The Blade Artist

The Blade Artist

Jim Francis has the perfect life.

Author: Irvine Welsh

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 178470055X

Category: California

Page: 272

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Jim Francis has the perfect life. A successful painter and sculptor, he lives peacefully with his wife and two young daughters in a wealthy beach town in sun-drenched California. Some say he's a fake, others see him as a genuine visionary. But Francis has a dark, dark past. And when he crosses the Atlantic to Scotland for the funeral of a murdered son he barely knew, his old Edinburgh community expects him to take bloody revenge. When his wife discovers something gruesome in California, which suggests her husband's violent past might also be his psychotic present, things start to go very bad, very quickly.
Categories: California

The Blade Artist

The Blade Artist

He looked at the smooth long blade of the knife. — Nice, he said, then took his own weapon from his pocket. — Mine is an Alaskan Alpha Wolf.

Author: Irvine Welsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473520967

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 923

Jim Francis has finally found the perfect life – and is now unrecognisable, even to himself. A successful painter and sculptor, he lives quietly with his wife, Melanie, and their two young daughters, in an affluent beach town in California. Some say he’s a fake and a con man, while others see him as a genuine visionary. But Francis has a very dark past, with another identity and a very different set of values. When he crosses the Atlantic to his native Scotland, for the funeral of a murdered son he barely knew, his old Edinburgh community expects him to take bloody revenge. But as he confronts his previous life, all those friends and enemies – and, most alarmingly, his former self – Francis seems to have other ideas. When Melanie discovers something gruesome in California, which indicates that her husband’s violent past might also be his psychotic present, things start to go very bad, very quickly. The Blade Artist is an elegant, electrifying novel – ultra violent but curiously redemptive – and it marks the return of one of modern fiction’s most infamous, terrifying characters, the incendiary Francis Begbie from Trainspotting.
Categories: Fiction

Dead Men s Trousers

Dead Men s Trousers

One of these four will not survive . . . Which one is wearing Dead Men's Trousers? Fast and furious, scabrously funny, and weirdly moving, this is a spectacular return of the crew from Trainspotting.

Author: Irvine Welsh

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 9781612197562

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 256

The International Bestseller from the author The New York Times called "blisteringly funny" — it's the wild and wooly crew from Trainspotting back for one last adventure You don't need to have seen the blockbuster movie—nor read the earlier mega-bestselling books—to get what's going on in Dead Men's Trousers: Four no-longer-young men who constantly think back to their bawdy, drug-filled youth together on the streets of Edinburgh, decide they want to join forces for one last caper. Careful what you wish for... "Manages a sort of ragged glory, a life-affirming comic energy . . . A whooping last hurrah for the Trainspotting gang." —The Guardian "Crackles with idiomatic energy and brio." —Publishers Weekly Mark Renton is finally a success. He now makes significant money managing DJs, but the constant travel, airport lounges, soulless hotel rooms, and broken relationships have left him dissatisfied with life. Then he runs into his old partner in crime, Frank Begbie, from whom he'd been hiding for years. But the psychotic Begbie appears to have reinvented himself as a celebrated artist in Los Angeles, and doesn't seem interested in revenge. Meanwhile, back in Edinburgh, Sick Boy and Spud are intrigued to learn that their old friends are back in town, and concoct a new scheme for them all . . . Which is when things start to go horribly wrong. The four men, driven by their personal histories and addictions, circle each other, confused, angry, and desperate. One of these four will not survive . . . Which one is wearing Dead Men's Trousers? Fast and furious, scabrously funny, and weirdly moving, this is a spectacular return of the crew from Trainspotting.
Categories: Fiction

Blade Runner 2019 Artist s Edition

Blade Runner 2019  Artist s Edition

The Blade Runner who sells off Replicant parts for cash. You've made yourself a name. Not a Blade Runner anymore. Come, isobel. it's not safe.

Author: Michael Green

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 9781787737242

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 130

View: 102

A thrilling new saga set in the instantly recognizable, neo-noir world of Blade Runner. The LAPD’s top Blade Runner, Aahna ‘Ash’ Ashina, has been assigned to investigate the sudden disappearance of the wife and daughter of powerful business tycoon, Alexander Selwyn – a close personal friend of Eldon Tyrell. Ash’s search will take her on a dark, violent journey deep into the crime-ridden underbelly of an alternative, rain-soaked future Los Angeles, where she uncovers a horrifying secret and a desperate conspiracy… Showcasing the breathtaking black and white artwork of Andres Guinaldo, this exclusive artist’s edition presents issues 1-4 of the smash-hit Blade Runner 2019 series in a truly unique way. Includes never-before-seen concept sketches, issue thumbnails, and an exclusive interview with Guinaldo, conducted by Blade Runner 2019 writers, Michael Green and Mike Johnson.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Organic Artist for Kids

The Organic Artist for Kids

Slicing is when the blade moves across the wood in two planes at once. As the blade pushes forward, it also moves out to the side, along the cutting edge, ...

Author: Nick Neddo

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9781631597688

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 798

Immersed in the natural world, The Organic Artist for Kids inspires creativity by connecting kids and their adults to our wilderness roots. In addition to offering a wide variety of fun, collaborative projects using nature as a source for art supplies and inspiration, this book also introduces the concepts of awareness and perception that are fundamental to the creative process. Children will be encouraged to learn new skills, build resilience, and be resourceful as part of an urgent struggle to prevent and undo Nature Deficit Disorder. Rooted in experimentation and an understanding that fun is fundamental to learning, kids will refine their drawing skills, as well as increase their appreciation for the visual arts and the natural landscape. Just some of the projects and skills covered include: Making pens and wild inks Making paint from stones and rocks Crafting your own paintbrushes Making simple stencils and rubbings The Organic Artist for Kids encourages you to return to the days when art was made with all-natural materials like charcoal and birch bark.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Artist

The Artist

The blade represented as “ Queen Anne " plate , has resulted in a rotating round a screw fixed in the stock , and steadied decision that proceedings were ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:590034993

Category: Art

Page:

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Categories: Art

Ancient Spiritual World

Ancient Spiritual World

When Ji Xuan's sword descended, the blade artist dodged it with his extremely nimble hands." His eyes had been closed for a long time, and had yet to open.

Author: Su FengXiYu

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781649550415

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Since modern people came to the ancient Spirit Realm, how could they survive without spiritual force and techniques? In this moment of life and death, even if I don't have any spiritual power, I will do my best to end this war with a sword!
Categories: Fiction

Darkness Arisen Order of the Blade

Darkness Arisen  Order of the Blade

Please be a leading force in respecting the right of authors and artists to protect their work. This is a work of fiction. All the names, characters, ...

Author: Stephanie Rowe

Publisher: Authenticity Playground, LLC

ISBN: 9780988656628

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 153

Darkness Hunts Him. Calydon warrior Ian Fitzgerald refuses to die. Cursed by black magic, he has stayed alive through sheer force of will and unyielding commitment to a mission he is sworn to complete. There is only one thing that can defeat him…and she has just found him. Desire Torments Her. Ravaged by her own passions, tarnished angel Alice Shaw is fighting desperately for salvation before all she cares about is lost forever. Her sensual allure, and the forbidden power buried inside her, are outshone only by the burning need she awakens in Ian. Fierce Passion Ignites. Raging desire explodes between Ian and Alice, pushing them to the brink of destruction. They cannot afford to succumb, but the cord that binds them will never let them go...not until their most dreaded nightmares come true. Together, they are destined to fail. Together, they will fight to survive the impossible.
Categories: Fiction

Darkness Unleashed Order of the Blade

Darkness Unleashed  Order of the Blade

Please be a leading force in respecting the right of authors and artists to protect their work. This is a work of fiction. All the names, characters, ...

Author: Stephanie Rowe

Publisher: Authenticity Playground, LLC

ISBN: 9780988656635

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 230

A warrior with blackened honor. Intensely loyal and yet violently unpredictable, immortal warrior Ryland Samuels has hours left to save the soul of the man he owes his life to, but with each passing moment, he spirals closer and closer to a hell that once trapped him, a nightmare that has been waiting to reclaim him for almost a thousand years. An angel driven to the edge. Ravaged by betrayal and loss, Catherine Taylor is almost out of time to save her daughter from a place so deadly, so haunted, that no one has emerged alive in centuries. The angel of death will not let anything stand in her way, not even the deadly, haunted warrior on a lethal mission. Ryland needs her help desperately, but she needs his even more...and they can't both get what they want. Enslaved by their own darkness. Forbidden heat explodes between the two tormented, isolated souls when they meet, a fiery, sensual connection that threatens everything they hold most dear. Will they survive the passion raging between them? Or will it cost them the one thing each cannot bear to lose?
Categories: Fiction

Darkness Surrendered Order of the Blade

Darkness Surrendered  Order of the Blade

Please be a leading force in respecting the right of authors and artists to protect their work. This is a work of fiction. All the names, characters, ...

Author: Stephanie Rowe

Publisher: Authenticity Playground, LLC

ISBN: 9780985179243

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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Six hundred years ago, Elijah Ross was tortured into insanity and thrust into a mental hell that no living creature has ever survived…except him. Now, that ancient evil is back, and it is far more deadly. ★★★★★ "Sexy, lustful, imaginative, creative and heartfelt. The Order of the Blade series has it all." ~Mytime (Amazon Review) Elijah is all that stands between it and the destruction of all of humanity, but each step he takes drags him ruthlessly back into the nightmare that once consumed him. Elijah's only chance is Ana Matthews, whose sensual kisses and passionate fire thrust hope and light into his blackened heart and fragmented mind. But Ana’s deadly past could be the final trigger for Elijah's descent into irretrievable madness and the destruction of his soul, humanity and what is left of his heart. All books in the Order of the Blade series can be read as standalones and in any order. ★★★★★ "HBO should be taking a strong look at the series that could bank them $$$$ for years in this story." ~Annettepj (Amazon Review) ★★★★★ "It had so much action and suspense that it kept me on the edge biting my nails. Kudos to the author for such a great imagination!! I love books where I can't predict the ending!!! You have to read this series!!!!" ~artemis2u (Amazon Review) ★★★★★ "I can't read this series enough. Each book is like the best love story ever told." ~Amazon Review ★★★★★ "Incredible story!" ~Amazon Review ★★★★★ "Sigh & swoon.. Each time I reread these books, it only gets better. Love love love." ~Stephanie G (Amazon Review) ★★★★★ "Omg. Pulls you in and keeps you there in the moment throughout the entire book. The amazing writing skills this author has are unparalleled." ~RKK321 (Amazon Review) ★★★★★ "Elijah and Ana's story grabbed me from the beginning and I stopped only twice, once to pick-up food then to buy the rest of the books! Now ten of four in the am I had to let you know. Ms. Rowers writing style and rhythm keep the reader engaged to the exclusion of all else. I was enthralled!" ~ nyrican4t-A-Bibliophile (Amazon Review) ★★★★★ "The whole series is just breathtaking." ~Amazon Review ★★★★★ "I found myself walking through the house with my kindle, rapidly turning pages to see what would happen next, oblivious to my own world." ~Denise K (Amazon Review) ★★★★★ "Love this series. After reading the first book, I bought all the rest!!! Absolutely loved them!" ~cccmmmsss (Amazon Review) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is the 2018 winner of the RITA® Award for Best Paranormal Romance, as well as a five-time nominee. She is also a 2021 Vivian® Award nominee. For more information on Stephanie and her books, visit her on the web at www.stephanierowe.com.
Categories: Fiction

Darkness Possessed Order of the Blade

Darkness Possessed  Order of the Blade

Please be a leading force in respecting the right of authors and artists to protect their work. This is a work of fiction. All the names, characters, ...

Author: Stephanie Rowe

Publisher: Authenticity Playground, LLC

ISBN: 9781940968025

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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A fatal mistake stripped Zach Roderick of the powers that define him, leaving him a tormented shadow of the warrior he once was. Now, his teammate's life depends on Zach resurrecting the fire that once burned within him. As he undertakes a battle he has no way to win, he is derailed by a tempestuous beauty that awakens in him the dark desires that destroyed him once before. ★★★★★ "The sexiest Calydon to ever breathe fire!... The perfect combination of romance, humor, heartbreak, and action. " ~Five-star Amazon Review The scars etched on Rhiannon Diaz's soul are so deep that she will never again be free. The once-powerful guardian is facing her last and greatest battle, and failure means a return to a sexual enslavement that is far worse than death. Her intense and passionate need for the powerful warrior who has vowed to protect her threatens the very foundation of her survival, but his refusal to abandon her drags them both into a world where wild, untamed passion rages, and surrender is their only chance. ★★★★★ "I love the chemistry between these two. You find yourself pulling for them to make it… I read this on one day. That tells you how good this book was. :)" ~Torie Inman (Five-star Amazon Review) ★★★★★ "[Rowe's] Order of the Blade series is phenomenal. Darkness Possessed is intense, mystifying, romantic, & addictive! You don't want to put it down." ~Shelly (Five-star Amazon Review) ★★★★★ "I could not read it fast enough. I loved it and did not want it to end." ~Lynn S (Five-star Amazon Review) ★★★★★ "He has these badass weapons that are actually inside his skin that he can call up when needed. I mean how cool is that?" ~Loving (Five-star Amazon Review ABOUT THE AUTHOR: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is a 2021 Vivian® Award nominee, and a RITA® Award winner and five-time nominee. She is the author of more than fifty published novels. Stephanie write paranormal romance, romantic suspense, contemporary western romance, small-town romance, and romantic comedy. J.R. Ward claims "Rowe is a paranormal star!"
Categories: Fiction

Shadows of Darkness Order of the Blade

Shadows of Darkness  Order of the Blade

Please be a leading force in respecting the right of authors and artists to protect their work. This is a work of fiction. All the names, characters, ...

Author: Stephanie Rowe

Publisher: SBD Press

ISBN: 9781940968070

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 165

SHADOWS OF DARKNESS: Hailed as a "paranormal star!" by J.R. Ward, USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe continues to rivet readers with her sizzling Order of the Blade series about Calydon warriors, the intensely passionate immortals who have amassed their own "cult following"* with readers. Now comes their newest story, an explosive adventure in which passion ignites between a sinfully sexy immortal assassin on a final mission, and the woman fated to destroy him. Chained to an ancient meat hook in an abandoned underground cave for over a century, former assassin Levi Hart has been focused on only one thing: surviving long enough to destroy the psychopath who once controlled him. His chance at freedom comes in the form of a sensual, desperate woman who will trade freedom for his services, the one thing he can't afford to give.She is Maya Brennan, the achingly sensual queen of a kingdom sunk into a curse of darkness and destruction. Born to serve her people no matter what the cost, Maya cannot afford the all-consuming passion that Levi ignites in her, but without him, she has no chance to save those she loves. Will their need for each other propel them into their final destruction, or can love shatter the bonds fated to destroy them both? *Guilty Indulgence Book Club
Categories: Fiction

The Wood Artist

The Wood Artist

The blade I use most often is 1/2 in. wide, which is more than sufficient for resawing. The teeth spacing is low, so the blade can extract a greater volume ...

Author: Norman Pirollo

Publisher: Norman Pirollo

ISBN: 9780973071085

Category: Wood finishing

Page: 220

View: 682

Norman Pirollo, wood artist, describes his fascinating journey of transitioning from full-time employment to being self-employed as a wood artist. He currently creates wood art and sculptural work in his studio. Norman faced many obstacles throughout the journey where apprehension about the decision was often at the forefront. Perseverance, fate and critical decisions combined to map out the direction he followed later in life. Often seeking creative outlets, working as a multidisciplinary artist ultimately became his vocation. Norman Pirollo chronicles his fascinating journey over a fifteen-year period. Follow the riveting story of how his technology career evolved into a multidisciplinary art career including furniture making, sculpture, photo art and ultimately wood art. Read how Norman, through determination and perseverance, finally attained his goal of becoming an artist in the genre of wood art. Delving into and studying art history has provided him the art language and background to develop his own vision of wood art. Discover how he immersed himself into the contemporary art movement to develop a style and voice of his own. Find out how, through twists and turns, Norman acquired the skills and techniques to become an award-winning wood artist and sculptor today. The opportunity to work at something he truly enjoys has ultimately brought him solace and independence.
Categories: Wood finishing

The Blade This Time

The Blade This Time

And so I sat on the hardwood floor, reading these strange letters, wondering more and more about the sanity of Max Leider, the artist whose clothes I was ...

Author: Jon Bassoff

Publisher: Down & Out Books

ISBN:

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A man wakes to find himself below ground in the abandoned subway stations of New York City. He has no idea how he got there, no idea who he is. In his pocket he finds only a wad of blood-stained cash and a deck of playing cards. Once above ground, he rents out a cheap apartment, previously occupied by an enigmatic artist named Max Leider who’d left most everything behind—books, clothes, personal letters. But most peculiar are a series of paintings, each one of a mysterious woman hidden behind a curtain. Without an identity of his own, the man becomes fascinated with Leider. He begins wearing his clothes. He begins painting on his canvases. He begins taking on his obsessions. But as his persona fully transforms into Max Leider, he will find some horrifying truths about the artist…and himself. Praise for THE BLADE THIS TIME: “Jon Bassoff’s The Blade This Time is a nightmarish descent into the underbelly of New York City and the darkest corners of the psyche. A gritty, disorienting ride.” —Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts “The Blade This Time a dark masterpiece of classic horror. Bassoff blends art, insanity, violence, and obsession into a haunting nightmare that you don’t want to stop. Truly, Bassoff at his best.” —C.J. Howell, author of The Last of the Smoking Bartenders “Jon Bassoff’s latest full-length piece of noir, The Blade This Time, transports you into the bowels of urban, subterranean, humankind. Literally. A riveting, tightly woven masterpiece of hard-boiled loneliness, I was held mesmerized by it. Part Charlie Huston, part Henry Miller with a sprinkling of Bukowski, this is a novel you will not want to miss.” —Vincent Zandri, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Remains and Orchard Grove “Dark and disturbing, a guided tour through one man’s private hell. You can feel the pain, touch the grime, and smell the decay. I burned right through it, tripping on the feverish story arc, and came out the other side more than a little uneasy.” —Tim Curran, author of Doll Face “The Blade This Time is the book David Goodis would have written if he’d taken WAY too much mescaline one weekend and holed himself up in an abandoned Port Richmond movie theater and hallucinated straight into his typewriter. Brilliantly demented. —Scott Phillips, author of The Ice Harvest “Creepy, intriguing, compelling and well-crafted, Bassoff’s novel is the kind of thing you didn’t realize you were looking for until you’re already up to your neck in it. And by then you’re hooked.” —Victor Gischler, author of The Deputy
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The Blade Runner Experience

The Blade Runner Experience

Los Angeles: Underwood/Miller, 301-21. ____ (1964) The Three Stigmata Of Palma Eldritch. Garden City, NJ: Doubleday. ____ (1975) Confessions ofa Crap Artist ...

Author: Will Brooker

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9781904764311

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Since its release in 1982, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, has remained a cult classic through its depiction of a futuristic Los Angeles; its complex, enigmatic plot; and its underlying questions about the nature of human identity. The Blade Runner Experience: The Legacy of a Science Fiction Classic examines the film in a broad context, examining its relationship to the original novel, the PC game, the series of sequels, and the many films influenced by its style and themes. It investigates Blade Runner online fandom and asks how the film's future city compares to the present-day Los Angeles, and it revisits the film to pose surprising new questions about its characters and their world.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Legendary Game Player

The Legendary Game Player

The patriarch naturally chose the sword artist because of the sword with special attribute that Li Feng had given him. Li Feng accidentally found a child on ...

Author: Zhuan JiaLaoLi

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781648146329

Category: Fiction

Page:

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How could a game without an external connection work? He was going to grind monsters with 10,000 low-leveled accounts! The diaosi Li Feng who was poisoned by the computer actually had the ability to open small accounts without limit! Hot blooded Jianghu Player, WOW players, Questioning players, Conquering players and other old game players must see it!
Categories: Fiction

Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade

Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade

To his surprise, he saw that Percy had been drawing; a cheap artist's block and charcoal had been pushed to one side, the top sheet showing the view from ...

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446494196

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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________________________________ The first book in Diana Gabaldon's LORD JOHN GREY series, set in the same world as her OUTLANDER novels It's 1758 and Europe is in turmoil - the Seven Years War is taking hold and London is ripe with deceit. The enigmatic Lord John Grey, a nobleman and high-ranking officer in His Majesty's Army, pursues a clandestine love affair and a deadly family secret. Grey's father, the Duke of Pardloe, shot himself just days before he was to be accused of being a Jacobite traitor. Now, seventeen years on, the family name has been redeemed; but an impending marriage revives the scandal. Lord John knows that as Whitehall whispers, rumours all too often lead their victims to the wails of Newgate prison - and to the gallows. From barracks and parade-grounds to the bloody battlefields of Prussia, Grey faces danger and forbidden passions in his search for the truth. But it is in the stony fells of the Lake District that he finds the man who may hold the key to his quest: the enigmatic Jacobite prisoner Jamie Fraser. Eighteenth-century Europe is brought startlingly to life in this compelling adventure mystery.
Categories: Fiction

The Artist s Companion and Manufacturer s Guide

The Artist s Companion  and Manufacturer s Guide

To melt or calcinate the blade of a sword without hurting the scabbard . You must drop into the scabbard of the sword some arsenic in powder , and squeeze ...

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ISBN: UCAL:$B244441

Category: Formulas, recipes, etc

Page: 179

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Categories: Formulas, recipes, etc

Maverick Jetpants in The City of Quality

Maverick Jetpants in The City of Quality

Sword artist Tag Rangel and fantasy artist Loro Miv have teamed up to pay tribute to a cultural icon. This sword features solid metal handle parts cast with ...

Author: Bill Peters

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781936787036

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Rochester, 1999; a mystery surrounding arson; a hilarious and heart–breaking friendship based on a language of inside jokes. ". . . Bill Peters belongs in the ranks of serious literary artists."—New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice "One of the most inventive novels published this year."—The Los Angeles Review Rochester, New York, 1999: An arsonist is loose on the streets of a city in decline. Gone are the days of Rioting in the Vomit Cruiser, searching for a possible Tokyo Rocking Horse. In this hilarious, wildly original debut novel, Nathan Gray and best friend Necro live by the code of Joke Royalty, a system of in–jokes known only to a select few. But as the reality of full–time employment, possible spouses, and Neo–Nazis encroaches, their friendship unravels, threatening their dreams of becoming Kodak Park Winjas. Among the gravest Hellstacheries: Necro’s strangely vicious drawings and his sudden interest in a group of weapons enthusiasts who may or may not be responsible for the fires erupting through downtown. With no Holy Grail Points left to his name, Nate ventures into Rochester’s strangest corners to find out if his best friend is a domestic terrorist Pinning Bow Ties on the Dead or simply Maverick Jetpantsing on with his life—perhaps even beyond The City of Quality.
Categories: Fiction

The Artist and Journal of Home Culture

The Artist and Journal of Home Culture

The blade is also graduated ; and a kind latter's suspicions ; and he ... like that used by joiners , is worked who called upon the artist , and so the ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555028920

Category: Art

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Categories: Art