Fiction

Everything's Eventual

14 Dark Tales

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416549854

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 648

A collection of short fiction features "L.T.'s Theory of Pets," "Lunch at the Gotham Cafâe," and "In the Deathroom," as well as "1408," about a writer whose stay in Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel turns his life upside down.
Fiction

Nightmares & Dreamscapes

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439163610

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

View: 9785

New to Pocket Books’ Stephen King backlist—the short story collection containing the story "Dolan’s Cadillac," soon to be released as a feature film starring Christian Slater and Wes Bentley. With numerous unforgettable movies based on his short stories—including Shawshank Redemption, 1408, and The Green Mile—readers will be delighted to rediscover this classic collection, also released as a television mini-series and on DVD. Featuring twenty short horror stories, a television script, an essay, and a poem, Nightmares and Dreamscapes contains unique and chilling plots including everything from dead rock star zombies to evil toys seeking murderous revenge. It will be treasured by King fans new and old.
Science

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385674503

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 6806

One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. From the Hardcover edition.
Music and war

Battle Notes

Music of the Vietnam War

Author: Lee Andresen

Publisher: Savage Press

ISBN: 9781886028593

Category: Music and war

Page: 356

View: 8504

This is the trade paperback second edition of the popular original title
Fiction

Everything You Need

Author: Michael Marshall Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983807148

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 1199

Collects seventeen stories in which a man discovers that his neighbors may not be who they say they are, a disgruntled customer confronts a shopping channel presenter, and a man tries to end the world's biggest lie.
Fiction

Stephen King Goes to the Movies

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416592369

Category: Fiction

Page: 626

View: 2252

A collection of five short stories that have been made into movies includes "The Mangler," in which a skeptical writer investigates a supposedly haunted hotel room that has apparently caused at least forty-two deaths.
Fiction

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Novel, A

Author: Rebecca Wells

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061743364

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5748

“A big, blowzy romp through the rainbow eccentricities of three generations of crazy bayou debutantes.” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution “A very entertaining and, ultimately, deeply moving novel about the complex bonds between mother and daughter.” —Washington Post “Mary McCarthy, Anne Rivers Siddons, and a host of others have portrayed the power and value of female friendships, but no one has done it with more grace, charm, talent, and power than Rebecca Wells.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch The incomparable #1 New York Times bestseller—a book that reigned at the top of the list for an remarkable sixty-eight weeks—Rebecca Wells’s Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a classic of Southern women’s fiction to be read and reread over and over again. A poignant, funny, outrageous, and wise novel about a lifetime friendship between four Southern women, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood brilliantly explores the bonds of female friendship, the often-rocky relationship between mothers and daughters, and the healing power of humor and love, in a story as fresh and uplifting as when it was first published a decade and a half ago. If you haven’t yet met the Ya-Yas, what are you waiting for?
Science

Probability Theory

The Logic of Science

Author: E. T. Jaynes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139435167

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 9222

The standard rules of probability can be interpreted as uniquely valid principles in logic. In this book, E. T. Jaynes dispels the imaginary distinction between 'probability theory' and 'statistical inference', leaving a logical unity and simplicity, which provides greater technical power and flexibility in applications. This book goes beyond the conventional mathematics of probability theory, viewing the subject in a wider context. New results are discussed, along with applications of probability theory to a wide variety of problems in physics, mathematics, economics, chemistry and biology. It contains many exercises and problems, and is suitable for use as a textbook on graduate level courses involving data analysis. The material is aimed at readers who are already familiar with applied mathematics at an advanced undergraduate level or higher. The book will be of interest to scientists working in any area where inference from incomplete information is necessary.
Fiction

Deceptions

Author: Susan Sizemore

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780441009848

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 6598

The long-time Enforcer of Washington, D.C., the vampire Olympias is suddenly faced with challenges to her authority as her devoted human servant becomes restless, a secret government project threatens to expose the existence of vampires, and a vengeful old enemy plots to overthrow her. Reissue.
Fiction

Blind Willie

Author: Stephen King

Publisher:

ISBN: 6050465452

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8097

Blind Willie Stephen King
Fiction

Heart-Shaped Box

A Novel

Author: Joe Hill

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061798304

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4378

Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre: a cookbook for cannibals . . . a used hangman's noose . . . a snuff film. An aging death-metal rock god, his taste for the unnatural is as widely known to his legions of fans as the notorious excesses of his youth. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, an item for sale on the Internet, a thing so terribly strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet. I will "sell" my stepfather's ghost to the highest bidder. . . . For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. He isn't afraid. He has spent a lifetime coping with ghosts—of an abusive father, of the lovers he callously abandoned, of the bandmates he betrayed. What's one more? But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost, no benign conversation piece. It's the real thing. And suddenly the suit's previous owner is everywhere: behind the bedroom door . . . seated in Jude's restored vintage Mustang . . . standing outside his window . . . staring out from his widescreen TV. Waiting—with a gleaming razor blade on a chain dangling from one bony hand. . . . A multiple-award winner for his short fiction, author Joe Hill immediately vaults into the top echelon of dark fantasists with a blood-chilling roller-coaster ride of a novel, a masterwork brimming with relentless thrills and acid terror.
Short stories, American

This Is Where It Gets Interesting

Author: John H. Matthews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615644752

Category: Short stories, American

Page: 193

View: 9473

Psychics. Hostages. Teenage Geniuses. 28 darkly-comic stories. A dose of fiction unlike anything else. "Matthews' marvelously entertaining debut short story collection is equal parts hysterically zany and forebodingly dark...An eccentric collection of fantastical, funny and puzzling tales." - Kirkus Reviews
Fiction

It. Movie Tie-In

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Hodder

ISBN: 9781473666931

Category: Fiction

Page: 1379

View: 8678

Derry, Maine is just an ordinary town : familiar, well- ordered for the most part, a good place to live. It is a group of children who see - and feel - what makes Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurks, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes IT appears as an evil clown named Pennywise and sometimes IT reaches up, seizing, tearing, killing... Time passes and the children grow up, move away and forget. Until they are called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirs and coils in the sullen depths of their memories, emerging again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.
History

True Ghost Stories and Eerie Legends from America's Most Haunted Neighborhood

Author: David Domine

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494289010

Category: History

Page: 310

View: 5090

The most haunted neighborhood in America? That's what many are calling Old Louisville, an extensive preservation district with hundreds of old mansions and beautiful homes in Kentucky's largest city. Wherever you go in this eye-popping neighborhood, it seems that a haunted house is not far away. Or a haunted church, a haunted street corner, or a haunted park. Over the last decade, so many stories of paranormal activity have surfaced that Old Louisville has gained the reputation as being one of the spookiest locations in the country. David Dominé discovered this for himself after purchasing an old home on Old Louisville's famed Millionaires Row in 1999. A self-proclaimed skeptic, the food writer dismissed rumors of a mischievous resident poltergeist named Lucy when he moved in, but he quickly found himself at a loss to explain the disembodied footsteps and mysterious odors that seemed to plague the old house. Soon, he was talking to neighbors and fellow homeowners, and it seemed that everyone had stories of strange events and supernatural occurrences in their own dwellings. As a result, David set out to document and research these reports and began writing about the neighborhood; in the process he uncovered a wealth of fascinating history and ghostly tales that convinced him this historic neighborhood is like no other in the country. If you liked David Dominé's Ghosts of Old Louisville series, you'll love True Ghost Stories and Eerie Legends from America's Most Haunted Neighborhood. Edited and updated, this collection brings together the most popular and chilling tales from his previous books about one of the most fascinating neighborhoods in the country.
Fiction

Stephen King Box Set

Mr. Mercedes, Everything's Eventual, Lisey's Story

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 9781501129803

Category: Fiction

Page: 1440

View: 9705

This box set features three bestselling works from internationally famous horror author, Stephen King. The undisputed King of Horror delivers in these three spine-tingling books that are sure to keep you up at night. Lisey’s Story is the story of a writer’s widow who must confront his demons after his death. Two years ago, Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, an award-winning, bestselling novelist and a very complicated man. Lisey knew there was a place Scott went—a place that both terrified and healed him, that could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live. Now it’s Lisey’s turn to face Scott’s demons, Lisey’s turn to go to Boo’ya Moon. What begins as a widow’s effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited. Perhaps King’s most personal and powerful novel, Lisey’s Story is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love. Featuring fourteen horrific short stories, Everything’s Eventual is King in terrifying top form with stories that will keep you awake until daybreak. King takes readers down a road less traveled (for good reason) in the blockbuster ebook “Riding the Bullet.” Bad table service turns bloody when you stop in for “Lunch at the Gotham Café,” and terror becomes déjà vu all over again when you get “That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French.” Enter a nightmarish mindscape of unrelenting horror and shocking revelations that could only come from the imagination of the greatest storyteller of our time. Buckle your seatbelts for Mr. Mercedes. In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. In this high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.
Fiction

Dolores Claiborne

Author: Stephen King

Publisher:

ISBN: 6050465630

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1446

Dolores Claiborne has a story to tell. But not quite what the police had expected. Dolores Claiborne has a confession to make... She will take her time. Won’t be hurried. Will do it her way, sparing neither details nor feelings. Hers or anyone else’s. This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Truth that takes you to the edge of darkness. Dolores Claiborne has a story to tell and you’d better pay attention – or else.
Literary Criticism

Stephen King

A Literary Companion

Author: Rocky Wood

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078645850X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 1805

This companion provides a two-part introduction to best-selling author Stephen King, whose enormous popularity over the years has gained him an audience well beyond readers of horror fiction, the genre with which he is most often associated. Part I considers the reception of King's work, the film adaptations that they gave rise to, the fictional worlds in which some of his novels are set, and the more useful approaches to King's varied corpus. Part II consists of entries for each series, novel, story, screenplay and even poem, including works never published or produced, as well as characters and settings.
Literary Criticism

The Complete Stephen King Universe

A Guide to the Worlds of Stephen King

Author: Stanley Wiater,Christopher Golden,Hank Wagner

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312324902

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

View: 3744

Looks at the interconnected elements among the works of Stephen King, including his novels, short stories, films, teleplays, and mini-series, examining the themes, plots, characters, influences, and TV and film adaptations. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.