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Monsters of River and Rock

Author : Adrian Smith
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2021-07-20
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780753554081

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Come to the riverbank with Adrian Smith and cast a line on the wild side. 'Beautifully written account' Dave Simpson, The Guardian 'Writes beautifully' The Sun Welcome to the world of Adrian Smith, playing his Jackson guitar onstage to millions - while behind the scenes he explores far-flung rivers, seas and lakes, waterways and weirs, in a fearless quest for fishing nirvana. Hooked on the angling adrenaline rush since first catching perch from East London canals on outings with his father, Adrian grew up to be in one of Rock's most iconic bands. On tour, his gear went with him. The fish got bigger. The adventures more extreme. In Monsters of River and Rock you'll hear about his first sturgeon: a whopping 100-pounder from the roaring rapids of Canada's Fraser River that nearly wiped him out mid-Maiden tour. Then there's the close shave with a shark off the Virgin Islands whilst wading waist-deep for bonefish. Not to mention an enviable list of specimen coarse fish from the UK.

Running with Monsters

Author : Bob Forrest,Michael Albo
Publisher : Crown Archetype
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2013-10-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780770435998

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Running with Monsters by Bob Forrest,Michael Albo Pdf

Celebrity Rehab star and Thelonious Monster frontman Bob Forrest's memoir about his drug-fueled life in the L.A. indie rock scene of the '80s and '90s and his life-changing decision to become a drug counselor who specializes in reaching the unreachable. Life has been one strange trip for Bob Forrest. He started out as a suburban teenage drunkard from the Southern California suburbs and went on to become a member of a hip Hollywood crowd that included the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Depp, and River Phoenix. Los Angeles was their playground, and they hung out in such infamous haunts as the Viper Room and the Whisky a Go Go. Always one to push things to their limit, Bob partied the hardest and could usually be found at the center of the drama. Drugs weren’t Bob’s only passion. He was also a talented musician who commanded the stage as the wild and unpredictable lead singer of Thelonious Monster. They traveled the world, and their future seemed bright and wide open. But Bob’s demons grew stronger as he achieved more success and he sank deeper into his chemical dependency, which included alcohol, crack, and heroin habits. No matter how many times he went to rehab, sobriety just wouldn’t stick for him. Soon he saw his once-promising music career slip away entirely. Eventually Bob found a way to defeat his addiction, and once he did, he saw the opportunity to help other hopeless cases by becoming a certified drug counselor. He’s helped addicts from all walks of life, often employing methods that are very much at odds with the traditional rehab approach. Running with Monsters is an electrifying chronicle of the LA rock scene of the 1980s and ’90s, the story of a man who survived and triumphed over his demons, and a controversial perspective on the rehab industry and what it really takes to beat addiction. Bob tells his story with unflinching honesty and hard-won perspective, making this a reading experience that shocks, entertains, and ultimately inspires.

River Monsters

Author : Jeremy Wade
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2011-11-17
Category : Nature
ISBN : 9780857820020

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A tale of obsession and very big fish from Jeremy Wade, the presenter of ITV's RIVER MONSTERS. Over ten feet long, it weighs in at nearly a quarter of a ton. Covering its back are armoured plates made of bone. Five hundred stiletto-sharp teeth line its long crocodilian jaws. It's a prehistoric beast of staggering proportions; a fearsome creature from the time of the dinosaurs. But the Alligator Gar, an air-breathing survivor from the Cretaceous period is still with us today, patrolling inland rivers, hunting in murky waters shared by human communities. And for Jeremy Wade, described as the 'greatest angling explorer of his generation', the Gar and other outlandish freshwater predators have been an obsession for all his adult life. With names like Arapaima, Snakehead, Goonch, Goliath Tigerfish and Electric Eel, many of them have acquired an almost mythical status. In a quest that has taken him from the Amazon to the Congo, and from North America to the mountains of India, Wade has pursued the truth about these little known, often misunderstood animals. Along the way he's survived a plane crash, malaria and a fish-inflicted blow to the chest that, according to a later scan, caused permanent scarring to his heart. In RIVER MONSTERS, Wade delivers a sometimes jaw-dropping blend of adventure, natural history, legend and detective work. It reads like a hunt for the Loch Ness Monster. But it's all true. These are fisherman's tales like you've never heard before. The stories of the ones that didn't get away ...

The Final Storm

Author : Wayne Thomas Batson
Publisher : Tommy Nelson
Page : 385 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2013-05-06
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781418571856

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The Final Storm by Wayne Thomas Batson Pdf

The final installment of the thrilling The Door Within trilogy! Pure evil collides as Paragor, the betrayer of the one true King Eliam, unites with the Wyrm Lord and the mythical Seven Sleepers to launch a full-scale assault on the Kingdom of Alleble. And while their enemies plot their next attack, Alleble's remaining allies flee from the four corners of The Realm to safety within the Alleble’s walls. Once there, the allies find the Kingdom crestfallen, grieving a fallen hero. While Alleble and its allies prepare to face the coming onslaught, they cling to an ancient legend about three witnesses who have the power to bring victory. But is the legend true? And if it is, where are the witnesses? Time is running out as darkness spreads over the Realm, and Paragor unleashes the final storm. But will anyone survive to see the dawn? With over 250,000 copies sold in The Door Within trilogy, this is a perfect time to introduce this bestselling series to a new batch of readers. The fantasy genre is wildly popular among young readers, and The Final Storm is thrilling end to this epic trilogy! Meets national education standards.

Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century

Author : Kim Fu
Publisher : Coach House Books
Page : 173 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2022-02-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781770567023

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WINNER OF THE 26TH ANNUAL DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOKS OF 2022 THE GLOBE 100: THE BEST BOOKS OF 2022 CBC BOOKS: THE BEST CANADIAN FICTION OF 2022 Featured on CBC's The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers TIME MAGAZINE'S 10 BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2022 LITHUB BEST REVIEWED SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS 2022 LITHUB BEST REVIEWED SCI-FI, FANTASY AND HORROR OF 2022 LONGLISTED FOR THE 2023 JOYCE CAROL OATES PRIZE The debut collection from PEN/Hemingway Award finalist and ‘propulsive storyteller’ (NYT Book Review), with stories that are by turns poignant and pulpy In the twelve unforgettable tales of Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century, the strange is made familiar and the familiar strange, such that a girl growing wings on her legs feels like an ordinary rite of passage, while a bug-infested house becomes an impossible, Kafkaesque nightmare. Each story builds a new world all its own: a group of children steal a haunted doll; a runaway bride encounters a sea monster; a vendor sells toy boxes that seemingly control the passage of time; an insomniac is seduced by the Sandman. These visions of modern life wrestle with themes of death and technological consequence, guilt and sexuality, as they unmask the contradictions that exist within all of us. "Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century is one of those rare collections that never suffers from which-one-was-that-again? syndrome. Every story here lights a flame in the memory, shining brighter as time goes by rather than dimming. Kim Fu writes with grace, wit, mischief, daring, and her own deep weird phosphorescent understanding." – Kevin Brockmeier, author of The Ghost Variations: One Hundred Stories "When a collection is evocative of authors as disparate as Ray Bradbury and Stephanie Vaughn, the only possible unifier can be originality: and that’s what a reader finds in Kim Fu’s Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century. The strangest of concepts are tempered by grounded, funny dialogue in these stories, which churn with big ideas and craftily controlled antic energy." – Naben Ruthnum, author of A Hero of Our Time "How I loved the cool wit of these speculative stories! Filled with wonder and wondering, they’re haunted too by loss and loneliness, their imaginative reach profoundly rooted in the human condition." – Peter Ho Davies, author of A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself "Precise, elegant, uncanny, and mesmerizing – each story in this collection is a crystalline gem. Kim Fu's talent is singularly inventive, her every sentence a surprise and an adventure." – Danya Kukafka, author of Notes on an Execution "Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century is for the adventurous reader – someone willing to walk into a story primed for cultural critique and suddenly come across a plot for murder, or to consider the dangers of sea monsters alongside those posed by twenty-first-century ennui. Each story is spectacularly smart, hybrid in genre, and bold with intention. The monsters here are not only fantastical figures brought to life in hyper-reality but also the strangest parts of the human heart. This book is as moving as it is monumental." – Lucy Tan, author of What We Were Promised "Kim Fu's Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century crushes the coal-dark zeitgeist between its teeth and spits out diamonds, beautiful but razor-sharp. This will be one of the best short story collections of the year." – Indra Das, author of The Devourers

Living Ghosts and Mischievous Monsters: Chilling American Indian Stories

Author : Dan SaSuWeh Jones
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Page : 185 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2021-09-07
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781338681635

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Living Ghosts and Mischievous Monsters: Chilling American Indian Stories by Dan SaSuWeh Jones Pdf

Perfect for fans of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! A shiver-inducing collection of short stories to read under the covers, from a breadth of American Indian nations. Dark figures in the night. An owl's cry on the wind. Monsters watching from the edge of the wood. Some of the creatures in these pages might only have a message for you, but some are the stuff of nightmares. These thirty-two short stories -- from tales passed down for generations to accounts that could have happened yesterday -- are collected from the thriving tradition of ghost stories in American Indian cultures across North America. Prepare for stories of witches and walking dolls, hungry skeletons, La Llorona and Deer Woman, and other supernatural beings ready to chill you to the bone. Dan SaSuWeh Jones (Ponca Nation) tells of his own encounters and selects his favorite spooky, eerie, surprising, and spine-tingling stories, all paired with haunting art by Weshoyot Alvitre (Tongva). So dim the lights (or maybe turn them all on) and pick up a story...if you dare.

Ghost RIver

Author : Chad Ryan
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2020-09-26
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1735676942

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Ghost RIver by Chad Ryan Pdf

Everything dies in the desert. Some places have a history so dark it stains the soil. Orphan Rock is one of them. For years, the Northamm family has served the Crooked Woman. Bound by sinister magic, they commit unspeakable acts to save themselves and the ones they love from something wicked that's stirring beneath the dirt. Harpies in the hills. Demons in the dark. Lonely girls who command giant earthworms that tunnel between worlds?Anything goes in this twisted tale of monsters, mayhem, and revenge.A contemporary dark fantasy with elements of horror, Chad Ryan's Ghost River is a gritty and desolate journey into the peaks and gulches of the human spirit.

Destroy All Monsters

Author : Jeff Jackson
Publisher : FSG Originals
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2018-10-16
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780374718367

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"A wild roar of a novel . . . Writing about music is tricky. Ninety-nine percent of the time hearing the actual song or going to the actual concert is far more revealing than any paragraph describing it. But Jackson pulls off this near-impossible feat, pulling the reader past the velvet ropes into the black-box theaters and sweaty, sticky-floored stadiums." —Marisha Pessl, The New York Times Book Review An epidemic of violence is sweeping the country: musicians are being murdered onstage in the middle of their sets by members of their audience. Are these random copycat killings, or is something more sinister at work? Has music itself become corrupted in a culture where everything is available, everybody is a "creative," and attention spans have dwindled to nothing? With its cast of ambitious bands, yearning fans, and enigmatic killers, Destroy All Monsters tells a haunted and romantic story of overdue endings and unlikely beginnings that will resonate with anybody who’s ever loved rock and roll. Like a classic vinyl single, Destroy All Monsters has two sides, which can be read in either order. At the heart of Side A, “My Dark Ages,” is Xenie, a young woman who is repulsed by the violence of the epidemic but who still finds herself drawn deeper into the mystery. Side B, "Kill City," follows an alternate history, featuring familiar characters in surprising roles, and burrows deeper into the methods and motivations of the murderers. “At some point, I began to think of it as an ancient folk tale. It’s fine work, with a kind of scattered narrative set within a tight frame. Fast-moving throughout—fragile characters who suggest a bleak inner world made in their own collective image.” —Don DeLillo "Destroy All Monsters has a distinct pulse—a kind of heartbeat—that comes out of the rhythm of the prose, the inventiveness of the form, and the willingness of Jeff Jackson to engage the mysterious alchemy of violence, performance, and authenticity. This accomplished, uncanny novel is simultaneously seductive and unsettling." ?—Dana Spiotta, author of Innocents and Others and Eat the Document “Surges with new-century anxiety and paranoia . . . A clear-eyed, stone-cold vision of what’s to come.” —Ben Marcus “Jeff Jackson is one of contemporary American fiction’s most sterling and gifted new masters. Destroy All Monsters . . . is a wonder to behold.” —Dennis Cooper

My Favorite Thing is Monsters

Author : Emil Ferris
Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
Page : 418 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2017-02-15
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9781606999592

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My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris Pdf

Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge.

Walden on Wheels

Author : Ken Ilgunas
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page : 319 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2013
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780544028838

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Walden on Wheels by Ken Ilgunas Pdf

Inspired by Thoreau, Ilgunas set out on a Spartan path to pay off $32,000 in undergraduate student loans by scrubbing toilets and making beds in Coldfoot, Alaska. Determined to graduate debt-free after enrolling in graduate school, he lived in an Econoline van in a campus parking lot, saving—and learning—much about the cost of education today.

The Lightning Thief

Author : Rick Riordan
Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
Page : 380 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2009-05-02
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781423131892

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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Pdf

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him.

The Book of Dragons

Author : Jonathan Strahan
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 625 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2020-07-07
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780062877178

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The Book of Dragons by Jonathan Strahan Pdf

R.F. Kuang, Kate Elliott, Ken Liu, Todd McCaffrey, Garth Nix, Peter S. Beagle, and other modern masters of fantasy and science fiction put their unique spin on the greatest of mythical beasts—the dragon—in never-before-seen works written exclusively for this fantasy anthology compiled by award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan and with art by Rovina Cai! Here there be dragons . . . From China to Europe, Africa to North America, dragons have long captured our imagination in myth and legend. Whether they are rampaging beasts awaiting a brave hero to slay or benevolent sages who have much to teach humanity, dragons are intrinsically connected to stories of creation, adventure, and struggle beloved for generations. Bringing together nearly thirty stories and poems from some of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers working today— Garth Nix, Scott Lynch, R.F. Kuang, Ann Leckie & Rachel Swirsky, Daniel Abraham, Peter S. Beagle, Beth Cato, Zen Cho, C. S. E Cooney, Aliette de Bodard, Amal El-Mohtar, Kate Elliott, Theodora Goss, Ellen Klages, Ken Liu, Seanan Maguire, Patricia A McKillip, K. J. Parker, Kelly Robson, Michael Swanwick, Jo Walton, Elle Katharine White, Jane Yolen, Kelly Barnhill, Brooke Bolander, Sarah Gailey, and J. Y. Yang—and illustrated by award-nominated artist Rovina Cai with black-and-white line drawings specific to each entry throughout, this extraordinary collection vividly breathes fire and life into one of our most captivating and feared magical creatures as never before and is sure to become a treasured keepsake for fans of fantasy, science fiction, and fairy tales.

Salsa

Author : Lilian Colón-Vilá
Publisher : Arte Publico Press
Page : 42 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 1998-01-01
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 1558852204

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Salsa by Lilian Colón-Vilá Pdf

Rita, a young girl living in New York's El Barrio, describes the Afro-Caribbean dance music, salsa, and imagines being a salsa director.

The Call of Monsters

Author : Jb Trepagnier
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 294 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2020-10-29
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9798555143471

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The Call of Monsters by Jb Trepagnier Pdf

People might used to have worshipped the Olympians, but I never did. I'll kill every last one of them to get Hephaestus back. I used to love my Greek mythology classes until I got kidnapped and actually met some Gods. I took Hephaestus as a lover and Hades and Persephone are not all that bad, but the rest of them? They hurt my monsters. Zeus kidnapped Hephaestus and is doing who knows what to him for making a knife when it was me that used it to kill Demeter. The Olympians took Hephaestus because they can't even entertain the notion that a lowly half demon killed one of them. I know why no one said anything when Zeus came to the Underworld. I know there's a plan to get Hephaestus back. There's also a lot I don't know that I need to learn fast. I have this mysterious demonic form from my father that I need to learn to access. Hephaestus made all these weapons capable of taking down Olympians if they came, but I don't know how to use them. I'm not going to get lucky again like I did with Demeter. I have to learn all this and I have to learn it in a hurry because I know between Hades and my father, if I don't, I'll be grounded in my room when everyone tries to rescue my God. And I've got a personal beef with his father for all the hurt he did towards Hephaestus.

Hungry as the Sea

Author : Wilbur Smith
Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
Page : 415 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2011-03-29
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781429993210

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Wilbur Smith sets his vividly realistic novels on the razor's edge between human courage and nature's wrath. In Hungry As The Sea, this master storyteller takes us to the frigid South Atlantic, where one man fights for his life-- and for redemption. Nicholas Berg is steaming out of Cape Town aboard the salvage tug Warlock. Once Berg ruled an ocean-going empire. Now, his future has come down to a powerful boat and a daring rescue mission. One of his former ships is being lashed against the cliffs of Cape Alarm, surrounded by deadly icebergs and survivors clinging to their boats. Berg has gambled everything on reaching the Golden Adventurer before a competitor and a violent storm-- to win a fortune in salvage fees. But if Nick Berg succeeds, and climbs back into the international shipping game, that's when the real danger will begin... From the power of a relentless ocean to the hunger of men to survive upon her, this is a towering novel of adventure, love and the daring of the human soul.