Portnoy's Complaint

By Philip Roth

Portnoy's criticism n. [after Alexander Portnoy (1933- )] A ailment within which strongly-felt moral and altruistic impulses are eternally warring with severe sexual longings, usually of a perverse nature. Spielvogel says: 'Acts of exhibitionism, voyeurism, fetishism, auto-eroticism and oral coitus are ample; because of the patient's "morality," notwithstanding, neither delusion nor act concerns in actual sexual gratification, yet relatively in overriding emotions of disgrace and the dread of retribution, fairly within the kind of castration.' (Spielvogel, O. "The questioned Penis," Internationale Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse, Vol. XXIV, p. 909.) it's believed through Spielvogel that a few of the indicators may be traced to the bonds acquiring within the mother-child relationship.

With a brand new Afterword by means of the writer for the twenty fifth Anniversary version.

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Ancient Evenings

By Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer's dazzlingly wealthy, deeply evocative novel of historic Egypt breathes existence into the figures of a misplaced period: the eighteenth-dynasty Pharaoh Rameses and his spouse, Queen Nefertiti; Menenhetet, their creature, lover, and sufferer; and the gods and mortals that encompass them in intimate and telepathic communion. Mailer's reincarnated protagonist is carried in the course of the beautiful gardens of the royal harem, alongside the majestic move of the Nile, and into the terrifying conflict of conflict. a rare paintings of inventiveness, historical Evenings lives on within the brain lengthy after the final web page has been grew to become.

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The First Rule (Joe Pike)

By Robert Crais

Whilst Frank Meyer and his relations are accomplished of their domestic, the police commence investigating the key lifestyles they're convinced Meyer had. Joe Pike's on a hunt of his personal: to transparent his friend's identify, and to punish the folks who murdered him. What begins out as an easy path will get twisted speedy via outdated grudges, double crosses, blood vengeance, and against the law so poor even Pike and his associate Elvis Cole don't have any solution to degree it.

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Night Tides (Lady of the Lakes)

By Alex Prentiss

One after the other they pass lacking. And within the lake a voice cries out: “Save them. . . .”
 
 
In the darkness, in a lake in the course of a filthy rich collage city, Rachel Matre feels the water caressing her naked epidermis, teasing her senses, drawing her physique right into a lush erotic include. For 20 years she has communed with the lake spirits this way—and instructed not anyone. the cost is straightforward: She needs to support these in need.

But now a chain of younger women have long past lacking. The police don’t have any our bodies, or perhaps a unmarried suspect. purely the spirits appear to experience the reality. via them, Rachel reveals herself drawn right into a madman’s net. She by myself can keep the lacking girls. yet who can shop her?

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Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon (A Burton & Swinburne Adventure)

By Mark Hodder

It really is 1863, yet now not the only it's going to be. Time has veered wildly off track, and now the 1st strikes are being made that may result in a devastating international struggle and the autumn of the British Empire. stuck in a tangled net of reason, influence, and inevitability, little does Burton notice that the stakes are a long way larger than even he suspects. a last war of words is available in the mist-shrouded Mountains of the Moon, in conflict- torn Africa of 1914, and in eco-friendly Park, London, the place, within the 12 months 1840, Burton needs to face the fellow accountable for changing time: Spring Heeled Jack!

Burton and Swinburne's 3rd experience is stuffed with eccentric steam-driven know-how, gruesome characters, and peculiar occasions, finishing the three-volume tale arc started in The unusual Affair of Spring Heeled Jack and The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man.

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Wanted

By Heidi Ayarbe

Sanctuary.

A one-word textual content message: that is all Michal "Mike" Garcia must assemble a crowd. Mike is a seventeen-year-old bookie, and Sanctuary is the place she takes bets for an individual at Carson urban excessive with sufficient money. Her basically rule: by no means take part, by no means position a raffle for herself.

Then Josh Ellison strikes to city. He pushes Mike to reside her lifestyles, to believe a hurry of something—play the sport, he urges, cease being a spectator.

So Mike breaks her one rule. She locations a raffle, feels the rush.

And loses.

In an act of desperation, she and Josh—who has a sordid earlier of his own—concoct a plan: The pair will thieve from Carson City's elite to pay again Mike's debt. Then they are going to supply the remainder of their haul to people who want it such a lot. How can housebreaking be flawed in the event that they are making issues right?

Wanted will thrust readers into the gritty underbelly of Carson urban, the place worthy depends upon a rating, energy is derived from possibility, and the best feat is surviving it all.

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The Free World: A Novel

By David Bezmozgis

A New York Times outstanding ebook for 2011
A Globe and Mail top Books of the 12 months 2011 Title

Summer, 1978. Brezhnev sits like a stone within the Kremlin, Israel and Egypt are inching in the direction of peace, and within the bustling, polyglot streets of Rome, unusual new creatures have seemed: Soviet Jews who've escaped to freedom via a crack within the Iron Curtain. one of the hundreds of thousands who've landed in Italy to safe visas for brand new lives within the West are the participants of the Krasnansky kinfolk ― 3 generations of Russian Jews.

There is Samuil, an previous Communist and pink military veteran, who reluctantly leaves the rustic to which he has devoted himself physique and soul; Karl, his elder son, a guy wanting to embody the possibilities emigration gives; Alec, his more youthful son, a carefree playboy for whom existence has consistently been a video game; and Polina, Alec's new spouse, who has risked the main by way of breaking along with her outdated kin to affix this new one. jointly, they are going to spend six months in Rome ― their approach station and purgatory. they are going to immerse themselves within the carnival of emigration, in an Italy rife with amorous affairs and ruthless hustles, with dislocation and nostalgia, with the promise and peril of a brand new existence. during the unforgettable Krasnansky kin, David Bezmozgis has created an intimate portrait of a tumultuous era.

Written in unique, musical prose, The unfastened global is a beautiful debut novel, a heartfelt multigenerational saga of significant old scope or even better human debth. Enlarging at the subject matters of aspiration and exile that infused his seriously acclaimed first assortment, Natasha and different tales, The unfastened global establishes Bezmozgis as one among our so much mature and comprehensive storytellers.

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The Penelopiad

By Margaret Atwood

For Penelope, spouse of Odysseus, conserving a country whereas her husband was once off scuffling with the Trojan conflict was once no longer an easy enterprise. Already aggrieved that he have been lured away as a result of stunning behaviour of her appealing cousin Helen, Penelope needs to raise her wayward son, face down scandalous rumours and continue over 100 lustful, grasping and bloodthirsty suitors at bay...

And then, whilst Odysseus ultimately returns and slaughters the murderous suitors, he brutally hangs Penelope's twelve liked maids. What have been his explanations? And what used to be Penelope quite up to?

Critically acclaimed whilst it used to be first released as a part of Canongate's delusion sequence, and following a truly profitable variation through the RSC, this re-creation of The Penelopiad sees Margaret Atwood supply Penelope a contemporary and witty voice to inform her part of the tale, and set the checklist directly for reliable.

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Un voyage au mont Athos

By François Augiéras

Un voyage ait mont Athos est le récit d'une double initiation, mystique et sensuelle. Allant de monastère en monastère sur l. a. Montagne Sainte, le voyageur prend peu à peu judgment of right and wrong de son véritable Moi. Refusant de revenir chez les mortels, il se retire dans l. a. région des cavernes où il accède enfin à cet état pur que l'Occident s'obstine à vouloir appeler Dieu. Mais l'esprit habite l. a. matière et ce qu'Augiéras appelle los angeles " Claire Lumière Primordiale " illumine autant les secrets and techniques de los angeles nature que les mystères de l'âme. François Augiéras appartenait à ces esprits libérés des contingences qui forgent leurs propres mythes et dont l'œuvre se crée hors de toute mode comme de tout dogme.

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The Collapse (299 Days, Book 2)

By Glen Tate

Determining up the place The practise ended, the cave in starts off to spread during this moment publication of the 299 Days sequence. within the cave in, the govt. stops operating, weapons and ammo are in excessive call for, and a visit to the gasoline station has turn into a challenge instead of an errand. furnish and the workforce see those indicators and realize it is simply the start, so that they commence taking motion to guard themselves and their household. As they arrange to get out of keep away from after a perilous incident in Grant's local, they'll quickly research even if the arrangements they made in booklet One can be sufficient to outlive the breakdown of society, or in the event that they don't stand an opportunity opposed to greed and violence within the face of a cave in. The ensuing chaos and worry that starts to envelop the rustic will strip the entire characters of what they be aware of to basic, and should require them to query what they're going to stand for, what they'll get up opposed to, and, most significantly, who they'll stand with.

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