It S Only A Nightmare

Autore: R. L. Stine
Editore: Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780590767859
Grandezza: 50,67 MB
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Readers are placed in the character of a young person who is spending the night at a strange inn and suffering horrible nightmares about being changed into a bat, parents turning into aliens, and more. Original.

This Is Just A Nightmare

Autore: John A. Deering
ISBN: 0557714419
Grandezza: 26,64 MB
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This is a 60-page play, action / adventure / horror.Here's the description, taken from the back cover:Picture this. One night, as you lay in bed, three men break into your house and drag you out of your own bed, kicking and screaming, to an unknown location!You're strapped to a table. Wires are plugged into your head. A machine powers on, and you immediately go unconscious . . . and enter an artificial dream-state. You're asleep, and having a dream, but the dream can be influenced by a computer. The three men who dragged you out of bed have put you in this test because you are the first test subject of human testing - whether you like it or not.This is the situation William Cumberland has found himself in. Now that he's in the nightmare, he has no other choice. If he wants to make it out alive, he's just going to have to go through the ten tests and make it all the way to the end.After all . . . it's only a nightmare.

Its Only Blood

Autore: Anna Dahlqvist
Editore: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1786992655
Grandezza: 13,22 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 4605

Across the world, 2 billion people experience menstruation, yet menstruation is seen as a mark of shame. We are told not to discuss it in public, that tampons and sanitary pads should be hidden away, the blood rendered invisible. In many parts of the world, poverty, culture and religion collide causing the taboo around menstruation to have grave consequences. Younger people who menstruate are deterred from going to school, adults from work, infections are left untreated. The shame is universal and the silence a global rule. In It’s Only Blood Anna Dahlqvist tells the shocking but always moving stories of why and how people from Sweden to Bangladesh, from the United States to Uganda, are fighting back against the shame.

King And Joker

Autore: Peter Dickinson
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497684498
Grandezza: 60,25 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9007

In the cavernous halls of Buckingham Palace, a series of pranks lead to murder in this mystery by CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson Princess Louise and her father, King Victor II of England, agree that life has become painfully dull. When she’s not in school, Louise spends her days roaming the palace and fulfilling her royal duties while her father fusses over budgets and attempts to keep his family out of the tabloids. So when a prankster begins placing frogs on the breakfast trays, Louise delights in the break from routine—as does King Victor. But this innocent mischief soon escalates into bloodshed when a body is found in the palace. In an attempt to quell his family’s panic, King Victor resolves to catch the killer. At last he has a purpose—but the palace may be in greater danger than either he or Louise suspects.

The Guilt Project

Autore: Vanessa Place
Editore: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 159051386X
Grandezza: 20,50 MB
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Vista: 5716

An English court in 1736 described rape as an accusation “easily to be made and hard to be proved, and harder to be defended by the party accused, though never so innocent. ”To prove the crime, the law required a woman to physically resist, to put up a “hue and cry,” as evidence of her unwillingness. Beginning in the 1970s, however, feminist and victim-advocacy groups began changing attitudes toward rape so the crime is now seen as violent in itself: the legal definition of rape now includes everything from the sadistic serial rapist to the eighteen-year-old who has consensual sex with a fourteen-year-old. This inclusiveness means there are now more rapists among us. And more of rape’s camp followers: the prison-makers, the community watchdogs, law-and-order politicians, and the real-crime/real-time entertainment industry. Vanessa Place examines the ambiguity of rape law by presenting cases where guilt lies, but lies uneasily, and leads into larger ethical questions of what defines guilt, what is justice, and what is considered just punishment. Assuming a society can and must be judged by the way it treats its most despicable members, The Guilt Project looks at the way the American legal system defines, prosecutes, and punishes sex offenders, how this Dateline NBC justice has transformed our conception of who is guilty and how they ought to be treated, and how this has come to undo our deeper humanity

Nightmare Country

Autore: Marlys Millhiser
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504010205
Grandezza: 14,61 MB
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Thousands of miles apart, a man and a woman dream of each other, unaware that they’re bound together by an otherworldly evil that will threaten everyone they love Tamara Whelan and her sullen adolescent daughter have just arrived in the isolated Wyoming mining town of Iron Mountain. The financially strapped single mother has accepted a teaching job, replacing someone who died under suspicious circumstances. As Tamara struggles to adjust to life among superstitious neighbors in an unforgiving place, she’s plagued by horrifying night visions of a strange man and an unfamiliar beach that glistens in the moonlight. Unbeknownst to her, the man, Thad Alexander, is real. He lives in Belize and has been dreaming about her as well. These two strangers find their lives increasingly intertwined as mysterious and menacing extraterrestrial technology allows them to read each other’s minds and become intimately familiar with each other’s worlds. Amid natural disasters and inexplicable vanishings, Thad and Tamara find themselves at the tumultuous center of a titanic battle between love and destruction, waged by forces beyond their control. A novel that expands the boundaries of the paranormal, Nightmare Country tackles weighty issues of time, love, loss, and the impermanence of life.

Evil Gods And Reckless Saviours

Autore: Timo Eskola
Editore: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630875945
Grandezza: 39,91 MB
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Late twentieth-century Jesus novels carve out a completely new picture of Jesus. Those written by Norman Mailer, Jose Saramago, Michèle Roberts, Marianne Fredriksson, and Ki Longfellow, among others, provide inversive revisions of the canonical Gospels. Their adaptations often turn into a critique of the whole of Christian history. The contrast novels investigated in this study end up with appropriations that are based on prototypical rewriting. They aim at the rehabilitation of Judas, and some of them make Mary Magdalene the key figure of Christianity. Saramago describes God as a bloodthirsty tyrant, and Mailer makes God battle the devil in a Manichaen sense as with an equal. The main result of this intertextual analysis is that these authors have adopted Nietzschean ideas in their writing. An attack on the so-called biblical slave morality and violent concept of God deprives Jesus of his Jewish messianic identity, makes Old Testament law a contradiction of life, calls sacrificial soteriology a violent paradigm supporting oppression, and presents God as a cruel monster. As a result, Jewish faith appears in a negative light. Apparently, Western culture still harbours anti-Judaic attitudes, albeit hidden beneath sentiments of equality and tolerance. Timo Eskola skillfully shows that despite the evident post-Holocaust consciousness present in the novels, they actually adopt an arrogant and ironic refutation of Jewish beliefs and Old Testament faith.

Nightmare Stalkers Dream Walkers

Autore: Horrified Press
ISBN: 1291590013
Grandezza: 33,56 MB
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Welcome to the dreaded night realm... lingering just beneath your eyelids, where the hellish things borne of fear eagerly await your arrival. Prepare to be whiplashed to the darkest regions of 32 wicked minds, and forced to stare into their collective abyss. This world is chock-full of the stuff dreams are made of, but more than likely, if you find yourself in the minds of one of these authors, you'll awaken to a nightmare. This fear you're experiencing is like a virus, it will spread to every inch of your body, sending not only a chill down your spine but reaching into the very depths of your soul... You'll journey to the darkest corners of these author's minds, as you confront the living, breathing entity that is fear. Edited by Suzie Lockhart & Bruce Lockhart 2nd.

Nightmare Eve

Autore: L.K. Scott
ISBN: 1312654325
Grandezza: 62,86 MB
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Vista: 7763

According to ancient legend, a ritual performed on the Eve of Nightmares will devour the town in eternal darkness. On vacation travel journalist and bride-to-be Evelyn Harris suffered the loss of her fiance and step-daughter. Months later, while researching the historical village of Amherst, a tormented spirit takes residence in her home. Believing there is a connection between them and the death of her fiance, Evelyn sets out on a pilgrimage for truth, her only clue: a wallet made from human flesh. Once night falls an evil presence settles over the charming community of Amherst. Nightmare creatures inhabit the dilapidated buildings and a serial killer stalks the streets. In order for Evelyn to save herself and the remaining survivors she must unearth the truth about the town's history and confront her darkest fear."

The Nightmare Chronicles

Autore: Douglas Clegg
Editore: Alkemara Press
ISBN: 0979686296
Grandezza: 12,96 MB
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Vista: 705

From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes the Bram Stoker Award-winning collection The Nightmare Chronicles -- 13 spine-tingling tales of dark mystery, supernatural thrills and twisted horror which "can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby, " says bestselling author Dean Koontz. “Clegg brings his stories together with a chilling fictive conceit....The effect is dangerously seductive.” -- Locus “Clegg's (The Halloween Man, etc.) collection of 13 tales takes risks and is full of passions that sometimes burst forth violently…Clegg's use of innovative metaphors catapults each story beyond a landscape crowded with the horror genre's usual monsters and madmen into a territory he alone can claim.” – Publisher’s Weekly “…Like M. R. James, Douglas Clegg can ‘write about the vile and horrific without seeming to smear it over himself or you.’ Like Shirley Jackson he has an understated precision of language and the ability to portray his characters emotionally in a wickedly effective manner. And, like Stephen King, he loves to tell stories and tells them well. At the same time, Clegg is a thoroughly modern writer...Without doubt, one of the best collections of the year. -- DarkEcho “Every story is perfectly different and definitely unlike any other horror novel/film I’ve read or watched…all of them have their images that could come back to you in your dreams.” – Doubleshot Reviews. “Clegg writes some of the most harrowing, unforgettable tales you're ever likely to come upon.. Clegg's best stories…slip into your subconscious and stay with you well beyond the last turning of the page...” – The Chiaroscuro “I was truly impressed with this collection, and was not surprised to learn that it received the 1999 International Horror Guild Award for Best Collection, and the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection.” – Casual Debris Contains the short stories "Underworld" "O Rare and Most Exquisite" "The Rendering Man" "The Fruit of Her Womb" "The Hurting Season" "Chosen" "The Night Before Alec Got Married" "Only Connect" "The Little Mermaid," "Damned If You Do" "The Ripening Sweetness of Late Afternoon" Plus the acclaimed novelettes, "White Chapel" and "I Am Infinite, I Contain Multitudes."

The Nightmare Of A Positivision

Autore: Louise Uwacu
Editore: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781438934440
Grandezza: 13,97 MB
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She affirms that the recession is barely Economic. Ask her about loss before you give up. She believes that since there will be no money transfers into the next world; you should be more concerned with how to gain Free access to paradise even while you are still alive. This is the True Story of Louise Uwacu. A Canadian Author and Talk Show Host, born in Rwanda. She became a refugee at age 17 after the widely infamous Rwandan Genocide in 1994. And yet she still dreamt of traveling the world. When she could not get a visa to escape the harsh realities of being a refugee in Africa, she obtained a fake passport and found her own way to North America through Europe. Once she set foot in her promised land she wanted to live it all out and enjoy what she calls her after life on planet Earth ! But soon enough reality kicked in and as she recounts in this book, she came to find that surviving peace was so much harder than escaping war. Because at peace you have time to think, and even worse: you are free to chose who to be ! This book will uplift those going through challenging times. Louise Uwacu reminds the reader that chaos doesn't just happen to Africans. It happens to all those who do not truly appreciate how blessed they are. She writes that if she can land in North America with 30 $ in her pockets and make it through, you have no reasons for giving up. Even if your government now owes billions to foreign banks you know nothing about. This book published 15 years after she left her home, is the real story of a fearless being who refuses to die just because the powerful have stopped caring. It is the actual tale of one woman determined to conquer all the nightmares of her previous life. She does so with a passion and conviction that will inspire a POSITIVISION* in all our lives.

The Air Conditioned Nightmare

Autore: Henry Miller
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811221385
Grandezza: 21,74 MB
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Vista: 6308

His stories and essays celebrate those rare individuals (famous and obscure) whose creative resilience and mere existence oppose the mechanization of minds and souls. In 1939, after ten years as an expatriate, Henry Miller returned to the United States with a keen desire to see what his native land was really like—to get to the roots of the American nature and experience. He set out on a journey that was to last three years, visiting many sections of the country and making friends of all descriptions. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare is the result of that odyssey.

A Soldier S Daughter Never Cries

Autore: Kaylie Jones
Editore: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1617752258
Grandezza: 61,56 MB
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Vista: 3952

Every page is a joy."—Sue Harrison, Self Magazine ". . . discerning, brightly written . . . Highly recommended."—Library Journal With a brand new author's introduction and a previously unpublished chapter. The inspiration for the Merchant Ivory film starring Kris Kristofferson and Barbara Hershey, a rich and poignant family story from the daughter of novelist James Jones (From Here to Eternity). Based on the author's early years in Paris with her famous father.

Nightmare Alley

Autore: William Lindsay Gresham
Editore: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590174283
Grandezza: 26,65 MB
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Nightmare Alley begins with an extraordinary description of a freak-show geek—alcoholic and abject and the object of the voyeuristic crowd’s gleeful disgust and derision—going about his work at a county fair. Young Stan Carlisle is working as a carny, and he wonders how a man could fall so low. There’s no way in hell, he vows, that anything like that will ever happen to him. And since Stan is clever and ambitious and not without a useful streak of ruthlessness, soon enough he’s going places. Onstage he plays the mentalist with a cute bimbo (before long his harried wife), then he graduates to full-blown spiritualist, catering to the needs of the rich and gullible in their well-upholstered homes. It looks like the world is Stan’s for the taking. At least for now.

The Nightmare War

Autore: James Antell
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469113899
Grandezza: 13,49 MB
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The Nightmare War is a work of speculative fiction that plays with the notion of closed loops of time. Each of the fourteen chapters contains a complete narrative incident with a beginning, a middle, and an end. Each narrative incident is followed by an appended commentary (or two) spoken from outside the loop. The fourteen chapters of The Nightmare War collectively tell a story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. That story, however, begins on page 1 somewhere near the ending and ends on page 75 somewhere near the beginning. Careful readers may note that the story ends, chronologically, on page 15 with the phrase, Not another word! But that is not the last word.

Writer S Nightmare

Autore: R K Narayan
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 8184750765
Grandezza: 35,87 MB
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The pick of thirty years of essays from R.K. Narayan, India's greatest English language novelist. R.K. Narayan is perhaps better known as a novelist, but his essays are as delightful and enchanting as his stories and novels. Introducing this selection of essays, Narayan writes, 'I have always been drawn to the personal essay in which you see something of the author himself apart from the theme...the scope for such a composition is unlimited—the mood may be sombre, hilarious or satirical and the theme may range from what the author notices from his window to what he sees in his waste-paper basket to a world cataclysm.' A Writer's Nightmare is the marvellous result of Narayan's liking for the personal essay. In the book, he tackles subjects such as weddings, mathematics, coffee, umbrellas, teachers, newspapers, architecture, monkeys, the caste system, lovers—all sorts of topics, simple and not so simple, which reveal the very essence of India.

Preface Biographical Notice Headlong Hall Melincourt Nightmare Abby

Autore: Thomas Love Peacock
Grandezza: 14,21 MB
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Store Of The Worlds

Autore: Robert Sheckley
Editore: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590175085
Grandezza: 13,14 MB
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Vista: 4993

An NYRB Classics Original Robert Sheckley was an eccentric master of the American short story, and his tales, whether set in dystopic city­scapes, ultramodern advertising agencies, or aboard spaceships lighting out for hostile planets, are among the most startlingly original of the twentieth century. Today, as the new worlds, alternate universes, and synthetic pleasures Sheckley foretold become our reality, his vision begins to look less absurdist and more prophetic. This retrospective selection, chosen by Jonathan Lethem and Alex Abramovich, brings together the best of Sheckley’s deadpan farces, proving once again that he belongs beside such mordant critics of contemporary mores as Bruce Jay Friedman, Terry Southern, and Thomas Pynchon.

Bibi S Rainbow Hilarious Ordeals Of Assimilation

Autore: Majid Amini
ISBN: 1877789003
Grandezza: 60,19 MB
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Bibi's Rainbow is a delightfully narrated novel centered around a large Iranian immigrant family and their old, wise and faithful nanny, Bibi, a talented cook armed with inexhaustible secret recipes, who is resolutely determined to ease the transition of four generations of her "family" into American society. Using her wits and miraculous recipes as weapons, she ultimately manages to avert a "Clash of Civilizations" in their Beverly Hills neighborhood, winning over the hearts and souls of her extended family and their neighbors during the tumultuous period between 1979-2008. It is a tale of the long, sometimes tragic, often-hilarious, journey to assimilation.

Nightmare Alley

Autore: Mark Osteen
Editore: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421408325
Grandezza: 54,38 MB
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Vista: 2222

Desperate young lovers on the lam (They Live by Night), a cynical con man making a fortune as a mentalist (Nightmare Alley), a penniless pregnant girl mistaken for a wealthy heiress (No Man of Her Own), a wounded veteran who has forgotten his own name (Somewhere in the Night)—this gallery of film noir characters challenges the stereotypes of the wise-cracking detective and the alluring femme fatale. Despite their differences, they all have something in common: a belief in self-reinvention. Nightmare Alley is a thorough examination of how film noir disputes this notion at the heart of the American Dream. Central to many of these films, Mark Osteen argues, is the story of an individual trying, by dint of hard work or, more often, illicit enterprises, to overcome his or her origins and achieve material success. In the wake of World War II, the noir genre tested the dream of upward mobility and the ideas of individualism, liberty, equality, and free enterprise that accompany it. Employing an impressive array of theoretical perspectives (including psychoanalysis, art history, feminism, and music theory) and combining close reading with original primary source research, Nightmare Alley proves both the diversity of classic noir and its potency. This provocative and wide-ranging study revises and refreshes our understanding of noir's characters, themes, and cultural significance.