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V.
Название V.
Автор(ы) произведения Томас Рагглз Пинчон
Жанр Современная проза
Язык Русский
Серия Ex libris

Аннотация

В очередном томе сочинений Томаса Пинчона (р. 1937) представлен впервые переведенный на русский его первый роман "V."(1963), ставший заметным явлением американской литературы XX века и удостоенный Фолкнеровской премии за лучший дебют. Эта книга написана писателем, мастерски владеющим различными стилями и увлекательно выстраивающим сюжет. Интрига"V." строится вокруг поисков загадочной женщины, имя которой начинается на букву V. Из Америки конца 1950-х годов ее следы ведут в предшествующие десятилетия и в различные страны, а ее поиски становятся исследованием смысла истории. Как и другим книгам Пинчона, роману "V." присуща атмосфера таинственности и мистификации, которая блестяще сочетается с юмором и философской глубиной. Некая таинственная V. возникает на страницах дневника, который пишет герой романа. Попытки ее найти вязнут в сложных переплетениях прошлого, в паутине нитей, намеков, двусмысленностей и многозначности. Во всех частях света, в разных эпохах обнаруживаются следы, но сама V. неуловима. Существует ли она на самом деле, или является грандиозной мистификацией, захватившей даже тех, кто никогда не слышал о V.? V. – очень простая буква или очень сложный символ. Всего две линии. На одной – авантюрно-приключенческий сюжет, горькая сатира на американские нравы середины 50-х, экзотика Мальты, африканская жара и холод Антарктики; на другой – поиски трансцендентного смысла в мироздании, энтропия вселенной, попытки героев познать себя, социальная паранойя. Обе линии ведут вниз, и недаром в названии после буквы V стоит точка. Этот первый роман Томаса Пинчона сразу поставил автора в ряды крупнейших прозаиков Америки и принес ему Фолкнеровскую премию.
Vigilant
Название Vigilant
Автор(ы) произведения James Alan Gardner
Жанр Космическая фантастика
Язык English
Серия League of People

Аннотация

Two species lived in peaceful coexistence on the planet Demoth until a deadly plague wiped out millions of the winged Ooloms while leaving humans untouched, helpless to do more than ease the suffering of their alien friends and neighbors. Faye Smallwood saw the horror firsthand, caring for the plague victims in her father’s hospital. She was there when he discovered the cure that made him famous. She was also there when a freak accident killed him. Desperate to escape her past, Faye joins the Vigil, a band of fiercely independent monitors charged with rooting out government corruption. To help in this struggle, her mind is linked to the powerful datasphere that regulates the planet… and suddenly, she receives a cryptic vision promising peace and healing. Instead, Faye becomes the target of unknown assassins in a sinister conspiracy that threatens to unleash a new and more deadly outbreak. For humans and Ooloms were not the first species to inhabit Demoth. Somewhere in the ruins of long-abandoned settlements, something was left behind: an alien technology of unimaginable potential to build — or destroy. Enemy agents will stop at nothing to find it. Some of Faye's own people will kill to uncover its secret. With no one else to trust, she turns to the one person who can help unravel the mystery: Festina Ramos — explorer, outcast, ever-vigilant champion of those whom society deems expendable.
Voices of Dragons
Название Voices of Dragons
Автор(ы) произведения Carrie Vaughn
Жанр Городское фэнтези
Язык English
Серия

Аннотация

On one side of the border lies the modern world: the internet, homecoming dances, cell phones. On the other side dwell the ancient monsters who spark humanity's deepest fears: dragons. Seventeen-year-old Kay Wyatt knows she's breaking the law by rock climbing near the border, but she'd rather have an adventure than follow the rules. When the dragon Artegal unexpectedly saves her life, the rules are abruptly shattered, and a secret friendship grows between them. But suspicion and terror are the legacy of human and dragon interactions, and the fragile truce that has maintained peace between the species is unraveling. As tensions mount and battles begin, Kay and Artegal are caught in the middle. Can their friendship change the course of a war? In her young-adult debut, New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn presents a distinctly twenty-first-century tale of myths and machines, and an alliance that crosses a seemingly unbridgeable divide.
The Vintage Caper
Название The Vintage Caper
Автор(ы) произведения Peter Mayle
Жанр Современная проза
Язык English
Серия

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Set in Hollywood, Paris, Bordeaux, and Marseille, Peter Mayle’s newest and most delightful novel is filled with culinary delights, sumptuous wines, and colorful characters. It’s also a lot of fun. The story begins high above Los Angeles, at the extravagant home and equally impressive wine cellar of entertainment lawyer Danny Roth. Unfortunately, after inviting the Los Angeles Times to write an extensive profile extolling the liquid treasures of his collection, Roth finds himself the victim of a world-class wine heist. Enter Sam Levitt, former corporate lawyer, cultivated crime expert, and wine connoisseur. Called in by Roth’s insurance company, which is now saddled with a multimillion-dollar claim, Sam follows his leads-to Bordeaux and its magnificent vineyards, and to Provence to meet an eccentric billionaire collector who might possibly have an interest in the stolen wines. Along the way, bien sûr, he is joined by a beautiful and erudite French colleague, and together they navigate many a château, pausing frequently to enjoy the countryside’s abundant pleasures. The unraveling of the ingenious crime is threaded through with Mayle’s seductive rendering of France ’s sensory delights-from a fine Lynch-Bages and Léoville Barton to the bouillabaisse of Marseille and the young lamb of Bordeaux. Even the most sophisticated of oenophiles will learn a thing or two from this vintage work by a beloved author.
The Violent Streets
Название The Violent Streets
Автор(ы) произведения Don Pendleton
Жанр Боевик
Язык English
Серия The Executioner

Аннотация

The call to Mack Bolan is urgent, almost frantic. Rosario Blancanaless kid sister, Toni, has been raped and beaten — but at least she is still alive, unlike the five otehr victims whose throats were slashed by the Minneapolist maniac. In a raging search-and-destroy assault, Mack Bolan makes his presence felt throughout the Twin Cities, from the lowest mob hangouts to the police department and into the City Hall itself. A psychopathic killer is being protected by some powerful force. For Mack Bolan there will be no intermissions, no pardons, no excuses: he will be fighting for one of his closest friends. He is once again judge, jury... and Executioner.
Vis Vitalis
Название Vis Vitalis
Автор(ы) произведения Дан Маркович
Жанр Проза
Язык Русский
Серия

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Vernon God Little
Название Vernon God Little
Автор(ы) произведения DBC Pierre
Жанр Современная проза
Язык English
Серия

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The surprise winner of the 2003 Man Booker Prize, DBC Pierre's debut novel, Vernon God Little, makes few apologies in its darkly comedic portrait of Martirio, Texas, a town reeling in the aftermath of a horrific school shooting. Fifteen-year-old Vernon Little narrates the first-person story with a cynical twang and a four-letter barb for each of his diet-obsessed townsfolk. His mother, endlessly awaiting the delivery of a new refrigerator, seems to exist only to twist an emotional knife in his back; her friend, Palmyra, structures her life around the next meal at the Bar-B-Chew Barn; officer Vaine Gurie has Vernon convicted of the crime before she's begun the investigation; reporter Eulalio Ledesma hovers between a comforting father-figure and a sadistic Bond villain; and Jesus, his best friend in the world, is dead-a victim of the killings. As his life explodes before him, Vernon flees his home in pursuit of a tropical fantasy: a cabin on a beach in Mexico he once saw in the movie Against All Odds. But the police-and TV crews-are in hot pursuit. Vernon God Little is a daring novel and demands a patient reader, not because it is challenging to read- Pierre 's prose flows effortlessly, only occasionally slipping from the unmistakable voice of his hero-but because the book skates so precariously between the almost taboo subject of school violence and the literary gamesmanship of postmodern fiction. Yet, as the novel unfolds, Pierre 's parodic version of American culture never crosses the line into caricature, even when it climaxes in a death-row reality TV show. And Vernon, whose cynicism and smart-ass "learnings" give way to a poignant curiosity about the meaning of life, becomes a fully human, profoundly sympathetic character. -Patrick O'Kelley Pierre takes a freewheeling, irreverent look at teenage Sturm und Drang in his erratic, sometimes darkly comic debut novel about a Texas boy running from the law in the wake of a gory school shooting. Vernon Gregory Little is the 15-year-old protagonist, a nasty, sarcastic teenager accused of being an accessory to the murders committed by his friend Jesus Navarro in tiny Martirio, "the barbecue sauce capital of Texas." Vernon manages to make bail and avoid the media horde that descends on the town after the killings, but he's unable to get to the other gun-his father's-which he knows will tie him to the crime, despite his innocence. His flight path takes him first to Houston, where he unsuccessfully tries to hook up with gorgeous former schoolmate Taylor Figueroa; the crafty beauty, promised a media job by the evil Lally, who's also duped Vernon 's mom, follows him to Mexico and efficiently betrays him. Most of the plotting feels like an excuse for Vernon 's endless, sharply snide riffs on his small town and the unique excesses of America that helped spawn the killings. Unfortunately, Vernon 's voice grows tiresome, his excesses make him rather unlikable and the over-the-top, gross-out humor is hit-or-miss. Pierre 's wild energy offers entertaining satire as well as cringe-provoking scenes, and though he can write with incisive wit, this is a bumpy ride. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Аннотация

Люся и Василиса – сыщицы со стажем. На их счету не одно мастерски раскрытое преступление. Но в милиции уверены: тетки просто-напросто лезут не в свое дело, создают проблемы, да еще и жизнью рискуют! Конечно, рискуют – иначе отчего у Василисы все лицо в синяках? Так ведь бандиты разукрасили! Подруги опять бегут впереди паровоза, то бишь следственных органов: раз убили хозяйку парикмахерской, нужно выяснить, кто и за что. Ради того, чтобы собрать информацию, они готовы пожертвовать даже собственной красотой и сделать в подозрительной парикмахерской прическу… Сыщицы своего добились – теперь их пугаются даже преступники! Но расследование от этого быстрее не идет – все время мешает милиция…
The Voyage of the Sable Keech
Название The Voyage of the Sable Keech
Автор(ы) произведения Neal Asher
Жанр Космическая фантастика
Язык English
Серия Spatterjay

Аннотация

Sable Keech is a walking dead man, and the only one to have been resurrected by nanochanger. Did he succeed because he was infected by the Spatterjay virus, or because he came late to resurrection in a tank of seawater? Tracing the man's last-known seaborne journey, Taylor Bloc wants to know the truth. He also wants so much else — adulation, power, control — and will go to any lengths to achieve them. An ancient hive mind, almost incomprehensible to the human race, has sent an agent to this uncertain world. Does it simply want to obtain the poison 'sprine' that is crucial to immortality — and, if so, maybe Janer must find it and stop it. Meanwhile, still faced with the ennui of immortality, Erlin has her solitude rudely interrupted by a very angry whelkus titanicus, and begins the strangest of journeys. Deep in the ocean the Spatterjay virus has wrought a terrible change that will affect them all. Something dormant for ten years is breaking free, and once again the aftershocks of an ancient war will focus on this watery world. And Sniper, for ten years the Warden of Spatterjay, finally takes delivery of his new drone shell. It's much better than his old one: powerful engines, more lethal weapons, thicker armour. He's going to need them.
Vivir para contarla
Название Vivir para contarla
Автор(ы) произведения Gabriel García Márquez
Жанр Современная проза
Язык
Серия

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Vivir para contarla es, probablemente, el libro más esperado de la década, compendio y recreación de un tiempo crucial en la vida de Gabriel García Márquez. En este apasionante relato, el premio Nobel colombiano ofrece la memoria de sus años de infancia y juventud, aquellos en los que se fundaría el imaginario que, con el tiempo, daría lugar a algunos de los relatos y novelas fundamentales de la literatura en lengua española del siglo XX. Estamos ante la novela de una vida, a través de cuyas páginas García Márquez va descubriendo ecos de personajes e historias que han poblado obras como Cien años de soledad, El amor en los tiempos del cólera, El coronel no tiene quien le escriba o Crónica de una muerte anunciada, y que convierten Vivir para contarla en una guía de lectura para toda su obra, en acompañante imprescindible para iluminar pasajes inolvidables que, tras la lectura de estas memorias, adquieren una nueva perspectiva. «A los que un día le dirán: "Esto fuiste", "esto hiciste" o "esto imaginaste", Gabo se les adelanta y dice simplemente: soy, seré, imaginé. Esto recuerdo. Gracias por la memoria.» CARLOS FUENTES