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By H. Rider Haggard


ISBN-13: 2940150673069

H. Rider Haggard's sunrise bargains anything for everybody: exciting motion sequences, smooth romance, and a desirable glimpse into the social forces that ruled courtship within the 19th century. when you want your stories of star-crossed fanatics to be served up with loads of page-turning suspense and pleasure, positioned this novel in your must-read record.

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Download The Ruins of Us by Keija Parssinen PDF

By Keija Parssinen

ISBN-10: 0571282199

ISBN-13: 9780571282197

Greater than 20 years after relocating to Saudi Arabia from the United States and marrying Abdullah Baylani, Rosalie learns that her husband has married a moment spouse. the invention plunges the robust relatives into chaos as Rosalie grapples with leaving Saudi Arabia, her existence and her relatives behind.

Abdullah and Rosalie's eating own entanglements additionally blind them to the trouble drawing close their sixteen-year-old son Faisal, whose deepening resentment in the direction of their way of life has resulted in his involvement with a debatable sheikh. while Faisal makes a decision which can wreck every thing his family members holds pricey, all needs to confront tricky truths as they try to maintain what continues to be in their love.

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Download The Hakawati by Rabih Alameddine PDF

By Rabih Alameddine

ISBN-10: 0307266796

ISBN-13: 9780307266798

An astonishingly creative, splendidly exuberant novel that takes us from the shimmering dunes of historical Egypt to the war-torn streets of twenty-first-century Lebanon.

In 2003, Osama al-Kharrat returns to Beirut after decades in the United States to face vigil at his father’s deathbed. town is a shell of the Beirut Osama recollects, yet he and his family and friends take solace within the issues that experience constantly sustained them: gossip, laughter, and, mainly, stories.

Osama’s grandfather was once a hakawati, or storyteller, and his bewitching stories—of his arrival in Lebanon, an orphan of the Turkish wars, and of the way he earned the identify al-Kharrat, the fibster—are interwoven with vintage stories of the center East, stunningly reimagined. listed below are Abraham and Isaac; Ishmael, father of the Arab tribes; the traditional, fabled Fatima; and Baybars, the slave prince who vanquished the Crusaders. the following, too, are modern Lebanese whose tales inform a bigger, heartbreaking story of probably unending war—and of survival.

Like a real hakawati, Rabih Alameddine has given us an Arabian Nights for this century—a humorous, attractive novel that enchants and dazzles from its first actual strains: “Listen. permit me take you on a trip past imagining. allow me let you know a story.”

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Download A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length: More Movies That by Roger Ebert PDF

By Roger Ebert

ISBN-10: 1449417574

ISBN-13: 9781449417574

Roger Ebert's I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie and Your motion picture Sucks, which collected a few of his such a lot scathing experiences, have been best-sellers. This new assortment maintains the culture, reviewing not just videos that have been on the backside of the barrel, but in addition video clips that he discovered beneath the barrel.
A terrible adventure of insufferable Length collects greater than 2 hundred of his reports because 2006 within which he gave videos stars or fewer. identified for his fair-minded and well-written movie studies, Roger is at his razor-sharp funny most sensible whilst skewering undesirable videos. think of this opener for the one-star Your Highness:
"Your Highness is a juvenile excrescence that appears like the paintings of 11-year-old boys in love with dungeons, dragons, warrior girls, pot, boobs, and four-letter phrases. That this is often the paintings of David Gordon eco-friendly beggars the mind's eye. certainly one of its heroes wears the penis of a minotaur on a string round his neck. I hate it while that happens."
And eventually, the foundation for the identify of this booklet, the one-star Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen:
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a terrible event of insufferable size, in brief punctuated by way of 3 or 4 fun moments. this type of comprises a doglike robotic humping the leg of the heroine. so that you can store your self the price tag fee move, cross into the kitchen, cue up a male choir making a song the song of hell, and get a child to begin banging pots and pans jointly. Then shut your eyes and use your imagination."
Movie buffs and humor enthusiasts alike will savour this treasury of flicks so undesirable that you could be simply are looking to see them for a superb snort!

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Download The Race for God by Brian Herbert PDF

By Brian Herbert

God, it seems, lives in the world Tananius-Ofo within the far away galaxy 722C12009. And now, after numerous millennia, He's invited us to come back stopover at Him. now not every body, brain you. simply a strange collection of heathens, heriticts, pantheists, perverts and real believers of each sect and creed - all stuffed right into a unmarried white spaceship piloted through a touch crazed bio-computer. each one pilgrim is set to be the 1st to arrive God and research His secrets... in the event that they don't all kill one another at the manner there.

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Download England's Secret Weapon: The Wartime Films of Sherlock by Amanda J. Field PDF

By Amanda J. Field

ISBN-10: 0957112823

ISBN-13: 9780957112827

England's mystery Weapon examines the best way Hollywood used Sherlock Holmes in a sequence of fourteen movies that spanned the years of global battle II in Europe, from The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1939 to Dressed to Kill in 1946. Basil Rathbone's portrayal of Holmes has prompted each actor who has for that reason performed this renowned personality on movie, television, degree and radio, but the movie sequence has, beforehand, been ignored when it comes to specified serious research.

The e-book appears to be like on the movies themselves together with their ancient context. even though the 1st movies have been set within the detective's 'true' Victorian interval, Holmes used to be then 'updated' and recruited to struggle the Nazis. He got here to symbolize the appropriate face of britain for the american citizens - the single guy who can be relied upon to make sure an Allied victory.

Enthusiasm for a Nazi-fighting Holmes quickly waned, and the sequence moved first into ghost-and-ghouls chillers, and at last into visceral horror motion pictures during which Professor Moriarty, Holmes' previous enemy, were changed by means of a brand new breed of villain - a perilous woman. England's mystery Weapon examines the best way the studio advised a cautious direction among modernising the detective and ensuring he used to be nonetheless recognisable because the 'old Holmes' - in outfits, destinations and behavior.

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Download Sound for Film and Television, Third Edition by Tomlinson Holman PDF

By Tomlinson Holman

ISBN-10: 0240813308

ISBN-13: 9780240813301

Sound for movie and tv, 3rd version presents a radical creation to the attention-grabbing box of recording, modifying, blending, and displaying movie and tv sound. It moves a superb stability among aesthetic and technical content material, combining concept and perform to technique sound as either an paintings and a technological know-how. This re-creation has been thoroughly up-to-date to mirror the most recent advances in HD know-how, new and software program platforms, new distribution equipment, instant sound trap, and extra. additionally, analog-related content material has been decreased and transferred to the chapters masking historic thoughts. Sections on troubleshooting and FAQs were extra that will help you keep away from universal pitfalls in sound creation. Written through one in all Hollywood's best sound specialists, Sound for movie and tv offers an excellent grounding in all features of the sound technique. uncomplicated rules are offered with illustrations demonstrating how they impact the day by day actions on a movie or tv set, within the modifying room, and within the combine room.The accompanying audio DVD contains greater than 50 tracks that demonstrate practical, real-world examples of key recommendations provided within the publication. A significant other site offers additional assets and knowledge: *The merely textual content to offer sound layout as either an artwork and a science*Accompanying audio DVD includes examples demonstrating key concepts*Bridges the space among construction books and layout engineering books

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Download Notes on Cinematography by Robert Bresson PDF

By Robert Bresson

ISBN-10: 0916354296

ISBN-13: 9780916354299

Bresson’s pursuits are defined within the dependent, aphoristic NOTES ON CINEMATOGRAPHY. The Notes, wealthy in classical quotations and references, discover, inter alia, the need for private authenticity, the priority of sound over snapshot, the need for financial system and readability, the worth of instinct in creativity and the pernicious impression of theatrical conventions on cinema.

Above all, the NOTES define a modernist notion of cinematography, appreciably contrasted with cinema and whose target is a documentary of feelings. within the NOTES and during the flicks, Bresson explores the means of the mechanical technique of apprehension - digicam and tape recorder - to seize models’ real, subconscious states of soul, a superb modernist method looking for an irreducibly classical goal! within the NOTES Bresson writes “What no human eye is in a position to catching, no pencil, brush, pen of pinning down, your digicam catches with no realizing what it truly is, and pins it down with a machine’s scrupulous indifference.”

from Article through Jonathan Hourigan

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Download The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender PDF

By Aimee Bender

ISBN-10: 0385533225

ISBN-13: 9780385533225

The wondrous Aimee Bender conjures the plush and relocating tale of a woman whose magical reward is known as a devastating curse.

On the eve of her 9th birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a woman on the outer edge of schoolyard video games and her distracted parents' realization, bites into her mother's home made lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a paranormal reward: she will be able to flavor her mother's feelings within the cake. She discovers this present to her horror, for her mother--her pleased, good-with-crafts, can-do mother--tastes of depression and desperation. by surprise, and for the remainder of her lifestyles, foodstuff turns into a peril and a probability to Rose.

The curse her reward has bestowed is the key wisdom all households preserve hidden--her mother's existence outdoors the house, her father's detachment, her brother's conflict with the area. but as Rose grows up she learns to harness her reward and turns into conscious that there are secrets and techniques even her style buds can't determine.

The specific disappointment of Lemon Cake is a luminous story in regards to the huge, immense hassle of loving a person totally if you comprehend an excessive amount of approximately them. it really is heartbreaking and humorous, clever and unhappy, and confirms Aimee Bender's position as "a author who makes you thankful for the very life of language" (San Francisco Chronicle).

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