Книги в жанре «Современная проза» (5904 книги)

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71. Snuff Читать →

Автор: One dude stood all afternoon at the buffet wearing just his boxers, licking the orange dust off barbecued potato chips. Next to him, a dude was scooping into the onion dip and licking the dip off the chip. The same soggy chip, scoop after scoop. Dudes have a million ways of peeing on what they…

72. Survivor Читать →

Автор: Tender Branson – last surviving member of the so-called “Creedish Death Cult” – is dictating his incredible life story into the flight recorder of Flight 2039, cruising on autopilot at 39,000 feet somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. He is all alone in the plane, which will shortly reach terminal velocity and crash into the vast…

73. The Ghost Who Came to Say He Was Sorry Читать →

Автор: Scanned from The Week, Dec 6, 2002 Originally published in The London Independent © 2002 When novelist Chuck Palahniuk invited friends to a haunted-house party, he was more prepared to snicker than hide behind the sofa. But his murdered father had other ideas. A friend of mine lives in a “haunted” house. It's a nice,…

74. GorД…czka Читать →

Автор: ” Le safari, commencГ© dans la joie et le plaisir, se transforma en une gigantesque partie de cache-cache, passionnante, irritante, puis insupportable. Insidieusement, la rГ©solution de tuer M'Bumba l'Г©lГ©phant s'installa. C'Г©tait lui ou nous. Alors s'amorГ§a une lente descente vers l'horreur et l'irrГ©el: la nature explosait d'une beautГ© violente, la nuit se faisait cataclysme, des milliers…

75. Sahara Читать →

Автор: PodrГіЕј kilku kombinatorГіw przez SaharД™: ciemne interesy, korupcja, afrykaЕ„ska rzeczywistoЕ›Д‡ i… piД™kne kobiety. Nie pozbawione erotyzmu.

76. All The Pretty Horses Читать →

Автор: In All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy begins his Border Trilogy with a coming of age tale that is a departure from the bizarre richness and mysterious violence of his early novels, yet in many ways preserves the mystery and the richness in a more understated form. Like Blood Meridian, this novel follows a young…

77. No Country For Old Men Читать →

Автор: Set in our own time along the bloody frontier between Texas and Mexico, this is Cormac McCarthy's first novel since Cities of the Plain completed his acclaimed, best-selling Border Trilogy. Llewelyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, instead finds men shot dead, a load of heroin,…

78. The Road Читать →

Автор: A searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray.…

79. Prep Читать →

Автор: Curtis Sittenfeld's poignant and occassionally angst-ridden debut novel Prep is the story of Lee Fiora, a South Bend, Indiana, teenager who wins a scholarship to the prestigious Ault school, an East Coast institution where “money was everywhere on campus, but it was usually invisible.” As we follow Lee through boarding school, we witness firsthand the…

80. El Valle del Issa Читать →

Автор: В«El valle del Issa ha estado siempre habitado por una ingente cantidad de demonios.В» AsГ­ empieza una de las descripciones que hace el narrador del entorno en que vive TomГЎs, el niГ±o lituano que protagoniza esta historia. Al igual que Milosz, TomГЎs habita un mundo donde todavГ­a no han llegado los ritos religiosos tradicionales, y…

81. Les Enfants Читать →

Автор: Quand deux cГ©libataires se rencontrent, se dГ©couvrent et s'aiment, ils dГ©cident souvent de vivre ensemble. Facile Г  dire, et mГЄme Г  faire… Sauf lorsqu'ils sont chacun lestГ©s d'une histoire ancienne dont les enfants constituent le prolongement. Rassembler tout ce petit monde dans une maison commune relГЁve alors de la comГ©die, de la tragГ©die, de la…

82. The Piano Tuner Читать →

Автор: In October 1886, Edgar Drake receives a strange request from the British War Office: he must leave his wife and his quiet life in London to travel to the jungles of Burma, where a rare Erard grand piano is in need of repair. The piano belongs to an army surgeon-major whose unorthodox peacemaking methods—poetry, medicine,…

83. Wszystko Dla PotworГіw Читать →

Автор: Beniamin Malaussene jest bratem doskonaЕ‚ym – by utrzymaД‡ liczne rodzeЕ„stwo porzucone przez frywolnД… mamД™, pracuje w domu towarowym na stanowisku… kozЕ‚a ofiarnego. Z pokorД… i gЕ‚Д™bokim Ејalem przyjmuje na siebie wszelkie winy producentГіw. Ale oto na kolejnych stanowiskach wybuchajД… bomby, zawsze tuЕј po przejЕ›ciu lub na oczach Beniamina, ktГіry nie przypuszcza, w jak makabrycznej grze…

84. You Shall Know Our Velocity Читать →

Автор: “Headlong, heartsick and footsore…Frisbee sentences that sail, spin, hover, circle and come back to the reader like gifts of gravity and grace…Nobody writes better than Dave Eggers about young men who aspire to be, at the same time, authentic and sincere.” – The New York Times Book Review …

85. The Cloud Atlas Читать →

Автор: Cloud atlas is a cleverly written book consisting of six seperate, but connecting stories set across six different periods in time. Each story has been chopped in two and symmetrically placed in the book so you don’t discover the conclusion to the first tale until the very end of the book. This layout effectively creates a…

86. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Читать →

Автор: The author of Cloud Atlas's most ambitious novel yet, for the readers of Ishiguro, Murakami, and, of course, David Mitchell. The year is 1799, the place Dejima, the “high-walled, fan-shaped artificial island” that is the Japanese Empire's single port and sole window to the world. It is also the farthest-flung outpost of the powerful Dutch East…

87. What You Do Not Know You Want Читать →

Автор: MY THREE A.M. NIGHTMARE DISPERSED like a disappointed audience as I tried to find the Coke machine. A woman passed, in her fifties maybe, cuddling, saying, “All I want out of life is a good night's sleep.” Too woozy to reply, I just smiled back. The second person I met at that sweltering hour was…

88. The Book of Other People Читать →

Автор: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , An anthology of stories edited by Zadie Smith A stellar host of writers explore the cornerstone of fiction writing: character The Book of Other People is about character. Twenty-five or so outstanding writers have been asked by Zadie Smith to make up a fictional character. By any measure, creating character is at the heart of the fictional…

89. Fourth Angry Mouse Читать →

Автор: Jeremy Jax wanted to be funny, like his grandfather. Jeremy’s grandfather was Robby Jax, the famous comedian. In his seventies-which also happened to be the 1970s-Robby Jax was still performing at Cherrywood’s Lounge, on 42nd Street, and Jeremy attended the shows with his parents. Jeremy was ten, and when he sat on the couches in…

90. Barrel Fever and Other Stories Читать →

Автор: In David Sedaris's world, no one is safe and no cows are sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Leibowitz and the National Enquirer, Sedaris's collection of essays is a rollicking tour through the national Zeitgeist: a do-it-yourself suburban dad saves money by performing home surgery; a man who is loved too much flees…