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Deadeye Dick

By Kurt Vonnegut
  • ISBN Code: : 0307567362
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
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“The master at his quirky, provocative best.”—Cosmopolitan Deadeye Dick is Kurt Vonnegut’s funny, chillingly satirical look at the death of innocence. Amid a true Vonnegutian host of horrors—a double murder, a fatal dose of radioactivity, a decapitation, an annihilation of a city by a neutron bomb—Rudy Waltz, aka Deadeye Dick, takes us along on a zany search for absolution and happiness. Here is a tale of crime and punishment that makes us rethink what we believe . . . and who we say we are. Praise for Deadeye Dick “A moving fable . . . Vonnegut, sweet cynic and ugly duckling, continues to write gentle swan songs for our uncivil society.”—Playboy “A brilliantly unconventional novel . . . a must for all Vonnegut fans.”—Worcester Sunday Telegram “Hits the bull’s-eye . . . dolefully celebrates the randomness of life, treating private and public disasters with a kind of reckless whimsy. . . . You don’t read Kurt Vonnegut for meaning exactly. You read him for the sad-funny attitude of mind, the kind of weirdness that can interpret the world’s weirdness.”—USA Today “Vonnegut is beguiling as ever . . . Incredible plot constructions and inventive language continue to leap from his typewriter . . . the humor is natural and inborn; the insight usually purchased by his characters at painfully high cost. Funny how life turns out. Even funnier how Mr. Vonnegut turns life’s insanities into funny, profound sense. That takes a master’s touch. Mr. Vonnegut still has it.”—Kansas City Star “Playful and imaginative . . . On finishing the novel, the kitchen of your mind is a cleaner and more well-lighted place than it was before.”—Houston Chronicle “Endearing and enchanting . . . a wise and charming book . . . very full of life.”—Glamour

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  • Total of Pages : 128
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  • Book Code : 0804179921
  • Total of Pages : 784
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  • Pdf File: the-vonnegut-encyclopedia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 030778987X
  • Total of Pages : 144
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In this magically evocative novel, William Maxwell explores the enigmatic gravity of the past, which compels us to keep explaining it even as it makes liars out of us every time we try. On a winter morning in the 1920s, a shot rings out on a farm in rural Illinois. A man named Lloyd Wilson has been killed. And the tenuous friendship between two lonely teenagers—one privileged yet neglected, the other a troubled farm boy—has been shattered. Fifty years later, one of those boys—now a grown man—tries to reconstruct the events that led up to the murder. In doing so, he is inevitably drawn back to his lost friend Cletus, who has the misfortune of being the son of Wilson's killer and who in the months before witnessed things that Maxwell's narrator can only guess at. Out of memory and imagination, the surmises of children and the destructive passions of their parents, Maxwell creates a luminous American classic of youth and loss.

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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1440144818
  • Total of Pages : 332
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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When thirteen-year-old, poker-playing psychic Jack Holden, Jr. is kidnapped, he begins a cross-country road trip like no other. He is soon leading a mission to find and rescue his missing poker pro father, Jack "Texas" Holden, from captors who force him to use his own "Poker Power" to make them rich. During his journey, young Jack makes friends, finds love, wins fortunes from the superstars of professional poker, and dodges bounty hunters who are out to stop him. In the end, Jack must choose his fate as his psychic powers and love for his family and friends are put to the test at the secret gambling den in the Nevada desert where his father is imprisoned. Full of suspense, twists, humor and action, Pair of Jacks is fantastic fiction, high adventure, filled with unforgettable characters and events. Michael Batdorf's writing has an amazing, fresh, unique voice. Katrina Kittle, Author, The Kindness of Strangers (William Morrow publishers) Michael Batdorf has a dark and dangerous mind, and I mean that in a good way. Pair of Jacks is a terrific book - it has a novel story line, interesting characters, humor, drama, and the plot is well-constructed and full of surprises. Anne Greenberg, Former Editor, Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books

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  • Publisher : Harlequin
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  • Total of Pages : 256
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  • Pdf File: breakfast-in-bed.pdf

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He bet breakfast in bed that he was irresistible! As soon as Brooke met Garrett she knew he was a charmer. Women probably just rolled over when he petted them, much the same way her cats, traitors all, had responded to him. The best thing for Brooke was to keep out of his way, but she just couldn't now that Garrett's five-year-old daughter, Molly, was without a mother or a nanny and so much in need of her love and affection. Well, so be it, and if Garrett Jackson did start his seduction routine on her he would soon discover that she wasn't about to offer him breakfast in her bed!

Operas Every Child Should Know

By Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 2091
  • Category : History
  • Members : 261
  • Pdf File: operas-every-child-should-know.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Operas Every Child Should Know: Descriptions of the Text and Music of Some of the Most Famous Masterpieces

By Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465506187
  • Total of Pages : 466
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 449
  • Pdf File: operas-every-child-should-know.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Describes the text and music of some famous operas including Mozart's "The Magic Flute," Dekoven's "Robin Hood," and Bizet's "Carmen."

The Savoy Operas: The Complete Gilbert and Sullivan

By Arthur Sullivan,W. S. Gilbert
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141900148
  • Total of Pages : 896
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 158
  • Pdf File: the-savoy-operas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Gilbert and Sullivan’s operas are some of the world’s best-loved musical works, delighting audiences with their joyous wit, topsy-turvy logic and extravagant wordplay. This glorious treasury is the definitive annotated edition of all fourteen of their operas. From the partially lost work Thespis, the first collaboration between W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, through the triumphant comic romps The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado, to lesser-performed gems such as the fanciful The Sorcerer and the acerbic lampoon Patience, Gilbert’s libretti are collected here in their most accurate and faithful form. There is a fascinating commentary on each work, telling the extraordinary stories behind the inspiration for the opera and its performance history, and giving plot summaries and original cast lists.

Forever Pursuing Genesis

By Leonard Mustazza
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  • Publisher : Bucknell University Press
  • Book Code : 9780838751763
  • Total of Pages : 223
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 628
  • Pdf File: forever-pursuing-genesis.pdf

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The title of this book, Forever Pursuing Genesis, derives from a statement that Vonnegut once made about the nature of the universe and humankind's place in it. This study applies that statement to the narrative themes that Vonnegut has treated in his career.

Between Time and Timbuktu

By Kurt Vonnegut
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  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Book Code : 0593229401
  • Total of Pages : 50
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 486
  • Pdf File: between-time-and-timbuktu.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An experimental television play composed of excerpts from his novels and stories, Between Time and Timbuktu features Kurt Vonnegut’s special blend of scientific expertise, wit, and penetrating comment. “Most unusual, ultra imaginative . . . a sort of cross between 2001: A Space Odyssey and Alice in Wonderland.”—Philadelphia Inquirer The basic story line: Young Stony Stevenson wins a jingle contest and, as his prize, is blasted off into the time-space warp. The country’s first poet-astronaut thus experiences both past and future human history simultaneously. His observations on it consist mainly of dramatized selections from the author’s works. The result is a unique Vonnegut sampler cast in the form of “an excellent drama” (Pittsburgh Press).

Kurt Vonnegut's America

By Jerome Klinkowitz
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  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Book Code : 1611171156
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 686
  • Pdf File: kurt-vonnegut-s-america.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Kurt Vonnegut's death in 2007 marked the passing of a major force in American life and letters. Jerome Klinkowitz, one of the earliest and most prolific authorities on Vonnegut, examines the long dialogue between the author and American culture—a conversation that produced fourteen novels and hundreds of short stories and essays. Kurt Vonnegut's America integrates discussion of the fiction, essays, and lectures with personal exchanges and biographical sketches to map the complex symbiotic relationship between Vonnegut's work and the cultural context from which it emerged—and which it in turn helped shape. Following an introduction characterizing Vonnegut as Klinkowitz came to know him over the course of their friendship, this study charts the impact of Vonnegut on American society and of that society on Vonnegut for more than a half-century to illustrate how each informed the other. Among his artistic peers, Vonnegut was uniquely gifted at anticipating and articulating the changing course of American culture. Kurt Vonnegut's America shows us that Vonnegut achieved greatness by passing his own test—opening the eyes of his audience to help them better understand their roles and possibilities in the common culture they both shared and crafted.

Timebomb

By Gerald Seymour
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  • Publisher : ABRAMS
  • Book Code : 1468300091
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 873
  • Pdf File: timebomb.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A rollicking spy novel from the international-bestselling author of Battle Sight Zero, “the best thriller writer in the world” (The Daily Telegraph). In 1992, after being fired from a top-secret nuclear facility, a top KGB man buried a dirty bomb. Sixteen years later he has found a buyer for it. Traveling with the buyer is an undercover policeman, working for MI6. But as their shadowy journey begins, it becomes clear to a top psychiatrist that their man may be suffering from Stockholm syndrome and the whole operation is very likely to be thrown into jeopardy. Displaying a fast-paced narrative and an in-depth knowledge of international politics, Timebomb is a racing thriller to keep you reading late into the night. “Seymour shifts focus among his large cast with a nimbleness that heightens suspense, sustains interest and creates a rooter’s sympathy for (or at least an understanding of) even the most violent characters . . . To the author’s aesthetic credit, Timebomb ticks to a satisfying if ambiguous conclusion.” —The Wall Street Journal “Seymour, who is classed with espionage luminaries like Ambler and le Carré, has crafted a convoluted plot and a host of complex and exquisitely tormented characters, but it’s his focus on human frailty that makes Timebomb a winner.” —Booklist “Intricately crafted and clocklike in its controlled release of psychological and geopolitical tension.” —Kirkus Reviews

Vonnegut in Fact

By Jerome Klinkowitz
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  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Book Code : 161117127X
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 568
  • Pdf File: vonnegut-in-fact.pdf

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Vonnegut in Fact offers a thorough assessment of the artistry of Kurt Vonnegut, known not only as the best-selling author of Slaughterhouse-Five, Timequake, and a dozen other novels, but also as the most widely recognized public spokesperson among writers since Mark Twain. Jerome Klinkowitz traces the emergence of Vonnegut's nonfiction since the 1960s, when commentary and feature journalism replaced the rapidly dying short story market. Offering close readings and insightful criticism of Vonnegut's three major works of nonfiction, his many uncollected pieces, and his unique manner of public speaking, Klinkowitz explains how Vonnegut's personal visions developed into a style of great public responsibility that mirrored the growth of his fiction. Klinkowitz views his subject as a gentle manipulator of popular forms and an extremely personable figure; what might seem radically innovative and even iconoclastic in his fiction becomes comfortably avuncular and familiarly American when followed to its roots in his public spokesmanship.

Palm Sunday

By Kurt Vonnegut
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Book Code : 0307568067
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 160
  • Pdf File: palm-sunday.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“[Kurt Vonnegut] is either the funniest serious writer around or the most serious funny writer.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review In this self-portrait by an American genius, Kurt Vonnegut writes with beguiling wit and poignant wisdom about his favorite comedians, country music, a dead friend, a dead marriage, and various cockamamie aspects of his all-too-human journey through life. This is a work that resonates with Vonnegut’s singular voice: the magic sound of a born storyteller mesmerizing us with truth. “Vonnegut is at the top of his form, and it is wonderful.”—Newsday

Longarm 340

By Tabor Evans
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440622426
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 559
  • Pdf File: longarm-340.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This posse has it coming to them… The Haughton Brothers—better known as the Holy Smokes Gang—have broken free from the grips of the law. With wild ideas of overthrowing the government, they’re wreaking havoc in the Rockies, preying on ore trains taking gold to the U.S. Mint. Longarm has low tolerance for greedy men and plans on making them pay—with their lives, if necessary. With the assistance of some holy-rolling dames who have a few tricks up their petticoats, the Holy Smokes Gang better look out, because they’re in for some holy hell…