Klappentext. From the acclaimed author of Brothers and To Live: a major new novel--written with the author's hallmark sophisticated yet bawdy humor--that limns the joys and sorrows of death and life in modern China. .
Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the war on drugs is not what we see on our TV screens. In Chasing the Scream, Johann Hari shares his discoveries through the riveting true stories he uncovered on a 30,000-mile journey - from [...]
Klappentext. From former FBI Futurist, Interpol advisor and beat cop Marc Goodman, a deep dive into the digital underground illuminating the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you--and how this makes [...]
Laut Berechnungen der UN werden im Jahr 2050 rund 70 Prozent der Weltbevölkerung in Städten leben. Martin Roemers ( 1962) nimmt für seine spektakuläre Serie Metropolis weltweit Megastädte mit mehr als 10 Millionen Einwohnern in den Blick, in denen Menschen unter oft [...]
Henry Quinn has spent three harrowing years in jail. The only reason he's lived to tell the tale is Evan Riggs, a country singer serving a life sentence for murder. When Henry is released, he is determined to fulfil his promise to Evan by delivering a letter to Evan's [...]
"Ryan Britt is . . . the Virgil you want to guide you through the inferno of geekery." -Lev Grossman, author of the bestselling Magician's trilogy. Pop Culture and sci-fi guru Ryan Britt has never met a monster, alien, wizard, or superhero that didn't need further analysis. [...]
An unforgettable novel of revenge, soon to be a major motion picture, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. In Michael Punke's hauntingly spare and gripping prose, The Revenant is a remarkable tale of obsession, the human will stretched to its limits, and the lengths that one man [...]
'Vivid, amusing and immensely enjoyable . . . A triumph' Alexander McCall Smith. Meet Tannie Maria: A woman who likes to cook a lot and write a little. Tannie Maria writes recipes for a column in her local paper, the Klein Karoo Gazette. One Sunday morning, as Maria savours [...]
1918. The war on the Western Front is all but over. An ambitious officer, Lieutenant Henry D'Aulnay Pradelle, sends two soldiers over the top and shoots them in the back to incite their comrades to attack the German lines. When Albert Maillard reaches the bodies and learns [...]
* The extraordinary new novel by the author of the international bestseller SHANTARAM
Informationen zum Autor. Magnus Nilsson (b. 1984) is the head chef of Fäviken Magasinet restaurant in Sweden. After training as a chef and sommelier in Sweden he worked with Pascal Barbot of L'Astrance in Paris before joining Fäviken as a sommelier. Within a year [...]
Informationen zum Autor. PJ Harvey has released eight critically acclaimed albums, been nominated for six Grammy Awards, and is the only artist to have been awarded the UK's prestigious Mercury Prize twice (for her albums "Stories from the City, Stories From The Sea" and [...]
'Breaking Bad' meets 'City of God' in this gripping account of an ordinary man who became Brazil's most wanted criminal. His name was Antonio, but they would call him Nem. From the infamous favela of Rocinha in Rio, he was a hardworking young father forced to make a [...]
Klappentext. When forensic anthropologist Dr Tempe Brennan is approached by amateur detective Hazel 'Lucky' Strike, she finds herself involved in a cold case more complex and horrifying than she could have imagined. World-class forensic anthropologist and internationally [...]
Organized by ailment, this guide to the transformative and healing power of a good read includes curative book recommendations for those suffering from a range of ills including agoraphobia, boredom, cowardice, or just being nervous about planning a dinner party.