Score: 5
From 55 Ratings

The Great Good Thing


  • Author: Andrew Klavan
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 1232974 Bytes


Edgar Award-winner and internationally bestselling novelist tells of his improbable conversion from agnostic Jewish-intellectual to baptized Christian and of the books that led him there.“Had I stumbled on the hallelujah truth, or just gone mad—or, that is, had I gone mad again?”No one was more surprised than Andrew Klavan when, at the age of fifty, he found himself about to be baptized. Best known for his hard-boiled, white-knuckle thrillers and for the movies made from them—among them True Crime (directed by Clint Eastwood) and Don’t Say a Word (starring Michael Douglas)—Klavan was born in a suburban Jewish enclave outside New York City. He left the faith of his childhood behind to live most of his life as an ag...

Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories


  • Author: Ray Bradbury
  • Release Date : 2013-05-21
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 1309081 Bytes


With his disarmingly simple style and complex imagination, Ray Bradbury has seized the minds of American readers for decades.This collection showcases thirty-two of Bradbury's most famous tales in which he lays bare the depths of the human soul. The thrilling title story, A Sound of Thunder, tells of a hunter sent on safari -- sixty million years in the past. But all it takes is one wrong step in the prehistoric jungle to stamp out the life of a delicate and harmless butterfly -- and possibly something else much closer to home ......

The Great Good Thing
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

The Great Good Thing


  • Author : Rod Townley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780689843242


The Great Good Thing Book Description :

As a princess trapped in a tale, twelve-year-old Sylvie makes her escape one day by going inside a young reader's head where she rescues other characters and saves kingdoms for years and years. A first children's book. 10,000 first printing....

The Great Good Thing
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Great Good Thing


  • Author : Andrew Klavan
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780718017361


The Great Good Thing Book Description :

Edgar Award-winner and internationally bestselling novelist tells of his improbable conversion from agnostic Jewish-intellectual to baptized Christian and of the books that led him there. “Had I stumbled on the hallelujah truth, or just gone mad—or, that is, had I gone mad again?” No one was more surprised than Andrew Klavan when, at the age of fifty, he found himself about to be baptized. Best known for his hard-boiled, white-knuckle thrillers and for the movies made from them—among them True Crime (directed by Clint Eastwood) and Don’t Say a Word (starring Michael Douglas)—Klavan was born in a suburban Jewish enclave outside New York City. He left the faith of his childhood behind to live most of his life as an agnostic in the secular, ...

True Crime
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

True Crime


  • Author : Andrew Klavan
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release Date : 2011-04-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307791214


True Crime Book Description :

In the heat of the city, a man is out of time: speeding in a beat-up Ford Tempo, blasting easy-listening music. Reporter Steve Everett drinks too much, makes love to his boss's wife, and has just stumbled upon a shocking truth: a convicted killer is about to be executed for a crime he didn't commit. In the cold confines of Death Row, Frank Beachum is also out of time. Ready to say good-bye to the wife and child he loves and hello to the God he still believes in, Beachum knows he did not kill a convenience store clerk six years ago. But in a few hours—if Steve Everett can't find the evidence to stop it—a needle is going to pierce Frank Beachum's skin. The killing machine is primed. The executioner is waiting. And so is the priest. Now the clock is...

The Constellation of Sylvie
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Constellation of Sylvie


  • Author : Rod Townley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780689857133


The Constellation of Sylvie Book Description :

Twelve-year-old Princess Sylvie tries to save her storybook kingdom, which lives within the pages of "The Great Good Thing," when they find themselves aboard a doomed space ship, despite the interference of the jester, Pingree, who schemes to blackmail he...

Into the Labyrinth

Into the Labyrinth


  • Author : Rod Townley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780689846151


Into the Labyrinth Book Description :

Princess Sylvie and the other characters in the book entitled "The Great Good Thing" confront the perils of being uploaded onto the World Wide Web, forcing them to act out their story both in print and in cyberspace....

The Door in the Forest
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Door in the Forest


  • Author : Roderick Townley
  • Publisher : Bluefire
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375847424


The Door in the Forest Book Description :

While trying to outwit the soldiers who are occupying their small town, Daniel, who cannot lie, and Emily, who discovers she has magical powers, are drawn to an island in the heart of the forest where townsfolk have been warned never to go....

Learn You a Haskell for Great Good
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Learn You a Haskell for Great Good


  • Author : Miran Lipovača
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781593272838


Learn You a Haskell for Great Good Book Description :

Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!is a fun, illustrated guide to learning Haskell, a functional programming language that's growing in popularity.Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!introduces programmers familiar with imperative languages (such as C++, Java, or Python) to the unique aspects of functional programming. Packed with jokes, pop culture references, and the author's own hilarious artwork,Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!eases the learning curve of this complex language, and is a perfect starting point for any programmer looking to expand his or her horizons. The well-known web tutorial on which this book is based is widely regarded as the best way for beginners to learn Haskell, and receives over 30,000 unique visitors monthly....

If We Survive
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

If We Survive


  • Author : Andrew Klavan
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2013-08-20
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401688127


If We Survive Book Description :

They came on a mission of mercy, but now they’re in a fight for their lives. High schooler Will Peterson and three friends journeyed to Central America to help rebuild a school. In a poor, secluded mountain village, they won the hearts of the local people with their energy and kindness. But in one sudden moment, everything went horribly wrong. A revolution swept the country. Now, guns and terror are everywhere—and Americans are being targeted as the first to die. Will and his friends have got to get out fast. But streets full of killers . . .hills patrolled by armies . . . and a jungle rife with danger stand between them and the border. Their one hope of escape lies with a veteran warrior who has lost his faith and may betray them at any moment. ...

The God of Small Things
Score: 3.5
From 132 Ratings

The God of Small Things


  • Author : Arundhati Roy
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-07-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307374677


The God of Small Things Book Description :

The beloved debut novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s modern classic is equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional, exposing “big things [that] lurk unsaid” in a country drifting dangerously toward unrest. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, The God of Small Things i...

The Tenth Good Thing about Barney
Score: 4.5
From 20 Ratings

The Tenth Good Thing about Barney


  • Author : Judith Viorst
  • Publisher : Paw Prints
  • Release Date : 2009-06-01
  • Genre: Cats
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1442058404


The Tenth Good Thing about Barney Book Description :

A little boy learns that even though his cat has died, he is still doing good things...