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Dark Entries

Dark Entries

  • Author: Robert Aickman
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571311784
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 208
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Robert Aickman (1914-1981) was the grandson of Richard Marsh, a leading Victorian novelist of the occult. Though his chief occupation in life was first as a conservationist of England's canals he eventually turned his talents to writing what he called 'strange stories.' Dark Entries (1964) was his first full collection, the debut in a body of work that would inspire Peter Straub to hail Aickman as 'this century's most profound writer of what we call horror stories.'

Dark Entries

Dark Entries

  • Author: Ian Rankin,Werther Dell'Edera
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781848560598
  • Category: Celebrities
  • Page: 212
  • View: 6072
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Occult detective John Constantine has seem many strange things in his career, but the horrors of "reality television" are a new genre. When in the "Haunted Mansion", a hot new show on TV, the house itself starts attacking the contestants, Constantine must figure out who, or what, is pulling the strings in this macabre situation, before it becomes his last investigation

Dark Entries

Dark Entries

Bauhaus and Beyond

  • Author: Ian Shirley
  • Publisher: S A F Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9780946719136
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 191
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The Godfathers of Gothic rock, Bauhaus single-handedly launched a new musical genre.

Cold Hand in Mine

Cold Hand in Mine

  • Author: Robert Aickman
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571316417
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Aickman's 'strange stories' (his preferred term) are constructed immaculately, the neuroses of his characters painted in subtle shades. He builds dread by the steady accrual of realistic detail, until the reader realises that the protagonist is heading towards their doom as if in a dream. Cold Hand in Mine, first published in 1975, stands as one of Aickman's finest collections and contains eight tales including 'Pages from a Young Girl's Journal' which won the World Fantasy Award. 'He had the ability to invest the daylight world with all the terrors of the night, and specialised in subverting notions of safety and sunshine into something sinister and unforgiving.' Christopher Fowler, Independent

Dark Entry

Dark Entry

  • Author: M. J. Trow
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 1780100841
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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First in the thrilling new Kit Marlowe historical mystery series - Cambridge, 1583. About to graduate from Corpus Christi, the young Christopher Marlowe spends his days studying and his nights carousing with old friends. But when one of them is discovered lying dead in his King's College room, mouth open in a silent scream, Marlowe refuses to accept the official verdict of suicide. Calling on the help of his mentor, Sir Roger Manwood, Justice of the Peace, and the queen's magus, Dr John Dee, a poison expert, Marlowe sets out to prove that his friend was murdered.

The Wine-Dark Sea

The Wine-Dark Sea

  • Author: Robert Aickman
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571316409
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
  • View: 6156
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Aickman's 'strange stories' (his preferred term) are constructed immaculately, the neuroses of his characters painted in subtle shades. He builds dread by the steady accrual of realistic detail, until the reader realises that the protagonist is heading towards their doom as if in a dream. First published in 1988, The Wine-Dark Sea contains eight stories that build towards disturbing yet enigmatic endings, including the classic story 'Your Tiny Hand is Frozen.' 'Of all the authors of uncanny tales, Aickman is the best ever . . . His tales literally haunt me; his plots and his turns of phrase run through my head at the most unlikely moments.' Russell Kirk

Deep and Dark and Dangerous

Deep and Dark and Dangerous

  • Author: Mary Downing Hahn
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780547532141
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 192
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Just before summer begins, 13-year-old Ali finds an odd photograph in the attic. She knows the two children in it are her mother, Claire, and her aunt Dulcie. But who’s the third person, the one who’s been torn out of the picture? Ali figures she’ll find out while she’s vacationing in Maine with Dulcie and her four-year-old daughter, Emma, in the house where Ali’s mother’s family used to spend summers. All hopes for relaxation are quashed shortly after their arrival, though, when the girls meet Sissy, a kid who’s mean and spiteful and a bad influence on Emma. Strangest of all, Sissy keeps talking about a girl named Teresa who drowned under mysterious circumstances back when Claire and Dulcie were kids, and whose body was never found. At first Ali thinks Sissy’s just trying to scare her with a ghost story, but soon she discovers the real reason why Sissy is so angry. . . . Mary Downing Hahn is at her chilling best in this new supernatural tale that’s certain to send shivers down her readers’ spines.

Christie Malry's Own Double-entry

Christie Malry's Own Double-entry

  • Author: Bryan Stanley Johnson
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780811209540
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 180
  • View: 1990
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Employing the principles of double-entry bookkeeping, a frustrated bank clerk devises a unique system for righting the wrongs imposed on him by society

Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD

Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD

  • Author: Martin Aston
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007522010
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 650
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The first official account of the iconic record label.

Compulsory Games

Compulsory Games

  • Author: Robert Aickman
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • ISBN: 1681371898
  • Category: FICTION
  • Page: 368
  • View: 6949
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"The best and most interesting stories by Robert Aickman, a master of the supernatural tale, the uncanny, and the truly weird. Cross Henry James with M.R. James and you might end up with a writer like Robert Aickman, though his self-described "strange stories" remain confoundingly and uniquely his own. Aickman's superbly written tales terrify not with standard thrills and gore but through a radical overturning of the laws of nature and everyday life. His territory of the strange, of the "void behind the face of order," is a surreal region that grotesquely mimics the quotidian: Is that river the Thames, or is it even a river? What does it mean when a prospective lover removes one dress, and then another--and then another? Do a herd of cows in a peaceful churchyard contain the souls of jilted women preparing to trample a cruel lover to death? Published for the first time under one cover, this collection offers a generous introduction to a sophisticated, psychologically acute modernist whose achievements have too long been hidden under the cloak of genre"--

Girl in the Dark

Girl in the Dark

A Memoir

  • Author: Anna Lyndsey
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0385539614
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
  • View: 3747
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Haunting, lyrical, unforgettable, Girl in the Dark is a brave new memoir of a life without light. Anna Lyndsey was young and ambitious and worked hard; she had just bought an apartment; she was falling in love. Then what started as a mild intolerance to certain kinds of artificial light developed into a severe sensitivity to all light. Now, at the worst times, Anna is forced to spend months on end in a blacked-out room, where she loses herself in audiobooks and elaborate word games in an attempt to ward off despair. During periods of relative remission, she can venture out cautiously at dawn and dusk into a world that, from the perspective of her cloistered existence, is filled with remarkable beauty. And through it all there is Pete, her love and her rock, without whom her loneliness seems boundless. One day Anna had an ordinary life, and then the unthinkable happened. But even impossible lives, she learns, endure. Girl in the Dark is a tale of an unimaginable fate that becomes a transcendent love story. It brings us to an extraordinary place from which we emerge to see the light and the world anew.

Bauhaus

Bauhaus

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: PediaPress
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Color Me Dark

Color Me Dark

The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North

  • Author: Pat McKissack
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780590511599
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 218
  • View: 5261
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Eleven-year-old Nellie Lee Love records in her diary the events of 1919, when her family moves from Tennessee to Chicago, hoping to leave the racism and hatred of the South behind.

The Diary of a Young Girl

The Diary of a Young Girl

  • Author: Anne Frank
  • Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • ISBN: 9352782399
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 240
  • View: 4714
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The Wine-Dark Sea

The Wine-Dark Sea

  • Author: Robert Aickman
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571316409
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
  • View: 6561
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Aickman's 'strange stories' (his preferred term) are constructed immaculately, the neuroses of his characters painted in subtle shades. He builds dread by the steady accrual of realistic detail, until the reader realises that the protagonist is heading towards their doom as if in a dream. First published in 1988, The Wine-Dark Sea contains eight stories that build towards disturbing yet enigmatic endings, including the classic story 'Your Tiny Hand is Frozen.' 'Of all the authors of uncanny tales, Aickman is the best ever . . . His tales literally haunt me; his plots and his turns of phrase run through my head at the most unlikely moments.' Russell Kirk

The Unsettled Dust

The Unsettled Dust

  • Author: Robert Aickman
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571316425
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 302
  • View: 7277
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Aickman's 'strange stories' (his preferred term) are constructed immaculately, the neuroses of his characters painted in subtle shades. He builds dread by the steady accrual of realistic detail, until the reader realises that the protagonist is heading towards their doom as if in a dream. The Unsettled Dust was first published as a collection in 1990. Aickman received the British Fantasy Award for 'The Stains'. 'We are all potential victims of the powers Aickman so skilfully conjures and commands.' Robert Bloch

Tenth of December

Tenth of December

  • Author: George Saunders
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408837358
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
  • View: 1216
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WINNER OF THE 2014 FOLIO PRIZE AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2013 George Saunders's most wryly hilarious and disturbing collection yet, Tenth of December illuminates human experience and explores figures lost in a labyrinth of troubling preoccupations. A family member recollects a backyard pole dressed for all occasions; Jeff faces horrifying ultimatums and the prospect of DarkenfloxxTM in some unusual drug trials; and Al Roosten hides his own internal monologue behind a winning smile that he hopes will make him popular. With dark visions of the future riffing against ghosts of the past and the ever-settling present, this collection sings with astonishing charm and intensity.

Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down

  • Author: John Green
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0525555358
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 304
  • View: 4219
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“Wrenching and revelatory.” An instant #1 bestseller, the widely acclaimed Turtles All the Way Down is John Green's brilliant and shattering new novel. “A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.” – People Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

Dark State

Dark State

A Novel of the Merchant Princes Multiverse (Empire Games, Book II)

  • Author: Charles Stross
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • ISBN: 1466835176
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
  • View: 4228
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Hugo Award-winning author Charlie Stross dives deep into the underbelly of paratime espionage, nuclear warfare, and state surveillance in this provocative techno-thriller set in The Merchant Princes multi-verse Dark State ups the ante on the already volatile situations laid out in the sleek techno-thriller Empire Games, the start to Stross' new story-line, and perfect entry point for new readers, in The Merchant Princes series. In the near-future, the collision of two nuclear superpowers across timelines, one in the midst of a technological revolution and the other a hyper-police state, is imminent. In Commissioner Miriam Burgeson’s timeline, her top level agents run a high risk extraction of a major political player. Meanwhile, a sleeper cell activated in Rita's, the Commissioner's adopted daughter and newly-minted spy, timeline threatens to unravel everything. With a penchant for intricate world-building and an uncanny ability to realize alternate history and technological speculation, Stross' writing will captivate any reader who's a fan hi-tech thrillers, inter-dimensional political intrigue, and espionage. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.