At first he couldn't recognise it for whatit was, not because of his unclear vision, but because it was so outof place,athing that didn't belong inaprison cell. A phone. A large, oldfashioned, black phone,the receiver hanging from a ...
Author: Joe Hill
Publisher: Hachette UK
John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead ... Joe Hill is the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4R2, Horns, and Heart-Shaped Box, and the prize-winning story collection 20th Century Ghosts. He is also the co-author, with Stephen King, of In the Tall Grass.
He pulled up the cyberbully's number on the black phone. He placed his thumb above the screen, ready to hit the Call icon. Millie threw a glance at her phone. Greg eyed the ceiling. Luke gnawed a fingernail. “Ready?” said Seb to Tara.
Author: James Lovegrove
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Seb and Frankie are unlikely friends who run an amateur detective agency. When the rich and gorgeous new girl at school becomes the victim of vicious cyber-bullying, she comes to them for help. Can Seb and Frankie find out who's responsible? An exciting mystery, with all the clues there for the reader - will you solve it first?
All you do is say something in the phone, set it for the language you want, and it will repeat what you said audibility to the language you have it set for. Plus, the black phone has a built in recording device.
Author: Charles Welch
Special Forces Captain "Brett Stone" had begun out processing from the United States Army when he buys a Washington State Lottery ticket and wins fifty-nine million dollars. Captain Stone calls his old Commander at Fort Bragg to tell him the good news and his former Commander offers him a challenge he just can't refuse: A meritorious promotion to "Major" if he stays in the Army and to lead an elite group of soldiers to perform secret assasssinations/sniper duties and resuce missions. Although he's a millionaire, he can't pass up the challenge. He along with the Colonel and his Executive Officer; Lieutenant Sarah Carter select their elite team which consist of three "Special Forces" men; three "Ranger" men; three "Delta" men and two "Linquist Specialsit" women. The team gets their first assignment which takes them to the Amazon Jungle. Their primary mission is to resuce two American women who were kidnap and their secondarily mission is to eliminate the Notorious Colombian Drug Lord "Daniel Quinn" who was responsible for the kidnapping. From the moment the team jumps from the plane into the jungle, everything starts going wrong. Part of the team literally lands on Quinn's property and are captured. Some team members are beaten, some shot and even one is buried alive. The team faces danger not only from Quinn and his men, but also from then jungle itself. They are attacked by wild baboons, jaguars and cobra snakes. They also have to fight off Quinn's German Sheppards, his pet alligator, kill alot of bad guys and avoid a plane crash. This is the first book of an ongoing series of the "Phantom Warriors." It's an exciting page turner and filled with action which you will have a hard time putting down.
He'd look at the black phone, an exact replica of every telephone he'd seen in those foreign language textbooks; marveling at its overt purpose—to link a caller with other voices—but he'd sense a second, greater, hidden purpose.
Author: Orhan Pamuk
Publisher: Faber & Faber
The Black Book is Orhan Pamuk's tour de force, a stunning tapestry of Middle Eastern and Islamic culture which confirmed his reputation as a writer of international stature. Richly atmospheric and Rabelaisian in scope, it is a labyrinthine novel suffused with the sights, sounds and scents of Istanbul, an unforgettable evocation of the city where East meets West, and a boldly unconventional mystery that plumbs the elusive nature of identity, fiction, interpretation and reality.
have a feeling of my black phone, namely the black itself. Second, we have the brute fact of the black phone. The black phone and I stand in a dyadic relationship of ego and non- ego.”120 For Atkins qualities like 'red' are first.
Author: Iraklis Ioannidis
Ioannidis relies on existential and feminist psychoanalysis to provide a radical and intertextual philosophical analysis of altruism. Following Nietzsche, he traces altruism to the phenomenon of giving one’s word.
He plugged in the black phone next to his bed, set it on the bare wood floor, got back in under the covers and drifted, wondering again what he would do. His life would be in danger if he went to the house on Tenth Street; ...
Author: George Zebrowski
Publisher: Open Road Media
A detective discovers bodies without brains—and wonders if he’s losing his mind—in this tale of nightmarish terror. What do you tell yourself when impossible things begin to happen? What can you say? You’re a police detective, but maybe you’re just not good enough and that’s what you have to admit, whether you like it or not. You see evidence of things that can’t be real, but you just don’t observe well enough to explain it in any natural way. Can you ask rational questions and still be crazy? Does it help any that you know your mind is gone? You’re trapped in a black comedy with a beautiful but fatal woman right out of an old poem by Keats, hoping to wake up from the nightmare, even if on a cold hillside—as long as you wake up sane. Detective William Benek is faced with an impossible crime: bodies are turning up without their brains and without any indication of how the organs were removed. His only lead—an attractive woman—becomes more than a lead, and then drives him into a world of terror, where his sanity is questioned and he must stop a monster he can barely comprehend. Listed as a Best Book of 2009 by Edge Boston.
“Oh, that phone doesn't work,” a controller says to him. “It doesn't?” “It's been broken since I started training.” “The black phone?” “Not the black red phone.” “No, the black phone.” “Not the red phone that's black?
Author: Jeanne Marie Laskas
Category: Social Science
An Oprah.com “Must-Read Book” Award-winning journalist Jeanne Marie Laskas reveals “enlightening, entertaining, and often poignant”* profiles of America's working class—the forgotten men and women who make our country run. Take the men of Hopedale Mining company in Cadiz, Ohio. Laskas spent several weeks with them, both below and above ground, and by the end, you will know not only about their work, but about Pap and his dying mom, Smitty and the mail-order bride who stood him up at the airport, and Scotty and his thwarted dreams of becoming a boxing champion. That is only one hidden world. Others that she explores: an Alaskan oil rig, a migrant labor camp in Maine, the air traffic control center at LaGuardia Airport in New York, a beef ranch in Texas, a landfill in California, a long-haul trucker in Iowa, a gun shop in Arizona, and the Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleaders, mere footnotes in the moneymaking spectacle that is professional football. “Jeanne Marie Laskas is a reporting and writing powerhouse. She doesn’t just interview the people who dig our coal and extract our oil, she goes deep into the mines and tundra with them. With beauty, wit, curiosity, and grace, she finds the hidden soul of America. Hidden America is essential reading.”—Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
“I think it's thisone,” says the first lady,“the black phone—I mean, the black phone that used tobe blue.” “Great,” blats the president.“The black phone—I mean,the blue phone—is Mission Control in Houston.
Author: Eric Arden Berry
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Join Timmy, Cheri, and friends on the adventure of a lifetime to save the world's colors in this fanciful mystery adventure thriller. Someone (or something) has stolen the Secret Sacred Magic Marbles that control the world's colors. If the marbles are not found and returned to the keeper by sunset today, all the world's colors will change to black and white forever and ever. The story begins in a dream where Lola, the Angel of Marbles, and Lolo, the Angel of Grapes, have tasked Cheri with the search for the missing marbles. The angels have given Cheri the gift of language allowing her to talk with and understand all life on Earth, to aid her in the search. Cheri, her brother Timmy, and her cousin Caleb, known as the "Force of Cousins," team up with a colorful array of pets and wildlife to find the marbles. As they search throughout the day, Earth's colors gradually begin to change to black and white, causing great confusion around the world. Can the Force of Cousins and friends find the marbles in time to save the world's colors? This unique, fast-paced mystery adventure thriller will keep you guessing all the way to sunset. Join Timmy, Cheri, and friends in the quest to find the marbles before the world's colors are lost forever. Book II Adventures of Timmy and Cheri: Book 2: Losing Their Seeds
“The Black Phone,” for example, is more of a mainstream horror story, containing abduction, dreadful isolation, and the supernatural. Beyond the foundation of the story, which focuses on a kidnap- per known as the Galesburg Grabber and ...
Author: Patrick McAleer
Category: Literary Criticism
This work examines Stephen King’s position in popular literary circles and then considers the contributions of his family to the landscape of contemporary fiction. Though they have to a degree been eclipsed by Stephen King’s popularity, his wife, Tabitha King, and sons, Owen King and Joe Hill, have found varying levels of success in their own right. The three have traveled their own writing paths, from supernatural fiction to contemporary literary fiction. This is the first extended exploration of the works of three authors who have too long been overshadowed by their proximity to “the King of Horror.”
Mariana's decision to donate the black telephone to a samba club, “Recreational Society—Popular Culture,” makes a powerful ... the donation itself translates into a subconscious utilitarian ideology: instead of simply throwing the phone ...
Author: Niyi Afolabi
Publisher: University Rochester Press
Category: Literary Collections
An interdisciplinary study on the myth of racial democracy in Brazil through the prism of producers of Afro-Brazilian culture.