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The Road to Strange

Author : Michael Brein,Rosemary Ellen Guiley

ISBN10 : 1942157169

Publisher : Visionary Living, Inc.

Number of Pages :

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

Viewed : 1824


Book Summary: Travel opens the door to the unknown. When you pack your bags for travel and adventure, you might get more than you expected – a side trip into a phantom world where mysterious things happen. This collection of 44 page-turning original, true stories tells of travelers around the world who are suddenly faced with ghosts, paranormal phenomena, unusual synchronicities, time slips, magic, visions, past-life connections, premonitions, mystical experiences, mysterious figures, and more. Each story has an expert, insightful commentary. Read about: A blood-soaked man who wanders the streets of Paris An angry dead woman who destroys a house Mystical experiences beyond time at sacred sites A gas-pumping ghost in the desert Death curses and devil snakes And much more! “A fascinating book with great commentary. Plenty of interesting stories of earthbound spirits and why they inhabit the dark stairwells of the world.” – David Hatcher Childress, author and owner, Adventures Unlimited Press “The Road to Strange, with its variety of exceptional experiences happening to ordinary people (and the accompanying commentary), is a truly interesting book that makes one wonder about our world and our own experiences. You may find it hard to put down – and you’ll be searching your memory for your own extraordinary happenings.” – Loyd Auerbach, parapsychologist, author, and President, Forever Family Foundation

The Authentic Unauthorized Secret Biography of HIM

Author : Marc Halupczok

ISBN10 : 3944154967

Publisher : UBOOKS

Number of Pages : 191

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1759


Book Summary: With the release of their debut album in 1997, HIM and their charismatic frontman, lead singer Ville Valo, took the music world by storm, unveiling their trademark sound that eventually would make them Finland's top selling international band of all time. With a strong and loyal fan base across Europe, and after their US breakthrough in 2005, hits such as Wicked Game and Join Me have long since reached anthem status among HIM fans worldwide. In 2012, the band recorded their eighth studio album. This authentic unauthorised secret biography retraces the steps of HIM's creative mastermind and his band mates from their early days in the suburbs of Helsinki to global rock stardom. Aided by Finnish promoter legend Silke Yli-Sirniö who discovered and worked with HIM for many years, Marc Halupczok provides a comprehensive and unbiased insight into Love Metal creator and global heartthrob Ville Valo.

Now my Tale is Told

Author : Elizabeth Bell

ISBN10 : 3748741898

Publisher : BookRix

Number of Pages : 116

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 575


Book Summary: Join author, Elizabeth Bell As she gives you a sneak peek into her works absolutely free with no need to share your email! Enjoy chapters from The Hostage, The Oni, and AKA Johnny Elf as well as two chapters from two novellas When Lightnings Unleashed and Catfish. If that's not enough you'll also get THREE short stories to enjoy. So if you've been wondering if her creative work is for you download now and find out today!

The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths

Author : Harry Bingham

ISBN10 : 1409140946

Publisher : Orion

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 498


Book Summary: A woman starved to death. A tech genius with his hands hacked off. The heist of the century. When DC Fiona Griffiths and her colleagues piece together the clues to several grim crimes, they realise they're staring at one of the world's most daring robberies. Fiona is asked to take on her toughest case yet: will she go undercover to penetrate this criminal gang from within? When Fiona says yes, she has to give up her old life entirely. She becomes Fiona Grey, a homeless woman struggling to get her life back together again. When the criminal gang adopt her as one of their own, she's totally alone, vulnerable - and dangerous as hell. Praise for the Fiona Griffiths mystery series: 'With Detective Constable Fiona 'Fi' Griffiths, Harry Bingham...finds a sweet spot in crime fiction...think Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander...[or] Lee Child's Jack Reacher... The writing is terrific' The Boston Globe 'The easiest five stars I've ever awarded a book. Fiona Griffiths is by far the most original detective I've come across' Loretta Milan 'Gritty, compelling...a procedural unlike any other you are likely to read this year' USA Today 'Compelling...a new crime talent to treasure' Daily Mail 'Fiona Griffiths may be the most fascinating protagonist in fiction. She is similar to Lisbeth Salander, an intelligent but profoundly damaged young woman, but Fiona is less hostile and more curious, sort of a good guy sociopath. This is definitely one my favourite thriller series' Audrey, Top 500 Reviewer Fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Ann Cleeves will be gripped by the other titles in the Fiona Griffiths mystery series: 1. Talking to the Dead 2. Love Story, With Murders 3. The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths 4. This Thing of Darkness 5. The Dead House 6. The Deepest Grave (coming soon!) If you're looking for a crime thriller series to keep you hooked, then go no further: you've just found it. ** Each Fiona Griffiths thriller can be read as a standalone or in series order **

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Author : Susanna Clarke

ISBN10 : 160819535X

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Number of Pages : 800

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1684


Book Summary: In the Hugo-award winning, epic New York Times Bestseller and basis for the BBC miniseries, two men change England's history when they bring magic back into the world. In the midst of the Napoleonic Wars in 1806, most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England - until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers and becomes an overnight celebrity. Another practicing magician then emerges: the young and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell's pupil, and the two join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wild, most perilous forms of magic, and he soon risks sacrificing his partnership with Norrell and everything else he holds dear. Susanna Clarke's brilliant first novel is an utterly compelling epic tale of nineteenth-century England and the two magicians who, first as teacher and pupil and then as rivals, emerge to change its history.

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Author : Robert Wann

ISBN10 : 9781456746384

Publisher : AuthorHouse

Number of Pages : 344

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 370


Book Summary: Henriks ambitions were different than anyone else in his field, or as a matter of fact, in the world. He could have simply taken the road to success and had an illustrious career as a neurosurgeon with a model wife, four children and a beautiful home in the suburbs, but he wanted more and was driven by a force that could not be explained. A force to conquer the human brain and communicate with it in ways that would change the world as we know it today. His early experiments had already proven that he could retrieve the memories of the dead, but now he had more ambitious goals. He was on a quest to capture the memories of the living and ultimately provide his subjects with new memories, all without harming them. Memories that he had retrieved from previous subjects. Unfortunately, he could have never predicted the casualties that would occur in the wake of his success.

Strange Birds

Author : Celia C. Pérez

ISBN10 : 0425290441

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 854


Book Summary: From the award-winning author of The First Rule of Punk comes the story of four kids who form an alternative Scout troop that shakes up their sleepy Florida town. "Writing with wry restraint that's reminiscent of Kate DiCamillo... a beautiful tale." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review!) When three very different girls find a mysterious invitation to a lavish mansion, the promise of adventure and mischief is too intriguing to pass up. Ofelia Castillo (a budding journalist), Aster Douglas (a bookish foodie), and Cat Garcia (a rule-abiding birdwatcher) meet the kid behind the invite, Lane DiSanti, and it isn't love at first sight. But they soon bond over a shared mission to get the Floras, their local Scouts, to ditch an outdated tradition. In their quest for justice, independence, and an unforgettable summer, the girls form their own troop and find something they didn't know they needed: sisterhood.

Download Murder: A Terrifying Psychological Murder Mystery

Author : Patrick Logan

ISBN10 : 1537870106

Publisher :

Number of Pages : 275

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 906


Book Summary: There are more than 10 million eBooks available online, but there is only one that predicts murder before it happens. Detective Damien Drake is from the old guard, and he doesn’t have time for reading, let alone staring at a glowing screen. But when gets called in to help with a case, he suddenly finds himself thrust into the world of digital books. And one particular story, about murdered women, their lips painted bright red with their own blood, captivates not only Damien, but the entire world. Except these books aren’t fiction, they’re real. But unlike other true crime stories, not all of these murders have been committed... yet. Download Murder: A Terrifying Psychological Murder Mystery is the third book in the Detective Damien Drake Series, which merges the grittiness of the movie Se7en and the psychological breadth of Hannibal to create truly original detective stories that will make you want to lock your doors and stay inside... and turn off your tablet, computer, and eReader. Order your copy of the latest installment of the Detective Damien Drake Series today!

Help! We Have Strange Powers! (Goosebumps Horrorland #10)

Author : R.L. Stine

ISBN10 : 0545840872

Publisher : Scholastic Inc.

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 477


Book Summary: It's a whole new ride from master of horror and bestselling author R.L. Stine--with a story so fiendish that it can't be contained to just one book! Jillian and Jackson freak out when they suddenly can read people’s thoughts. But the trick turns to terror when the twins are stalked by a strange scientist who wants to know exactly what’s on their minds. Will the twins ever lead normal lives again? Not in HorrorLand they won’t. There are free meals, free games, and free falls down the Doom Slide. Someone’s watching their every step. But is she friend or foe?

A Strange Disappearance

Author : Anna Katharine Green

ISBN10 : 1775450384

Publisher : The Floating Press

Number of Pages : 166

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1177


Book Summary: In the mood for a masterfully plotted detective story from the golden era of the mystery genre? Try A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green, who is regarded as one of the most important early innovators in the detective fiction field. The novel features Ebenezer Gryce, a rotund NYC police investigator who became one of Green's most beloved creations.

OS X Yosemite For Dummies

Author : Bob LeVitus

ISBN10 : 1118991222

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 512

Category : Computers

Viewed : 349


Book Summary: Get the most out of the latest version of OS X Updated and revised for the latest OS X release from Apple, OS X Yosemite For Dummies gives you fun, easy-to-understand coverage of the key features and tools needed to get the most out OS X. Inside, you'll get up and running on OS X basics; customizing your workspace; working with the Dock; finding files with Spotlight; working with Mission Control and Launchpad; organizing your life with Calendar, Reminders, Notes, and Notifications; browsing the web with Safari; setting up, sending, and receiving e-mail; communicating through Messages; enjoying music, movies, and digital photos; writing documents with TextEdit; getting where you're going with Maps; and much more. Combining the power and stability of UNIX with Apple's legendary elegance and style, OS X is the default operating system installed on every desktop and laptop computer sold by Apple. OS X Yosemite For Dummies clearly explains the ins and outs of Apple's operating system in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the For Dummies series for more than twenty years. Richly illustrated in full color and updated to reflect the latest version of OS X Covers the key features and tools readers need to start using OS X Shows you how to use OS X to make your work and personal life more organized and fun If you're a first-time Apple consumer just switching over from a PC, or a beginner-to-intermediate Mac user upgrading to the newest version of OS X, this comprehensive and all-encompassing guide will have you whizzing around OS X like a pro in no time.

Strange Life of Ivan Osokin

Author : P. D. Ouspensky

ISBN10 : 9781584200055

Publisher : SteinerBooks

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1701


Book Summary: Here is the story of Ivan Osokin, a young man who has squandered every chance life has given him. A failure at school, ruined financially, and rejected by the woman he loves, he finds himself at a dead end. He wishes to live his life over again so he can avoid all his mistakes. Then he meets a magician who gives him that chance.

Strange Son

Author : Portia Iversen

ISBN10 : 1101217510

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 448

Category : Family & Relationships

Viewed : 1014


Book Summary: Strange Son is the powerful tale of two mothers from opposite sides of the world who, united by their fierce determination to help their severely autistic sons, have challenged everything we thought we knew about autism. Tito Mukhopadhyay, an autistic boy from India who spends most of his time flapping his fingers in front of his eyes, has an IQ of 185. He favors the writings of Wordsworth and Ibsen. He loves philosophy, reads People, and worries about conflict in the Middle East. He also writes beautiful poetry.That Tito can communicate at all is due to his mother, Soma, who single-handedly developed a revolutionary method of teaching him in their one-room apartment in Bangalore, a "classroom" that lacked even running water. Iversen weaves the twin stories of Soma and Tito (and how Soma's methods mystified experts) together with her own story of how she and her family came to understand Dov. The result is a book suffused with uplifting human drama.

Strange Narrators in Contemporary Fiction

Author : Marco Caracciolo

ISBN10 : 0803296754

Publisher : U of Nebraska Press

Number of Pages : 312

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 789


Book Summary: A storyteller’s craft can often be judged by how convincingly the narrative captures the identity and personality of its characters. In this book, the characters who take center stage are “strange” first-person narrators: they are fascinating because of how they are at odds with what the reader would wish or expect to hear—while remaining reassuringly familiar in voice, interactions, and conversations. Combining literary analysis with research in cognitive and social psychology, Marco Caracciolo focuses on readers’ encounters with the “strange” narrators of ten contemporary novels, including Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho, Haruki Murakami’s Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, and Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Caracciolo explores readers’ responses to narrators who suffer from neurocognitive or developmental disorders, who are mentally disturbed due to multiple personality disorder or psychopathy, whose consciousness is split between two parallel dimensions or is disembodied, who are animals, or who lose their sanity. A foray into current work on reception, reader-response, cognitive literary study, and narratology, Strange Narrators in Contemporary Fiction illustrates why any encounter with a fictional text is a complex negotiation of interlaced feelings, thoughts, experiences, and interpretations.

Strange Sounds

Author : Timothy D Taylor

ISBN10 : 113520652X

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 448


Book Summary: In Strange Sounds, Timothy D. Taylor explains the wonder and anxiety provoked by a technological revolution that began in the 1940s and gathers steam daily. Taylor discusses the ultural role of technology, its use in making music, and the inevitable concerns about "authenticity" that arise from electronic music. Informative and highly entertaining for both music fans and scholars, Strange Sounds is a provocative look at how we perform, listen to, and understand music today.


Author : R.L. Stevenson

ISBN10 : 8172248938

Publisher : Jaico Publishing House

Number of Pages : 248

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 806


Book Summary: David Balfour, a lad of seventeen, left home after the death of his parents. He carried with him a letter of introduction from his father to his uncle, Ebenezer Balfour, who turned out to be a mean and wicked man wishing to deprive his nephew his rightful share in the family property. He therefore got young David kidnapped and taken abroad a ship bound for the Carolinas. Fortunately, the ship was wrecked and David returned after a series of hair raising adventures to claim his share of the property.

Media Independence

Author : James Bennett,Niki Strange

ISBN10 : 1317690346

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 292

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: Media independence is central to the organization, make-up, working practices and output of media systems across the globe. Often stemming from western notions of individual and political freedoms, independence has informed the development of media across a range of platforms: from the freedom of the press as the "fourth estate" and the rise of Hollywood’s Independent studios and Independent television in Britain, through to the importance of "Indy" labels in music and gaming and the increasing importance of independence of voice in citizen journalism. Media independence for many, therefore, has come to mean working with freedom: from state control or interference, from monopoly, from market forces, as well as freedom to report, comment, create and document without fear of persecution. However, far from a stable concept that informs all media systems, the notion of media independence has long been contested, forming a crucial tension point in the regulation, shape, size and role of the media around the globe. Contributors including David Hesmondhalgh, Gholam Khiabany, José van Dijck, Hector Postigo, Anthony Fung, Stuart Allan and Geoff King demonstrate how the notion of independence has remained paramount, but contested, in ideals of what the media is for, how it should be regulated, what it should produce and what working within it should be like. They address questions of economics, labor relations, production cultures, ideologies and social functions.

Strange Attractors

Author : Sarah Glaz,Joanne Growney

ISBN10 : 1439865183

Publisher : CRC Press

Number of Pages : 250

Category : Mathematics

Viewed : 1912


Book Summary: Strange Attractors is a collection of approximately 150 poems with strong links to mathematics in content, form, or imagery. The common theme is love, and the editors draw from its various manifestations—romantic love, spiritual love, humorous love, love between parents and children, mathematicians in love, love of mathematics. The poets include literary masters as well as celebrated mathematicians and scientists. "What, after all, is mathematics but the poetry of the mind, and what is poetry but the mathematics of the heart?" So wrote the American mathematician and educator David Eugene Smith. In a similar vein, the German mathematician Karl Weierstrass declared, "A mathematician who is not at the same time something of a poet will never be a full mathematician." Most mathematicians will know what they meant. But what do professional poets think of mathematics? In this delightful collection, the editors present the view of the same terrain—the connections between mathematics and poetry—from the other side of the equation: the poets. Now is your chance to see if the equation balances. —Keith Devlin, mathematician, Stanford University, and author of The Math Gene, The Math Instinct, and The Language of Mathematics

Strangers in a Strange Lab

Author : William Ickes

ISBN10 : 9780199706679

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 232

Category : Psychology

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Book Summary: Winner of the 2012 International Association for Relationship Research Book Award Can we predict how well -- or how poorly -- two strangers will get along? According to social psychologist William Ickes, the answer is yes. Drawing upon relevant research findings from his 30-year career, Ickes explains how initial interactions are shaped by gender, race, birth order, physical attractiveness, androgyny, the Big Five dimensions, shyness, and self-monitoring. Ickes's work offers unprecedented insights on the links between personality and social behavior that have not previously been compiled in a single source: how sibling relationships during childhood affect our interactions with opposite-sex strangers years later; why Latinos have a social advantage in initial interactions; how men react to the physical attractiveness of a female stranger in a relatively direct and obvious way while women react to the attractiveness of a male stranger in a more indirect and subtle way; and how personality similarity is related to satisfaction in married couples.