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Blood Noir

Blood Noir ebook ISBN: 0755370899
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Number of Pages: 300 
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'The ardeur made me a sort of living vampire who fed off sex, but with the downsides came some interesting upsides.' Jason is a werewolf. He's one of my best friends and sometimes a lover. And right now he needs me, Anita Blake - not to be a vampire hunter, or a Federal Marshall, or a necromancer, but because his father is dying. I can help make him look like an everyday guy, help him say goodbye to the abusive father he's never loved. How hard can it be? Really, by now, you'd think I'd know better. Because this is the weekend that Marmee Noir, ancient mother of all vampires, picks to make her move. I've got something she wants - and now she's going to take it.

Blood noir

Blood noir ebook ISBN: 884292203X
Publisher: Editrice Nord
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Number of Pages: 416 
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Ancora una volta, Anita Blake è costretta ad affrontare la sua paura più grande: prendere l’aereo. Ormai è troppo tardi per tirarsi indietro: in uno slancio di generosità, la Sterminatrice ha accettato di accompagnare Jason a trovare il padre – ricoverato in ospedale ad Asheville, nel North Carolina – e di recitare la parte della fidanzata modello. Presentandola come la sua promessa sposa, Jason spera infatti di riconciliarsi con i genitori, che hanno sempre criticato il suo stile di vita molto... stravagante. Ma quella breve e innocua gita diventa la notizia del giorno quando, all’aeroporto, Jason viene scambiato per suo cugino e, nel giro di poche ore, inizia a circolare la voce che il politico più in vista della città è stato sorpreso in compagnia dell’amante. Per sfuggire all’assalto dei giornalisti, Jason e Anita non possono fare altro che barricarsi in albergo, dove però li attende una minaccia ben più grave. Senza poter contare sulla protezione di Jean-Claude, la Sterminatrice è vulnerabile come mai prima d’ora, e c’è qualcuno deciso ad approfittarne per toglierla di mezzo...

The Monster Hunter in Modern Popular Culture

The Monster Hunter in Modern Popular Culture ebook ISBN: 0786451874
Publisher: McFarland
Author: Heather L. Duda
Number of Pages: 192 
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As monsters in popular media have evolved and grown more complex, so have those who take on the job of stalking and staking them. This book examines the evolution of the contemporary monster hunter from Bram Stoker’s Abraham Van Helsing to today’s non-traditional monster hunters such as Blade, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Watchmen. Critically surveying a diverse range of books, films, television shows, and graphic novels, this study reveals how the monster hunter began as a white, upper-class, educated male and became everything from a vampire to a teenage girl with supernatural powers. Now often resembling the monsters they’ve vowed to conquer, modern characters occupy a gray area where the battle is often with their own inner natures as much as with the “evil” they fight.

Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition

Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition ebook ISBN: 1440858489
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Author: Diana Tixier Herald,Samuel Stavole-Carter
Number of Pages: 420 
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Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read

Skin Trade

Skin Trade ebook ISBN: 9780425227725
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Number of Pages: 486 
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When a vampire serial killer sends Anita Blake a grisly souvenir from Las Vegas, she has to warn Sin City's authorities what they're dealing with. Only it's worse than she thinks, in the latest work in the bestselling Vampire Hunter series.

Lone Star Noir

Lone Star Noir ebook ISBN: 1617750018
Publisher: Akashic Books
Author: Bobby Byrd,Johnny Byrd
Number of Pages: 290 
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“Traverses Texas, finding evidence of the hard boiled, sultry, and disreputable throughout the state . . . Think of the book as a sort of criminal travelogue.” —Booklist If everything is bigger in Texas, then that includes the boldness of the criminals who call the state home. From large urban centers to the Cajun Gulf coast, there is big money to be made running guns, drugs, and catering to the greedy and disillusioned. Each distinctive region can claim its own special brand of outlaw. In Lone Star Noir, you’ll find stories by James Crumley, Joe R. Lansdale, Claudia Smith, Ito Romo, Luis Alberto Urrea, David Corbett, George Wier, Sarah Cortez, Jesse Sublett, Dean James, Tim Tingle, Milton T. Burton, Lisa Sandlin, Jessica Powers, and Bobby Byrd. “This isn’t J.R. Ewing’s Lone Star State. This is the Texas of chicken shit bingo, Enron scamsters, and a feeling that what happens in Mexico stays in Mexico . . . So what defines Texas noir? Who knows, but you better pray that blood doesn’t stain your belt buckle.” —The Austin Chronicle

The Harlequin

The Harlequin ebook ISBN: 0755370880
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Number of Pages: 300 
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'They will play with us, then destroy us... They are what we fear in the dark.' The first warning is unexpected, calculated. The second warning is a gift: a plain white mask, carefully wrapped. But white is good - white means we are only being watched. It seems the power that connects me, Anita Blake, with Jean-Claude Vampire Master of the City and Richard, leader of the werewolves, is attracting very unwelcome attention - from creatures so feared no vampire will willingly speak their name. They are known as the Harlequin, and they have the authority to pass judgement upon me. It is forbidden to speak of the Harlequin unless you've been contacted. And to be contacted is to face a sentence of death.

The Philosophy of Film Noir

The Philosophy of Film Noir ebook ISBN: 0813171709
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Author: Mark Conard
Number of Pages: 264 
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A drifter with no name and no past, driven purely by desire, is convinced by a beautiful woman to murder her husband. A hard-drinking detective down on his luck becomes involved with a gang of criminals in pursuit of a priceless artifact. The stories are at once romantic, pessimistic, filled with anxiety and a sense of alienation, and they define the essence of film noir. Noir emerged as a prominent American film genre in the early 1940s, distinguishable by its use of unusual lighting, sinister plots, mysterious characters, and dark themes. From The Maltese Falcon (1941) to Touch of Evil (1958), films from this classic period reflect an atmosphere of corruption and social decay that attracted such accomplished directors as John Huston, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, and Orson Welles. The Philosophy of Film Noir is the first volume to focus exclusively on the philosophical underpinnings of these iconic films. Drawing on the work of diverse thinkers, from the French existentialist Albert Camus to the Frankurt school theorists Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, the volume connects film noir to the philosophical questions of a modern, often nihilistic, world. Opening with an examination of what constitutes noir cinema, the book interprets the philosophical elements consistently present in the films—themes such as moral ambiguity, reason versus passion, and pessimism. The contributors to the volume also argue that the essence and elements of noir have fundamentally influenced movies outside of the traditional noir period. Neo-noir films such as Pulp Fiction (1994), Fight Club (1999), and Memento (2000) have reintroduced the genre to a contemporary audience. As they assess the concepts present in individual films, the contributors also illuminate and explore the philosophical themes that surface in popular culture. A close examination of one of the most significant artistic movements of the twentieth century, The Philosophy of Film Noir reinvigorates an intellectual discussion at the intersection of popular culture and philosophy.

Blood in the Asphalt

Blood in the Asphalt ebook ISBN: 9781948800075
Author: Jesse Sensibar
Number of Pages: 101 
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Jesse Sensibar's photos and prose tell the story of the highway that gives and the highway that takes. He has created a catalog of roadside shrines - some of strangers, some of family - and remembers his life in companion to them. This is a beautiful and sad chronicle of how fragile life can be.

The Blood is the Life

The Blood is the Life ebook ISBN: 9780879728038
Publisher: Popular Press
Author: Leonard G. Heldreth,Mary Pharr
Number of Pages: 275 
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Today the vampire is a major cultural icon and can be found in breakfast foods, comics, television, computer games, films, and books from academic studies to best-selling novels. While readers may be familiar with such figures as Dracula and Lestat, few are aware of the range of the vampire legacy that stretches from the early nineteenth century through the end of the twentieth. The essays in this volume use a humanistic viewpoint to explore the evolution and significance of the vampire in literature. Contributors examine—besides Dracula—characters such as Lord Ruthven, Carmilla Karnstein, Stephen King's Kurt Barlow, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Saint-Germain, and Anne Rice's recoded vampires. Other authors investigated include George R. R. Martin, Brian Stableford, Kim Newman, Colin Wilson, Poppy Z. Brite, and Tanith Lee.

The New Noir

The New Noir ebook ISBN: 0520296788
Publisher: University of California Press
Author: Orly Clerge
Number of Pages: 320 
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The expansion of the Black American middle class and the unprecedented increase in the number of Black immigrants since the 1960s have transformed the cultural landscape of New York. In The New Noir, Orly Clerge explores the richly complex worlds of an extraordinary generation of Black middle class adults who have migrated from different corners of the African diaspora to suburbia. The Black middle class today consists of diverse groups whose ongoing cultural, political, and material ties to the American South and Global South shape their cultural interactions at work, in their suburban neighborhoods, and at their kitchen tables. Clerge compellingly analyzes the making of a new multinational Black middle class and how they create a spectrum of Black identities that help them carve out places of their own in a changing 21st-century global city. Paying particular attention to the largest Black ethnic groups in the country, Black Americans, Jamaicans, and Haitians, Clerge’s ethnography draws on over 80 interviews with residents to examine the overlooked places where New York’s middle class resides in Queens and Long Island. This book reveals that region and nationality shape how the Black middle class negotiates the everyday politics of race and class.

Manila Noir

Manila Noir ebook ISBN: 161775160X
Publisher: Akashic Books
Author: Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn
Number of Pages: 237 
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Manila is not for the faint of heart. Population: over ten million and growing by the minute. Climate: hot, humid and prone to torrential monsoon rains of biblical proportions. The ultimate femme fatale, she's complicated and mysterious, with a tainted, painful past. The perfect, torrid setting for noir. Edited by Dogeaters (Penguin, 1991) author and National Book Award Nominee Jessica Hagedorn, and featuring original stories from a stunning group of multi-award-winning authors.

Brooklyn Noir 3

Brooklyn Noir 3 ebook ISBN: 1617750476
Publisher: Akashic Books
Author: Tim McLoughlin,Thomas Adcock
Number of Pages: 256 
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The first nonfiction volume in the “superb series” —true crime stories from Bushwick to Borough Park to Brooklyn Heights (The Globe and Mail, Toronto). The people who brought you the Brooklyn Noir crime-fiction collections return with another talented literary lineup—this time contributing chilling, and sometimes heartbreaking, stories of real-life crimes in this densely populated and diverse borough of New York City. Brand-new nonfiction by Robert Leuci, Dennis Hawkins, Tim McLoughlin, Thomas Adcock, Errol Louis, Denise Buffa, Patricia Mulcahy, C.J. Sullivan, Reed Farrel Coleman, Aileen Gallagher, Christopher Musella, Kim Sykes, Robert Knightly, Jess Korman, Constance Casey, and Rosemarie Yu.

Blood Lake

Blood Lake ebook ISBN: 1604864303
Publisher: PM Press
Author: N.A
Number of Pages: 384 
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When New York City private investigator Filomena Buscarsela takes her teenaged daughter, Antonia, to see their extended family in Ecuador, it’s more than a homecoming. Filomena hasn’t been back in years, and the trip brings back memories of her previous life as a revolutionary. Before she’s even had time to adjust to her new surroundings, though, a priest is murdered—a man who, years ago, saved her life and helped her escape to the United States. Filomena owed him her life, and she vows to find his killer. It’s an election year, and the dirty hands of politics seem to be everywhere, perhaps even in this senseless death. Filomena’s investigation promises to lead her back to the very people she escaped all those years ago. As the country is wracked by natural and manmade disasters—landslides, floods, food shortages, protests, crackdowns—Filomena becomes a fugitive from the law, racing across the country toward a climactic confrontation in the Amazon jungle. This final installment in Kenneth Wishnia’s acclaimed series is rich with the sights, sounds—and dangers—of Ecuador, and offers a compelling look at the provenance of one dynamic heroine.

Outsider Features

Outsider Features ebook ISBN: 9780313276071
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Author: Richard K. Ferncase
Number of Pages: 158 
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Ferncase takes an in-depth look at ten feature films that sparked the independent film renaissance in American cinema, offering accounts of the genesis of each film, complete synopses and critical analyses, and biographies of each filmmaker.