Pixelscroll Daily Deals for Saturday, 11/24/2012
PixelMan says: Save $13.01 (87%) on this KINDLE eBOOK!
Welcome to the Monkey House (Kurt Vonnegut series) by Kurt Vonnegut
Genre(s): Fiction, Satire, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction
his short-story collection Welcome to the Monkey House (1968) incorporates almost completely Vonnegut’s 1961 “Canary in a Cathouse,” which appeared within a few months of Slaughterhouse-Five and capitalized upon that breakthrough novel and the enormous attention it suddenly brought.
Drawn from both specialized science fiction magazines and the big-circulation general magazines (Saturday Evening Post, Colliers, etc.) which Vonnegut had been one of the few science writers to sell, the collection includes some of his most accomplished work. The title story may be his most famous–a diabolical government asserts control through compulsory technology removing orgasm from sex–but Vonnegut’s bitterness and wit, not in his earlier work as poisonous or unshielded as it later became, is well demonstrated.
Two early stories from Galaxy science fiction magazine and one from Fantasy & Science Fiction (the famous “Harrison Bergeron”) show Vonnegut’s careful command of a genre about which he was always ambivalent, stories like “More Stately Mansions” or “The Foster Portfolio” the confines and formula of a popular fiction of which he was always suspicious. Vonnegut’s affection for humanity and bewilderment as its corruption are manifest in these early works.
Several of these stories (those which appeared in Collier’s) were commissioned by Vonnegut’s Cornell classmate and great supporter Knox Burger, also born in 1922.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) is one of the most beloved American writers of the twentieth century. Vonnegut’s audience increased steadily since his first five pieces in the 1950s and grew from there. His 1968 novel Slaughterhouse-Five has become a canonic war novel with Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 to form the truest and darkest of what came from World War II.
Vonnegut began his career as a science fiction writer, and his early novels–Player Piano and The Sirens of Titan–were categorized as such even as they appealed to an audience far beyond the reach of the category. In the 1960s, Vonnegut became closely associated with the Baby Boomer generation, a writer on that side, so to speak.
Now that Vonnegut’s work has been studied as a large body of work, it has been more deeply understood and unified. There is a consistency to his satirical insight, humor and anger which makes his work so synergistic. It seems clear that the more of Vonnegut’s work you read, the more it resonates and the more you wish to read. Scholars believe that Vonnegut’s reputation (like Mark Twain’s) will grow steadily through the decades as his work continues to increase in relevance and new connections are formed, new insights made.
ABOUT THE SERIES
Author Kurt Vonnegut is considered by most to be one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. His books Slaughterhouse-Five (named after Vonnegut’s World War II POW experience) and Cat’s Cradle are considered among his top works. RosettaBooks offers here a complete range of Vonnegut’s work, including his first novel (Player Piano, 1952) for readers familiar with Vonnegut’s work as well as newcomers.
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Stolen by Vivian Vande Velde
Genre(s): Children’s eBooks
he same day that the villagers of Thornstowe finally hunt down a witch with a reputation for stealing children, a 12-year-old appears in the woods with no memory of her past. Is there a connection between Isabelle, the girl who doesn’t know who she is, and the girl the witch stole six years earlier? One of the few things Isabelle remembers is a chant that keeps running through her head:
Old as dirt,
dirty as dirt.
Ugly as sin,
mean as sin.
Don’t let the old witch catch you!
Could Isabelle have been stolen by the old witch of the woods, or has she lost her memory as the result of an accident? And what about the baby the witch stole right before the villagers attacked? Did either the witch or the baby survive the fire the villagers set?
“Isabelle heard no sound beyond the faintest shivering of leaves in a gentle breeze. No sound of pursuit. But surely something was wrong, or she would know who and where she was. So she resumed running. But it wasn’t as effortless as before. Her worry weighed her down as she tried to list the things she knew—and found the list of things she didn’t know longer by far.”
PixelMan says: Save $35.00 (70%) on this KINDLE FIRE ACCESSORY BUNDLE PACK!
Accessories Bundle Kit for Amazon Kindle Fire by GTMax
Genre(s): Kindle Fire Accessory
or Amazon Kindle Fire PU Leather Case – Black
Durable,high quality smooth synthetic leather case.
Plug your charger, headset or cable without removing the case.
For Amazon Kindle Fire LCD Screen Protector Film Guard
Clear, ultra thin and durable.
Non-adhesive backing, will not leave sticky residue.
Include cloth, soft card & a screen protector.
Tablet not included.
Micro-USB USB Data Cable with Driver CD-ROM
Brand new generic accessories.
In order for your data cable to perform above functions, you must obtain the required software independently.
Cellphone / iPod / iPhone / iPad Stylus Pen – Silver Black Red
Brand new generic stylus.
Soft rubber tipped end prevents from scratching your handheld screen.
3.5mm Stereo Audio 1 Male to 2 Female Splitter Adapter
Brand new high quality generic cable.
Length: 1 Feet.
Connectors: 3.5mm 1 Male to 3.5mm 2 Female.
Dual-independent volume controls – set it as loud or quiet as you want.
Plug two sets of 3.5mm headphones into one standard 3.5mm stereo socket with this adapter.
Excellent sound reproduction and signal to noise ratio.
3.5mm Retractable Audio Male to Male Cable – Black
Extend the cord with your desired length.
Connectors: 3.5mm Male to 3.5mm Male.
Candy Stereo Headset with Soft Gel Earbud 3.5mm – Black
Light weight and stylish.
Headphone jack: 3.5mm.
Include 2 pair additional soft gel.
Two Circle Headset Earphones Cord Wrap – Black
Brand new generic headset cord wrap.
Material: Made of soft, dust-repelling silicone – will never damage your cord or get it dirty.
Headset not included.
SD Micro SD Memory Card Case-Blue
Stylish & high quality case.
Memory Card not included.
PixelMan says: Save $1.99 (100%) on this KINDLE FIRE APP!
hisenSho, sometimes known as “Four Rivers”, is a single-player, tile based board game, where the objective is to remove all tiles from the board.
Following a major update, ShisenSho now has many new features, including “pattern” layouts, “multi-layer” layouts and “blocking” wall tiles.
ShisenSho has 45+ challenging and varied layouts and has been designed to provide an appealing but challenging experience for the user. The user interface is clean and easy to use and, with a choice of tile-sets and the inclusion of high resolution backgrounds, the game is visually stunning.
Game Mode options are:
Standard – normal game, high scores are maintained by board layout;
Race – race against time to get on the high score board;
Chase – tiles reappear on the board as the game progresses;
Memory – match hidden tiles, seriously difficult..!
It is an excellent game for all age groups, providing stimulation and a mental challenge.
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A Charlie Brown Christmas [2012 Remastered & Expanded Edition] [+digital booklet] by Vince Guaraldi Trio
From an Amazon Top Reviewer:
t wasn’t only the wonderful humor of Charles Schulz and the adorable child voices that made “A Charlie Brown Christmas” such an enduring holiday favorite. The score by Vince Guaraldi was sophisticated and sensitive and stands alone as one of the best holiday albums ever. Frankly, we play it all year long, yes, Christmas in July or June or whenever.)
The original compositions (“Skating”, “Linus and Lucy”, “Christmas is Coming”) are brilliant, quirky and humorous, yet are far from childish. They are jazz compositions of real merit, and Guaraldi must have been a true “Peanuts” fan because he really was able to interpret Schulz’s characters in musical form.
The score also has Guaraldi’s interpretations of favorite Christmas carols. In “Greensleeves” in particular, you can hear how Guaraldi flavors this English classic with snippets of the Charlie Brown music–very clever and makes the score hang together as a unit and not just a patchwork of holiday tunes.
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