A mostly irreverent, sometimes vulgar, but deadly serious story of pranking philosophers and their canine companions. Based on the rarely told documented true stories of the characters depicted in Raphael’s 1511 painting The School of Athens, re-live a semester in the lives of the mischief-makers and the artist. Set in the modern context of the University of Colorado (CU) in the Republic of Boulder, student Will Fiedler falls in with Houndman (Antisthenes) and Dowg (Diogenes) who recruit him and his classmates Ben Blair and Aldo Pierce into the secret society the Army of the Dog.
After suffering heavy losses at the hands of the Sadist, Patrick Stetson goes home to properly tend to his wounds. Three years later, Patrick is up for promotion and his life has almost returned to normal. But he learns the danger he fought once before is back, and this time it's hunting him. Paige Stetson left New York and moved to Boston leaving the past behind her. But her new found freedom is short lived once she receives the message encapsulated in a dream.
Melody Keen is the first child born on Mars, where her family populates a research settlement. When Melody is two, the adults begin vanishing. Though they return minutes later, they are not completely human. Melody is left alone with aliens who are using the bodies of her family members as hosts. Arriving days later, the rescue team finds Melody alive, and her family dead. The Terrans learn little of the aliens; the traumatized child remembers nothing.
It would be better if he stayed at home that day… A regular guy went fishing and suddenly met a beautiful but unusual creature who needed love and earthly sex. A monster in the guise of a beautiful woman? Scared, he ran away and tried to forget… But suddenly this beautiful creature became a part of his life when he saw somebody trying to kill it. He hurried to save it, but where is it now?
Greg was a good husband, for the most part, when Lauren was twenty-two. Loving and understanding of her various eccentricities, but not particularly ambitious, and unable to provide the finer things in life she so badly craved. Then came Nolan, a handsome man with a good income, capable of giving her the things she wants. Dividing her time fairly between the two men is a challenge, until Gordon comes along. Then it becomes impossible.
Combining the characters and social commentary of literary fiction with the addictive page-turning of a mystery, Margaret Leaving is a book for serious readers. It's long, the sentences are long, the vocabulary is extensive and idiosyncratically English. The settings may be foreign to you and the predicaments the characters find themselves in surprising. There is a lot of history. What's not to like?
After South- and North Korea have unified, we follow the life of a young introvert geek. Living in the slums of Pyongyang. He indulges in psychedelic party-drugs at underground raves. He wakes up alone after losing control of himself at a party. Without his friends and lots of unread messages on his phone, he has no clue what happened. But after this incident, strange visual glitches are popping up. He thinks he might be going crazy.
It's the 1070s. Duke William is firmly on the throne of England. Is there any way the Anglo-Saxons can escape his reign? Based on a true story, follow a group of Anglo-Saxons as they start the Quest for New England. Siward of Gloucester cannot be the hero England needs. Tormented by the disasters of the previous years, most of all he is haunted by the dying eyes of the man who saved his life. Oswyth is one of the orphaned heiresses of Hastings.
Ruairidh is a Demon Hunter, like his father. But when his father is murdered by a demon he was hunting, Ruairidh must move back to Scotland to live with his mother and brother. He vows to kill the demon who murdered his father, but he struggles to balance Hunting with college, and his hostile brother makes it clear he wishes Ruairidh had never come back. Doesn't help that Ru is falling for the girl his brother is crushing on.
In this retelling of THE WIZARD OF OZ, the original fantasy is shown to be the result of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong. Though still a poignant fable, this story has the bite of future science. A girl carries her doll in one hand and a fresh scalp in the other, on her way to a better land she’ll have to make first. Though her memory is faulty, Melody recalls leaving school after being accused of witchcraft.
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