The Strange Library

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ISBN: 9780385354318
Release Date: 2014-12-02
Number of pages: 96
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Knopf

Download and read online The Strange Library in PDF and EPUB From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami—a fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library. Opening the flaps on this unique little book, readers will find themselves immersed in the strange world of best-selling Haruki Murakami's wild imagination. The story of a lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plotting their escape from a nightmarish library, the book is like nothing else Murakami has written. Designed by Chip Kidd and fully illustrated, in full color, throughout, this small format, 96 page volume is a treat for book lovers of all ages. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Strange Library

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ISBN: 9781473520165
Release Date: 2014-12-02
Number of pages: 88
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online The Strange Library in PDF and EPUB Fully illustrated and beautifully designed, this is a unique and wonderfully creepy tale that is sure to delight Murakami fans. 'All I did was go to the library to borrow some books'. On his way home from school, the young narrator of The Strange Library finds himself wondering how taxes were collected in the Ottoman Empire. He pops into the local library to see if it has a book on the subject. This is his first mistake. Led to a special 'reading room' in a maze under the library by a strange old man, he finds himself imprisoned with only a sheep man, who makes excellent donuts, and a girl, who can talk with her hands, for company. His mother will be worrying why he hasn't returned in time for dinner and the old man seems to have an appetite for eating small boy's brains. How will he escape?


The Strange Library

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ISBN: 1846559219
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 72
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Harvill Secker

Download and read online The Strange Library in PDF and EPUB Fully illustrated and beautifully designed, this is a unique and wonderfully creepy tale that is sure to delight Murakami fans. 'All I did was go to the library to borrow some books'. On his way home from school, the young narrator of The Strange Library finds himself wondering how taxes were collected in the Ottoman Empire. He pops into the local library to see if it has a book on the subject. This is his first mistake. Led to a special 'reading room' in a maze under the library by a strange old man, he finds himself imprisoned with only a sheep man, who makes excellent donuts, and a girl, who can talk with her hands, for company. His mother will be worrying why he hasn't returned in time for dinner and the old man seems to have an appetite for eating small boy's brains. How will he escape?


I Work at a Public Library

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ISBN: 9781440576249
Release Date: 2014-07-31
Number of pages: 157
Author: Gina Sheridan
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."

Download and read online I Work at a Public Library in PDF and EPUB Collects strange-but-true anecdotes, heartwarming stories, and humorous interactions with patrons from a public librarian.


QED

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ISBN: 9781400847464
Release Date: 2014-10-26
Number of pages: 192
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online QED in PDF and EPUB Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED (namely, quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory describing the interactions of light with charged particles. Using everyday language, spatial concepts, visualizations, and his renowned "Feynman diagrams" instead of advanced mathematics, Feynman clearly and humorously communicates both the substance and spirit of QED to the layperson. A. Zee's introduction places Feynman’s book and his seminal contribution to QED in historical context and further highlights Feynman’s uniquely appealing and illuminating style.


Wind Pinball

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ISBN: 9781448190966
Release Date: 2015-08-04
Number of pages: 336
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Wind Pinball in PDF and EPUB Haruki Murakami’s first two novels, available for the first time in English outside Japan. With a new introduction by the author. 'If you’re the sort of guy who raids the refrigerators of silent kitchens at three o’clock in the morning, you can only write accordingly. That’s who I am.' Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973 are Haruki Murakami’s earliest novels. They follow the fortunes of the narrator and his friend, known only by his nickname, the Rat. In Hear the Wind Sing the narrator is home from college on his summer break. He spends his time drinking beer and smoking in J’s Bar with the Rat, listening to the radio, thinking about writing and the women he has slept with, and pursuing a relationship with a girl with nine fingers. Three years later, in Pinball, 1973, he has moved to Tokyo to work as a translator and live with indistinguishable twin girls, but the Rat has remained behind, despite his efforts to leave both the town and his girlfriend. The narrator finds himself haunted by memories of his own doomed relationship but also, more bizarrely, by his short-lived obsession with playing pinball in J’s Bar. This sends him on a quest to find the exact model of pinball machine he had enjoyed playing years earlier: the three-flipper Spaceship.


The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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ISBN: 9788892589278
Release Date: 2016-04-05
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Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Robert Louis Stevenson

Download and read online The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in PDF and EPUB Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde. The work is commonly associated with the rare mental condition often called "split personality", referred to in psychiatry as dissociative identity disorder, where within the same body there exists more than one distinct personality.In this case, there are two personalities within Dr. Jekyll, one apparently good and the other evil. The novella's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next.


Suspended Sentences

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ISBN: 9780300213379
Release Date: 2014-11-11
Number of pages: 232
Author: Patrick Modiano
Publisher: Yale University Press

Download and read online Suspended Sentences in PDF and EPUB In this essential trilogy of novellas by the winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, French author Patrick Modiano reaches back in time, opening the corridors of memory and exploring the mysteries to be encountered there. Each novella in the volume--Afterimage, Suspended Sentences, and Flowers of Ruin—represents a sterling example of the author’s originality and appeal, while Mark Polizzotti’s superb English-language translations capture not only Modiano’s distinctive narrative voice but also the matchless grace and spare beauty of his prose. Although originally published separately, Modiano’s three novellas form a single, compelling whole, haunted by the same gauzy sense of place and characters. Modiano draws on his own experiences, blended with the real or invented stories of others, to present a dreamlike autobiography that is also the biography of a place. Orphaned children, mysterious parents, forgotten friends, enigmatic strangers—each appears in this three-part love song to a Paris that no longer exists. Shadowed by the dark period of the Nazi Occupation, these novellas reveal Modiano’s fascination with the lost, obscure, or mysterious: a young person’s confusion over adult behavior; the repercussions of a chance encounter; the search for a missing father; the aftershock of a fatal affair. To read Modiano’s trilogy is to enter his world of uncertainties and the almost accidental way in which people find their fates.


The Strange Death of Europe

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ISBN: 9781472942227
Release Date: 2017-05-04
Number of pages: 352
Author: Douglas Murray
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Download and read online The Strange Death of Europe in PDF and EPUB The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive change as a society. This book is not only an analysis of demographic and political realities, but also an eyewitness account of a continent in self-destruct mode. It includes reporting from across the entire continent, from the places where migrants land to the places they end up, from the people who appear to welcome them in to the places which cannot accept them. Told from this first-hand perspective, and backed with impressive research and evidence, the book addresses the disappointing failure of multiculturalism, Angela Merkel's U-turn on migration, the lack of repatriation and the Western fixation on guilt. Murray travels to Berlin, Paris, Scandinavia, Lampedusa and Greece to uncover the malaise at the very heart of the European culture, and to hear the stories of those who have arrived in Europe from far away. In each chapter he also takes a step back to look at the bigger issues which lie behind a continent's death-wish, answering the question of why anyone, let alone an entire civilisation, would do this to themselves? He ends with two visions of Europe – one hopeful, one pessimistic – which paint a picture of Europe in crisis and offer a choice as to what, if anything, we can do next.


Hard Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World

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ISBN: 9781448103683
Release Date: 2011-10-10
Number of pages: 416
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Hard Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World in PDF and EPUB A narrative particle accelerator that zooms between Wild Turkey Whiskey and Bob Dylan, unicorn skulls and voracious librarians, John Coltrane and Lord Jim. Science fiction, detective story and post-modern manifesto all rolled into one rip-roaring novel, Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is the tour de force that expanded Haruki Murakami's international following. Tracking one man's descent into the Kafkaesque underworld of contemporary Tokyo, Murakami unites East and West, tragedy and farce, compassion and detachment, slang and philosophy.


Black Moon Rising The Library Book 2

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ISBN: 9781101932599
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Number of pages: 304
Author: D. J. MacHale
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Download and read online Black Moon Rising The Library Book 2 in PDF and EPUB Leave the lights on for The Library, Book 2, another thriller from bestselling author D. J. MacHale! Fans of R. L. Stine, Nightmares!, and Lockwood & Co., check out a book and fall under its spell . . . literally. Marcus is an agent of the Library—a place that exists outside time, filled with stories that don’t have an ending. Mysteries that won’t be solved until Marcus and his friends step in to finish them. Before it’s too late. An evil is plaguing a middle school in Massachusetts. Windows shatter for no reason. Bleachers collapse at a pep rally. Most of the students think they’re just having a string of bad luck, but Marcus and his friends suspect something a lot more sinister. Something like witchcraft. When the black moon rises, this story must come to an end . . . one way or another. Kids love Curse of the Boggin (The Library, Book 1): “A mysterious, hard-to-put-down book with a twisting plot, funny characters, and haunting souls. I can’t wait to hear what adventures they have next.” —A.J. H., age 11 “I read enough in just one day to fill my school reading log for a week.” —Michael C., age 10 “A unique, intriguing book filled with page-turning adventures.” —Madeline H., age 12 “Couldn’t put it down. I stayed up reading until 11:00 p.m. with only one thought in my mind: one more chapter!” —Ben H., age 11


Nurk

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ISBN: 054735181X
Release Date: 2008-06-01
Number of pages: 144
Author: Ursula Vernon
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Nurk in PDF and EPUB Nurk is a quiet homebody of a shrew. But when a mysterious plea for help arrives in the mail, he invokes the spirit of his fearless warrior-shrew grandmother, Surka, and sets off to find the sender. It seems the prince of the dragonflies has been kidnapped, and Nurk is his last hope for rescue. Such a mission would be daunting for even the biggest, baddest, and bravest of shrews, and Nurk is neither big nor bad, and only a little brave. But he does his very best--and hopes his grandmother would be proud. Nurk is a warm, wonderful, and hilarious illustrated adventure about courage, family legacies, and friendships of a most unusual nature.


Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores

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ISBN: 9781468312409
Release Date: 2012-09-13
Number of pages: 144
Author: Jennifer Campbell
Publisher: The Overlook Press

Download and read online Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores in PDF and EPUB "What is your biggest pet peeve?" This simple Twitter question posed by John Cleese inspired bookseller Jen Campbell to start a blog collecting all the ridiculous conversations overheard in her bookstore. Everything from "Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?" to "Did Charles Dickens ever write anything fun?" Anyone who has ever worked in retail will nod knowingly at requests like "I’ve forgotten my glasses, can you read me the first chapter?" Or the absurdity of questions like "Excuse me . . . is this book edible?" Filled with fun and quirky illustrations by the award-winning Brothers McLeod and featuring contributions from booksellers across the United States and Canada, as well as the author's native UK, Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores is a celebration of bookstores, large and small, and of the brilliant booksellers who toil in those literary fields, as well as the myriad of colorful characters that walk through the doors everyday. This irresistible collection is proof positive that booksellers everywhere are heroes.


Big Dead Place

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ISBN: 9780922915996
Release Date: 2005-01
Number of pages: 259
Author: Nicholas Johnson
Publisher: Feral House

Download and read online Big Dead Place in PDF and EPUB In the desolate continent of Antarctica, the United States Government has set up three bases operated by the Raytheon corporation. These alleged ports of high science have seen little if any technical endeavours this century; nevertheless, the charade continues and many dozens of workers are cooped up together in high-tech communes. Harassed by a tic-tac bureaucracy that makes the Soviet Union look free and easy, these bases are filled with highly neurotic individuals who use their free time playing mind games with one another.


Strange Fruit

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ISBN: 9781512438635
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Number of pages: 40
Author: Gary Golio
Publisher: Millbrook Press

Download and read online Strange Fruit in PDF and EPUB The audience was completely silent the first time Billie Holiday performed a song called "Strange Fruit." In the 1930s, Billie was known as a performer of jazz and blues music, but this song wasn't either of those things. It was a song about injustice, and it would change her life forever. Discover how two outsidersBillie Holiday, a young black woman raised in poverty, and Abel Meeropol, the son of Jewish immigrantscombined their talents to create a song that challenged racism and paved the way for the Civil Rights movement.