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A Down & Dirty Guide to Building Adult Web Sites.
 
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This first of its kind guidebook was written with both the novice and experienced adult entertainment webmaster in mind.
In its pages readers will learn exactly what is required to start or rejuvenate their own adult Web site.
In addition to clear, easy to follow advice about the essentials of good Web design, readers will learn basic business planning and organization, effective advertising and promotional techniques, and detailed, inside information about the workings of the online adult industry.
Includes a glossary of common Internet/adult entertainment terms and abbreviations.
Plus the Down & Dirty Adult Webmaster Resource Guide listing only the very best industry suppliers and sources.

 

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Its mainly for folk who read books and who dont waste time criticising other people with petty comments?

Hi Mick Not sure exactly but is the whole of the ground floor - yes newly renovated, as you can see from the pics is quite spacious, at the 3rd road end of the soi, bedroom is at the bottom end o

I think the book reviews, lodging and restaurant posts are a welcome part of this forum.  Appreciation to Daveo for posting them. 

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Finders Keepers by Stephen King.
 
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A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes
 
“Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader.
The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades.
Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising.
Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.
 
Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime.
Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty five years.
 
Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous.
Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life for good, for bad, forever.

 

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Foreign Agent: published 2016, by Brad Thor
 
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Terrorism in Europe has spun out of control.
The United States has decided on a dramatic response.
Now, the CIA needs a very special kind of operative.
 
Scot Harvath has exactly the skills the CIA is looking for.
He’s a former U.S. Navy SEAL with extensive experience in espionage.
Working for a private intelligence company, he will provide the CIA, and more important, the President, with absolute deniability.
 
But deep within the Russian Caucasus, Moscow also has its own special kind of operative.
As a child, Sacha Basayev endured an unimaginable horror, today, he lives and breathes for only one reason, to kill and he will kill as many Americans as it takes to accomplish his mission.
 
When a clandestine American operations team is ambushed near Syria, all signs point toward a dangerous informant in Brussels.
But as Harvath searches for the man, he uncovers another actor, a rogue player hell-bent on forcing America’s hand and drawing it into a confrontation deadlier than anyone could have imagined.
 
As the attacks mount, and terror is brought to the very doorstep of the White House, Harvath finds himself in the race of his life.
From Vienna, Brussels, and Berlin, to Malta, Jordan, and Syria, he will push himself beyond the edge in order to confront one of the greatest evils the world has ever known.
 
Filled with action, intrigue, and edge of your seat suspense, Foreign Agent is a nonstop thrill ride that reaffirms Thor’s position as the “master of thrillers.”

 

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Online Investing on the Australian Share market, by Roger Kinsky.
 
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In this complete guide to cyber investing, Roger Kinsky explains in plain English how you can become a proficient online investor and use the internet to increase your profits.
He demystifies the complexity of online investing and provides a comprehensive insight into the online trading process.
The book is written for Australian investors and is an informative, one stop guide to the investment information, services and resources available online.
It covers everything from finding the most appropriate broker to setting up an online trading account, placing orders, and much more.

 

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The Third Brother: by Nick McDonell.
 
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Nick McDonell debut novel, Twelve, was a publishing sensation.
It was an international best seller and established its seventeen year-old author as an important literary voice.
In The Third Brother, McDonell delivers another remarkable novel, a haunting tale of brotherly love, family tragedy, and national grief.
 
Mike was a lucky child: a vacation house on Long Island, famous family friends, an Ivy League education, and also an older brother, Lyle, who looked out for him. It's 2001, and Mike is a summer intern at a magazine in Hong Kong.
Sent on assignment to Bangkok, Mike finds the city electric with violence and hedonism.
Nothing goes according to plan, when terrible news about his brother arrives from home, Mike rushes back to the States.
Lyle is unstable and suffering from visions of an imaginary third brother and then, a clear September morning is broken by catastrophe.
While the Twin Towers burn, Mike makes an epic trek through the ghostly streets of New York to find and save Lyle, from Patpong to the World Trade Center to Harvard Yard, as his life and country come apart, Mike struggles to find his footing and go on.
The joke, it turns out, is on him.

 

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The Templars: The Dramatic History of the Knights Templar, the Most Powerful Military Order of the Crusades by Piers Paul Read.
 
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In 1099, the city of Jerusalem, a possession of the Islamic caliphate for over four hundred years, fell to an army of Christian knights intent on liberating the city from Islamic rule.
From the ranks of these holy warriors emerged an order of monks trained in both scripture and the military arts: the Knights of the Temple of Solomon, called the Templars.
 
In this engrossing chronicle, spanning three centuries, Piers Paul Read tells the bloody story of the Templars' rise to political and financial power throughout Europe and the Holy Land, their catastrophic fall, and their far-reaching legacy.

 

Drawing on the most recent scholarship, Read blends historical authority with novelistic excitement to create a comprehensive history of the vaunted and feared warriors whose remarkable order still captures our imaginations today.

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Skin and Bones by Tom Bale.
 
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On a cold January morning, a nightmare awaits in a sleepy Sussex village.
A deranged young man goes on the rampage, shooting everyone in his path before taking his own life. It’s a senseless, tragic event.
 
Only Julia Trent, believed to be the sole survivor, knows that there was a second man involved.
But after being shot and badly injured, her account of the massacre is ignored.
 
Together with Craig Walker, the son of one of the victims, Julia sets out to find the truth before she’s silenced for good.
As they peel back the layers of a dark and dangerous conspiracy, they discover the slaughter didn't begin on that bitter day in January.
 
And worst of all, it won't end there

 

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The Labyrinth of Osiris by Paul Sussman.

 
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Detective Arieh-Ben Roi of the Jerusalem police is tasked with the investigation into the death of a well-known Israeli journalist, Rivka Kleinberg, who is found brutally murdered in a cathedral in Jerusalem.
Known for her fearless exposés, Kleinberg had made many high-powered enemies, including international corporations, the Israeli government, and the Russian Mafia.
Looking for leads, Ben-Roi begins researching which stories Kleinberg was working on before she died, and finds a connection to Egypt which confuses him.
 
At a stumbling block, Ben-Roi phones up his old friend, Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor Police, and asks him if he will help him investigate the case.
Khalifa is happy to help, and begins looking into another story that Kleinberg was researching just before her murder: the mysterious death of a British Egyptologist in the 1930's.
This Egyptologist was said to have uncovered a giant labyrinth like gold mine of incredible riches written about in the works of Herodotus.
But what connection could this gold mine have with Kleinberg's murder?
 
With a plot that moves from Israel to Egypt to Vancouver to Romania, The Labyrinth of Osiris is an intelligent, gripping novel from an internationally acclaimed master of thriller writing.

 

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A Boy's Own Story (The Edmund Trilogy #1) by Edmund White.
 
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Originally published in 1982 as the first of Edmund White's trilogy of autobiographical novels.
A Boy's Own Story became an instant classic for its pioneering portrayal of homosexuality.
The book's unnamed narrator, growing up during the 1950's, is beset by aloof parents, a cruel sister, and relentless mocking from his peers, compelling him to seek out works of art and literature as solace and to uncover new relationships in the struggle to embrace his own sexuality.
Lyrical and poignant, with powerful evocations of shame and yearning, this is an American literary treasure.

 

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Sherlock Holmes and Young Winston: The Giant Moles
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Christmas 1887. With his mother and father away on a European tour, young Winston Churchill, now thirteen years of age, spends his Christmas holidays with Holmes and Watson.
Young Winston is a lively addition to the household, but Watson cannot help thinking that a cuckoo has landed in the nest at 221B. 
Holmes places a reliance upon the boy that appears quite unfair. 
He gives the boy tasks that would previously have fallen to Watson's lot. 
A boy of thirteen can hardly be expected to bring to a problem the expertise and sagacity of a seasoned professional or can he? Perhaps it is time for Winston to spend more time with his brother and his nanny. 
Young Churchill assists Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson as they trace the missing Apostles' papers, expose the mad doctor of Hammersmith and track the Giant Moles of Paradol Hall in Herefordshire.

 

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The Commoner: A Novel by John Burnham Schwartz.

 
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In this national bestseller from the author of Reservation Road, a young woman, Haruko, becomes the first non aristocratic woman to penetrate the Japanese monarchy.
 
When she marries the Crown Prince of Japan in 1959, Haruko is met with cruelty and suspicion by the Empress, and controlled at every turn as she tries to navigate this mysterious, hermetic world, suffering a nervous breakdown after finally giving birth to a son. Thirty years later, now Empress herself, she plays a crucial role in persuading another young woman to accept the marriage proposal of her son, with tragic consequences.
Based on extensive research, The Commoner is a stunning novel about a brutally rarified and controlled existence, and the complex relationship between two isolated women who are truly understood only by each other.

 

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True Crime: Crimes of Passion, When Love Hurts
by Sue Blackhall,
 
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Sometimes, all it takes is one moment, one reaction; other times, it's a slow and methodical build-up.
But all the killers portrayed in this book committed crimes of passion through jealous rages or intense love hate relationships, or both. The motives and actions of over 100 murderers who committed notorious crimes of passion are revealed with detail and clarity

 

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Thai Kiss by Matt Carrell.
 
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Paul Murphy desperately wants to be a big shot but the pursuit of fortune often comes with a heavy price.
For Paul, it was the life of his best friend and partner, Tommy, apparently murdered for encroaching on a local drug gang's turf. Paul, a lowly hospital porter, fearful that he'll be next, flees to Thailand to lay low while reconnecting with Tommy's supplier in Pattaya.
He meets the enchanting Yim and, veering from his intended plan, starts to rebuild his life running a chain of bars.
Sonthi, a local heavy, offers protection for a price and the corrupt Mongkut ensures that the police will always turn a blind eye.
So many want a share of Paul's success, but when greed prevails and they get tired of sharing,
it's Paul's liberty and life itself that are on the line.

 

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Sleepless in Bangkok by Ian Quartermaine.
 
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In its initial release in Thailand, ‘Sleepless in Bangkok’ engendered a tremendous amount of controversy.
It was unofficially banned for review in the press on the basis that it was ‘uncensored’.
Sex in Thailand, as the world knows, is available in any and every conceivable format, but apparently such goings on cannot be spoken about or acknowledged.
 
Despite this unofficial ban on press coverage and no reviews in the Thai press, a handful of English language freelance reviewers gave the book a set of to-kill-for reviews.
Over the years, the Internet added many more.
By Thai standards, its fifth pressing has made ‘Sleepless in Bangkok’ a best seller and all without one paid advert.
 
The controversy even made the distributor reluctant to put the novel on bookshop shelves, making the book’s sales figures even more astounding, as for half of the time ‘Sleepless in Bangkok’ just could not be purchased.
 
Another unexpected factor, was that a character in the book, a British ex-public school type whose sexual tastes ran to dressing up in French maid’s clothing, spanking and paedophilia, gained a lot of flack from ex-pat Brits educated in private boarding schools.
These ‘private’ schools are called ‘public’ in Britain to fool foreigners and the working classes into thinking they are available to all, whereas they are only really open to children of the rich and influential.
 
One of this social group, an over-the-hill, small time journalist passing himself off as a ‘foreign correspondent’ (in reality a freelance ‘stringer’ in Bangkok) went as far as to get his virulent objections in print.
Not on purpose, he just didn’t realise his bitter and twisted behind the scenes comments would be fair game to publish by the journalist he was speaking to. Talk about being hoisted by your own petard, as this former News of the Screws reporter had predominately made his living from digging the dirt on others.
The nationally published article confirmed that this frustrated author minus the talent to actually write a book himself, was obsessed with ‘Sleepless in Bangkok’ and the character which he apparently considered resembled him.
 
Little did he realise, but his obsession with ‘Sleepless in Bangkok’ and a character in it, confirmed the power of Ian Quartermaine’s prose, plot and characterisation and the author’s ability to involve and affect people.
In this case, making our ‘stringer’ lose Touch with reality whilst making him confront his own character flaws.
 
Aptly, the cover of the book carries a warning advising people of a sensitive disposition and those who emanate from a sheltered personal background, ‘not’ to buy it.
We guess that a private boarding school in times past would pass as a sheltered personal background regarding almost everything except spanking, the ‘Vice Anglaise’ and paedophilia.
 
Appropriately, this Walter Mitty, fake Times of London Foreign Correspondent was later found guilty of libel in Thailand and received a suspended prison sentence and a large fine which he did not have the means to pay?
 
It’s about time someone finally brought the Secrets of the British ruling classes previously private perversions out into the open, and Ian Quartermaine has done it.
No wonder ‘Sleepless in Bangkok’ gained so much flack.

 

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Life is Not a Game of Perfect: Finding Your Real Talent and Making It Work for You by Dr. Bob Rotella.
 
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Most people think that talent is genetically determined.
The truth about human performance is far more encouraging, Bob Rotella believes that anyone can develop real talent, a combination of character, attitude, and devotion, which make greatness possible.
 
I came to the Conclusion being a Wanker is their choice not an accident?

 

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Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? by Michael J. Sandel.
 
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"For Michael Sandel, justice is not a spectator sport," The Nation's reviewer of Justice remarked.
In his acclaimed book, based on his legendary Harvard course, Sandel offers a rare education in thinking through the complicated issues and controversies we face in public life today.
It has emerged as a most lucid and engaging guide for those who yearn for a more robust and thoughtful public discourse.
"In terms we can all understand," wrote Jonathan Rauch in Justice "confronts us with the concepts that lurk . . . beneath our conflicts."
 
Affirmative action, same sex marriage, physician assisted suicide, abortion, national service, the moral limits of markets, Sandel relates the big questions of political philosophy to the most vexing issues of the day, and shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us make sense of politics, morality, and our own convictions as well.
 
Justice is lively, thought-provoking, and wise an essential new addition to the small shelf of books that speak convincingly to the hard questions of our civic life.

 

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Bob Hope: A Life In Comedy, by William Robert Faith.
 
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Reporter: "What's it like to be Bob Hope?"Hope: "I wouldn't have it any other way."From Bob Hope's early career as an upstart among professionals like Jack Benny and Milton Berle in the rollicking world of traveling comedians, to his blazing success as a radio, television, and film star, this completely revised and updated version of William Faith's acclaimed biography takes a straightforward, appreciative, and very funny look at Hope's life and times on the occasion of his 100th birthday.
Filled with anecdotes, photographs, and plenty of jokes, the book reveals the real Bob Hope from his boyhood in England and youth in Cleveland to his present status as a living legend a full blooded, authentic appraisal of the man and his humor, a comic institution who is also a brilliant businessman, manipulator of the media, and politically influential figure.
And of course Hope is the man who brought laughter and cheer (and long-legged beauties) to GIs throughout the world.
At a time when patriotic fervor has never been running higher it's worth recalling the singular tribute paid Hope by none other than John Steinbeck: "When the time for recognition of service to the nation in wartime comes to be considered, Bob Hope should be high on the list....
He gets laughter wherever he goes from men who need laughter."

 

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Young Henry: The Rise of Henry VIII by Robert Hutchinson.
 
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Compelling account of the first 35 years of a magnificent and ruthless monarch.
 
Henry became the unexpected heir to the precarious Tudor throne in 1502, after his elder brother Arthur died.
He also inherited both his brother's wardrobe and his wife, the Spanish princess Katherine of Aragon.
He became king in April 1509 with many personality traits inherited from his father, the love of magnificence, the rituals of kingship, the excitement of hunting and gambling and the construction of grand new palaces.
 
After those early glory days of feasting, fun and frolic, the continuing lack of a male Tudor heir runs like a thin line of Poison through Henry's reign.
After he fell in love with Anne Boleyn, he gambled everything on her providing him with a son and heir.
From that day forward everything changed.
 
Based on contemporary accounts, Young Henry provides a compelling vision of the splendours, intrigues and tragedies of the royal court, presided over by the ruthless and insecure Henry VIII. With his customary scholarship and narrative verve, Robert Hutchinson provides fresh insights into what drove England's most famous monarch, and how this happy, playful Renaissance prince was transformed into the tyrant of his later years.

 

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A Withered Nosegay: Three Cod Pieces by Noel Coward.


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A republication of three humorous pieces published by Coward in 1922, 1924 and 1932 which parody aristocratic memoirs, Edith Sitwell's verse and offer other humorous verse selections.


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Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg.
 
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The day Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison opened the Whistle Stop Cafe, the town took a turn for the better.
It was the Depression and that cafe was a home from home for many of us.
You could get eggs, grits, bacon, ham, coffee and a smile for 25 cents.
Ruth was just the sweetest girl you ever met.
And Idgie?
She was a character, all right.
You never saw anyone so headstrong.
But how anybody could have thought she murdered that man is beyond me.
 
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a mouth-watering tale of love, laughter and mystery.
It will lift your spirits and above all it'll remind you of the secret to life: friends.

 

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Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan by William Dalrymple.
 
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In 1839, nearly 20,000 British troops poured through the mountain passes into Afghanistan and installed the exiled Shah Shuja on the throne as their puppet.
But after little more than two years, the Afghans exploded into rebellion.
The British were forced to retreat and were then ambushed in the mountains by simply equipped Afghan tribesmen.
Just one British man made it through.
But Dalrymple takes us beyond the story of this colonial humiliation and illuminates the key connections between then and now.
Shah Shuja and President Hamid Karzai share the same tribal heritage; the Shah’s principal opponents were the Ghilzai tribe, who today make up the bulk of the Taliban’s foot soldiers.
Dalrymple explains the byzantine complexity of Afghanistan’s age-old tribal rivalries, their stranglehold on politics, and how they ensnared both the British of the nineteenth century and NATO forces today.
Rich with newly discovered primary sources, this stunning narrative is the definitive account of the first battle for Afghanistan.

 

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Michael Schumacher: The Edge of Greatness by James Allen.
 
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Michael Schumacher is the outstanding Formula One driver of his generation and, statistically, the greatest ever.
Gifted with a rare blend of superior ability and nerve that defines a champion, for 15 seasons he has left rivals trailing in his wake, winning an unprecedented seven world drivers' championships.
But he is a controversial figure, feared for his ruthless tactics, despised for using extreme methods in pursuit of his goals.
 
THE EDGE OF GREATNESS examines Schumacher's entire career: from his first Grand Prix with Jordan to his Benetton world championships and his attempt to win back Ferrari's crown.
It tells the story behind Schumacher's record five consecutive world titles, uncovers the Secrets of how he has stayed at the top for so long and examines the impact of his domination on the sport.
Frank, honest, adroit and in-depth, James Allen reveals the anatomy of a champion.

 

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Time's Arrow, by Martin Amis.
 
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In Time's Arrow the doctor Tod T. Friendly dies and then feels markedly better, breaks up with his lovers as a prelude to seducing them, and mangles his patients before he sends them home.
And all the while Tod's life races backward toward the one appalling moment in modern history when such reversals make sense.

 

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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.



 



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Things Fall Apart, the first volume of Chinua Achebe’s masterpiece The African Trilogy, tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Igbo village in Nigeria.



The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo’s fall from grace in his world. The second, as modern as the first is ancient, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of that world when European missionaries arrive in his village.



 



Things Fall Apart forms one of the most illuminating and permanent monuments we have to the modern African experience as seen from within.



Achebe does not merely capture life in an African village before the arrival of colonialism, he conveys the tragedy of the loss of that world while broadening our understanding of our own.

 


 

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The Outsider by Albert Camus, Translated by Sandra Smith
 
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'My mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don't know.'
 
In The Outsider (1942), his classic existentialist novel, Camus explores the alienation of an individual who refuses to conform to social norms.
Meursault, his anti hero, will not lie.
When his mother dies, he refuses to show his emotions simply to satisfy the expectations of others.
And when he commits a random act of violence on a sun drenched beach near Algiers, his lack of remorse compounds his guilt in the eyes of society and the law.
Yet he is as much a victim as a criminal.
 
Albert Camus' portrayal of a man confronting the absurd, and revolting against the injustice of society, depicts the paradox of man's joy in life when faced with the 'tender indifference' of the world.
 
Sandra Smith's translation, based on close listening to a recording of Camus reading his work aloud on French radio in 1954, sensitively renders the subtleties and dream like atmosphere of L'Étranger.
 
Albert Camus (1913-1960), French novelist, essayist and playwright, is one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. His most famous works include The Myth of Sisyphus (1942), The Plague (1947), The Just (1949), The Rebel (1951) and The Fall (1956).
He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, and his last novel, The First Man, unfinished at the time of his death, appeared in print for the first time in 1994, and was published in English soon after by Hamish Hamilton.
 
Sandra Smith was born and raised in New York City and is a Fellow of Robinson College, University of Cambridge, where she teaches French Literature and Language.
She has won the French American Foundation Florence Gould Foundation Translation Prize, as well as the PEN Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize.

 

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