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Обложка книги A Million Heavens A Million Heavens

 Автор: Brandon John

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза

On the top floor of a small hospital, an unlikely piano prodigy lies in a coma, attended to by his gruff, helpless father. Outside the clinic, a motley vigil assembles beneath a reluctant New Mexico winter — strangers in search of answers, a brush with the mystical, or just an escape. To some the boy is a novelty, to others a religion. Just beyond this ragtag circle roams a disconsolate wolf on his nightly rounds, protecting and threatening, learning too much. And above them all, a would-be angel sits captive in a holding cell of the afterlife, finishing the work he began on earth, writing the songs that could free him. This unlikely assortment — a small-town mayor, a vengeful guitarist, all the unseen desert lives — unites to weave a persistently hopeful story of improbable communion.

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Обложка книги A Million Suns A Million Suns

 Автор: Revis Beth

 Серия: Across the Universe

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги A Million Windows A Million Windows

 Автор: Gerald Murnane

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза

This new work of fiction by one of Australia’s most highly regarded authors focuses on the importance of trust, and the possibility of betrayal, in storytelling as in life. It tests the relationship established between author and reader, and on occasions of intimacy, between child and parent, boyfriend and girlfriend, husband and wife. Murnane’s fiction is woven from images, and the feelings associated with them, and the images that flit through A Million Windows like butterflies — the reflections of the setting sun like spots of golden oil, the houses of two or perhaps three storeys, the procession of dark-haired females, the clearing in the forest, the colours indigo and silver-grey, the death of a young woman who had leaped into a well — build to an emotional crescendo that is all the more powerful for the intricacy of their patterning.

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Обложка книги Deltora Quest #5: Dread Mountain Deltora Quest #5: Dread Mountain

 Автор: Rodda Emily

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Dread Brass Shadows Dread Brass Shadows

 Автор: Cook Glen

 Серия: Garrett Files

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези

Обложка книги Eight Million Ways to Die Eight Million Ways to Die

 Автор: Block Lawrence

 Серия: Matthew Scudder

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Крутой детектив

Nobody knows better than Matthew Scudder how far down a person can sink in this city. A young prostitute named Kim knew it also — and she wanted out. Maybe Kim didn't deserve the life fate had dealt her. She surely didn't deserve her death. The alcoholic ex-cop turned p.i. was supposed to protect her, but someone slashed her to ribbons on a crumbling New York City waterfront pier. Now finding Kim's killer will be Scudder's penance. But there are lethal secrets hiding in the slain hooker's past that are far dirtier than her trade. And there are many ways of dying in this cruel and dangerous town — some quick and brutal… and some agonizingly slow.

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Обложка книги Eighty Million Eyes Eighty Million Eyes

 Автор: McBain Ed

 Серия: 87th Precinct

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Stan Gifford is the ultimate comedian. A pro through and through, when Stan’s act dies, so does he—in front of forty million viewers from coast to coast, including the 87th Precinct’s Steve Carella. But what seemed to be death by natural causes quickly turns into a case of murder, and Carella must unravel the motivations behind the comedian’s final act. Meanwhile, Cindy Forrest has been working to put herself through college since the sniper who held the city hostage three years ago murdered her father. But now she’s in the crosshairs, and the only thing standing between her and a killer is Detective Bert Kling of the 87th Precinct.

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Обложка книги Koba the Dread Koba the Dread


 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История, Документальная литература, Публицистика

A brilliant weave of personal involvement, vivid biography and political insight, Koba the Dread is the successor to Martin Amis’s award-winning memoir, Experience.

Koba the Dread captures the appeal of one of the most powerful belief systems of the 20th century—one that spread through the world, both captivating it and staining it red. It addresses itself to the central lacuna of 20th-century thought: the indulgence of Communism by the intellectuals of the West. In between the personal beginnings and the personal ending, Amis gives us perhaps the best one-hundred pages ever written about Stalin: Koba the Dread, Iosif the Terrible.

The author’s father, Kingsley Amis, though later reactionary in tendency, was a “Comintern dogsbody” (as he would come to put it) from 1941 to 1956. His second-closest, and then his closest friend (after the death of the poet Philip Larkin), was Robert Conquest, our leading Sovietologist whose book of 1968, The Great Terror, was second only to Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago in undermining the USSR. The present memoir explores these connections.

Stalin said that the death of one person was tragic, the death of a million a mere “statistic.” Koba the Dread, during whose course the author absorbs a particular, a familial death, is a rebuttal of Stalin’s aphorism.

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Обложка книги Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories

 Автор: Theroux Paul

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза

A dark and bitingly humorous collection of short stories from the “brilliantly evocative” (Time) Paul Theroux A family watches in horror as their patriarch transforms into the singing, wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. A renowned art collector relishes publicly destroying his most valuable pieces. Two boys stand by helplessly as their father stages an all-consuming war on the raccoons living in the woods around their house. A young artist devotes himself to a wealthy, malicious gossip, knowing that it’s just a matter of time before she turns on him.

In this new collection of short stories, acclaimed author Paul Theroux explores the tenuous leadership of the elite and the surprising revenge of the overlooked. He shows us humanity possessed, consumed by its own desire and compulsion, always with his carefully honed eye for detail and the subtle idiosyncrasies that bring his characters to life. Searing, dark, and sure to unsettle, Mr. Bones is a stunning new display of Paul Theroux’s “fluent, faintly sinister powers of vision and imagination” (John Updike, The New Yorker).

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Обложка книги One in a Million One in a Million

 Автор: Mallery Susan

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Современные любовные романы

Single mom and B B owner Stephanie Wynne lived without stopping, until FBI Agent Nash Harmon showed up as her guest…and the star of her passionate fantasies. When he kissed her for real, Stephanie set some ground rules to avoid the messy complications of relationships with men. Sexy pillow talk was fine, but love…?

Nothing surprised Nash, until Stephanie's lively and quirky attitude brought out the beast in him and made his hormones rage out of control-not to mention his steely emotions. Nash experienced an intimacy with Stephanie that stunned him. Of course, he agreed to a no-strings relationship with her, but his mission soon changed into a burning desire for matrimony!

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Обложка книги One Million A.D. One Million A.D.

 Автор: Egan Greg, Silverberg Robert, Reed Robert, Stross Charles, Reynolds Alastair, Dozois Gardner, Cress Nancy

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

One million years from now. It’s a span of time so huge that it's hard for the mind to grasp. Even within science fiction, to conjure up a convincing portrait of what humanity might be like in such a remote future calls for writers with rare breadth of vision. Fortunately, Dozois and Dann have found them.

Includes longer stories set in “One Million A.D.” by:

Robert Reed

Robert Silverberg

Nancy Kress

Alastair Reynolds

Greg Egan

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Обложка книги Reunited: Marriage in a Million Reunited: Marriage in a Million

 Автор: Fielding Liz

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Современные любовные романы

Popular TV presenter Belle is married to gorgeous billionaire Ivo. But beneath the veneer of her perfect life is the truth of their marriage of convenience.

Belle knows that workaholic Ivo prefers their family of two, but somewhere along the way she fell deeply in love with her husband, and can't help wishing for a baby. Now they must find it within themselves to share the secrets they've never trusted each other with, and make their marriage one in a million again.

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Обложка книги Six Million Solid Gold Belter Buckles Six Million Solid Gold Belter Buckles

 Автор: Peirce Hayford

 Серия: Jonathan White, Stockbroker in Orbit

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

One thing economists and SF writers can agree on is that predicting futures is risky business!

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Обложка книги The 38 Million Dollar Smile The 38 Million Dollar Smile

 Автор: Stevenson Richard

 Серия: Donald Strachey

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Криминальный детектив

Обложка книги The Boat of a Million Years The Boat of a Million Years

 Автор: Anderson Poul

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Poul Anderson tells a breathtaking tale of Earth. Immortal humans take to the skies to travel to the stars and galaxies in a great space adventure.

Nominated for the Nebula Award in 1989.

Nominated for the Hugo Award in 1990.

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Обложки нет The Case of the Four and Twenty Blackbirds

 Автор: Gaiman Neil

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив

This is a story called "The Case of Four and Twenty Blackbirds". It was first published in 1984, in KNAVE and was my third published short story. It was reprinted in 1993 ANGELS AND VISITATIONS (although I didn't put it into Smoke and Mirrors) and it's been collected in anthologies a few times since then. --NG

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Обложка книги The Dread Wyrm The Dread Wyrm

 Автор: Cameron Miles

 Серия: Traitor Son

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези

Обложки нет The Four Million

 Автор: Henry O


Обложка книги The Last Six Million Seconds The Last Six Million Seconds

 Автор: Burdett John

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер

A plastic bag containing three rotting heads is discovered near the Chinese mainland. The British seem to be keen for the investigation to drag on until after June 1997, the powerful Mr Xian wants a swift conclusion to the case, and the NYPD are taking a curious interest in events.

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Обложка книги The Laughter of Strangers The Laughter of Strangers

 Автор: Seidlinger Michael J

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


That's a name I built from the ground up. I wasn't the first to systematically climb the ranks, beating the sugar out of everyone I had known to be inferior, leaving only the sour taste of defeat, my claim forever being:

"I am the greatest!"

I can still hear it now. In the silence of this locker room, blood drying on my face, I can still hear those words.

And I was. I was the greatest.














And then a voice says, "'Sugar'… you are no longer sweet with the science.

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Обложка книги Thirteen Million Dollar Pop Thirteen Million Dollar Pop

 Автор: Levien David

 Серия: Frank Behr

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Криминальный детектив

Обложка книги Three Hundred Million: A Novel Three Hundred Million: A Novel

 Автор: Butler Blake

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза

An unforgettable novel of an American suburb devastated by a fiendish madman — the most ambitious and important work yet by “the 21st century answer to William Burroughs” (Publishers Weekly).

Blake Butler’s fiction has dazzled readers with its dystopian dreamscapes and swaggering command of language. Now, in his most topical and visceral novel yet, he ushers us into the consciousness of two men in the shadow of a bloodbath: Gretch Gravey, a cryptic psychopath with a small army of burnout followers, and E. N. Flood, the troubled police detective tasked with unpacking and understanding his mind.

A mingled simulacrum of Charles Manson, David Koresh, and Thomas Harris’s Buffalo Bill, Gravey is a sinister yet alluring God figure who enlists young metalhead followers to kidnap neighboring women and bring them to his house — where he murders them and buries their bodies in a basement crypt. Through parallel narratives, Three Hundred Million lures readers into the cloven mind of Gravey — and Darrel, his sinister alter ego — even as Flood’s secret journal chronicles his own descent into his own, eerily similar psychosis.

A portrait of American violence that conjures the shadows of Ariel Castro, David Koresh, and Adam Lanza, Three Hundred Million is a brutal and mesmerizing masterwork, a portrait of contemporary America that is difficult to turn away from, or to forget.

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Обложка книги Tomorrow I'll Be Twenty Tomorrow I'll Be Twenty

 Автор: Mabanckou Alain

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза

Michel is ten years old, living in Pointe Noire, Congo, in the 1970s. His mother sells peanuts at the market, his father works at the Victory Palace Hotel, and brings home books left behind by the white guests. Planes cross the sky overhead, and Michel and his friend Loun's dream about the countries where they'll land. While news comes over the radio of the American hostage crisis in Tehran, the death of the Shah, the scandal of the Boukassa diamonds, Michel struggles with the demands of his twelve year old girlfriend Caroline, who threatens to leave him for a bully in the football team. But most worrying for Michel, the witch doctor has told his mother that he has hidden the key to her womb, and must return it before she can have another child. Somehow he must find it. Tomorrow I'll Be Twenty is a humorous and poignant account of an African childhood, drawn from Alain Mabanckou's life.

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Обложка книги Twenty blue devils Twenty blue devils

 Автор: Elkins Aaron

 Серия: Gideon Oliver

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив

Обложки нет Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

 Автор: Verne Jules


Обложки нет Where Is Koba?


 Жанр: Справочная литература, Справочная литература

Обложка книги Смех в темноте [Laughter In The Dark] Смех в темноте [Laughter In The Dark]

 Автор: Набоков Владимир Владимирович

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза

Переработанный вариант романа «Камера обскура»

Перевод и комментарии: Александр Люксембург

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