Never Let Me Go Book

Never Let Me Go | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro available in full 304 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Fiction related to Never Let Me Go below.

Never Let Me Go

By Kazuo Ishiguro
  • ISBN Code: : 0307371336
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 701
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : never-let-me-go.pdf

Book Excerpt :

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it. Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it’s only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is. Never Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery, a beautiful love story, and also a scathing critique of human arrogance and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society. In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to date.

Recommended Books For Reading


  • Never Let Me Go (Screenplay)
    Never Let Me Go (Screenplay)

    A Book written by Alex Garland, published by Faber & Faber 2011-01-06 - 128 pages - part of Performing Arts books.

    Get eBook
  • A Study Guide for Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go
    A Study Guide for Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go

    A Book written by Gale, Cengage Learning, published by Gale, Cengage Learning 2015-09-24 - 15 pages - part of Literary Criticism books.

    Get eBook
  • Empathy in Kazuo Ishiguro ́s “Never Let Me Go”
    Empathy in Kazuo Ishiguro ́s “Never Let Me Go”

    A Book written by Marc Felsbrecher, published by GRIN Verlag 2015-09-23 - 17 pages - part of Literary Criticism books.

    Get eBook
  • The Remains of the Day
    The Remains of the Day

    A Book written by Kazuo Ishiguro, published by Vintage Canada 2014-03-18 - 256 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Nocturnes
    Nocturnes

    A Book written by Kazuo Ishiguro, published by Knopf Canada 2009-05-29 - 240 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Never Let Me Go
    Never Let Me Go

    A Book written by Kianna Alexander, published by Sourcebooks, Inc. 2020-09-01 - 296 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Shipping Greatness
    Shipping Greatness

    A Book written by Chris Vander Mey, published by "O'Reilly Media, Inc." 2012-08-24 - 228 pages - part of Computers books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

Ask a Manager

By Alison Green
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0399181822
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 362
  • Pdf File: ask-a-manager.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York’s work-advice columnist comes a witty, practical guide to 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice! There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does—and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You’ll learn what to say when • coworkers push their work on you—then take credit for it • you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email then hit “reply all” • you’re being micromanaged—or not being managed at all • you catch a colleague in a lie • your boss seems unhappy with your work • your cubemate’s loud speakerphone is making you homicidal • you got drunk at the holiday party Praise for Ask a Manager “A must-read for anyone who works . . . [Alison Green’s] advice boils down to the idea that you should be professional (even when others are not) and that communicating in a straightforward manner with candor and kindness will get you far, no matter where you work.”—Booklist (starred review) “The author’s friendly, warm, no-nonsense writing is a pleasure to read, and her advice can be widely applied to relationships in all areas of readers’ lives. Ideal for anyone new to the job market or new to management, or anyone hoping to improve their work experience.”—Library Journal (starred review) “I am a huge fan of Alison Green’s Ask a Manager column. This book is even better. It teaches us how to deal with many of the most vexing big and little problems in our workplaces—and to do so with grace, confidence, and a sense of humor.”—Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author of The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide “Ask a Manager is the ultimate playbook for navigating the traditional workforce in a diplomatic but firm way.”—Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together

Never Let Me Go

By Iris Morland
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Blue Violet Press LLC
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 937
  • Pdf File: never-let-me-go.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Felicity Linden believes the best men are inside the pages of a book. Until one night she’s stranded in a remote cabin with the sexiest man outside of a romance novel… Never Let Me Go is the next installment in USA Today bestselling author Iris Morland’s small-town romance series Hazel Island.

Klara and the Sun

By Kazuo Ishiguro
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Book Code : 0735281254
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 514
  • Pdf File: klara-and-the-sun.pdf

Book Short Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 BOOKER PRIZE NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE GLOBE AND MAIL, THE GUARDIAN, ESQUIRE, VOGUE, TIME, THE WASHINGTON POST, THE TIMES (UK) ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SUMMER 2021 READING LIST The magnificent new novel from Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro--author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day. “The Sun always has ways to reach us.” From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans. In Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

Never Let Me Go

By J.J. McAvoy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : NYLA
  • Book Code : 1641970545
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 299
  • Pdf File: never-let-me-go.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Dorian Rhys-Gallagher has just lost his twin brother, Donovan, from the same addiction that killed both of his parents. On his deathbed, Donovan confessed to abandoning his then girlfriend, Luella “Lulu” Thorne, 5 years ago, when she told him she was pregnant. High, and drunk at the time, he broke her heart, stole all of her savings, and left her alone without a word. Used to righting his brother’s wrongs, Dorian makes it his mission to find Lulu and the child his brother left behind. What he didn’t expect to find–his brother’s actions led to Lulu becoming an escort...one he himself had fallen for. With so many obstacles in their path, will true love find a way?

The Coma

By Alex Garland
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440628300
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 511
  • Pdf File: the-coma.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When Carl awakens from a coma after being attacked on a subway train, life around him feels unfamiliar, even strange. He arrives at his best friend's house without remembering how he got there; he seems to be having an affair with his secretary, which is pleasant but surprising. He starts to notice distortions in his experience, strange leaps in his perception of time. Is he truly reacting with the outside world, he wonders, or might he be terribly mistaken? So begins a dark psychological drama that raises questions about the the human psyche, dream versus reality, and the boundaries of consciousness. As Carl grapples with his predicament, Alex Garland - author of The Beach and the screenplay for 28 Days Later, plays with conventions and questions our assumptions about the way we exist in the world, even as it draws us into the unsettling and haunting book about a lost suitcase and a forgotten identity.

A Pale View of Hills

By Kazuo Ishiguro
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 0571249337
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 199
  • Pdf File: a-pale-view-of-hills.pdf

Book Short Summary:

*Kazuo Ishiguro's new novel Klara and the Sun is now available* Kazuo Ishiguro's highly acclaimed debut, first published in 1982, tells the story of Etsuko, a Japanese woman now living alone in England, dwelling on the recent suicide of her daughter. Retreating into the past, she finds herself reliving one particular hot summer in Nagasaki, when she and her friends struggled to rebuild their lives after the war. But then as she recalls her strange friendship with Sachiko - a wealthy woman reduced to vagrancy - the memories take on a disturbing cast. 'A macabre and faultlessly worked enigma.' Sunday Times 'One of the outstanding fictional debuts of recent years.' Observer 'A delicate, ironic, elliptical novel . Its characters are remarkably convincing . but what one remembers is its balance, halfway between elegy and irony.' New York Times Book Review 'An extraordinarily fine first novel . its themes are deceptively large and uncommonly haunting.' Los Angeles Times

The Unconsoled

By Kazuo Ishiguro
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Book Code : 0307367703
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 454
  • Pdf File: the-unconsoled.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the universally acclaimed author of The Remains of the Day comes a mesmerizing novel of completely unexpected mood and matter--a seamless, fictional universe, both wholly unrecognizable and familiar. When the public, day-to-day reality of a renowned pianist takes on a life of its own, he finds himself traversing landscapes that are by turns eerie, comical, and strangely malleable.

Never Let You Go

By Chevy Stevens
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1250034574
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 497
  • Pdf File: never-let-you-go.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Stevens's taut writing and chilling depiction of love twisted beyond recognition make this a compelling read." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "Disturbing, suspenseful, and just a little nerve-wracking." —Library Journal Eleven years ago, Lindsey Nash escaped into the night with her young daughter and left an abusive relationship. Her ex-husband, Andrew, was sent to jail and Lindsey started over with a new life. Now, Lindsey is older and wiser, with her own business and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When Andrew is finally released from prison, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties and left the past behind her. But she gets the sense that someone is watching her, tracking her every move. Her new boyfriend is threatened. Her home is invaded, and her daughter is shadowed. Lindsey is convinced it’s her ex-husband, even though he claims he’s a different person. But has he really changed? Is the one who wants her dead closer to home than she thought? With Never Let You Go, Chevy Stevens delivers a chilling, twisting thriller that crackles with suspense as it explores the darkest heart of love and obsession.

Modern utopia and dystopia in the novel "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro

By Enikő Jakus
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3640913558
  • Total of Pages : 9
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 617
  • Pdf File: modern-utopia-and-dystopia-in-the-novel-never-let-me-go.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: sehr gut, Eötvös Loránd Tudományegytem, language: English, abstract: In this paper – as the title says – I would like to write about utopian and dystopian elements in the modern, contemporary world using a novel from this decade, titled Never Let Me Go (1995) by Kazuo Ishiguro. The novel highlights some deep problems of humanity around the beginning of the 21st century using a combination of utopia and dystopia. On the following pages I present these elements and I also try to interpret them: what problems of modern society they reveal and what solutions they might offer.

Never Let Me Go

By J.J. McAvoy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : NYLA
  • Book Code : 1641970545
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 112
  • Pdf File: never-let-me-go.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Dorian Rhys-Gallagher has just lost his twin brother, Donovan, from the same addiction that killed both of his parents. On his deathbed, Donovan confessed to abandoning his then girlfriend, Luella “Lulu” Thorne, 5 years ago, when she told him she was pregnant. High, and drunk at the time, he broke her heart, stole all of her savings, and left her alone without a word. Used to righting his brother’s wrongs, Dorian makes it his mission to find Lulu and the child his brother left behind. What he didn’t expect to find–his brother’s actions led to Lulu becoming an escort...one he himself had fallen for. With so many obstacles in their path, will true love find a way?

Never Let Me Go

By A.M. Myers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FinLi Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 370
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 643
  • Pdf File: never-let-me-go.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Juliette I woke up in a life I don’t remember. People I don’t recognize keep telling me that this thriving business, beautiful home, and handsome fiance are mine - but none of it feels right. The past five years of my life are a mystery to me and every clue only leads to more questions. Questions that I can’t answer. Lost in an unfamiliar world and overwhelmed by the uncertainty around me, there is only one thing I can do - run. Sawyer Certainly, a smart girl like Juliette knows better than to accept a ride from a stranger, especially a tatted-up biker like me. But the desperate look in her eyes makes it clear she needs help and I can’t say no. The thirteen hour drive back home to Baton Rouge with this mysterious woman in the passenger seat passed in a flash and when we made it to the city, I wasn’t ready to let her go. So I offered to let her crash at my place and I was just as shocked as she was when she said yes. But we had no way of knowing that danger was right on our heels until moments of seemingly bad luck began to add up to real trouble. Finding answers means digging into her past, which is easier said than done since her memories are gone, but I’ll do whatever it takes to protect her. And when all this is over, I will fight just as hard to make her mine.

Never Let Me Go

By Joan Smith
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Belgrave House
  • Book Code : 1610843207
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 526
  • Pdf File: never-let-me-go.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Belle Savage, American romance writer, rents a cottage in England for inspiration. And she finds her Regency hero. Only he’s a ghost, who entangles her in the past, where Arabella Comstock’s tragic story pours from Belle’s pen. When the Lord Raventhorpe of Regency days finally learns the truth, will the contemporary lord also find his destiny? Regency/Contemporary Paranormal Romance by Joan Smith; originally published by Fawcett

Never Let Me Go

By Kianna Alexander
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1492647055
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 599
  • Pdf File: never-let-me-go.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Tender, emotional contemporary romance—you'll fall in love with this band-of-brothers and the strong women they're determined to win. Architect Maxwell Devers is laser-focused on winning the contract to build a new cultural arts center—his biggest project yet. But as a single dad of a beautiful baby girl, he has to find some help if he's going to stay on track. Yvonne Markham is thrilled to get her first nanny assignment. She knows the high-paying job will speed her progress toward owning a child care center of her own. Maxwell's daughter is a delight, and she quickly comes to love the bouncing baby girl. Falling for her handsome new boss, however, was not part of the plan... Hang on to your heartstrings: This multicultural romance features a single father, a sweet baby daughter, and the nanny who falls in love with them both. Enjoy all the books in the Southern Gentleman series. "A lush, beautifully written story about the indelible mark of first love. Intelligent, fresh, and utterly lovely."—KRISTAN HIGGINS, #1 New York Times bestelling author, for Back to Your Love

Study and Revise for GCSE: Never Let Me Go

By Susan Elkin,Sue Bennett,Dave Stockwin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hodder Education
  • Book Code : 1471854604
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 816
  • Pdf File: study-and-revise-for-gcse.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Exam Board: AQA, OCR, WJEC, WJEC Eduqas Level: GCSE (9-1) Subject: English literature First teaching: September 2015 First exams: Summer 2017 Enable students to achieve their best grade in GCSE English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise Never Let Me Go throughout the course. This Study and Revise guide: - Increases students' knowledge of Never Let Me Go as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners - Develops understanding of plot, characterisation, themes and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their exam responses - Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text - Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, annotated sample student answers and tips for reaching the next grade - Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay - Provides opportunities for students to review their learning and identify their revision needs with knowledge-based questions at the end of each chapter

Every Boy I Ever Kissed

By Nellwyn Lampert
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1459745647
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 769
  • Pdf File: every-boy-i-ever-kissed.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sex was supposed to be easy. But for Nellwyn, losing her virginity was anything but simple and nothing went according to plan in the bedroom. In this coming-of-age memoir, Nellwyn looks back on her experiences with humour and insight to explore what true liberation and empowerment may look like for young women today.

The Mental Load

By Emma
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Book Code : 160980919X
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 265
  • Pdf File: the-mental-load.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A new voice in comics is incisive, funny, and fiercely feminist. "The mental load. It's incessant, gnawing, exhausting, and disproportionately falls to women. You know the scene--you're making dinner, calling the plumber/doctor/mechanic, checking homework and answering work emails--at the same time. All the while, you are being peppered with questions by your nearest and dearest 'where are my shoes?, 'do we have any cheese?...'" --Australian Broadcasting Corp on Emma's comic In her first book of comic strips, Emma reflects on social and feminist issues by means of simple line drawings, dissecting the mental load, ie all that invisible and unpaid organizing, list-making and planning women do to manage their lives, and the lives of their family members. Most of us carry some form of mental load--about our work, household responsibilities, financial obligations and personal life; but what makes up that burden and how it's distributed within households and understood in offices is not always equal or fair. In her strips Emma deals with themes ranging from maternity leave (it is not a vacation!), domestic violence, the clitoris, the violence of the medical world on women during childbirth, and other feminist issues, and she does so in a straightforward way that is both hilarious and deadly serious.. If you're not laughing, you're probably crying in recognition. Emma's comics also address the everyday outrages and absurdities of immigrant rights, income equality, and police violence. Emma has over 300,000 followers on Facebook, her comics have been. shared 215,000 times, and have elicited comments from 21,000 internet users. An article about her in the French magazine L'Express drew 1.8 million views--a record since the site was created. And her comic has just been picked up by The Guardian. Many women will recognize themselves in THE MENTAL LOAD, which is sure to stir a wide ranging, important debate on what it really means to be a woman today.

Things We Didn't See Coming

By Steven Amsterdam
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0307378918
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 600
  • Pdf File: things-we-didn-t-see-coming.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Michael Williams, in Melbourne’s The Age, wrote of this award-winning, dazzling debut collection, “By turns horrific and beautiful . . . Humanity at its most fractured and desolate . . . Often moving, frequently surprising, even blackly funny . . . Things We Didn’t See Coming is terrific.” This is just one of the many rave reviews that appeared on the Australian publication of these nine connected stories set in a not-too-distant dystopian future in a landscape at once utterly fantastic and disturbingly familiar. Richly imagined, dark, and darkly comic, the stories follow the narrator over three decades as he tries to survive in a world that is becoming increasingly savage as cataclysmic events unfold one after another. In the first story, “What We Know Now”—set in the eve of the millennium, when the world as we know it is still recognizable—we meet the then-nine-year-old narrator fleeing the city with his parents, just ahead of a Y2K breakdown. The remaining stories capture the strange—sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes funny—circumstances he encounters in the no-longer-simple act of survival; trying to protect squatters against floods in a place where the rain never stops, being harassed (and possibly infected) by a man sick with a virulent flu, enduring a job interview with an unstable assessor who has access to all his thoughts, taking the gravely ill on adventure tours. But we see in each story that, despite the violence and brutality of his days, the narrator retains a hold on his essential humanity—and humor. Things We Didn’t See Coming is haunting, restrained, and beautifully crafted—a stunning debut.

The Girl with Ghost Eyes

By M. H. Boroson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1940456452
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 461
  • Pdf File: the-girl-with-ghost-eyes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“The Girl with Ghost Eyes is a fun, fun read. Martial arts and Asian magic set in Old San Francisco make for a fresh take on urban fantasy, a wonderful story that kept me up late to finish.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs It’s the end of the nineteenth century in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and ghost hunters from the Maoshan traditions of Daoism keep malevolent spiritual forces at bay. Li-lin, the daughter of a renowned Daoshi exorcist, is a young widow burdened with yin eyes—the unique ability to see the spirit world. Her spiritual visions and the death of her husband bring shame to Li-lin and her father—and shame is not something this immigrant family can afford. When a sorcerer cripples her father, terrible plans are set in motion, and only Li-lin can stop them. To aid her are her martial arts and a peachwood sword, her burning paper talismans, and a wisecracking spirit in the form of a human eyeball tucked away in her pocket. Navigating the dangerous alleys and backrooms of a male-dominated Chinatown, Li-lin must confront evil spirits, gangsters, and soulstealers before the sorcerer’s ritual summons an ancient evil that could burn Chinatown to the ground. With a rich and inventive historical setting, nonstop martial arts action, authentic Chinese magic, and bizarre monsters from Asian folklore, The Girl with Ghost Eyes is also the poignant story of a young immigrant searching to find her place beside the long shadow of a demanding father and the stigma of widowhood. In a Chinatown caught between tradition and modernity, one woman may be the key to holding everything together. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

The Door That Led to Where

By Sally Gardner
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hot Key Books
  • Book Code : 1471401103
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 958
  • Pdf File: the-door-that-led-to-where.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When the present offers no hope for the future, the answers may lie in the past AJ Flynn has just failed all but one of his GCSEs, and his future is looking far from rosy. So when he is offered a junior position at a London law firm he hopes his life is about to change - but he could never have imagined by how much. Tidying up the archive one day, AJ finds an old key, mysteriously labelled with his name and date of birth - and he becomes determined to find the door that fits the key. And so begins an amazing journey to a very real and tangible past - 1830, to be precise - where the streets of modern Clerkenwell are replaced with cobbles and carts, and the law can be twisted to suit a villain's means. Although life in 1830 is cheap, AJ and his friends quickly find that their own lives have much more value. They've gone from sad youth statistics to young men with purpose - and at the heart of everything lies a crime that only they can solve. But with enemies all around, can they unravel the mysteries of the past, before it unravels them? A fast-paced mystery novel by one of the country's finest writers, and a UKLA Book Awards 2016 shortlisted title, THE DOOR THAT LED TO WHERE will delight, surprise and mesmerise all those who read it.

Ambergris: City of Saints and Madmen; Shriek: An Afterword; Finch

By Jeff VanderMeer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Book Code : 0771093462
  • Total of Pages : 880
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 875
  • Pdf File: ambergris.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From New York Times bestselling author Jeff VanderMeer comes the one-volume reissue of his cult classic Ambergris Trilogy: City of Saints and Madmen, Finch, and Shriek: An Afterword. Before Area X, there was Ambergris. Jeff VanderMeer conceived what would become his first cult classic series of speculative works: The Ambergris Trilogy. Now, for the first time ever, the story of the sprawling metropolis of Ambergris is collected into a single volume, including City of Saints and Madmen, Finch: An Afterword, and Shriek.

The Breach

By Patrick Lee
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061962058
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 604
  • Pdf File: the-breach.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Audacious and terrifying—and uncannily believable.” —Lee Child New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series, Lee Child, was blown away by The Breach—and you will be, too! A novel of unrelenting suspense and nonstop surprises, The Breach immediately rockets author Patrick Lee into the V.I.P. section of the thriller universe. A treat for Jack Bauer (“24”) fans and “X-Files” aficionados, it is a white-knuckle roller-coaster ride that combines the best of Dean Koontz and Michael Crichton with a healthy dollop of Indiana Jones thrown into the mix—the perfect secret agent/government conspiracy/supernatural adventure.

Stripped of Humanity. Dehumanization in Kazuo Ishiguro ́s "Never Let Me Go"

By Kinga Gmiat
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3656689709
  • Total of Pages : 20
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 266
  • Pdf File: stripped-of-humanity-dehumanization-in-kazuo-ishiguro-s-never-let-me-go.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, University of Dusseldorf "Heinrich Heine" (English and American Studies), course: Narrating the (dis)eased body, language: English, abstract: The meaning of humanity and dignity becomes more and more essential nowadays and a key concept in our ethical thinking in the world of modern biopolitics, possible future cloning and organ donations. The topic addresses every single one of us, since it deals with our lives and basic human rights. The Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben deals with the concept of those, whose human rights are taken away. In his work entitled Homo Sacer. Sovereign Power and Bare Life he presents the concept of a dehumanized protagonist figuring as “homo sacer”, a bad and impure man, whose life is considered to be unworthy. He proposes an idea of this figure, which is still applicable in our modern times. He links this idea ultimately to the concept of sovereignty, to whom homo sacer corresponds and with whom he correlates. The depiction of this figure and his counterpart, the sovereignty, will be closely looked at and after that Michel Foucault ́s definition of biopolitics and the relation to life and death will be given. Afterwards, we will look at Kazuo Ishiguro ́s novel Never Let Me Go, in which these concepts take shape. The novel deals with young students, who are destined to donate their vital organs before they reach middle age. We will analyze the relationship between these students and the figure of homo sacer. The character of sovereignty that comes into existence with the help of the guardians who accompany these students, will also be elaborated. We will focus on these concepts related to biopolitics and figure out, how the characters in Kazuo Ishiguro ́s novel are stripped of humanity.

Adorno and Literature

By David Cunningham,Nigel Mapp
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1847141838
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 307
  • Pdf File: adorno-and-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Despite the recent upsurge of interest in Theodor Adorno's work, his literary writings are generally under-represented. However, literature is a central element in his aesthetic theory. Bringing together original essays from a distinguished international group of contributors, this book offers a wide ranging account of the literary components of Adorno's thinking. It is divided into three sections, dealing with the concept of literature, with poetry, and with modernity and the novel respectively. At the same time, the book provides a clear sense of the unique qualities of Adorno's philosophy of literature by critically relating his work to a number of other influential theorists and theories including contemporary postmodernist theory and cultural studies.

Goliath

By Tochi Onyebuchi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tordotcom
  • Book Code : 1250782961
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 172
  • Pdf File: goliath.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A New York Times Editors' Choice Pick! A Most Anticipated Pick for USA Today | Bustle | Buzzfeed | Goodreads | Nerdist | io9 | WBUR | Polygon | The New Scientist "In this ambitious novel, dense with perspectives and social commentary, Onyebuchi dreams up disparate lives in a crumbling future America—with gentrifiers returning to Earth from space colonies and laborers trying to make a precarious living—while leaving room for moments of beauty and humor."—The New York Times, Editors' Choice In his adult novel debut, Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and NAACP Image Award finalist and ALA Alex and New England Book Award winner Tochi Onyebuchi delivers a sweeping science fiction epic in the vein of Samuel R. Delany and Station Eleven. In the 2050s, Earth has begun to empty. Those with the means and the privilege have departed the great cities of the United States for the more comfortable confines of space colonies. Those left behind salvage what they can from the collapsing infrastructure. As they eke out an existence, their neighborhoods are being cannibalized. Brick by brick, their houses are sent to the colonies, what was once a home now a quaint reminder for the colonists of the world that they wrecked. A primal biblical epic flung into the future, Goliath weaves together disparate narratives—a space-dweller looking at New Haven, Connecticut as a chance to reconnect with his spiraling lover; a group of laborers attempting to renew the promises of Earth’s crumbling cities; a journalist attempting to capture the violence of the streets; a marshal trying to solve a kidnapping—into a richly urgent mosaic about race, class, gentrification, and who is allowed to be the hero of any history. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

21st-Century Gothic

By Danel Olson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 9780810877290
  • Total of Pages : 710
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 631
  • Pdf File: 21st-century-gothic.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Selected by a poll of more than 180 Gothic specialists, the fifty-three original works discussed in 21st-Century Gothic represent the most impressive Gothic novels written around the world between 2000-2010.

Skateboard Tough

By Matt Christopher
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0316045802
  • Total of Pages : 162
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 105
  • Pdf File: skateboard-tough.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As soon as Brett Thyson steps on "The Lizard", the mysterious skateboard he unearthed in his backyard, he can feel its power. It glides smoothly and effortlessly, but Brett can't shake off the feeling that there's something not quite right about it.

The Novel Cure

By Ella Berthoud,Susan Elderkin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Book Code : 0143190202
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 182
  • Pdf File: the-novel-cure.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A novel is a story, a collection of experiences transmitted from the mind of one to the mind of another. It offers a way to unwind, a way to focus, a way to learn about life—dis­traction, entertainment, and diversion. But it can also be something much more powerful. When read at the right time in your life, a novel can—quite literally—change it. The Novel Cure is a reminder of that power. To create this apothecary, the authors have trawled through two thousand years of literature for the most brilliant minds and engrossing reads. Structured like a reference book, it allows readers to simply look up their ailment, whether it be agoraphobia, boredom, or midlife crisis, then they are given the name of a novel to read as the antidote.

Real Life

By Brandon Taylor
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0525538909
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 522
  • Pdf File: real-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A FINALIST for the Booker Prize, the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, the VCU/Cabell First Novelist Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, the NYPL Young Lions Award, and the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award “A blistering coming of age story” —O: The Oprah Magazine Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Public Library, Vanity Fair, Elle, NPR, The Guardian, The Paris Review, Harper's Bazaar, Financial Times, Huffington Post, BBC, Shondaland, Barnes & Noble, Vulture, Thrillist, Vice, Self, Electric Literature, and Shelf Awareness A novel of startling intimacy, violence, and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town, from an electric new voice. Almost everything about Wallace is at odds with the Midwestern university town where he is working uneasily toward a biochem degree. An introverted young man from Alabama, black and queer, he has left behind his family without escaping the long shadows of his childhood. For reasons of self-preservation, Wallace has enforced a wary distance even within his own circle of friends—some dating each other, some dating women, some feigning straightness. But over the course of a late-summer weekend, a series of confrontations with colleagues, and an unexpected encounter with an ostensibly straight, white classmate, conspire to fracture his defenses while exposing long-hidden currents of hostility and desire within their community. Real Life is a novel of profound and lacerating power, a story that asks if it’s ever really possible to overcome our private wounds, and at what cost.

Storming Heaven: A Novel

By Denise Giardina
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 9780393076264
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 877
  • Pdf File: storming-heaven.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the story of the miners and the union they wanted, of the people who loved them and the people who wanted to kill their dreams. Annadel, West Virginia, was a small town rich in coal, farms, and close-knit families, all destroyed when the coal company came in. It stole everything it hadn't bothered to buy—land deeds, private homes, and ultimately, the souls of its men and women. Four people tell this powerful, deeply moving tale: Activist Mayor C. J. Marcum. Fierce, loveless union man Rondal Lloyd. Gutsy nurse Carrie Bishop, who loved Rondal. And lonely, Sicilian immigrant Rosa Angelelli, who lost four sons to the deadly mines. They all bear witness to nearly forgotten events of history, culminating in the final, tragic Battle of Blair Mountain—when the United States Army greeted ten thousand unemployed pro-union miners with airplanes, bombs, and poison gas. It was the first crucial battle of a war that has yet to be won.

Oryx and Crake

By Margaret Atwood
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Book Code : 0307400840
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 413
  • Pdf File: oryx-and-crake.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A stunning and provocative new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize. Margaret Atwood’s new novel is so utterly compelling, so prescient, so relevant, so terrifyingly-all-too-likely-to-be-true, that readers may find their view of the world forever changed after reading it. This is Margaret Atwood at the absolute peak of her powers. For readers of Oryx and Crake, nothing will ever look the same again. The narrator of Atwood's riveting novel calls himself Snowman. When the story opens, he is sleeping in a tree, wearing an old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. He searches for supplies in a wasteland where insects proliferate and pigoons and wolvogs ravage the pleeblands, where ordinary people once lived, and the Compounds that sheltered the extraordinary. As he tries to piece together what has taken place, the narrative shifts to decades earlier. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the green-eyed Children of Crake, who think of him as a kind of monster, he explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes - into his own past, and back to Crake's high-tech bubble-dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief. With breathtaking command of her shocking material, and with her customary sharp wit and dark humour, Atwood projects us into an outlandish yet wholly believable realm populated by characters who will continue to inhabit our dreams long after the last chapter.

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

By Nancy Guthrie
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Book Code : 1433516187
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 886
  • Pdf File: o-love-that-will-not-let-me-go.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A collection of writings from classical and contemporary theologians and Bible teachers encouraging believers to face death with a firm and confident belief in the character and promises of God.