Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks

Author: Ethan Gilsdorf
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762766786
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An amazing journey through the thriving worlds of fantasy and gaming What could one man find if he embarked on a journey through fantasy world after fantasy world? In an enthralling blend of travelogue, pop culture analysis, and memoir, forty-year-old former D&D addict Ethan Gilsdorf crisscrosses America, the world, and other worlds—from Boston to New Zealand, and Planet Earth to the realm of Aggramar. “For anyone who has ever spent time within imaginary realms, the book will speak volumes. For those who have not, it will educate and enlighten.” —Wired.com “Gandalf's got nothing on Ethan Gilsdorf, except for maybe the monster white beard. In his new book, Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks, Gilsdorf . . . offers an epic quest for reality within a realm of magic.” —Boston Globe “Imagine this: Lord of the Rings meets Jack Kerouac's On the Road.” —National Public Radio's “Around and About” “What does it mean to be a geek? . . . Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks tackles that question with strength and dexterity. . . . part personal odyssey, part medieval mid-life crisis, and part wide-ranging survey of all things freaky and geeky . . . playful . . . funny and poignant. . . . It's a fun ride and it poses a question that goes to the very heart of fantasy, namely: What does the urge to become someone else tell us about ourselves?” —Huffington Post

The Glass Castle

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156964
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

I Am Legend

Author: Richard Matheson
Publisher: Greenwich, Connecticut : Fawcett
ISBN:
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Doctor Proctor s Fart Powder Time Travel Bath Bomb

Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857077139
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Fart Powder was such a successful invention that Doctor Proctor couldn't stop there. Next up: a Time-travel Bath Bomb. Throw the Bath Bomb in the tub, lather up and imagine where you'd like to visit. The battle of Waterloo? No problem. The French Revolution? Let's go! Doctor Proctor has plans for this new invention. Years ago he lost his true love, Juliette Margarine, and now he wants to change the past and win her back. But when his plan goes awry, it's up to Nilly and LIsa to travel in time and save the day.

The War of the Worlds

Author: Herbert George Wells
Publisher:
ISBN:
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H.G. Wells's hugely influential book tracks the exploits of a writer who struggles to survive an alien invasion of Victorian England. After seeing the monstrous Martians firsthand, the narrator attempts to evade their destructive mechanized vehicles and must stay on the run to avoid detection. As he meets other desperate humans, he becomes increasingly pessimistic about any chance of survival. The novel stands as a major milestone in science-fiction literature, inspiring legions of subsequent writers and an endless array of hostile-alien scenarios.

Around the World in Eighty Days

Author: Jules Verne
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781545039984
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The story starts in London on Tuesday, 1 October, 1872. Phileas Fogg is a rich British gentleman living in solitude. Despite his wealth, Fogg lives a modest life with habits carried out with mathematical precision. Very little can be said about his social life other than that he is a member of the Reform Club. Having dismissed his former valet, James Forster, for bringing him shaving water at 84 �F (29 �C) instead of 86 �F (30 �C), Fogg hires a Frenchman by the name of Jean Passepartout as a replacement.At the Reform Club, Fogg gets involved in an argument over an article in The Daily Telegraph stating that with the opening of a new railway section in India, it is now possible to travel around the world in 80 days. He accepts a wager for �20,000 (equal to about �1.6 million in 2015) from his fellow club members to complete such a journey within this time period. With Monsieur Passepartout accompanying him, Fogg departs from London by train at 8:45 P.M. on 2 October; if he is to win the wager, then he will have to return to the club by this same time on 21 December, 80 days later.

Ripley s Game

Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349004641
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This is the third novel in Highsmith's hugely influential, groundbreaking Ripley series, which began with The Talented Mr Ripley. Living on his French estate with his elegant heiress wife, Tom Ripley, on the cusp of middle age, is no longer the striving chancer of The Talented Mr. Ripley. Having accrued considerable wealth through a long career of crime, he tires of his idyllic retirement. Highsmith's chameleon longs to get back in the game, so when a friend needs a favour, he relishes the opportunity. Tom Ripley detests murder. Unless it is absolutely necessary. Wherever possible, he prefers someone else to do the dirty work. In this case, someone with no criminal record who can be manipulated to commit 'two simple murders' for a very generous fee. Ripley's Game is followed by The Boy Who Followed Ripley and Ripley Under Water 'The No. 1 Greatest Crime Writer' The Times

Weight Watchers Mini Series Fresh and Fabulous

Author: Weight Watchers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471151387
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Get cooking with Fresh & Fabulous and show everyone what good food should really taste like. Full of wonderful recipes from the best of Weight Watchers cookbooks, this book will help you cook up fantastic meals that are full of flavour. Make the most of summer ingredients with Prawns with Lime and Chillies, Chicken with Olives and Oregano, Chargrilled Vegetable Tabbouleh or Fig and Raspberry Clafoutis. Brighten up winter with a Hearty Turkey Casserole, Stuffed Pork Loin, Balsamic Roasted Red Onion Pizza with Feta or Cream Hearts with Passion Fruit. Whatever your fresh ingredients, or whatever the occasion, there is sure to be a recipe here that suits your needs and is perfect for your family and friends.

The Jungle

Author: Upton Sinclair
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486111539
Format: PDF, Kindle
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1906 bestseller shockingly reveals intolerable labor practices and working conditions in the Chicago stockyards as it tells the grim story of a Slavic family that emigrates to America full of optimism but soon faces despair.