Любить чтение — это обменивать часы скуки, неизбежные в жизни, на часы большого наслаждения.
© Шарль Луи де Монтескьё
E.E. jest (…), jak pierwsza powieść Tokarczuk, przypowieścią o tajemnicy ludzkiej osobowości i poszukiwaniu sensu życia, świata. Autorka, mimo fantastycznego kostiumu, okultystycznego, gnostycznego, teozoficznego etc. sztafażu, jest pisarką reprezentującą psychologiczny realizm i sceptycyzm poznawczy. Pisze w możliwie atrakcyjny sposób o rzeczach poważnych i w poważnym tonie. Zwróćmy uwagę, że w jej twórczości w ogóle nie ma ironii, nawet bardziej wyrazistego humoru. Jest chłodna wiwisekcja zdarzeń, życia i osobowości bohaterów, wielostronny ogląd zjawiska i towarzyszących mu okoliczności.
Ciekawe jest obserwować jak Tokarczuk zadbała o uatrakcyjnienie swojej powieści, o "wpasowanie" jej w aktualne dyskusje krytyczne i gusty czytelnicze. Jest w E.E. wątek dziś tak popularny, jak dojrzewanie małych dziewczynek, są tropy feministyczne, jest warstwa "New Age-owska", sięganie do problematyki pogranicza kultur i epok, jest "klasyczna" tradycja powieściowa. Nawet tytuł może być traktowany jako mrugniecie do czytelnika, w którego życiorysie zapisał się skrót "E.T.". Wszystko to wzbudza zaciekawienie, ale w ostatecznym rezultacie jest sprawą drugorzędną. Prawdziwą wartością, jaką ma do zaproponowania autorka E.E., jest przywrócenie zainteresowania osobą, jednostką ludzką, w pełni jej duchowych wymiarów i nie dezaktualizującej się tajemniczości. Jest to rodzaj indywidualizmu na miarę epoki, która się otworzyła i nie ma on wiele wspólnego z tzw. indywidualizmem Polaków, jakim dotąd się szczyciliśmy. (Mirosław Ratajczak, "Odra", 1996 nr 2)
|Tokarczuk Olga||Проза, Современная проза|
|E for Effort||Sherred Thomas L||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
E Is for Evidence
From Publishers Weekly
While private detective and former cop Kinsey Millhone ("D" Is for Deadbeat) is investigating a possible case of industrial arson involving a company owned by the family of a former schoolmate, someone tries to make it look as if she's on the take. A mysterious $5000 appears in her bank account. She sets out to clear herself, while two or possibly more cases of murder occur, including one by bombing. A Christmas spent alone and the reappearance of her second ex-husband, Daniel, who had deserted her, add to Kinsey's depression. Grafton has an accurate, wicked eye for California lifestyle and wise-cracking Kinsey is an appealing, nonhackneyed female detective. Particularly illuminating are the descriptions of document searches, which make up much of real detective work today. This fifth entry in the series, however, is not quite up to the standards of its predecessors because the motivation for the crimes seems weak. That caveat notwithstanding, readers will be glad that further letters of the alphabet await Grafton's imagination.
|Grafton Sue||Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер|
|E Lockhart||Book The Boy||Старинное, Старинная литература|
E-18. Летние каникулы
Кнут Фалдбаккен (р. 1941), современный популярный норвежский писатель, автор многочисленных романов, новелл и пьес. Дебютировал в 1967 г., некоторые произведения, в том числе «Летние каникулы» / «Insektsommer», 1972, позже были экранизированы. Роман «E-18» («E-18» — дорожный указатель, означающий Европейское шоссе — направление через юг Норвегии в основную часть европейского континента.), 1980, первоначально был написан как сценарий кинофильма. Оба романа связаны одной темой — темой лета, прекрасного времени года, с нетерпением ожидаемого жителями холодной северной страны.
Особую известность принес писателю роман «Страна заката» / «Uaar, Aftenlandet», 1974 (рус. пер. — 1980 г).
Произведения К. Фалдбаккена переведены на многие языки.
Для широкого круга читателей.
|Фалдбаккен Кнут||Проза, Современная проза|
|E30||Джеронимо Кани||Проза, Русская классическая проза|
|e609e999-e9bc-4fe3-8c6d-2991c3a44633||Unknown||Старинное, Старинная литература|
|Eager balling family||Harris Kathy||AB||Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс|
|Eager beaver aunt||Eastwood Nick||Diary novel||Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс|
|Eager beaver family||Todd Ray||Patch pocket||Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс|
|Eager beaver housewife||Watson J T||Companion book||Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс|
|Eager beaver niece||Kellerman John||Erotic library||Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс|
|Eager horny cousin||Sellers Kevin||Companion book||Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс|
|Eager hot daughter||Todd Ray||Diary novel||Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс|
|Eager hot wife||Wallace Bob||Diary novel||Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс|
|Eager little sister||Andrews Kathy||Companion book||Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс|
|Eager naked family||Eastwood Nick||Private reader||Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс|
|Eager naughty mom||Allen Donna||Diary novel||Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс|
|Eager naughty wife||Allen Donna||Diary novel||Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс|
|Eager, spreading wife||Collins Jeff||Diary novel||Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс|
|Eager sucking aunt||Corbett Michael||Diary novel||Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс|
|Eager To Bed Bunny||Over Eileen||Beeline double novel||Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс|
|Eager virgin next door||Masters Frank||AB||Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс|
|Eager wild wife||Wallace Bob||Liverpool Library||Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс|
|Eager young wife||Cox Marvin||Erotic library||Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс|
|Eagle||Hight Jack||Saladin trilogy||Приключения, Исторические приключения|
|Eagles at War||Kane Ben||Eagles of Rome||Приключения, Исторические приключения|
Ear to the Ground
Seismologist Charlie Richter, grandson of the inventor of the Richter scale, knows earthquakes, and has a method for predicting them. Arriving in Los Angeles to begin work at the Center for Earthquake Studies, a mysterious agency that seems more Hollywood than science, Charlie settles into his new life. His only distraction from work is Grace, an assistant to a powerful producer, and her deadbeat scriptwriter boyfriend Ian.
It's only a matter of time before Charlie sees the "Big One" looming on the horizon. When Charlie alerts his boss at the Center, he is the one that's in for a shock: this is exactly what the Center was hoping for.
With the news leaked, everyone's suddenly looking to produce the next disaster blockbuster. One of the few scripts Ian actually wrote, Ear to the Ground, happens to be about an earthquake disaster, and soon it's plucked from obscurity and given the fast track. But with a little bit of luck, Charlie may just foil everybody's plans. He just needs explosives, a helicopter, a little more time.
By award-winning writer and Los Angeles Times book critic David Ulin, Ear to the Ground is a rollicking visit back to the 1990s.
|Kolsby Paul, Ulin David L||Проза, Современная проза|
The new standalone novel from Number 1 bestselling author Jasper Fforde.
Every Winter, the human population hibernates.
During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness, and devoid of human activity.
Well, not quite.
Your name is Charlie Worthing and it’s your first season with the Winter Consuls, the committed but mildly unhinged group of misfits who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses.
You are investigating an outbreak of viral dreams which you dismiss as nonsense; nothing more than a quirky artefact borne of the sleeping mind.
When the dreams start to kill people, it’s unsettling.
When you get the dreams too, it’s weird.
When they start to come true, you begin to doubt your sanity.
But teasing truth from Winter is never easy: You have to avoid the Villains and their penchant for murder, kidnapping and stamp collecting, ensure you aren’t eaten by Nightwalkers whose thirst for human flesh can only be satisfied by comfort food, and sidestep the increasingly less-than-mythical WinterVolk.
But so long as you remember to wrap up warmly, you’ll be fine.
|Fforde Jasper||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
|Early Stories||Chekhov Anton||Старинное, Старинная литература|
Early to Death, Early to Rise
Seventeen, dead, and in charge of heaven's dark angels—all itching to kill someone.
Madison Avery's dreams of ever fitting in at her new school died when she did. Especially since she was able to maintain the illusion of a body, deal with a pesky guardian angel, and oh yeah, bring the reaper who killed her to his untimely end. Not exactly in-crowd material. It's amazing that her crush, Josh, doesn't think she's totally nuts.
Now Madison has learned that she's the dark timekeeper, in charge of angels who follow the murky guidelines of fate. Never one to abide by the rules, she decides it's time for a major change to the system. With the help of some unlikely allies, Madison forms a rogue group of reapers who definitely don't adhere to the rules of the heavens.
But as she grapples with the terrifying new skills that come with being a timekeeper, Madison realizes she may not be prepared for what lies ahead—unless she gets some seriously divine intervention
|Harrison Kim||Madison Avery||Фантастика, Городское фэнтези|
The NSA's most lethal weapon is back. Code-named Devlin, he operates in the darkest recesses of the US government. When international cyber-terrorists allow a deadly and cunning band of radical insurgents to breach the highest levels of national security, Devlin must take down an enemy bent on destroying America – an enemy more violent and ruthless than the world has ever known.
|Walsh Michael||Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер|
Weaving an epic of complex dimensions, David Brin plaits initially divergent story lines, all set in the year 2038, into an outstandingly satisfying novel. At the center is a type of mystery: after a failed murder attempt, a group of people try to save the victim, recover the murder weapon, identify the guilty party and fend off other assassins, all the while being led through n+1 plot twists — each with a sense of overhanging doom, because the intended victim is Gaea, Earth herself. The struggle to save the planet gives Brin the occasion to recap recent global events: a world war fought to wrest all caches of secret information from the grip of an elite few; a series of ecological disasters brought about by environmental abuse; and the effects of a universal interactive data network on beginning to turn the world into a true global village. Fully dimensional and engaging characters with plausible motivations bring drama to these scenarios. Brin’s exciting prose style will probably make this a Hugo nominee, and will certainly keep readers turning pages.
|Brin David||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
Earth Abides is a 1949 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by American writer George R. Stewart. It tells the story of the fall of civilization from deadly disease and its rebirth. Beginning in the United States in the 1940s, it deals with Isherwood “Ish” Williams, Emma, and the community they founded. The survivors live off the remains of the old world, while learning to adapt to the new. Along the way they are forced to make tough decisions and choose what kind of civilization they will rebuild.
Earth Abides won the inaugural International Fantasy Award in 1951. It was included in Locus Magazine’s list of best All Time Science Fiction in 1987 and 1998 and was a nominee to be entered into the Prometheus Hall of Fame. In November 1950, it was adapted for the CBS radio program Escape as a two-part drama starring John Dehner.
The book earned much praise from James Sallis, writing in the Boston Globe:
|Stewart George Rippey||Фантастика, Постапокалипсис|
|Earth and Air||Dickinson Peter||Старинное, Старинная литература|
David Malouf once again shows us why he is one of Australia’s most enduring and respected writers.
David Malouf’s new collection comes to rest at the perfect, still moment of ‘silence, following talk’ after its exploration of memory, imagination and mortality. With elegance and wit, these poems move from profound depths to whimsy and playfulness.
As Malouf interweaves light and dark, levity and gravity, he offers a vision of life on ‘this patch/of earth and its green things’, charting the resilience of beauty amidst stubborn human grace.
|Malouf David||Поэзия, Драматургия, Поэзия|
|Earth is Heaven||Tubb EC||Dumarest of Terra||Фантастика, Боевая фантастика|
|Earth Is Room Enough||Asimov Isaac||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
18-year-old Jarra has a lot to prove. After being awarded one of the military’s highest honours for her role in a daring rescue attempt, Jarra finds herself – and her Ape status – in the spotlight. Jarra is one of the unlucky few born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Derided as an ‘ape’ – a ‘throwback’ – by the rest of the universe, Jarra is on a mission to prove that Earth Girls are just as good as anyone else.
Except now the planet she loves is under threat by what could be humanity’s first ever alien contact. Jarra’s bravery – and specialist knowledge – will once again be at the centre of the maelstrom, but will the rest of the universe consider Earth worth fighting for?
|Edwards Janet||Фантастика, Альтернативная история|
|Earth Strike: Star Carrier: Book One||Douglas Ian||Star Carrier||Фантастика, Космическая фантастика|
|Earth unavare||Card Orson Scott, Johnston Aaron||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
His words alone could change the world—his words alone DID change the world. Was it mass hypnosis, a hex, or THE POWER?
First published as “Of Godlike Power”.
|Reynolds Mack||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
|Earthborn||Card Orson Scott||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
Tavia Michaels is the sole survivor of the plane crash that killed her parents. When she starts to see strange visions of a boy she’s never spoken with in real life, she begins to suspect that there’s much about her past that she isn’t being told.
Tavia immediately searches for answers, desperate to determine why she feels so drawn to a boy she hardly knows. But when Tavia discovers that the aunt and uncle who took her in after her parents' death may have actually been responsible for the plane crash that killed them--and that she may have been the true intended victim--she flees for the safety of Camden, Maine, where the boy she sees in her visions instructs her to go.
Now, Tavia is on the run with no one to trust. No one, that is, except for her best friend and longtime crush, Benson.
Tavia feels torn between the boy who mysteriously comes to her at night and the boy who has been by her side every step of the way. But what Tavia doesn't know is that the world is literally falling apart and that to save it she will have to unite with the boy in her visions. Only problem? To do so would mean rejecting Benson's love. And that's the one thing Tavia Michaels swore she'd never do.
|Pike Aprilynne||Earthbound||Любовные романы, Любовно-фантастические романы|
Deep below a desolate Utah mountain lies the largest platinum deposit ever discovered. A billion-dollar find, it waits for any company that can drill a world's record, three-mile-deep mine shaft. EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure.
But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting… and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.
|Sigler Scott||Фантастика, Ужасы и Мистика, Научная Фантастика|
|Earthfall||Card Orson Scott||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
While investigating a murder, Nick traces the killer to Argentina-to ex-Nazi General Marc Ziegler With the help of Ziegler's beautiful secretary, Nick penetrates the innermost secrets of Ziegler's empire, down to his deadly nuclear arsenal.
Somehow agent N3 must stop the ruthless general before he carries out his scheme, more terrifying than the horrors of the Third Reich!
|Carter Nick||Killmaster||Детективы и Триллеры, Шпионский детектив|
The time: 200 years after man’s first landing on the Moon. There are permanent populations established on the Moon, Venus and Mars. Outer space inhabitants have formed a new political entity, the Federation, and between the Federation and Earth a growing rivalry has developed. Earthlight is the story of this emerging conflict.
|Clarke Arthur||Space Trilogy||Фантастика, Научная Фантастика|
Tremendous historical novel of the early 1600s, as seen through the eyes of John Tradescant, gardener to the great men of the age. A traveller in a time of discovery, the greatest gardening pioneer of his day, yet a man of humble birth: John Tradescant’s story is a mirror to the extraordinary age in which he lives. As gardener and confidante to Sir Robert Cecil, Tradescant is well placed to observe the social and political changes that are about to sweep through the kingdom. While his master conjures intrigues at Court, Tradescant designs for him the magnificent garden at Hatfield, scouring the known world for ever more wonderful plants: new varieties of fruit and flower, the first horse chestnuts to be cultivated in England, even larches from Russia. Moving to the household of the flamboyant Duke of Buckingham, Tradescant witnesses at first hand the growing division between Parliament and the people; and the most loyal of servants must find a way to become an independent squire.
|Gregory Philippa||Проза, Историческая проза|
"To read a novel by Anne Tyler is to fall in love."
Charlotte Emory has always lived a quiet, conventional life in Clarion, Maryland. She lives as simply as possible, and one day decides to simplify everything and leave her husband. Her last trip to the bank throws Charlotte's life into an entirely different direction when a restless young man in a nylon jacket takes her hostage during the robbery-and soon the two are heading south into an unknown future, and a most unexpected fate….
|Tyler Anne||Проза, Современная проза|