Novosti iz sveta knjiga...

Novosti iz sveta knjiga...

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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2016, 07:24:39 AM »


KIRKUS REVIEW

From debut author Parks comes a disjointed novel about a man named Walter and his paranoid adventures in Seattle.

When readers first meet Walter, he rummages through his mail, finding mostly junk that includes an offer for a magical Soviet Elixir and a chain letter promising a large sum of money. After a letter containing a quote from Nostradamus convinces Walter that he is “being stalked like a little rabbit,” he decides to flee. And what better destination than a “bunker of a building graced under the banner name of the New Museum of Indecision and Hysteria and the We B Art Gallery”? There, he meets Mac, a man who can discuss the Baader-Meinhof gang, quote Gen. George Patton, make quick work of a punching bag, and cool himself off with a beer after the effort. Casting his lot with Mac, Walter finds himself involved in the Seattle underworld, complete with drugs—“It’s all about the democratization of cocaine, don’t you see?” Mac says—weapons, and an assortment of left-wing ideas: “the power of the workers is not rooted in organization, but in disruption,” one character comments. As increasingly strange characters and events are added to this simmering pot of madness, how it will all end is anyone’s guess, particularly in later chapters when the World Trade Organization sets upon Seattle. As thoroughly wacky as this Pynchon-esque plot may seem, nestled among a quote from “John Hinkley” (sic) and a crude illustration of an art gallery is a reasonably discernable, consistently wild story about Walter and his quest. This is by no means a light read: while not untraceable, the narrative adeptly challenges readers with an assortment of historical references and twists, and certain portions may require rereading to ascertain just what exactly is going on.

A raucous, if at times difficult, literary concoction in a bizarre world of radicals.

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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2016, 07:30:28 AM »

The Potemkin Mosaic is the dream journal of a man who is losing his mind. Black market dream doctor Harry Potemkin edits people's memories for a living, and when he suspects that his own memories are being edited, he starts writing down his dreams. As Harry deconstructs his dreams, he discovers that he — Harry Potemkin — may not be a real person. His entire life might be nothing more than a persona adopted by someone else as a way of coping with mental trauma. As Harry falls farther and farther into the dream world, he discovers both a secret history of dreams and a covert conspiracy run by a pharmaceutical corporation who has been testing mind-altering drugs on unknown patients for decades. The Potemkin Mosaic turns traditional narrative problems on their heads. Harry's investigation into his identity is a surreal, self-devouring tour de force into the associative dreamscapes of contemporary consciousness. Who are we? may be the ultimate question we all face, but Harry takes it one step further and wonders: Who are we when we dream, and is that our true identity?

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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2016, 08:14:34 AM »
Zvuči zanimljivo. Mislim da ću overiti.

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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2016, 02:31:43 PM »
Zašto li sam naslov knjige pročitao kao ''The Pokemon mosaic'' umesto ''The Potemkin mosaic'' :)

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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2016, 02:46:14 PM »
Hah, bude to, bude, podsvest je čudo...

Inače, baš sam mislila da bi ovo moglo biti zanimljivo štivo za kolegu Perina, kao ono, vreme je da mu čitalački ukus malko pelcuju i profesionalne deformacije…  ;D

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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2016, 07:21:28 AM »

It is the present-day, and the world is as we know it: smartphones, social networking and Happy Meals. Save for one thing: the Civil War never occurred.

A gifted young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service. He's got plenty of work. In this version of America, slavery continues in four states called "the Hard Four." On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn't right--with the case file, with his work, and with the country itself.

A mystery to himself, Victor suppresses his memories of his childhood on a plantation, and works to infiltrate the local cell of a abolitionist movement called the Underground Airlines. Tracking Jackdaw through the back rooms of churches, empty parking garages, hotels, and medical offices, Victor believes he's hot on the trail. But his strange, increasingly uncanny pursuit is complicated by a boss who won't reveal the extraordinary stakes of Jackdaw's case, as well as by a heartbreaking young woman and her child who may be Victor's salvation. Victor himself may be the biggest obstacle of all--though his true self remains buried, it threatens to surface.

Victor believes himself to be a good man doing bad work, unwilling to give up the freedom he has worked so hard to earn. But in pursuing Jackdaw, Victor discovers secrets at the core of the country's arrangement with the Hard Four, secrets the government will preserve at any cost.

Underground Airlines is a ground-breaking novel, a wickedly imaginative thriller, and a story of an America that is more like our own than we'd like to believe.



“Are you happy with your life?”
 
Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.
 
Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.
 
Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.” 
 
In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.
 
Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.
 
Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.



It's November of 2020, and the world is freezing over. Each day colder than the last. There's snow in Israel, the Thames is overflowing, and an iceberg separated from the Fjords in Norway is expected to drift just off the coast of Scotland. As ice water melts into the Atlantic, frenzied London residents evacuate by the thousands for warmer temperatures down south. But not Dylan. Grieving and ready to build life anew, he heads north to bury his mother's and grandmother's ashes on the Scottish islands where they once lived.

Hundreds of miles away, twelve-year-old Estella and her survivalist mother, Constance, scrape by in the snowy, mountainous Highlands, preparing for a record-breaking winter. Living out of a caravan, they spend their days digging through landfills, searching for anything with restorative and trading value. When Dylan arrives in their caravan park in the middle of the night, life changes course for Estella and Constance. Though the weather worsens, his presence brings a new light to daily life, and when the ultimate disaster finally strikes, they'll all be ready.

Written in incandescent, dazzling prose, The Sunlight Pilgrims is a visionary story of courage and resilience in the midst of nature's most violent hour; by turns an homage to the portentous beauty of our natural world, and to just how strong we can be, if the will and the hope is there, to survive its worst.
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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2016, 08:54:23 AM »

Manchester, 2025. Local mechanic Sol steals old vehicles to meet the demand for spares. But when Sol s partner impulsively jacks a luxury model, Sol finds himself caught up in a nightmarish trans-dimensional human trafficking conspiracy.
Hidden in the stolen car is a voiceless, three-armed woman called Y. She s had her memory removed and undertaken a harrowing journey into a world she only vaguely recognises. And someone waiting in the UK expects her delivery at all costs.
Now Sol and Y are on the run from both Y s traffickers and the organisation s faithful products. With the help of a dangerous triggerman and Sol s ex, they must uncover the true, terrifying extent of the trafficking operation, or it s all over.
Not that there was much hope to start with.
A novel about the horror of exploitation and the weight of love, "Graft"imagines a country in which too many people are only worth what s on their price tag.

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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2016, 09:27:33 AM »

'A rising star of the genre.' SIMON KERNICK
'Action-packed, twist-laden and full of heart. Long Time Lost builds on Chris Ewan's reputation as one of the most exciting and original crime writers around.' EVA DOLAN
The must read new thriller from the bestselling author of Safe House
Nick Miller and his team provide a unique and highly illegal service, relocating at-risk individuals across Europe with new identities and new lives. Nick excels at what he does for a reason: he's spent years living in the shadows under an assumed name.
But when Nick steps in to prevent the attempted murder of witness-in-hiding Kate Sutherland on the Isle of Man, he triggers a chain of events with devastating consequences for everyone he protects - because Nick and Kate share a common enemy in Connor Lane, a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if it means tearing Nick's entire network apart.

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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2016, 09:29:18 AM »

Your world is manipulated by computer coding, search engines and social networks. It’s just a matter of time before everything you watch, read and listen to will be created by autonomous machines.
An Android Awakes : The struggle for survival and the fate of a story teller.

In the future some of us will become great writers, renowned artists, visionary filmmakers and talented photographers. Most of us though will just have more sex. Go forward a few more generations and none of us are creative save that of our procreation. Our culture is shaped by machines. The novel has become a 1000 words.
Android Writer PD121928 is part of the Android Publishing Program. To replicate their idea of a writer’s life, his wife has been forcibly removed and he lives in solitude with an allowance for drugs and state prostitutes.

He also has just had his novel The Eating of Citizen Kane rejected. He has 14 more attempts to get a story accepted by the Program or he will be deactivated.
Can one of his characters and their story save him?

Introducing …

Finn

The Locust Wife

Abel Ford

Angel UK

Cai Lun

Richard Steinberger

The Great Explorer Umberto Amunsden

Commander Oleg

Aedus Cricklewood

The Amazing Arctic Sinking Man

Jiéyǔ

The Detective

and

Mark

Featuring Absolute Zero (the coolest spaceship ever built – literally), an ocean in the sky, sub-atomic particles, a Märchen zoo, android communion, naked angels and mockingbirds, An Android Awakes hurtles towards the shocking conclusion of Android Writer PD121928’s fate.

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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2016, 01:28:53 PM »
Meni je Lily and the Octopus zapala za oko. Da li zbog toga sto je o psu ili zbog toga sto kazu podseca na Life of Pi pojma nemam. Definitivno cu da je procitam.  Lidija hvala na predlozima :)
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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #40 on: July 20, 2016, 09:17:13 AM »
javi kako ti se dopala...  :)

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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2016, 09:17:45 AM »

Something happened that night in the woods at Camp Red Hawk. But all Joel and Leah can recall is sneaking out for a late hike with five camp friends, and that only the two of them and their friend Mike returned.

They have no memory of what happened to the others. No memory of anything after leaving the camp.

In the years that follow, they realize something has changed inside of them. They are different from others, in ways they never should be. In ways that send their lives down disturbing and terrifying paths.

As they grapple with adulthood, their only hope for understanding why they've been altered lies with them finding each other again. But how is that possible when their memories of one another have been erased?

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« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2016, 09:21:33 AM »

The warning signs were there for a long time, possibly decades. The signs were subtle at first, lately the sign were no longer subtle, and they were screaming. No one was paying any attention. No one that is except, retired US Deputy Marshal Robert Murphy. He's been paying attention to those signs for years. He noticed that when the housing sector went down, it dragged down all the other sectors as well. Another problem that Robert Murphy noticed was that the warning signs weren't limited to America, it was now world-wide. Governments were bankrupt throughout Europe and Asia. South American countries were also in a financial bind but with them, it was hard to find the cause. Those governments were even more corrupt than ours.
Robert had noticed and started taking steps to insure he would survive the coming collapse. He moved out of the city and settled in a small rural town in the hills of New Hampshire. He made sure, many years ago, that he would be completely debt free and had all the necessary tools and supplies to carry him through any crisis. The World was now uncertain but Robert knew one thing. He couldn’t survive alone, he needed and wanted the love of his life with him.

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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #43 on: July 22, 2016, 07:43:04 AM »

An inventive debut in the tradition of World War Z and The Martian, told in interviews, journal entries, transcripts, and news articles, Sleeping Giants is a literary thriller fueled by a quest for truth - and a fight for control of earthshaking power.

A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.

Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved - its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.

But some can never stop searching for answers.

Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top-secret team to crack the hand's code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of relic. What's clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history's most perplexing discovery - and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?

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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #44 on: July 26, 2016, 07:18:35 AM »

ELKA BARELY REMEMBERS a time before she knew Trapper. She was just seven years old, wandering lost and hungry in the wilderness, when the solitary hunter took her in. In the years since then, he’s taught her how to survive in this desolate land where civilization has been destroyed and men are at the mercy of the elements and each other.
 
But the man Elka thought she knew has been harboring a terrible secret. He’s a killer. A monster. And now that Elka knows the truth, she may be his next victim.
 
Armed with nothing but her knife and the hard lessons Trapper’s drilled into her, Elka flees into the frozen north in search of her real parents. But judging by the trail of blood dogging her footsteps, she hasn’t left Trapper behind—and he won’t be letting his little girl go without a fight. If she’s going to survive, Elka will have to turn and confront not just him, but the truth about the dark road she’s been set on.
 
The Wolf Road is an intimate cat-and-mouse tale of revenge and redemption, played out against a vast, unforgiving landscape—told by an indomitable young heroine fighting to escape her past and rejoin humanity.