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Book The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse

Download or read book The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse written by Robert Rankin and published by Gollancz. This book was released on 2011-06-16 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A hilarious comic fantasy from the bestselling cult creator of the Brentford Triangle Trilogy Once upon a time Jack set out to find his fortune in the big city. But the big city is Toy City, formerly known as Toy Town, and it has grown considerably since the good old days and isn't all that jolly any more. And there is a serial killer loose on the streets. The old, rich nursery rhyme characters are being slaughtered one by one and the Toy City police are getting nowhere in their investigations. Meanwhile, Private Eye Bill Winkie has gone missing, leaving behind his sidekick Eddie Bear to take care of things. Eddie may be a battered teddy with an identity crisis, but someone's got to stop the killer. When he teams up with Jack, the two are ready for the challenge. Not to mention the heavy drinking, bad behaviour, car chases, gratuitous sex and violence, toy fetishism and all-round grossness along the way. It's going to be an epic adventure!

Book The Toyminator

    Book Details:
  • Author : Robert Rankin
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Release : 2011-06-02
  • ISBN : 0575088214
  • Pages : 329 pages

Download or read book The Toyminator written by Robert Rankin and published by Gollancz. This book was released on 2011-06-02 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Somewhere over the rainbow and just off the Yellow Brick Road stands Toy City, formerly known as Toy Town. And things are not going well for the city's inhabitants. There have been outbreaks of STC - Spontaneous Toy Combustion - and there are strange signs and portents in the Heavens. Preachers of Toy City's many religions are predicting that the End Times are approaching and that a Toy City Apocalypse will soon come to pass. But can this possibly be true, or is there a simple explanation - an alien invasion, for instance. With the body count rising and the forces of law and order baffled, it is the time for a hero to step forward and attempt to save the day. Well, two heroes actually, Eddie Bear, Toy City Private Eye and his loyal sidekick, Jack: our courageous twosome are about to face their biggest challenge yet, to save not only toykind, but the world of mankind too. Which should keep them out of the pub for a while.

Book The Ultimate Teen Book Guide

Download or read book The Ultimate Teen Book Guide written by Daniel Hahn and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2007-12-26 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covering such genres as fantasy, horror, chick lit, graphic novels, sci-fi, and mystery, an all-encompassing, must-have resource profiles more than 700 of the best books for teens, from the classics to the latest bestsellers. Simultaneous.

Book Tiger and the Robot

    Book Details:
  • Author : Grahame Shannon
  • Publisher : Grahame Shannon
  • Release : 2020-08-16
  • ISBN : 0995868522
  • Pages : 169 pages

Download or read book Tiger and the Robot written by Grahame Shannon and published by Grahame Shannon. This book was released on 2020-08-16 with total page 169 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chandler Gray, a sailor and software developer has created Saga, an Artificial Intelligence assistant which emulates the powers of fiction’s greatest detectives. Saga lives in the cloud, and travels in a phone. The exciting action of the Swiftsure Yacht race launches an adventure which ranges from the urban landscape of Vancouver to the wild islands of Alaska. Gina Lee, a glamorous billionaire, and owner of the yacht Chan is on board, disappears during the race, but the crew doesn't find out intil the following day. Saga volunteers Chan to help in the search, falsely stating that he is a Private Detective. The result is a series of exciting events, involving a wildly varied cast of characters, an antique seaplane and an old Land Rover. An Amazon review stated: "I give the book a 5 out of 5 stars, for original plot, a divertingly fun and flowing read (it was well written), with many surprising twists thrown in along the way, right up to the end. I would love to see this produced into a movie, and it lends itself quite easily into a series production building further on it’s already well developed characters. A natural draw for any sailor, flyer, lover of adventure, and equally suited for the computer geek, as the author incorporates the maritime aspects so they are easily understandable by the layman." -Chuck F.

Book Fantasy Fiction

Download or read book Fantasy Fiction written by Frances Sinclair and published by School Library Association. This book was released on 2008 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Handbook of fantasy fiction for teachers, librarians, parents and guardians and children themselves in which to find many titles of fantasy fiction that they like, or may be tempted, to read. Includes groups such as classic fantasy, comic fantasy, Arthurian, dark fantasy, animals and dragons.

Book Stylistics in Use

Download or read book Stylistics in Use written by Guadalupe Nieto Caballero and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2016-06-22 with total page 145 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stylistics in Use is composed of a series of studies about various trends in stylistics. More specifically, its seven chapters analyse, from various perspectives, literary aspects on the Internet, on television and in literary works. In order to accomplish this, a number of different approaches are adopted, such as corpus-driven analysis, translation studies, phraseology, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistic approaches, among others. The book will serve, first and foremost, to bring stylistic analyses closer together, thus demonstrating the potential of stylistics as a research area that can benefit from other disciplines, and proving its effectiveness in examining literary aspects in literary texts as well as in other mediums. In this regard, the book will be of interest to a wide academic readership, including not only stylisticians, but also those involved in corpus analysis, translation studies, phraseology, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics.

Book Shelf Monkey

    Book Details:
  • Author : Corey Redekop
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Release : 2007-04
  • ISBN : 1554902908
  • Pages : 361 pages

Download or read book Shelf Monkey written by Corey Redekop and published by ECW Press. This book was released on 2007-04 with total page 361 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thomas Friesen has three goals in life: get a job, make friends, and find a good book to curl up with. After landing a job at READ, the newest hypermegabookstore, he feels he may have accomplished all three. All is not peaceable within the stacks, however, as discontent steadily rises, aimed squarely at talk show host Munroe Purvis, whose wildly popular book club is progressively lowering the IQ of North America. But the bookworms have a plan?plots are being hatched and the destruction of Munroe is all but assured. As Thomas finds himself swept along in the malstrom of insanity, he wonders if reading a book is all it's cracked up to be.

Book The Pleasures of Reading

Download or read book The Pleasures of Reading written by Catherine Sheldrick Ross and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2014-06-27 with total page 379 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on years of ground-breaking research, this book supplies a look at the unique relationship between each text and the individual reader that results in a satisfying, pleasurable, and even life-changing reading experience. Following up on her critically acclaimed Reading Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries, and Community, Catherine Sheldrick Ross takes a new look at pleasure reading through 30 thought-provoking essays based on themes arranged from A to Z. In short lively chapters, she discusses topics ranging from "Alexia," "Bad Reading," and "Changing Lives" to "Romance Fiction," "Self-help," "Titles," "Vampires," and "Year of Reading." Drawing on her own research as well as other published sources, Ross comments on the significance of each theme, provides examples of the phenomenon, and develops the topic chronologically, through further examples, or through reversals. The essays are unified by an underlying theory of reading that views readers as sense-makers, actively engaged in reading themselves into the text and reading the texts back into their own lives. It gives educators and librarians insights into their roles with readers and offers a message about the importance of pleasure reading. A short list of resources for further reading is supplied with each topic.

Book Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction

Download or read book Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction written by Don D'Ammassa and published by Infobase Learning. This book was released on 2015-04-22 with total page 2061 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents articles on the horror and fantasy genres of fiction, including authors, themes, significant works, and awards.

Book Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide

Download or read book Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide written by Nick Rennison and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2009-11-23 with total page 497 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Deciding what to read next when you've just finished an unputdownable novel can be a daunting task. The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide features hundreds of authors and thousands of titles, with navigation features to lead you on a rich journey through some the best literature to grace our shelves.

Book The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 2003

Download or read book The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 2003 written by Stephen Jones and published by Robinson. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The finest exponents of horror fiction writing today, Neil Gaiman, China Mieville, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Graham Joyce, Paul McCauley, Stephen Gallagher, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Basil Cooper, Glen Hirshberg, Jay Russell, feature in the world's premier annual horror anthology series, another bumper showcase devoted exclusively to excellence in macabre fiction. To accompany the very best in short stories and novellas is the year's most comprehensive horror overview and contacts listing as well as a fascinating necrology.

Book Ready Made Book Displays

Download or read book Ready Made Book Displays written by Nancy M. Henkel and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2011-07-13 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing more than 50 fiction display descriptions, this book identifies themes for the entire year and includes titles for signage, annotated book lists, prop and material ideas, as well as photographs that show how to pull it all together. Proper library merchandising doesn't have to be prohibitively expensive, time-consuming, or constitute a huge headache. Ready-Made Book Displays explains the principles behind effective displays and presents a wide variety of ready-made book displays that can be easily replicated, providing catchy titles, materials and props lists, reproducible hand-outs, and photographs to guide librarians in quickly assembling successful displays. These display ideas can be utilized in several different venues—in-shelf, point-of-checkout, display case, and others—and can be targeted to coincide with events, holidays, and celebrations, as well as for general book promotion. Each of the 55 fiction displays includes a prop idea list, a related Dewey subject list, media tie-ins, and an annotated and reproducible booklist. It's everything the busy librarian needs to create appealing, successful book displays—all contained in one handy guidebook.

Book Still Life with Teapot

    Book Details:
  • Author : Brigid Lowry
  • Publisher : Fremantle Press
  • Release : 2016-05-01
  • ISBN : 1925163563
  • Pages : 184 pages

Download or read book Still Life with Teapot written by Brigid Lowry and published by Fremantle Press. This book was released on 2016-05-01 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The good thing about being my age is that if you haven't grown up already, you don't have to.What do you do when you start talking to yourself on the bus? If you're the writer Brigid Lowry, you change tack and write a book about what it means to be an ageing woman in the 21st century.In Still Life with Teapot Lowry offers advice, observations, hope and reality checks in equal measure. She drops us straight into the writer's world into the nuts and bolts of writing practice and into the art of life and ways to write about it.Still Life with Teapot is an essential brew for people who love to make lists, for people who love to write and for people who love to read about writing.

Book Knees Up Mother Earth

    Book Details:
  • Author : Robert Rankin
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Release : 2011-06-16
  • ISBN : 0575088184
  • Pages : 388 pages

Download or read book Knees Up Mother Earth written by Robert Rankin and published by Gollancz. This book was released on 2011-06-16 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Magic, time travel and football: not exactly your everyday combination - but the fate of mankind hangs upon the result. Of course. There's big trouble in little Brentford. Property developers are planning to destroy the borough's beloved football ground and build executive homes on the site. Shock! Outrage! Horror! The lads of The Flying Swan, Brentford's most celebrated drinking house, take up the challenge. Surely with these stalwarts working for the cause, Brentford's football ground can be saved? Would it were so, but this is Brentford and ancient forces of evil are forever stirring in the borough: Old Testament terrors, Lovecraftian loathsomes and beasties from the bottomless pit. And if the team make it through to the final, it's going to be a match that no one will forget. What with the fate of mankind hanging upon the result. And everything.

Book The Educated Ape and Other Wonders of the Worlds

Download or read book The Educated Ape and Other Wonders of the Worlds written by Robert Rankin and published by Gollancz. This book was released on 2012-11-15 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An epic in four movements, this is the third book in Robert Rankin's highly acclaimed meta-Victorian series. Comparable to Pratchett or Douglas Adams, the Father of Far Fetched Fiction has pulled out all of the stops with this riotous tale of wicked women, a dangerous detective and Darwin the educated ape. Lord Brentford has a dream. To create a Grand Exposition that will showcase The Wonders of the Worlds and encourage peace between the inhabited planets of Venus, Jupiter and Earth. Ernest Rutherford has a dream. To construct a time ship, powered by the large hadron collider he has built beneath the streets of London. Cameron Bell is England's greatest detective and he, too, has a dream. To solve the crime of the century before it takes place, without blowing up any more of London's landmarks. Darwin is a monkey butler and he also has a dream. To end Man's inhumanity to Monkey and bring a little joy into the world. Lavinia Dharkstorrm has a dream of her own. Although hers is more of a nightmare. To erase Man and Monkey alike from the face of the Earth and to hasten in the End of Days. Then there is the crime-fighting superlady, all those chickens from the past and the unwelcome arrival of The Antichrist. Things are looking rather grim on planet Earth.

Book Necrophenia

    Book Details:
  • Author : Robert Rankin
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Release : 2008-12-01
  • ISBN : 0575086785
  • Pages : 378 pages

Download or read book Necrophenia written by Robert Rankin and published by Gollancz. This book was released on 2008-12-01 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ONE IN EVERY THREE PEOPLE LIVING IS ACTUALLY DEAD! It is a matter of historical record that during the latter part of World War II, England's top-secret Ministry of Serendipity enlisted the services of arch-magician Aleister Crowley to create a Homunculus. Why? Well that's a long story, spanning almost seven decades as it follows the life and career of Tyler, rock star, private eye - and notable for the fact that he almost saved Mankind. The cast of millions also includes ukulele maestro George Formby, Mick Jagger, Mama Cass, Elvis Presley and Lazlo Woodbine. And Tyler's brother, Andy, who impersonates animals (and who single-handedly brought about the Swinging Sixties). And a lady named Clara from Croydon, who unlocked the meta-phenomena of the Multiverse. And a corner shopkeeper from Brentford, who created a sitting room for God. And a great many living dead. Oh yes, and it also involves a monster in human form whose intention it is to turn the Earth into a Necrosphere, a planet totally devoid of life ...

Book Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature

Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature written by Allen Stroud and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2023-06-12 with total page 579 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fantasy is a genre in motion, gradually expanding its reach and historical sources to embrace a global identity Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature, Second Edition is a snapshot of the genre in this moment, identifying new themes and sources that are emerging to inspire, enhance and invigorate the published works of fantasy writers.