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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)

Written By: Suzanne Collins
  • ID Book : 1338635182
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 528
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 483
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : the-ballad-of-songbirds-and-snakes.pdf

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Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price. It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute. The odds are against him. He's been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined - every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute . . . and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.

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Shakespeare for Squirrels

By Christopher Moore
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062434063
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 634
  • File Pdf: shakespeare-for-squirrels.pdf

Book Summary:

New York Times Bestseller! Shakespeare meets Dashiell Hammett in this wildly entertaining murder mystery from New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore—an uproarious, hardboiled take on the Bard’s most performed play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, featuring Pocket, the hero of Fool and The Serpent of Venice, along with his sidekick, Drool, and pet monkey, Jeff. Set adrift by his pirate crew, Pocket of Dog Snogging—last seen in The Serpent of Venice—washes up on the sun-bleached shores of Greece, where he hopes to dazzle the Duke with his comedic brilliance and become his trusted fool. But the island is in turmoil. Egeus, the Duke’s minister, is furious that his daughter Hermia is determined to marry Demetrius, instead of Lysander, the man he has chosen for her. The Duke decrees that if, by the time of the wedding, Hermia still refuses to marry Lysander, she shall be executed . . . or consigned to a nunnery. Pocket, being Pocket, cannot help but point out that this decree is complete bollocks, and that the Duke is an egregious weasel for having even suggested it. Irritated by the fool’s impudence, the Duke orders his death. With the Duke’s guards in pursuit, Pocket makes a daring escape. He soon stumbles into the wooded realm of the fairy king Oberon, who, as luck would have it, IS short a fool. His jester Robin Goodfellow—the mischievous sprite better known as Puck—was found dead. Murdered. Oberon makes Pocket an offer he can’t refuse: he will make Pocket his fool and have his death sentence lifted if Pocket finds out who killed Robin Goodfellow. But as anyone who is even vaguely aware of the Bard’s most performed play ever will know, nearly every character has a motive for wanting the mischievous sprite dead. With too many suspects and too little time, Pocket must work his own kind of magic to find the truth, save his neck, and ensure that all ends well. A rollicking tale of love, magic, madness, and murder, Shakespeare for Squirrels is a Midsummer Night’s noir—a wicked and brilliantly funny good time conjured by the singular imagination of Christopher Moore.

So Lucky

By Dawn O’Porter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0008126089
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 617
  • File Pdf: so-lucky.pdf

Book Summary:

*Dawn O’Porter’s brand new novel, CAT LADY, is available to pre-order now! * *The Sunday Times bestseller and Richard and Judy Book Club pick* ‘A total joy’ Matt Haig ‘Unputdownable’ Marian Keyes

鳴鳥與游蛇之歌(飢餓遊戲前傳)

By 蘇珊.柯林斯(Suzanne Collins)
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 大塊文化
  • Isbn : 986554900X
  • Pages : 688
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 562
  • File Pdf: 鳴鳥與游蛇之歌-飢餓遊戲前傳.pdf

Book Summary:

史諾成魔之路,學舌鳥聲聲不息 《飢餓遊戲三部曲》在台暢銷30萬套 精采前傳書迷必收! 為了讓施惠國的公民記取戰爭教訓而舉辦的飢餓遊戲,即將迎來第十屆。不僅被抽中的貢品要以孤注一擲的決心贏得比賽,連出身都城世家的學生也將擔任導師,與他們的貢品合作,贏得比賽、獲得榮耀,以及遠大前程。 十八歲的科利奧蘭納斯.史諾,期待成為最有競爭力的貢品的導師。史諾家族曾經輝煌,但在戰後家道中落。如今,房子的稅金、家人的命運取決於科利奧蘭納斯能否比他的同學更聰穎、更有謀略,指導貢品贏得飢餓遊戲。 但局勢一開始就對科利奧蘭納斯非常不利,他被分配到的貢品,是劣等中的劣等,來自施惠國最窮困的第十二區的瘦弱女孩,露西.葛蕾。她身穿彩虹褶裙,帶著一尾蛇參加抽籤典禮,在眾人面前放蛇咬人…… 在競技場裡,眼看有一場生死決鬥,科利奧蘭納斯所做的每一個抉擇都可能讓露西.葛蕾走向勝利或毀滅。沒有退路,他們倆的命運完全糾纏在一起,他開始同情他那個在劫難逃的貢品……他必須衡量自己的需求、遵循遊戲的規則、抗拒內心的欲望,無論付出何等代價都要讓他們倆活下去。

Hunger Games 4-Book Digital Collection (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes)

By Suzanne Collins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 1338715259
  • Pages : 1712
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 851
  • File Pdf: hunger-games-4-book-digital-collection.pdf

Book Summary:

This digital collection includes all three books in Suzanne Collins's internationally bestselling Hunger Games trilogy together with The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV...And the odds are against all who play.With all four of Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games novels in one digital collection, you can step into the world of Panem with the 10th annual Hunger Games, and continue all the way to the electrifying conclusion.

Emotional Ethics of The Hunger Games

By Tarja Laine
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 3030673340
  • Pages : 196
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 521
  • File Pdf: emotional-ethics-of-the-hunger-games.pdf

Book Summary:

Emotional Ethics of The Hunger Games expands the ‘ethical turn’ in Film Studies by analysing emotions as a source of ethical knowledge in The Hunger Games films. It argues that emotions, incorporated in the thematic and aesthetic organization of these films, reflect a crisis in moral standards. As such they cultivate ethical attitudes towards such phenomena as totalitarianism, the culture of reality television, and the society of spectacle. The focus of the argument is on cinematic aesthetics, which expresses emotions in a way that highlights their ethical significance, running the gamut from fear through guilt and shame, to love, anger and contempt. The central claim of the book is that these emotions are symptomatic of some moral conflict, which renders The Hunger Games franchise a meaningful commentary on the affective practice of cinematic ethics. ‘’The Hunger Games movies have become iconic symbols for resistance across the globe. Tarja Laine proposes that this is not caused by their status as exciting cinematic spectacles, but by their engaging our emotions. Laine uses The Hunger Games as key texts for understanding our world, demonstrating that ethics do not originate from rational considerations, far removed from those mucky things called emotions. But rather that emotions are at the core of cinematic ethics.” —William Brown, Author of Supercinema: Film-Philosophy for the Digital Age ‘’In this elegantly written exploration of the relationship between aesthetics and emotion in The Hunger Gamestrilogy, Tarja Laine illuminates the power of film to embody ethical conflict. Deftly interweaving film-philosophy and close analysis, Laine traces how these films mobilise complex emotions, nuancing our thinking about cinema and the spectator. Laine’s book takes The Hunger Games films seriously, demonstrating with verve why they matter.” —Catherine Wheatley, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, King’s College London, UK ''In this fresh, engaging, and insightful study of The Hunger Games film trilogy, Tarja Laine explores the crucial role that emotions play in appreciation of the ethical qualities of the movies. She forges productive dialogues between a range of film theory, scholarship on moral philosophy, and debates on ethics, as she performs a multi-layered investigation of the aesthetic qualities of the trilogy, the multiple emotions embodied in these qualities, and the philosophical-ethical insights that are in turn embedded in these emotions. The cinematic connection between emotions and ethics that emerges through Laine’s detailed textual analyses confronts us with complex moral dilemmas while enriching our aesthetic experience.'' —Sarah Cooper, Professor, Film Studies Department, King's College London, UK

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2022

By Sarah Janssen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1510766553
  • Pages : 1008
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 737
  • File Pdf: the-world-almanac-and-book-of-facts-2022.pdf

Book Summary:

A 2021 USA Today Bestseller! Get thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource: business, the arts and pop culture, science and technology, U.S. history and government, world geography, sports, and so much more. The World Almanac® is America’s bestselling reference book of all time, with more than 83 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for school, library, business, and home. The 2022 edition of The World Almanac reviews the biggest events of 2021 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs effortlessly. Features include: Special Feature: Coronavirus Status Report: A special section provides up-to-the-minute information about the world’s largest public health crisis in at least a century. Statistical data and graphics across dozens of chapters show how the pandemic continues to affect the economy, work, family life, education, and culture. Special Feature: 20 Years in Afghanistan: The World Almanac provides history, data, and other context for the end of America's longest war and the future of Afghanistan and its people. 2021—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2021. 2021—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the Olympic Games in Tokyo and the sports world's ongoing adaptations to the coronavirus pandemic, and much more. 2021—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2021, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2021—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2021, from news and sports to pop culture. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Memorable Recent Sports Scandals: From a trash-can banging, sign-stealing scandal to the doping of horses and humans, World Almanac editors select some of the sports world's biggest black marks from the last 20 years. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. The Biden Administration: Complete coverage of the presidential transition in Washington, DC, including cabinet-level leadership and the filling of other key administration roles. Other New Highlights: First data available from the 2020 Census, congressional appropriation and redistricting, and much more.

Publishers Weekly Book Publishing Almanac 2022

By Publishers Weekly
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1510768904
  • Pages : 768
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 207
  • File Pdf: publishers-weekly-book-publishing-almanac-2022.pdf

Book Summary:

Announcing the first edition of Publishers Weekly Book Publishing Almanac 2022. Designed to help authors, editors, agents, publicists, and anyone else working in book publishing understand the changing landscape of book publishing, it is an essential reference for anyone who works in the industry. Written by industry veterans and co-published with Publishers Weekly magazine, here is the first-ever book to offer a comprehensive view of how modern book publishing works. It offers history and context, as well as up-to-the-minute information for anyone interested in working in the field and for authors looking to succeed with a publisher or by self-publishing. You’ll find here information on: Finding an agent Self-publishing Amazon Barnes & Noble and other book chains Independent bookstores Special sales (non-traditional book markets) Distribution Foreign markets Publicity, Marketing, Advertising Subsidiary rights Book production E-books and audiobooks Diversity, equity, and inclusion across the industry And more! Whether you’re a seasoned publishing professional, just starting out in the business, or simply interested in how book publishing works, the Publishers Weekly Book Publishing Almanac will be an annual go-to reference guide and an essential, authoritative resource that will make that knowledge accessible to a broad audience. Featuring original essays from and interviews with some of the industry's most insightful and innovative voices along with highlights of PW's news coverage over the last year, the Publishers Weekly Book Publishing Almanac is an indispensable guide for publishers, editors, agents, publicists, authors and anyone who wants better to understand this business, its history, and its mysteries.

Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

By Gary Westfahl
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1440866171
  • Pages : 766
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 566
  • File Pdf: science-fiction-literature-through-history.pdf

Book Summary:

This book provides high school and undergraduate students, and other interested readers, with a comprehensive survey of science fiction history and numerous essays addressing major science fiction topics, authors, works, and subgenres written by a distinguished scholar. This encyclopedia deals with written science fiction in all of its forms, not only novels and short stories but also mediums often ignored in other reference books, such as plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels. Some science fiction films, television programs, and video games are also mentioned, particularly when they are relevant to written texts. Its focus is on science fiction in the English language, though due attention is given to international authors whose works have been frequently translated into English. Since science fiction became a recognized genre and greatly expanded in the 20th century, works published in the 20th and 21st centuries are most frequently discussed, though important earlier works are not neglected. The texts are designed to be helpful to numerous readers, ranging from students first encountering science fiction to experienced scholars in the field. Provides readers with information about written science fiction in all its forms—novels, stories, plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels Includes original interviews with major writers like Ted Chiang, Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Connie Willis that are not available elsewhere Features numerous sidebars with additional data about various subjects and key passages from several classic works Includes hundreds of bibliographies of sources that provide additional information on various specific topics and the genre of science fiction as a whole

A Place Called District 12

By Thomas W. Paradis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476645736
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 834
  • File Pdf: a-place-called-district-12.pdf

Book Summary:

When creating her post-apocalyptic world of The Hunger Games, author Suzanne Collins drew from various real-world history and geography, particularly from Appalachia, which is reflected in the culture and location of District 12. With the release of her 2019 prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Collins brought readers deeper into Appalachia's extraordinary cultural diversity and its storied musical traditions. This book provides a tour of human geography, history and culture that establishes the foundation for the saga's novels and films. Told from the expertise of a geographer, it explores how place can shape culture, how social and geographical concepts intersect and how these ideas apply to The Hunger Games. Specifically, the work explores the idea of "home," and how attachment to a place is strengthened through landscape, geography and song.

Passages through Enclosures and the Spacetime Continuum in English and American Science Fiction

By Iren Boyarkina
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1527579409
  • Pages : 150
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 154
  • File Pdf: passages-through-enclosures-and-the-spacetime-continuum-in-english-and-american-science-fiction.pdf

Book Summary:

This book focuses on the analysis of various passages across enclosures and the spacetime continuum in science fiction literature. It provides a rich arsenal of analytical instruments for the study of these very popular concepts in the genre of science fiction, and synthesizes current practical and theoretical approaches in science fiction written by active researchers and practitioners in this field. Taking this into consideration, this book will serve as a bedrock to help educators, researchers and students to conduct their research in the field of literature in general and in science fiction in particular. The volume brings together cutting-edge research in the fields of narrative analysis, literary and linguistic analysis, quantum physics, and astrophysics, among others, while the complexity and novelty of the eight essays gathered here offer fresh views on the topic and will stimulate the intellectual curiosity of various readers across different fields of research.

Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s

By Richard A. Hall
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1440868131
  • Pages : 261
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 847
  • File Pdf: pop-goes-the-decade.pdf

Book Summary:

Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s comprehensively examines popular culture in the 2000s, placing the culture of the decade in historical context and showing how it not only reflected but also influenced its times. Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s starts with a timeline of major historical pop culture events of the 2000s, followed by an introduction describing what the U.S. was like at the beginning of the new millennium and how it would change throughout the decade. Next come chapters broken down by medium: television, sports, music, movies, literature, technology, media, and fashion and art. A chapter on controversies in popular culture is followed by a chapter on game-changers, featuring 20 individuals who made a major impact on the U.S. in the 2000s. Finally, a conclusion shows the impact that pop culture in the 2000s has had on the U.S. in the years since. This volume serves as a comprehensive resource for high school and college students studying popular culture in the 2000s. It provides a summary of total impact, plus specific insights into each individual topic. It also includes a wide swath of the scholarship produced on the subject to date. Covers the people, events, and ideas whose impact is still felt in the years since the 2000s, rather than simply telling the history of a decade Offers a detailed understanding of the variety of strands composing the culture of the decade Covers the personalities who helped to shape the decade Suggests areas of further exploration for students of popular culture

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