Gaudy Bauble

Author: Isabel Waidner

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546386216

Category:

Page: 108

View: 1773

"I'm besotted with this beguiling, hilarious, rollocking, language-metamorphosing novel. The future of the queer avant-garde is safe with Isabel Waidner." Olivia Laing Gaudy Bauble stages a glittering world populated by GoldSeXUal StatuEttes, anti-drag kings, Gilbert-&-George-like lesbians, maverick detectives, a transgender army equipped with question-mark-shaped helmets, and birds who have dyke written all over them. Everyone interferes with the plot. No one is in control of the plot. Surprises happen as a matter of course: A faux research process produces actual results. Hundreds of lipstick marks reanimate a dying body. And the Deadwood-to-Dynamo Audience Prize goes to whoever turns deadestwood into dynamost. Gaudy Bauble stages what happens when the disenfranchised are calling the shots. Riff-raff are running the show and they are making a difference.
Travel

Exploring the World: Adventures of a Global Traveler

Author: Howard J. Wiarda

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475996993

Category: Travel

Page: 250

View: 3497

Professor Howard J. Wiarda, a leading academic expert on foreign policy, comparative politics, and international affairs, is the author of more than eighty books. Wiarda has traveled to many of the world's most troubled and exciting places. Now, in the more personal accounts of his global travels, he recalls his foreign research adventures, the countries visited, and the people he met and interviewed along the way. Wiarda's new four-volume set, "Exploring the World: Adventures of a Global Traveler," details his travels and foreign adventures since 2006. In these travel books, he tells the stories that lie behind the research, offers his impressions of the countries and regions he has explored, and considers how and why some have been successful and others not. Volume I in this new series tells the story of Wiarda's 2010 circumnavigation of the globe. Volume II focuses on Europe and the continued importance of European regionalism-despite the bumper stickers advertising "Europe Whole and Free." Volume III deals with Latin America and questions whether the region is really as democratic as we would like it to be. Volume IV provides Wiarda's analysis of Asia's economic miracles while also recounting his recent visits to the Persian Gulf and his assessment of modernization and development in the Islamic world. Insightful and entertaining, Wiarda's travel narratives offer commentary on important and interesting sites all over the world.
Channel Islands

The Fortress

An Historical Tale of the Fifteenth Century, from Records of the Channel Islands

Author: Amelia Lane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Channel Islands

Page: N.A

View: 2730

Performing Arts

Scarface Nation

The Ultimate Gangster Movie and How It Changed America

Author: Ken Tucker

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429993294

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 1994

"Don't get high on your own supply." Brian de Palma's brash, bloody version of Scarface was trashed by critics when it came out twenty-five years ago and didn't do well at the box office, but has become a spectacular fan favorite and enduring pop culture classic since. "Never underestimate the greed of the other guy." What makes millions of people obsess over this movie? Why has Al Pacino's Tony Montana become the drug kingpin whose pugnacity and philosophy are revered in boardrooms and bedrooms across America? Who were the people that made the movie, influencing hip-hop style and swagger to this day? "The world is yours." Scarface Nation is Ken Tucker's homage to all things Scarface—from the stars that acted in it to the influence it's had on all of us, from facts, figures and stories about the making of the movie to a witty and comprehensive look at Scarface's traces in today's pop and political culture. "Say hello to my li'l fren!" You know you love the line. You know you've seen the movie more than once. Now dive into the ultimate book of Scarface—mounded as high as the pile of cocaine on Tony's desk with delicious details and stimulating observations. "You know what capitalism is? F--- you!"
Fiction

The Cordelia Squad

A Novel of Queens, New York

Author: Mary Anne Kelly

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429997843

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2747

"When true love hits," he used to tell her---like he knew what he was talking about---"you can almost hear it go click." That was a laugh. She'd cried for months, really. Cried when people came to look at the house. Cried at the closing. Cried at the lawyer's when she'd filed for divorce. Cried, especially, when the children tried to be kind. Well, it was over. She wasn't crying anymore. Divorce has left Claire Breslinsky with two teenagers and very little cash. So maybe it's rash of her to buy a huge and very dilapidated mansion in Queens. The plan, such as it is, is to somehow magically transform the place into a charming and profitable bed-and-breakfast. A fire at the Cordelia Inn, Claire's incipient hostel, brings fear of arson---and a firefighter with an eye for Claire. Then the wealthy contractor threatening Claire's business offers to rent Claire's best room. But why? From Mary Anne Kelly's first book, Park Lane South, Queens, the events in the life of the Breslinsky family have been followed by readers who feel they are sitting in Mary Breslinsky's kitchen. The author's gift for breathing genuine life into her characters is on brilliant display in The Cordelia Squad---a stirring portrait of Irish-Polish fortitude.
Fiction

Florence of Arabia

A Novel

Author: Christopher Buckley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307430977

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8670

The bestselling author who made mincemeat of political correctness in Thank You for Smoking, conspiracy theories in Little Green Men, and Presidential indiscretions No Way to Treat a First Lady now takes on the hottest topic in the entire world–Arab-American relations–in a blistering comic novel sure to offend the few it doesn’t delight. Appalled by the punishment of her rebellious friend Nazrah, youngest and most petulant wife of Prince Bawad of Wasabia, Florence Farfarletti decides to draw a line in the sand. As Deputy to the deputy assistant secretary for Near East Affairs, Florence invents a far-reaching, wide-ranging plan for female emancipation in that part of the world. The U.S. government, of course, tells her to forget it. Publicly, that is. Privately, she’s enlisted in a top-secret mission to impose equal rights for the sexes on the small emirate of Matar (pronounced “Mutter”), the “Switzerland of the Persian Gulf.” Her crack team: a CIA killer, a snappy PR man, and a brilliant but frustrated gay bureaucrat. Her weapon: TV shows. The lineup on TV Matar includes A Thousand and One Mornings, a daytime talk show that features self-defense tips to be used against boyfriends during Ramadan; an addictive soap opera featuring strangely familiar members of the Matar royal family; and a sitcom about an inept but ruthless squad of religious police, pitched as “Friends from Hell.” The result: the first deadly car bombs in the country since 1936, a fatwa against the station’s entire staff, a struggle for control of the kingdom, and, of course, interference from the French. And that’s only the beginning. A merciless dismantling of both American ineptitude and Arabic intolerance, Florence of Arabia is Christopher Buckley’s funniest and most serious novel yet, a biting satire of how U.S. good intentions can cause the Shiite to hit the fan. From the Hardcover edition.
Drama

Vera

The Nihilists: Easyread Large Bold Edition

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1427045976

Category: Drama

Page: 116

View: 1068

Fiction

The Comforts of Madness

Author: Paul Sayer

Publisher: Paul Sayer

ISBN: 0094684804

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 9851

THE COMFORTS OF MADNESS is the unspoken monologue of Peter, a 33-year-old catatonic psychiatric patient, who is selected for an intense and controversial process of rehabilitation. Published in 1988, the book won that year's Constable Trophy, the Whitbread First Novel award, and the Whitbread Book of the Year award. It has been translated into ten languages.
Computers

From Computer to Brain

Foundations of Computational Neuroscience

Author: William W. Lytton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387955261

Category: Computers

Page: 363

View: 1244

Teaching computational neuroscience as an integrated discipline requires that both groups be brought forward onto common ground. This book does this by making ancillary material available and by providing basic explanations without the unnecessary details. The book is ideal for students taking a computational neuroscience course and also to anyone with an interest in the uses of the computer in modeling the nervous system. A companion website includes extensive interactive resources.
Fiction

For Love Alone

Author: Shirlee Busbee

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1420132733

Category: Fiction

Page: 445

View: 7759

The New York Times–bestselling author is “back and better than ever” with this delightful Regency romance (Julia Quinn)! Widowed after enduring a troubled marriage, Lady Sophy Marlowe vows she will only wed again for love alone. But her penchant for being in the wrong place at the wrong time finds her accused of a crime she didn’t commit—and the only way to save her neck from the gallows is to accept the calculated proposal of Viscount Ives Harrington. For the once-committed bachelor, the marriage of convenience leads to intrigue and harrowing danger. As the two flee over land and sea from a world bent on destroying them, the fate they can hardly resist is rushing toward them, fulfilling the desire that simmers in both . . . “A consummate storyteller.” —Romantic Times “Busbee is a pleasure to read.” —Booklist
Biography & Autobiography

The Badness of King George

Author: Judith Summers

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141938994

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6534

Judith Summers' life is about to change dramatically. Her five-year relationship with her on-off boyfriend has finally ended. Her son, Joshua, is off to university, and for the first time since her husband died she's living alone. Well, not entirely alone. She still has George, her King Charles Spaniel. Judith knows she needs a new challenge. But how free can she ever be with George in tow? He is, of course, immensely lovely. But he's also spoilt, lazy, and prone to flouncing around the house like a fluffed-up diva. But then, during a chance encounter , Judith finds out about Many Tears, a dog rescue centre. Before she knows it, she has joined a nationwide network of canine foster carers. Far from having Judith all to himself, George suddenly finds he has to share his owner with lots of other less fortunate dogs. And he's finding adjusting to this new way of life a bit of a challenge...

Girl at End

Author: Richard Brammer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542306690

Category:

Page: 164

View: 6078

"Bringing together Northern Soul and laboratory Cytology for the first time, Richard Brammer'sGirl at End is UK literary subculture at its best." Isabel Waidner, author of Gaudy Bauble Equal parts autobiography and soap-opera, Girl at End is a work of hypervigilant minor literature featuring only hypomanic minor characters. Girl at End is quality TV, gynaecological cytolology and Northern Soul at 45rpm, at 78rpm, at 7200rpm. It's a dentist's drill and a leaf found pressed inside a book about Javascript. It's drum machine presets and pressure of speech, forgotten current affairs, nitrile times and above all no mouth pipetting!