Susan Barker regénye egyszerre vezet el bennünket napjaink Japánjába és egy izgalmas manga-krimi történetbe.MARY, a frissen diplomázott angol lány, Oszaka divatos hoszteszbárjában vállal munkát, ahol ő és a többi „üzleti gésa” a rejtélyes Mama-szan alkalmazásában szórakoztatják a jómódú japán szararimanokat. Mary beleszeret Judzsiba, a bártulajdonos jóképű fiába, aki azonban a jakuzák és kisstílű gengszterek világához húz.VATANABE, a Sayonara Bar fiatal és zárkózott szakácsa alig nőtt ki a kamaszkorból, amikor váratlanul a hipertér megismerésének képességét kapja ajándékul. Mangákból táplálkozó álomvilágában úgy érzi, képes belelátni más emberek lelkébe. Reménytelenül szerelmes Marybe, akit ki akar menekíteni Judzsi bűvköréből.SZATÓ ÚR egyszerű, hétköznapi hivatalnok. Képtelen elfogadni felesége öngyilkosságát, hallucinációk gyötrik, és a túlórák sem feledtetik magányát. Hármuk sorsa akkor kapcsolódik össze, amikor feltűnik a bárban Mariko, a titokzatos hoszteszlány.Fanyar humor és éles szemek!
BDSM with Male/female domination and submission, public display, public sex, and oral sex.Excerpt:The knock on the door came just as dusk was falling that evening. The combination of the growing darkness and the uncertainty of what was coming left Carol even more off-balance than when she’d had to perform on camera for her Master’s friends. Going on a date with a real person, and having to agree to whatever he wanted? It didn’t feel in the same league as the playful encounters she’d had earlier, but at the same time she really wanted to make Him proud by following his commands, even if no one else would know but the two of them.Realizing that she’d left the stranger waiting for a few minutes, Carol clattered to answer the door in her new black high heels and slinky black sleeveless dress. This might not have been a “normal” date from her perspective, but she kind of remembered how to look the part, and was going to do her best to hold up her end of the deal.“Carol?” asked the tall man standing on her porch. “I’m George. Your…friend Guy asked me to take you out tonight.”“Hello,” said Carol nervously. “I’ll be ready to go in a minute. Won’t you come in while I get my coat?”“Thank you, I think I will,” replied George. With that, he stepped inside and shut the door behind him. Carol was abruptly aware of the fact that she had a tall unknown man standing in her small house, and that she had little to no control over the next few hours, even if he was unaware of that.
Niccol di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (May 3, 1469 - June 21, 1527) was an Italian diplomat, political philosopher, musician, poet and playwright. He is most known for writing The Prince, Discourses on Livy, and the History of Florence - all commissioned by the Medici family. Machiavelli was born in Florence and in 1498, following the ouster and execution of Savonarola the Great Council elected Machiavelli as the Secretary to the second Chancery of the Republic of Florence. History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy is an excellent reference work for historians.
Esme Brentmor gyengéd szívű, félelem nélküli lázadó, akinek indulatai forróbbak, mint lángoló vörös haja. Titokban arra készül, hogy megbosszulja apja halálát. Arra kényszerül, hogy együtt utazzon egy jóképű angol lorddal Albánia kemény és sivár vidékén át. Varian St. George öntelt arisztokrata, aki eljátszotta a családi vagyont, és most csinos külsejéből és vele született sármjából él. Esme megveti ugyan önző és az élvezeteket hajszoló életmódjáért, Varian nyers érzékisége mégis felkelti benne a forró és édes szenvedélyt. Ahogy a veszedelmes utazás közelebb hozza őket egymáshoz, Esme a csiszolt külső mögött felfedezi a becsületes és bátor férfit, aki mindent elkövet, hogy méltó legyen hozzá, mert magáénak akarja… mindörökké.
A sparkling first novel by Natalie Krinsky, the witty, provocative sex columnist for the Yale Daily News. Chloe Carrington is a typical Yale student, except that along with toiling through the usual grind of coursework, she pens a notorious and much-dished-over sex column for the campus newspaper. This touch of fame has wrought havoc on her social and love life, turning it literally into an open book. Chloe doesnt help matters much; she likes to share and cant resist divulging the gory details of her most recent date (or lack thereof) in her column, baring her soul for all to see. Like her friends, she dreams of hooking up with Mr. Right, at least for a little while--but that proves even more arduous than participating in Yales notorious shopping session (a two-week period in which students are encouraged to take as many classes as possible, in order to decide what courses to enroll in for that semester). As Chloe probes the campus hot spots, we get a peek at just what goes on behind the Ivy Leagues dormitory doors--from drinking at Toads to Exotic Erotic (Yales answer to a Hugh Hefnerstyle Playboy party, complete with coeds in skimpy bikinis). Teeming with exuberance and late-night shenanigans, Natalie Krinskys novel is filled with humor and candor about typical college situations both inside and outside the dorm room.
This collection of meditations reformulates the experience of African studies as a concern with three thematics: Africas place within todays intellectual, economic, and cultural configurations; the main axes that structure disciplinary practices concerned with African difference; and the possibility of understanding being-in-the-world with reference to alienation, creativity, and friendship. *** This book is highly innovative in its re-evaluation of alterity. It marshalls a broad range of theories from Adorno to Marx to Walter Benjamin, all the while grounding it in African politics and aesthetics through the lens of Yacouba Konate. A veritable tour de force, if ever there was one. - Kgomotso Masemola, Associate Professor of English, U. of South Africa (Series: Thinking Africa)
The Days of Anna Madrigal, the suspenseful, comic, and touching ninth novel in Armistead Maupin’s bestselling “Tales of the City” series, follows one of modern literature’s most unforgettable and enduring characters—Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane—as she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her past.Now ninety-two, and committed to the notion of “leaving like a lady,” Mrs. Madrigal has seemingly found peace with her “logical family” in San Francisco: her devoted young caretaker Jake Greenleaf; her former tenant Brian Hawkins and his daughter Shawna; and Michael Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton, who have known and loved Anna for nearly four decades.Some members of Anna’s family are bound for the otherworldly landscape of Burning Man, the art community in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert where 60,000 revelers gather to construct a city designed to last only one week. Anna herself has another destination in mind: a lonely stretch of road outside of Winnemucca where the 16-year-old boy she once was ran away from the whorehouse he called home. With Brian and his beat-up RV, she journeys into the dusty troubled heart of her Depression childhood to unearth a lifetime of secrets and dreams and attend to unfinished business she has long avoided.
Ever since I got drunk on really bad wine at Martinje 2008. (every other combination involving wine also included in that nights mix), I became a beer man. The trauma weakened its grip on me over the years, but you would always find me drinking anything else but wine (and tequila. the trauma of 2011.).Fast forward to 2014, when I tried more different kinds of beer than all of the years combined, this time thanks to Marko and the growing home-brew scene in Croatia. There is a small revolution going on thats meant to show you the light at the end of a tunnel filled with crappy mainstream lagers. Yes, I am riding the Nova Runda/Zmajska Pivovara/Vunetovo hype train, snatching all the belgians, IPAs, APAs, stouts, porters, hefeweizens I can find, and the list goes on and on. Back to the book. True to the name of quick reference guide, this is probably the best first book one can read about beer - its bite sized, concise, and doesnt bore you. Personally, I completed it in one sitting. It has a good overview of categories, some tasting/aging tips, but the size is both a blessing and a curse. I know that the book was written for the American market and some beer brands are more or less accessible throughout the globe, but I would really like to have some prime examples of every style. Also, if the tasting criteria is already mentioned in the book, I would like to have a real world example of the process. Example - lets try a weizen and write down what you taste. Uncover to see if you were close (e.g. bananas).All in all, if youre even remotely interested in beer, just browse through this book. See the different styles and tastes available. Go and try something new for you. And say what the hell was I waiting for?! :D