Shakespeare's Sonnets Extremely Long Best matches Shadow by K Parker If you like crime, but want to try a different genre, this might be the book for you. It's the story of a man who's lost his memory and is struggling to find out who he is - lots of clues and blind alleys to keep the reader guessing right to the end of the book - and, in fact, beyond it as this is the first in a trilogy. Fires in the Dark by Louise Doughty If you like novels that are big in every way - not just in the number of pages but large in human history then this book is for you. The Islands by Carlos Gamerro Argentina 1992, and Felipe Felix narrates his attempts - part magical realism, part virtual reality and part drug-driven nightmare - to make sense of the War for the Islands in this violent, funny, occasionally tender but always credible and absorbing novel. The Constant Gardener by John Le Carre When Justin's wife is killed he is drawn into the part of her world he had deliberately kept out of. The Son by Phillipp Meyer Let the Right One In Child 44
The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar, Oscar, Oscar, Forever is a long time... I get bored at cocktail parties!--Submitted by Tequila Mockingbird. Oscar Wilde's perfectly charming and witty manner of expression will enchant you in more ways than one. He is a master storyteller and drifts through the story like a gentle summer breeze through odour filled roses, giving you the feeling that you can literally smell the flower he is describing. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a masterpiece. There is an old film version of this story called "The Portrait of Dorian Grey" which was possibly made in the late 1930's to early 1940's. What would you do if you had a record of every bad deed you did? Fan of this book?
Summer reading guide: The reading season is heating up A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion A Novel Ron Hansen Scribner: $25 A woman beseeches her hosiery salesman lover to kill her husband in this Jazz Age tale based on an actual murder case. (June) Busy Monsters William Giraldi W.W. Children and Fire A Novel Ursula Hegi Scribner: $25 The lastest from the author of "Stones From the River" tells the story of a teacher in a German town in 1934 who is quickly being seduced by Hitler's propaganda into a reality circumscribed by fear, hatred and murder. Silver Girl A Novel Elin Hilderbrand Reagan Arthur Books: $26.99 A woman who feels she's lost everything because of her Bernard Madoff-like husband tries to find solace with an old friend -- and an old flame. Ten Thousand Saints A Novel Eleanor Henderson Ecco: $26.99 In her debut novel, set in the 1980s in New York's Lower East Side, the author takes on the timeless issues of youthful rebellion, family dynamics and coming to terms with one's own identity. Then Came You The Language of the Sea The Kid Faith
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley : chapter one Chapter One A SQUAT grey building of only thirty-four stories. Over the main entrance the words, CENTRAL LONDON HATCHERY AND CONDITIONING CENTRE, and, in a shield, the World State's motto, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY. The enormous room on the ground floor faced towards the north. Cold for all the summer beyond the panes, for all the tropical heat of the room itself, a harsh thin light glared through the windows, hungrily seeking some draped lay figure, some pallid shape of academic goose-flesh, but finding only the glass and nickel and bleakly shining porcelain of a laboratory. Wintriness responded to wintriness. "And this," said the Director opening the door, "is the Fertilizing Room." Bent over their instruments, three hundred Fertilizers were plunged, as the Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning entered the room, in the scarcely breathing silence, the absent-minded, soliloquizing hum or whistle, of absorbed concentration. Meanwhile, it was a privilege. Responds by budding. Mr.
The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka The Metamorphosis [This translation by Ian Johnston of Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, BC (now Vancouver Island University) has certain copyright restrictions. For information please use the following link: Copyright. For comments or questions please contact Ian Johnston.. For more links to Kafka e-texts in English click here. The Metamorphosis One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in his bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug. “What’s happened to me,” he thought. Gregor’s glance then turned to the window. “O God,” he thought, “what a demanding job I’ve chosen! He slid back again into his earlier position. He looked over at the alarm clock ticking away by the chest of drawers. As he was thinking all this over in the greatest haste, without being able to make the decision to get out of bed—the alarm clock was indicating exactly quarter to seven—there was a cautious knock on the door by the head of the bed.
Great Poems & Greatest Books of All Time & Life-Changing Arts A selection of great poems from centuries of brillant authors and poets. Whether you are new to the world of poetry and wish to savor it, or a well-versed poetry connoisseur, either way you will probably enjoy the classics of world poetry. The poems are sorted by vote. left of it. Voting is possible once per day. Votes PoemAuthor IfRudyard Kipling EchoChristina Georgina Rossetti If you think the best poem of all times is not even on this list, by all means, let us know which poem it is and why you think it should be added. Get inspired.. inspire others.. Back to Greatest Books of All Time
This book contains 209 tales collected by the brothers Grimm. The exact print source is unknown. The etext appears to be based on the translation by Margaret Hunt called Grimm's Household Tales, but it is not identical to her edition. (Some of the translations are slightly different, the arrangement also differs, and the Grimm's scholarly notes are not included.) The etext received by the Universal Library did not include story titles. Note that these tales are presented more or less as the Grimms collected and edited them (and as Hunt saw fit to translate them). NEW: There is now a more accurate version of the Hunt translation posted by William Barker. Hamlet First performed between the years 1600-01, first printed in 1603. Throughout Shakespeare's plays, the maintenance of identity is a very common conflict, as it was shown in Macbeth and now in Hamlet. In this play Shakespeare has portrayed young Hamlet to convey the two sides to him; one side shows his insane behaviour towards his family, the other side determines his thoughts of either doing right or wrong according to what he has seen. The play trembles with conflicts: one being identity, which shows all the characters in different disputes of their own. First performance at the end of 15th century, ~ timeline, death of Elizabeth I and accession of James VI and I. Fan of this book?
The 100 Best Books of All Time Many publishers have lists of 100 best books, defined by their own criteria. This article enumerates some lists of "100 best" books for which there are fuller articles. Among them, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels (Xanadu, 1985) and Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels (Grafton, 1988) are collections of 100 short essays by a single author, David Pringle, with moderately long critical introductory chapters also by Pringle. For publisher Xanadu, Science Fiction was the first of four "100 Best" books published from 1985 to 1988. The sequels covered crime & mystery, horror, and fantasy. Lists See also References