The Man Who Fell to Earth
Score: 4
From 37 Ratings

The Man Who Fell to Earth


  • Author: Walter Tevis
  • Release Date : 2014-09-29
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 550456 Bytes


The “beautiful” novel that inspired the film starring David Bowie, from a Nebula Award finalist (The New York Times).  The Man Who Fell to Earth tells the story of Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien disguised as a human who comes to Earth on a mission to save his people. Devastated by nuclear war, his home planet, Anthea, is no longer habitable. Newton lands in Kentucky and starts patenting Anthean technology—amassing the fortune he needs to build a spaceship that will bring the last three hundred Anthean survivors to Earth.   But instead of the help he seeks, he finds only self-destruction, sinking into alcoholism and abandoning his spaceship, in this poignant story about the human condition by the acclaimed author of Mockingbird.  ...

David Bowie: The Last Interview

David Bowie: The Last Interview


  • Author: David Bowie
  • Release Date : 2016-11-08
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 7071243 Bytes


The massive, world-wide outpouring of grief at the death of David Bowie notably focused on not only his stunning musical output, but also his fascinating refusal to stay the same—the same as other trending artists, or even the same as himself.   In this remarkable collection, Bowie reveals the fierce intellectualism, artistry, and humor behind it all. From his very first interview—as a teenager on the BBC, before he was even a musician—to his last, Bowie takes on the most probing questions, candidly discussing his sexuality, his drug usage, his sense of fashion, how he composed, and more.   For fans still mourning his passing, as well as for those who know little about him, it's a revealing, interesting, and inspiring look at one of ...

The Man Who Fell to Earth
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

The Man Who Fell to Earth


  • Author : Walter Tevis
  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Release Date : 2014-09-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780795343025


The Man Who Fell to Earth Book Description :

The “beautiful” novel that inspired the film starring David Bowie, from a Nebula Award finalist (The New York Times). The Man Who Fell to Earth tells the story of Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien disguised as a human who comes to Earth on a mission to save his people. Devastated by nuclear war, his home planet, Anthea, is no longer habitable. Newton lands in Kentucky and starts patenting Anthean technology—amassing the fortune he needs to build a spaceship that will bring the last three hundred Anthean survivors to Earth. But instead of the help he seeks, he finds only self-destruction, sinking into alcoholism and abandoning his spaceship, in this poignant story about the human condition by the acclaimed author of Mockingbird. “Beautiful scienc...

Earthbound

Earthbound


  • Author : Susan Compo
  • Publisher : Jawbone Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1911036254


Earthbound Book Description :

'Before there was Star Wars ... before there was Close Encounters ... there was The Man Who Fell To Earth.' - advertising tag line for 1981 reissue of the film. Earthbound is the first book-length exploration of a true classic of twentieth-century science-fiction cinema, shot under the heavy, ethereal skies of New Mexico by the legendary British director Nicolas Roeg and starring David Bowie in a role he seemed born for as an extraterrestrial named Thomas Newton who comes to Earth in search of water. Based on a novel by the highly regarded American writer Walter Tevis, this dreamy, distressing, and visionary film resonates even more strongly in the twenty-first century than it did on its original release during the year of the US Bicentennial. Drawin...

Moondust
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings

Moondust


  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2006-04-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780747588146


Moondust Book Description :

In 1999, Andrew Smith was interviewing Charlie Duke, astronaut and moon walker, for the Sunday Times. During the course of the interview, which took place at Duke's Texan home, the telephone rang and Charlie left the room to answer it. When he returned, some twenty minutes later, he seemed visibly upset. It seemed that he'd just heard that, the previous day, one of his fellow moon walkers, the astronaut Pete Conrad, had died. The more Charlie spoke the more Andrew realised that his grief was something more than the mere fact of losing a friend. 'Now theres only nine of us,' he said. Only nine. Which meant that, one day not long from now, there would be none, and when that day came, no one on earth would have known the giddy thrill of gazing back at u...

The Boy Who Fell To Earth
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

The Boy Who Fell To Earth


  • Author : Kathy Lette
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409031543


The Boy Who Fell To Earth Book Description :

Meet Merlin. He's Lucy's bright, beautiful son - who just happens to be autistic. Since Merlin's father left them in the lurch, Lucy has made Merlin the centre of her world. Struggling with the joys and tribulations of raising her adorable yet challenging child (if only Merlin came with operating instructions), Lucy doesn't have room for any other man in her life. By the time Merlin turns ten, Lucy is seriously worried that the Pope might start ringing her up for tips on celibacy, so resolves to dip a toe back into the world of dating. Thanks to Merlin's candour and quirkiness, things don't go quite to plan... Then, just when Lucy's resigned to singledom once more, Archie - the most imperfectly perfect man for her and her son - lands on her doorstep....

The Man Who Fell Through The Earth

The Man Who Fell Through The Earth


  • Author : Carolyn Wells
  • Publisher : Musaicum Books
  • Release Date : 2017-10-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9788027223206


The Man Who Fell Through The Earth Book Description :

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Man Who Fell Through The Earth". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Excerpt: It was to the effect that Amos Gately had been shot before he entered the elevator or immediately upon his entrance. That he had died instantly, and, therefore it would seem that the body must have been placed in the car and sent down by the assailant. But this was only conjecture; all the doctor could assert was that Mr. Gately had been dead for perhaps an hour, and that the position of the body on the floor indicated an instantaneous death from a shot through the heart. Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) was an American writer an...

Donald Cammell

Donald Cammell


  • Author : Rebecca A. Umland
  • Publisher : Fab Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1903254280


Donald Cammell Book Description :

Examines the life and work of the Scottish artist and film director, from his youth and early career as a portrait painter, through his direction of the influential cult film "Performance," and his eventual suicide in 1996....

The Man who Fell in Love with the Moon
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

The Man who Fell in Love with the Moon


  • Author : Tom Spanbauer
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 080213663X


The Man who Fell in Love with the Moon Book Description :

The plot twists around the questions of humanity in a comic contemporary novel that portrays the trials of Shed, a half-breed, bisexual boy who works at a Victorian whorehouse in the old West....

The Girl Who Fell to Earth
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Girl Who Fell to Earth


  • Author : Sophia Al-Maria
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-11-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062098740


The Girl Who Fell to Earth Book Description :

Award-winning filmmaker and writer Sophia Al-Maria’s The Girl Who Fell to Earth is a funny and wry coming-of-age memoir about growing up in between American and Gulf Arab cultures. With poignancy and humor, Al-Maria shares the struggles of being raised by an American mother and Bedouin father while shuttling between homes in the Pacific Northwest and the Middle East. Part family saga and part personal quest, The Girl Who Fell to Earth traces Al-Maria’s journey to make a place for herself in two different worlds....

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky


  • Author : Lesley Nneka Arimah
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735211049


What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky Book Description :

A NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION "5 UNDER 35" HONOREE WINNER OF THE 2017 KIRKUS PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE LEONARD PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE NYPL'S YOUNG LION'S FICTION AWARD Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Southern Living, Electric Literature, The Root, The Guardian, Bustle, Thrillist, and Publisher's Weekly A dazzlingly accomplished debut collection explores the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home. In “Who Will Greet You at Home,” a National Magazine Award finalist for The New Yorker, A woman desperate for a child weaves one out of hair, with unsettling results. In “Wild,” a disastrous nigh...

Arnesto Modesto  The World s Most Ineffectual Time Traveler

Arnesto Modesto The World s Most Ineffectual Time Traveler


  • Author : Darren Johnson
  • Publisher : Darren Johnson
  • Release Date : 2018-06-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :


Arnesto Modesto The World s Most Ineffectual Time Traveler Book Description :

What if you could go back and do it all over again? By sending his memories back in time, Arnesto Modesto gives himself a do-over. Of course, his much younger self may not be prepared to handle all that foreknowledge... Encouraged by his friend Pete, Arnesto attempts to use his limited recall to do some good — and winds up stumbling through some of the biggest events of the past quarter-century. Take it from Arnesto: Life isn't easier the second time around. (Think Groundhog Day if the main character went much farther back and only got to repeat his life ONCE.) For anyone who has ever wondered, "What if?"...