Download or read book The Pilo Family Circus written by Will Elliott and published by Underland Press. This book was released on 2019-05-07 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "You have two days to pass your audition. You better pass it, feller. You're joining the circus. Ain't that the best news you ever got?" Delivered by a trio of psychotic clowns, this ultimatum plunges Jamie into the horrific alternate universe that is the centuries-old Pilo Family Circus, a borderline world between Hell and Earth from which humankind's greatest tragedies have been perpetrated. Yet in this place--peopled by the gruesome, grotesque, and monstrous--where violence and savagery are the norm, Jamie finds that his worst enemy is himself. When he applies the white face paint, he is transformed into JJ, the most vicious clown of all. And JJ wants Jamie dead! Echoes of Lovecraft, Bret Easton Ellis, Chuck Palahniuk, and early Stephen King resound through the pages of this magical, gleefully macabre work nominated as Best Novel by the International Horror Guild.
Download or read book The Pilo Family Circus written by Will Elliott and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-05-26 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You have two days to pass your audition. You better pass it, feller. You're joining the circus. Ain't that the best news you ever got? The Pilo Family Circus is recruiting and whether he likes it or not, Jamie is auditioning. He never dreamed of running away to join the circus, but you just don't say no to a troupe of exuberantly sadistic clowns out headhunting. Darkly funny and gleefully macabre, The Pilo Family Circus follows Jamie's furious descent into the nightmare world of a centuries-old carnival where amid the acrobats, clowns, dwarves, freaks and fortunetellers, you may lose more than just your way . . .
Download or read book The Pilo Family Circus written by Will Elliott and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Pilo Traveling Show written by Will Elliott and published by Resurrection House. This book was released on 2015-09-15 with total page 181 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jamie is rebuilding his life after his previous escape from the Pilo Family Circus, with no memories of the circus besides the clown outfit in his cupboard. Far below, as the circus stirs back to life, Jamie finds himself filled with urges to be a clown again (making inappropriate jokes at work, an urge to put on his clown outfit, etc.) He also finds that his friends and family do not trust him, because of that night he was found by police in a clown suit with blood on his shoes, and no memory of what happened. But there are those who do remember what happened. As the circus rebuilds itself, seeking out past performers and enslaving new cast members, Jamie finds himself drawn back into the dark world of the diabolic big top. But this time, the clown paint has no effect on him. His evil twin — JJ — is dead and buried. Jamie believes there is no way to bring back that twisted side of himself. That is, until the body is found and reanimated . . .
Download or read book Circus, Science and Technology written by Anna-Sophie Jürgens and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-06-22 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the circus as a site in and through which science and technology are represented in popular culture. Across eight chapters written by leading scholars – from fields as varied as performance and circus studies, art, media and cultural history, and engineering – the book discusses to what extent the engineering of circus and performing bodies can be understood as a strategy to promote awe, how technological inventions have shaped circus and the cultures it helps constitute, and how much of a mutual shaping this is. What kind of cultural and aesthetic effects does engineering in circus contexts achieve? How do technological inventions and innovations impact on the circus? How does the link between circus and technology manifest in representations and interpretations – imaginaries – of the circus in other media and popular culture? Circus, Science and Technology examines the ways circus can provide a versatile frame for interpreting our relationship with technology.
|Author||: Cynthia Orr|
|Release Date||: 2013-04-23|
|Pages||: 645 pages|
|Rating||: 4.6/5 (16 download)|
Download or read book Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 7th Edition written by Cynthia Orr and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-04-23 with total page 645 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres. • Provides an outstanding introduction to readers' advisory service, updated to reflect changing trends in popular reading • Serves as a textbook or supplementary text for classes regarding popular reading, readers' advisory service, or reference • Helps readers' advisors identify read-alikes for patrons' favorite titles
Download or read book The Pilo Traveling Show written by Will Elliott and published by Underland Press. This book was released on 2019-05-07 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jamie has escaped the Pilo Family Circus, with no memories of the terrible things that happened. All that remains is the clown outfit in his cupboard, and a lingering urge to do inappropriate things. An urge that is getting harder and harder to ignore . . .
Download or read book Social Beings, Future Belongings written by Anna Tsalapatanis and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-04-29 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Social Beings, Future Belongings is a collection of sociological essays that address an increasingly relevant matter: what does belonging look like in the twenty-first century? The book critically explores the concept of belonging and how it can respond to contemporary problems in not only the traditional domains of citizenship and migration, but also in detention practices, queer and feminist politics, Australian literature and fashion, technology, housing and rituals. Drawing on examples from Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States, each topic is examined as a different kind of problem for the future – as a toil, an intensity or a promise. Ultimately, the collection argues that creating new ways to belong in contemporary times means reimagining the traditional terms on which belonging can happen, as well as the social itself. Read on their own, each chapter presents a compelling case study and develops a set of critical tools for encountering the empirical, epistemological and ontological challenges we face today. Read together, they present a diverse imagination that is capable of answering the question of belonging in, to and with the future. Social Beings, Future Belongings shows how belonging is not a static and universal state, but a contingent, emergent and ongoing future-oriented set of practices. Balancing empirical and theoretical work, this book will appeal to researchers, students and practitioners alike.
|Author||: Catherine Spooner|
|Publisher||: Cambridge History of the G|
|Release Date||: 2021-08-19|
|Pages||: 555 pages|
|Rating||: 4.1/5 (84 download)|
Download or read book The Cambridge History of the Gothic: Volume 3, Gothic in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries written by Catherine Spooner and published by Cambridge History of the G. This book was released on 2021-08-19 with total page 555 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first volume to provide an interdisciplinary, comprehensive history of twentieth and twenty-first century Gothic culture.
Download or read book The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature written by Kevin Corstorphine and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-11-07 with total page 534 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This handbook examines the use of horror in storytelling, from oral traditions through folklore and fairy tales to contemporary horror fiction. Divided into sections that explore the origins and evolution of horror fiction, the recurrent themes that can be seen in horror, and ways of understanding horror through literary and cultural theory, the text analyses why horror is so compelling, and how we should interpret its presence in literature. Chapters explore historical horror aspects including ancient mythology, medieval writing, drama, chapbooks, the Gothic novel, and literary Modernism and trace themes such as vampires, children and animals in horror, deep dark forests, labyrinths, disability, and imperialism. Considering horror via postmodern theory, evolutionary psychology, postcolonial theory, and New Materialism, this handbook investigates issues of gender and sexuality, race, censorship and morality, environmental studies, and literary versus popular fiction.
|Author||: B. S. Ruoss|
|Publisher||: Xlibris Corporation|
|Release Date||: 2020-03-09|
|Pages||: 116 pages|
|Rating||: 4.7/5 (96 download)|
Download or read book The Subject of Schizophrenia - All You Want to Know About the Illness written by B. S. Ruoss and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2020-03-09 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Subject of Schizophrenia is an informative guidebook for those struggling with schizophrenia by helping them to understand what the illness entails, by giving them the knowledge they need to help build a more healthy and productive life. The book can also be a valuable resource for those who are interested in the subject of schizophrenia.
Download or read book 100 Must-read Fantasy Novels written by Nick Rennison and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2009-09-28 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fantasy is one of the most visible genres in popular culture - we see the creation of magical and imagined worlds and characters in every type of media, with very strong fan bases in tow. This latest guide in the successful Bloomsbury Must-Read series covers work from a wide range of authors: Tolkien, Philip Pullman, Terry Pratchett, Michael Moorcock, Rudyard Kipling and C.S Lewis to very contemporary writers such as Garth Nix and Steven Erikson. If you want to expand your range of reading or deepen your understanding of this genre, this is the best place to start.
Download or read book World's End written by Will Elliott and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Loyalty comes at a price . . . Vous has ascended to godhood and Eric and Aziel return to the castle to defeat the Arch Mage. The sky dragons offer Eric a throne, and objects of great power - but what do they want in return? Meanwhile, at World's End, the haiyens have made contact. They say they have come to help, but is it possible they have another agenda? The climax of the Pendulum Trilogy, a visionary work of imaginative fantasy from one of genre fiction's most exciting new voices.
Download or read book Shadow written by Will Elliott and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-07-05 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second book in the Pendulum Trilogy, a visionary work of imaginative fantasy from one of genre fiction's most exciting new voices. Eric and Case came to the world of Levaal through a door in an old railway arch, and it wasn't long before they found themselves caught up in the war to control this strange land. But the Wall at World's End, which once divided Levaal, has been brought down. Eric and his companions are forced to flee from the Tormentors, the dreadful creatures that poured through the breach, and there are rumours that one of the great dragons has escaped its sky prison. But there is even more to fear, for the transformation into a god of Vous, Friend and Lord of the world, is almost complete, and a being called Shadow who looks remarkably like Eric is wandering Levaal with great power but no purpose it yet understands. The end might be coming faster than anyone thinks.
Download or read book Sold by the Millions written by Louise Lightfoot and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2011-12-08 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Australian genre fiction writers have successfully exploited the Australian landscape and peoples and as a result their books are today “sold by the millions” across boundaries. They have created stories that are imaginative, visionary, and diverse. They appeal to local and international readerships and, most importantly, are thoroughly entertaining, thus making them a strong presence in the popular fiction bazaar. Sold by the Millions: Australia’s Bestsellers is the first collection to concentrate on Australia’s best-selling material that forms the armchair reading of many Australians. Leading experts of popular fiction provide introspective pieces on Romance, Horror, Crime, Science Fiction, Western, Comics, Travel, Sports and Children’s writing so that a wholesome picture emerges of the wide range of reading and research options available for scholars.
Download or read book The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 19 written by Stephen Jones and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-08-04 with total page 565 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here is the latest edition of the world's premier annual showcase of horror and dark fantasy fiction. It features some of the very best short stories and novellas by today's masters of the macabre - including Neil Gaiman, Brian Keene, Elizabeth Massie, Glen Hirshberg, Peter Atkins and Tanith Lee. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror also features the most comprehensive yearly overview of horror around the world, lists of useful contact addresses and a fascinating necrology. It is the one book that is required reading for every fan of macabre fiction. PRAISE FOR THE SERIES 'Well-crafted celebration of a continuously inventive genre' SFX Magazine 'The must-have annual anthology for horror fans.' Time Out 'An essential volume for horror readers.' Locus 'In an age where genre fiction is often just reheated pastiche, the Best New Horror series continues to break from the herd, consistently raising the bar of quality and ingenuity.' Rue Morgue 'Brilliantly edited and most instructively introduced by legendary anthologist Stephen Jones.' Realms of Fantasy 'One of horror's best.' Publishers Weekly
Download or read book The Pendulum Trilogy written by Will Elliott and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-02-26 with total page 1280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Including The Pilgrim, Shadow and World's End, the Pendulum Trilogy is a visionary work of imaginative fantasy from one of genre fiction's most exciting new voices. In Levaal, the world between worlds, a dark age has come. The gods struggle to contain eight terrible dragons, restless in their sky prisons, while Vous, the people's 'friend and lord', descends into madness. When a small red door appears in a graffiti-clad train bridge, journalist Eric Albright and his friend, the homeless drunk Stuart Case, give no thought to what may be on the other side. Now they will discover why some doors should not be opened . . .