For Sarah, Jago, Aisling, Maccabee, Shari, An, and Hilal, Endgame has reached its final phase. The third key, Sun Key, is all that stands between one Player saving their line - or perishing along with the rest of the world. And only one can win.
By the time James Frey enters a drug and alcohol treatment facility, he has so thoroughly ravaged his body that the doctors are shocked he is still alive. Inside the clinic, he is surrounded by patients as troubled as he: a judge, a mobster, a former world-champion boxer, and a fragile former prostitute. To James, their friendship and advice seem stronger and truer than the clinic's droning dogma of How to Recover.
One of the most celebrated and controversial authors in America delivers his first novel - a sweeping chronicle of contemporary Los Angeles that is bold, exhilarating, and utterly original. Dozens of characters pass across the reader's sight lines - some never to be seen again - but James Frey lingers on a handful of LA's lost souls and captures the dramatic narrative of their lives.
"Brillaintly written, brilliantly narrated"
Endgame is here. Earth Key has been found. Two keys - and nine Players - remain. The keys must be found, and only one Player can win. Queens, New York. Aisling Kopp believes the unthinkable: that Endgame can be stopped. But before she can get home to regroup, she is approached by the CIA. They know about Endgame. And they have their own ideas about how it should be Played. Ideas that could change everything.
"What a rush!"
Perhaps the most unconventional and literally breathtaking father-son story you'll ever read, My Friend Leonard pulls you immediately and deeply into a relationship as unusual as it is inspiring. The father figure is Leonard, the high-living, recovering coke addict, "West Coast Director of a large Italian-American finance firm" (read: mobster) who helped to keep James Frey clean in A Million Little Pieces.
James Frey wakes up on a plane, with no memory of the preceding two weeks. His face is cut and his body is covered with bruises. He has no wallet and no idea of his destination. He has abused alcohol and every drug he can lay his hands on for a decade - and he is aged only 23. What happens next is one of the most powerful and extreme stories ever told. His family takes him to a rehabilitation centre. And James Frey starts his perilous journey back to the world of the drug and alcohol-free living. His lack of self-pity is unflinching and searing.
Twelve thousand years ago, they came. They descended from the sky amid smoke and fire, and created humanity and gave us rules to live by. They needed gold and they built our earliest civilizations to mine it for them. When they had what they needed, they left. But before they left, they told us someday they would come back, and when they did, a game would be played. A game that would determine our future. This is Endgame.
Several decades before the Players of Endgame meet at the Calling, an earlier generation of Players is learning the rules. Each has been chosen as the one to save their ancient bloodline - and win Endgame. But not everyone wants to see Endgame take place. One group in particular has other ideas. They call themselves the Zero Line, and this is their mission: Kill the Players. Stop Endgame. Prevent the end of the world.
"Zero Line- Zero Interest"
Before they were Players... Before the Calling... They trained to be selected as the one to save their ancient bloodline - and win Endgame. In this collection of Training Diaries novellas, follow Marcus, Chiyoko, Sarah, Alice, Aisling, Baitsakhan, Jago, An, Shari, Kala, Maccabee, and Hilal through sacrifices and betrayals, broken hearts and broken bones, as they shed their normal lives and transform into the Players they were meant to be.
James Frey wakes up on a plane, with no memory of the preceding two weeks. His face is cut and his body is covered with bruises. He has no wallet and no idea of his destination. He has abused alcohol and every drug he can lay his hands on for a decade: and he is aged only 23.
They say the Messiah is alive. He is living in New York. Sleeping with men. Impregnating women. Euthanasing the dying, healing the sick. Defying the government and condemning the holy. If you met him.... and he changed your life... would you believe?
Als zwölf Meteoriten nahezu gleichzeitig an unterschiedlichen Orten der Erde einschlagen, gibt es keinen Zweifel mehr: Die Zeit ist gekommen. ENDGAME hat begonnen! Jeder der Meteoriten überbringt eine Nachricht, die die zwölf Auserwählten entschlüsseln müssen und die sie schließlich an einem geheimnisvollen Ort zusammenführt. Dort stehen sie ihren Gegnern zum ersten Mal gegenüber.
Here is a bold and dazzling new story from the controversial creator of A Million Little Pieces. Welcome to Los Angeles, City of Contradictions. It is home to movie stars and down-and-outs. Palm-lined beaches and gridlock. Shopping sprees and gun sprees.
Das Rätsel geht weiter! Wer wird ENDGAME entkommen? Sarah, die Spielerin aus Oklahoma, hat den ersten Schlüssel gefunden und damit eine Katastrophe heraufbeschworen: Ein Asteroid wird auf die Erde stürzen und sie fast vollständig zerstören. Als die Menschen die Gefahr bemerken, ist es schon fast zu spät. Geplagt von Schuldgefühlen verlässt Sarah das Spiel und überlässt ihrem Partner Jago den Schlüssel. Doch die anderen Spieler spielen weiter.
Als zwölf Meteoriten nahezu gleichzeitig an unterschiedlichen Orten der Erde einschlagen, gibt es keinen Zweifel mehr: Die Zeit ist gekommen. ENDGAME hat begonnen! Jeder der Meteoriten überbringt eine Nachricht, die die zwölf Auserwählten entschlüsseln müssen und die sie schließlich an einem geheimnisvollen Ort zusammenführt. Dort stehen sie ihren Gegnern zum ersten Mal gegenüber. Ein Wettkampf auf Leben und Tod beginnt und eine rücksichtslose Jagd um den gesamten Globus. Die Spieler müssen zu allem bereit sein.