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Phantom at the Funhouse

Phantom at the Funhouse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN: 168342509X
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Something creepy is lurking in the funhouse at the annual school carnival. Can the G.H.O.S.T. Squad solve the case in time so their school can raise the money it badly needs?

The Funhouse

The Funhouse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dean Koontz
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101634731
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Evil comes in frightening and familiar forms in this terrifying novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz. Once there was a girl who ran away and joined a traveling carnival. She married a man she grew to hate—and gave birth to a child she could never love. A child so monstrous that she killed it with her own hands... Twenty-five years later, Ellen Harper has a new life, a new husband, and two normal children—Joey loves monster movies and Amy is about to graduate from high school. But their mother drowns her secret guilt in alcohol and prayer. The time has come for Amy and Joey to pay for her sins, because the carnival is coming back to town...

Lost in the Funhouse

Lost in the Funhouse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bill Zehme
Editor: Delta
ISBN: 030742846X
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From renowned journalist Bill Zehme, author of the New York Times bestselling The Way You Wear Your Hat: Frank Sinatra and the Lost Art of Livin', comes the first full-fledged biography and the only complete story of the late comic genius Andy Kaufman. Based on six years of research, Andy's own unpublished, never-before-seen writings, and hundreds of interviews with family members, friends, and key players in Andy's endless charades, many of whom have become icons in their own right, Lost in the Funhouse takes us through the maze of Kaufman's mind and lets us sit deep behind his mad, dazzling blue eyes to see, firsthand, the fanciful landscape that was his life. Controversial, chaotic, splendidly surreal, and tragically brief--what a life it was. Andy Kaufman was often a mystery even to his closest friends. Remote, aloof, impossible to know, his internal world was a kaleidoscope of characters fighting for time on the outside. He was as much Andy Kaufman as he was Foreign Man (dank you veddy much), who became the lovably bashful Latka on the hit TV series Taxi. He was as much Elvis Presley as he was the repugnant Tony Clifton, a lounge singer from Vegas who hated any audience that came to see him and who seemed to hate Andy Kaufman even more. He was a contradiction, a paradox on every level, an artist in every sense of the word. During the comic boom of the seventies, when the world had begun to discover the prodigious talents of Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, John Belushi, Bill Murray, and so many others, Andy was simply doing what he had always done in his boyhood reveries. On the debut of Saturday Night Live, he stood nervously next to a phonograph that scratchily played the theme from Mighty Mouse. He fussed and fidgeted, waiting for his moment. When it came, he raised his hand and moved his mouth to the words "Here I come to save the day!" In that beautiful deliverance of pantomime before the millions of people for whom he had always dreamed about performing, Andy triumphed. He changed the face of comedy forever by lurching across boundaries that no one knew existed. He was the boy who made life his playground and never stopped playing, even when the games proved too dangerous for others. And in the end he would play alone, just as he had when it was all only beginning. In Lost in the Funhouse, Bill Zehme sorts through a life of disinformation put forth by a master of deception to uncover the motivation behind the manipulation. Magically entertaining, it is a singular biography matched only by its singular subject.

Lost in the Funhouse

Lost in the Funhouse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Barth
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 0804152500
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Lost in the Funhouse by John Barth Summary

Barth's lively, highly original collection of short pieces is a major landmark of experimental fiction. Though many of the stories gathered here were published separately, there are several themes common to them all, giving them new meaning in the context of this collection.

The Concept of Language in John Barth's "Lost in the Funhouse"

The Concept of Language in John Barth's Author: Mahi Nazari
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3346353176
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The Concept of Language in John Barth's "Lost in the Funhouse" by Mahi Nazari Summary

Essay from the year 2020 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: A, Islamic Azad University, language: English, abstract: This essay examines the concept of language used in John Barth's short story "Lost in the Funhouse". It starts off by giving a quick introductory overview over the author before proceeding to the analysis of the language used itself. A specific focus is therein put on the topic of how the language reflects postmodern self-reflexivity.


Funhouse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Diane Hoh
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453248110
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Funhouse by Diane Hoh Summary

A high schooler suspects that a tragic roller coaster crash wasn’t an accident If it weren’t for the Boardwalk, the small town of Santa Luisa might disappear altogether. The amusement park employs half the town’s workers, pulls in tourists, and gives teenagers like Tess Landers someplace to hang out on the weekends. Tess is eating a hot dog when the Boardwalk’s roller coaster—the Devil’s Elbow—jumps the track, hangs for a moment in the air, and then plummets to the ground. One of Tess’s classmates is dead on impact, two are forever maimed, and over twenty others are taken to the hospital. It’s the worst tragedy Santa Luisa has ever seen, but it’s only the beginning. As people rush to help, Tess spies a black-suited figure running away from the crowd. The crash was no accident. Five more teens will suffer before the killer is through, and Tess may be about to put herself on the list of victims. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Diane Hoh including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.


FUNHOUSE OF HORRORS Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jazan Wild
Editor: Carnival Comics
ISBN: 1627766227
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FUNHOUSE OF HORRORS by Jazan Wild Summary

“Love a good ghost story? So do I... or at least I did until my life became one. My name is Stone and this is my story. Let me take you on a trip back to when I had only one voice in my head, MY OWN!” And with just those few words the doors to the Funhouse Of Horrors opened to the world. Young Jacob, while on a family picnic, stumbles upon an old abandoned house in the woods just a week before Halloween. The wretched dwelling is being prepared to be used as a one-night only Haunted House! A strange worker, known only as Ole Scratch, sees Jacob 'Jake' Stone and gives him a book with two tickets inside that change his life — or what's left of it after the ghosts are done with him! And the ghosts are NEVER done with Jake. As he grows, so does the terror. Deciding that the ghouls and goblins are never going to take a hint, and leave him to rest in peace, Jake Stone decides to become a ghost writer. It would seem that the living impaired have a lot to say. Yet legend has it, that all who read Stone’s tales of woe, begin to see the dead everywhere they go! Enter if you dare... into the Funhouse of Horrors! "CARNIVAL COMICS" and "FUNHOUSE OF HORRORS" are Registered Trademarks.

Fun Home

Fun Home Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alison Bechdel
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547347006
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Fun Home by Alison Bechdel Summary

In this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the "Fun Home." It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve.

David Foster Wallace and "The Long Thing"

David Foster Wallace and Author: Marshall Boswell
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628928913
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David Foster Wallace and "The Long Thing" by Marshall Boswell Summary

Of the twelve books David Foster Wallace published both during his lifetime and posthumously, only three were novels. Nevertheless, Wallace always thought of himself primarily as a novelist. From his college years at Amherst, when he wrote his first novel as part of a creative honors thesis, to his final days, Wallace was buried in a novel project, which he often referred to as "the Long Thing." Meanwhile, the short stories and journalistic assignments he worked on during those years he characterized as "playing hooky from a certain Larger Thing." Wallace was also a specific kind of novelist, devoted to producing a specific kind of novel, namely the omnivorous, culture-consuming "encyclopedic" novel, as described in 1976 by Edward Mendelson in a ground-breaking essay on Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow. David Foster Wallace and "The Long Thing" is a state-of-the art guide through Wallace's three major works, including the generation-defining Infinite Jest. These essays provide fresh new readings of each of Wallace's novels as well as thematic essays that trace out patterns and connections across the three works. Most importantly, the collection includes six chapters on Wallace's unfinished novel, The Pale King, which will prove to be foundational for future scholars of this important text.

Fortune Funhouse

Fortune Funhouse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jana DeLeon
Editor: Jana DeLeon
ISBN: 1940270774
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Fortune Funhouse by Jana DeLeon Summary

Death is a roller coaster. The traveling carnival has made its stop in Sinful and everyone is ready for thrilling rides, challenging games, and most importantly, funnel cake. But when a man is murdered in the funhouse and Emmaline LeBlanc is knocked unconscious so the killer can escape, the good times are over. Carter is beside himself wanting to hunt down the man responsible for putting his mother in the hospital, but he can’t investigate when he’s related to one of the victims. Palmer Reed was well known as a boy by most everyone in Sinful for being a sneak, a liar, and sometimes a thief. As an adult, he continued his reign of underachieving and mostly making people angry wherever he went. Now he’s a state police detective and is assigned to the case, but Fortune knows that to get Carter the answers he needs, Swamp Team 3 has to take on the investigation. As they dig deep into the confusion and lies that surround the murder, they uncover a secret that could devastate Carter and Emmaline, but Fortune is determined to discover the truth…whatever that may be.

Narcissistic Narrative

Narcissistic Narrative Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Linda Hutcheon
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554589088
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Narcissistic Narrative by Linda Hutcheon Summary

Linda Hutcheon, in this original study, examines the modes, forms and techniques of narcissistic fiction, that is, fiction which includes within itself some sort of commentary on its own narrative and/or linguistic nature. Her analysis is further extended to discuss the implications of such a development for both the theory of the novel and reading theory. Having placed this phenomenon in its historical context Linda Hutcheon uses the insights of various reader-response theories to explore the “paradox” created by metafiction: the reader is, at the same time, co-creator of the self-reflexive text and distanced from it because of its very self-reflexiveness. She illustrates her analysis through the works of novelists such as Fowles, Barth, Nabokov, Calvino, Borges, Carpentier, and Aquin. For the paperback edition of this important book a preface has been added which examines developments since first publication. Narcissistic Narrative was selected by Choice as one of the outstanding academic books for 1981–1982.

Little Lies

Little Lies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: H Hunting,Helena Hunting
Editor: Helena Hunting
ISBN: 1989185134
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Little Lies by H Hunting,Helena Hunting Summary

I don’t want you. You mean nothing to me. I never loved you. I turned my words into swords. And I cut her down. Shoved the blade in and watched her fall. I said I’d never hurt her and I did. Years later I’m faced with all the little lies, the untruths, the false realities, the damage I inflicted when all I wanted was to indulge in my obsession. Lavender Waters is the princess in the tower. Even her name is the thing fairy tales are made of. I used to be the one who saved her. Over and over again. But I don’t want to save her anymore. I just want to pretend the lies are still the truth. *Little Lies is a 105k standalone new adult romance.


Empowered Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah Banet-Weiser
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 1478002778
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Empowered by Sarah Banet-Weiser Summary

In Empowered Sarah Banet-Weiser examines the deeply entwined relationship between popular feminism and popular misogyny as it plays out in advertising, online and multimedia platforms, and nonprofit and commercial campaigns. Examining feminist discourses that emphasize self-confidence, body positivity, and individual achievement alongside violent misogynist phenomena such as revenge porn, toxic geek masculinity, and men's rights movements, Banet-Weiser traces how popular feminism and popular misogyny are co-constituted. From Black Girls Code and the Always #LikeAGirl campaign to GamerGate and the 2016 presidential election, Banet-Weiser shows how popular feminism is met with a misogynistic backlash of mass harassment, assault, and institutional neglect. In so doing, she contends that popular feminism's problematic commitment to visibility limits its potential and collective power.

A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies

A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. Boswell,S. Burn
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137078340
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A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies by M. Boswell,S. Burn Summary

Criticism of the work of David Foster Wallace has tended to be atomistic, focusing on a single aspect of individual works. A Companion to the Work of David Foster Wa ll ace is designed as a professional study of all of Wallace's creative work. This volume includes both thematic essays and focused examinations of each of his major works of fiction.

The Palgrave Handbook of Comparative North American Literature

The Palgrave Handbook of Comparative North American Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R. Nischik
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137413905
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The Palgrave Handbook of Comparative North American Literature by R. Nischik Summary

A first of its kind, The Palgrave Handbook of Comparative North American Literature provides an overview of Comparative North American Literature, a cutting-edge discipline. Contributors make important interventions into multiculturalism in North America and into U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada border literatures.

Existentialist Engagement in Wallace, Eggers and Foer

Existentialist Engagement in Wallace, Eggers and Foer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Allard den Dulk
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628923342
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Existentialist Engagement in Wallace, Eggers and Foer by Allard den Dulk Summary

The novels of David Foster Wallace, Dave Eggers and Jonathan Safran Foer are increasingly regarded as representing a new trend, an 'aesthetic sea change' in contemporary American literature. 'Post-postmodernism' and 'New Sincerity' are just two of the labels that have been attached to this trend. But what do these labels mean? What characterizes and connects these novels? Den Dulk shows that the connection between these works lies in their shared philosophical dimension. On the one hand, they portray excessive self-reflection and endless irony as the two main problems of contemporary Western life. On the other hand, the novels embody an attempt to overcome these problems: sincerity, reality-commitment and community are portrayed as the virtues needed to achieve a meaningful life. This shared philosophical dimension is analyzed by viewing the novels in light of the existentialist philosophies of Søren Kierkegaard, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Albert Camus.

How to Write Killer Fiction

How to Write Killer Fiction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carolyn Wheat
Editor: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1564747050
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How to Write Killer Fiction by Carolyn Wheat Summary

Writing is all about creating an experience for the reader. Whether you're giving them a brain-teasing puzzle or an adrenaline-soaked emotional roller coaster-ride, this book helps you shape your fiction to create maximum enjoyment for your readers. Now you can learn the craft directly from one of the most respected contemporary writers in the field, Carolyn What, winner of multitudinous awards and nominations. What knows what editors want, and shows you how to achieve your writing an publishing goals. How To Write Killer Fiction is a handbook that no writer of mystery or suspense can afford to be without.

Batman: Five Riddles for Robin

Batman: Five Riddles for Robin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Dahl
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 1434265870
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Batman: Five Riddles for Robin by Michael Dahl Summary

BATMAN has been kidnapped by the RIDDLER! The crook has left behind one of his infamous riddles, addressed to ROBIN. If ROBIN can solve the puzzle, he will locate the CAPED CRUSADER. But that first riddle leads to another. Then the RIDDLER turns off all the lights in GOTHAM CITY. What, ROBIN wonders, is the point? When will the riddles end? If the BOY WONDER cannot find his partner by the next sunrise, BATMAN will be gone forever.

The Egyptian Enchantment

The Egyptian Enchantment Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dan Metcalf
Editor: Darby Creek ™
ISBN: 1512468096
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The Egyptian Enchantment by Dan Metcalf Summary

Welcome to the British Museum, home to Lottie Lipton: nine-year-old investigator extraordinaire! When Lottie reads a magic spell that brings some mischievous Egyptian statues to life, the museum ends up in a complete mess! Can Lottie and her friends track them down before they destroy the whole museum?