I Am Sal

Author: Abraham Falls
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781987987072
Format: PDF
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What if you were born as a fully formed adult? Completely aware of your surroundings, fully able to speak, walk, think, and recognize, by name, all of the items you could see? The only thing missing, the only nagging void in your memory: your identity. How do you think you would react to such a situation? Would it even be possibly to take it calmly? Or would there be a sense of panic? A rush of nauseating adrenaline so thick, so heavy, that it would leave you literally gasping for air in a room full of it? Imagine just how frightening that could be. Now, let's throw a single wrinkle into the mix. Suppose that you awakened into this new existence with one tiny clue as to who you were. A single word. A name. Which you somehow believed to be your own, despite the fact that you had no memory of any previous existence in which that name applied to you. Would this concept of a name, supposedly your own, in any way alleviate the stress of finding yourself suddenly coming into existence? I'd like to say it did for me, but that simply wouldn't be the full truth. You will find that out soon enough though. But my only fear is what you might think once you learn the truth. I am Sal. This is my story.

The Flower Girl Murder

Author: Keith Hirshland
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692046685
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Daisy Burns was a likable, devoted wife and mother who spent her spare time volunteering at school events. Everyone loved Daisy. So why would someone shoot her three times and dump her body behind a Planned Parenthood chapter in North Carolina? With no witnesses and few leads, Raleigh detective Marc Allen turns to the press for help-specifically, veteran news anchor Lancaster Heart. Heart agrees to broadcast the police department's plea for information in his nightly newscasts. Elderly viewer and longtime social worker Blanche Avery is positive she recognizes the photograph on the television as an older version of her friend Daisy- the young, heavily pregnant girl she met years before who made the decision to give her child up for adoption. When Tanner Goochly Jr.-a member of a notorious crime family-becomes the victim of another point-blank shooting, Allen races to discover the connection between the murders. Could it be that Daisy was somehow involved with an illegal enterprise, or was she hiding something else, another secret to be discovered? The body count is rising, and the suspect pool is widening. As Allen's investigation reaches a fever pitch, he realizes that a mother's choice could have killer consequences.

Lila

Author: Robert Pirsig
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307764214
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In this bestselling new book, his first in seventeen years, Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, takes us on a poignant and passionate journey as mysterious and compelling as his first life-changing work. Instead of a motorcycle, a sailboat carries his philosopher-narrator Phaedrus down the Hudson River as winter closes in. Along the way he picks up a most unlikely traveling companion: a woman named Lila who in her desperate sexuality, hostility, and oncoming madness threatens to disrupt his life. In Lila Robert M. Pirsig has crafted a unique work of adventure and ideas that examines the essential issues of the nineties as his previous classic did the seventies.

Murder for Pleasure

Author: Howard Haycraft
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486829302
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"Genuinely fascinating reading." — The New York Times Book Review. An expert in detective fiction traces its development from the 1840s through the 1940s, charting the innovations of Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, and Arthur Conan Doyle as well as the modern influence of George Simenon, Josephine Tey, and others. Topics include a survey of the critical literature, a quiz, and a Who's Who in Detection. "Patently authoritative." — The New Yorker.

Network Aesthetics

Author: Patrick Jagoda
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022634665X
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The term “network” is now applied to everything from the Internet to terrorist-cell systems. But the word’s ubiquity has also made it a cliché, a concept at once recognizable yet hard to explain. Network Aesthetics, in exploring how popular culture mediates our experience with interconnected life, reveals the network’s role as a way for people to construct and manage their world—and their view of themselves. Each chapter considers how popular media and artistic forms make sense of decentralized network metaphors and infrastructures. Patrick Jagoda first examines narratives from the 1990s and 2000s, including the novel Underworld, the film Syriana, and the television series The Wire, all of which play with network forms to promote reflection on domestic crisis and imperial decline in contemporary America. Jagoda then looks at digital media that are interactive, nonlinear, and dependent on connected audiences to show how recent approaches, such as those in the videogame Journey, open up space for participatory and improvisational thought. Contributing to fields as diverse as literary criticism, digital studies, media theory, and American studies, Network Aesthetics brilliantly demonstrates that, in today’s world, networks are something that can not only be known, but also felt, inhabited, and, crucially, transformed.

Narrative Comprehension and Film

Author: Edward Branigan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136129324
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Narrative is one of the ways we organise and understnad the world. It is found everywhere: not only in films and books, but also in everday conversations and in the nonfictional discourses of journalists, historians, educators, psychologists, attorneys and many others. Edward Branigan presents a telling exploration of the basic concepts of narrative theory and its relation to film - and literary - analysis, bringing together theories from linguistics and cognitive science, and applying them to the screen. Individual analyses of classical narratives form the basis of a complex study of every aspect of filmic fiction exploring, for example, subjectivity in Lady in the Lake, multiplicity in Letter from and Unknown Woman, post-modernism and documentary in Sans Soleil.

The Lying Planet

Author: Carol Riggs
Publisher: Entangled: digiTeen
ISBN: 1633757579
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Promise City. That’s the colony I’ve been aiming for all my life on the planet Liberty. The only thing standing in my way? The Machine. On my eighteenth birthday, this mysterious, octopus-like device will scan my brain and Test my deeds. Good thing I’ve been focusing on being Jay Lawton, hard worker and rule follower, my whole life. Freedom is just beyond my fingertips. Or so I thought. Two weeks before my Testing with the Machine, I’ve stumbled upon a new reality. The truth. In a single sleepless night, everything I thought I knew about the adults in our colony changes. And the only one who’s totally on my side is the clever, beautiful rebel, Peyton. Together we have to convince the others to sabotage their Testings before it’s too late. Before the ceremonies are over and the hunting begins.

Brooklyn s Most Wanted

Author: Craig McGuire
Publisher: Wildblue Press
ISBN: 9781942266969
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BROOKLYN'S MOST WANTED parades an impressive perp walk of 100 of the Borough's most notorious, ranking them meticulously from bad to worst. From crime bosses to career criminals to corrupt politicians, pedophile priests to Ponzi scammers, this is not your usual crime chronicle. You want labor racketeering, Ponzi scheming, hijacking, murder, loan sharking, arson, illegal gambling, money laundering? Fugetaboutit! Take this guide tour through gangland that rips open the underbelly of Brooklyn, the broken land, to see what spills, from the South Brooklyn Boys to the Soviet thugs of Brighton Beach's Little Odessa. Want to know what Billy the Kid, John Wilkes Booth and the Son of Sam all have in common? Brooklyn. Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso, Al Capone, Frankie Yale, Paul Vario, Roy DeMeo and so many more malicious malcontents and maniacs stalk these pages, as author Craig McGuire rank a rogues' gallery of the best of the worst from Brooklyn's crime-ridden past and present. This includes more than a century of screaming crime blotter headlines, spotlighting epic cases, like The Brooklyn Godmother, The Sex Killer of Brooklyn, The Nurse Girl Murder, The Long Island Railroad Massacre, The Thrill Kills Gang, and many more. From "Son of Sam" to "Son of Sal," "Little Lepke" to "Big Paulie," "The Butcher of Brooklyn," "The Vampire of Brooklyn," "The Gang Who Couldn't Shoot Straight," even "The Man Who Murdered Brooklyn Baseball," they're all here. Much more than Murder Incorporated, this book features kingpins and lone wolves alike, with a line-up featuring many of the multi-ethnic mobs mimicking the original La Cosa Nostra - the Russian Mafia, the Albanian Mafia, the Polish Mafia, the Greek Mafia - in fact, this book contains more Mafias than you can shake a bloody blackjack at. The author's proprietary Notorious Brooklyn Index analyzes criminal activity, socio-economic type, notoriety, relation to Brooklyn and more for a final score that's far from conjecture--though it will undoubtedly spark debate. Welcome to Gangland, U.S.A. - A.K.A. the bloody, brutal killing grounds of Brooklyn, New York. Watch your back!

On Michael Haneke

Author: Brian Price
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814334058
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Considers the films of Michael Haneke, who has emerged as a major figure in world cinema over the last fifteen years.

Psychology at the Movies

Author: Skip Dine Young
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470971770
Format: PDF
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Psychology at the Movies explores the insights to be gained by applying various psychological lenses to popular films including cinematic depictions of human behavior, the psychology of filmmakers, and the impact of viewing movies. Uses the widest range of psychological approaches to explore movies, the people who make them, and the people who watch them Written in an accessible style with vivid examples from a diverse group of popular films, such as The Silence of the Lambs, The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Taxi Driver, Good Will Hunting, and A Beautiful Mind Brings together psychology, film studies, mass communication, and cultural studies to provide an interdisciplinary perspective Features an extensive bibliography for further exploration of various research fields