Odd Thomas: You Are Destined to Be Together Forever (Short Story)

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0804180938

Category: Fiction

Page: 30

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The singular journey of Odd Thomas is approaching its unforgettable conclusion in Saint Odd. But before Odd’s destiny is revealed, this exclusive eBook short story looks back—way back—to where it all began for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, two souls who are destined to be together forever. Amid the dizzying rides, tantalizing games of chance, and fanciful attractions of a state fair, two teenage sweethearts on the cusp of life and love’s pleasures find their way to a shadowy carnival tent brimming with curiosities. There, from the bizarre and enthralling Gypsy Mummy, a mechanized merchant of dreams and prognosticator of tomorrows, the young couple learns what fate promises for them. But fate, for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, is something altogether different: full of dark corners, sharp edges, and things no seer or soothsayer could ever anticipate. And for Odd Thomas, a gallant fry cook from a sleepy California desert town, the future beckons—to listen to unquiet spirits, pursue unsettling mysteries, and learn shocking truths . . . for a purpose far greater than himself. Acclaim for Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas novels “This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “The nice young fry cook with the occult powers is Koontz’s most likable creation . . . candid, upright, amusing and sometimes withering.”—The New York Times “One would be hard-pressed to find a more satisfying read. . . . Not since Watchers has Dean Koontz created such an endearing and enduring character as Odd Thomas. . . . A superb story from one of our contemporary masters.”—San Antonio Express-News “An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift.”—The Washington Post “Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Suspense, tension, and surprising plot twists . . . Characters and the search for meaning, exquisitely crafted, are the soul of his work. . . . One of the master storytellers of this or any age.”—The Tampa Tribune
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Message Of A Course In Miracles: A Trans

Author: Elizabeth Cronkhite

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846946425

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 774

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The Message of A Course in Miracles is the first volume of a paragraph-by-paragraph translation of A Course in Miracles into plain, everyday language which brings its loving message to the surface so that you can attain a deeper understanding of it faster. It is for anyone seeking a simple and clear means for attaining lasting inner peace.
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You Can Do It!

Learning to Manage Life's Difficulties with God's Help

Author: Dottie Pennington Smith

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449709662

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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The Askandar

A Journey Towards Immortality

Author: Norris Ray Peery

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595746640

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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The Askandar is a continuation of the story ETMA PNIKRE. The Askandar, the great starship has escaped with its six thousand survivors from the cremation of the planet Earth and now rushes onward in its journey through the blackest darkness of the infinite ocean of the universe. In the starship, within its occupants, live all of the natural instincts and emotions, which had fluxed and flowed within the cultures, the survivors had left behind. No one had given much consideration to the great broad spectrum of the human condition, which would demand its satisfaction, even though it had been stripped from its natural home. The individual's instinctive creature found itself resident within a closed capsule, where it still needed to satisfy its ancient secret yearnings, and to find contentment for the beast, which secretly underlies civilized humanity, that it might be peaceably consoled. And so, though Earth and its societies had all become just a distant cinder, the mysterious ways of Mother Earth had been so patiently distilled into every cell and every fiber of the people on the starship, that her ways, her embedded instincts, her emotions of love, hatred, and savagery, rode within the ship in the safe luxury of each individual survivor.
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I Can't Take Any More Crap!

Author: Robert MacGregor

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 190588611X

Category: Great Britain

Page: 304

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There is a pissed-off mood abroad in Britain; the zeitgeist is a bad mood. This book captures that mood. It looks at stuff which irritates us, drives us mad, saps our souls like vampires.
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Hangsaman

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101616768

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Shirley Jackson's chilling second novel, based on her own experiences and an actual mysterious disappearance Seventeen-year-old Natalie Waite longs to escape home for college. Her father is a domineering and egotistical writer who keeps a tight rein on Natalie and her long-suffering mother. When Natalie finally does get away, however, college life doesn’t bring the happiness she expected. Little by little, Natalie is no longer certain of anything—even where reality ends and her dark imaginings begin. Chilling and suspenseful, Hangsaman is loosely based on the real-life disappearance of a Bennington College sophomore in 1946. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Alice in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736800169

Category: Fiction

Page: 107

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Alice in Wonderland is a novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children.It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre. Alice and the rest of Wonderland continue to inspire or influence many other works of art to this day, sometimes indirectly via the Disney movie, for example. The character of the plucky, yet proper, Alice has proven immensely popular and inspired similar heroines in literature and pop culture, many also named Alice in homage.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Second Edition

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1460400399

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 344

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First published in 1865, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland began as a story told to Alice Liddell and her two sisters on a boating trip in July 1862. The novel follows Alice down a rabbit-hole and into a world of strange and wonderful characters who constantly turn everything upside down with their mind-boggling logic, word play, and fantastic parodies. Like the first, this second edition includes Carroll’s earlier story Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, which allows readers to trace the revisions and to compare Carroll’s own illustrations in the original with the famous John Tenniel illustrations for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This edition also includes new appendix material: George MacDonald writing on the fantastic, the eighteenth-century children’s story Goody Two-Shoes, a section on film and television adaptations of Alice, and new illustrations.
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Alice

Author: Lindsay Price

Publisher: Theatrefolk

ISBN: 1894870255

Category: Alice (Fictitious character : Carroll) Drama

Page: 27

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Crash Course in Personal Development

Author: Brian Clegg

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749438326

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 257

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A structured, easy-to-use guide to develop effective personal skills. With techniques to help readers to manage stress and their time Crash Course in Personal Development gives a programme of 150 exercises to develop skills fast. The free CD-ROM contains additional techniques and exercises together with interactive Web links.
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