Kelly Oxford is . . . A wunderkind producer of pirated stage productions for six-year-olds Not the queen of the world An underage schnitzel-house dishwasher The kid who stood up to a bully and almost passed out from the resulting adrenaline rush A born salesman Capable of willing her eyesight to be 20/20 That girl who peed her pants in the gas station that one time Totally an expert on strep throat Incapable of making Leonardo DiCaprio her boyfriend A writer A certified therapy assistant who heals with Metallica mixtapes "Not fat enough to be super snuggly." —Bea, age four Not above using raspberry-studded sh*t to get out of a speeding ticket "Bitingly funny. But everybody knows that." —Roger Ebert Sad that David Copperfield doesn't own a falcon A terrible liar
FICTION. Bob Gluck writes: "Mike Amnasan is an amazing writer. His spare prose displays the brutal equations of power, variables and constants that shape consciousness and flesh. His is a take-no-prisoners minimalism where needs are isolated in a kind of silence: the need to be recognized, the need to be touched, the need to dominate, and strongest of all the need to explain. Here is the spectacle of ferocious creativity and disappointment, a drama in which hope is continually dispatched and revived."
The brilliant and outrageous debut novel from British actor, comedian, author, presenter, journalist and national treasure, Stephen Fry. Adrian Healey is magnificently unprepared for the long littleness of life; unprepared too for the afternoon in Salzburg when he will witness the savage murder of a Hungarian violinist; unprepared to learn about the Mendax device; unprepared for more murders and wholly unprepared for the truth. Praise for The Liar: 'A quite brilliant first novel' Sunday Times 'Sublime' Cosmopolitan 'The Liar is hilarious - page after page of the most outrageous and often filthy jokes, delicious conceits, instant, brilliant ripostes that would only occur to ordinary mortals after days of teeth-grinding lunacy' Literary Review
***WINNER OF THE CWA GOLD DAGGER AWARD 2018*** A MISSING GIRL. A DESPERATE FATHER. A CASE WHICH WILL TEAR THEM APART. 'Plotting that takes the breath away' Ian Rankin 'A fantastic thriller writer' Mark Billingham * * * * * WHO IS DEADLIER ... Leonard Howell's worst nightmare has come true: his daughter Caroline has been kidnapped. He can't rely on the cops, so Howell calls the only man he trusts to get her back. THE MAN WHO KNOWS THE TRUTH Eddie Flynn knows what it's like to lose a daughter and vows to bring Caroline home safe. Once a con artist, now a hotshot criminal attorney, Flynn is no stranger to the shady New York underworld. ... OR THE ONE WHO BELIEVES A LIE? However, as he steps back into his old life, Flynn realizes that the rules of the game have changed - and that he is being played. But who is pulling the strings? And is anyone in this twisted case telling the truth...? * * * * * An ingenious plot, gripping action and characters who leap off the page: discover why readers love Steve Cavanagh: 'Cavanagh stands head and shoulders above the competition, with his skilfully plotted, action-packed and big-hearted Eddie Flynn novels . . . highly intelligent, twist-laden and absolutely unputdownable' Eva Dolan, author of the critically acclaimed Tell No Tales 'What a thriller! Breathlessly brilliant and fiendishly clever' Miranda Dickinson 'A cleverly constructed legal thriller combined with a classic locked-room mystery. Eddie Flynn is fast becoming one of my favourite fictional heroes and Cavanagh one of my favourite thriller writers.' S.J.I. Holliday, author of Black Wood 'Raymond Chandler could have created Eddie Flynn. THE PLEA is Phillip Marlowe and Michael Connolly's Mickey Haller combined, with a bit of Jim Thompson's THE GRIFTERS thrown in. A superb read with a main character destined to be one of the most talked about in crime fiction.' Howard Linskey, author of The Search * If you like John Grisham, Lee Child and Michael Connelly, you will LOVE the gripping and twisty Eddie Flynn series: 1. The Defence 2. The Plea 3. The Liar 4. Thirteen * Each Eddie Flynn thriller can be read as a standalone or in series order *
This book is about one of the most baffling of all paradoxes--the famous Liar paradox. Suppose we say: "We are lying now." Then if we are lying, we are telling the truth; and if we are telling the truth we are lying. This paradox is more than an intriguing puzzle, since it involves the concept of truth. Thus any coherent theory of truth must deal with the Liar. Keith Simmons discusses the solutions proposed by medieval philosophers and offers his own solutions and in the process assesses other contemporary attempts to solve the paradox. Unlike such attempts, Simmons' "singularity" solution does not abandon classical semantics and does not appeal to the kind of hierarchical view found in Barwise's and Etchemendy's The Liar. Moreover, Simmons' solution resolves the vexing problem of semantic universality--the problem of whether there are semantic concepts beyond the expressive reach of a natural language such as English.
In recent years there have been a number of books-both anthologies and monographs-that have focused on the Liar Paradox and, more generally, on the semantic paradoxes, either offering proposed treatments to those paradoxes or critically evaluating ones that occupy logical space. At the same time, there are a number of people who do great work in philosophy, who have various semantic, logical, metaphysical and/or epistemological commitments that suggest that they should say something about the Liar Paradox, yet who have said very little, if anything, about that paradox or about the extant projects involving it. The purpose of this volume is to afford those philosophers the opportunity to address what might be described as reflections on the Liar.
Under all the glamour surrounding Beverly Hills, a sleazy underbelly quietly festers. As love for barter, lowlife scams, and trashy pickups lurk in the shadows, a small-time hustler masquerades as a big shot. Forty-year-old Joel Schebschitz is a friendly supplier of antique jewelry who knows a sexy woman when he sees oneand that doesnt include his wife. Claudia Alonzo is a voluptuous Brazilian model looking for a fast buck. When the long-legged beauty approaches Joel with the hope of selling her ruby ring, he jumps at the opportunity. But there is only one problemClaudia is not attracted to Joel at all. A mastermind at devious manipulation, Claudia knows Joel may be very useful to her, so she happily strings him along as he trails after her heels like a lovesick puppy dog. In this scandalously provocative tale set among the bogus glitz of Southern California, steamy sex transforms into murderous hate as a diabolical war ensues between a rapacious gold-digger and a monstrous liar. Liar is very entertainingsmart, insightful, funny and truly sexy. A must-read. Russell Andrews, author of Hades A very sexy and hilarious book Peter Gethers, chief editor for Random House
Liar, Liar: A Non-Fiction Account of Online Dating Experiences By: Judi Curry Judi is a retired educator that lost her husband in 2009 to lung cancer after 46 years of marriage. Married at seventeen, she had never lived on her own and after the pangs of loss numbed, she decided that she would like to find a full-time companion to spend the rest of her life with. The only problem was where would a 60+ year-old female go to find such companionship? Online dating seemed a viable answer, so she signed up with online dating services to meet that companion. Liar, Liar is a word for word accounting of the men she talked to over a period of four years. The wording of the communications has not been edited, nor changed, for to do so would have changed the communication drastically between them. Although each of the chapters are about the “scammers” she met, she did meet several men that were sincere and their stories are not part of the book because of that sincerity. At this point she is still looking for a companion, but not online.
"Paris, 1643: Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. In quick succession he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a charming young woman whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend Lucrece. What our hero regrettably does not know is that Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend Alcippe. Nor is he aware that his father is trying to get him married to Clarice, whom he thinks isLucrece, who actually is in love with him. From all these misunderstandings and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies springs one of the Western world's greatest comedies, a sparkling urban romance as fresh as the day Pierre Corneille wrote it, brilliantly adapted for today by All in the Timing's David Ives."--P. of cover.
Bringing together powerful new tools from set theory and the philosophy of language, this book proposes a solution to one of the few unresolved paradoxes from antiquity, the Paradox of the Liar. Treating truth as a property of propositions, not sentences, the authors model two distinct conceptions of propositions: one based on the standard notion used by Bertrand Russell, among others, and the other based on J.L. Austin's work on truth. Comparing these two accounts, the authors show that while the Russellian conception of the relation between sentences, propositions, and truth is crucially flawed in limiting cases, the Austinian perspective has fruitful applications to the analysis of semantic paradox. In the course of their study of a language admitting circular reference and containing its own truth predicate, Barwise and Etchemendy also develop a wide range of model-theoretic techniques--based on a new set-theoretic tool, Peter Aczel's theory of hypersets--that open up new avenues in logical and formal semantics.
THE TOP-TEN BESTSELLER! 'Thought-provoking and clever' Gilly Macmillan 'A tense and moving story that I will remember for a long time' Rachel Abbott 'This tense psychological thriller focuses relentlessly on the way its characters cope as stress piles up and the mess deepens' Sunday Times 'Thought-provoking' Woman & Home 'I raced through it. A compelling, emotional read' Jenny Quintana 'Dark, intelligent, suspenseful' Saskia Sarginson The accused While Nick Dean is enjoying an evening at home with his family, he is blissfully unaware that one of his pupils has just placed an allegation of abuse against him - and that Nick's imminent arrest will see the start of everything he knows and loves disintegrating around him. Because, mud sticks, right? No matter if you're innocent or guilty. The accuser When Angela Furness decides that enough is enough - she hates her parents, hates her friends and, most of all, despises what has recently happened at school - she does the only thing she knows will get her attention: calls the police. But Angela is unaware that the shocking story she is about to tell will see her life begin to topple. Because, once you've said what you've said, there's no way back, right? No matter if you're innocent or guilty. Richard and Judy and international bestselling author of The Guilty One returns with a nail-biting ride of 'he said/she said' between a teacher and his pupil. A gripping tale of two families torn apart by one catastrophic betrayal, illustrating the fine line between guilt and innocence. *PRE-ORDER LISA BALLANTYNE'S NEW NOVEL, ONCE UPON A LIE, NOW* Praise for Lisa Ballantyne: 'One of the most readable, emotionally intense novels of the year' Richard and Judy 'Moving, insightful' Guardian 'Thought-provoking, brave and challenging, this book is an unsettling and compulsive read' Rosamund Lupton 'Grips like a vice' Daily Mail 'Sophisticated, suspenseful, unsettling' Lee Child 'A page-turner with real emotional depth' Daily Express 'I couldn't get this book out of my head. It kept me up all night and guessing the whole way through. I loved it' Jenny Colgan 'An outstanding work of fiction' Daily Record 'Dark, intelligent, suspenseful' Saskia Sarginson 'Tense, unsettling' Morning Star
______________________________ Detective Harriet Blue is clear about two things. Regan Banks deserves to die. And she'll be the one to pull the trigger. But Regan - the vicious serial killer responsible for destroying her brother's life - has gone to ground. Suddenly, her phone rings. It's him. Regan. 'Catch me if you can,' he tells her. Harriet needs to find this killing machine fast, even if the cost is her own life. So she follows him down the Australian south coast with only one thing on her mind. Revenge is coming - and its name is Harriet Blue...
In this book, Yaq=ub describes a simple conception of truth and shows that it yields a semantical theory, called the revision theory, that accommodates the whole range of our seemingly conflicting intuitions about truth. He offers a comprehensive defense of the revision theory of truth by developing consistent and adequate formal semantics for languages in which all sorts of problematic sentences (Liar and company) can be constructed.
While trying on her friend’s old high school uniform and pretending to be someone else, the 21-year-old Minato Takatsuki unwittingly attracts the affections of her younger stepbrother, Toru, and ends up dating him! In short order, Minato finds herself falling for Toru, but her secret is discovered by her crush, Karasuma-kun, and now he knows that Tsukaguchi-sempai likes her, too?! How scandalous! The fifth volume of the split personality romantic comedy!
Toru has started to integrate himself with the club, closing the distance between himself and his sister, Minato, but it seems that her ex, Karasuma-san, still has regrets...and decides to use the information Minato shared for his benefit? Was Karasuma-san a different person all along, or is he just now becoming an imposter? The web of love continues to unravel in volume 6.