Private investigator Herald Childe watches a snuff movie of his partner being brutally murdered. The subsequent pursuit of his killers takes him through the LA smog and into a waking nightmare of sexual brutality and supernatural bestiality."
The author of City Unique takes us back to the wicked old Montreal of 1948 in this fine, funny novel, where an innocent seventeen-year-old McGill student falls for a famous stripper “Catcher in the Rye meets Guys and Dolls”? Maybe. Or how about “Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall comes to Mordecai Richler’s Montreal”? Close. But best of all is simply this: “William Weintraub — friend of Richler, Moore, and Gallant — has quietly produced a mature comic masterpiece.” Our hero, Richard Lippman, is about to enter McGill and is desperate for two things — a sense of direction in life and, much more important, sexual experience with a real, live girl. Unknown to his “refined” Westmount parents, he’s brought into the exciting Montreal world of burlesque and brothels by his Uncle Morty, who introduces him to Lili L’Amour, the star stripper of the day. Before you know it, he’s (a) head over heels in love with Lili and (b) using his poetic talents to write the text for her routine, and even giving her tips on how to move. Much follows, including his creation of “Freckles, The Girl Next Door,” a stripping sensation. By day a respectful McGill student courted by campus Communists, by night a free-spending night-club sampler and reviewer — well, it’s quite a year for Richard. And this is quite a novel for all of us. Watch for falling prizes.
In this story about Tom Morrow, Tom has agreed to help Khrestos find the Isle of Noam and his lost love Raven La Morna. But to the old man Taidg, with his dog Madra, the legend of Raven is well known through stories told round the fireside, of his childhood home, by his mother. He often wished that he could be the old man, with the dog, who it was foretold would witness her castle rise out of the sea when the circle of ravens were seen at the time of the Spring Equinox. His wish was granted early one morning when he saw the ravens circling the very spot of the legend. It was just before he heard a mighty roar as the castle emerged from the sea exactly as his mother had recounted so long ago. That day Taidg's life changed forever. Not only was his wish granted but he became a good and true friend to Raven La Morna who invited him to come and live at the castle of Noam. She pined for Khrestos too. Taidg assured her that one day he would come in a ship that bore large white sails. Khrestos did come, as predicted, but without Tom Morrow. Because of one of the legendary storms whipped up by The Abbess Mariah, Tom had been washed overboard. Luckily he was rescued by Sian, the Mermaid, who took him to Raven Castle under the sea. Khrestos and all on board the ship, The Star of The Sea, thought Tom was lost. At Raven Castle, Tom learned much. He discovered the lost city of Atlantis, amongst others, before being taken to the Isle of Noam much to the chagrin of The Abbess Mariah. The story continues.
Debbie Travis’ Facelift offers fantastically innovative solutions for the decorating doldrums—and a fresh, simple approach to revitalizing any room of your home. Transforming a dark basement into a lively entertainment center or a restful retreat is a snap when you have the reigning queen of renovations guiding you. All you need to know is which mood—calm, cheerful, nostalgic, or dramatic—you want to convey. Then, with her intrepid philosophy of choosing colors to echo that mood, Debbie shows you how to create rooms that are brimming with as much personality as the people living in them. Each mood-inspired section will help you select the right color scheme for your home by highlighting some of the most inspirational remodeling projects from her acclaimed television show Facelift. Packed with beautiful color photographs illustrating before-and-after renovations, step-by-step projects for you to do yourself, and practical advice on giving your own home a facelift, Debbie Travis’ Facelift proves that having a home you adore can be a dream come true.
Using A Bug Free Mind - Manifestation Unleashed This is the second part of the Bug Free Mind Process which revolutionises all the studies around manifestation and turns what was once mystic wisdom into a 13-step scientific process for manifesting what you want. The truth is you are not naturally unsuccessful, but instead you were born naturally successful, despite what you have learned and what life has shown you. Now that you have completed Creating Your Bug Free Mind, it is time to discover exactly how to use it to get everything from life you've always wanted.
This journey with me will once again be an extraordinary one... Along the way you'll discover exactly what you want from life and the shortcut to getting it. This is a journey through your life which takes you to your past and your future before bringing you back to the present. When you begin Using Your Own Bug Free Mind you will finally get the results that you were promised... You will unleash your natural ability to manifest the life of your dreams and no longer live the life of your nightmares! You will solve all of your life's problems and discover the solution to not having painful new ones. You will become the successful and truly happy person you know you are meant to be. Everything you've deemed as a 'failure' was not your fault. You were programmed to fail.
The truth is, you can achieve your dreams. Massive success, despite what others have said to you, IS possible. In fact, after dozens of studies and years of dissecting mystic wisdom, the scientific process of manifestation contained within this book takes the 'law of attraction' from an esoteric and experimental philosophy to a proven 13 step system. Using A Bug Free Mind means your manifestation is finally unleashed. Why I created the Bug Free Mind Process A few years ago I discovered that people could not create success because they were effectively trying to load good software onto a computer with a virus. I discovered that the traditional way success is taught would only work for the people who still had their natural success mindset. I discovered that everybody on earth is, or rather was once naturally successful. That we all had a 100% natural success mindset which we once used perfectly to learn to walk. Every day since you learnt to walk you have moved further away from this naturally successful mindset... And this is why you cannot become successful, no matter what you attempt to do. You were programmed by society to fail... There's no conspiracy theory here, it is simple deduction, as how else can you explain a 99.999% failure to succeed rate? So I wrote The Bug Free Mind Process to enable you to remove societies bad program which you have allowed it 'unconsciously' to install into your mind. Once you've removed it, then you are once again left with the same natural success mindset which you once had when you learnt to walk. What this process does is teach you a whole new way of thinking as you journey through your mind and discover things about yourself which you never knew were currently preventing your success... My ulterior motive for doing this is quite simple, I was fascinated about why I could succeed and why the masters of personal development where unable to have a noticeable effect on people. Then one day I discovered why they couldn't teach it to people despite the fact that what they were teaching clearly worked for themselves and for 'some' others. When I discovered where and why they were going wrong I saw what benefit I could bring to the world. Just after that I came to the understanding that if I didn't do this and devote my life to; showing people how to succeed in a way which 'they could make work.
The Tony and Outer Critics Circle Arward-winning musical Barnum ran for over 2 years on Broadway. It follows the ups and downs of P.T.'s varied life, from his fraudulent and sensational promotions to his American Museum and Barnum and Bailey Circus. It takes us backstage as well, giving us a glimpse of his love affairs and marriage. Production photographs are included. --Amazon.com
From the pen of R.Austin Freeman, creator of Dr.Thorndyke (and among whose fans we find T.S. Eliot and Raymond Chandler), we get his second most famous character: Romney Pringle.
A poor literary agent and avid cyclist, Pringle is in truth a conman of the highest caliber, and his adventures are well-deserved members of "Queen's Quorum" of influential and important mystery and crime stories... This volume contains the complete 12 short stories; a true delight for Freeman's fans...