Je suis tombé sur une boite de livre littéraire que j'ai lu lors de mon Cégep, comme ça devrait compter dans mes roman lu je vais les décrire brièvement.
Je ne ferai pas de critique de pièces de théatre car je ne le considère pas comme un roman. Voici la courte critique de ce livre: Premier livre de ma série Littérature et Imaginaire, il compte l'histoire d'un draveur rendu à la retraite qui ne sait pas comment garder le contrôle de sa vie et comment vivre adéquatement avec sa famille. Étant veuf
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES! 1558. Kate Haywood, a simple musician in the employ of a princess, will find herself involved in games of crowns as she sets out to solve the murder of the queen’s envoy.... England is in tumult under the rule of Queen Mary and her Spanish husband. Confined to house arrest at Hatfield House, young Princess Elizabeth is the country’s greatest hope. Far from court intrigues, Elizabeth finds solace in simple things: the quiet countryside and peaceful recreation, including the melodies of her chief musician and his daughter, Kate Haywood. But Kate will prove herself most valuable when an envoy of the queen—sent to flush out heretics in the princess’s household—is found dead on the grounds of Hatfield. Acting as Elizabeth’s eyes and ears, Kate is sent out on the trail of a killer whose mission could destroy her family, friends—and the future of England.
''Break as many hearts as you please, Marcus, but you'll not break mine." In the dark days of rebellion against King James, a woman is wagered on a turn of the cards.... Marcus, Lord Reresby, is the loser. Now he must marry the daughter of the man he hates. Her beauty, spirit and fortune will be some small recompense--and he has never found it difficult to tame women before.... But passionate Catherine will not be tamed. She makes no secret of her hatred or her dangerous political beliefs, and Marcus comes to realize that he has let a rebel into his house...and his heart!
Writing from his prison cell in Nazi Germany in 1945 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a young German theologian, sketched a vision of what he called "religionless Christianity." In this book, John Shelby Spong puts flesh onto the bare bones of Bonhoeffer's radical thought.
The result is a strikingly new and different portrait of Jesus of Nazareth—a Jesus for the non-religious. Spong challenges much of the traditional understanding that has for so long surrounded the Jesus of history, from the tale of his miraculous birth to a virgin, to the account of his cosmic ascension into the sky at the end of his life. Spong questions the historicity of the ideas that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, that he had twelve disciples, and that the miracle stories were meant to be descriptions of supernatural events.
He also speaks directly to those contemporary critics of Christianity who call God a "delusion" and who write letters to a "Christian nation" and describe how Christianity has become evil and destructive. Spong invites his readers to look at Jesus through the lens of both the Jewish scriptures and the liturgical life of the first-century synagogue. Dismissing the dispute about Jesus' nature that consumed the church's leadership for the first 500 years of Christian history as irrelevant, Spong proposes a new way of understanding the divinity of Christ: as the ultimate dimension of a fulfilled humanity. Traditional Christians who still cling to dated concepts of the past will not be comfortable with this book; however, skeptics of the twenty-first century will not be quite so certain that dismissing Jesus is the correct pathway to walk. Jesus for the Non-Religious may be the book that finally brings the pious and the secular into a meaningful dialogue, opening the door to a living Christianity in the post-Christian world.
A 37,000 Word Novella of the Soul-Linked Saga: When she was just twenty years old, Berta Simms had her life stolen from her. Kidnapped, stashed away in a lonely desert prison without even her reptilian captors for company, and forced because of her unique genetic heritage to bear a grotesque alien child, she is now in her eighties and bears deep and seemingly indelible scars on her body and on her heart. Then, miraculously, Berta is rescued from her desolate exile and brought to the idyllic planet of Jasan. There, she begins to find healing and a productive purpose to occupy her few remaining years, and is content, but not happy. Suddenly, Berta’s life is turned upside down once again when she discovers that, despite her advanced age, she is the Arima, destined soul mate, of the Falcoran brothers, a set of strikingly handsome and oh, so very sexy, triplets who shape-shift into enormous birds of prey. Joining with the Falcorans brings the promise of fulfilling her scarcely acknowledged dreams of love, restored youth, and incandescent passion, but also seems to embody her deepest fears of intimacy, being under the control of males, and having to face her long denied sexuality.
Which will she pick? What will be Berta’s Choice? Berta’s Choice is a 37,000 word novella from Laura Jo Phillips, the Amazon best-selling author of the “Soul-Linked Saga” which now extends to five full-length novels, and the “Orbs of Rathira” Trilogy, the first volume of which is now in print. While a continuation of the “Soul-Linked” story for its many thousands of fans, Berta’s Choice is also enjoyable as a stand-alone story for those who are new to Ms. Phillips’ work. Even presented in this shorter form, Berta’s Choice fully manifests the imagination, creativity, emotional insight, and soul-fired passion that has marked her earlier works. It is a treat for established fans and a delightful entre for new readers.
Originally published in 1940, this is Carl Crow's entertaining autobiography, the story of his more than 25 years of adventures and success in Shanghai during the tumultuous early decades of the 20th century. This book is a tale of East meets West set in the wild and heady days of inter-war China. It is an account of how two cultures clashed, bickering over business deals and social norms as they tried to find a way to live with each other.
The raw and as-insane-as-anticipated first novel from Frank Bill, author of Crimes in Southern Indiana The Donnybrook is a three-day bare-knuckle tournament held on a thousand-acre plot out in the sticks of southern Indiana. Twenty fighters. One wire-fence ring. Fight until only one man is left standing while a rowdy festival of onlookers—drunk and high on whatever's on offer—bet on the fighters.
Jarhead is a desperate man who'd do just about anything to feed his children. He's also the toughest fighter in southeastern Kentucky, and he's convinced that his ticket to a better life is one last fight with a cash prize so big it'll solve all his problems. Meanwhile, there's Chainsaw Angus—an undefeated master fighter who isn't too keen on getting his face punched anymore, so he and his sister, Liz, have started cooking meth. And they get in deep. So deep that Liz wants it all for herself, and she might just be ready to kill her brother for it. One more showdown to take place at the Donnybrook. As we travel through the backwoods to get to the Donnybrook, we meet a cast of nasty, ruined characters driven to all sorts of evil, all in the name of getting their fix—drugs, violence, sex, money, honor. Donnybrook is exactly the fearless, explosive, amphetamine-fueled journey you'd expect from Frank Bill's first novel . . . and then some.