In the story To Serve Man by Damon Knight, there are some mysterious creatures that randomly appeared on earth. The creatures are called the Kanamits, they are about 9 foot tall. They told the humans that they were moving to planet earth and showing us their advanced technology. This technology they claim they have, it apparently ends hunger, energy shortages, and nuclear proliferation. Everyone is starting to trust and believe the Kanamits, besides this one guy, he tries everything and asks everyone to see what that book symbol says.
The popular Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland has been serving devoted regulars for decades, but behind the staffs professional smiles simmer tensions, heartaches and grudges from decades of bustling restaurant life.Owner Jimmy Han has ambitions for a new high-end fusion place, hoping to eclipse his late fathers homely establishment. Jimmys older brother, Johnny, is more concerned with restoring the dignity of the family name than his faltering relationship with his own teenage daughter, Annie. Nan and Ah-Jack, longtime Duck House employees, yearn to turn their thirty-year friendship into something more, while Nans son, Pat, struggles to stay out of trouble. When disaster strikes and Pat and Annie find themselves in a dangerous game that means tragedy for the Duck House, their families must finally confront the conflicts and loyalties simmering beneath the red and gold lanterns..
From the heart of a greedy world, hungry for materialism, Poe has thrown himself into dreams. Smothered by the American atmosphere, he wrote at the head of Eureka : “I offer this book to those who have put their faith in dreams as in the only realities. So it was an admirable protest; he was and he did it in his own way, in his own way. The author who, in the Colloquium between Monos and Una, releases torrents his contempt and his disgust on democracy, progress and civilization, this author is the same who, to remove credulity, to delight the idleness of his people, has most energetically posited human sovereignty and most ingeniously crafted ducks the most flattering for the pride of modern man. Caught in this light, Poe appears to me like an idiot who wants to make his master blush.
In the autumn of 1560 Arnaud du Tilh was executed in front of the house, deep in southern France, where he had lived for the past three years. He had been found guilty of impersonating one Martin Guerre, a local man who had walked out of his marriage and life in the village over ten years previously, and had not been heard of since. Du Tilh had succeeded in convincing Guerres uncle, sisters and wife that he was in fact the long lost Martin Guerre.
Wow. This is the greatest non fiction book that I have ever read. From the beginning to the end it will grab your heart and move you to tears.
Not everyone can get justice the traditional way—that’s where Estlyn Collins comes in. A young lawyer in Santa Monica, her legal service, After Twelve, works outside the courtroom to tip the scales when the justice system has failed.For a price.Thanks to her powerful underground network, Estlyns success rate is stellar, and her inbox stays filled with inquires from the desperate and vengeful. But when one of those names is a ghost from her past seeking vengeance against her, she’s shaken to her core. Off balance and scared to be alone, she makes an impulsive move for a guy.
Among Shakespeares plays, Hamlet is considered by many his masterpiece. Among actors, the role of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is considered the jewel in the crown of a triumphant theatrical career. Now Kenneth Branagh plays the leading role and co-directs a brillant ensemble performance. Three generations of legendary leading actors, many of whom first assembled for the Oscar-winning film Henry V, gather here to perform the rarely heard complete version of the play. This clear, subtly nuanced, stunning dramatization, presented by The Renaissance Theatre Company in association with Bbc Broadcasting, features such luminaries as Sir John Gielgud, Derek Jacobi, Emma Thompson and Christopher Ravenscroft.