451 degrés Fahrenheit représentent la température à laquelle un livre s'enflamme et se consume.
Dans cette société future où la lecture, source de questionnement et de réflexion, est considérée comme un acte antisocial, un corps spécial de pompiers est chargé de brûler tous les livres, dont la détention est interdite pour le bien collectif.
Montag, le pompier pyromane, se met pourtant à rêver d'un monde différent, qui ne bannirait pas la littérature et l'imaginaire au profit d'un bonheur immédiatement consommable. Il devient dès lors un dangereux criminel, impitoyablement poursuivi par une société qui désavoue son passé.
@00000327@@00000373@NEW YORK TIMES @00000155@BESTSELLER @00000041@bull; Jonathan Kellerman has been universally hailed as the master of psychological suspense, and the blockbuster new thriller featuring Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis confirms his status as today@00000065@s preeminent practitioner of saber-sharp storytelling.@00000133@@00000341@ @00000341@ Psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware meets beautiful and emotionally fragile TV actress Zelda Chase when called upon to evaluate her five-year-old son, Ovid. Years later, Alex is unexpectedly reunited with Zelda when she is involuntarily committed after a bizarre psychotic episode. Shortly after Zelda@00000065@s release, an already sad situation turns tragic when she is discovered dead on the grounds of a palatial Bel Air estate. Having experienced more than enough of L.A.@00000065@s dark side to recognize the scent of evil, Alex turns to his friend LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis for help in finding out who ended Zelda@00000065@s broken life.@00000341@ @00000341@ At the same time, Alex is caught up in another quest: the search for Zelda@00000065@s missing son. And when other victims vanish from the same upscale neighborhood, worry turns to terror.@00000341@ @00000341@ As Alex struggles to piece together the brief rise and steep fall of a gorgeous, talented actress, he and Milo unveil shattered dreams, the corruption of a family, and a grotesque betrayal of innocence. With each devastating revelation and damning clue, Alex@00000065@s brilliant mind is challenged as never before--and his determination grows to see a killer caged and the truth set free.@00000341@@00000341@@00000327@Praise for @00000373@Breakdown@00000155@@00000133@@00000341@ @00000327@@00000373@ @00000155@@00000133@@00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;This is a book you should not miss. . . . A master craftsman at the top of his game . . . one of his best to date.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@@00000373@--Bookreporter@00000155@@00000133@@00000341@@00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;Gripping . . . an exhilarating masterclass in the art of plotting, suspense, characterization and brilliant mind games.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@@00000373@--Blackpool Gazette@00000155@@00000133@@00000341@ @00000341@ @00000327@Praise for Jonathan Kellerman@00000133@@00000341@ @00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;Jonathan Kellerman@00000065@s psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@@00000373@--Los Angeles Times@00000155@@00000133@@00000341@ @00000373@ @00000155@@00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;Kellerman doesn@00000065@t just write psychological thrillers--he owns the genre.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@@00000373@--Detroit Free Press@00000155@@00000133@
CHOSEN BY TIME MAGAZINE AS ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR"ONE HELLISHLY EXCITING RIDE."Detroit Free PressThe '50s are finished. Zealous young senator Robert Kennedy has a redhot jones to nail Jimmy Hoffa. JFK has his eyes on the Oval Office. J. Edgar Hoover is swooping down on the Red Menace. Howard Hughes is dodging subpoenas and digging up Kennedy dirt. And Castro is mopping up the bloody aftermath of his new communist nation."HARDBITTEN. . . INGENIOUS. . . ELLROY SEGUES INTO POLITICAL INTRIGUE WITHOUT MISSING A BEAT."The New York TimesIn the thick of it: FBI men Kemper Boyd and Ward Littell. They work every side of the street, jerking the chains of made men, street scum, and celebrities alike, while Pete Bondurant, exrogue cop, freelance enforcer, troubleshooter, and troublemaker, has the conscience to louse it all up."VASTLY ENTERTAINING."Los Angeles TimesMob bosses, politicos, snitches, psychos, fall guys, and femmes fatale. They're mixing up a molotov cocktail guaranteed to end the country's innocence with a bang. Dig that crazy beat: it's America's heart racing out of control. . . ."A SUPREMELY CONTROLLED WORK OF ART."The New York Times Book ReviewFrom the Paperback edition.
A piercing scream, shattering the evening calm, brings Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh hurrying from his literary party to the nearby Steen Psychiatric Clinic, where he discovers the body of a woman sprawled on the basement floor, a chisel thrust through her heart. As Dalgliesh probes beneath the apparently unruffled calm of the clinic, he discovers that many an intrigue lies hidden behind the Georgian terrace's unassuming façade. Professionally, he has never known the taste of failure. Now, for the first time, he feels unsure of his own mastery as he battles to unmask a cool killer who is proving to be his intellectual equal, and who is poised to strike again.
" eureka street entremêle, avec une virtuosité digne de ses maîtres hugo et dickens, les destins d'une ribambelle d'habitants de belfast qui tentent de survivre dans une ville où la menace terroriste est permanente.
Il y a chuckie, le gros protestant paumé qui devient millionnaire en brassant des affaires aussi légales qu'extravagantes. il y a sa chère mère qui découvre sur le tard, au grand désespoir de son fils, le bonheur saphique. il y a jake le catho, dont les filles brisent systématiquement le coeur. il y a roche, le gavroche des rues de belfast. il y a aoirghe, la fanatique républicaine au caractère impossible.
Et aussi max, l'américaine qui voulait fuir à belfast la violence yankee. robert mcliam wilson est prodigieux de drôlerie et d'humanité quand il suit à la trace ses personnages qui ne savent jamais s'ils sont tragiques ou comiques. ( ... ) eureka street est un grand livre et son auteur un formidable écrivain. belfast peut lui dresser une statue. " gilles anquetil, le nouvel observateur
T. S. Garp, a man with high ambitions for an artistic career and with obsessive devotion to his wife and children, and Jenny Fields, his famous feminist mother, find their lives surrounded by an assortment of people including teachers, whores, and radical
Fact and fiction blend in a historical novel that chronicles the relationship between seminal architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting, when they were each married to another, to the clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society.
Fifty years of valentine comics featuring the Peanuts kids include Charlie Brown's devotion to the little red-headed girl, Lucy's attempts to get Schroeder's attention, and Sally's efforts to woo Linus out from under his blanket.
Harvard professor Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call while on business in Paris: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered inside the museum. Alongside the body, police have found a series of baffling codes.
As Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, begin to sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to find a trail that leads to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci - and suggests the answer to a mystery that stretches deep into the vault of history.
Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine code and quickly assemble the pieces of the puzzle, a stunning historical truth will be lost forever...
Les élections approchent à grands pas. Les passions sont si vives que l´on dépêche Thomas Pitt pour contenir un hypothétique désastre national. Le conservateur, Charles Voisey, est opposéà Aubrey Serracold, candidat libéral, dont les affinités de sa femme avec le spiritisme menacent ses chances de l´emporter. En effet, un extra-lucide en vogue est retrouvé sauvagement assassiné chez elle, au lendemain d´une de ses séances ésotériques à laquelle participait Rose Serracold.
Pendant ce temps, Charlotte est à la campagne avec ses enfants. Les Pitt ignorent encore que la même force maléfique plane au dessus d´eux.
Traduit de l'anglais par Paul Benita
Thomas Pitt, agent des services très secrets de la reine Victoria, la Special Branch, et son supérieur, le glacial Narraway, sont convoqués de toute urgence au palais de Buckingham. L'impensable vient de se produire : un crime barbare a été commis sur la personne d'une prostituée, retrouvée au petit matin dans un placard. La jeune femme était « invitée » à une fête très privée donnée par le prince de Galles. Le coupable doit être désigné et l'affaire étouffée au plus vite, avant que le scandale ne s'ébruite hors du palais, au risque de mettre la Couronne en péril...
A gripping new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Girl Before . How far would you go to protect your family? Pete Riley answers the door one morning and lets in a parent's worst nightmare. On his doorstep is Miles Lambert, a stranger who breaks the devastating news that Pete's son, Theo, isn't actually his son--he is the Lamberts', switched at birth by an understaffed hospital, while their real son was sent home with Miles and his wife Lucy. For Pete, his partner Maddie, and the little boy they've been raising for the past two years, life will never be the same again. The two families, reeling from the shock, take comfort in shared good intentions, eagerly entwining their very different lives in the hope of becoming one unconventional modern family. But a plan to sue the hospital triggers an official investigation that unearths some disturbing questions about the night their children were switched. How much can they trust the other parents--or even each other? What secrets are hidden behind the Lamberts' glossy front door? Stretched to the breaking point, Pete and Maddie discover they will each stop at nothing to keep their family safe. They are done playing nice.
B>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light comes a b>powerful (The Washington Post)/b> novel about the choices that alter the course of our lives. /b>br>br>b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MARIE CLAIRE/b>br>br> Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. Shes on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: Prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing is, the thoughts are not of her husband but of a man she last saw fifteen years ago: Wyatt Armstrong.br>br> b> /b>Dawn, miraculously, survives the crash, but so do all the doubts that have suddenly been raised. She has led a good life. Back in Boston, there is her husband, Brian, their beloved daughter, and her work as a death doula, in which she helps ease the transition between life and death for her clients.br>br> b> /b>But somewhere in Egypt is Wyatt Armstrong, who works as an archaeologist unearthing ancient burial sites, a career Dawn once studied for but was forced to abandon when life suddenly intervened. And now, when it seems that fate is offering her second chances, she is not as sure of the choice she once made.br>br> b> /b>After the crash landing, the airline ensures that the survivors are seen by a doctor, then offers transportation to wherever they want to go. The obvious destination is to fly home, but she could take another path: return to the archaeological site she left years before, reconnect with Wyatt and their unresolved history, and maybe even complete her research on The Book of Two Ways--the first known map of the afterlife.br>br> b> /b>As the story unfolds, Dawns two possible futures unspool side by side, as do the secrets and doubts long buried with them. Dawn must confront the questions shes never truly asked: What does a life well lived look like? When we leave this earth, what do we leave behind? Do we make choices . . . or do our choices make us? And who would you be if you hadnt turned out to be the person you are right now?
John Updike's twenty-first novel, a bildungsroman, follows its hero, Owen Mackenzie, from his birth in the semi-rural Pennsylvania town of Willow to his retirement in the rather geriatric community of Haskells Crossing, Massachusetts. In between these two settlements comes Middle Falls, Connecticut, where Owen, an early computer programmer, founds with a partner, Ed Mervine, the successful firm of E-O Data, which is housed in an old gun factory on the Chunkaunkabaug River. Owen's education (Bildung) is not merely technical but liberal, as the humanity of his three villages, especially that of their female citizens, works to disengage him from his youthful innocence. As a child he early felt an abyss of calamity beneath the sunny surface quotidian, yet also had a dreamlike sense of leading a charmed existence. The women of his life, including his wives, Phyllis and Julia, shed what light they can. At one juncture he reflects, "How lovely she is, naked in the dark! How little men deserve the beauty and mercy of women!" His life as a sexual being merges with the communal shelter of villages: "A village is woven of secrets, of truths better left unstated, of houses with less window than opaque wall."This delightful, witty, passionate novel runs from the Depression era to the early twenty-first century.From the Hardcover edition.