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at Work? 101 Answers to Workplace Dilemmas
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New
New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and
its sensibility's lifeblood, it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town,
an anthology of superb short fiction by many of the magazine's most accomplished
contributors, celebrates the seventy-five-year marriage between a preeminent publication
and its preeminent context with this collection of forty-four of its best stories from (so
to speak) home.
David Remnick is the editor of The New Yorker. He
began his career as a sportswriter for The Washington Post and won the Pulitzer
Prize in 1994 for Lenin's Tomb. He is also the author of Resurrection and The
Devil Problem and Other True Stories, a collection of essays.
with Dinosaurs: A Natural History by Tim Haines
What Evolution Is by Ernst Mayr
by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Though not the first dystopian novel (Jack London's
The Iron Heel dates from the 1900's), nor the most famous (ever hear of 1984?),
it is indeed the most influential. It is the father to all literature which bases itself
on a world worse than the one we live in today, based on the trends we are currently
experiencing. For Zamyatin in 1924, that meant the rise of Stalin and the
concurrent decline in liberty.
Zamyatin wrote in obscurity the same things Orwell would
become famous for 25 years later when he was critiquing the post-Hitler world.
by Rudy Rucker
Seed by Anthony Burgess
Set in the near future, The
Wanting Seed is a Malthusian comedy about the strange world overpopulation will
Tristram Foxe and his wife, Beatrice-Joanna,
live in their skyscraper world where official family limitation glorifies homosexuality.
Eventually, their world is transformed into a chaos of cannibalistic dining-clubs,
fantastic fertility rituals, and wars without anger. It is a novel both extravagantly
funny and grimly serious.
"Wildly and fantastically funny. . . . Here
too is all the usual rich exuberance of Mr. Burgess's vocabulary, his
love of quotations and literary allusions. . . . A remarkable and brilliantly imagined
novel, vital and inventive." (Times Literary Supplement)
Wetbones by John Shirley
When down-at-heels screenwriter Tom Prentice identifies his ex-wife Amy
in the morgue, she's 50 pounds underweight and mutilated. Then when Prentice pitches a
banal cop-show to studio head Arthwright, Arthwright is oddly not dismissive of the dumb
idea. As we later find out, Arthwright is a kind of astral vampire. Meanwhile, Reverend
Garner, a recovering doper/alcoholic who runs a ministry in Oakland, finds that his
teenage daughter Constance is missing. She's been kidnapped by Ephram Pixie, a ghoul with
astral ties who turns Constance into a pleasure addict by psychic pressure on her
pleasure-center brain cells. Ephram likes to have Constance enjoy sex in his presence
while she murders folks in nasty ways in motel rooms...
Riveting, well written and utterly decadent.
DONALD E. WESTLAKE:
- "No one can turn a phrase like Westlake." (Detroit
News and Free
"A pleasure....Westlake's ability to construct and action story
with unforeseen twists and quadruple-crosses is unparalleled." (San
- Donald E. Westlake was born in Brooklyn in 1933.
After serving in the U.S. Air Force he began his writing career with The Mercenaries
in 1960. He has written dozens of novels over the past forty years, under his own name and
a rainbow of pseudonyms. Named a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master in 1993, he lives
with his latest wife, the writer Abby Adams, in rural New York State.
E. Westlake - Sometimes credited as: Richard
Stark, Tucker Coe
Payback (1999) (novel The Hunter) (as Richard Stark)
Jimmy the Kid (1999) (novel)
Two Much (1996) (novel) ... aka Loco de amor (1996) (Spain,
Why Me? (1990) (novel)
Grifters, The (1990)
Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery (1987) (TV)
Stepfather, The (1987) ... aka Stepfather I (1987)
Jumeau, Le (1984) (novel Two Much) ... aka Twin, The
Slayground (1984) (also novel as Richard Stark)
Jimmy the Kid (1983) (novel)
Hot Stuff (1979)
Bank Shot (1974) (novel)
Outfit, The (1974) (novel) (as Richard Stark)
Cops and Robbers (1973) (also novel)
Hot Rock, The (1972) (novel) ... aka How to Steal a Diamond
in Four Uneasy Lessons (1972)
Split, The (1968) (novel The Seventh) (as Richard
Busy Body, The (1967) (novel)
Point Blank (1967) (novel The Hunter) (as Richard
Made in U.S.A. (1966) (novel The Jugger) (as Richard
Stepfather III (1992) (TV) (characters creator) ... aka
Stepfather 3: Father's Day (1992) (TV)
"Father Dowling Mysteries" (1989) TV Series
Donald E. Westlake
- The Ax As
novels go, The
Ax is pretty much flawless, with a surprise ending that will unplug your
expectations. Burke Devore is American Man at the millennium -- as emblematic of his time
as George F. Babbitt and Holden Caulfield and Capt. John Yossarian were of theirs. Westlake
has written a remarkable book. If you can't relate to it, be thankful. (New
Donald E. Westlake - What's
the Worst that Could Happen? (Dortmunder series)
When Max Fairbanks, a vastly wealthy and powerful magnate, catches
John Dortmunder breaking into his Long Island mansion, he thinks he is dealing with some
regular loser. It amuses him to deprive Dortmund of his lucky ring. In Westlake's
ingenious and dazzling comic thriller, Fairbanks lives to regret that gratuitous
humiliation. The engaging Dortmund gathers a band of cronies, and exacts revenge at a
series of the rich man's fancy palaces, from a penthouse on Broadway to a fantasy retreat
in Las Vegas.
& His Bowling Trophies
Sad, funny, profound,
ridiculous, gorgeous all the way through. A small, humble book about a bird (Willard),
high crimes and S & M. One of Brautigan's major works, together with The
Hawkline Monster and The Abortition.
Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus? by Jean Fritz,
Margot Tomas (Illustrator)
Alternative, Today's rock
- Tom Waits
- Night on Earth [Soundtrack]
- Tom Waits
- Mule VariationsYes. This is a reprise to Wakeman's
early '70's opus Journey to the Center of the Earth, which made him a solo star
(however brief). Includes accompaniment by a full orchestra from London.
The beautifully rumpled teller of tales both strange and sublime returns with his first
new album in six years. Though some songs teeter on the edge of breakdown, there isn't a
wasted note or lyric to be found. And who else can come up with titles -- from
"Chocolate Jesus" to "Eyeball Kid" to "Filipino Box Spring
Hog"--that evoke such vivid imagery?
The Wallflowers - Bringing Down the
- Return to the Center
of the Earth
Thirty over-the-top tracks by the famed former keyboardist of
George Winston - Plains [With extra tracks]
- The Blues Band - Wire Less
The Beatles - The White
- They had to prove that they did not need all of those overdubs, orchestration, tape
tricks, or even each other. And they did it! This is one of the finest albums of all
time. From the satirical "Back in the USSR" to the tender "Julia", The White Album
is a timeless masterpiece that will allow future generations to discover and explore The
If Fatboy Slim became the fourth Beastie
Boy, the result would sound something like the Wiseguys' album The Antidote.
Reassembling old-school beats into of-the-moment club jumpers, the sound is a surefire
formula for packed dance floors.
Who's Next [Original Recording Remastered]
One of the best Rock albums of the Seventies - if not all time. Listen at it making
windmill air guitars...
Quadrophenia [Original Recording Remastered]
A shining talisman in Rocks canon. "Tommy can you hear me?"
Starring: Will Smith, Kevin
Kline, Salma Hayek, Kenneth Branagh, et al.
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- 1869. Secret Service agent Jim West and his partner,
agent-inventor Artemus Gordon, are entrustled by US President Ulysses S. Grant to protect
the free world. In this story about racism, partnership, and world domination, the malign
genius is the former Confederate soldier Dr. Arliss Loveless (Kenneth Branagh). Dr.
Loveless is a man who only exists from the waist up...
Starring: Billy Crudup, Donald Sutherland, et al.
Director: Robert Towne
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Limits tells the tale of Oregon runner Steve Prefontaine's love-hate relationship
with his coach, Bill Bowerman (Donald Sutherland) in the
1970s. The tug of war between the two men -- Prefontaine's passion for running each race
as if it will be his last and Bowerman's seasoned, conservative strategies for winning --
becomes a wonderful metaphor for distinct stages of life and attitude. It's the
real story of one of America's greatest distance runners, of his career and tragic