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Snow by Orhan Pamuk.
 
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Dread, yearning, identity, intrigue, the lethal chemistry between secular doubt and Islamic fanaticism, these are the elements that Orhan Pamuk anneals in this masterful, disquieting novel.
An exiled poet named Ka returns to Turkey and travels to the forlorn city of Kars.
His ostensible purpose is to report on a wave of suicides among religious girls forbidden to wear their headscarves.
But Ka is also drawn by his memories of the radiant Ipek, now recently divorced.
Amid blanketing snowfall and universal suspicion, Ka finds himself pursued by figures ranging from Ipek’s ex-husband to a charismatic terrorist.
A lost gift returns with ecstatic suddenness.
A theatrical evening climaxes in a massacre.
And finding god may be the prelude to losing everything else. Touching, slyly comic, and humming with cerebral suspense, Snow is of immense relevance to our present moment.

 

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G/day Dave We have added the large sofa in the lounge and large armchair and recliner in the bedroom although the recliner can be moved anywhere, also a large Smart TV, its had a paint job a

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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Olympic Gangster: The Legend of José Beyaert, Cycling Champion, Fortune Hunter and Outlaw by Matt Rendell.
 
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The remarkable biography of a 1948 Olympic cycling champion who became a swashbuckling fortune hunter in Columbia.
Matt Rendell, who knew José Beyaert, tells the fascinating story of an almost forgotten sporting hero who, incapable of living to other people's RULES, lived his many lives on his own terms.
During World War II, Beyaert boxed and trafficked arms for the Resistance on his bicycle.
After that, he became an international cyclist.
In 1948, a mile from the end of the Olympic road race around Windsor Park, he broke away alone to take the gold medal and started an adventure that would last the rest of his life.
A Tour de France rider in the sport's golden age, José was invited to open a new velodrome in Colombia, South America.
He intended to stay a month, but instead, driven by his thirst for adventure, he stayed for 50 years, becoming by turns athlete, coach, businessman, emerald trader, logger, smuggler, and perhaps even hired killer.

 

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Gazza: My Story by Paul Gascoigne.
 
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Almost as soon as the young Geordie burst onto the scene at Newcastle United, Gazza was the centre of attention: Vinnie Jones's notorious ball handling showed the lengths people would go to try to stop him.
Then, with England on the verge of possibly reaching the World Cup final in 1990, came Gazza's tears, the moment that brought a whole new audience to the sport and helped set the football 1990's boom on its way.
But then came a career threatening injury, mental health problems, self confessed alcoholism and family disputes, as life in the full glare of the media spotlight became too much.
At the end of his career in football, Gazza tells his own story in his own words and it is even more amazing than you would have thought.
 

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Vulture Peak: A Royal Thai Detective Novel by John Burdett.
 
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Nobody knows Bangkok like Royal Thai Police Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep, but now he is heading out of his comfort zone.
Way out.
Assigned to the highest-profile case in all Thailand, he is tasked with ending international human organ trafficking.
His hunt will lead him across five countries and will draw in a host of unwitting players, including an aging rock star wearing out his second liver, and his quarry, twin Chinese queenpins of the international body parts trade known as the Vultures.
Meanwhile, there are rumors at home that Sonchai’s wife is having an affair.
Although he has always known about her disreputable past, this is something else entirely. Confronting the rumors and controlling his jealousy, while embroiled in the most contentious case of his career may well be more than this detective’s Buddhist soul can handle.

 

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Thailand, The Worldly Kingdom by Maurizio Paleggi.
 
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Tourist brochures and travel guides depict Thailand as an exotic country with a rich cultural heritage, strong religious traditions, and a popular monarchy.
Historians also contribute to Thailand’s international allure with chronicles of its unique historical and cultural continuity in comparison to the other southeast Asian countries, whose histories are stained by colonialism and nationalist struggles for independence.
 
Thailand challenges these stereotypes with a reinterpretation as well as an introduction to the emergence of Thailand as a nation-state.
The book argues that the development of Thai nationhood was a long-term process shaped by interactions with the outside world, its pursuit of civilization, and, more recently, globalization.
Maurizio Peleggi original account investigates, among other issues, the evolution of the geographical and linguistic landscapes, changes in class and gender relations, the role of institutions and ideologies, modern cultural expressions, social memory, and the conception of the Thai national self as contrasted against the racial and cultural Others of Burmese, Chinese and Westerners.

 

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Double Whammy by Carl Hiaasen.
 
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R.J. Decker, star tenant of the local trailer park and neophyte private eye is fishing for a killer.
Thanks to a sportsman's scam that's anything but sportsmanlike, there's a body floating in Coon Bog, Florida -- and a lot that's rotten in the murky waters of big-stakes, largemouth bass tournaments. Here Decker will team up with a half-blind, half mad hermit with an appetite for road kill; dare to kiss his ex-wife while she's in bed with her new husband; and face deadly TELevangelists, dangerously seductive women, and a pistol toting redneck with a pit bull on his arm.
And here his own life becomes part of the stakes.
For while the "double whammy" is the lure, first prize is for the most ingenious murder.

 

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Redemption (Ryan Drake #1) by Will Jordan.
 
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Ryan Drake is a man who finds people who don't want to be found.
 
Once a soldier in the British Army, he now works for the CIA, leading an elite investigation team that tracks down missing agents. But his latest mission, to free a prisoner codenamed Maras and bring her back onto US soil within forty eight hours is more dangerous than anything his team has attempted before.
 
Despite the risks, the team successfully completes their mission, but for Drake the real danger has only just begun.
Faced with a terrible threat, he is forced to go on the run with Maras a veteran agent scarred by years of brutal imprisonment.
 
Hunted by his former comrades and those willing to do anything to protect a deadly secret, Drake is left with no choice but to trust a dangerous woman he barely knows. For he has only one chance to save those he loves and time is running out..

 

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Double Whammy by Carl Hiaasen.

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R.J. Decker, star tenant of the local trailer park and neophyte private eye is fishing for a killer. 
Thanks to a sportsman's scam that's anything but sportsmanlike, there's a body floating in Coon Bog, Florida -- and a lot that's rotten in the murky waters of big-stakes, largemouth bass tournaments. Here Decker will team up with a half-blind, half mad hermit with an appetite for road kill; dare to kiss his ex-wife while she's in bed with her new husband; and face deadly TELevangelists, dangerously seductive women, and a pistol toting redneck with a pit bull on his arm.
And here his own life becomes part of the stakes. 
For while the "double whammy" is the lure, first prize is for the most ingenious murder.

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True Detectives. by Jonathan Kellerman.



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Moses Reed and Aaron Fox have the same mother; their respective fathers were cops, friends, and partners.



And despite their shared calling, their turbulent family history has set them at odds.



Moses is a no-frills LAPD detective; Aaron is a smooth talking private eye.



 



Usually they go their separate ways, but the disappearance of straight A student Caitlin Frostig isn’t usual.



Reluctantly tag teaming to crack a cold case that won’t die, Moses and Aaron descend into the sinister underside of the City of Angels. Surrounded by twisted millionaire moguls, tarnished trophy wives, and famous faces with hellish Secrets, they pull no punches as they penetrate the strange, seductive world of glamour, wealth, and power to keep L.A.’s dark dreamland from claiming another lost soul.

 

******Please note********All books added here or to the Facebook group etc will be put on the table in front of reception the next day of being added, then after probably 24 hours will be put in their appropriate sections, Fiction / crime etc.


 


 

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The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, by Sogyal Rinpoche & Andrew Harvey.
 
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This acclaimed spiritual masterpiece is widely regarded as one of the most complete and authoritative presentations of the Tibetan Buddhist teachings ever written.
A manual for life and death and a magnificent source of sacred inspiration from the heart of the Tibetan tradition, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying provides a lucid and inspiring introduction to the practice of meditation, to the nature of mind, to karma and rebirth, to compassionate love and care for the dying, and to the trials and rewards of the spiritual path.

 

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RULES of Deception by Christopher Reich.
 
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Dr. Jonathan Ransom, a surgeon for Doctors Without Borders, is climbing in the Swiss Alps with his wife, Emma, when she falls into a hidden crevasse and dies.
Twenty four hours later, Jonathan receives an envelope addressed to his wife containing two baggage claim tickets.
Puzzled, he journeys to a railway station only to find himself inexplicably attacked by the Swiss police.
Suddenly forced on the run, Jonathan's only chance at survival lies in uncovering the devastating truth behind his wife's secret life.

 

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Hollywood by Gore Vidal.
 
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In this brilliant and dazzling novel, Gore Vidal sweeps us into one of the most fascinating periods of American political and social change.
The time is 1917. In Washington, President Wilson is about to lead the United States into the Great War.
In California, a new industry is born that will transform America: moving pictures.
Here is history as only Gore Vidal can re create it: brimming with intrigue and scandal, peopled by the greats of the silver screen and American politics, from Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks to Franklin D. Roosevelt and the author's own grandfather, the blind Senator Gore.
With Hollywood, Vidal once again proves himself a superb storyteller and a perceptive chronicler of human nature's endless deceptions.

 

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April Fool's Day by Bryce Courtenay.
 
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Bryce Courtenay's moving tribute to his son, Damon.
Damon Courtenay died on the morning of April Fool's Day.
In this tribute to his son, Bryce Courtenay lays bare the suffering behind this young man's life.
Damon's story is one of lifelong struggle, his love for Celeste, the compassion of family, and a fight to the end for integrity.
A tragic yet uplifting story, April Fool's Day is controversial, painful and heartbreaking, yet has a gentle humour.
It is also life affirming, and, above all, a testimony to the incredible regenerative strength of love how when we confront our worst, we can become our best.
April Fool's Day will change the way you think.

 

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The Blood Gospel by James Rollins & Rebecca Cantrell.
 
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An earthquake in Masada, Israel, kills hundreds and reveals a tomb buried in the heart of the mountain.
A trio of investigators, Sergeant Jordan Stone, a military forensic expert; Father Rhun Korza, a Vatican priest; and Dr. Erin Granger, a brilliant but disillusioned archaeologist are sent to explore the macabre discovery, a subterranean temple holding the crucified body of a mummified girl.
 
But a brutal attack at the site sets the three on the run, thrusting them into a race to recover what was once preserved in the tomb’s sarcophagus: a book rumored to have been written by Christ’s own hand, a tome that is said to hold the Secrets to His divinity.
But the enemy who hounds them is like no other, a force of ancient evil directed by a leader of impossible ambitions and incalculable cunning.
 
From crumbling tombs to splendorous churches, Erin and her two companions must confront a past that traces back thousands of years, to a time when ungodly beasts hunted the dark spaces of the world, to a moment in history when Christ made a miraculous offer, a pact of salvation for those who were damned for eternity.
 
Here is a novel that is explosive in its revelation of a secret history. Why do Catholic priests wear pectoral crosses?
Why are they sworn to celibacy?
Why do the monks hide their countenances under hoods?
And why does Catholicism insist that the consecration of wine during Mass results in its transformation to Christ’s own blood?
The answers to all go back to a secret sect within the Vatican, one whispered as rumor but whose very existence was painted for all to see by Rembrandt himself, a shadowy order known simply as the Sanguines.
 
In the end, be warned: some books should never be found, never opened....until now.

 

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When The War Was Over: Cambodia And The Khmer Rouge Revolution, by Elizabeth Becker.
 
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Award-winning journalist Elizabeth Becker started covering Cambodia in 1973 for The Washington Post, when the country was perceived as little more than a footnote to the Vietnam War.
Then, with the rise of the Khmer Rouge in 1975 came the closing of the border and a systematic reorganization of Cambodian society. Everyone was sent from the towns and cities to the countryside, where they were forced to labor endlessly in the fields.
The intelligentsia were brutally exterminated, and torture, terror, and death became routine.
Ultimately, almost two million people, nearly a quarter of the population, were killed in what was one of this century's worst crimes against humanity.
When the War Was Over is Elizabeth Becker's masterful account of the Cambodian nightmare. Encompassing the era of French colonialism and the revival of Cambodian nationalism; 1950's Paris, where Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot received his political education; the killing fields of Cambodia; government chambers in Washington, Paris, Moscow, Beijing, Hanoi, and Phnom Penh; and the death of Pol Pot in 1998; this is a book of epic vision and staggering power. Merging original historical research with the many voices of those who lived through the times and exclusive interviews with every Cambodian leader of the past quarter century,
When the War Was Over illuminates the darkness of Cambodia with the intensity of a bolt of lightning.

 

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The Mask of Apollo by Mary Renault, 1st Edition 1966.
 
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In her masterful novel, set in Greece of the fourth century B.C. Mary Renault tells the story of the actor Nikeratos.
Through the eyes of this warm, sympathetic and living character we experience the war weary, self searching world of his time.
Always on his travels Niko, the tragedian, takes with him an antique mask of Apollo, a relic of the theater's golden age, which from being his mascot becomes by degrees his artistic conscience.
He refers to it his gravest decisions, when he finds himself at the center of political crises and dangerous intrigues.
 
Much of the action of the novel is set in despotic Syracuse, in an era of decadence and strife.
Dion, philosopher and soldier, with the help of his friend Plato whom he has summoned from Athens, is trying to persuade the young tyrant Dionysius the Younger to accept the rule of law.
Niko, immersed in his own on-stage tragedies, yet intimately involved with public figures and affairs, narrates the action of the greater, human tragedy when Plato's fearless integrity sets off the clash between Dion and Dionysios, and looses the pent-up violence which culminates in the burning and sack of the city.
 
This is a superb story, based on a remarkable knowledge of ancient Greece and told with a compelling, dramatic sweep.
But shining through the web of history is always the vivid humanity of Niko, his loves, his devotion to his art.
With this beautifully presented character, Mary Renault commands our attention and sympathy as never before.
Deep human perception and understanding pervade The Mask of Apollo, and it is these which finally achieve its splendid evocation of the past.

 

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Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America
by Ann Coulter.
 
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The demon is a mob, and the mob is demonic. The Democratic Party activates mobs, depends on mobs, coddles mobs, publicizes and celebrates mobs, it is the mob.
Sweeping in its scope and relentless in its argument, Demonic explains the peculiarities of liberals as standard groupthink behavior. To understand mobs is to understand liberals.
 
In her most provocative book to date, Ann Coulter argues that liberals exhibit all the psychological characteristics of a mob, for instance.
 
Liberal Groupthink: “The same mob mentality that leads otherwise law abiding people to hurl rocks at cops also leads otherwise intelligent people to refuse to believe anything they haven’t heard on NPR.”
 
Liberal Schemes: “No matter how mad the plan is, Fraternité, the ‘New Soviet Man,’ the Master Race, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, Building a New Society, ObamaCare, a mob will believe it.”
 
Liberal Enemies: “Instead of ‘counterrevolutionaries,’ liberals’ opponents are called ‘haters,’ ‘those who seek to divide us,’ ‘tea baggers,’ and ‘right-wing hate groups.’
Meanwhile, conservatives call liberals ‘liberals’ and that makes them tasty.”
Liberal Justice: “In the world of the liberal, as in the world of Robespierre, there are no crimes, only criminals.”
 
Liberal Violence: “If Charles Manson’s followers hadn’t killed Roman Polanski’s wife, Sharon Tate, Clinton would have pardoned him, too, and he’d probably be teaching at Northwestern University.”
 
Citing the father of mob psychology, Gustave Le Bon, Coulter catalogs the Left’s mob behaviors: the creation of messiahs, the fear of scientific innovation, the mythmaking, the preference for images over words, the lack of morals, and the casual embrace of contradictory ideas.
 
Coulter traces the history of the liberal mob to the French Revolution and Robespierre’s revolutionaries (delineating a clear distinction from America’s founding fathers), who simply proclaimed that they were exercising the “general will” before slaughtering their fellow citizens “for the good of mankind.”
 
Similarly, as Coulter demonstrates, liberal mobs, from student radicals to white-trash racists to anti-war and pro-ObamaCare fanatics today, have consistently used violence to implement their idea of the “general will.”
 
This is not the American tradition; it is the tradition of Stalin, of Hitler, of the guillotine and the tradition of the American Left.
 
As the heirs of the French Revolution, Democrats have a history that consists of pandering to mobs, time and again, while Republicans, heirs to the American Revolution, have regularly stood for peaceable order.
 
Hoping to muddy this horrifying truth, liberals slanderously accuse conservatives of their own crimes, assassination plots, conspiracy theorizing, political violence, embrace of the Ku Klux Klan. Coulter shows that the truth is the opposite: Political violence, mob violence is always a Democratic affair.
 
Surveying two centuries of mob movements, Coulter demonstrates that the mob is always destructive. And yet, she argues, beginning with the civil rights movement in the sixties, Americans have lost their natural, inherited aversion to mobs.
Indeed, most Americans have no idea what they are even dealing with.
 
Only by recognizing the mobs and their demonic nature can America begin to defend itself.

 

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NYPD Red 4 (NYPD Red #4) by James Patterson.
 
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An audacious jewel heist.
A murdered actress.
A killer case for NYPD Red.
 
In a city where crime never sleeps, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only when a case involves the rich, famous, and connected.
Detective Zach Jordan and his partner, Kylie MacDonald, the woman who broke his heart at the police academy are the best of the best, brilliant and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to catch a criminal, even if it means antagonizing the same high-flying citizens they're supposed to be helping.
 
When a glitzy movie premiere is the scene of a shocking murder and high-stakes robbery, NYPD Red gets the call.
Traversing the city's highs and lows, from celebrity penthouses to the depths of Manhattan's criminal underworld, Zach and Kylie have to find a cold-blooded killer before he strikes again.
 
NYPD Red 4 is the next sensational thriller by James Patterson, the #1 bestselling crime writer of all time.

 

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Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam by Andrew X. Pham.
 
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Catfish and Mandala is the story of an American odyssey, a solo bicycle voyage around the Pacific Rim to Vietnam, made by a young Vietnamese American man in pursuit of both his adopted homeland and his forsaken fatherland.
 
Andrew X. Pham was born in Vietnam and raised in California.
His father had been a POW of the Vietcong; his family came to America as "boat people."
Following the suicide of his sister, Pham quit his job, sold all of his possessions, and embarked on a year long bicycle journey that took him through the Mexican desert, around a thousand mile loop from Narita to Kyoto in Japan and, after five months and 2,357 miles, to Saigon, where he finds "nothing familiar in the bombed out darkness."
In Vietnam, he's taken for Japanese or Korean by his countrymen, except, of course, by his relatives, who doubt that as a Vietnamese he has the stamina to complete his journey ("Only Westerners can do it"); and in the United States he's considered anything but American.
A vibrant, picaresque memoir written with narrative flair and an eye-opening sense of adventure, Catfish and Mandala is an unforgettable search for cultural identity.

 

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Novel without a Name by Duong Thu Huong.
 
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Twenty eight year old Quan has been fighting for the Communist cause in North Vietnam for a decade.
Filled with idealism and hope when he first left his village, he now spends his days and nights dodging stray bullets and bombs, foraging scraps of food to feed himself and his men.
Quan seeks comfort in childhood memories as he tries to sort out his conflicting feelings of patriotism and disillusionment.
Then, given the chance to return to his home, Quan undertakes a physical and mental journey that brings him face to face with figures from his past, his angry father, his childhood sweetheart, his boyhood friends now maimed or dead and ultimately to the shattering reality that his innocence has been irretrievably lost in the wake of the war.
In a voice both lyrical and stark, Duong Thu Huong, one of Vietnam’s most beloved writers, powerfully conveys the conflict that spiritually destroyed her generation.
 
“If it is a crime to take an unflinching look at the reality of war and life under a totalitarian regime, and to do it with great art and mastery, then Duong Thu Huong, is gloriously guilty.”

 

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Exultant by Stephen Baxter...Science Fiction...

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When it comes to cutting edge science fiction, Stephen Baxter is in a league of his own. 
His mastery of hard science, his fearlessly speculative imagination, and his ability to combine grand philosophical questions with tales of rousing adventure make him essential reading for anyone concerned with the future of humankind. 
Now, in Exultant, Baxter takes us to a distant future of dazzling promise and deadly threat, in which a far-flung humanity battles for survival against an implacable alien foe.

Destiny’s Children
EXULTANT

For more than twenty thousand years, humans have been at war with the alien race of Xeelee. It is a war fought with armaments so advanced as to be godlike, a war in which time itself has become an ever-shifting battleground. At the cost of billions of lives, and with ruthless and relentless efficiency, the ruling Coalition has pushed the Xeelee back to the galactic core, where the supermassive black hole known as Chandra serves the Xeelee as both fortress and power source.

There, along a front millions of light-years long, a grisly stalemate reigns,
until a young pilot, Pirius, faced with certain death, disobeys orders and employs an innovative time-travel maneuver that, for the first time in the history of the war, results in the capture of a Xeelee fighter. But far from being hailed as a hero when he returns to base with his prize, Pirius is court-martialed, disgraced, and sentenced to penal servitude on a bleak asteroid.

It is not only Pirius who pays the price. In flying into the future and back again, Pirius returned to a time before he’d left, a time inhabited by his younger self. And that younger self, by the pitiless logic of Coalition justice, shares the older Pirius guilt and must be punished. Not everyone in the Coalition agrees. Commissary Nilis believes that the elder Pirius, whom he dubs Pirius Blue, may have found a way to defeat the Xeelee. But Nilis can do nothing for Pirius Blue. Instead, he takes charge of the younger Pirius (Pirius Red), and brings him back to Earth, the capital of a vast empire seething with intrigue.

There Pirius Red will discover truths that will shatter his preconceived notions of all that he is fighting for, even of what it means to be human. Pirius Blue, meanwhile, will learn truths harsher and more discomfiting still. Yet the most shocking revelation of all is still to come, waiting for them at a place called Chandra. . . .

 

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Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes.
 
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An incredible publishing story, written over the course of thirty years by a highly decorated Vietnam veteran, a best seller for sixteen weeks.
Matterhorn has been hailed as a “brilliant account of war” it is an epic war novel in the tradition of Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead and James Jones’s The Thin Red Line.
It is the timeless story of a young Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and forced to fight their way into manhood.
Standing in their way are not merely the North Vietnamese but also monsoon rain and mud, leeches and tigers, disease and malnutrition.
Almost as daunting, it turns out, are the obstacles they discover between each other: racial tension, competing ambitions, and duplicitous superior officers.
But when the company finds itself surrounded and outnumbered by a massive enemy regiment, the Marines are thrust into the raw and all consuming terror of combat.
The experience will change them forever.
 
Matterhorn is a visceral and spellbinding novel about what it is like to be a young man at war.
It is an unforgettable novel that transforms the tragedy of Vietnam into a powerful and universal story of courage, camaraderie, and sacrifice: a parable not only of the war in Vietnam but of all war, and a testament to the redemptive power of literature.

 

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