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The Gone Away World

The Gone Away World PDF
Author: Nick Harkaway
Publisher: Vintage
Size: 30.64 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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by Nick Harkaway, The Gone Away World Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Gone Away World books, A hilarious, action-packed look at the apocalypse that combines a touching tale of friendship, a thrilling war story, and an all out kung-fu infused mission to save the world. Gonzo Lubitch and his best friend have been inseparable since birth. They grew up together, they studied kung-fu together, they rebelled in college together, and they fought in the Go Away War together. Now, with the world in shambles and dark, nightmarish clouds billowing over the wastelands, they have been tapped for an incredibly perilous mission. But they quickly realize that this assignment is more complex than it seems, and before it is over they will have encountered everything from mimes, ninjas, and pirates to one ultra-sinister mastermind, whose only goal is world domination.


The Gone Away Place

The Gone Away Place PDF
Author: Christopher Barzak
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Size: 20.43 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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The Gone Away Place Book Description

by Christopher Barzak, The Gone Away Place Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Gone Away Place books, From Stonewall Honor author Christopher Barzak comes a haunting novel of love and loss, in which a series of tornadoes rips through a small midwest town, forever altering the lives of those who live there. Ellie heads up her high school yearbook, and until the tornadoes come, her biggest worry is how to raise enough money to print them. But since the day when a rash of powerful tornadoes touched down in Newfoundland, Ohio--killing more than half of the students in her school, not to mention dozens more people throughout the town--she's been haunted: by the ghosts of her best friends, by the boy next door, even by her boyfriend. And the living are haunting her too, all those left behind in the storm's wake to cope with the "gone away" pieces in their lives. A chance encounter with one ghost leads Ellie to discover a way to free the spirits that have been lingering since the storm, and she learns that she's not the only one seeing the ghosts--it's a town-wide epidemic.


Tigerman

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Author: Nick Harkaway
Publisher: Vintage
Size: 62.27 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Tigerman Book Description

by Nick Harkaway, Tigerman Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Tigerman books, A KIRKUS REVIEWS and NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A WASHINGTON POST AND ALA NOTABLE BOOK Sergeant Lester Ferris is a good man in need of a rest. After a long career of being shot at, he’s about to be retired. The mildly larcenous, backwater island of Mancreu is the ideal place to serve out his time, a former British colony in legal limbo, belching toxic clouds of waste and facing imminent destruction by an international community concerned for their own safety. The perfect place for Lester is also the perfect location for a multinational array of shady businesses. Hence the Black Fleet of illicit ships lurking in the bay: spy stations, arms dealers, offshore hospitals, money-laundering operations, drug factories and torture centers. None of which should be a problem, since Lester’s brief is to sit tight and turn a blind eye. Meanwhile, he befriends a brilliant, Internet-addled street kid with a comic-book fixation who will need a new home when the island dies. When Mancreu’s fragile society erupts in violence, Lester must be more than just an observer: he has no choice but to rediscover the man of action he once was, and find out what kind of hero the island—and the boy—will need. From the award-winning author of Angelmaker and The Gone-Away World, Tigerman is a novel at once deeply heartfelt and headlong thrilling—about parenthood, friendship and secret identities, about heroes of both the super and the everyday kind. From the Hardcover edition.


The Blind Giant

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Author: Nick Harkaway
Publisher: Vintage
Size: 15.87 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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The Blind Giant Book Description

by Nick Harkaway, The Blind Giant Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Blind Giant books, Nick Harkaway, author of Angelmaker, presents a rousing and energizing look at how we can meaningfully and constructively engage with technology—creating an essential handbook for anyone trying to be human in a digital age. Some say our devices will lead us to ruin: isolating us from our neighbors, warping communication, delivering an unregulated flood of information that will destroy our humanity. Some say they will be our salvation: enabling global communication and social engagement, putting all the world’s facts at our fingertips, and erasing the barriers that divide us, bringing out the best qualities of humanity. In The Blind Giant, novelist and blogger Nick Harkaway takes us on a lucid, insightful and personal tour of how we live our lives in our technology-obsessed culture. A self-described “missing link” between the pre-Internet generation and the “digital natives” who have grown up with technology, Nick is an enthusiastic guide to digital culture who weaves together examples from literature, psychology, neurology, sociology, history, and his own life while exploring the hazards and joys of the human-machine relationship. In the final analysis, whether we meaningfully engage with the machines we have created, or risk living in a world which is designed to serve computers and corporations rather than people, this book is a must-read for anyone concerned with our digital future.


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Author: نيقولا مكيافيلي
Publisher: دار القلم للطباعة و النشر و التوزيع - بيروت / لبنان
Size: 58.47 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : ar
Pages : 125
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by نيقولا مكيافيلي, Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download books, كان «موسوليني» لا ينام حتى يقرأ كتاب الأمير لـ «ماكيافيلي»، وقيل: إن «نابليون» و«هتلر» كانا يتَّخذانه مرجعًا لسياساتهم؛ ويرجع ذلك لما للكتاب من مكانة لم ينلها غيره. والكتاب يُقدِّم نظريات في الحكم والإمارة، ويجيب على أسئلة لطالما شغلت بال الحُكَّام والأُمراء، مثل؛ كيف تُحْكَمُ البلاد الموروثة؟ وما هي أنواع السلطة وكيف تحصُل عليها؟ وكيف يملك الزعيم شعبه؟ وكيف حُكمت الإمارات الدينية والمدنية؟ وأثار الكتاب جدلاً واسعًا حيث انتقده الكثير وعدُّوهُ تحريضـًا على قهر الشعوب وإذلالها، في حين اعتبره آخرون دليلاً للناس على مواطن الغدر وصنوف الخداع التي يسلكها الأمراء ضد شعوبهم. وقد أهداه المؤلف إلى الأمير الإيطالي «لورنزو دي مديتشي».


Gnomon

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Author: Nick Harkaway
Publisher: Vintage
Size: 63.92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 704
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by Nick Harkaway, Gnomon Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Gnomon books, A Best Science Fiction Book of 2017 -- The Guardian From the widely acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World and Tigerman, comes a virtuosic new novel set in a near-future, high-tech surveillance state, that is equal parts dark comedy, gripping detective story, and mind-bending philosophical puzzle. In the world of Gnomon, citizens are constantly observed and democracy has reached a pinnacle of 'transparency.' Every action is seen, every word is recorded, and the System has access to its citizens' thoughts and memories--all in the name of providing the safest society in history. When suspected dissident Diana Hunter dies in government custody, it marks the first time a citizen has been killed during an interrogation. The System doesn't make mistakes, but something isn't right about the circumstances surrounding Hunter's death. Mielikki Neith, a trusted state inspector and a true believer in the System, is assigned to find out what went wrong. Immersing herself in neural recordings of the interrogation, what she finds isn't Hunter but rather a panorama of characters within Hunter's psyche: a lovelorn financier in Athens who has a mystical experience with a shark; a brilliant alchemist in ancient Carthage confronting the unexpected outcome of her invention; an expat Ethiopian painter in London designing a controversial new video game, and a sociopathic disembodied intelligence from the distant future. Embedded in the memories of these impossible lives lies a code which Neith must decipher to find out what Hunter is hiding. In the static between these stories, Neith begins to catch glimpses of the real Diana Hunter--and, alarmingly, of herself. The staggering consequences of what she finds will reverberate throughout the world. A dazzling, panoramic achievement, and Nick Harkaway's most brilliant work to date, Gnomon is peerless and profound, captivating and irreverent, as it pierces through strata of reality and consciousness, and illuminates how to set a mind free. It is a truly accomplished novel from a mind possessing a matchless wit infused with a deep humanity.


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Author: مارجريت ميتشل
Publisher: Al Manhal
Size: 57.26 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : ar
Pages : 576
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by مارجريت ميتشل, Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download books, نضع بين يدي القارئ في هذه الرواية ``ذهب مع الريح`` رائعة خالدة من روائع الأدب العالمي هذه الملحمة التاريخية والتي تحكي قصة حب وضياع، وتحكي أيضا قصة هذه الساحرة العنيدة أوهارا، وهذه الأم التي تجزأت بشكل مميت، وهذا الشعب الذى تغيرت جميع مفاهيمه ومعتقداته التي تربى ونشأ عليها إلى أبد الآبدين، وهذا الفارس بتلر المتميز بالثراء والأناقة وهذه القدرة الإبداعية التي يتميز بها المؤلف في تصوير ما يدور في خياله، وتروي هذا الرواية قصة فتاة بسيطة أثناء الحرب الأهلية بين ولايات الشمال والجنوب الأمريكية، دمرها الحب، في بداية حياتها، ورمي بها أحضان رجل أحبها بعمق لكنها لم تمنحه سوى الكراهية والانتقام.


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Author: مالكي، خليفة السيد محمد صالح،
Publisher:
Size: 41.24 MB
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Category : Folklore
Languages : ar
Pages : 120
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by مالكي، خليفة السيد محمد صالح،, Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download books, Social life and customs; folklore; Qatar.


Gone Away

Gone Away PDF
Author: Andrew Coltman
Publisher:
Size: 68.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Languages : en
Pages : 263
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by Andrew Coltman, Gone Away Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Gone Away books, One mans full time sailing adventure to escape from the modern world


Angelmaker

Angelmaker PDF
Author: Nick Harkaway
Publisher: Vintage
Size: 74.99 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 496
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Angelmaker Book Description

by Nick Harkaway, Angelmaker Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Angelmaker books, A Wall Street Journal and Booklist Best Mystery of 2012 From the acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World, blistering gangster noir meets howling absurdist comedy as the forces of good square off against the forces of evil, and only an unassuming clockwork repairman and an octogenarian former superspy can save the world from total destruction. Joe Spork spends his days fixing antique clocks. The son of infamous London criminal Mathew “Tommy Gun” Spork, he has turned his back on his family’s mobster history and aims to live a quiet life. That orderly existence is suddenly upended when Joe activates a particularly unusual clockwork mechanism. His client, Edie Banister, is more than the kindly old lady she appears to be—she’s a retired international secret agent. And the device? It’s a 1950s doomsday machine. Having triggered it, Joe now faces the wrath of both the British government and a diabolical South Asian dictator who is also Edie’s old arch-nemesis. On the upside, Joe’s got a girl: a bold receptionist named Polly whose smarts, savvy and sex appeal may be just what he needs. With Joe’s once-quiet world suddenly overrun by mad monks, psychopathic serial killers, scientific geniuses and threats to the future of conscious life in the universe, he realizes that the only way to survive is to muster the courage to fight, help Edie complete a mission she abandoned years ago and pick up his father’s old gun . . . From the Hardcover edition.