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“ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE is scrawled in blood red lettering on the side of the Chemical Bank near the corner of Eleventh and First and is in print large enough to be seen from the backseat of the cab as it lurches forward in the traffic leaving Wall Street and just as Timothy Price notices the words a bus pulls up, the advertisement for Les Miserables on its side blocking his view, but Price who is with Pierce & Pierce and twenty-six doesn't seem to care because he tells the driver he will give him five dollars to turn up the radio, ‘Be My Baby’ on WYNN, and the driver, black, not American, does so.” American Psycho , Bret Easton Ellis Click here to see our selection of the 50 best children’s books
The short story is sometimes an under-appreciated art form. Within the space of a few pages, an author must weave a story that’s compelling, create characters readers care about and drive the story to its ultimate conclusion — a feat that can be difficult to accomplish even with a great degree of savvy. Yet these authors have mastered the art of the short story, turning condensed pieces into memorable works of literature that stick with readers long after they’ve finished.
presents: Awesome Mysteries Youve Never Heard Of Green Children In the 12th century near Suffolk, England local farmers made a remarkable discovery: a boy and a girl weeping in a field... both with green skin. The children spoke no English and refused to eat food. They both wore oddly-colored clothing that appeared to be metallic. Eventually they began to eat beans exclusivly after going without food for several days, but only after they were shown how to open the stalks. The boy grew weak shortly after and eventually died.
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50 Banned Books That Everyone Should Read By Britney Wilkins As long as there have been books, there have been people opposed to what is said in some of those books. Authors who challenge the accepted norms in their literature are often the target of angry people who do not understand or appreciate their literature.
The ten novels on this list all substantiate the belief that books are the most elastic, introspective, human and entertaining form of media that exist. Not movies, not music, not art, not the theatre. A famous author once said that novels are the best way for two human beings to connect with each other. I believe this, and I believe that people who do not find pleasure in words have never had the opportunity to read one of the great novels. The first introductions students often have to literature are stale century-old books that do not translate well to this new modern era. Frankly they are boring, and a lot of kids drift into the living room and turn on the television and stay glued for the rest of their lives.
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By Tiffany Davis Reading a book is fun, but when you forget it at home, are bored at work, looking to get ahead on your reading for your online bachelor degree class, or are just curious to get a sneak peek at whatever you ordered from Amazon, online book sites can be handy too. Below is a list of over 100 free (and legal) sites to find great literature for download. The Classics Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here. Classic Bookshelf : This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.
50 Lessons Life Taught Me By Regina Brett To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written. When my odometer rolled over to 50, I updated the list. Here it is:
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Out guest cartoonist today is Aaron Renier. His first graphic novel, the all-ages Spiral Bound , was my favorite book from the 2005 Comic Con. (Alex Robinson was signing my copy of Box Office Poison when he booktalked it to me (Aaron was sitting quietly beside him.)) When Aaron's follow up book, last year's magical pirate adventure The Unsinkable Walker Bean arrived in the mail, my daughter and I put aside the books we were reading together and tore through it. It's excellent, and reminds me of the work of my favorite French comics writers ( Sfar , Trondheim , Blain ).
With Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince coming out in the U.S. later this week, it's time to out myself as a Slytherin Supporter.