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The novelist announced his mashup musical with the famous poet.

The working title is , "L.A.D.Y.  Chatterly Loves O.L.D. Possum Practical C.A.T.S."

A book in two acts. Set in a typical Eastern suburb of Bullit Park where violence and suspense lurks just below the idyllic surface, The first half concerns Detective Elliot Nailles, a veteran police officer who is given the task of protecting a young state's witness and former ganster. However, the witness completely refuses to get out of bed, causing Nailles no end of grief and casting doubts on the true nature of the American dream. In the second half, disturbed neighbour Paul Hammer begins stalking the witness, and eventually kidnaps him. The story culminates in a epic and memorable chase through criss-crossing rows of cookie cutter houses exposing both the bland conformity and intense violence present in 1960's suburbia.
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IN UNDERTAKING to describe the recent and strange incidents in our industry, well known but rarely understood, I find' myself forced in absence of literary skill to begin my story rather far back, that is to say, with certain biographical details concerning that talented and highly-esteemed Madame, Mirand Priestly (nee Miriam Princhek).. I trust that these details may at least serve as an introduction, while my projected story itself will come later.

I will say at once that Mirand Priestly had always filled a particular role at Runway, that of editor and chief exorciator, so to say, and she was passionately fond of playing the part—so much so that I really believe she could not have existed without it. Not that I would put her on a level with an actor at a theatre, God forbid, for I really have a respect for her. This may all have been the effect of habit, or rather, more exactly of a dreadful propensity she had from her earliest years for indulging in a frightful but satisfying daydream in which she figured as an aristocratic and commanding public character. She fondly loved, for instance, her position as a "powerful" figure and, so to speak, a "sophisticate.” There is a sort of fabulous glamour about those two little words that fascinated her once for all and, exalting her gradually in her own opinion, raised her in the course of years to a lofty pedestal very gratifying to vanity.
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When Nell Trent discovers that a plant in her grandfather's Curiosity Shop is trying to eat him out of house and home, little Nell convinces her grandfather to abandon their home. Together, they journey across the English countryside, experiencing many adventures. Nell becomes a teen sensation when she is hired by Mrs. Jarley to perform in a traveling musical. She enjoys her newfound popularity until she discovers that the man-eating plant from the Curiosity Shop has followed her grandfather and her, seeking a part in the musical. To Nell's horror, she learn that the plant is bribing her grandfather with the intent of eating Mrs. Jarley. Thus, Nell dispenses with her comfortable lifestyle and once again flees with her grandfather.
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Riddler on the Roof

Set in pre-"No Man's Land" Gotham, the novel (and subsequent stage play) is based upon the stories of Robert Kane.

Edward Nygma is a costumed villain coping with a host of problems;


  • A world unware of his mental prowess
  • The day-to-day problems of super villainy
  • His cantakerous henchmen
  • City sanctioned violence in the form of the Batman


Synopsis: Journalist Schlosser argues that the slow food industry has triggered the growth of community gardening in America's landscape, widened the gap between things that taste just like chicken and actual chickens, fueled an epidemic of self-righteous epicureanism and banished American cultural standardbearers such as McDonalds and KFC to lonely outposts abroad. He discusses startling facts about food production and preparation, including the dirty secret behind "meat" (it comes from animals), the farmers' efforts to reel in young, susceptible consumers through beets and parsnips, and other unsettling facts.
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 Les Misery


The classic horror tale of Jean Valjean wrongly imprisoned and tortured by his most devoted fan.   A rousing ending where the citizens of a small New England town take to the streets armed with pitchforks and ski poles provides the needed catharsis for this epic novel.  This publication coincides with the film release starring Gerald Depardieu and Kathy Bates.   


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Portrait of a Lady as a Young Man



Henry James’ comedy of manners follows a cross-dressing prostitute in the streets of Dublin.   Inventive stream-of-consciousness writing style marked the beginning of a new genre in literature and made the words “moo-cow” and “girlyman” part of the modern lingo.   



Scarlet Letter to a Christian Nation


Provocative author Sam Harris challenges his audience in this audacious sequel to his best-seller The End of Keeping Faith.  In this scorching essay, Harris proposes that all Christians wear an embroidered red letter ‘C’ on their chests so that the non-believers and “generally sane” people can quickly identify those who are “irrational, ignorant, and intolerant bigots.”  Sure to be on every neighborhood book club’s reading list. 


On the Road by Jack Kerouac and Cormac McCarthy

Can I ask you something, Dean? Sal said.




Are we Beat?


Sometimes. Not now.


And we're still going west.


Dig it.


So we'll be hip.




Dig what?


Nothing. Just dig.




I'm going to blow out this reefer stick. Is that okay?


Yes. That's okay.


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One Hundred Yankee Years of Solitude

Many years later, as he faced the media, Joe Torre was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover baseball. At that time the Bronx was a village of twenty adobe houses, built on the bank of the Hudson river of clear water that ran along a bed of polished stones, which were white and enormous, like prehistoric eggs.
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The Telltale Tart: Martha Stewart investigates when a dead body is found by Poe's grave, and the coroner finds that the victim choked to death -- on a cherry tart!


The Girl with the Tatooine Dragon: The story of the girl Luke Skywalker left behind, and the dragon who saved her.


Pride and Prepositions: Lynne Truss is back!


Pudd'nhead Wilson's War:  Pudd'n head Wilson heads back to court, as Tom Sawyer takes on Huck Finn in the battle for America's Top Mark Twain Character.

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Adam and Eve, recently expelled from Eden, go on a massive 3 day bender!


If Ray Milland plays the role of Adam and Jane Wyman assumes the role of Eve, does the proverbial snake than play Howard Da Silva's part as the bartender? Talk about temptation! The apple then becomes a tumbler of whisky?

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Harry Potter meets Harry Bosch

Bosch reopens an investigation into the whereabouts of a missing boy with a peculiar scar on his forehead.


Who is the boy?


Has he been abducted?


Why can't Bosch locate the boy's parents?


And what's a Hogwarts and could it be a clue?

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Robert Louis Stevenson and Robert B. Parker

Dr. Spenser and Mr. Hawk solve crimes in downtown Boston while attempting to control their own inner demons.


Though never actually seen together, Spenser and Hawk are reported to be two separate people, but are they? 


Susan Silverman, Spenser's love interest and a lawyer by trade, has become wary of her beau. His violent outbursts are becoming more frequent and who is this Mr. Hawk character he keeps talking about? 


 When Mr. Hawk is accused of trampling a small girl, it's up to Spenser and Silverman to solve this convoluted crime. How will this one play out?

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Four teenage girls bond over a pair of Blue Jeans and when they are in possession of the magical article of clothing --really hunky guys from all different time periods fill the pants.  Dating, and engagement, and a possible beheading occur.
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Wallace and Gromit: Judgment Day

    The whimsical adventures of absent-minded inventor Wallace and his trusty dog, Gromit are cut short when SKYNET achieves sentience. Will the intrepid inventor and his crafty canine be able to thwart SKYNET's deadly cyborgs and save the human race?


Starring Peter Sallis and Arnold Schwarzenegger 

Categories: film to film

Amir comes riding into Kabul wearing a fur fez just like the one Hamid Karzai wears, thinking, "I have come from California: a fur piece. All the way from Marin County a-walking. A fur piece." Now a successful novelist, Amir, in his fur piece, has returned to the country of his youth after receiving an enigmatic phone call advising him that there is a way to atone for his betrayal of his loyal childhood companion Joe Christmas, the harelipped kite runner, who in his mad flight to retrieve an imaginary kite, embraced death, entering "the street which ran for thirty years." "The whiskey died away in time and was renewed and died again, but the street ran on. From that night the thousand streets ran as one street...The street ran into Oklahoma and Missouri and as far south as Mexico and then back north to Chicago and Detroit and then back south again and at last to Mississippi..." That's one loyal servant!

When the movie adaptation of "Q & A," Vikas Swarup's picaresque novel about Mumbai street urchins strikes gold at the box office, he and his publisher are lured to Harpo Studios in Chicago, ostensibly to participate in a panel discussion entitled "Truth in India," but really for the purpose of slicing, dicing, and forcing him to confess to a bunch of NY Times book critics just how he "cheated," because, after all, they had dismissed his novel three years earlier in a perfunctory one-paragraph review by Elsa Dixler.

A group of American expatriates settles in a quiet Mexican village, where they enjoy spacious adobe houses and the tolerance of the natives but eschew the larger crustacean food sources after investigating the ethics of boiling a creature alive in order to enhance their own gustatory pleasure.

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