Oubliée dans la campagne du Kansas, à Kill Creek, une demeure ancienne se dresse au bout d'une sombre route de prairie. Elle est restée vide, abandonnée et en proie à la végétation pendant bien des années. Bientôt, sa porte se rouvrira pour la première fois depuis des décennies. Mais quelque chose attend, qui rôde dans les ténèbres, avide d'accueillir ses nouveaux visiteurs...
Lorsque l'écrivain d'horreur à succès Sam McGarver est convié à passer la nuit d'Halloween dans l'une des maisons hantées les plus tristement célèbres du pays, il accepte à contrecoeur. Au moins ne sera-t-il pas seul : trois autres maîtres du macabre, qui tous ont contribué à façonner l'horreur moderne, vont se joindre à lui. Mais ce qui ne devait être qu'un coup marketing va se muer en lutte pour survivre.
L'entité qu'ils ont réveillée va les suivre et les torturer, menaçant de les intégrer à l'héritage sanglant de Kill Creek...
« À ne pas lire la nuit. » The New York Times Book Review
« De l'horreur gothique intense, maîtrisée de bout en bout et superbement orchestrée. » Joyce Carol Oates
« Une méditation sur l'horreur elle-même. Pourquoi nous en lisons, pourquoi nous y prenons du plaisir... Un talent de conteur digne de Stephen King. » The A.V. Club
« Je pensais qu'il n'y avait plus de bonnes histoires de maisons hantées avant de lire ce roman. » J-F. Dubeau, auteur du Dieu caché
« On n'avait rien lu d'aussi terrifiant depuis Shining. Une entrée en matière brillante, un talent remarquable pour susciter l'angoisse et la terreur... Scott Thomas s'illustre avec ce premier roman. » The Hollywood Reporter
« Un récit angoissant et cinématographique, doublé d'une réflexion provocante sur le genre de l'horreur. Un must pour les amateurs de The Haunting of Hill House. » Booklist
« Un groupe d'auteurs à succès qui se réunissent dans une célèbre maison hantée de la campagne du Kansas. Une entité menaçante qui se lance à leur poursuite lors de la nuit d'Halloween. Effrayant, tordu, un indispensable du genre. » Geeks of Doom
« Des personnages réussis, une atmosphère inquiétante et une histoire morbide à souhait. Les amateurs d'horreur vont adorer. » Scream Magazine
« Macabre et haletant, le must de l'horreur. Rappelant les classiques comme The Haunting of Hill House, des éléments du cinéma d'horreur japonais tel The Ring, et une pincée de l'épouvante d'Amityville... retournements de situation inattendus et peur panique au programme. » Fantasy Faction
« Ce roman nous plonge dans un univers terrifiant, avec un final impressionnant. Ce premier roman fait de Scott Thomas une plume incontournable de la scène horrifique. » HorrorTalk
« L'épouvante cinématographique de The Conjuring, la plume en plus. Le genre de livre qui nous rappelle l'époque où l'on dévorait les livres avant les séries. » The Bloodlist
« Twists imprévisibles et personnages hauts en couleur au programme. » Horrible Imaginings Podcast
« Au niveau de classiques comme Shining et The Haunting of Hill House. Intelligent, original et immersif. » Tracking Board
While many believe stem cell research holds the key to curing a wide range of ailments, others see this research as opening a Pandoras box that will devalue human life.
In Stem Cell Now, Christopher Scott--executive director of Stanford Universitys Stem Cells and Society Program--lays out the scientific and ethical issues surrounding this national dilemma. Scott guides readers through the latest advances in stem cell research in clear, accessible language, telling the stories of the researchers who are exploring the potential of stem cells to cure cancer, grow new organs, and repair the immune system. He also leads readers through a discussion of the question at the heart of the explosive ethical debate: How, as a society, do we balance our responsibilities to the unborn and the sick? Stem Cell Now is essential reading for anyone who wants to build an informed opinion on stem cell research.
Using the authors' over thirteen years of experience at the psychosis-risk clinic at Yale University School of Medicine, The Psychosis-Risk Syndrome presents a concise handbook that details the diagnostic tools and building blocks that comprise the Structural Interview for Psychosis-Risk Syndromes, or SIPS. Clear and to the point, this volume provides an in-depth description of this new clinical high-risk population, along with instructions on how to use the SIPS to evaluate persons for psychosis-risk.
The handbook's main section takes the reader step-by-step through the SIPS evaluation, tracking how patients and families find their way to the clinic, the initial interview, the evaluation process, and the summary session consisting of findings and future options. The core diagnostic symptoms of the SIPS and psychosis-risk states are illustrated with dozens of symptom and case examples drawn from real but disguised patients from the Yale clinic. With an emphasis on clinical usefulness, the handbook finishes with practice cases for the reader to test his or her new skills at evaluating clinical populations for psychosis-risk.
Marketplace complexity and dynamics create an environment that increases the uncertainty of innovation activities. In this context systematic management of innovation and product management are increasingly important for company success. This book presents the fundamentals of innovation and product management and introduces the reader to a holistic process model with particular focus on innovation and uncertainty. This integrated consideration of innovation management and product innovation within an interdisciplinary approach represents a unique characteristic of this book. The book is designed to address the needs of managers who want a practical but well-researched guide to innovation and product management. Graduate and advanced undergraduate students would also find the chapters in this book particularly useful.
Was it better that our ancestors chose to migrate to Canada, or should they have gone to the U.S.? Snow and ice and high taxes? Or unaffordable health care, guns in kindergarten, and great weather? And didn't they have to film the hit movie Chicago in Canada because we had the studios, the gaffers, and the 65 cent dollar? Gould takes a hard look at our measurement systems: how Canadians have welcomed the metric system (except for weights and distances) while the Americans - along with only Burma and Liberia - have clung to pounds and miles. What about our national dreams? Gould defines the American Dream as the obligation for every American to achieve fame, fortune, and a trophy wife up to one-half the age of the first one, but only after he accomplishes the first two. The Canadian Dream is to pay a serviceman in cash to avoid the GST, to go to Hawaii (if you live in B.C.), and to be able to move to the U.S. to make real dollars. And what about our different political systems? In the U.S. there is serious debate about campaign finance reform; in Canada, we turn to Hansard to follow a similar discussion: "Oh shut up." "YOU shut up." "Up yours!" "Oh yeah? You'd probably enjoy that, Svend." G.I. Joe or Anne of Green Gables could be just about the funniest book you'll read this fall.
It is now 35 years since Deep Purple first came together and today - 14 musicians, 17 albums, and millions of record sales later - the group remains a monster. Smoke on the Water is the first book in more than 20 years to tell the story of this remarkable band, from their grandiose inception in 1968 to the release of their latest album in 2003. Drawing from candid interviews with band members, associates, and fans alike, it traces the group through some of the most turbulent times that any band has survived, placing the band's own music in vivid context and illustrating just how profoundly this one group helped change the world.
When the Disney Channel aired its original movie High School Musical in January 2006, they were expecting a fairly solid ratings response. What they got was a cultural phenomenon that not only launched the film into the stratosphere, but also turned its young cast into superstars. The first time the show aired, it drew almost eight million viewers; the next night, on a repeat airing, another six. The movie soundtrack hit No. 1 on the Billboard pop-music charts six weeks after its release, with nine singles from the soundtrack on the chart in the same week.
The May 2006 release of the DVD sold 400,000 units on its first day; Disney has a version that high schools around the country can license and perform; there are talks about a Broadway version, the sequel High School Musical 2 is scheduled to go into production in January 2007 for a summer 2007 airing, and the soundtrack album has gone triple platinum and remains in Billboard's Top 20.
All In This Together: The Unofficial Story of High School Musical is a comprehensive look at the creation and making of this landmark film. It provides detailed profiles of its cast members, including Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, and Corbin Bleu. It explores in detail the film's impact, following the cast as they promote High School Musical around the world, and providing all available information and conjecture about High School Musical 2. Timed for release in advance of the movie's sequel, All In This Together: The Unofficial Story of High School Musical is the perfect collectible for the film's millions of fans.
A hilarious and moving account of one family's frantic countdown to Christmas Eve. Follow in the author's footsteps as he wrestles with giant Christmas trees, scrambles to get to his children's concerts, is swallowed up by the mobs in the mall, sings his
This superbly illustrated book presents the most current and comprehensive review of oral anatomy for clinicians and researchers alike. In 26 chapters, the reader is taken on a unique anatomical journey, starting with the oral fissure, continuing via the maxilla and mandible to the tongue and floor of the mouth, and concluding with the temporomandibular joint and masticatory muscles. Each chapter offers a detailed description of the relevant anatomical structures and their spatial relationships, provides quantitative morphological assessments, and explains the relevance of the region for clinical dentistry. All dental health care professionals require a sound knowledge of anatomy for the purposes of diagnostics, treatment planning, and therapeutic intervention. A full understanding of the relationship between anatomy and clinical practice is the ultimate objective, and this book will enable the reader to achieve such understanding as the basis for provision of the best possible treatment for each individual patient as well as recognition and comprehension of unexpected clinical findings.
Learn to: Get a handle on soccer rules and regulations Grasp the basic moves and plays Improve dribbling, passing, and other skills Appreciate this popular pastime Learn the basics, improve your game knowledge, and reach your soccer playing goals Do you get a kick out of soccer? Whether you're a youth league player, a soccer parent, or a World Cup fan, here at last is the book you've been waiting for. Now updated with the latest history, stats, and rules of this popular sport, Soccer For Dummies is the ultimate guide to the greatest and most popular sport on the planet. Kick off - get a beginner's history of soccer, from its early days in China to the modern game that's showcased in stadiums and played on soccer fields all across the globe Get to the nitty-gritty - discover the rules of the game, what each player on the field is expected to do, the tactics they employ, and the skills they need to play The biggest sport in the world - explore everything about the professional game of soccer, from the biggest show on earth - the FIFA World Cup - to other international tournaments such as the European Championships, Copa America, and the CONCACAF Gold Cup For fans - find out what you can expect at a professional soccer game, as well as the lowdown on where you can find soccer on television, online, in newspapers, magazines, books, movies, and on DVDs Open the book and find: How soccer is played (and scored) Tips on coaching, how to keep fit, and how to play "the beautiful game" An in-depth look at women's soccer How club soccer is organized across the world Important international and club teams Fun soccer facts and interesting tidbits A look at the game's most fascinating players