"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. [...]
'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.
In 2015, the world celebrates 50 years of films by Woody Allen. Since he first vented his neuroses in 1965, Woody Allen has enjoyed a career unlike any other writer or director in Hollywood. The impact of his comedy and his psychoanalysis of the modern world have been [...]
John Mayall is an icon in the world of blues music and the Godfather of British blues. A pioneering musician, blues promoter and talent scout for over 50 years, his uncanny knack of picking young, talented musicians and then nurturing them in his bands is the stuff of [...]
Lawrence Ferlinghetti founded the City Lights publishing house sixty years ago in 1955, launching the press with his now legendary Pocket Poets Series. First in the series was Pictures of the Gone World - and within a year, he had brought out two more volumes, translations [...]
He'd been a promising piano prodigy, once. Now he was just an addict, scraping to get by, letting his hunger for drugs consume him. But a man's life can always get worse - as Ray Stone discovers when he wakes up beside a beautiful nightclub singer only to find her dead... [...]
In his first book, front man of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor took on the Seven Deadly Sins, pulling them apart to reveal all that is irrelevant and wrong about the vices in the modern world through his own uniquely hilarious yet ferocious style. But in Corey's eyes [...]
When teenage daughter Clara gets attacked on the way home from a party, she and her brother Rowan finally discover why they can't sleep, can't eat a Thai salad without fear of asphyxiation and can't go outside unless they're smothered in Factor 50.