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The Ocean at the End of the Lane. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a 2013 novel by British author Neil Gaiman.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The work was first published on 18 June 2013 through William Morrow and Company and follows an unnamed man who returns to his hometown for a funeral and remembers events that began forty years earlier.[1] Themes in The Ocean at the End of the Lane include the search for self-identity and the "disconnect between childhood and adulthood".[2] Among other honours, it was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards. Synopsis[edit] The book starts with the unnamed protagonist returning to his childhood hometown for a funeral. The main narrative starts as he recalls a time when an opal miner, who was a boarder at the boy's home, steals the narrator's father's car and commits suicide in the back seat, having gambled away his friends' money; this death allows a supernatural being to gain access to our world, leaving money for people in unpleasant ways.

Development[edit] Reception[edit] Film adaptation[edit] William Gibson. William Ford Gibson (born March 17, 1948) is an American-Canadian speculative fiction novelist who has been called the "noir prophet" of the cyberpunk subgenre.[2] Gibson coined the term "cyberspace" in his short story "Burning Chrome" (1982) and later popularized the concept in his debut novel, Neuromancer (1984).

William Gibson

In envisaging cyberspace, Gibson created an iconography for the information age before the ubiquity of the Internet in the 1990s.[3] He is also credited with predicting the rise of reality television and with establishing the conceptual foundations for the rapid growth of virtual environments such as video games and the World Wide Web. Having changed residence frequently with his family as a child, Gibson became a shy, ungainly teenager who often read science fiction. After spending his adolescence at a private boarding school in Arizona, Gibson evaded the draft during the Vietnam War by emigrating to Canada in 1968, where he became immersed in the counterculture.

The Fault in Our Stars: John Green. The Crying Of Lot 49: Thomas Pynchon. The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence In History And Its Causes: Steven Pinker. Good news, folks.

The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence In History And Its Causes: Steven Pinker

Violence has been declining. We are getting kinder and gentler as a species. That doesn't just go for us in the West. Critics who have accused Pinker of only focusing on advanced countries are mistaken. He shows the decline of violence is across the board: war, genocide, terrorism, riots, and homicide. Pinker has noticed it and others have, too. It is impossible to do this book justice in a review. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature Penguin Press Science: Steven Pinker. Brud - Woźniak Olga za 27,49 zł. LOOKING FOR ALASKA: John Green. Zygmunt zagórski Nazewnictwo geograficzne POzNANIA - opis, informacje, dane techniczne produktu.

Bad Science: Ben Goldacre. Psychiatric Tales: Darryl Cunningham. The Giver (21st Century Reference): Lois Lowry. Anarchy, State and Utopia: Robert Nozick. This is NOT light reading.

Anarchy, State and Utopia: Robert Nozick

Then again, it's a philosophy book, and nobody obliged me to read it. I kept reminding myself of this every time I had to re-read a paragraph for the third time before giving up on understanding it. So there you have it, I fully admit that whole sections of this book went over my head. But I'm glad I read it. Well, I'm not glad I read Chapter 1, which is entitled "Why State-of-Nature Theory? " The Long Walk: Stephen King. Fahrenheit 451 (Flamingo Modern Classics): Ray Bradbury.

Tysiąc szklanek herbaty. Spotkania na Jedwabnym Szlaku - Maciąg Robb za 35. Jedwabny szlak.

Tysiąc szklanek herbaty. Spotkania na Jedwabnym Szlaku - Maciąg Robb za 35

Otoczony nimbem tajemniczości, budzący baśniowe skojarzenia, przecinający miasta, których nazwy przywołują w pamięci historie z Księgi tysiąca i jednej nocy. Szlak kupców, podróżników i poszukiwaczy przygód, lecz również miejsce spotkań i wymiany myśli filozofów, mistyków, świętych mężów. Droga, którą na zachód podążały jedwab, żelazo i papier, w przeciwnym kierunku - złoto, perfumy i żywność, a w obydwie strony - idee, opowieści i legendy. "Tysiąc szklanek herbaty" to w gruncie rzeczy nie jest książka o jedwabnym szlaku, lecz raczej o ludziach, którzy nim podążają, i o ludziach, którzy żyją na jego trasie.

O ludziach i o spotkaniach z nimi przy tytułowej herbacie. The Art of Watching Films with Tutorial CD-ROM (9780073310282): Joe Boggs, Dennis Petrie. World War Z: Max Brooks. The Pre-Raphaelites: Their Lives and Works in 500 Images: An Illustrated Exploration of the Artists, Their Lives and Contexts, with a Gallery of 290 of Their Greatest Paintings: Michael Robinson. Book Description Publication Date: 31 July 2012 This is an illustrated exploration of the artists, their lives and contexts, with a gallery of 290 of their greatest paintings.

The Pre-Raphaelites: Their Lives and Works in 500 Images: An Illustrated Exploration of the Artists, Their Lives and Contexts, with a Gallery of 290 of Their Greatest Paintings: Michael Robinson

It offers a vivid account of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, who sought to defy the modern aesthetic and to return to classical artistic ideals. It includes fascinating biographies of key members of the brotherhood, including John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, and Ford Madox Brown, among others. It features a beautiful gallery of all of the Pre-Raphaelites' most significant works accompanied by an in-depth analysis of their style and technique. Frequently Bought Together Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought Product Description About the Author Michael Robinson is a freelance lecturer and writer on art and design history.

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item? Wonderful Future That Never Was, The Popular Mechanics Magazine: Gregory Benford and the Editors of Popular Mechanics. Book Description Publication Date: 1 Sep 2010 | Series: Popular Mechanics Between 1903 and 1969, scientists and other experts made hundreds of predictions in Popular Mechanics magazine about what the future would hold.

Wonderful Future That Never Was, The Popular Mechanics Magazine: Gregory Benford and the Editors of Popular Mechanics

Their forecasts ranged from ruefully funny to eerily prescient and optimistically utopian. Here, the very best snippets culled from hundreds of articles, complete with the original, visually stunning retro art, will capture the imagination of futurists in the same way Jules Vernes writing did a century earlier. Atlas Shrugged: Ayn Rand. Atlas Shrugged may be the most demanding work of literature I have read since university.

Atlas Shrugged: Ayn Rand

It is certainly the only novel since then for which I have also bought a reader, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical and Literary Companionfiftieth anniversary collection of essays, and it is only now, having finished that, that I am turning to writing a review. At about 1,200 pages (always a bit hard to tell from a Kindle edition) it is also, give or take the occasional "space opera", the longest work I've read for a long time. So: was it worth it? Arguably this is a work of fiction that is more germane today that it ever was. In a month where the government of one European state, Cyprus, exercised a "levy" thought to be over 40% on investors with over 100,000 on deposit, it's worth considering Rand's depiction of the causes and effects of state-backed "looting and mooching". The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs: Karen Page, Andrew Dornenburg.

The Interpretation of Dreams Wordsworth Classics of World Literature: Sigmund Freud. Guns, Germs and Steel: J Diamond. Gnomes Deluxe Collector's Edition (9780810998469): Wil Huygen, Rien Poortvliet, Brian Froud. Dr. Spock's Baby and Childcare: Benjamin Spock. It is a brilliant book.

Dr. Spock's Baby and Childcare: Benjamin Spock

I bought it when I was pregnant and read it all. I had so many questions regarding pregnancy, delivery and baby care and this book was of an incredible help and use for me. I am really happy to have it read. I would really recommend it for new moms and dads . I think it could be suitable for nannies and childminders as well. Stumbling on Happiness: Daniel Gilbert. ‘“Stumbling on Happiness” is an absolutely fantastic book that will shatter your most deeply held convictions about how your own mind works.

Stumbling on Happiness: Daniel Gilbert

Ceaselessly entertaining, Gilbert is the perfect guide to some of the most interesting psychological research ever performed. Think you know what makes you happy? You won’t know for sure until you have read this book.’ The Male Brain: Louann Brizendine MD. The Female Brain: Louann Brizendine MD. The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures: Louis Theroux. The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession: Susan Orlean.

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Awaken the Giant within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Life: Anthony Robbins.