Download E-books When the Nines Roll Over: And Other Stories PDF

By David Benioff

A travel de strength of inventive storytelling from the seriously acclaimed writer of City of Thieves and The twenty fifth Hour and co-creator of the HBO series online game of Thrones

In When the Nines Roll Over, David Benioff (The twenty fifth Hour, urban of Thieves) makes use of humor and wealthy characterizations to discover the occasionally exciting, occasionally pathetic emotional lives of a various set of characters.  Over the process 8 tales, we're brought to a bunch of youngsters at the cusp of discovery and loss.  As he conjures up some of the states of ache and pleasure—humiliation, uprising, camaraderie, and desire—Benioff screens a profound realizing of the transformative energy of a unmarried second and the way unhappiness may be illuminated via a funny turn facet. When the Nines Roll Over confirms the promise of a proficient author rising as a storytelling strength.

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Download E-books In the House of the Worm PDF

By George R. R. Martin

In a crumbling urban on a demise planet, younger Annelyn has lived a lifetime of privilege. while he's humiliated by the hands of the artful groun hunter they name the Meatbringer, he and his high-born acquaintances plot revenge. yet Annelyn's plan is going desperately awry, major him deep into the city's ruins—and to the grotesque fact approximately his forebears' reverence for the mythic White Worm.

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Download E-books The Palace Thief: Stories PDF

By Ethan Canin

“Extraordinary for its craft and emotional impact . . . [Ethan Canin is] a author of huge expertise and charm.”
The Washington Post

“Character is destiny,” wrote Heraclitus–and during this number of 4 unforgettable tales, we meet humans suffering to appreciate themselves and the unforeseen turns their lives have taken. In “Accountant,” a indispensable corporation guy turns into passionate about the exceptional luck of a reckless early life good friend. “Batorsag and Szerelem” tells the tale of a boy’s fascination with the mysterious existence and invented language of his brother, a math prodigy. In “City of damaged Hearts,” a divorced father attempts to fathom the styles of recent relationships. And in “The Palace Thief,” a historical past instructor at an particular boarding university displays at the vicissitudes of an entire life reference to a scholar scoundrel. A striking success through considered one of America’s most interesting writers, this awesome quantity finds the moments of perception that remove darkness from daily lives.

“Captivating . . . a heartening tribute to the shape . . . a wonderful performance.”
The Boston Sunday Globe

“A version of wit, knowledge, and empathy. Chekhov might have preferred its frank renderings and quirky ironies.”
Chicago Tribune

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Download E-books A Study in Sherlock: Stories inspired by the Holmes canon PDF

By Laurie R. King, Leslie S. Klinger, Alan Bradley

BESTSELLING AUTHORS cross HOLMES—IN AN impossible to resist NEW assortment edited by means of award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger
Neil Gaiman. Laura Lippman. Lee baby. those are only 3 of eighteen famous person authors who supply interesting, exciting, and totally unique views on Sherlock Holmes during this specific e-book. those glossy masters position the sleuth in suspenseful new occasions, create characters who clear up Holmesian mysteries, reflect on Holmes in his later years, fill gaps within the Sherlock Holmes Canon, and demonstrate their very own own obsessions with the good Detective.

Thomas Perry, for instance, has Dr. Watson inform his story, in a virtuoso paintings of trade background that reveals President McKinley drawing close the sleuth with a nerve-racking request; Lee baby sends an FBI agent to enquire a criminal offense close to today’s Baker Street—only to get a twenty-first-century surprise; Jacqueline Winspear spins a narrative of a plucky boy encouraged by way of the detective to make his personal deductions; and photo artist Colin Cotterill portrays his fight to accomplish this project in his hilarious “The Mysterious Case of the Unwritten brief Story.”*

In excellent tribute comes this scrumptious number of twisty, smart, and captivating reviews of a undying icon.

Featuring tales from
Alan Bradley
Tony Broadbent
Jan Burke
Lionel Chetwynd
Lee Child
Colin Cotterill*
Neil Gaiman
Laura Lippman
Gayle Lynds & John Sheldon
Phillip & Jerry Margolin
Margaret Maron
Thomas Perry
S. J. Rozan
Dana Stabenow
Charles Todd
Jacqueline Winspear

*print-version only

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Download E-books The Izu Dancer & Other Stories PDF

By Yasushi Inoue, Yasunari Kawabata

Initially released in The Atlantic Monthly, in 1958, The Izu Dancer, a narrative a couple of younger man's travels during the Izu Peninsula, brought Kawabata's prodigious expertise to the West. on the grounds that its first printing, Kawabata, winner of the 1968 Nobel Prize, has been famous as certainly one of Japan's such a lot exceptional writers. additionally integrated during this assortment are 3 tales through the prolific writer Yasushi Inoue, the recipient of each significant prize in jap literature: "The Counterfeiter," "Obasute," and "The complete Moon." Inoue's tales, each one of that are a minimum of partly autobiographical, all exhibit his nice compassion for his fellow person.

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Download E-books Twelve Red Herrings PDF

By Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer, the the world over bestselling writer of Honor between Thieves, because the Crow Flies, and Kane & Abel, now serves up this artistic new number of a dozen brief tales -- with a twist. Cleverly styled, with richly drawn characters and ingeniously plotted tale strains, all the twelve items ends with a delightfully unforeseen flip of events.

An imprisoned guy is bound that his intended homicide sufferer is especially a lot alive....A lady motive force is pursued relentlessly by means of a menacing determine in one other vehicle....A younger artist will get the most important holiday of her career....A stressed good looks manages definitely the right birthday celebration....An escaped Iraqi on Saddam Hussein's demise checklist will pay an involuntary stopover at to his native land. In every one story, people are given a chance to grab, an important challenge to unravel, or a chance to prevent. How will they react? How might you? Capping off the gathering are extra rewards. within the ultimate tale, Archer deals a call of 4 endings. And buried in every one tale is one other diversion -- a purple herring which Archer demanding situations his readers to uncover.

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Download E-books The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) PDF

By Franz Kafka

Since his demise in 1924, Kafka has become considered as one of many maximum glossy writers, one whose paintings brilliantly explores the anxiousness, futility, and complexity of recent existence. The precision and readability of Kafka's variety, its strong symbolism, and his existential exploration of the human situation have given his paintings common significance.
In addition to the name choice, thought of via many critics Kafka's such a lot ideal paintings, this assortment comprises "The Judgment," "In the Penal Colony," "A state Doctor," and "A report back to an Academy." Stanley Appelbaum has supplied first-class new English translation of the tales and a quick word putting them inside Kafka's oeuvre.
A choice of the typical middle nation criteria Initiative.

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Download E-books The Stories of Eva Luna PDF

By Isabel Allende

From the New York Times bestselling writer of The eastern Lover and the most loved writers of our time, an intoxicating number of brief tales approximately love, compassion, irony, revenge, and feminine power.

Eva Luna is a tender lady whose powers as a storyteller convey her friendship and love. mendacity in mattress along with her ecu lover, refugee and journalist Rolf Carlé, Eva solutions his request for a narrative “you have by no means informed someone prior to” with those twenty-three samples of her shiny artistry. Interweaving the true and the mystical, she explores love, vengeance, compassion, and the strengths of ladies, making a global that's instantaneously poignantly widespread and intriguingly new.

Rendered in her sumptuously imagined, uniquely magical sort, The tales of Eva Luna is the cornerstone of Allende’s paintings. This treasure trove of brilliantly crafted tales is an excellent instance of a author operating on the peak of her powers.

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Download E-books The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories PDF

From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of darkish and weird tales that go beyond all identified style obstacles. jointly those tales shape The Weird, and its practitioners comprise a number of the maximum names in 20th and twenty-first century literature.

Exotic and esoteric, The bizarre plunges you into darkish domain names and brings you head to head with surreal monstrosities. you will not locate any elves or wizards here...but you'll find the largest, boldest, and downright such a lot ordinary tales from the final hundred years certain jointly within the greatest bizarre assortment ever assembled.
The bizarre features one hundred ten tales by means of an all-star forged, from literary legends to overseas bestsellers to Booker Prize winners: together with William Gibson, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King, Angela Carter, Kelly hyperlink, Franz Kafka, China Miéville, Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, M. R. James, Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake, and Michael Chabon.

The Weird is the winner of the 2012 international delusion Award for most sensible Anthology

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Download E-books Inquieta Compañía PDF

By Carlos Fuentes

Este volumen reúne seis relatos sobre seres sobrenaturales; en ellos se dan cita fantasmas, demonios, ángeles, aparecidos, brujas, vampiros... y, como suele ocurrir en l. a. literatura fantástica, irrumpen en los angeles realidad cotidiana de modo inesperado y definitivo, para cambiar el destino de quienes los encuentran.

Además del desarrollo de l. a. trama, el autor postula rules inquietantes: "Podemos partir de l. a. muerte al amor. Podemos postular l. a. muerte como condición del amor." "Lo que nos une es que en este mundo todos usamos a todos, algunos ganamos, otros pierden." "El secreto del mundo es que está inacabado porque Dios mismo está inacabado. Quizá, como el vampiro, Dios es un ser nocturno y misterioso que no acaba de manifestarse o de entenderse a sí mismo y por eso nos necesita. Vivir para que Dios no muera. Cumplir viviendo los angeles obra inacabada de un Dios anhelante." Los títulos de los relatos que se incluyen son: "El amante del teatro", "La gata de mi madre" "La buena compañía" "Calixta Brand", "La bella durmiente" y "Vlad".

Esta obra marca el retorno de Carlos Fuentes a l. a. literatura fantástica; así como Aura encontró entre sus lectores a far de jóvenes, "La bella durmiente" y "Vlad", historias incluidas en este volumen, los encontrarán también, en specific l. a. segunda, que narra l. a. llegada de un vampiro a l. a. ciudad de México.

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