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Mother Night 

Добавил vredina 06 декабря, 2010 11:39 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Mother Night

Description: Mother Night is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of gray with a verdict that will haunt us all.
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Kurt Vonnegut Просмотров:  2028

Jailbird 

Добавил vredina 06 декабря, 2010 11:22 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Jailbird

Description: Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F. Starbuck from Harvard to the Nixon White House to the penitentiary as Watergate’s least known co-conspirator. But the humor turns dark when Vonnegut shines his spotlight on the cold hearts and calculated greed of the mighty, giving a razor-sharp edge to an unforgettable portrait of power and politics in our times.
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Kurt Vonnegut Просмотров:  2281

Hocus Pocus 

Добавил vredina 06 декабря, 2010 10:41 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Hocus Pocus

Description: Hocus Pocus is the fictional autobiography of a West Point graduate who was in charge of the humiliating evacuation of U.S. personnel from the Saigon rooftops at the close of the Vietnam War. Returning home from the war, he unknowingly fathered an illegitimate son. In 2001, the son begins a search for his father and catches up with him just in time to see him arrested for masterminding the prison break of 10,000 convicts. Using his famous brand of satire and wit, Vonnegut captures twenty-first century America as only he could foresee it. In Hocus Pocus, listeners will find a fresh novel, as fascinating and brilliantly offbeat as anything he's written.
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Kurt Vonnegut Просмотров:  1955

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater 

Добавил vredina 06 декабря, 2010 10:26 English Language Комментариев: 0   
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

Description: Eliot Rosewater, a drunk volunteer fireman and president of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation, is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature, with a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. The result is Kurt Vonnegut's funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to.
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Kurt Vonnegut Просмотров:  1867

Deadeye Dick 

Добавил vredina 06 декабря, 2010 10:15 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Deadeye Dick

Description: “A moving fable . . . Vonnegut, sweet cynic and ugly duckling, continues to write gentle swan songs for our uncivil society.”—Playboy
“The master at his quirky, provocative best.”—Cosmopolitan
“Vonnegut is George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer . . . a zany but moral mad scientist.”
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Kurt Vonnegut Просмотров:  1970

Bluebeard 

Добавил vredina 06 декабря, 2010 10:05 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Bluebeard

Description: Vonnegut rounds up several familiar themes and character types for his 13th novel: genocide, the surreality of the modern world, fluid interplay of the past and present, and the less-than-heroic figure taking center stage to tell his story. Here he elevates to narrator a minor character from Breakfast of Champions , wounded World War II veteran and abstract painter Rabo Karabekian. At the urging of enchantress-as-bully Circe Berman, Karabekian writes his "hoax autobiography." Vonnegut uses the tale to satirize art movements and the art-as-investment mind-set and to explore the shifting shape of reality. Although not among his best novels, Bluebeard is a good one and features liberal doses of his off-balance humor.
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Kurt Vonnegut Просмотров:  2293
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Onzichtbaar 

Добавил vredina 06 декабря, 2010 09:50 Dutch Language Комментариев: 0   
Onzichtbaar

Description: Een gewelddadige gijzeling houdt de inwoners van Grant County in zijn greep. Kinderarts Sara Linton en haar ex-echtgenoot politiechef Jeffrey bevinden zich onder de gegijzelden. Is detective Lena wel de aangewezen persoon om dit drama tot een goed einde te brengen? Houdt de gijzeling verband met mysterieuze gebeurtenissen uit het verleden? Heeft Jeffrey duistere kanten die zelfs Sara niet kan vermoeden? Deze briljant geconstrueerde thriller is net als de eerdere delen in de Sara Lintonreeks bloe...
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Karin Slaughter Просмотров:  1764

Nobody's Girl 

Добавил vredina 06 декабря, 2010 08:57 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Nobody's Girl

Description: Praise for NOBODY'S GIRL: 'This pageturner is a gritty tale of survival.' Tesco magazine. 'Heartbreakingly poignant and joltingly realistic. From the first page the characters and their lives drew me in. It combines wonderfully accurate historical detail with true gritty realism in a book that fans of misery lit won't want to miss.' Annie Groves, author of SOME SUNNY DAY. Praise for Kitty Neale: "A gritty tale" BELLA "Neale makes Cookson's earthiest stories look a little tame." PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH WATERSTONE'S "Don't always be put off by the term "page-turner" -- this book is in no way a pile of slushy nonsense. At its core is family life -- the ups and downs of marriage and the parent/child bond -- ranging from the worst excesses of childhood sexual abuse to a love so dutiful that a mother will conspire to break a young girl's heart with the sole purpose of protecting her son. From Post war London to the Swinging 60s this book is a rare thing indeed. Please read and enjoy."
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Kitty Neale Просмотров:  1625

Kezicsokolom 

Добавил vredina 06 декабря, 2010 08:39 Other Languages Комментариев: 0   
Kezicsokolom

Description: Efrajim Kishon harminchet nyelvre leforditott konyvei negyvenmillio peldanyban keltek el. Tortenetei jatszodhatnak barhol, vitathatatlan, a sajatos pesti humorhagyomanyait folytatja. Irasaiban ott villodzik az az elegans konnyedseg, az a gonoszkodo, de sohasem gonosz csufondarossag, amely a pestinek nevezett zsido humor sajatja. Kishont Ferenc Hoffman Ferenckent 1924-ben Budapesten szuletett.Asszimilalt csaladban nott fel, szulei magyar patriotaknak tartottak magukat, mindig kihangsulyoztak, hogy felmenoik aktiv szereploi voltak a 48-as szabadsagharcnak. Iroi tehetsege mar koran megmutatkozott, 1940-ben elso dijat kapott egy kozepiskolasoknak kiirt novellaversenyen.
Fiatal eveit tobbnyire taborokban es rejtozkodve kellett toltenie. Munkataborba, majd koncentracios taborba is kerult, de neki sikerult a menekules. A haboru utan
a Ludas Matyi szerkesztosegeben kezdett tevekenykedni. 1949-ben kivandorolIzraelbe, megtanult heberul, es ezen a nyelven valt vilaghiruve.Sajat bevallasa szerint legfobb elodjeinek Karinthy Frigyest es Molnar Ferencet tartotta. Masodik felesege, Sara halala utan, akivel negyven evig voltak hazasok("a vilag legjobb felesege"), 2003-ban Lisa Witasek osztrak ironovel kotott hazassagot. 2005 januarjaban a svajci Apennzell-ben hunyt el.
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Efraim Kishon Просмотров:  2441
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