Happy With Hospital Birth Flowers for Algernon Flowers for Algernon is a science fiction short story and subsequent novel written by Daniel Keyes. The short story, written in 1958 and first published in the April 1959 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1960. The novel was published in 1966 and was joint winner of that year's Nebula Award for Best Novel (with Babel-17). The eponymous Algernon is a laboratory mouse who has undergone surgery to increase his intelligence by artificial means. The story is told by a series of progress reports written by Charlie Gordon, the first human test subject for the surgery, and it touches upon many different ethical and moral themes such as the treatment of the mentally disabled. Background Different characters in the book were also based on people in Keyes's life. Publication history Synopsis Short story Novel Charlie Gordon, 32 years of age, suffers from phenylketonuria and has an IQ of 68. Style
Wonkette — The D.C. Gossip The Shock Doctrine The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism is a 2007 book by the Canadian author Naomi Klein, and is the basis of a 2009 documentary by the same name directed by Michael Winterbottom. The book argues that libertarian free market policies (as advocated by the economist Milton Friedman) have risen to prominence in some developed countries because of a deliberate strategy by some political leaders. These leaders exploit crises to push through controversial exploitative policies while citizens are too emotionally and physically distracted by disasters or upheavals to mount an effective resistance. The book implies that some man-made crises, such as the Iraq war, may have been created with the intention of pushing through these unpopular policies in their wake. Synopsis The book has an introduction, a main body and a conclusion, divided into seven parts with a total of 21 chapters.  Favorable Paul B. Mixed Unfavorable Awards See also
The Rebel Sell : This Magazine // Canadian progressive politics, environment, art, culture // Subscribe today If we all hate consumerism, how come we can’t stop shopping? Do you hate consumer culture? Angry about all that packaging? Irritated by all those commercials? Worried about the quality of the “mental environment”? This might seem at odds with the economic facts of the 1990s—a decade that gave us the “extreme shopping” channel, the dot-com bubble, and an absurd orgy of indulgence in ever more luxurious consumer goods. What can we conclude from all this? The answer is simple. That last sentence is worth reading again. This isn’t because the authors, directors or editors are hypocrites. One of the most talked-about cinematic set-pieces in recent memory is the scene in Fight Club where the nameless narrator (Ed Norton) pans his empty apartment, furnishing it piece by piece with Ikea furniture. In many ways, this scene is just a cgi-driven update of the opening pages of John Updike’s Rabbit, Run. 1. 2. 3. 4. Let’s be friends! Carolyn: Your father and I were just discussing his day at work.
The New York Trilogy The New York Trilogy is a series of novels by Paul Auster. Originally published sequentially as City of Glass (1985), Ghosts (1986) and The Locked Room (1986), it has since been collected into a single volume. Plot introduction Ostensibly presented as detective fiction, the stories of The New York Trilogy have been described as "meta-detective-fiction", "anti-detective fiction", "mysteries about mysteries", a "strangely humorous working of the detective novel", "very soft-boiled", a "metamystery" and a "mixture between the detective story and the nouveau roman". This may classify Auster as a postmodern writer whose works are influenced by the "classical literary movement" of American postmodernism through the 1960s and 70s. A 2006 reissue by Penguin Books is fronted by new pulp magazine-style covers by comic book illustrator Art Spiegelman. City of Glass "City of Glass" has an intertextual relationship with Cervantes' Don Quixote. Ghosts
40 Places for College Students to Find Free Unabridged Books Online Jul 11, 2011 The cost of books can add up quickly for college students. Fortunately, there are a lot of great sites that offer free unabridged books online. Here are 40 of the best places to find free textbooks, audio books and full-text works of fiction and nonfiction. Bartleby - Bartleby has one of the best collections of literature, verse and reference books that can be accessed online for no charge. Where to Find Free Audio Books Online The following websites offer free audio books online. Audio Literature Odyssey - Complete and unabridged novels, poems, short stories and literary podcasts read by voice actor Nikolle Doolin.
Edgar Award The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America, based in New York City. They honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theater published or produced in the previous year. Categories Best novel (since 1954)Best first novel by an American author (since 1946)Best paperback original (since 1970)Best short story (since 1951)Best fact crime (since 1948)Best critical/biographical work (since 1977)Best young adult (since 1989)Best juvenile (since 1961)Best episode in a TV series (since 1952)Best TV feature or miniseries (since 1972)Best motion picture screenplay (since 1946)Best play (since 1950, irregular)Special Edgars (since 1949, irregular)Robert L. Best Novel award winners Winners and, where known, shortlisted titles for each year: 1950s 1957 Charlotte Armstrong, A Dram of Poison 1958 Ed Lacy, Room to Swing 1959 Stanley Ellin, The Eighth Circle P.
Freestar Media, LLC Something Wicked This Way Comes (novel) Something Wicked This Way Comes is a 1962 fantasy novel by Ray Bradbury. It is about 13-year-old best friends, Jim Nightshade and William Halloway, and their nightmarish experience with a traveling carnival that comes to their Midwestern town on one October. The carnival's leader is the mysterious "Mr. Dark" who seemingly wields the power to grant the citizenry's secret desires. In reality, Dark is a malevolent being who lures these individuals into binding themselves in servitude to him. The novel combines elements of fantasy and horror, analyzing the conflicting natures of good and evil which exist within all individuals. One of the events in Ray Bradbury's childhood that inspired him to become a writer was an encounter with a carnival magician named Mr. The novel originated in 1955 when Bradbury suggested to his friend Gene Kelly that they collaborate on a movie for Kelly to direct. The novel opens on an overcast October 23. They follow Mr. William "Will" Halloway Charles Halloway G.
Infobase Publishing - Home Artemis Fowl (series) The series has received positive critical reception and generated huge sales. It has also originated graphic novel adaptations, and a film adaptation is currently in the writing process. Artemis Fowl, the main character and anti-hero, and his bodyguard, Butler, kidnap Lower Elements Police Captain Holly Short, a fairy elf, and demand an enormous ransom in fairy gold from the People.The story revolves on how Artemis manages to manipulate and avoid the fairies' desperate attempts to rescue Holly,resulting in the usage of a deadly bio-bomb that wipes out all life forms in near vicinity. A graphic novel adaptation was released in 2007. A film adaptation was reported to be in the writing stage in mid-2008 with Jim Sheridan directing. Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident is the second book of the series. Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code covers Jon Spiro's theft of the fictional C Cube and its recovery. Artemis Fowl II uses his intelligence to build his family fortune through crime.
History Commons The Wheel of Time "Aiel" redirects here. For the writ, see Ayel. The Wheel of Time is a series of high fantasy novels written by American author James Oliver Rigney, Jr., under the pen name Robert Jordan. Originally planned as a six-book series, The Wheel of Time now spans fourteen volumes, in addition to a prequel novel and a companion book. Jordan began writing the first volume, The Eye of the World, in 1984. In 2014, The Wheel of Time was nominated for a Hugo Award. Setting In the series' mythology, a deity known as the Creator made the universe and the Wheel of Time, which governs experience. Plot summary The prequel novel New Spring takes place during the Aiel War and depicts the discovery by the Aes Sedai that the Dragon has been Reborn. As the story expands, new characters representing different factions are introduced. Tarmon Gai'don Special powers Channeling Flows and weaves are visible to fellow channelers but limited by the viewer's access to either saidin or saidar.