Agreement to Kill

By Peter Rabe

Punching Dixon had gotten Jake Spinner thrown in penitentiary, yet now that he’s out all he wishes is a clean commence again on his farm. unexpectedly Dixon is useless and Spinner is at the run, escaping city within the getaway motor vehicle with Dixon’s murderer within the again seat! He is aware the law enforcement officials won’t think his innocence. He is familiar with his purely likelihood is to maintain the chilly, clubfooted little killer referred to as Loma with him. simply because Loma is his price ticket to a brand new existence. His decent existence shattered, Spinner figures the single ones who’ll take him in now are the fellows who employed Loma. the alternative is simple - until eventually he meets Ann.

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The Palace of Eternity

By Bob Shaw

Shrouded through its shell of drifting lunar fragments, the planet Mnemosyne is a shelter for inventive artists and poets, a spot remoted from the determined, wasting fight of the people opposed to the Syccans.

But then COMsac, theFederation's excessive Command, come to Mnemosyne, and by surprise the planet is extra an army colony than a spot for artists.

For Mack Taverner, the difficulty is stark: both associate with the brutal army visitation or sign up for the hopeless resitance and develop into a 'traitor'. His selection has impressive and outstanding consequenses . . .

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Of Battles Past

By Bryn Hammond

China has carried out Ambaghai, the Mongols’ khan, on a hurdle with donkey ears and tail from the theatre, in mockery of the pony peoples of the steppe. It cries for hachi. ‘Hachi implies that that's owed, or felt due. it may suggest an act of humanity. it could possibly suggest vengeance. It intended justice.’ The Mongols visit warfare for Ambaghai’s hachi, in a century while no steppe humans is healthy to take on China. they suspect battles are gained via the simply, and the scale differential doesn’t hassle them. they're incorrect, however the Mongol God comforts them with an omen. Temujin, the infant of that conflict day, has in his hand his people’s destiny victory. The chinese language have crossbows, however the Mongols have trust. Amgalant no 1

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The Jokers (New York Review Books Classics)

Who are the jokers?


The jokers are the govt., and the largest joker of all is the governor, a bug-eyed, strutting, rapacious personality of unequaled incompetence who presides over the anonymous heart japanese urban the place this bubbling comedy via Albert Cossery is set.


The jokers also are the revolutionaries, no much less bumbling and no much less infatuated with the trimmings of strength than the govt. they oppose.


And the jokers are Karim, Omar, Heykal, Urfy, and their acquaintances, unfastened spirits who see the opposite jokers for the jokers they're and feature cooked up a cosmopolitan and, most vital, foolproof plan to liven up public existence with a splash of subversive humor.


The comic story is on them all.

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Sur les traces de la vérité

By Thomas Bernhard

Los angeles relation du grand écrivain autrichien Thomas Bernhard avec les médias et le grand public était souvent placée sous le signe de l. a. méfiance, voire du scandale. Les témoignages écrits de ce rapport complexe constituent par conséquent une mine inépuisable pour l’amateur de l’œuvre bernhardienne, en éclairant non seulement l’homme et son parcours mais aussi son travail d’écrivain. Le présent recueil rassemble un grand nombre de textes – plus d’une cinquantaine d’articles, une quinzaine d’entretiens, des lettres et des discours – qui permettent au lecteur d’affiner sa connaissance de l’univers de Bernhard, ses préoccupations et ses pursuits. Sous sa plume, le monde devient une pièce de théâtre absurde ou un roman d’aventures, un univers peuplé de dilettantes malfaisants et bornés. Quel que soit le thème abordé – los angeles mort, l’Autriche, le théâtre, los angeles poésie – son examine et son ironie mordante font mouche.

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By Irvine Welsh

An epic novel concerning the bonds of friendship from the writer of Trainspotting.

the tale of 4 boys becoming up within the Edinburgh initiatives, Glue is set the loyalties, the reviews, and the secrets and techniques that carry buddies jointly via 3 a long time. the lads develop into males: Juice Terry, the work-shy fanny-merchant, with corkscrew curls and sticky palms; Billy the boxer, pushed, managed, enjoying to his strengths; Carl, the Milky Bar child, drifting alongside to his personal soundtrack; and the doomed Gally, tremendously thin-skinned and susceptible to disaster at each flip. We stick to their lives from the seventies into the hot century—from punk to techno, from pace to E. Their mutual loyalty is fused in highway morality: again up your pals, do not hit girls, and, most crucial, by no means snitch—on an individual. Glue has the Irvine Welsh trademarks—crackling discussion, scabrous set items, and black, black humor—but it's also a grown-up publication approximately becoming up—about the way in which we are living our lives, and what occurs to us whilst issues develop into unstuck. "Stocked together with his ordinary quirky, sympathetic characters, this rollicking new story flickers with the writer's trademark satiric wit. Its heft and narrative breadth should still persuade any closing skeptics that Welsh—now successfully the grand outdated guy of in-your-face Scottish fiction—is a author to be taken seriously."—Publishers Weekly starred overview

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Deadfall Hotel

By Steve Rasnic Tem

The Deadfall lodge is the place our nightmares move, it’s the place the lifeless pause to leisure among worlds, and it’s the place Richard Carter and his daughter Serena visit rediscover lifestyles — if the issues on the inn don’t kill them first.

Think of it because the holiday lodge of the collective subconscious.

With the strong prose that has earned him awards and accolades, Steve Rasnic Tem explores the roots of worry and society’s fascination with issues awful, utilizing the many-layered metaphor of the Deadfall resort. Drawing concept from literary touchstones John Gardner and Peter Straub, Tem elegantly delves into the darkish corners of the human spirit. There he reveals not just our fears, yet eventually our hopes.

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The Rent Collector

By Camron Wright

This fictional tale, according to genuine debts, follows a Cambodian kin that lives at--and makes their dwelling from--Stung Meanchey, the most important municipal waste sell off in all of Cambodia. as her husband scavenge the unload for issues to promote, Sang Ly attempts to discover the way to heal her in poor health son. while she discovers that the bad-tempered lease collector can learn, Sang LY begs the girl to educate her. The not going dating is the start of a life-changing quest. it's a tale of desire, selection, and the energy of kin. it's the trip of 1 lady to save lots of her son and one other womans probability at redemption. It demonstrates that even in a unload in Cambodia--perhaps specifically in a unload in Cambodia--everyone merits a moment likelihood.

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Bone Ash Sky

By Katerina Cosgrove

Whilst Anoush Pakradounian steps off a ship and feels the Levantine warmth on her cheek like a caress, she thinks she understands what she has come to Beirut to do: endure witness to her lengthy lifeless father's trial for warfare crimes, and detect the reality at the back of years of

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Code of Honor (Executioner)

By Don Pendleton

Pink. Orange. White. Indigo. within the ruthless and unforgiving international of mercenaries, those are the code names of an elite staff of assassins, identified jointly because the Black go. They depart in the back of no DNA, no facts at all--and till they have been recruited via the shadowy staff, they have been the easiest and deadliest operatives operating for the U.S. government.

When anyone starts off focusing on retired American servicemen--CIA, army and marines--Stony guy comes to a decision to ship Black pass a brand new recruit: Mack Bolan. Bolan needs to infiltrate the cellphone of expert assassins, taking the full association aside, physique via physique. And he will do it the one manner he is familiar with how... Executioner style.

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