Needful Things Book
Score: 3.5
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Needful Things


  • Author : Stephen King
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501141270

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Needful Things Excerpt :

Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic #1 New York Times bestseller about a mysterious store than can sell you whatever you desire—but not without exacting a terrible price in return. The town of Castle Rock, Maine has seen its fair share of oddities over the years, but nothing is as peculiar as the little curio shop that’s just opened for business here. Its mysterious proprietor, Leland Gaunt, seems to have something for everyone out on display at Needful Things…interesting items that run the gamut from worthless to priceless. Nothing has a price tag in this place, but everything is certainly for sale. The heart’s desire for any resident of Castle Rock can easily be found among the curiosities…in exchange for a little money and—at the specific request of Leland Gaunt—a whole lot of menace against their fellow neighbors. Everyone in town seems willing to make a deal at Needful Things, but the devil is in the details. And no one takes heed of the little sign hanging on the wall: Caveat emptor. In other words, let the buyer beware…

The Needful Thing Twenty One Biblical Truths to Refresher Spirit Book

The Needful Thing Twenty One Biblical Truths to Refresher Spirit


  • Author : Felicia D. Shelton
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2019-01-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984565907

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The Needful Thing Twenty One Biblical Truths to Refresher Spirit Excerpt :

In The Needful Thing, twenty-one biblical truths are revealed to emphasize what is most needful in every woman’s life. This devotional will provide contemplative meditations that are practical and meaningful. These fundamental devotionals are designed to help women build a deeper, more mature relationship with God. In this devotional, through scripture that is uniquely intertwined with the author’s life experiences and the following devotionals—A Lamp and a Light Word Feast, Morning Manna Bite, Daily Devotional Letters, and Bite-Size Prayers—you will be inspired to quiet your heart before God and apply The Needful Thing. These fundamental commentaries invite you to journey to a place that leads to spiritual refreshment. The Needful Thing is a women’s devotional handbook that can be used to help women build a more personal, up-close relationship with God. Claim your right to uninterrupted fellowship with God, and live a refreshed life daily!

The Real Needful Things Book

The Real Needful Things


  • Author : George Okora
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2018-01-31
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 1983547565

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The Real Needful Things Excerpt :

Drama magnets. This are people who cannot function unless there is strife and commotion around. Then there are conversational narcicissts, the people who talking to them is like talking to a wall expecting a sensible reply. They love to talk about themselves and if they give you a chance to talk, they expect you to talk about them or they will shut you down. Toxic people are draining. Have you ever been around some people and then after they have left your presence, you feel exhausted? Beware, these are people you need to know how to handle without becoming an emotional wreck yourself.

Hard Times for These Times Book

Hard Times for These Times


  • Author : Charles Dickens
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1870
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044021593330

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Medieval Crime and Social Control Book

Medieval Crime and Social Control


  • Author : Barbara Hanawalt
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0816631689

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Medieval Crime and Social Control Excerpt :

Crime is a matter of interpretation, and never was this truer than in the Middle Ages, when societies faced with new ideas and pressures were continually forced to rethink what a crime was -- and what was a crime. This collection undertakes a thorough exploration of shifting definitions of crime and changing attitudes toward social control in medieval Europe. These essays reveal how various forces in medieval society interacted and competed in interpreting and influencing mechanisms for social control. Drawing on a wide range of historical and literary sources -- legal treatises, court cases, statutes, poems, romances, and comic tales -- the contributors consider topics including fear of crime, rape and violence against women, revenge and condemnations of crime, learned dispute about crime and social control, and legal and political struggles over hunting rights.

The Invention of Sound Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Invention of Sound


  • Author : Chuck Palahniuk
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538717998

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The Invention of Sound Excerpt :

A father searching for his missing daughter is suddenly given hope when a major clue is discovered, but learning the truth could shatter the seemingly perfect image Hollywood is desperate to uphold. Gates Foster lost his daughter, Lucy, seventeen years ago. He's never stopped searching. Suddenly, a shocking new development provides Foster with his first major lead in over a decade, and he may finally be on the verge of discovering the awful truth. Meanwhile, Mitzi Ives has carved out a space among the Foley artists creating the immersive sounds giving Hollywood films their authenticity. Using the same secret techniques as her father before her, she's become an industry-leading expert in the sound of violence and horror, creating screams so bone-chilling, they may as well be real. Soon Foster and Ives find themselves on a collision course that threatens to expose the violence hidden beneath Hollywood's glamorous façade. A grim and disturbing reflection on the commodification of suffering and the dangerous power of art, The Invention of Sound is Chuck Palahniuk at the peak of his literary powers -- his most suspenseful, most daring, and most genre-defying work yet.

The First Day on the Eastern Front Book

The First Day on the Eastern Front


  • Author : Craig W. H. Luther
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-11-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9780811767651

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The First Day on the Eastern Front Excerpt :

Sunday, June 22, 1941: three million German soldiers invaded the Soviet Union as part of Hitler’s long-planned Operation Barbarossa, which aimed to destroy the Soviet Union, secure its land as lebensraum for the Third Reich, and enslave its Slavic population. From launching points in newly acquired Poland, in three prongs—North, Central, South—German forces stormed western Russia, virtually from the Baltic to the Black Sea. By late fall, the invasion had foundered against Russian weather, terrain, and resistance, and by December, it had failed at the gates of Moscow, but early on, as the Germans sliced through Russian territory and soldiers with impunity, capturing hundreds of thousands, it seemed as though Russia would fall. In the spirit of Martin Middlebrook’s classic First Day on the Somme, Craig Luther narrates the events of June 22, 1941, a day when German military might was at its peak and seemed as though it would easily conquer the Soviet Union, a day the common soldiers would remember for its tension and the frogs bellowing in the Polish marshlands. It was a day when the German blitzkrieg decimated Soviet command and control within hours and seemed like nothing would stop it from taking Moscow. Luther narrates June 22—one of the pivotal days of World War II—from high command down to the tanks and soldiers at the sharp end, covering strategy as well as tactics and the vivid personal stories of the men who crossed the border into the Soviet Union that fateful day, which is the Eastern Front in microcosm, representing the years of industrial-scale warfare that followed and the unremitting hostility of Germans and Soviets.

Grace in Practice Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Grace in Practice


  • Author : Paul F. M. Zahl
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-01-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802828972

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Grace in Practice is a challenging call to live life under grace -- a concept most Christians secretly have trouble with. Paul Zahl pulls no punches, contending that no matter how often we talk about salvation by grace, in our "can-do" society we often cling instead to a righteousness of works. Asserting throughout that grace always trumps both law and church, Zahl illuminates an expansive view of grace in everything, extending the good news of grace to all creation. Conversationally written and filled with fascinating insights, Grace in Practice will reward any Christian who seeks to understand the full measure of God's grace and the total freedom it offers.

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things Book

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things


  • Author : Bryn Greenwood
  • Publisher : Booktopia Editions
  • Release Date : 2019-11-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925995435

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As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold. By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy's family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. Kellen may not be innocent, but he is the fixed point in Wavy and Donal's chaotic universe. Instead of playing it safe, Wavy has to learn to fight for Kellen, for her brother, and for herself. About the Author Bryn Greenwood is a fourth-generation Kansan, one of seven sisters, and the daughter of a mostly reformed drug dealer. She earned a MA in Creative Writing from Kansas State University. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Reckless Oath We Made, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, Last Will, and Lie Lay Lain. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas. Industry Reviews New York Times bestseller USA Today bestseller

The Sun Dog Book

The Sun Dog


  • Author : Stephen King
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-12-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982115432

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The Sun Dog Excerpt :

#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King’s novella The Sun Dog, published in his award-winning 1990 story collection Four Past Midnight, now available for the first time as a standalone publication. The dog is loose again. It is not sleeping. It is not lazy. It’s coming for you. Kevin Delavan wants only one thing for his fifteenth birthday: a Polaroid Sun 660. There’s something wrong with his gift, though. No matter where Kevin Delevan aims the camera, it produces a photograph of an enormous, vicious dog. In each successive picture, the menacing creature draws nearer to the flat surface of the Polaroid film as if it intends to break through. When old Pop Merrill, the town’s sharpest trader, gets wind of this phenomenon, he envisions a way to profit from it. But the Sun Dog, a beast that shouldn’t exist at all, turns out to be a very dangerous investment.

The Dark Half Book

The Dark Half


  • Author : Stephen King
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501143779

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The Dark Half Excerpt :

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “wondrously frightening” (Publishers Weekly) #1 New York Times bestseller about a writer’s horrific and haunting pseudonym. “I’m back...I’m back from the dead and you don’t seem glad to see me at all, you ungrateful son of a bitch.” After thirteen years of international bestseller stardom with his works of violent crime fiction, author George Stark is officially declared dead—revealed by a national magazine to have been killed at the hands of the man who created him: the once well-regarded but now obscure writer Thad Beaumont. Thad’s even gone so far as to stage a mock burial of his wildly successful pseudonym, complete with tombstone and the epitaph “Not a Very Nice Guy.” Although on the surface, it seems that Thad can finally concentrate on his own novels, there’s a certain unease at the prospect of leaving George Stark behind. But that’s nothing compared to the horror about to descend upon Thad’s new life. There are the vicious, out-of-control nightmares, for starters. And how is he able to explain the fact that everyone connected to George Stark’s untimely demise is now meeting a brutal end of their own in a pattern of homicidal savagery...and why each blood-soaked crime scene has Thad’s fingerprints all over it? Thad Beaumont may have once believed that George Stark was running out of things to say, but he’s going to find out just how wrong he is...

The Theological Dickens Book

The Theological Dickens


  • Author : Brenda Ayres
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-19
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000469387

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The Theological Dickens Excerpt :

This is the first collection to investigate Charles Dickens on his vast and various opinions about the uses and abuses of the tenets of Christian faith that imbue English Victorian culture. Although previous studies have looked at his well-known antipathies toward Dissenters, Evangelicals, Catholics, and Jews, they have also disagreed about Dickens’ thoughts on Unitarianism and speculated on doctrines of Protestantism that he endorsed or rejected. Besides addressing his depiction of these religious groups, the volume’s contributors locate gaps in scholarship and unresolved illations about poverty and charity, representations of children, graveyards, labor, scientific controversy, and other social issues through an investigation of Dickens’ theological concerns. In addition, given that Dickens’ texts continue to influence every generation around the globe, a timely inclusion in the collection is a consideration of the neo-Victorian multi-media representations of Dickens’ work and his ideas on theological questions pitched to a postmodern society.

Stranger Things Book

Stranger Things


  • Author : Eva Minguet
  • Publisher : Monsa Publications
  • Release Date : 2020-05
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 8417557172

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Stranger Things Excerpt :

Stranger Things is characterised by having the heart and essence of the mythical series and films of the 80's, from The Goonies, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, The Neverending Story, and so many more, which were authentic icons for that generation. The series has the same breath of fresh air as the past that it wants to reflect, since the first episode it has managed to captivate our hearts. From its aesthetics, music on tape cassettes, arcades, the first malls... For deciding the title and font of the series, the Duffer brothers were inspired by a Stephen King novel, Needful Things. Once's role is similar to the character played by Drew Barrymore in the movie Firestarter, also King's novel.

Something Wicked This Way Comes Book
Score: 4
From 157 Ratings

Something Wicked This Way Comes


  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008-08-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 143951903X

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Something Wicked This Way Comes Excerpt :

A strange carnival brings terror to the population of a small midwestern town

Between Two Millstones  Book 2 Book

Between Two Millstones Book 2


  • Author : Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Publisher : University of Notre Dame Pess
  • Release Date : 2020-11-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN 10 : 9780268109028

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Between Two Millstones Book 2 Excerpt :

This compelling account concludes Nobel Prize–winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s literary memoirs of his years in the West after his forced exile from the USSR following the publication of The Gulag Archipelago. The book reflects both the pain of separation from his Russian homeland and the chasm of miscomprehension between him and Western opinion makers. In Between Two Millstones, Solzhenitsyn likens his position to that of a grain that becomes lodged between two massive stones, each grinding away—the Soviet Communist power with its propaganda machine on the one hand and the Western establishment with its mainstream media on the other. Book 2 picks up the story of Solzhenitsyn’s remarkable life after the raucous publicity over his 1978 Harvard Address has died down. The author parries attacks from the Soviet state (and its many fellow-travelers in the Western press) as well as from recent émigrés who, according to Solzhenitsyn, defame Russian culture, history, and religion. He shares his unvarnished view of several infamous episodes, such as a sabotaged meeting with Ronald Reagan, aborted Senate hearings regarding Radio Liberty, and Gorbachev’s protracted refusal to allow The Gulag Archipelago to be published back home. There is also a captivating chapter detailing his trips to Japan, Taiwan, and Great Britain, including meetings with Margaret Thatcher and Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Meanwhile, the central themes of Book 1 course through this volume, too—the immense artistic quandary of fashioning The Red Wheel, staunch Western hostility to the historical and future Russia (and how much can, or should, the author do about it), and the challenges of raising his three sons in the language and spirit of Russia while cut off from the homeland in a remote corner of rural New England. The book concludes in 1994, as Solzhenitsyn bids farewell to the West in a valedictory series of speeches and meetings with world leaders, including John Paul II, and prep