Constance Verity Destroys the Universe Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Constance Verity Destroys the Universe


  • Author : A. Lee Martinez
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-03-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481443593

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Constance Verity Destroys the Universe Excerpt :

The third and final book of Constance Verity’s epic adventure in which saving the world is easy—everything that comes after is the tricky part. The Adventurer. The Great Snurkab. The Caretaker. Constance Verity returns, having accepted and secured her place in the universe while juggling her expanded life. Until she comes up against The Caretaker’s nemesis, a foe she can’t just beat the hell out of, Connie must defeat the idea of inevitable entropy, the end of everything. Impossible you may think, but Connie always has an angle, and this time it’s by upping her game, by stopping enough calamities, by answering every tug at her innate sense of adventure, she can build up enough power to counteract the end of the universe. The problem is, she’s still a human woman, and even she can’t keep this up for long. As she starts to fade her friends figure out a way to help: Destroy the world.

The Last Adventure of Constance Verity Book
Score: 4
From 35 Ratings

The Last Adventure of Constance Verity


  • Author : A. Lee Martinez
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481443517

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The Last Adventure of Constance Verity Excerpt :

"Granted a wish at birth, Constance Verity has become one of the world's great adventurers. A master of exotic martial arts and a keen detective, she is in possession of a collection of strange artifacts, which are mostly kept in unlabeled boxes in her apartment. Constance has spent the past twenty years saving the world, and she's sick of it. She wants an office job and a boyfriend who isn't going to get killed by who knows what, and she's figured out the way to get them: she's going to kill her fairy godmother--Grandmother Willow--who granted the wish--and reset her life. The problem is, saving the world is Constance's destiny. She's really good at it, and there are forces at work to make sure she stays in the job. Then again, it's also her destiny to have a glorious death"--Front jacket flap.

Helen and Troy s Epic Road Quest Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

Helen and Troy s Epic Road Quest


  • Author : A. Lee Martinez
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Release Date : 2013-07-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316226448

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Helen and Troy s Epic Road Quest Excerpt :

Witness the epic battle of the cyclops! Visit the endangered dragon preserve! Please, no slaying. Solve the mystery of The Mystery Cottage, if you dare! Buy some knick knacks from The Fates! They might come in handy later. On a road trip across an enchanted America, Helen and Troy will discover all this and more. If the curse placed upon them by an ancient god doesn't kill them or the pack of reluctant orc assassins don't catch up to them, Helen and Troy might reach the end their journey in one piece, where they might just end up destroying the world. Or at least a state or two. A minotaur girl, an all-American boy, a three-legged dog, and a classic car are on the road to adventure, where every exit leads to adventure. Whether they like it or not.

The Wretched of the Earth Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Wretched of the Earth


  • Author : Frantz Fanon
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802198853

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The Wretched of the Earth Excerpt :

The sixtieth anniversary edition of Frantz Fanon’s landmark text, now with a new introduction by Cornel West First published in 1961, and reissued in this sixtieth anniversary edition with a powerful new introduction by Cornel West, Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth is a masterfuland timeless interrogation of race, colonialism, psychological trauma, and revolutionary struggle, and a continuing influence on movements from Black Lives Matter to decolonization. A landmark text for revolutionaries and activists, The Wretched of the Earth is an eternal touchstone for civil rights, anti-colonialism, psychiatric studies, and Black consciousness movements around the world. Alongside Cornel West’s introduction, the book features critical essays by Jean-Paul Sartre and Homi K. Bhabha. This sixtieth anniversary edition of Fanon’s most famous text stands proudly alongside such pillars of anti-colonialism and anti-racism as Edward Said’s Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

My Life Book

My Life


  • Author : Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Release Date : 1906
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000007203486

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Constance Verity Destroys the Universe Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Constance Verity Destroys the Universe


  • Author : A. Lee Martinez
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-03-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481443579

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Constance Verity Destroys the Universe Excerpt :

The third and final book of Constance Verity’s epic adventure in which saving the world is easy—everything that comes after is the tricky part. The Adventurer. The Great Snurkab. The Caretaker. Constance Verity returns, having accepted and secured her place in the universe while juggling her expanded life. Until she comes up against The Caretaker’s nemesis, a foe she can’t just beat the hell out of, Connie must defeat the idea of inevitable entropy, the end of everything. Impossible you may think, but Connie always has an angle, and this time it’s by upping her game, by stopping enough calamities, by answering every tug at her innate sense of adventure, she can build up enough power to counteract the end of the universe. The problem is, she’s still a human woman, and even she can’t keep this up for long. As she starts to fade her friends figure out a way to help: Destroy the world.

A Fair Maiden Book
Score: 3.5
From 23 Ratings

A Fair Maiden


  • Author : Joyce Carol Oates
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2010-01-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547394411

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A Fair Maiden Excerpt :

A teenager’s involvement with an older man is not what it appears in a tale of seduction by the New York Times bestselling author of We Were the Mulvaneys. Sixteen-year-old Katya Spivak is out for a walk on the gracious streets of Bayhead Harbor with her two summer babysitting charges when she’s approached by silver-haired, elegant Marcus Kidder. At first his interest in her seems harmless, even pleasant; like his name, a sort of gentle joke. His beautiful home, the children’s books he’s written, his classical music, the marvelous art in his study, his lavish presents to her—Mr. Kidder’s life couldn’t be more different from Katya’s drab working-class existence back home in South Jersey, or more enticing. But by degrees, almost imperceptibly, something changes, and posing for Mr. Kidder’s new painting isn’t the lighthearted endeavor it once was. What he wants from Katya is something she can’t comprehend. What Katya wants from him is something else again. As their relationship deepens, and twists, the question is who’s seducing whom? And to what end? From a National Book Award winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author, A Fair Maiden is “fresh, current and gripping . . . the insight shrewd and the violence vivid . . . [an] intense and thought-provoking work of fiction”(New Statesman).

The Canary Girls Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Canary Girls


  • Author : Rosie Archer
  • Publisher : Quercus Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-12-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784291556

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The Canary Girls Excerpt :

In love and war, who can you trust? 1944, Hampshire. Her face still bearing the scars from the explosion at the factory, Rita Brown is nonetheless back on her feet. She's caught the eye of local wide boy Blackie Bristow, who's sweeping her around the country in a life of shady glamour. But there's a war on, and life is not all fun and games. Some of the local men are taking advantage of the topsy-turvy world to break more than just hearts, and standing up to them comes with its own costs. Rita keeps calm and carries on with a little help from her friends at the factory. But then she discovers someone there has been leaking secrets to the Germans. With D-Day on the horizon, Rita must work out who she can rely on - and fast.

Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain Book
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain


  • Author : A. Lee Martinez
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Release Date : 2012-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316191784

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Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain Excerpt :

Emperor Mollusk. Intergalactic Menace. Destroyer of Worlds. Conqueror of Other Worlds. Mad Genius. Ex-Warlord of Earth. Not bad for a guy without a spine. But what's a villain to do after he's done . . . everything. With no new ambitions, he's happy to pitch in and solve the energy crisis or repel alien invaders should the need arise, but if he had his way, he'd prefer to be left alone to explore the boundaries of dangerous science. Just as a hobby, of course. Retirement isn't easy though. If the boredom doesn't get him, there's always the Venusians. Or the Saturnites. Or the Mercurials. Or . . . well, you get the idea. If that wasn't bad enough, there's also the assassins of a legendary death cult and an up-and-coming megalomaniac (as brilliant as he is bodiless) who have marked Emperor for their own nefarious purposes. But Mollusk isn't about to let the Earth slip out of his own tentacles and into the less capable clutches of another. So it's time to dust off the old death ray and come out of retirement. Except this time, he's not out to rule the world. He's out to save it from the peril of THE SINISTER BRAIN!

Tangled Lives Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Tangled Lives


  • Author : Hilary Boyd
  • Publisher : Quercus
  • Release Date : 2014-07-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623659738

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Tangled Lives Excerpt :

From the bestselling author of Thursdays in the Park comes a tense, emotional drama about what happens to a family when a secret is kept hidden, and a stranger is suddenly introduced into the dynamic. Annie Delancey is happily married, in her early 50s, with three grown children. But Annie guards a secret. At age nineteen she had a baby boy and gave him up for adoption. She still thinks of him every day. One day she receives a letter from Kent Social Services; her son Daniel wants to make contact. A part of her is overjoyed--she longs to meet him. But another part fears what this revelation will do to her family, none of whom know about her past.When Daniel is introduced to Annie's family, a few small tears in the family fabric suddenly gape wide, and the impact of is greater than she could have ever imagined. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lex Book

Lex


  • Author : James Mylet
  • Publisher : Quercus Books
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Bildungsromans
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0857380680

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Lex Excerpt :

Lex is seventeen. But being seventeen is a rollercoaster ride, and Lex is about to run into trouble. If he survives the humiliation of his final summer in his hometown, he is determined to go out with a bang. And he will, but it might not be quite what he had in mind. This coming-of-age novel will make you remember everything about your teens - the good, the bad, the embarrassing ... and the very ugly!

Divine Misfortune Book
Score: 4
From 20 Ratings

Divine Misfortune


  • Author : A. Lee Martinez
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Release Date : 2010-03-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316072168

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Divine Misfortune Excerpt :

Teri and Phil had never needed their own personal god. But when Phil is passed up for a promotion - again - it's time to take matters into their own hands. And look online. Choosing a god isn't as simple as you would think. There are too many choices; and they often have very hefty prices for their eternal devotion: blood, money, sacrifices, and vows of chastity. But then they find Luka, raccoon god of prosperity. All he wants is a small cut of their good fortune. Oh - and to crash on their couch for a few days. DIVINE MISFORTUNE is a story of gods and mortals - in worship, in love, and at parties.

Tell Me an Ending Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Tell Me an Ending


  • Author : Jo Harkin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982164348

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Tell Me an Ending Excerpt :

“Sharply, beautifully written.” —The New York Times Book Review “Intriguing, frightening, witty, and humane.” —The Wall Street Journal Black Mirror meets Severence in this thrilling speculative novel about a tech company that deletes unwanted memories, the consequences for those forced to deal with what they tried to forget, and the doctor who seeks to protect her patients from further harm. What if you didn’t have to live with your worst memories? Across the world, thousands of people are shocked by a notification that they once chose to have a memory removed. Now they are being given an opportunity to get that memory back. Four individuals are filled with new doubts, grappling with the unexpected question of whether to remember unknown events, or to leave them buried forever. Finn, an Irish architect living in the Arizona desert, begins to suspect his charming wife of having an affair. Mei, a troubled grad school dropout in Kuala Lumpur, wonders why she remembers a city she has never visited. William, a former police inspector in England, struggles with PTSD, the breakdown of his marriage, and his own secret family history. Oscar, a handsome young man with almost no memories at all, travels the world in a constant state of fear. Into these characters’ lives comes Noor, a psychologist working at the Nepenthe memory removal clinic in London. The process of reinstating patients’ memories begins to shake the moral foundations of her world. As she delves deeper into how the program works, she will have to risk everything to uncover the cost of this miraculous technology. A provocative exploration of secrets, grief, and identity—of the stories we tell ourselves—Tell Me an Ending is “an intellectually and emotionally satisfying thriller” (Booklist).

Gil s All Fright Diner Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Gil s All Fright Diner


  • Author : A. Lee Martinez
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2006-06-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429913621

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Gil s All Fright Diner Excerpt :

Bloodier than Fried Green Tomatoes! Funnier than The Texas Chainsaw Massacre! Welcome to Gil's All Night Diner, where zombie attacks are a regular occurrence and you never know what might be lurking in the freezer . . . Duke and Earl are just passing through Rockwood county in their pick-up truck when they stop at the Diner for a quick bite to eat. They aren't planning to stick around-until Loretta, the eatery's owner, offers them $100 to take care of her zombie problem. Given that Duke is a werewolf and Earl's a vampire, this looks right up their alley. But the shambling dead are just the tip of a particularly spiky iceberg. Seems someone's out to drive Loretta from the Diner, and more than willing to raise a little Hell on Earth if that's what it takes. Before Duke and Earl get to the bottom of the Diner's troubles, they'll run into such otherworldly complications as undead cattle, an amorous ghost, a jailbait sorceress, and the terrifying occult power of pig-latin. And maybe--just maybe--the End of the World, too. Gory, sexy, and flat-out hilarious, Gil's All Fright Diner will tickle your funnybone--before ripping it out of its socket! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Dragon Throne Book

The Dragon Throne


  • Author : Jonathan Fenby
  • Publisher : Quercus Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-07-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784292362

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The Dragon Throne Excerpt :

They were the most powerful rulers on earth. The mighty Qin Shi Huangdu (r. 221-210 BC), who began the construction of the Great Wall. The long-lived Han emperor Wudi (r. 141-87 BC), who developed China as a centralized Confucian state. The soldier-scholar Yongle (r. 1402-24 AD), who raised the Ming dynasty to its military peak. The dowager empress Cixi (r. 1861-1908 AD), who rose from humble Manchu origins to rule over all China. In The Dragon Throne, Jonathan Fenby tells the extraordinary story of imperial China through its 157 emperors, from Qin Shi Huangdu, who crushed his rivals to take supreme power as the first emperor in 221BC, until the final collapse of the faltering Manchu dynasty amidst the revolutionary chaos of the early twentieth century. The final emperor, the infant Puyi (r. 1908-12) ended his days as an assistant gardener in the very palace where he had been enthroned.