Eine Journalistin quartiert sich in Sankt Georg ein. Ihr Auftrag: eine Reportage über das Institut zu schreiben, das hoffnungslose psychiatrische Grenzfälle betreut. Vera wird einer Gruppe von Patienten zugewiesen, deren Alltag sie zwei Wochen lang teilen soll – und nach anfänglicher Skepsis und zunächst eher widerwillig freundet sie sich schließlich mit der magersüchtigen Ylvi und den anderen „Freaks“ an. Doch je wohler sich Vera in Sankt Georg fühlt, desto verstörender werden die Begegnungen mit dem rätselhaften roten Drachen: Er erscheint ihr immer und immer wieder – so lange, bis sie zu ahnen beginnt, dass es noch einen Grund geben muss, warum sie hier ist. „Ein Roman, der einen auch lange nach dem Lesen nicht loslässt. Der es versteht, dunkle Kammern im Inneren des Lesers zu öffnen, von denen man glaubt – und hofft –, dass sie gar nicht da sind.“ Tanya Carpenter, Literaturportal LITERRA
A parody of the famed Keep Calm and Carry On British motivational poster, and featuring the same successful format as the best-selling Keep Calm and Carry On book, Now Panic and Freak Out is destined to be the mantra for the worriers of the world! Keep Calm and Carry On is all very well, but life just isn't that simple. It's time to panic. This clever collection features uncannily appropriate (for the times) quotes, such as: * "We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic." --Cullen Hightower * "The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work." --Robert Frost * "I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened." --Mark Twain
Luther hat schon fruh Davids Potential erkannt, doch erst jetzt ist die Zeit gekommen, ihn mit sich zu nehmen. Auch wenn der Junge nicht der Erste seiner Art ist, der die ihm bevorstehende Reise antritt, ist sich Luther dieses Mal so sicher wie niemals zuvor. Er glaubt fest daran, eines jener Kinder gefunden zu haben, die die Welt fur immer verandern werden. Die Konsequenzen sind unabsehbar, doch sieht er nur diesen einen Weg, die menschliche Gesellschaft vor ihrem selbstverschuldeten Untergang zu bewahren a " die vollkommene Erneuerung. David wird sich entscheiden mussen, ob er seine Aufgabe erfullen will oder wieder Teil der ziellos treibenden Masse wird. Ein spannender Thriller an den Klippen des gesellschaftlichen Abgrunds, zwischen Wahrheit, Luge und einem unausweichlichen Neuanfang.
When Iggy's transporter makes a crash landing in an even weirder frequency than before, he's sure of one thing: There's no place like home. Putting up with middle-school bullies was nothing compared to battling larger-than-life-sized trees and ferocious plant creatures! Luckily, Iggy's partner-in-crime, Karen, boasts kung fu skills that are impressive even to the extraterrestrials. But when frequency feuding goes from bad to worse, the two begin to wonder if kung fu kicks and sweet talk will be enough to fuel their escape. There's only one way to find out...
Featuring a fantastic array of traditional and modern poems, all guaranteed to annoy your teachers! With fresh, stylish illustrations from newcomer Jess Mikhail, this is a collection which will have enormous appeal to anyone who has to go to school!* Susie Gibbs is the best-selling anthologist and editor behind many of Macmillan's most successful collections* School-themed poetry is always popular with this age group
In 1967, 21-year-old Pauline Butcher was working for a London secretarial agency when a call came through from a Mr Frank Zappa asking for a typist.The assignment would change her life forever. For three years, Pauline served as Zappa's PA, moving with him, his family and the Mothers of Invention, to a log cabin in the Hollywood Hills, where the 'straight' young English girl mixed with Oscar winners and rock royalty. Freak Out! is the captivating story of a naive young English girl thrust into the mad world of a musical legend as well as the most intimate portrait of Frank Zappa ever written.
If you're interested in magic because on your 9th birthday your Mummy and Daddy booked the ruddy-faced Uncle Fiddlesticks who pulled a bunny out of a hat and made sweets appear from his pockets which he forced you to verify empty and you want to know how it was done, this isn't the book for you. (Stick with the counselling; you'll get through it.) The material in this book is 'grab you by the balls and twist 'em' stuff. It's sick, it's rude, they'll say it's in poor taste but they'll want to see more: it will blow their minds. Here is a book rammed full of tricks to really get people talking. Tricks that will give you the reputation of the guy or girl that does the really weird stuff, who can crack their nose, take a bite out of a glass, perform magic that won't be forgotten later that day. If I bent a spoon under your nose and had it melt in your hand and then floated 6 inches off the ground you'd take notice, wouldn't you? It's all here and more...
How long does it take for an alien bug to enslave a town? What would you do if you had to eat out of a jar of eyeballs? What happens when two boys go out to find an abbandoned witches den? In this series of stories, you’re going to discover the meaning of terror. You will be trapped by a goblin, ride the world’s most horrifying thrill ride, and get yourself a shock treatment. You won’t be able to forget these dark tales and cool nightmares, even if you’d like to...
Headmaster Farley's back and he's ready for revenge, but an unexpected visit from his estranged sister brings monstrous results as she takes over Splurch Academy. Forced to retreat to his laboratory, he hatches a plan to reclaim the school. Meanwhile, Cody Mack and the other boys are pitted against their new classmates-the girls of Priscilla Prim Academy for Precious and Proper Young Ladies.
The True Story of Frank Zappa and Rock's First Concept Album
Author: Scott Parker
In 1966, Frank Zappa entered a Los Angeles studio to record his groundbreaking first album, Freak Out! Not only was the result rock's first true concept album, but it was a Statement Of Intent, a shot across the bows of the rock and roll establishment, rock's teenage consumers, conservative American values and more besides. Freak Out! would have major influence on a brewing countercultural movement that would wipe clean and draw again the face of popular music, both in America and elsewhere. In A FREAK OUT IN THE MAKING, Scott Parker tells the story behind the making of this landmark album, examining the songs, the recording sessions, the key players who made the album (including the members of Zappa's Mothers Of Invention), the behind-the-scenes politics which threatened to keep the album from finding its audience and Zappa's ultimate triumph as Freak Out! became recognized as the first truly significant 'underground' rock album.
Russell Senior was Jarvis Cocker's partner-in-crime in Pulp, and the most stylish man in Britpop - known in certain circles as the Imelda Marcos of sunglasses. Freak Out the Squares is Russell's exceptionally witty, unusual and enlightening account of the heady times being a key member of Britpop's best-loved and most enduringly relevant band. The first account of life in Pulp, it takes as its starting point the band’s reunion tour in 2011, which culminated in a triumphant Glastonbury performance. It's packed with good stories about Britpop luminaries, including Jarvis of course, and digs back into Pulp's origins in Sheffield and to their glory days at the height of Britpop. Russell Senior is a man too smart to have ever been a pop star. And Pulp were too odd a band ever to have become so big. But we can only be grateful that he was, and they did – and that Freak Out the Squares tells the story in Russell's inimitable, entertaining and fascinating way.
You were born for this. God hardwired you—yes, you—for this. I'm talking about sharing Jesus with others. What if I told you evangelism is less about delivering a polished presentation and more about having a real conversation? What if I told you that God has created you to bring glory to himself by sharing Jesus with others, and that you don’t need years of training to obey what he already made you to do? God created you for his glory to advance his gospel with the gifts, talents, and opportunities he gave you. You live at this time in history for a purpose bigger than yourself. In these pages you will read how to connect the gospel story with your story, and how to talk about that story in normal conversations with people you know. No gimmicks. Nothing clever. No need to freak out. Just you, Jesus, and others—in conversations that matter.
Small-time, small town Idaho p.i. Skoog is hired to find the missing husband of a carnival sideshow freak. In the course of his investigation, Skoog puts his lifeon the line to uncover a myriad of secrets, including robbery and murder.
After 9/11, research on the perceived threat of terrorism moved in several directions. Some scholars examined the social construction of terrorism, scrutinizing the political rhetoric and media coverage associated with the threat. Other researchers investigated the public’s elevated worries about terrorism and their effect on public opinion, while still other analysts elucidated the post-9/11 changes in U.S. foreign and domestic policies. In Freaking Out: A Decade of Living with Terrorism, Joshua Woods unites these areas of research, interweaving the sociology and psychology of terrorism, to create a broader and more compelling explanation of how the attacks on 9/11 have changed American society. Offering a concise review of the shifting policy arena in the post-9/11 era, Woods chronicles not only major U.S. government actions, such as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but also less visible changes, such as shifts in immigration policy and the use and abuse of Homeland Security funding by state and local governments. Investigating the public’s response to terrorism, Woods examines the link between media coverage of terrorism and public perceptions of the threat, demonstrating how some news coverage elevates people’s worries more than others. The events of 9/11 influenced the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of public officials, members of the press, and ordinary people. The reactions of these groups are deeply interrelated, but the study of them has remained isolated and compartmentalized across several academic disciplines until now. Demonstrating the virtue of multidisciplinary synthesis, this book advances the growing field of terrorism studies in new directions.
Twelve-year-old Tulah Jones is a zombie, and only two friends and her younger brother know, but at the moment three problems confront her--she needs a way to earn money to support her raw meat habit, her hunger-fueled rages are getting worse, and she would really like Jeremy Romero to ask her to the school's Monster Mash Dance.
Freak-out is part political diatribe, part primal scream. The 2016 election was a test of our national character, and we failed. The Russians may have sent a wave of disinformation that scrambled the brains of undecided voters but unless they hacked the voting machines in three swing states then this election wasn't stolen. Sixty-three million people voted for Trump. Ultimately, we weren't screwed. We, the people, screwed ourselves.