The Name of this Book Is Secret

Author: Pseudonymous Bosch

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780316039925

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8699

Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.
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Haunted

A Novel

Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385515832

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7518

Haunted is a novel made up of twenty-three horrifying, hilarious, and stomach-churning stories. They’re told by people who have answered an ad for a writer’s retreat and unwittingly joined a “Survivor”-like scenario where the host withholds heat, power, and food. As the storytellers grow more desperate, their tales become more extreme, and they ruthlessly plot to make themselves the hero of the reality show that will surely be made from their plight. This is one of the most disturbing and outrageous books you’ll ever read, one that could only come from the mind of Chuck Palahniuk.
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Feminism and Pop Culture

Seal Studies

Author: Andi Zeisler

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580052371

Category: Social Science

Page: 183

View: 744

Examines the reciprocal relationship shared between feminism and popular culture from the 1940s to the twenty-first century; and discusses representations of women on television and in films, music, advertisements, and other medias.
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Curse

A Novel

Author: Andrew Neiderman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 067104172X

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

View: 4048

When a miserly landlord is found dead of an apparent heart attack, rumors begin to circulate that a beautiful young witch had frightened him to death with a curse, and an ambitious prosecutor decides to prosecute her for the man's murder. By the author of The Devil's Advocate. Original.
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Universe, Human Immortality and Future Human Evaluation

Author: Alexander Bolonkin

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124158013

Category: Computers

Page: 156

View: 9781

Pt. 1. Universe. Who are we? Where are we? -- pt. 2. Human immortality and future human evaluation.
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Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt

A Novel

Author: Anne Rice

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 0307555062

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8581

Having completed the two cycles of legend to which she has devoted her career so far, Anne Rice gives us now her most ambitious and courageous book, a novel about the early years of CHRIST THE LORD, based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship. The book’s power derives from the passion its author brings to the writing and the way in which she summons up the voice, the presence, the words of Jesus who tells the story. From the Hardcover edition.
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Meanwhile

Pick Any Path. 3,856 Story Possibilities.

Author: N.A

Publisher: Amulet Books

ISBN: 9780810984233

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 8249

In this choose-your-own adventure graphic novel, a boy stumbles on the laboratory of a mad scientist who asks him to choose between testing a mind-reading device, a time machine, and a doomsday machine.
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Cardboard Piano

Author: Hansol Jung

Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780573705717

Category: Drama

Page: 65

View: 6498

Northern Uganda on the eve of the millennium: The daughter of American missionaries and a local teenage girl steal into a darkened church to seal their love in a secret, makeshift wedding ceremony. But when the surrounding war zone encroaches on their fragile union, they cannot escape its reach. Confronting the religious and cultural roots of intolerance, Cardboard Piano explores violence and its aftermath, as well as the human capacity for hatred, forgiveness, and love.
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Consider the Lobster

And Other Essays

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759514928

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 3324

Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of a vicious presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the annual Maine Lobster Festival, Wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful and distinct as any in American letters.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Live Through This

Author: Mindi Scott

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442440619

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2839

When a relationship trespasses the boundaries of trust, the consequences are complex in this nuanced page-turner from “a formidable talent” (Booklist). If Coley Sterling’s best friend would stop hating her, if her dance-team captains would lighten up, if her friends would stop asking her about Reece, the geeky sax player she’s crushing on—then her life would be perfect. Right? After all, Coley’s stepdad is a successful attorney who gives Coley and her siblings everything, and her mother will stop at nothing to keep them all happy and safe—including having escaped ten years ago from the abuse of Coley’s real father. But Coley is keeping a lot of secrets. She won’t admit—not even to herself—that her almost-perfect life is her own carefully crafted façade. Now, Coley and Reece are getting closer, and a decade’s worth of Coley’s lies are on the verge of unraveling—along with the life she thought she knew.
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The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

Author: Meg Miroshnik

Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780573703645

Category: Drama

Page: 84

View: 7964

"Dark comedy / 6f / unit set/multiple settings"--Back cover.
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The Way Back to You

Author: Michelle Andreani,Mindi Scott

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062386328

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6831

For fans of Jenny Han and Morgan Matson, a witty, poignant novel about second chances, letting go, and the unbreakable bonds of friendship. Six months ago, Ashlyn Montiel died in a bike accident. Her best friend, Cloudy, is keeping it together, at least on the outside. Cloudy’s insides are a different story: tangled, confused, heartbroken. Kyle is falling apart, and everyone can tell. Ashlyn was his girlfriend, and when she died, a part of him went with her. Maybe the only part he cares about anymore. As the two people who loved Ashlyn best, Cloudy and Kyle should be able to lean on each other. But after a terrible mistake last year, they’re barely speaking. So when Cloudy discovers that Ashlyn’s organs were donated after her death and the Montiel family has been in touch with three of the recipients, she does something a little bit crazy and a lot out of character: she steals the letters and convinces Kyle to go on a winter break road trip with her, from Oregon to California to Arizona to Nevada. Maybe if they see the recipients—the people whose lives were saved by Ashlyn’s death—the world will open up again. Or maybe it will be a huge mistake.
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

Robots Vs. Art

Author: Travis Cotton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780868199863

Category: Australian drama

Page: 55

View: 5740

When Robots start thinking for themselves, they decree planet earth will not survive unless all humans are destroyed. They execute 90% of them and send the rest to work in underground sustainable mines. But when Executive Producer Master Bot writes a play, Giles, a human theatre director, is sent up from the mines in the hope that robots will be able to calculate the formula of art. But because Executive can't feel, he can't enjoy the perfect art he makes. So he makes a deal with Giles: if Giles is capable of putting on a play that can make robots feel, he will allow the human race to coexist with robots, if he can't, he will be executed in front of his cast. (3 male, 1 female).
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Fantasy Swap Online

A Gender Swapped LitRPG Adventure

Author: Alyson Belle

Publisher: Alyson Belle Productions

ISBN: N.A

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 170

View: 7971

In the player versus player MMORPG Fantasy Realms Online, people live out the fantasies they can’t in real life, no matter how bloody or sexy they might be, and Kromgorn the Barbarian is no exception. He and his guildies make constant warfare against their rivals in the Secret Order, a guild led by the dark Lich-Lord, who’s also rumored to be a crazy hacker in real life, and they make fun of players who just use the game for stupid things like getting laid. But when the Lich-Lord releases a powerful spell that traps most of the players in the game permanently, Kromgorn accidentally winds up stuck in the avatar of his friend Lacey—a stupid, low-level female character that was designed exclusively to get down and dirty with the in-game pleasure system. Even worse, he gets captured by the orcs and thrown into their harem dungeon, where he finds he’s powerless to resist his captors and has to seduce his way out! The developers really modeled female bodies correctly in this game, and it’s humiliating to have to go from being a high-level barbarian to a simpering little harem girl. With his guild drawing closer to an epic encounter with the Lich-Lord, they need all the high-level players they can get! Will Krom figure out a way to get himself out of this useless body and get back in time to help his friends, or will he be stuck forever working on his back in the slums of Lorengarde? The only way out of this mess might be to give in to his situation and embrace his new body in order to outmaneuver his foes. Who knows? He might even end up enjoying himself… With 150+ pages of humorous, gender-swapped fantasy action and some VERY steamy scenes, this book is intended for mature audiences who enjoy FF and MF encounters with lots of gender-bending fun.
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Love and Sex with Robots

The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships

Author: David Levy

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061359750

Category: Computers

Page: 334

View: 2595

Draws on cutting-edge research, as well as examples from cultural history and psychology, to explore what the author believes will be inevitable physical relationships between people and machines.
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The Petticoat Plot

Making a Male Maid (sissy maid, chastity, forced feminization, 24/7)

Author: Miranda Birch

Publisher: Miranda Birch

ISBN: 1370153368

Category: Fiction

Page: 47

View: 5163

A big, beautiful, mature lady persuades her young man to try dressing for her, but is dissatisfied with the results. She enlists the help of the formidable Madam Bracegirdle. The lad is subject to six weeks of stringent training at the hands of Madam and her staff of domineering mature matrons. At the end of those six weeks, the lady takes possession of a fully-trained, fully-uniformed male maid!
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Transformed Into a Goth Girl

Author: Eric Filler

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781515244271

Category:

Page: 92

View: 5800

Two dark gender swap stories! In "Graveyard Girls," an old punk rock record turns a heartbroken boy into a Goth girl who hits the road to find the singer who might hold the power to change him back. And in "The Merger" a sleazy businessman thinks he's going to put one over on the owner of a Goth club only for her to change him into her newest employee!
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