Literature & Fiction

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  • booksreddit.com:Master Of Defence: The Works of George Silver

    Master Of Defence: The Works of George Silver

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    George Silver’s Paradoxes of Defence (1599) and Brief Instructions upon my Paradoxes of Defence (ca. 1605) are probably the most important works ever written on the Western martial tradition, straddling the medieval and Renaissance worlds and summing up the collective experience of centuries of European warcraft. With in-depth analyses by the author and others, this is an indispensable reference.


  • booksreddit.com:Shantaram: A Novel

    Shantaram: A Novel

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    “It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured.”So begins this epic, mesmerizing first novel set in the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear.Accompanied by his guid…


  • booksreddit.com:Room: A Novel

    Room: A Novel

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    To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it’s not enough….


  • booksreddit.com:Gripped: Your Personality is What's Holding You Back

    Gripped: Your Personality is What’s Holding You Back

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    Have you ever read an advertisement and felt like it was written directly to you? Well, what if it was? And if you were told that there’s an underground group telling you and those around you what to buy, what to wear, and what to consume? Join the fun. The only thing holding you back is your own personality. We recommend that you read Gripped with a nice bottled water….


  • booksreddit.com:The Stranger

    The Stranger

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    I know next to nothing about philosophy. Where should i start?
    Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed “the nakedness of man faced with the absurd.” First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward. more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Honolulu

    Honolulu

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    From the bestselling author of the “dazzling historical saga” (The Washington Post), Moloka’i, comes the irresistible story of a young immigrant bride in a ramshackle town that becomes a great modern city “In Korea in those days, newborn girls were not deemed important enough to be graced with formal names, but were instead given nicknames, which often reflected the parents’ feelings on the birth of a daughter: I knew a girl named Anger, and another called Pity. As for me, my parents named …


  • booksreddit.com:Firehurler (Twinborn Trilogy Book 1)

    Firehurler (Twinborn Trilogy Book 1)

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    A knight in over his head. A scribe caught dabbling with magic. Each is doomed unless they can join forces across worlds.Kyrus Hinterdale had never remembered his dreams. But when magic leaks from those dreams into his waking hours, the floodgates of his memories open. He remembers bits and pieces of a life in another world, and as those pieces fit together, he realizes that world is as real as his own. He is torn between establishing a career in the wake of his employer’s retirement and expl…


  • booksreddit.com:Legends: Stories By The Masters of Modern Fantasy

    Legends: Stories By The Masters of Modern Fantasy

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    Acclaimed writer and editor Robert Silverberg gathered eleven of the finest writers in Fantasy to contribute to this collection of short novels. Each of the writers was asked to write a new story based on one of his or her most famous series: from Stephen King’s opening piece set in his popular Gunslinger universe to Robert Jordan’s early look at his famed Wheel of Time saga, these stories are exceptionally well written and universally well told. The authors include King, Jordan, and Silverbe…


  • booksreddit.com:In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon (The Teachings of the Buddha)

    In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon (The Teachings of the Buddha)

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    This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha’s teachings – in his own words. The American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here presents selected discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of what the Buddha taught. Divided into ten thematic chapters, In the Buddha’s Words reveals the full scope of the Buddha’s discourses, from family life and marriage to renunciation and the path of insight….


  • booksreddit.com:The Lands of Ice and Fire (A Game of Thrones): Maps from King's Landing to Across the Narrow Sea

    The Lands of Ice and Fire (A Game of Thrones): Maps from King’s Landing to Across the Narrow Sea

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    The adventure that began with A Game of Thrones comes to life in twelve separate full-color maps, stunningly illustrated and ideal for framing. The perfect gift for fans everywhere, this is the definitive dragon’s-eye view they’ve been dying to see.   George R. R. Martin’s beloved series is bursting with a variety and richness of landscapes—from bitter tundra to arid wasteland and everything in between—that provide a sense of scale unrivaled in contemporary fantasy. Now this dazzling set of m…


  • booksreddit.com:Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy

    Sophie’s World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy

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    What book(s) would you guys recommend me buying for a 9 years old girl?
    Discovering two thought-provoking philosophical questions in her mailbox, Sophie enrolls in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher and begins to receive some equally unusual letters. Reprint. more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Mortals

    Mortals

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    The greatly anticipated new novel by Norman Rush—whose first novel, Mating, won the National Book Award and was everywhere acclaimed—is his richest work yet. It is at once a political adventure, a social comedy, and a passionate triangle. It is set in the 1990s in Botswana—the African country Rush has indelibly made his own fictional territory.Mortals chronicles the misadventures of three ex-pat Americans: Ray Finch, a contract CIA agent, operating undercover as an English instructor in a pri…


  • booksreddit.com:The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

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    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrill…


  • booksreddit.com:Tides of War

    Tides of War

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    Brilliant at war, a master of politics, and a charismatic lover, Alcibiades was Athens’ favorite son and the city’s greatest general.A prodigal follower of Socrates, he embodied both the best and the worst of the Golden Age of Greece. A commander on both land and sea, he led his armies to victory after victory.But like the heroes in a great Greek tragedy, he was a victim of his own pride, arrogance, excess, and ambition. Accused of crimes against the state, he was banished from his beloved At…


  • booksreddit.com:The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles

    The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1)

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    This is the riveting first-person narrative of Kvothe, a young man who grows to be one of the most notorious magicians his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that transports readers into the body and mind of a wizard.


  • booksreddit.com:The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles

    The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1)

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    This is the riveting first-person narrative of Kvothe, a young man who grows to be one of the most notorious magicians his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that transports readers into the body and mind of a wizard.


  • booksreddit.com:Mining the Sky: Untold Riches From The Asteroids

    Mining the Sky: Untold Riches From The Asteroids, Comets, And Planets (Helix Book)

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    While we worry over the depletion of the earth’s natural resources, the pollution of our planet, and the challenges presented by the earth’s growing population, billions of dollars worth of metals, fuels, and life-sustaining substances await us in nearby space. In this visionary book, noted planetary scientist John S. Lewis explains how we can mine these precious metals from the asteroids, comets, and planets in our own solar system for use in space construction projects. And this is just one…


  • booksreddit.com:Heidi and the Kaiser

    Heidi and the Kaiser

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    From Top 15 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling and award-winning author Selena Kitt – Over a Million Books Sold!◊ 2011 EPIC AWARD FINALIST ◊Mousy little Heidi is a wanna-be designer who works as nothing more than a glorified go-fer for one of the largest and most well-known companies in the world of fashion. When she accidentally stains CEO Warren Kaiser’s pants, she gets two things she didn’t expect–a spanking…and a job. Kaiser hires her as his assistant, and her “training” proves t…


  • booksreddit.com:Ten Great Events in History

    Ten Great Events in History

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    This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare’s finesse to Oscar Wilde’s wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim’s Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the master…


  • booksreddit.com:Tales from Jabba's Palace (Star Wars) (Book 2)

    Tales from Jabba’s Palace (Star Wars) (Book 2)

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    In the dusty heat of twin-sunned Tatooine lives the wealthiest gangster in a hundred worlds, master of a vast crime empire and keeper of a vicious, flesh-eating monster for entertainment (and disposal of his enemies). Bloated and sinister, Jabba the Hutt might have made a good joke — if he weren’t so dangerous. A cast of soldiers, spies, assassins, scoundrels, bounty hunters, and pleasure seekers have come to his palace, and every visitor to Jabba’s grand abode has a story. Some of them may …