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.
B>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One, the near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film./b> br> br>b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST • “The game is on again. . . . A great mix of exciting fantasy and threatening fact.”—The Wall Street Journal/b>br>br>AN UNEXPECTED QUEST. TWO WORLDS AT STAKE. ARE YOU READY? br>br>Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything.br>br>Hidden within Halliday’s vaults, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous—and addictive—than even Wade dreamed possible.br> br>With it comes a new riddle, and a new quest—a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize.br> br>And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who’ll kill millions to get what he wants.br> br>Wade’s life and the future of the OASIS are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance.br> br>Lovingly nostalgic and wildly original as only Ernest Cline could conceive it, Ready Player Two takes us on another imaginative, fun, action-packed adventure through his beloved virtual universe, and jolts us thrillingly into the future once again.
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Daisy and the band captured my heart.--Reese Witherspoon (Reeses Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick) NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR The Washington Post Esquire Glamour Real Simple Good Housekeeping Marie Claire Parade Paste Shelf Awareness BookRiot Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now. Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but its the rock n roll she loves most. By the time shes twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out shes pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend. The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice. Praise for Daisy Jones & The Six Backstage intrigue is the engine of Daisy Jones & The Six . . . . [A] celebration of American mythmaking. --Vogue Each character is compelling but Daisy Jones is the star. Shes a blazing talent who is unapologetic in her sexuality and lives life on her own terms. . . . Like a poignant song with lyrics that speak to your soul, Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid will transport you to another place and time. --Associated Press Reids wit and gift for telling a perfectly paced story make this one of the most enjoyably readable books of the year. -- Nylon Wildly delicious. -- Entertainment Weekly
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.
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
B>Delightful . . . [a] captivating and slyly subversive fictional paean to the real women whose work on the Oxford English Dictionary went largely unheralded.--The New York Times Book Review/b>br> br>b>WINNER OF THE AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARD A marvelous fiction about the power of language to elevate or repress.--Geraldine Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of People of the Book/b>br>br>Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, an Oxford garden shed in which her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. Young Esmes place is beneath the sorting table, unseen and unheard. One day a slip of paper containing the word bondmaid flutters beneath the table. She rescues the slip and, learning that the word means slave girl, begins to collect other words that have been discarded or neglected by the dictionary men.br>br> As she grows up, Esme realizes that words and meanings relating to womens and common folks experiences often go unrecorded. And so she begins in earnest to search out words for her own dictionary: the Dictionary of Lost Words. To do so she must leave the sheltered world of the university and venture out to meet the people whose words will fill those pages.br>br> Set during the height of the womens suffrage movement and with the Great War looming, The Dictionary of Lost Words reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men. Inspired by actual events, author Pip Williams has delved into the archives of the Oxford English Dictionary to tell this highly original story. The Dictionary of Lost Words is a delightful, lyrical, and deeply thought-provoking celebration of words and the power of language to shape the world.
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...
B>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK A heartwarming mystery with a lovable oddball at its center (Real Simple), this cozy whodunit introduces a one-of-a-kind heroine who will steal your heart./b> br> br>b>The reader comes to understand Mollys worldview, and to sympathize with her longing to be accepted--a quest that gives The Maid real emotional heft.--The New York Times Book Review (Editors Choice)/b> br> br>b>Think Clue. Think page-turner.--Glamour/b>br>br>b>In development as a major motion picture produced by and starring Florence Pugh/b> br>br>Molly Gray is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and misreads the intentions of others. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, codifying it into simple rules that Molly could live by.br>br> Since Gran died a few months ago, twenty-five-year-old Molly has been navigating lifes complexities all by herself. No matter--she throws herself with gusto into her work as a hotel maid. Her unique character, along with her obsessive love of cleaning and proper etiquette, make her an ideal fit for the job. She delights in donning her crisp uniform each morning, stocking her cart with miniature soaps and bottles, and returning guest rooms at the Regency Grand Hotel to a state of perfection.br>br> But Mollys orderly life is upended the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black himself dead in his bed. Before she knows whats happening, Mollys unusual demeanor has the police targeting her as their lead suspect. She quickly finds herself caught in a web of deception, one she has no idea how to untangle. Fortunately for Molly, friends she never knew she had unite with her in a search for clues to what really happened to Mr. Black--but will they be able to find the real killer before its too late?br>br> A Clue-like, locked-room mystery and a heartwarming journey of the spirit, The Maid explores what it means to be the same as everyone else and yet entirely different--and reveals that all mysteries can be solved through connection to the human heart.
B>b>NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of Small Great Things and The Book of Two Ways comes a powerfully evocative story of resilience and the triumph of the human spirit (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & The Six)/b> /b>br>br>b>Rights sold to Netflix for adaptation as a feature film Named one of the best books of the year by She Reads/b>br>br>Diana OToole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world. Shes an associate specialist at Sothebys now, but her boss has hinted at a promotion if she can close a deal with a high-profile client. Shes not engaged just yet, but she knows her boyfriend, Finn, a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galápagos--days before her thirtieth birthday. Right on time.br>br>But then a virus that felt worlds away has appeared in the city, and on the eve of their departure, Finn breaks the news: Its all hands on deck at the hospital. He has to stay behind. You should still go, he assures her, since it would be a shame for all of their nonrefundable trip to go to waste. And so, reluctantly, she goes.br>br>Almost immediately, Dianas dream vacation goes awry. Her luggage is lost, the Wi-Fi is nearly nonexistent, and the hotel theyd booked is shut down due to the pandemic. In fact, the whole island is now under quarantine, and she is stranded until the borders reopen. Completely isolated, she must venture beyond her comfort zone. Slowly, she carves out a connection with a local family when a teenager with a secret opens up to Diana, despite her fathers suspicion of outsiders.br>br>In the Galápagos Islands, where Darwins theory of evolution by natural selection was formed, Diana finds herself examining her relationships, her choices, and herself--and wondering if when she goes home, she too will have evolved into someone completely different.
The Cider House Rules is filled with people to love and to feel for. . . . The characters in John Irvings novel break all the rules, and yet they remain noble and free-spirited.-- The Houston Post First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century. The novel tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch--saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Clouds, ether addict and abortionist. This is also the story of Dr. Larchs favorite orphan, Homer Wells, who is never adopted. Praise for The Cider House Rules [Irving] is among the very best storytellers at work today. At the base of Irvings own moral concerns is a rare and lasting regard for human kindness. -- The Philadelphia Inquirer Superb in scope and originality, a novel as good as one could hope to find from any author, anywhere, anytime. Engrossing, moving, thoroughly satisfying. --Joseph Heller An old-fashioned, big-hearted novel . . . with its epic yearning caught in the nineteenth century, somewhere between Trollope and Twain. -- Boston Sunday Globe
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...
B>This sweeping novel from the New York Times bestselling author of A Long Petal of the Sea tells the epic story of Violeta Del Valle, a woman whose life spans one hundred years and bears witness to the greatest upheavals of the twentieth century./b>br>br>Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first girl in a family with five boisterous sons. From the start, her life is marked by extraordinary events, for the ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on the shores of her South American homeland almost at the moment of her birth.br>br>Through her fathers prescience, the family will come through that crisis unscathed, only to face a new one as the Great Depression transforms the genteel city life she has known. Her family loses everything and is forced to retreat to a wild and beautiful but remote part of the country. There, she will come of age, and her first suitor will come calling.br>br>She tells her story in the form of a letter to someone she loves above all others, recounting times of devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, poverty and wealth, terrible loss and immense joy. Her life is shaped by some of the most important events of history: the fight for womens rights, the rise and fall of tyrants, and ultimately not one, but two pandemics.br>br>Through the eyes of a woman whose unforgettable passion, determination, and sense of humor carry her through a lifetime of upheaval, Isabel Allende once more brings us an epic that is both fiercely inspiring and deeply emotional.
Former British intelligence officer Jonathan Pine attempts to infiltrate the entourage of Roper, a sinister and powerful Englishman responsible for fitting together the pieces for a monumental arms-for-cocaine deal. Reprint.
ONE OF TIME S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America. Praise for The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm Xs autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will. --Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father Extraordinary . . . a brilliant, painful, important book. -- The New York Times A great book . . . Its dead level honesty, its passion, its exalted purpose, will make it stand as a monument to the most painful truth. -- The Nation The most important book Ill ever read, it changed the way I thought, it changed the way I acted. It has given me courage I didnt know I had inside me. Im one of hundreds of thousands whose lives were changed for the better. --Spike Lee This book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle. --I. F. Stone
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.
B>b>Logan Ramsay is about to get the brain he always dreamed of. But will he be transformed into something more than humanor something less? The mind-blowing new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter and Recursion/b>/b>br>br>When the SWAT team gives the all-clear and Logan Ramsay steps into the basement, he has no idea that everything''s about to change.br> br> Then there''s the hiss of aerosol. The explosion. The shrapnel that punctures his hazmat gear. Logan wakes up to find himself in a hospital bed, attended by doctors in their own hazmat suits, his wife and daughter looking on from behind the glass.br> br> The doctors say he''s been infected by a virus--one designed not to make him sick, but to modify his very genetic structure. In a world where the next-generation gene-editing tool known as Scythe is widely available--and has already reaped disastrous consequences--the possibilities are too many and terrifying to count.br> br> Except that after the fever, the pain, the fear...the virus is gone. And according to his government bosses, Logan''s got a clean bill of health.br> br> But the truth is that with each day that passes, Logan''s getting smarter. Seeing things more clearly. He''s realizing that he''s been upgraded in ways that go beyond even Scythe''s capabilities--and that he''s been given these abilities for a reason.br> ;br>Because a holy grail of genetic engineering--one that could change our very definitions of humanity--has just been unearthed. And now it''s up to him to stop it from falling into the wrong hands.;br>;br>Logans becoming something more. Something better. Even with the whole world hunting for him, he might be able to outthink his opponents and win the war thats coming. br>;br>But what if its at the cost of being himself?
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Book club pick for Emma Watsons Our Shared Shelf A deeply spiritual book [that] honors what is tough, smart and untamed in women.-- The Washington Post Book World Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species. For though the gifts of wildish nature belong to us at birth, societys attempt to civilize us into rigid roles has muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. In Women Who Run with the Wolves , Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés unfolds rich intercultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories, many from her own traditions, in order to help women reconnect with the fierce, healthy, visionary attributes of this instinctual nature. Through the stories and commentaries in this remarkable book, we retrieve, examine, love, and understand the Wild Woman, and hold her against our deep psyches as one who is both magic and medicine. Dr. Estés has created a new lexicon for describing the female psyche. Fertile and life-giving, it is a psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul. Praise for Women Who Run with the Wolves Women Who Run with the Wolves isnt just another book. It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom, and love. An oracle from one who knows. --Alice Walker I am grateful to Women Who Run with the Wolves and to Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés. The work shows the reader how glorious it is to be daring, to be caring, and to be women. Everyone who can read should read this book. --Maya Angelou An inspiring book, the vitamins for the soul [for] women who are cut off from their intuitive nature. -- San Francisco Chronicle Stands out from the pack . . . a joy and sparkle in [the] prose . . . This book will become a bible for women interested in doing deep work. . . . It is a road map of all the pitfalls, those familiar and those horrifically unexpected, that a woman encounters on the way back to her instinctual self. Wolves . . . is a gift. -- Los Angeles Times A mesmerizing voice . . . dramatic storytelling she learned at the knees of her [immigrant] aunts. -- Newsweek The work of Clarissa Pinkola Estés, rooted in old and deep family rites and in archetypal psychology, recognizes that the soul is not lost, but has been put to sleep. This volume reminds us that we are nature for all our sophistication, that we are still wild, and the recovery of that vitality will itself set us right in the world. --Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul
B>From the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife comes an atmospheric novel of intertwined destinies and heart-wrenching suspense: A detective hiding away from the world. A series of disappearances that reach into her past. Can solving them help her heal?/b>br>br>Anna Hart is a seasoned missing persons detective in San Francisco with far too much knowledge of the darkest side of human nature. When tragedy strikes her personal life, Anna, desperate and numb, flees to the Northern California village of Mendocino to grieve. She lived there as a child with her beloved foster parents, and now she believes it might be the only place left for her. Yet the day she arrives, she learns a local teenage girl has gone missing. The crime feels frighteningly reminiscent of the most crucial time in Anna''s childhood, when the unsolved murder of a young girl touched Mendocino and changed the community forever. As past and present collide, Anna realizes that she has been led to this moment. The most difficult lessons of her life have given her insight into how victims come into contact with violent predators. As Anna becomes obsessed with the missing girl, she must accept that true courage means getting out of her own way and learning to let others in.br>br>Weaving together actual cases of missing persons, trauma theory, and a hint of the metaphysical, this propulsive and deeply affecting novel tells a story of fate, necessary redemption, and what it takes, when the worst happens, to reclaim our lives--and our faith in one another.