Generation «П»

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Generation «П»

Автор: Виктор Пелевин

Ставший культовым в молодежной среде, роман «Generation «П» посвяшен явлению, проникшему во все поры нашей повседневной жизни, — рекламе. Многие склонны брезгливо отмахиваться от нее как от назойливой мухи, считая чем-то несерьезным. Но разве рекламные слоганы не вошли плотно в нашу речь? Разве «рваная стилистика» рекламных клипов не влияет на наше сознание? Герой романа Вавилен Татарский полагает, что ему известна подлинная цена рекламы — ведь именно он ее создает. Но ему и в страшном сне не может привидеться истинная сила джинна, выпущенного им из бутылки.

In the Light of Morning

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In the Light of Morning

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Both a war novel of the first order and a love story of devastating power, In the Light of Morning is a magnificent new work by one of Britain’s finest writers, Tim Pears, the highly acclaimed author of Disputed Land and Landed. It is May 1944 and in Eastern Europe the Second World War is reaching a dramatic and bloody crescendo. High above the mountains of occupied Slovenia an aeroplane drops three British parachutists – brash MP Major Jack Farwell, radio operator Sid Dixon, and young academic Lieutenant Tom Freedman – sent to assist the resistance in their battle against the Axis forces. Greeted upon arrival by a rag-tag group of Partisans, the men are led off into the countryside. It is early summer, and the mountains and forests teem with life and colour. Despite the distant crackle of gunfire, the war feels a long way off for Tom. The Partisans, too, are not what he was expecting – courageous, kind, and alluring, especially Jovan, their commander, and the hauntingly beautiful Marija. Yet after a series of daring encounters, the enemy’s net begins to tighten. They find evidence of massacres, of a dark and terrible band of men pursuing them through the wilderness. As the Partisans stumble their way towards a final, tragic battle, so the relationships within the group begin to fray, with Tom finding himself forced to face up to his deepest, most secret desires.

Missing Persons

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Missing Persons

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When Jonny went missing everything changed. His mother’s heart is full of terror and sadness instead of joy. His father’s study overflows with newspaper cuttings and profiles on missing people instead of the academic texts that were there before. His sister, once carefree, now carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. His bedroom at home remains untouched and ready for his return. A place is set for him at the table on Christmas day each year. His birthday is always celebrated; his unopened gifts gather dust. The hands on the clock continue to turn and yet Jonny hasn’t returned. Where is he?

Mercure

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Mercure

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Sur une lie au large de Cherbourg, un vieil homme et une jeune fille vivent isoles, entoures de serviteurs et de gardes du corps, a l’abri de tout reflet; en aucun cas Hazel ne doit voir son propre visage. Engagee pour soigner la jeune fille. Franchise, une infirmiere, va decouvrir pourquoi Hazel se resigne aux caresses du vieillard. Elle comprendra au prix de quelle implacable machination ce dernier assouvit un amour fout paroxystique… Au coeur de ce huis clos inquietant, Amelie Nothomb retrouve ses themes de predilection: l’amour absolu et ses illusions, la passion indissociable de la perversite.

Cross Road And Other Stories

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Cross Road And Other Stories

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Cross Road and Other stories is a collection of short stories from Africa that brings to the fore the lessons of life. It is predicated on the believe that what we sow is what we reap; That we reap the results of our actions whether by act of commission or omission (The author). MR Sunday Igwebuike did an excellent job by letting us to know the prevailing situation of Africa. The stories are reflections of happenings in the continent.(SpringWell Magazine)

Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit and Other Stories

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Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit and Other Stories

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Aunts, engagements, misunderstandings and hangover cures; this delightful collection from ‘the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness’ (Julian Fellowes) brings together a baker’s dozen of P.G. Wodehouse’s finest short stories. This beautiful edition includes tales related by Mr Mulliner, the charming raconteur of the Angler’s Rest; the Oldest Member at the Golf Club; the irrespressible and disreputable Ukridge and, of course, the escapades of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves.

Тезей

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Тезей

Автор: Илья Будницкий

Эта книга — роман. Роман-путешествие, роман-странствие, роман — движение человека по его жизненному пути. Сюжетом является состояние самого путешественника, а сюжетными линиями — созвучие и развитие ключевых тем, которые прослеживаются по мере чтения. Это темы музыки, бессмертия, любви, памяти, воспоминаний, стихий, природы как таковой, человеческих взаимоотношений, понимания места человека в мире, истории. Их много, но все это — единый сплав. «Тезей» — роман о том, как сочетается внешнее и внутреннее в человеке.