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Dark Places

Author : Gillian Flynn
ISBN : 9781101902882
Genre : Fiction
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After witnessing the murder of her mother and sisters, seven-year-old Libby Day testifies against her brother Ben, but twenty-five years later she tries to profit from her tragic history and admit that her story might not have been accurate.

My Dark Places

Author : James Ellroy
ISBN : 0307488519
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The internationally acclaimed author of the L.A. Quartet and The Underworld USA Trilogy, James Ellroy, presents another literary masterpiece, this time a true crime murder mystery about his own mother. In 1958 Jean Ellroy was murdered, her body dumped on a roadway in a seedy L.A. suburb. Her killer was never found, and the police dismissed her as a casualty of a cheap Saturday night. James Ellroy was ten when his mother died, and he spent the next thirty-six years running from her ghost and attempting to exorcize it through crime fiction. In 1994, Ellroy quit running. He went back to L.A., to find out the truth about his mother--and himself. In My Dark Places, our most uncompromising crime writer tells what happened when he teamed up with a brilliant homicide cop to investigate a murder that everyone else had forgotten--and reclaim the mother he had despised, desired, but never dared to love. What ensues is a epic of loss, fixation, and redemption, a memoir that is also a history of the American way of violence. "Ellroy is more powerful than ever." --The Nation "Astonishing . . . original, daring, brilliant." --Philadelphia Inquirer

Dark Places

Author : Jon Evans
ISBN : 9780060594237
Genre : Fiction
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Paul Wood's peaceful trek through the wilds of the Himalayas becomes a nightmare when he stumbles upon the mutilated body of a fellow hiker, killed in the same way his girlfriend had been murdered two years before in Africa and begins to realize that someone is targeting members of his trekking group, stalking them in some of the most remote regions of the world. Original.

Grace In The Dark Places

Author : Jim Turner
ISBN : 9781615799244
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Why are people drawn to alternative religions that deviate from the norm of Christian beliefs? Why do they stay? What compels them to cling to a false dogma, even in the face of evidence that their beliefs are in error? Why do they engage in scriptural gymnastics in defense of beliefs that have no grounding in Christian theology? Why do they tolerate abusiveness from charismatic leaders and cede personal freedom? Why are they willing to defend these leaders and their institutions to the bitter end? After a lifetime of spiritual incarceration, Jim Turner began studying the cult mentality in order to better understand his actions. He researched religious cults and their practices and traced their teachings throughout history as they found their way into the "New Religions." His studies have convinced him that there is indeed "nothing new under the sun." New Religions offer amended ideas that identified past cults. Modern cults have extracted beliefs from past groups and added a spin that presents them as original and, of course, inspired. Psychological manipulation plays a significant role in the development and continuation of modern cults, but Jim Turner has presented a convincing argument that the psychological condition and willingness of cultists to surrender their freedom to cult leaders and their irrational tendencies to elevate a revered leader to a semi-divine level are equally responsible for the advancement of cults. Follow the author through the early stages of cult indoctrination, the personal abuses he experienced at the hands of the cult, his personal choices as he rose through the ranks of the cult and his eventual enlightenment to the deceptiveness of the cult led by Herbert W. Armstrong. Walk with him out of the darkness of cultic deception into the glorious light of the Grace of God through Jesus Christ.

Dark Places

Author : Kate Grenville
ISBN : 9781459620056
Genre : Domestic fiction
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'Winner of the Vance Palmer Award for Fiction, Victorian Premier's Literary Prize, 1995. Albion Gidley Singer creates his world as a vast collection of facts, facts he uses to support his own power and status. After an awkward childhood, aware that he is a disappointment to his father, he acquires, the trappings of respectability success in business, a family. But beneath his comically grand exterior, Albion's soul remains a dark place of fear and loathing, driving him to terrifying deeds. Kate Grenville, author of the award-winning The Secret River, takes us inside the mind of one of her most powerful creations: a man who can persuade himself that he has the right, perhaps even the duty, to conquer and subdue the mocking flesh of any woman. Even his daughter Lilian the unforgettable character Grenville introduced in her brilliant debut Lilian's Story. A ventriloqual tour de force of the darkness at the heart of man. Sydney Morning Herald'.

Dark Places

Author : Barry Curtis
ISBN : 9781861895752
Genre : Performing Arts
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Horror films revel in taking viewers into shadowy places where the evil resides, whether it is a house, a graveyard or a dark forest. These mysterious spaces foment the terror at the heart of horror movies, empowering the ghastly creatures that emerge to kill and torment. With Dark Places, Barry Curtis leads us deep inside these haunted spaces to explore them – and the monstrous antagonists who dwell there. In this wide-ranging and compelling study, Curtis demonstrates how the claustrophobic interiors of haunted spaces in films connect to the ‘dark places’ of the human psyche. He examines diverse topics such as the special effects – ranging from crude to state-of-the-art – used in movies to evoke supernatural creatures; the structures, projections and architecture of horror movie sets; and ghosts as symbols of loss, amnesia, injustice and vengeance. Dark Places also examines the reconfiguration of the haunted house in film as a motel, an apartment, a road or a spaceship, and how these re-imagined spaces thematically connect to Gothic fictions. Curtis draws his examples from numerous iconic films – including Nosferatu, Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Shining – as well as lesser-known international works, which allow him to consider different cultural ideas of ‘haunting’. Japanese horror films and their Hollywood remakes – such as Ringu and The Ring, or Juon and The Grudge – come under particular scrutiny, as he explores Japanese cinema’s preoccupation with malevolent forces from the past. Whether you love the splatter of blood or prefer to hide under the couch, Dark Places cuts to the heart of why we are drawn to carnage.

The Novels Of Gillian Flynn

Author : Gillian Flynn
ISBN : 9780307953681
Genre : Fiction
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"Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre." —Stephen King This collection, available exclusively as an ebook, brings together the first two novels of Gillian Flynn, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl. In Sharp Objects, Flynn’s debut novel, a young journalist returns home to cover a dark assignment—and to face her own damaged family history. With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable. Flynn’s second novel, Dark Places, is an intricately orchestrated thriller that ravages a family's past to unearth the truth behind a horrifying crime. A New York Times bestseller and Weekend Today Top Summer Read, Dark Places solidified Flynn’s status as one of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time.

Dark Places Of The Earth The Voyage Of The Slave Ship Antelope

Author : Jonathan M. Bryant
ISBN : 9781631490774
Genre : History
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Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in History A dramatic work of historical detection illuminating one of the most significant—and long forgotten—Supreme Court cases in American history. In 1820, a suspicious vessel was spotted lingering off the coast of northern Florida, the Spanish slave ship Antelope. Since the United States had outlawed its own participation in the international slave trade more than a decade before, the ship's almost 300 African captives were considered illegal cargo under American laws. But with slavery still a critical part of the American economy, it would eventually fall to the Supreme Court to determine whether or not they were slaves at all, and if so, what should be done with them. Bryant describes the captives' harrowing voyage through waters rife with pirates and governed by an array of international treaties. By the time the Antelope arrived in Savannah, Georgia, the puzzle of how to determine the captives' fates was inextricably knotted. Set against the backdrop of a city in the grip of both the financial panic of 1819 and the lingering effects of an outbreak of yellow fever, Dark Places of the Earth vividly recounts the eight-year legal conflict that followed, during which time the Antelope's human cargo were mercilessly put to work on the plantations of Georgia, even as their freedom remained in limbo. When at long last the Supreme Court heard the case, Francis Scott Key, the legendary Georgetown lawyer and author of "The Star Spangled Banner," represented the Antelope captives in an epic courtroom battle that identified the moral and legal implications of slavery for a generation. Four of the six justices who heard the case, including Chief Justice John Marshall, owned slaves. Despite this, Key insisted that "by the law of nature all men are free," and that the captives should by natural law be given their freedom. This argument was rejected. The court failed Key, the captives, and decades of American history, siding with the rights of property over liberty and setting the course of American jurisprudence on these issues for the next thirty-five years. The institution of slavery was given new legal cover, and another brick was laid on the road to the Civil War. The stakes of the Antelope case hinged on nothing less than the central American conflict of the nineteenth century. Both disquieting and enlightening, Dark Places of the Earth restores the Antelope to its rightful place as one of the most tragic, influential, and unjustly forgotten episodes in American legal history.

Dark Places

Author : Ann Carol
ISBN : 146344012X
Genre : Fiction
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Have you gone through any dark places in your lifetime? Times when you think the pain, suffering or depression will never stop. Do you question if its worth it? Do the benefits outweigh the consequences? Life's problems are no different for the people in this small community off the western shores of Lake Erie in Ohio. Friends and neighbors celebrate the good times together and support each other through the bad times. How bad does it get? Well, one shoots their spouse and goes to jail. A serial killer comes to their community taking lives in a very gruesome matter. Car accidents take peoples' memories as well as their lives. Just to name a few. These things could destroy them, but they don't because they all ban together. With help from God, family and each other, as well as courage and determination, they each move from their dark place into the light again. It isn't all bad, there is love, lifelong friendships, engagements, marriage, and even a baby or two.

Dark Places Text Classics

Author : Kate Grenville
ISBN : 9781921921810
Genre : Fiction
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Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Prize 1995. This edition introduced by Louise Adler. Dark Places, a companion novel to Lilian's Story, is the tale of a man with a comically grand exterior who believes he has the right, and the duty, to conquer the mocking flesh of any woman. Even his own daughter. Albion Gidley Singer creates his world as a vast collection of facts - facts he uses to support his own power and status. After an awkward childhood, aware that he is a disappointment to his father, he acquires, the trappings of respectability - success in business, a family. But beneath his comically grand exterior Albion's soul remains a dark place of fear and loathing, driving him to terrifying deeds. Kate Grenville is one of Australia's most celebrated writers. Her bestselling novels have won many awards and have been published around the world. They include The Secret River (winner of the Commonwealth Prize), The Idea of Perfection (winner of the Orange prize) and Lilian's Story (winner of the Australian/Vogel Prize). Louise Adler is CEO and Publisher-in-Chief of Melbourne University Publishing. She is the Deputy Chancellor of Monash University and the Chair of the Board of Methodist Ladies' College. She also serves as a member of the Board of the Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. textclassics.com.au 'A masterful, sharp-tongued portrait of an individual and an age. Grenville's fiction is impossible to put down.' Kirkus Reviews 'This is a dark tale, told with surprising humour.' The New Yorker, Recommended Reading 'Kate Grenville is a skilled, talented writer...lush and beautiful writing...' New York Times Book Review 'Great daring...the prose is gracefully poetic, rich with sensory descriptions that are powerful enough to carry the emotional weight. Grenville was extraordinarily brave to take on such a challenge...she provides a world so vivid that, despite discomfort, the reader continues...Grenville is truly a magician.' Boston Sunday Globe 'A ventriloqual tour de force of the darkness at the heart of man.' Sydney Morning Herald 'Grenville brilliantly, if chillingly, captures the voice of the smug, self-hating businessman who despises others as he despises himself...This is an eloquent, angry and humane novel...one of the strongest, most compelling novels of 1994.' Irish Times 'Dark Places is a book that rises to heights of obsessive and propulsive power...' Australian

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