Juvenile Fiction

Fartboy #1: The First Sniff

Author: Adam Wallace

Publisher: Scholastic Australia

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Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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"Martin Kennedy is the tidiest boy in the world’s tidiest town. Martin is so neat and clean that he has never ever farted–UNTIL NOW...A freak accident dooms Martin to a dreadful destiny of baked beans and bottom blowouts. With the help of the Grand Fart Master, can Martin learn to harness the power of his new skill and use it to save the day?"
Fiction

Fatboy

Author: Paul Heatley

Publisher: All Due Respect, an imprint of Down & Out Books

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Category: Fiction

Page: 156

View: 850

After his girlfriend leaves and takes their young son with her, Joey Hidalgo is left alone in the trailer they formerly called home with nothing to do but get drunk and contemplate her reasons. Is he really as angry, as volatile, so close to constant violence, as she claims he is? No, Joey thinks, of course not, the real problem is money—or lack thereof. Joey’s a bartender, always struggling to make ends meet, unlike his most vile regular customer, the rich and racist fatboy. So Joey hatches a plan to get his family back by taking him for all he’s worth. But the fatboy isn’t going to make it easy for them. Neither is Joey’s temper. Things are going to get messy, and it’s gonna be one hell of a long night. LONG SYNOPSIS (with BLURBS) After his girlfriend leaves and takes their young son with her, Joey Hidalgo is left alone in the trailer they formerly called home with nothing to do but get drunk and contemplate her reasons. Is he really as angry, as volatile, so close to constant violence, as she claims he is? No, Joey thinks, of course not, the real problem is money—or lack thereof. Joey’s a bartender, always struggling to make ends meet, unlike his most vile regular customer, the rich and racist fatboy. So Joey hatches a plan to get his family back by taking him for all he’s worth. But the fatboy isn’t going to make it easy for them. Neither is Joey’s temper. Things are going to get messy, and it’s gonna be one hell of a long night. Praise for FATBOY: “Paul Heatley delivers a brutal, unflinching noir masterpiece.”—Greg Barth, author of the Selena series “This book is what noir is meant to be: dark, gritty, and no shots at redemption.”—Derrick Horodyski, Out Of The Gutter Online “A perfect example of small town noir worthy of Jim Thompson or Dave Zeltserman.” —Paul D. Brazill, author of Big City Blues “Boasting great characterisation and pitch-perfect prose, Fatboy is a well-judged excursion into classic noir territory.” —Tom Leins, author of the Paignton Noir series “Fatboy is a fast, frenetic read from a writer at the top of his game.” — Gary Duncan, author of You’re Not Supposed to Cry
Fiction

Fatboy and the Dancing Ladies

Author: Michael Holman

Publisher: Birlinn

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Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Ferdinand Mlambo, the youngest boy ever to become senior kitchen toto at State House, is in deep trouble. Disloyalty to Kuwisha's Life President Ngwazi Nduka has not only cost him his prestigious job: the sinister chief steward to the president, Lovemore Mboga, has humiliated Mlambo by stripping him of his name. Word goes out: henceforth, he will be known as Fatboy. But with the help of Titus Ntoto, leader of the notorious Mboya Boys gang of teenage street children, Mlambo recovers his name and his dignity. In this sequel to his widely praised debut, "Last Orders at Harrods", Michael Holman again combines the insights of someone brought up in Africa with the experience of nearly 20 years as the "London Financial Times'" Africa editor. With a sharp observant pen, he describes a world of abandoned street children, corrupt politicians, disillusioned journalists, well meaning aid workers, celebrity outsiders, self-deceiving donors, and resilient residents of Kireba, Kuwisha's worst slum - where the tough but maternal Mrs Charity Tangwenya Mupanga, presides over the popular rendezvous, Harrods International Bar (and Nightspot).
Fiction

The Sugar-Sweet Smell of Fear

Author: Scott Malensek

Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing

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Category: Fiction

Page: 156

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World War III is like most wars. It comes at the wrong time. It erupts in the worst places, with the worst enemies, and it fails to unfold as planned during the inter-war years. Generals often train to fight the last war again, but they rarely seem to remember the lessons of earlier conflicts. Asia explodes as communist armies pour into Korea, Taiwan, and Indochina. An attrition battlefield-reminiscent of The Great War's Western Front-stretches from the Gulf of Tonkin to the Bay of Bengal. All over Southeast Asia Coalition forces find themselves in a strange situation. Their high-tech, 21st Century armies are forced to fight a 19th Century, trench war in one the most ancient and undeveloped areas of the world. All of today's "Digital Warrior" electronics, communication networks, and sophisticated weapon systems are brought to bear on human waves of Chinese infantry assaults. This is not a traditional narrative. Follow the war's progress through news reports and editorials. Then, letters home from a modern G.I. tell the tale of life in the trenches and the uses of today's weapons in tomorrow's war!
Fiction

Cross Purpose

Author: Claire MacLeary

Publisher: Saraband

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Category: Fiction

Page: 362

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Longlisted for the 2017 McIlvanney Award for Scottish Crime Book of the Year Two Women, One Quest, Grave Consequences. When Maggie Laird's disgraced ex-cop husband suddenly dies, her humdrum suburban life is turned upside down. With the bills mounting, she takes on his struggling detective agency, enlisting the help of neighbour 'Big Wilma'. And so an unlikely partnership is born. But the discovery of a crudely mutilated body soon raises the stakes... and Maggie and Wilma are drawn into an unknown world of Aberdeen's sink estates, clandestine childminding and dodgy dealers. Cross Purpose is surprising, gritty, sometimes darkly humorous – a tale combining police corruption, gangs and murder with a paean to friendship, loyalty and how 'women of a certain age' can beat the odds. "The dialogue is fantastic. The development of the characters [is] well done... It takes great skill to create a character that makes the skin crawl." The Quiet Knitter "An entertaining and engrossing thriller featuring Aberdeen's own Thelma and Louise... An intricate plotline with well-created characters woven into a dark and yet uplifting story, written with a touch of humour." Bits About Books "A fast-moving, humorous, yet dark read... a stonking debut. Claire MacLeary is a fresh new voice in Scottish crime fiction and this quine is one for the watching!" Chapter In My Life "Great characters [and] a warm tale of a developing friendship... Very enjoyable." Col's Criminal Library "Clever, involving and beautifully done. Highly Recommended." Liz Loves Books "A fantastic debut novel... A real page-turner, I was totally hooked from the beginning." It's All About the Books blog "Refreshingly different... a fast-paced tale." Shirley Whiteside, Herald "All the different stories merge together in an unflinching, often funny and yet ultimately tender portrayal of life on the margins of society... It might just launch a new kind of crime subgenre, for which some of us have been waiting for some time now: 'cosy with bite'... A lively debut, with a fresh, different vibe." Crime Fiction Lover "Edgy and thought-provoking... With lashings of authentic Aberdeen and a fast paced plot keeping the pages turning, Cross Purpose was a blast to read and is highly recommended." Grab This Book "[A] fantastic new crime novel...a gritty book with a surprisingly warm theme of female friendship." The List "MacLeary's prose is assured and engaging, bursting with the liveliness of the Aberdonian vernacular... an impressive debut." Raven Crime Reads "Crime fiction has a new stellar voice in Claire MacLeary. Cross Purpose is feisty, funny and darkly delicious." Michael J Malone "A dark devious delight, definitely one to watch." Neil Broadfoot "A terrific crime debut with an unlikely crime-fighting partnership that sets it apart from the rest. Takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster. Unsettling at times, even uncomfortable, but compelling to the end." Theresa Talbot "A thoroughly enjoyable book, and a highly commendable (and recommendable) first-time novel." Undiscovered Scotland "A brilliant new talent for the lover of crime." Sue Black, DBE, forensic anthropologist
Fiction

The Massive

Author: Richard House

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

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Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2013. Rem Gunnersen needs work. His wife needs a vacation. Cathy won’t get her vacation. Rem’s job will kill him. Down on his luck and desperate for money, Rem Gunnersen accepts an unusual proposition: to lead a team of seven men to Camp Liberty. A remote military base in the Iraqi desert, it is the place where the detritus of war is incinerated, buried, removed from memory. For a long time the camp has been unmanned. Rem and his men have no idea why they need to be there. Then Stephen Lawrence Sutler arrives. The Massive is book two of The Kills. The Kills is an epic novel of crime and conspiracy told in four books. It begins with a man on the run and ends with a burned body. Author Richard House has created multimedia content that takes you beyond the boundaries of the book and into the characters’ lives outside its pages. This is the enhanced edition of the ebook, which contains embedded audio, video and moving images. The same material can also be found on www.thekills.co.uk. To discover more about Richard House, The Massive or The Kills, go to www.thekills.co.uk.
Fiction

The Kills

Author: Richard House

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

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Category: Fiction

Page: 1024

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Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013. Shortlisted for the South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2014. Book of the Year in the Guardian, Spectator, Independent and Daily Mail. The Kills is an epic novel of crime and conspiracy. It starts with an explosion, a man on the run and the theft of over fifty million dollars. It moves from the Middle East to the Mediterranean, around mainland Europe via the sleazy underworld of Naples, and across America. It ends in a locked room. Brilliantly original, playful and ambitious, The Kills is a terrifying, awe-inspiring, mind-blowing sensation. 'A damn good book' Sunday Times 'A staggering achievement' Daily Mail 'A thrilling, overwhelming ride' Spectator
Reference

Garner's Modern English Usage

Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 169

With more than a thousand new entries and more than 2,300 word-frequency ratios, the magisterial fourth edition of this book-now renamed Garner's Modern English Usage (GMEU)-reflects usage lexicography at its finest. Garner explains the nuances of grammar and vocabulary with thoroughness, finesse, and wit. He discourages whatever is slovenly, pretentious, or pedantic. GMEU is the liveliest and most compulsively readable reference work for writers of our time. It delights while providing instruction on skillful, persuasive, and vivid writing. Garner liberates English from two extremes: both from the hidebound "purists" who mistakenly believe that split infinitives and sentence-ending prepositions are malfeasances and from the linguistic relativists who believe that whatever people say or write must necessarily be accepted. The judgments here are backed up not just by a lifetime of study but also by an empirical grounding in the largest linguistic corpus ever available. In this fourth edition, Garner has made extensive use of corpus linguistics to include ratios of standard terms as compared against variants in modern print sources. No other resource provides as comprehensive, reliable, and empirical a guide to current English usage. For all concerned with writing and editing, GMEU will prove invaluable as a desk reference. Garner illustrates with actual examples, cited with chapter and verse, all the linguistic blunders that modern writers and speakers are prone to, whether in word choice, syntax, phrasing, punctuation, or pronunciation. No matter how knowledgeable you may already be, you're sure to learn from every single page of this book.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Garner's Modern English Usage

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1056

View: 989

Bryan Garner is the most trusted living usage expert of our day, and Garner's Modern English Usage is the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. With well over 6,000 entries on English grammar, syntax, word choice, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and style, thisbook is adored by professional writers and general readers alike. In this major update to a timeless classic, Bryan Garner has dramatically expanded coverage of international English usage, making the volume for the first time a guide not only to American English usage, but to English usage aroundthe globe.Interest in the English language is greater than ever; English is the lingua franca not only of higher education and academia, but of science, business, computing, aviation, and even - arguably - entertainment. An awareness of global English matters today as never before. To ensure that BryanGarner's clear, unambiguous advice resonates with English-speakers worldwide, more than 2,000 entries have been revised to account for the nuances of English not only in the United States, but in Australia and New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, and South Africa.Not everything has changed: readers will still find the popular "Garner's Language-Change Index" which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from non-acceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistentstandard throughout. Bryan Garner's tools for scientific accuracy are, however, fully updated: this fourth edition benefits from usage data generated by Google Ngrams, which charts frequencies of any word or short sentence in sources printed after 1800.With thousands of concise entries, longer essays on problematic areas such as subject-verb agreement and danglers, and meticulous citations of the New York Times, Newsweek, and other leading journalistic sources, this fourth edition of Garner's Modern English Usage provides priceless referenceinformation to anyone hoping to improve as a writer - worldwide.

Billboard

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Page: 104

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
Fiction

The Original and Thrilling Tale of Ricky Sweetman

Author: Maurice John Weistra

Publisher: FriesenPress

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Category: Fiction

Page: 616

View: 767

The quiet neighbourhood was lined with majestic old-growth oaks, the faded, cracked roads and sidewalks bordered with once grand family homes still hanging onto a sliver of their former presence. One would be likely to assume it a subdued and uneventful place where the most interesting thing in a day may be a treed cat. But behind these brick facades and old peeling bay windows, there’s a dark secret. A boy lives trapped, tortured by a most unusual and terrible means, slowly dying at the hands of the one he depends most. Trusting that only she can keep him safe, he is far from realizing he is the victim of an ultimate betrayal. The sleepy neighbourhood hides another danger, a twisted predator who lurks nearby, he knows of the boy but rather than help, he plans only harm... but not quite yet, not till the time is right, there are things to finish so everything is simply perfect for the terrible party he is planning for just the two of them. And last, an ex-con, newly released, trying to stay on the straight and narrow. With temptations and problems of his own, this unlikely character may be the boy’s only hope. Though the child doesn’t realize it, this imposing man with his own dark past may be his one true friend and protector. When these three worlds collide, anything might happen. There is no way to predict where the chips will fall, and no avoiding the inevitable clash. One thing is certain how-ever, the neighbourhood will never be the same.
Fiction

Die Earthman Die

Author: M.F. Korn

Publisher: Lulu.com

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Category: Fiction

Page: 269

View: 697

SURREAL TALES OF BOTH HORROR AND SCIENCE FICTION -- Thirty Four Wondrous Stories by Four Unique Talents in the Horror / Science Fiction Field -- Each Writer is well known for his Deranged Dreams and Night Gaunts brought to Life * MF Korn - Louisiana Author of twelve Novels and 240 short stories published -- * DF Lewis - Winner of the British Fantasy Award and 1500 stories published, editor/publisher of famed magazine Nemonymous -- * Mike Philbin - Crazed aesthetic Author of over a hundred stories and several novels published -- * David Mathew - Seminal reviewer for Interzone, Author of several novels and 400 stories published ---

CMJ New Music Report

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Page: 52

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CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio airplay and independent and trend-forward retail sales. CMJ's trade publication, compiles playlists for college and non-commercial stations; often a prelude to larger success.

Billboard

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Page: 96

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
Fiction

G.A.B.O.S.

Author: Tyler Gore

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 177

View: 376

Damn, its been a long time coming. But its finally here, Pokey said to no one in particular, as the day arrived for him to be released from the prison that held him hostage against his own will for the last eighteen months, day by day, as he walked out the open gates. He was blinded by the bright sun. Reaching up to cover his eyes, he heard a horn blowing. Looking around for the sound of the horn, he spotted his mothers beat-up Honda. As he watched his mother get out of the car and slowly walk toward him, Pokey had one thing in mind. Man, I gotta make sum Major Doe, he was thinking, as his mother reached out and gave him a hug. Thanks, Mom. Glad I didnt have to ride that stank-ass bus all the way home, he told his mother, who just smiled as she turned around and made her way back to the car, with Pokey on her heels. I dont know what you coming on this side for, his mother said, pushing him over to the drivers side. You driving, she said. I gotta get some beauty sleep, she said, sliding in the car. On the ride home, it was quiet, with Pokey in his own thoughts. As he was listening to his mother snore lightly, he promised, Momma, Imma make shit happen. Being in prison, Pokey learned a lot, but he also learned that if you want something bad enough, you gotta go get it. With that in mind and the words Old School used to tell him all the time. Young blood, you gotta be ruthless in the game of life. Sometimes you will be forced to bite the hands that feed you, so always keep in mind game aint based on sympathy. If a motherfucker wanna get in your way, dont hesitate to roll over them, and leave them where they lay. As he was in deep thought, his mother brought him back to the here and now. So, boy, now that you free, what you gonna do to stay free? his mother asked, turning in her seat to face him. Whatever I gotta do, Pokey said, keeping it real. So you gonna get a job? his mother asked. Never, Mom. You know me. I aint working no nine-to-five for no minimum wage so that working shit is dead, he said. While driving, as he looked out the corner of his eye, he saw his mother shake her head, as she closed her eyes and stopped talking. But he went back to thinking. Damn shit crazy, when ya own momma trying to keep you down, she on some get a job shit, but Imma live and die in the streets. As he pulled up in the projects, where they stayed, he noticed nothing has changed, but changes were about to take place, if he had something to do with it. My thing is, to be paid and get my game sharper than a motherfucking razor blade. As he pulled up and parked, he said, Ma, we here. Waking up, all his mother did was look at him, then exit the car. As Pokey watched his mother enter the house, he said, This the shit Im talking about, a nigga been gone eighteen months, leave with nothing and come home with nothing, so its time I make something. Looking around, shaking his head at all the dirty buildings that held this project together, his last thought was, Now I gotta get some soldiers on my team and make this picture come to life, as he looked around one more time before walking into the house. He mumbled, GABOS, this time around, thats how its gonna be. Niggaz showed no love, they receive none. With that being said, he walked into the house ready to take a nice long shower before he could formulate his next move, not forgetting his next move better be his best move cause GABOS.

Billboard

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Page: 80

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
Fiction

Redsine Nine

Author: Trent Jamieson

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

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Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 893

Redsine is a quarterly magazine of dark fantasy & horror short fiction.

SPIN

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Page: 148

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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.

Billboard

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Page: 84

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
Fiction

Tickled Pink

Author: Christina Jones

Publisher: Accent Press Ltd

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Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 682

READERS LOVE CHRISTINA JONES' UPLIFTING NOVELS! '... Christina is simply THE BEST... I don't think she is capable of writing anything which isn't excellent - I can only say GET IT, READ IT, ENJOY IT' ***** Reader review 'Loved this book. Light hearted witty, charming, and amusing book from start to finish. Village life fantasy, hilarious I couldn't put it down' ***** Reader review 'I loved ever part of this book and cannot recommend it enough. I will definitely be reading more by this author' ***** Reader review 'Wonderful characters and story coming together perfectly at the end. A very satisfying read. Looking forward to reading more of Christina's books' ***** Reader review 'Thank you very much indeed Christina Jones for a lovely light-hearted but gripping and entertaining read' ***** Reader review ___________________________________________________ When given the most unlikely opportunity - will they have the guts to take it? When Posy planned her wedding, she assumed that she would be at the altar, not skulking in the last pew wishing premature death on the bride. Lola planned her happily-ever-after for twenty-eight years. When a sudden death makes her homeless and jobless, she must leave the fancy biscuit trade without so much as a custard cream for the journey. The village of Steeple Fritton appears to be their only salvation. They have to utilise their assets or go under. But when the assets are a showman's traction engine, an ailing pub and a village full of eccentrics, the new life plan is not immediately obvious to either of them. ___________________________________________________ Love Christina Jones' heartwarming sagas? Then check out the fabulously joyful Summer at Sandcastle Cottage and Christmas at Sandcastle Cottage. You won't be disappointed!