Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Random House
Cassie Wright, porn princess, intends to cap her legendary career by breaking the world record for serial fornication. On camera. With six hundred men. Snuff unfolds from the perspectives of Mr 72, Mr 137 and Mr 600, who await their turn on camera in a very crowded green room...
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Harper Collins
“Pratchett . . . has a satirist's instinct for the absurd and a cartoonist's eye for the telling detail." —Daily Telegraph (London) “The purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse.” —Washington Post Book World Sam Vimes, watch commander of Ankh-Morpork, is at long last taking a much-needed (and well deserved) vacation. But, of course, this is Discworld®, where nothing goes as planned—and before Vimes can even change his cardboard-soled boots for vacationer’s slippers, the gruff watch commander soon finds himself enmeshed in a fresh fiasco fraught with magic, cunning, daring, and (for the reader more than for poor Vimes) endless hilarity. Did he really expect time off? As Vimes himself says in Feet of Clay, “there’s some magical creature called ‘overtime,’ only no one’s even seen its footprints.” Following the New York Times bestselling Unseen Academichals, Terry Pratchett delivers an enthralling new tale from a place of insuperable adventure: Discworld. Discworld® is a registered trademark.
Author: Victor Pelevin
Damilola Karpov is a pilot. Living in Byzantium, a huge sky city floating above the land of Urkaine, he makes his living as a drone pilot - capable of being a cameraman who records the events unfolding in Urkaine or, with the weapons aboard his drone, of making a newsworthy event happen for his employers: 'Big Byz Media'. His recordings are known as S.N.U.F.F.: Special Newsreel/Universal Feature Film. S.N.U.F.F. is a superb post-apocalyptic novel, exploring the conflict between the nation of Urkaine, its causes and its relationship with the city 'Big Byz' above. Contrasting poverty and luxury, low and high technology, barbarity and civilisation - while asking questions about the nature of war, the media, entertainment and humanity.
Author: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Random House
A marvellous tale of quick-wittedness - one of Quentin Blake's first picture books now reissued to be enjoyed by a whole new generation of children...
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
The modern classic, the basis of a Broadway musical, and major motion picture from Lion's Gate Films starring Christian Bale, Chloe Sevigny, Jared Leto, and Reese Witherspoon, and directed by Mary Harron. In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or any other. Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront.
Corruption in America
Author: Zephyr Teachout
Publisher: Harvard University Press
When Louis XVI gave Ben Franklin a diamond-encrusted snuffbox, the gift troubled Americans: it threatened to corrupt him by clouding his judgment. By contrast, in 2010 the Supreme Court gave corporations the right to spend unlimited money to influence elections. Zephyr Teachout shows that Citizens United was both bad law and bad history.
Author: Adam Huber, Eric Enck
The revamped, restored edition. When an out of work actor with a penchant for ultra-violent sex teams up with an amateur pornographer, the result is a lucrative business filled with unimaginable horrors. Only when things take an incestuous turn does Jack Sanders learn the dangers of the snuff film business. The mutilated bodies turning up across California are nothing compared to the revenge-driven imagination of a victim's father. Bodily fluids splatter the pages of Snuff as glimpses of Jack's abusive childhood and shattered dreams build up to an unforgettable climax. "Snuff is by far the single most disturbing piece of literature I have ever read." -Gabrielle S. Faust, FearZone ..".One of the most stunning finales I have read in recent times." -Jude Felton, Fatally Yours
Author: Neil Jackson, Johnny Walker, Shaun Kimber, Thomas Joseph Watson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
"Brings together scholars from film and media studies for the definitive academic study of 'real death' on screen - from horror cinema, to pornography, to online 'shock videos'"--
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies - and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, occasionally snookered and out of his mind. But never out of guile. Where there is a crime there must be a finding, there must be a chase and there must be a punishment. They say that in the end all sins are forgiven. But not quite all... Winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction
This eighty-ninth volume of the IARC Monographs is the third and last of a series on tobacco-related agents. Volume 83 (ISBN 9789283212836) reported on the carcinogenicity of tobacco smoke and involuntary smoking (second-hand smoke or environmental tobacco smoke) (IARC, 2004a). Volume 85 (ISBN 9789283212850) summarized the evidence on the carcinogenic risk of chewing betel quid with and without tobacco (IARC, 2004b). That volume explored the variety of products chewed in South Asia and other parts of the word that contain areca nut in combination with other ingredients, often including tobacco. In this eighty-ninth volume, the carcinogenic risks associated with the use of smokeless tobacco, including chewing tobacco and snuff, are considered in a first monograph. The second monograph reviews some tobacco-specific nitrosamines. These agents were evaluated earlier in Volume 37 of the Monographs (IARC, 1985, ISBN 9789283215370), and information gathered since that time has been summarised and evaluated.
Out of print for more than 10 years, this exceptional book has become a rare item sought after by collectors for many years. This important limited edition reprint is inevitable and fulfills the growing need of new collectors for reliable and useful reference on the subject. This book is produced in Japan with high quality to ensure the superb feel of the original edition. Each copy is hand-numbered. It covers snuff bottles made of all the various precious materials and discusses the fundamentals of collecting and details of the symbolism, motifs, reign marks, and seals. Moreover, it includes extensive bibliography useful for further research.
Gods of Death
Author: Yaron Svoray
An investigative journalist travels from Thailand to France to suburban America in search of the shocking world of snuff pornography, describing this small, fragmented, but very real business that trades in illicit sex and death. 75,000 first printing. Tour.
Author: Lynley Dodd
Publisher: Puffin Books
Children will love counting the animals in this much-loved story from Lynley Dodd. 'EEEEEEEE!' squealed the warthog, 'SNIFF-SNUFF-SNAP!' He chased them away . . . BUT they all sneaked back. It's a hot day and bossy old warthog is thirsty. But so are the other animals. Will there be enough water for them all? Warthog doesn't think so . . . and maybe he's right.
Author: Dennis Cooper
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
When Dennis is thirteen, he sees a series of photographs of a boy apparently unimaginably mutilated. Dennis is not shocked, but stunned by their mystery and their power; their glimpse at the reality of death. Some years later, Dennis meets the boy who posed for the photographs. He did it for love. Surrounded by images of violence, the celebrity of horror, news of disease, a wasteland of sex, Dennis flies to Europe, having discovered some clues about the photographs: “I see these criminals on the news who’ve killed someone methodically, and they’re free. They know something amazing. You can just tell.” What they know may lie in bodies themselves. Bodies are unavoidably real; what’s in them must have something to say, even in a society that lives on images and fantasies. An isolated windmill in Holland provides the perfect setting for Dennis to find out more about bodies—of which there are many—and what is inside them. In Frisk, as in the award-winning Closer, Dennis Cooper explores the limits of our knowledge and the dividing line between the body and the spirit. Frisk is a novel about the power of fantasy and faith, about the ecstasy and horror of being human. The body’s power extends to us all, but what power do we have over it, over its appetites and satisfactions? The answer to these questions is a work of imaginative courage and clarity: a murder mystery that implicates us all and a horror story in which the monster is love.