Abbott used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to offer pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. However, the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions, for which the novella is still popular amongst mathematics, physics, and computer science students. Several films have been made from the story, including a feature film in 2007 called Flatland. Other efforts have been short or experimental films, including one narrated by Dudley Moore and a short film with Martin Sheen titled Flatland: The Movie.
This book was boring. If you are really into mathematics and deminsions then this book is for you!
Evan Gabriel wasn't always a feared and respected North American Federation Navy Commander. Before dangerous missions to the ice-bound planet of Poliahu, the deadly jungle world of Eden, and politically corrupt Mars, he was a simple recruit, fighting to make his mark in the elite Naval Special Forces…and was part of a top-secret military experiment that would change his life forever. Zero Point tells the tale of a young man faced with difficult choices and dangerous trials.
This book is about futuristic soldiers and the workings of the special forces protecting our country. I quite enjoyed this first in the series.
First in a new series featuring paranormal investigators Ellen and Monty Drew. Ellen claims to possess a sixth sense but Monty, a former P.I., only believes what he can see. She views their work as a sacred mission while Monty just wants a happy wife and a paycheck.
In Ghost College the Drews are summoned to a Southern California bible college after workers report hearing mysterious voices at night.
This book is not a how to book on vanquishing evil ghosts, but it is a goofy story meant to entertain.
THE LIST is a bit of a departure for Konrath, who is known for his Jack Daniels mystery series. It's a technothriller about a group of ten people who each have tattoos of numbers on the bottoms their feet, and don't know why. One of them, a Chicago Homicide cop named Tom Mankowski, has had one of these strange tattoos since birth. When he investigates a violent murder and discovers the victim also has a tattooed number, it sets the ball rolling for an adventure of historic proportions.
This is one fast moving adventure from start to finish! A thriller about people who are trying to survive an unknown force.
Bound to wheelchairs and dependent on prosthetic limbs, the physically disabled students living in the House are overlooked by the Outsides. Not that it matters to anyone living in the House, a hulking old structure that its residents know is alive. From the corridors and crawl spaces to the classrooms and dorms, the House is full of tribes, tinctures, scared teachers, and laws - all seen and understood through a prismatic array of teenagers' eyes.
I found this book to be obscure and difficult to keep track of the characters. Not my cup of tea.
Lord Randy was bad in bed in 1811, so his magician-mistress turned him into a sex demon with a curse: "You don't get out of this bed until you satisfy 100 women!" Lucky for Randy, two hundred years later, con-artist Clay finds the bed. Clay’s scam works until that foxy fraud investigator arrives. Lucky for Clay, fraud-cop Jewel has a weakness for hunky con men. Jewel is the hundredth woman, and she frees Randy—now he's her sex slave, and her case against the con artist dissolves in a hail of hormones.
This book was enjoyable and full of unique characters. An unusual story that captures your imagination.
Chicago cop Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels has chased and caught dozens of dangerous criminals over the course of her career. But she's about to meet her match. When Jack wakes up in a storage locker, bound and gagged, she knows with chilling certainty who her abductor is. He's called "Mr. K," and more than two hundred homicides have been attributed to him. His victims have died in the most horrible ways imaginable: he is the essence of evil. Some think he's just an urban legend, but he's very, very real. Jack has tangled with him twice in the past, and both times he managed to slip away.
This book was full of shocking and down right scary events. Jack has her hands full with serial killers and bad people.
On a humid day in June 1806, on the edge of Ohio's Great Black Swamp, 17-year-old Susanna Quiner watches from behind a maple tree as a band of Potawatomi Indians kidnaps her four older sisters from their cabin. With both her parents dead and all the other settlers out in their fields, Susanna makes the rash decision to pursue them herself. What follows is a young woman's quest to find her sisters and the parallel story of her sisters' new lives.
This book is excellent! Historical adventures and murder along the trail make this book exciting. I hope there will be more to this story.
Jude lost everything one spring day when he crashed his car into an apple tree on the side of the road. A man is dead, and there is no way he can ever right that wrong. He would forever steer clear of Colebury, Vermont, if he could. But an ex-con in recovery for his drug addiction can't find a job just anywhere. >Sophie Haines is stunned by his reappearance. After a three-year absence, the man who killed her brother and broke her heart is suddenly everywhere she turns. It's hard not to stare at how much he has changed.
A love story about a couple who were separated by people in power. Finding each other again and solving the mystery surrounding them.
A GUTSY ROBBERY. Several million bucks, stolen from the mob... A PERFECT FRAME. All caught on video, with no chance of redemption... A RED HOT RECIPE FOR RAMPAGING REVENGE. Now one man must face the entire Chicago Outfit, a group of hardened Mafia enforcers, a psychotic bookie, the most dangerous hitman on earth, and Detective Jacqueline Daniels... His name is Tequila. And he likes those odds.
I really enjoyed this book. The narrator was great and the writer did a really good job of keeping me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Lots of action!