Description : Oskar lives with his mum in a Stockholm highrise. He likes eating sweets and collecting stories of violent murder from the newspaper, and he has a slight incontinence problem. The kids at school call him Piggy and beat him up. Luckily, the new girl next door shows promise. Eli smells a bit and never seems to feel the cold and sometimes her hair has a lot of grey in it. So there's a good chance she's an even bigger misfit than Oskar. Right after their arrival, a child's body is found hanging from a tree, and amid the media frenzy other weird things start to happen. The police think it's a serial killer. They're so wrong. This extraordinary and powerful novel is part horror, part comedy and mostly love story. A moving, affectionate and, at times, grisly portrait of the agony of growing up and finding love, Let the Right One In may be the most satisfying novel you read this year.
Description : Longlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2016 From immigration reform to energy resources, from political paralysis to inequality and extremism, we are beset by a raft of huge and seemingly insurmountable issues. The daily newspapers, the rolling 24-hour television news, portray a world in terminal decline: the rise of IS, the Syrian refugee crisis, Beijing's financial fallibility and Putin's brazen annexing of the Crimea. The ripples are felt by us all in our everyday lives – in unemployment figures or, if we're lucky, our stubbornly flat payslips, in the crumbling roads, Tube strikes and sky-rocketing tuition fees. What goes under-reported are the success stories. Here, taking ten of the most knotty issues we face today, Jonathan Tepperman examines unsung individuals' bold and innovative attempts against all odds and expectations to solve some of the important problems governments have struggled with for decades. Each chapter tells the story of one government that's found a way to avoid the snares that entangle most of the others. The solutions described in the book aren't speculative: they've all already been tried, and they work. Controversial, provocative but always stimulating, Tepperman here offers a powerful, data-driven case for optimism. Written with flair and an infectious exuberance, The Fix is a book to restore hope to the pessimistic, and offer both practical advice and inspiration in a time of relentless bad news.
Description : Wickedly imaginative, gleefully bloodthirsty, Let the Old Dreams Die features a classic Lindqvist cast of lovers, loners and losers. All flawed, all touched by the desire to be loved, all deeply human. Even some of those who are not human at all.
Description : Your one-stop Photoshop reference, filled with the latest tips and techniques There’s a reason why Photoshop is the industry standard for image-editing software. But it’s also that big, Photoshop has so many facets and features that a handy one-stop guide is exactly what you need. And you’ll love the “Putting It Together” exercises that give you hands-on experience – in rich, full color! Learn the parts — the desktop, menus, panels, and key tools, and how to use Adobe Bridge Make your selection — learn about each of the selection tools plus the powerful Pen tool and Paths panel Brush up — on the Brush and Pencil tools and how to create vector shapes, create and edit type, and put type on a path Restore and retouch — correct and enhance color, improve contrast, and use the Clone Stamp and Healing tools to fix flaws and damage Print it — learn how to get the right resolution, image mode, and file format, and prepare your work for printing Open the book and find: How to crop images and increase their canvas size Tips for creating gradients and patterns Advice on resizing images How to composite images with layers and blending modes Filter techniques to correct or alter images How the Vanishing Point feature makes editing easier Steps for making adjustments with levels and curves How to create contact sheets
Description : In New Labour's empathetic regime, how did diverse voices scrutinize its etiquettes of articulation and audibility? Using the voice as cultural evidence, Voice and New Writing explores what it means to 'have' a voice in mainstream theatre and for newly included voices to negotiate with the institutions that 'find' and 'represent' their identities.
Description : Everything you need to learn about QuickBooks and small business finances in one handy guide! QuickBooks All-in-One For Dummies is the solution small business owners and managers have been looking for. A compilation of eight content-rich minibooks in one, this guide provides the information and tools you need to get the most out of QuickBooks. Get expert advice from a CPA on common accounting tasks, financial management, business planning, how to protect your financial information and more. Written in the easy-to-read For Dummies style, this book provides clear, concise, practical instruction into taking advantage of everything QuickBooks can do for your business. This book is your roadmap to complete business finance management, guiding you through the basics of QuickBooks, and then taking you even further. You'll start from the beginning and move into more advanced operations as you learn to: Set up, customize, and fine-tune QuickBooks for your business Invoice customers, pay vendors and employees, and track inventory Manage accounts, financial statements, reports, budgets, set up project and job costing, and keep track of payroll Analyze your data to create a business forecast or write a business plan that can help you find your niche Discover useful online resources for businesses More than just a user manual, this guide walks you through topics that are important to small business success. QuickBooks All-in-One For Dummies is a comprehensive guide to keeping your business on track.
Description : This introductory volume offers an elegant analysis of the enduring appeal of the cinematic vampire. From Georges M�li�s' early cinematic experiments to Twilight and Let the Right One In, the history of vampires in cinema can be organized by a handful of governing principles that help make sense of this movie monster's remarkable fecundity. Among these principles are that the cinematic vampire is invariably about sex and the vexed human relationship with technology, and that the vampire is always an overdetermined body condensing what a culture considers other. This volume includes in-depth studies of films including Powell's A Fool There Was, Franco's Vampyros Lesbos, Cronenberg's Rabid, K�mel's Daughters of Darkness, and Merhige's Shadow of the Vampire.
Description : Presents an episode-by-episode look at the first season of "The Vampire Diaries" and includes the story of L.J. Smith, background on the shows creators, and biographies of the actors.