos", que fazia parte do projeto unique mas havia ficado fora da coletânea, e o conto "Os telhados de Coimbra", escrito na mesma época, e que foi o primeiro texto de Tezza publicado em livro (em 1978 ele participou da antologia "Assim escrevem os paranenses", pela Editora Alfa-Omega).

"(...) em 'A Cidade Inventada', temos um rodar de temas ligados a mulheres, prostitutas que levam homens desprovidos de vontade, ao casamento transgredido, às lembranças da infância, aos conflitos individuais, ao desentendimento entre amantes, e até ao problema da literatura e seu conceito. Os contos de Tezza dão a impressão de ensaios para projetos mais profundos, como um músico que toca aquelas peças de praxe, que apesar de simples, mostram a qualidade do instrumentista. Esperamos que ele chegue a nos dar um concerto."

Milton José de Almeida - Jornal Leia Livros (São Paulo, out/nov de 1980)

"Era um trabalho de aprendizagem, escrito com a determinação juvenil de aprimorar meu texto linha a linha, numa oficina obstinada. european sentia uma distância enorme entre o tamanho dos meus sonhos literários e seu resultado prático. É um abismo que todo escritor sentirá até sua última página – mas escrever estes contos representou minha primeira tentativa realmente séria de aproximar uma coisa da outra, na viagem de Sísifo de quem escreve."

Cristovão Tezza, no prefácio do ebook ("Um 'selfie' literário")

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Download E-books Sarajevo Marlboro PDF

Miljenko Jergovic’s impressive début choice of tales, Sarajevo Marlboro – winner of the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize – earned him extensive acclaim all through Europe. Croatian through beginning, Jergovic ? spent his youth in Sarajevo and selected to stay there all through lots of the struggle. a blinding storyteller, he brings a profoundly human, razor-sharp realizing of the destiny of the city’s younger Muslims, Croats, and Serbs with a subterranean humor and profoundly own imaginative and prescient. Their offbeat lives and day-by-day dramas within the foreground, the killing sector within the historical past.

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