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By Anna Gavalda

" Quand j'arrive à los angeles gare de l'Est, j'espère toujours secrètement qu'il y air of secrecy quelqu'un pour m'attendre. C'est con. J'ai beau savoir que ma mère est encore au boulot à cette heure-là et que Marc n'est pas du style à traverser los angeles banlieue pour porter mon sac, j'ai toujours cet espoir débile. " Les personnages de ces douze nouvelles sont pleins d'espoirs futiles, ou de désespoir grave. Ils ne cherchent pas à changer le monde. Quoi qu'il leur arrive, ils n'ont rien à prouver. Ils ne sont pas héroïques. Simplement humains. On les croise tous les jours sans leur prêter awareness, sans se rendre compte de l. a. cost d'émotion qu'ils transportent et que révèle tout à coup los angeles plume si juste d'Anna Gavalda. En pointant sur eux ce projecteur, elle éclaire par ricochet nos propres existences.

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By Douglas Coupland

JPod, Douglas Coupland’s so much acclaimed novel so far, is a deadly joyride into today's new breed of tech employee. Ethan Jarlewski and 5 co-workers whose surnames start with “J” are bureaucratically marooned in jPod, a no-escape architectural limbo at the fringes of an immense Vancouver online game layout corporation. The jPodders salary day-by-day conflict opposed to the calls for of a boneheaded advertising and marketing employees, who day-by-day torture staff with idiotic alterations to already idiotic video games. in the meantime, Ethan’s own lifestyles is formed (or twisted) by means of phenomena as disparate as Hollywood, marijuana grow-ops, people-smuggling, ballroom dancing, and the increase of China. JPod’s universe is amoral, shameless, and dizzyingly fast paced like our own.  Douglas Coupland is a novelist who additionally works in visible arts and theater. His novels include new release X, Microserfs, All households Are Psychotic, whats up Nostradamus!, and Eleanor Rigby. He lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. Ethan Jarlewski and 5 co-workers are bureaucratically marooned in JPod, a no-escape architectural limbo at the fringes of an incredible Vancouver online game layout corporation.  The six jPodders salary day-by-day conflict opposed to the calls for of a bone-headed advertising employees, who day-by-day torture staff with idiotic adjustments to already idiotic video games. in the meantime, Ethan's own lifestyles is formed (or twisted) via phenomena as disparate as Hollywood, marijuana grow-ops, people-smuggling, ballroom dancing, and the increase of China. JPod's universe is amoral and shameless—and dizzyingly fast moving. The characters are items in their period at the same time they're growing it. every body in Ethan's lifestyles inhabits an ethical grey region. not anyone is exempt, now not even his probably straitlaced mom and dad or Coupland himself. jam-packed with note video games, visible jokes, and sideways jabs, this e-book throws a pointy, pointed garden dart into the guts of latest lifestyles. JPod is Douglas Coupland on the best of his video game. "To Coupland's credits, the technologically subtle yet socially alienated universe that he expected in 1995 is an excellent extra tangible and intricate entity in 2000—a time whilst humans rather do communicate in regurgitated sound bites from The Simpsons, and are categorized autistic just because they're shy, and are granted preposterous activity descriptions like being a part of a 'world-building team' once they own little keep watch over over the area during which they live—and that provides him license to revisit this territory in JPod."—The long island Times "The excellent automobile for [Coupland's] humorous and poignant evocations of near-term nostalgia . . . there's brilliance at paintings in JPod."—Los Angeles Times "Zeitgeist surfer Douglas Coupland downloads his mind into Jpod."Vanity Fair "Jpod is a swish and priceless equipment: the finely tuned output of an writer whose obsolescence is fortunately years away."—New York occasions e-book Review "A willful, pleased satire that revels within the related cultural conventions that it sends up."—Rocky Mountain News "Perhaps it's time to respect [Coupland's] virtuoso tone and the way he has sophisticated it over eleven novels. The grasp ironist simply could redefine E.M. Forster's well-known dictate 'Only connect' for the Google age."—USA Today "Coupland is mining territory that has been principally overlooked by way of the literary set . . . the unconventional exhibits Coupland did his homework."—The Washington Post "No one has Coupland's skill to identify cultural outliers, the little gemstones of nonsense that could either jar you and impart pleasure. Coupland is his generation's finest curator."—Slate "No, JPod isn't the subsequent model of iPod; it refers to a gaggle of geeks with final names beginning with J cubicled jointly in a far off quadrant of a large Vancouver video-game company. Coupland revisits the electronic country he so shrewdly depicted in Microserfs (1995) in a zeitgeist-trawling satire approximately twenty-first-century cyber obsession. JPoder Ethan Jarlewski narrates in deadpan geekspeak, reporting on lifestyles in gamer land, the place he and his fellow designers—each precocious, cynical, oddball captivating, and doubtless a slightly autistic—invent hilariously smart trivial goals to prevent paintings. yet Ethan is usually distracted from enjoyable with porn websites, math difficulties, and an evil cyber model of Ronald McDonald by way of the loopy calls for of his off-the-charts relations. There's a South Park edginess and surrealism to the usually violent escapades of Ethan's actor-wannabe father, gun-toting and pot-growing mom, and real-estate salesman brother, who will get all of them entangled with the gangster Kam Fong. As either genuine and cyber mayhem crest, Coupland, himself a personality during this rampaging comedy, reminds us that regardless of how seductive the digital realm is, it really is genuine existence that calls for our keenest attention."—Donna Seaman, Booklist "Coupland returns, knowingly, to mine the dot-com territory of Microserfs (1996)—this time for slapstick. younger Ethan Jarlewski works lengthy hours as a video-game developer in Vancouver, browsing the web for gore websites and having random conversations with co-workers on JPod, the cubicle hive the place he works, the place everyone's final identify starts off with J. earlier than Ethan can please the bosses and the selling division (they need a turtle, in keeping with a truth television host, inserted into the sport Ethan's been engaged on for months) or win the center of co-worker Kaitlin, Ethan needs to support his mother bury a biker she's electrocuted within the kinfolk basement which homes her marijuana farm; supply his dad, an actor desperately eager for a talking half, one more pep speak; feed the 20 unlawful chinese language immigrants his brother has quickly saved in Ethan's condominium; and go downtime through searching for a flawed digit within the first 100,000 areas (printed on pages 383-406) of pi. Coupland's cultural name-dropping is predictable (Ikea, the Drudge Report, etc.), as is the gadget of bringing in a fictional Douglas Coupland to save lots of Ethan's day greater than as soon as. yet like an ace laptop coder loaded up on junk nutrition at four a.m., Coupland derives his satirical, lively humor's strength from the foolish, strung-together plot and skinny characters. name it Microserfs 2.0."—Publishers Weekly 

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Download Lewiatan by Robert Anton Wilson, Robert Shea PDF

By Robert Anton Wilson, Robert Shea

Trylogia ILLUMINATUS! To jedna z najbardziej liczących się książek kultowych, która w doskonały sposób odzwierciedla złożony w swej odmienności posunięty do granic absurdu obraz Ameryki. Jest to czarna komedia, gigantyczna satyra przypominająca niektóre utwory Thomasa Pynchina. Sceny w tej komedii przesuwają się niczym w barwnym kalejdoskopie, przywodząc przed oczy tajemnicze sekty, ugrupowania polityczne, słynne postacie historyczne, władców, świat seksu i narkotyków, uzdrowicieli i zbawców.

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Download Love the One You're With (Gossip Girl : The Carlyles, Book by Cecily Von Ziegesar PDF

By Cecily Von Ziegesar

It's Thanksgiving, and the Carlyle triplets are grateful to be escaping the hot York urban cold-they're jetting to the tropics and bringing all their associates alongside for the journey. The solar isn't the one factor that's hot in this holiday getaway--I'm forecasting sultry poolside encounters, too. So, don't put out of your mind to pack the sunscreen...you don't are looking to get burned. you recognize you like me,
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By Erica James

Family ties, secrets and techniques, love and guilt are woven with heat, honesty and wit during this pleasant new novel from Sunday occasions bestseller Erica James.

We all disguise issues, a few greater than others...

Mia Channing seems to be to have an enviable lifestyles: a gorgeous domestic within the village of Little Pelham, a contented, strong marriage, a task she enjoys and 3 grown up young children to whom she's devoted.

But appearances are deceiving; in point of fact that it's all a precarious balancing act. while the kinfolk assemble for her son's 30th birthday, Daisy, her youngest daughter, drops a bombshell within the method in simple terms Daisy can. once more Mia reveals herself forged within the position of peacemaker. It's a job she's uninterested in, fairly because her husband refuses to think he's accountable for the issues they're dealing with. no longer strangely, Mia longs for escape.

For Owen Fletcher, purchasing the Hidden Cottage was once the success of a lifelong dream and gives the suitable break out for him. whilst Mia meets him, she needs to come to a decision even if she has the braveness to do whatever for herself for a metamorphosis. And if she does, can she ever return to the lifetime of compromise she had earlier than?

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Download Up Jumps the Devil by Michael Poore PDF

By Michael Poore

A stunningly innovative, sharp, humorous, and slyly gentle novel that includes the satan himself, John Scratch.

He's made up of wooden. He chefs a good gumbo. Cows love him. And he's the world's past love tale . . . and the world's first damaged middle. Meet the darkly good-looking, captivating John Scratch, aka the satan. Ever on the grounds that his real love, a fellow fallen angel named Arden, made up our minds that Earth used to be a bit too terrifying and violent, John Scratch has been attempting to entice her again from the forgiving grace of Heaven. even though neither the wonders of Egypt nor the glories of Rome have been sufficient to maintain her in the world, John Scratch believes he's discovered a brand new Eden: America.

John Scratch capitalizes at the bounty of this arcadia as he shapes it into his puppy kingdom. Then, one darkish evening within the past due Sixties, he meets 3 down-on-their-luck musicians and moves a deal. In alternate for his or her souls, he'll provide them status, wealth, and the opportunity to make the area a greater position. quickly, the trio helps the satan push the United States to the peak of civilization—or so he thinks. yet there's very much approximately people he nonetheless must examine, even after spending such a lot of millennia between them.

Overflowing with mind's eye, perception, and humor, rippling with background and delusion, Up Jumps the Devil is as madcap and captivating because the satan himself.

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Download The Shadow of the Crescent Moon by Fatima Bhutto PDF

By Fatima Bhutto

The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is the 1st novel via Fatima Bhutto, who's the granddaughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the previous President and best Minister of Pakistan, whose sister used to be Benazir Bhutto. Fatima Bhutto graduated from Columbia collage in 2004. She lives in Karachi, and is a contract author. apparently, her site doesn't point out this booklet. as an alternative, it mentions 3 different books. Judging through one article on her site, she looks a political radical.

The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is an engaging novel, particularly short and relatively extreme. it really is set within the tribal quarter of northwest Pakistan and consists of 3 brothers who're getting ready to rejoice Eid, the Muslim ceremonial dinner on the finish of Ramadan. The oldest son has determined to depart his formative years sweetheart and pass into company clear of his domestic city of Mir Ali. the center son has turn into a physician in Mir Ali and the youngest has joined his brother's sweetheart as an rebel. within the novel, Mir Ali is the point of interest for the armed fight among Pakistan's military and native those that crave their very own freedom.

Fatima Bhutto does an excellent activity describing the tradition, the problems, the folks and the environment. One will get the experience of a long-running, life-and-death fight within the northwest of Pakistan. it's transparent that the author's sentiments are with the insurgents.

I discovered the unconventional problematic within the feel that it lacks concentration. there's an rebel plot to kill a minister, and the tale appears to be like headed to a climax there, however the novel results in uncertainty. was once he killed? Who killed him? Or if now not, why no longer? there's a few uncertainty as to who the insurgents are. a few are Taliban; a few are traditional humans. what's the dating among them? The Pakistani executive is obviously an evil impact, yet in a booklet like this that is a little polemical, it might be a redeeming characteristic to trace extra widely at what the govt. should still do another way (other than bringing in neighborhood conscripts). There also are a few spiritual concerns: significantly Sunnis vs. Shiites, yet there are difficulties for Christians and Hindus, besides. How do those matters healthy into the over-arching subject matters of justice and freedom?

Ms. Bhutto's writing in fairly enticing. sometimes, there's a too lengthy sentence which calls for a moment interpreting to realize figuring out. And, like every 'young, smooth authors' she loves to use unconventional phrases instead of the traditional. often, this works good, yet there's the occasional grating which disturbs the stream. The characterisation of the 2 older brothers, the feminine sweetheart and the Pakistani colonel are all transparent and interesting. the nature of the youngest brother - the rebel - is slightly opaque. we will be able to comprehend why the 2 older brothers do what they do, yet what - except his father's lectures - motivates this brother to be an insurgent?

An attention-grabbing e-book and a very fascinating writer.

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Download Zeina by Nawal El Saadawi PDF

By Nawal El Saadawi

"More than the other lady, Nawal El Saadawi has come has come to embrace the pains of Arab feminism."'San Francisco Chronicle "The top spokeswoman at the prestige of girls within the Arab World."'Guardian "Saadawi writes with directness and passion."'The manhattan Times Bodour, a exotic literary critic and college professor, consists of together with her a depressing mystery. As a tender college scholar, she fell in love with a political activist and gave delivery to an illegitimate daughter, Zeina, whom she deserted at the streets of Cairo. Zeina grows as much as turn into considered one of Egypt's so much loved entertainers, regardless of being disadvantaged of a reputation and a house. by contrast, Bodour continues to be trapped in a loveless marriage, pining for her daughter. In an try and locate solace she turns to literature, writing a fictionalized account of her lifestyles. but if the radical is going lacking, Bodour is compelled on a trip of self discovery, reliving and reshaping her earlier and her destiny. Will Bodour ever observe who stole the radical? Is there any wish of her being reunited with Zeina? Nawal El Saadawi is an across the world popular Egyptian author, feminist, and psychiatrist. Her works were translated into greater than thirty languages.

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Download The Wapshot Scandal (Perennial Classics) by John Cheever PDF

By John Cheever

During this at the same time hilarious and poignant significant other quantity to The Wapshot Chronicle, the contributors of the Wapshot relations of St. Botolphs glide faraway from their New England village into the demented caprices of the powerful, the undesirable graces of the IRS, and the humiliating abyss of adulterous ardour.

a singular of huge and smooth imaginative and prescient, The Wapshot Scandal is stuffed with stinky characters and outrageous twists of destiny, and, primarily, with Cheever's luminous compassion for all his hapless fellow prisoners of human nature.

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Download The Misadventures of Maude March by Audrey Couloumbis PDF

By Audrey Couloumbis

Eleven-year-old Sallie March is a whip-smart tomboy and voracious reader of Western experience novels. while she and her sister Maude break out their self-serving guardians for the wilds of the frontier, they start an event the likes of which Sallie has in basic terms examine. This time notwithstanding, the "wanted woman" isn't a dime-novel villian, it's Sallie's own sister! What follows isn't the lies the papers published, however the honest-to-goodness fact of ways sisters went from being orphans to being outlaws—and lived to inform the story!

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