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The Devil S Interval

Author : Joseph Roccasalvo
ISBN : 1453533982
Genre : Fiction
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Harry MacPherson, an Episcopal priest and writer of thrillers, is approached for help by Mark Raven, whose marriage to Roselyn West Harry has celebrated over twenty years earlier. To discover the father she’s never known, Céline Marquand, the daughter of Mark’s dead lover, Benedict, wants to read her father’s letters to Mark. Her arrival from France risks compromising Mark’s marriage to Roselyn, who is ignorant of her husband’s past. Céline eventually meets their son, Richard, and the children of male lovers fall in love. Meanwhile, the willful and beautiful Lidia Quintavalle also seeks Harry’s help after she is charged with inducing the death of her wealthy husband, Serge Meredith. All these alliances and misalliances are channeled into Harry’s new thriller, The Case of Dante’s Bones, about a mad professor obsessed with burying Beatrice’s remains with Italy’s greatest poet. Under one fictional roof several stories are linked: a triple romance, a thriller based on theft and burial, a memoir of sexual love lost and recovered. The relations between Harry and Lidia, Lidia and Serge, Mark and Benedict, Mark and Roselyn, Céline and Richard are all caught up in the stridency of THE DEVIL’S INTERVAL. Resonating together, the stories fill in the dissonance and sound the strongest chord in Western music, but not before the novel’s jarring, jangling finale.
Category: Fiction

The Devil S Interval

Author : Linda Lee Peterson
ISBN : 9781938849121
Genre : Fiction
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Sleuthing journalist Maggie Fiori returns in “a fast-paced, intelligent tale of intrigue that will keep readers guessing until the refreshing end” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). After nearly getting killed while investigating her boss’s murder, Maggie has promised her husband that she’ll stop sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong. After all, she’s no longer a magazine writer—she’s now the editor in charge. But her friend, criminal defense lawyer Isabella Fuentes, is about to help her break her promise. Her client, Travis Gifford—a.k.a. the “Limousine Lothario”—maintains his innocence in the murder of a wealthy socialite. And despite her good intentions, Maggie just can’t ignore such a juicy lead. Now she has to juggle motherhood, marriage counseling, and a squabbling staff, all while sneaking through the halls of moneyed society in search of a high-class killer in this fun, fast-paced murder mystery that’s “impossible to put down “ (Library Journal, starred review).
Category: Fiction

The Devil S Interval

Author : Kevin Tumlinson
ISBN : 1386882909
Genre : Fiction
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★★★★★ "Half way through I was waiting for Harrison Ford to leap out of the pages " --Deanne, Review for 'The Coelho Medallion' The third Dan Kotler archaeological thriller As new technology, based on forbidden historic research, emerges, it quickly turns from hope for millions to a potential threat to billions. Famed rock-star-turned-philanthropist, Ashton Mink, is murdered in his Manhattan high-rise apartment, leaving behind the words "Devil's Interval" as the only clue to the killer's identify or motives. Dan Kotler, archeologist and consultant with the FBI's new Historic Crimes Division, and Agent Roland Denzel, of the FBI, are called to the scene of Mink's murder, and asked to help in the investigation. What they discover is a secret project, based on the research of historic figures such as Sir Isaac Newton, that could alter the course of history and enslave humanity. Devil's Interval is a technology so dangerous it was buried twice, only to return and endanger humanity again. With the assistance of New York Police Detective, Peter Holden, Kotler and Denzel embark on another adventure, racing against the clock to solve Mink's murder, recover stolen technology, and prevent an act of terrorism against all of humanity. The Next Sound You Hear Could Change Everything. Read Devil's Interval Now Scroll up and pick up your copy of the third full-length Dan Kotler thriller today. -- HERE'S WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT KEVIN TUMLINSON'S BOOKS: ★★★★★ "Kevin has crashed onto the action-thriller scene as only an action-thriller author can: with provocative plot lines, unforgettable characters, and enough adrenaline to keep you awake all night." --Nick Thacker, author of The Enigma Strain ★★★★★ "Move over Daniel Silva, James Patterson, and Dan Brown." --Chip Polk, Review for 'The Atlantis Riddle' ★★★★★ "Move Over Indiana Jones, there is a New Dr. in Town " --Cycletrash, Review for 'The Coelho Medallion" ★★★★★ " Kevin Tumlinson] is what every writer should be--entertaining and thought-provoking." -- Shana Tehan, Press Secretary, U.S. House of Representatives ★★★★★ "I discovered Kevin Tumlinson from The Creative Penn podcast and immediately got his novel, Evergreen. I read it in like 3 seconds. It's the most fast-paced story I've encountered." --R.D. Holland, Independent Reviewer
Category: Fiction

Black Sabbath And Philosophy

Author : William Irwin
ISBN : 9781118397596
Genre : Music
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This ultimate guide to one of the world's most influential and enduring rock bands--dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the Beatles of heavy metal--discusses and debates essential Black Sabbath topics and themes, providing a deeper appreciation and understanding of the band's members. Original.
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Devil S Interval

Author : Nelson Canton
ISBN : 0595702015
Genre : Fiction
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The laughs, the drama, and the many takes on class and race relations are unrelenting in this comic novel about a streetwise character named Watt who lives in Harlem with his grandmother, a renowned voodoo priestess. Watt's job is to administer slap therapy-technically calibrated, therapeutic body slaps-at Dr. Otto Von Geber's treatment center for those who suffer from Chronic Millionaire Burnout (CMB). Millionaires (and billionaires) afflicted with CMB search in vain for a purpose, feel that life is meaningless, and have come to realize that they can't trust a single soul. It's a little-known disease, however, because if it became common knowledge that wealth and power are such difficult burdens to bear, it could undermine the global economy. When one of Watt's richest patients dies during a therapy session, Watt becomes an instant fugitive, hiding in New York City haunts from Harlem to the posh Sutton Place. All the while, he is pursued by Jehoover, the ruthless and merciless Old Testament police captain who has sworn to kill Watt. This gutsy New York novel moves between the worlds of the rich and the poor, highlighting the comedy and tragedy that binds the two, and indeed all of us, together.
Category: Fiction

Music Composition For Dummies

Author : Scott Jarrett
ISBN : 9781119720782
Genre : Music
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You can hum it, but can you write it down? When most people think of a composer, they picture a bewigged genius like Mozart or Beethoven frenetically directing mighty orchestras in the ornate palaces of Vienna. While that may have been the case once upon a time, modern composers make themselves heard far beyond the classical conservatoire and concert hall. These days, soundtracks are in high demand in industries such as TV, film, advertising, and even gaming to help create immersive and exciting experiences. Whatever your musical ambitions—composing a dark requiem in a beautiful Viennese apartment or producing the next great Star Wars-like movie theme in LA—the fully updated Music Composition For Dummies hits all the right notes to help you become confident in the theory and practice of composition. To help you translate your musical ideas from fleeting tunes in your head to playable bars and notation on paper, professional composer and instructor Scott Jarrett and music journalist Holly Day take you on a friendly step-by-step journey through the process of musical creation, including choosing the right rhythms and tempos, creating melodies and chord progressions, and working with instruments and voices. You’ll learn how to match keys and chords to mood, use form to enhance your creativity, and write in different styles from pop to classical—and you’ll even learn how to keep hammering away when inspiration eludes you. Organize and preserve your musical ideas Formalize your knowledge with professional vocabulary Get familiar with composition apps and software Make a demo and market on social media Filled with musical exercises to help you acquire the discipline you need for success, Music Composition For Dummies has everything you need to turn your inner soundtrack into a tuneful reality!
Category: Music

Classical Music For Dummies

Author : David Pogue
ISBN : 9781119049746
Genre : Music
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Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, oh, my! The beginner's guide toclassical music Classical Music For Dummies is a friendly, funny,easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras,concerts, recordings, and more. Classical music is widelyconsidered one of the pinnacles of human achievement, and thisinformative guide will shows you just how beautiful and rewardingit can be. You'll learn how Bach is different from Beethoven, howMozart is different still, and why not all "classical" music isactually Classical if it's really Baroque or Romantic. You'll beintroduced to the composers and their work, and discover thegroundbreaking pieces that shake the world every time they'replayed. Begin building your classical music library with theessential recordings that define orchestral, choral, and operaticbeauty as you get acquainted with the orchestras and musicians thatbring the composers to life. Whether you want to play classical music or just learn moreabout it, Classical Music For Dummies will teach youeverything you need to know to get the most out of thisincreasingly popular genre. Distinguish flute from piccolo, violin from viola, and trumpetfrom trombone Learn the difference between overtures, requiems, arias, andmasses Explore the composers that shaped music as we know it Discover the recordings your music library cannot bewithout Classical music has begun sneaking into the mainstream —if your interest has been piqued, there's never been a better timeto develop an appreciation for this incredibly rich, complex, andvaried body of work. Classical Music For Dummies lays thegroundwork, and demonstrates just how amazing classical music canbe.
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Rewiring The Real

Author : Mark C. Taylor
ISBN : 9780231531641
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Digital and electronic technologies that act as extensions of our bodies and minds are changing how we live, think, act, and write. Some welcome these developments as bringing humans closer to unified consciousness and eternal life. Others worry that invasive globalized technologies threaten to destroy the self and the world. Whether feared or desired, these innovations provoke emotions that have long fueled the religious imagination, suggesting the presence of a latent spirituality in an era mistakenly deemed secular and posthuman. William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo are American authors who explore this phenomenon thoroughly in their work. Engaging the works of each in conversation, Mark C. Taylor discusses their sophisticated representations of new media, communications, information, and virtual technologies and their transformative effects on the self and society. He focuses on Gaddis's The Recognitions, Powers's Plowing the Dark, Danielewski's House of Leaves, and DeLillo's Underworld, following the interplay of technology and religion in their narratives and their imagining of the transition from human to posthuman states. Their challenging ideas and inventive styles reveal the fascinating ways religious interests affect emerging technologies and how, in turn, these technologies guide spiritual aspirations. To read these novels from this perspective is to see them and the world anew.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Devil S Diamond

Author : Richard Marsh
ISBN : HARVARD:32044014725980
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Bowmar S Adventures In Music Listening

Author : Leon Burton
ISBN : 0769265987
Genre : Education
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The third in a set of three integrated listening programs. Teaches students how to listen to music and identity themes and other characteristics which help them appreciate the music. Accompanying texts provide active participation experiences for the students.
Category: Education

Black Sabbath

Author : Mick Wall
ISBN : 9781409118473
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'An epic tale, told the way it should be' RECORD COLLECTOR 'The book he was born to write' CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE 'An entertaining read for long-standing fans and newcomers alike' GUITARIST The final word on the only name synonymous with heavy metal - Black Sabbath. Way back in the mists of time, in the days when rock giants walked the earth, the name Ozzy Osbourne was synonymous with the subversive and dark. Back then, Ozzy was the singer in Black Sabbath, and they meant business. A four-piece formed from the ashes of two locally well-known groups called The Rare Breed (Ozzy and bassist Geezer Butler) and Mythology (guitarist Tony Iommi and drummer Bill Ward), all four founding members of the original Black Sabbath grew up within half-a-mile of each other. This biography tells the story of how they made that dream come true - and how it then turned into a nightmare for all of them. How at the height of their fame, Sabbath discovered they had been so badly ripped off by their managers they did not even own their own songs. How they looked for salvation from Don Arden - an even more notorious gangster figure, who resurrected their career but still left them indebted to him, financially and personally. And how it finally came to a head when in 1979 they sacked Ozzy: 'For being too out of control - even for us,' as Bill Ward put it. The next 15 years would see a war break out between the two camps: the post-Ozzy Sabbath and Ozzy himself, whose solo career overshadowed Sabbath to the point where, when he offered them the chance to reform around him again, it was entirely on his terms. Or rather, that of his wife and manager, daughter of Don Arden - Sharon Osbourne.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Book Of Black

Author : Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN : 9781606600498
Genre : Reference
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Explores topics related to "black," examining aspects of fashion, philosophy, politics, and popular culture.
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Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story

Author : D. T. Max
ISBN : 9781101601112
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The acclaimed New York Times–bestselling biography and “emotionally detailed portrait of the artist as a young man” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) Since his untimely death by suicide at the age of forty-six in 2008, David Foster Wallace has become more than the representative writer of his literary generation—he has become a symbol of sincerity and honesty in an inauthentic age, a figure whose reputation and reach grow by the day. In this compulsively readable biography, D. T. Max charts Wallace’s tormented, anguished, and often triumphant battle to succeed as a novelist as he fights off depression and addiction to emerge with his masterpiece, Infinite Jest. Written with the cooperation of Wallace family members and friends and with access to hundreds of Wallace’s unpublished letters, manuscripts, and journals, this revelatory biography illuminates the unique connections between Wallace’s life and his fiction in a gripping and deeply moving narrative that will transfix readers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

I Am Ozzy

Author : Ozzy Osbourne
ISBN : 9780748114726
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Mightily entertaining' - Heat People ask me how come I'm still alive, and I don't know what to say. When I was growing up, if you'd have put me up against a wall with the other kids from my street and asked me which one of us was gonna make it to the age of sixty, with five kids and four grandkids and houses in Buckinghamshire and California, I wouldn't have put money on me, no f**king way. But here I am: ready to tell my story, in my own words, for the first time. A lot of it ain't gonna be pretty. I've done some bad things in my time. But I ain't the devil. I'm just John Osbourne: a working class kid from Aston, who quit his job in the factory and went looking for a good time.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Orphan Sky

Author : Ella Leya
ISBN : 9781402298660
Genre : Fiction
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Set at the crossroads of Turkish, Persian and Russian cultures under the red flag of Communism in the late 1970s, The Orphan Sky reveals one woman's struggle to reconcile her ideals with the corrupt world around her, and to decide whether to betray her country or her heart. Leila is a young classical pianist who dreams of winning international competitions and bringing awards to her beloved country Azerbaijan. She is also a proud daughter of the Communist Party. When she receives an assignment from her communist mentor to spy on a music shop suspected of traitorous Western influences, she does it eagerly, determined to prove her worth to the Party. But Leila didn't anticipate the complications of meeting Tahir, the rebellious painter who owns the music shop. His jazz recordings, abstract art, and subversive political opinions crack open the veneer of the world she's been living in. Just when she begins to fall in love with both the West and Tahir, her comrades force her to make an impossible choice.
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Edited To Death

Author : Linda Lee Peterson
ISBN : 9781938849329
Genre : Fiction
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“If you are a Susan Isaacs fan, you will love” this knockout debut whodunit introducing witty magazine editor and amateur sleuth Maggie Fiori (Jacqueline Winspear). If Maggie Fiori doesn’t have it all, she’s got plenty: a writing job at a San Francisco’s chic Small Town magazine, a handsome attorney husband, two beautiful sons, and a comfortable life in Oakland. But she’s hiding a dark secret beneath her smart mouth and workaday life. That secret threatens to come out when she finds her editor dead in his gorgeous Pacific Heights Victorian. Now, with a killer still on the loose, Maggie must come to terms with the complicated relationship she had with her boss. It’s up to her to solve the murder—and saves her marriage—before she ends up meeting her own deadline.
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Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory

Author : Elsie Walker
ISBN : 9780190219130
Genre : Music
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Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory breaks new ground by redirecting the arguments of foundational texts within film theory to film sound tracks. Walker includes sustained analyses of particular films according to a range of theoretical approaches: psychoanalysis, feminism, genre studies, post-colonialism, and queer theory. The films come from disparate temporal and industrial contexts: from Classical Hollywood Gothic melodrama (Rebecca) to contemporary, critically-acclaimed science fiction (Gravity). Along with sound tracks from canonical American films including The Searchers and To Have and Have Not, Walker analyzes independent Australasian films: examples include Heavenly Creatures, a New Zealand film that uses music to empower its queer female protagonists; and Ten Canoes, the first Australian feature film with a script entirely in Aboriginal languages. Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory thus not only calls new attention to the significance of sound tracks, but also focuses on the sonic power of characters representing those whose voices have all too often been drowned out. Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory is both rigorous and accessible to all students and scholars with a grasp of cinematic and musical structures. Moreover, the book brings together film studies, musicology, history, politics, and culture and therefore resonates across the liberal arts.
Category: Music