2005-10-31

JONNY MAGIC AND THE CARD SHARK KIDS

Jonny Magic And The Card Shark Kids: How A Gang Of Geeks Beat The Odds And Stormed Las Vegas/David Kushner (著)
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ハードカバー: 219 p ; 出版社: Random House Inc (T) ; ISBN: 1400064074 ; (2005/08/30)
From Publishers Weekly
A fat, gross, know-it-all teen whom bullies urinated upon, Jon Finkel found his calling as a champion of the Dungeons-and-Dragons-with-a-deck-of-cards fantasy game known as Magic: the Gathering. His mental acuity honed by the complex card game, Finkel went on, with his cohort of Magic cronies, to conquer grown-up gambling as a blackjack card-counter, sports bettor and tournament-caliber Texas Hold-'em poker player. Journalist Kushner, author of Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture, treats Finkel's saga as a journey toward self-knowledge and manhood, as he loses weight, starts scoring babes (with the help of arcane womanizing strategies gleaned from PickUpGuide.com) and develops the stoic grace under pressure that defines mature masculinity. It also symbolizes the liberation struggle of dorky "young brainiacs" who are "ridiculed, stomped and beaten" for their intellect and find solidarity and empowerment through fantasy gaming and online wagering. The author flogs his revenge of the nerds theme half to death, even after the nerd has metamorphosed into a sleek, wealthy professional gambler ("here he was, once again, being beaten down by the system for being too smart," Kushner rails after Finkel has a run-in with tribal casino officials), and his celebration of gambling's socially sterile, zero-sum path to personal growth tastes a little rancid. Still, his tour through the colorful subcultures of fantasy gaming and casino gambling makes for a lively, if somewhat pulpy, picaresque.
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2005-10-30

DANCING ON THORNS

Dancing On Thorns/Rebecca Horsfall (著)
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ハードカバー: 786 p ; 出版社: Ballantine Books (T) ; ISBN: 0345479785 ; (2005/08/30)
From Publishers Weekly
Horsfall's elaborately wrought, mammoth debut delineates the rise to fame of a gifted young dancer with an exalted lineage and his troubled love affair with a similarly ambitious actress. Discovered at age 16 by dowager étoile Nadia Petrovna, young Jean-Baptiste St. Michel is struggling under the burden of his absent, famous dancer-choreographer father. Petrovna recognizes Michel's natural brilliance despite his technical deficiencies and apprentices him to her megalomaniacal disciple, Charles Crown, who heads up the Islington Ballet, a cutting-edge London company. After years of torturous effort, Michel, grown single-minded, arrogant and technically perfect, attains the rank of soloist and becomes a jealously guarded treasure among the maverick troupe. Offstage, he is the nucleus of a bright group of stars, a clique that comes to include the pretty, fledging actress, Jonni Kendal, whom Michel eventually marries. Yet in order to attain peace in his professional and personal life, the alluring, emotionally diffident dancer must confront the parental sins of a chilly mother and a snide, insulting father he finally meets in his late 20s. In this stately pas de deux of a novel, Horsfall patiently, fluently takes on the larger-than-life personalities that inhabit the lofty realm of the dance world. (Aug.)
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2005-10-29

MY DETACHMENT

My Detachment: A Memoir/Tracy Kidder (著)
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ハードカバー: 192 p ; 出版社: Random House Inc (T) ; ISBN: 0375506152 ; (2005/09/06)
From Publishers Weekly
The author of The Soul of a New Machine put in a year during the Vietnam War; he was a reluctant warrior. Kidder joined ROTC in his junior year at Harvard as a way of avoiding the draft's uncertainties. Two years later he was taking part in a war that he found "unnecessary, futile, racist," serving as a lieutenant commanding an Army Security Agency detachment of eight enlisted men inside a well-fortified infantry base camp. As a shaved-headed ROTC cadet and later as an army officer, Kidder felt "separated from my social class, from my student generation"; in Vietnam, he detached himself emotionally from the mind-numbing army bureaucracy, from his ticket-punching career officer superiors and from his iconoclastic, work-shirking enlisted men. For Kidder, there are no heroes, and, in fact, few "war stories"; he presents, instead, realistic day-to-day reports on what happened to him at his posting: the mission was to interpret enemy troop movements using raw intelligence data supplied by eavesdropping technology. His account is an introspective, demythologizing dose of reality seen through the eyes of a perceptive, though immature, army intelligence lieutenant at a rear-area base camp. War isn't hell here; it's "an abstraction, dots on a map."
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2005-10-28

Perfect Nightmare

Perfect Nightmare: A Novel/John Saul (著)
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マスマーケット: 352 p ; 出版社: Fawcett Books ; ISBN: 0345467329 ; (2006/06/27)
From Publishers Weekly
A creepy stalker story becomes a shrewd whodunit as Saul's latest tracks a move from tranquil suburbia to the big city. After a job promotion, the Marshall family prepares to move from Long Island to Manhattan, unaware that a menace edges ever closer to kidnapping their teenage daughter, Lindsay. Eerie first-person chapters from the stalker's close-call perspective effectively counterpoint parents Kara and Steve Marshall's stressful relocation hurdles, as intuitive Kara begins sensing the imminence of the threat, but meets with resistance from harried family members. After the anonymous menace snatches Lindsay, Saul broadens the scope to encompass four likely male suspects, including a pair of real estate agents (one dour and one impossibly chipper). Steve Marshall conveniently dies in a car accident; police sergeant Andrew Grant is cautious and unconvinced of foul play. Lindsay's attempts to escape and the criminal's master plan keep the tension high and the plot accelerating, making this solid suspense from the veteran author of Suffer the Children and the Blackstone Chronicles series.
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2005-10-27

The Darwin Conspiracy

The Darwin Conspiracy/John Darnton (著)
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ハードカバー: 303 p ; 出版社: Alfred a Knopf ; ISBN: 1400041376 ; (2005/09/13)
From Publishers Weekly
Darwin's theories have been under attack since he first published The Origin of Species in 1859, but this grandly ambitious novel goes a few steps further to intimate that he was a fraud—and a murderer. Told by turns from three perspectives, the story opens in the present on a volcanic outcrop off the coast of Ecuador where Hugh Kellem, a British field researcher, while tracing Darwin's research path, meets Beth Dulcimer, a beautiful scientist rumored to be distantly related to Darwin. A quick shift shows an ambitious young Darwin about to embark on the Beagle. A little further on, Darwin's youngest daughter, Lizzie, enters via her journal entries, written in the 1870s, decades after Darwin's famous five-year voyage. As the three perspectives unfold, Hugh and Beth find themselves trying to solve the same mystery that intrigued Lizzie 130 years earlier: what happened on the "nuit de feu," the night that transformed the confident, robust Darwin into a haunted near-invalid for his remaining years? Stilted dialogue, perfunctory romance and expendable subplots make for a rough voyage, but Darnton (Neanderthal) puts real passion into his historical imaginings and recreations: the revelation of the "true" origin of the theory of evolution is particularly inspired and more than enough to sustain another Darntonian bestseller.
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2005-10-26

Faithless

Faithless/Karin Slaughter (著)
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ハードカバー: 393 p ; 出版社: Delacorte Pr ; ISBN: 0385339453 ; (2005/08/30)

2005-10-25

Daisy Fay And The Miracle Man

Daisy Fay And The Miracle Man/Fannie Flagg (著)
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ペーパーバック: 327 p ; 出版社: Ballantine Books (P) ; ISBN: 0345485602 ; (2005/09/13)
Book Description
Here is Fannie Flagg's high-spirited and unabashedly sentimental first novel, the precursor to the bestselling Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.

Taken from the pages of Daisy Fay Harper's journal, this is a coming of age story set in rural Mississippi that is by turns hilarious and touching. It begins in 1952 when Daisy Fay is a sassy, truth-tellin' but lonely eleven-year old, and ends six years later when she becomes the flamboyant, unlikely -- but assured -- winner of the Miss Mississippi contest. Along the way, we meet some of the raffish and outrageous town locals, including her own Daddy, who comes up with a mortgage scheme that requires Daisy's "resurrection." This is a thoroughly entertaining comic novel with a heroine who is bound to capture your heart.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg is also available from Random House AudioBooks.

2005-10-24

Bev Marshall

Right As Rain/Bev Marshall (著)
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ペーパーバック: 413 p ; 出版社: Ballantine Books (P) ; ISBN: 0345468422 ; (2005/01/25)
From Publishers Weekly
"In the moonlight she fantasized that she and Browder were silver people, not black or white, but only different shades of pure sterling." The fantasy belongs to beautiful Crow, whose mother, Tee Wee Weathersby, cooks for Browder's mother, Euylis Parsons. Crow and Browder love each other truly, madly, deeply, but it's 1958 in Zebulon, Miss., and race is fate. Bestseller Marshall (Walking Through Shadows) is an extraordinary storyteller. A master of spoken and internalized speech, she keeps the reader in intimate proximity to her large cast as she weaves her various plot threads, moving deftly from 1940 to 1968. There's laugh-aloud humor in the ferociously competitive friendship between Tee Wee and Icey Hamilton, who hires on as the Parsonses' maid and moves into the other tenant house on the farm; the scene in which the two women mud wrestle is priceless. And there is plenty of heartbreak, too, particularly when Icey loses her son Memphis in a senseless accident. Marshall's great triumph is her ability to convey the humanity of all her characters, male and female, black and white. Even those stock villains of Southern racism, the sheriff and the district attorney, seem victims of an inherited ethos. There's a touch of Hollywood in the long homicide trial at the end of the book, but Tyler Powers, the long-haired, Harvard-trained white lawyer whom Crow hires to defend her little brother, J.P., beautifully makes the point that in Mississippi of 1968, it's the whites who need to be freed.
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Walking Through Shadows/Bev Marshall (著)
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ペーパーバック: 295 p ; 出版社: Ballantine Books (P) ; ISBN: 0345483383 ; (2005/08/30)
From Publishers Weekly
The arrival of a battered girl disrupts life on a Mississippi dairy farm during WWII in Marshall's debut, an effective if somewhat overwritten story of a lurid smalltown crime. Sheila Carruth is the young girl who is rescued from her abusive father when Lloyd Cotton offers her a place to live and hires her to clean up after his cows. The skinny, humpbacked girl quickly masters the work and wins over Cotton; his wife, Rowena; and their prepubescent daughter, Annette, with her sunny disposition. Romance follows when she attracts the attention of a farmhand named Stoney Barnes. Their unlikely love affair leads to a wedding and a difficult pregnancy, but real trouble surfaces when Stoney starts beating Sheila, and Stoney's brutal father and brother begin paying the couple threatening visits. The combustible mix of personalities finally explodes, and Sheila is found strangled to death in Cotton's cornfield, at which point local reporter Leland Graves steps in to narrate Stoney's trial. Marshall delivers fine character studies in her well-drawn portraits of Stoney, Sheila, Cotton and his family, and the tension is heightened by the strictures of mid-century morality. But the murder is described by so many different narrators that the story runs out of steam by the time Marshall finally gets to Stoney's version. Nevertheless, this is a solid debut.
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2005-10-23

HOT FUDGE SUNDAY BLUES

Hot Fudge Sundae Blues/Bev Marshall (著)
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ペーパーバック: 272 p ; 出版社: Ballantine Books (P) ; ISBN: 0345468430 ; (2005/08/12)
From Publishers Weekly
Layla Jay, the endearing young narrator of Marshall's third novel (following Right as Rain), fakes salvation at the age of 13 to impress a boy at church. Religious themes play a large role in this coming-of-age tale set in the early 1960s, but the story actually revolves around a different kind of faith—a faith in people and in family, despite all their flaws. Layla Jay leads a relatively happy life in her small Mississippi town, but when her flakey alcoholic mother marries a hypocritical revivalist preacher, their home is thrown into chaos, and Layla Jay comes to realize that God answers prayers in perplexing and often painful ways. In the scattered, melodramatic first half of the book, disasters befall Layla Jay and her family one after another: her grandmother dies, her mother survives a near-fatal car accident, and Layla Jay escapes her stepfather's attempt to rape her only when her mother finishes him off with a 7-Up bottle. The second half of the novel then deepens into an exploration of the consequences of deceit and the nature of familial love. Throughout, Marshall propels the story with all-too-human characters whose faults are enormous and whose mistakes are almost inexcusable, but who are never beyond forgiveness.
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2005-10-22

The Coal Tatoo

The Coal Tattoo/Silas House (著)
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ペーパーバック: 341 p ; 出版社: Ballantine Books (P) ; ISBN: 0345480058 ; (2005/08/30)
From Publishers Weekly
Evocative prose and unforgettable characters mark this haunting novel from House, a Kentucky writer who mines the storytelling tradition of Appalachia. Set in the 1960s, the novel functions as a prequel of sorts to House's award-winning book Clay's Quilt, offering two sisters who are as different as night and day. Anneth—who will become Clay's mother—is a wild-blooded manic depressive determined to suck joy from life, while her older sister Easter, a deeply religious Pentecostal woman with the gift of foresight, has "decided to walk through life like a whisper." House paints both characters lovingly and unsentimentally, charting how each remains devoted to the other through tragedy and a battle to hold on to the one constant that unites them in a turbulent world: their land. As they fight to protect their mountain from the mining company that wants to clear the earth and strip it bare, the sisters make sacrifices for one another that will grip the reader. House has a gift for understanding the cadences of mountain folk religion and the way that music sustains people's spirits. The titular image of the coal tattoo—a bluish tinge that seeps under a miner's skin and leaves a permanent stain—is a perfect metaphor for the novel's depiction of the indelible imprint the land leaves on the human soul.
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2005-10-21

SAVING FISH FROM DROWNING

Saving Fish From Drowning/Amy Tan (著)
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ハードカバー: 474 p ; 出版社: Putnam Pub Group (T) ; ISBN: 0399153012 ; (2005/11)
From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Tan (The Bonesetter's Daughter) delivers another highly entertaining novel, this one narrated from beyond the grave. San Francisco socialite and art-world doyenne Bibi Chen has planned the vacation of a lifetime along the notorious Burma Road for 12 of her dearest friends. Violently murdered days before takeoff, she's reduced to watching her friends bumble through their travels from the remove of the spirit world. Making the best of it, the 11 friends who aren't hung over depart their Myanmar resort on Christmas morning to boat across a misty lake—and vanish. The tourists find themselves trapped in jungle-covered mountains, held by a refugee tribe that believes Rupert, the group's surly teenager, is the reincarnation of their god Younger White Brother, come to save them from the unstable, militaristic Myanmar government. Tan's travelers, who range from a neurotic hypochondriac to the debonair, self-involved host of a show called The Fido Files, fight and flirt among themselves. While ensemble casting precludes the intimacy that characterizes Tan's mother-daughter stories, the book branches out with a broad plot and dynamic digressions. It's based on a true story, and Tan seems to be having fun with it, indulging in the wry, witty voice of Bibi while still exploring her signature questions of fate, connection, identity and family. (Oct.)
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2005-10-20

HOW TO BE LOST

How To Be Lost/Ward Amanda Eyre (著), Amanda Eyre Ward (著)
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ハードカバー: 290 p ; 出版社: Macadam Cage Pub ; ISBN: 1931561729 ; (2004/10/30)

2005-10-19

Solomon vs. Lord

Solomon Vs. Lord/Paul Levine (著)
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マスマーケット: 546 p ; 出版社: Bantam Books (Mm) ; ISBN: 0440242738 ; (2005/09/27)
From Publishers Weekly
Former attorney and reporter Levine delivers a funny, fast-paced legal thriller, his first since 1998's 9 Scorpions. Circumstances conspire to force two Florida lawyers with opposing personalities;by-the-book Victoria Lord and anything-goes Steve Solomon;into working together as the defense attorneys for Katrina Barksdale, a "grieving" widow who's been charged with murdering her wealthy husband during a kinky sexcapade. This basic plot is nothing new, but Levine keeps things fresh by injecting the story with interesting subplots and a full roster of quirky, lovable characters, perhaps the best of whom is Bobby, Solomon's autistic savant nephew, who has a photographic memory and a penchant for making defaming anagrams out of people's names. While Levine's two protagonists may not be Tracy and Hepburn, the barbed dialogue that flies between them makes for some genuine laugh-out-loud moments. Fans of Carl Hiaasen and Dave Barry (who supplies a blurb) will enjoy this humorous Florida crime romp.
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2005-10-18

The Smoke Thief

The Smoke Thief/Shana Abe (著)
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ハードカバー: 292 p ; 出版社: Bantam Dell Pub Group (Trd) ; ISBN: 0553804480 ; (2005/09/27)

2005-10-17

A Dictionary of Maqiao

A Dictionary Of Maqiao/Han Shaogong (著), Julia Lovell (翻訳)
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ペーパーバック: 394 p ; 出版社: Delta ; ISBN: 0385339356 ; (2005/09/27)
From Publishers Weekly
Maqiao, a fictitious rural village lost in the vitals of Mao's Communist empire, is to Han's magical novel what Macondo is to One Hundred Years of Solitude-a place in which the various brutalities and advances of contemporary history are transformed within the "fossil seams" of popular myth. Han adopts the rules of the dictionary to the rules of fiction, distributing mini-sagas of rural bandits, Daoist madmen and mixed up Maoists across the definitions of terms with special meaning in Maqiao. Han, narrator as well as author, is sent to Maqiao as part of a cadre of "Educated Youth" during the Cultural Revolution. A sharp, sophisticated observer, he narrates these folkloric tales from the vantage point of contemporary China, situating them within a richly informative historical and philosophical framework. Among the stories that deserve mention are those of Wanyu, the village's best singer and reputed Don Juan, who is discovered to lack the male "dragon"; of "poisonous" Yanzao, so called both because his aged mother has a reputation as a poisoner and because he is assigned to spread pesticides (and in so doing absorbs such a quantity of toxins that mosquitoes die upon contact with him); and of Tiexiang, the adulterous wife of Party Secretary Benyi, who takes up with Three Ears, so called because of the rudimentary third ear that grows under one of his armpits. Flawlessly translated by Lovell, this novel should not be missed by lovers of literature.
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2005-10-16

Echoes

Echoes/Danielle Steel (著)
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マスマーケット: 447 p ; 出版社: Dell Pub Co ; ISBN: 0440240786 ; (2005/09/27)

2005-10-15

A Breath of Snow and Ashes

A Breath Of Snow And Ashes (Outlander)/Diana Gabaldon (著)
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ハードカバー: 979 p ; 出版社: Delacorte Pr ; ISBN: 0385324162 ; (2005/09/27)

2005-10-14

Chasing Fire

Chasing Fire/Michelle M. Welch (著)
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マスマーケット: 592 p ; 出版社: Spectra ; ISBN: 0553588230 ; (2005/09/27)

2005-10-13

In Shadows

In Shadows/Chandler McGrew (著)
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マスマーケット: 399 p ; 出版社: Dell Pub Co ; ISBN: 0553586041 ; (2005/09/27)

2005-10-12

Children of the Serpent Gate

Children Of The Serpent Gate (Tears of Artamon)/Sarah Ash (著)
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ハードカバー: 516 p ; 出版社: Spectra ; ISBN: 0553382128 ; (2005/09/27)
From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. At the start of the rousing conclusion to Ash's fantasy trilogy (after 2004's Prisoner of the Iron Tower), King Enguerrand of Francia has the five Tears of Artamon, the magical jewels that give their possessor claim to Novaya Rossiya. This means a crisis for Novaya Rossiya's Emperor Eugene, particularly since the Francians have kidnapped his chief magus, Kaspar Linnaius, and are going to burn him at the stake. Eugene makes an alliance of convenience with Gavril Nagarian, Lord Drakhaon of Azhkendir, who goes to Kaspar's rescue. Meanwhile, Gavril's prematurely aged lover, Kiukiu, must travel just as far in the opposite direction to find a cure; Eugene's pregnant empress, Astasia, runs away to Francia; and Eugene's daughter, Karila, has to go into hiding from would-be usurpers. The large cast may be hard to follow for new readers, but is uniformly well-developed and convincing, as is the whole world of the trilogy, with its vivid 18th-century European flavor and fallen angels who evoke Paradise Lost. Lovers of big, complex fantasy sagas (think Robert Jordan or George R.R. Martin) will be well pleased.
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2005-10-11

「黒い時計の旅」

黒い時計の旅 白水Uブックス―海外小説の誘惑 (150)/スティーヴ・エリクソン (著), 柴田 元幸
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単行本: 402 p ; サイズ(cm): 18
出版社: 白水社 ; ISBN: 4560071500 ; (2005/08)
出版社からのコメント
時間と空間の境界をやすやすと乗り越える瞠目すべき幻視力と読者の感覚を強烈に刺激する細部のリアリティ。スティーヴ・エリクソンの小説世界は比肩する者のない根源的な虚構の膂力をもってアメリカ文学界に屹立している。処女作『彷徨う日々』から『Xのアーチ』に至る邦訳傑作群はいずれも見事な想像力の産物だが、なかでエリクソン・ワールドの扉を開く鍵となる1作を選ぶとしたら、この『黒い時計の旅』が最適だろう。まずは、語りとして抜群に面白いからだ。ヒトラーの私設ポルノグラファーという意表をつく人物設定を軸に「もうひとつの20世紀」を構築するその手際は鮮やかというしかない。

2005-10-10

「北風のうしろの国」

『北風のうしろの国』 ハヤカワ文庫 FT ハヤカワ名作セレクション/ジョージ・マクドナルド (著), 中村 妙子 (翻訳)
価格: ¥924 (税込)
文庫: 488 p ; サイズ(cm): 16
出版社: 早川書房 ; ISBN: 4150203989 ; (2005/09/22)
内容紹介(朝日新聞より)
19世紀、産業革命下の英国では、繁栄の陰で貧富の差が拡大していた。懸命に生きる貧しい人々の姿を、「北風」の精にいざなわれて不思議な旅をする少年の目を通して描き出した、ファンタジーの傑作。

2005-10-09

スティーヴ・エリクソン

『アムニジアスコープ』/スティーヴ・エリクソン (著), 柴田 元幸
価格: ¥2,940 (税込)
単行本: 262 p ; サイズ(cm): 20
出版社: 集英社 ; ISBN: 4087734323 ; (2005/08)
出版社 / 著者からの内容紹介
アメリカ最高の幻視作家による〈愛〉の物語。アメリカ現代文学を代表する作家エリクソンが、近未来、大震災が起きて廃墟と化した幻想的なLAを舞台に、これまで自分が関係してきた女性たちとの記憶を生々しく甦らせ、愛について考察する。

2005-10-08

John Steinbeck

Steinbeck Novels and Stories 1932-1937: The Pastures of Heaven/to a God Unknown/Tortilla Flat/in Dubious Battle/of Mice and Men (Library of America)/John Steinbeck (著), Robert Demott (著), Elaine A. Steinbeck (著)
U.S. 定価: $35.00
価格: ¥3,465 (税込)
OFF: ¥611 (15%)
新品/ユーズド価格 : ¥2,858より
発送可能時期:通常7~10日以内に発送します。
ハードカバー: 912 p ; 出版社: Library of America ; ISBN: 1883011019 ; (1994/09/01)


John Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath and Other Writings 1938-1941 : The Long Valley, the Grapes of Wrath, the Log from the Sea of Cortez, the Harvest (Library of America)/John Steinbeck (著)
U.S. 定価: $35.00
価格: ¥3,465 (税込)
OFF: ¥611 (15%)
発送可能時期:通常7~8日以内に発送します。
ハードカバー: 1067 p ; 出版社: Library of America ; ISBN: 1883011159 ; (1996/09/01)
Book Description
This second volume in the authoritative edition of John Steinbeck (with "Novels and Stories, 1932-1937") features the Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece "The Grapes of Wrath" in a newly corrected text based on the author's manuscript, typescript, and galleys. "The Harvest Gypsies is Steinbeck's investigative report on migrant farm workers which laid the groundwork for the novel. "The Long Valley" displays his brilliance with short stories, including such classics as "The Chrysanthemums," "Flight," and "The Red Pony." "The Log from the Sea of Cortez," about a marine biological expedition, combines science, philosophy, and adventure.

目次
THE LONG VALLEY
The Chrysanthemums
The White Quail
Flight
The Snake
Breakfast
The Raid
The Harness
The Vigilante
Johnny Bear
The Murder
St. Katy the Virgin
Red Pony:
I.The Gift
II. The Great Mountains
III. The Promise
The Leader of the People
THE GRAPES OF WRATH
THE LOG FROM THE SEA OF CORTEZ
About Ed Ricketts
Introduction
Log
Glossary
Index
APPENDIX: (COLLECTED AS THEIR BLOOD IS STRONG)
The Harvest Gypsies
Starvation Under the Orange Trees
CHRONOLOGY
NOTE ON THE TEXTS


Novels, 1942-1952: The Moon Is Down/Cannery Row/the Pearl/East of Eden (Library of America)/John Steinbeck (著), Robert Demott (編集)
U.S. 定価: $35.00
価格: ¥3,465 (税込)
OFF: ¥611 (15%)
新品/ユーズド価格 : ¥2,858より
発送可能時期:通常7~10日以内に発送します。
ハードカバー: 983 p ; 出版社: Library of America ; ISBN: 1931082073 ; (2002/02/14)
Book Description
This third volume in The Library of America's authoritative edition of John Steinbeck's writings shows one of America's most enduring popular writers continuing restlessly to explore new subject matter and new approaches to storytelling.

The Moon Is Down (1942), set in an unnamed Scandinavian country under German occupation, dramatizes the transformation of ordinary life under totalitarian rule and the underground struggle against the Nazi invaders. In Cannery Row (1945) Steinbeck paid tribute to his closest friend, the marine biologist Ed Ricketts, in the central character of Doc, proprietor of the Western Biological Laboratory and spiritual and financial mainstay of a cast of philosophical drifters and hangers-on. The comic and bawdy evocation of the main street of Monterey's sardine-canning district has made this one of the most popular of all Steinbeck's novels. Steinbeck's long involvement with Mexican culture is distilled in The Pearl (1947). Expanding on an anecdote he had heard about a boy who found a pearl of unusual size, Steinbeck turned it into an allegory of the corrupting influence of sudden wealth. The Pearl appears here with the original illustrations by José Clemente Orozco.

Ambitious in scale and original in structure, East of Eden (1952) recounts the violent and emotionally turbulent history of a Salinas Valley family through several generations. Drawing on Biblical parallels, East of Eden is an epic that explores the writer's deepest and most anguished concerns within a landscape that for him had mythic resonance.

2005-10-06

ナウ・アンド・ゼン [Limited Edition]

ナウ・アンド・ゼン [Limited Edition]/カーペンターズ
価格: ¥1,470 (税込)
発送可能時期:通常24時間以内に発送します。
CD (2005/09/21)
ディスク枚数: 1
ユニバーサルインターナショナル - ASIN: B000AA7BIO

曲目リスト
1.シング
2.マスカレード
3.ヘザー
4.ジャンバラヤ
5.アイ・キャント・メイク・ミュージック
6.イエスタデイ・ワンス・モア
7.ファン・ファン・ファン
8.この世の果てまで
9.ハイ・ロン・ロン
10.デッドマンズ・カーブ
11.ジョニー・エンジェル
12.燃ゆる瞳
13.アワ・デイ・ウィル・カム
14.ワン・ファイン・デイ
15.イエスタデイ・ワンス・モア(リプライズ)

2005-10-05

ゴールド

ゴールド/カーペンターズ
参考価格: ¥2,243 (税込)
価格: ¥2,130 (税込)
OFF: ¥113 (5%)
15 新品/ユーズド価格 : ¥800より
発送可能時期:通常24時間以内に発送します。
CD (2003/11/21)
ディスク枚数: 1
ユニバーサルインターナショナル - ASIN: B0000QWXV8

曲目リスト
1.イエスタデイ・ワンス・モア
2.スーパースター
3.雨の日と月曜日は
4.愛にさよならを
5.小さな愛の願い
6.愛は夢の中に
7.レインボウ・コネクション
8.シング
9.ふたりの誓い
10.ジャンバラヤ
11.タッチ・ミー
12.プリーズ・ミスター・ポストマン
13.青春の輝き
14.ソリテアー
15.愛のプレリュード
16.遥かなる影
17.マスカレード
18.涙の乗車券
19.トップ・オブ・ザ・ワールド
20.オンリー・イエスタデイ
21.リーヴ・イエスタデイ・ビハインド

内容(「CDジャーナル」データベースより)
2003年10月より放送の月9ドラマ『ビギナー』のメイン・テーマ「トップ・オブ・ザ・ワールド」をはじめ、「青春の輝き」「シング」などTVでお馴染みのナンバーを集めたヒット曲ばかりのコンピ盤。

2005-10-04

ジャンバラヤ~カントリー&ウエスタン・ベスト・セレクション

ジャンバラヤ~カントリー&ウエスタン・ベスト・セレクション/オムニバス
参考価格: ¥1,785 (税込)
価格: ¥1,696 (税込)
OFF: ¥89 (5%)
2 新品/ユーズド価格 : ¥980より
発送可能時期:通常3~4日以内に発送します。
CD (2002/03/27)
ディスク枚数: 1
ユニバーサルインターナショナル - ASIN: B000060NAZ

曲目リスト
1.ヘイ・グッド・ルッキン(ジョージ・ジョーンズ)
2.知りたくないの(ジョニー・ロドリゲス)
3.愛さずにはいられない(ファロン・ヤング)
4.リリース・ミー(ジョニー・ロドリゲス)
5.コールド・コールド・ハート(ジョージ・ジョーンズ)
6.オー・ロンサム・ミー(デイヴ・ダッドレー)
7.アイ・ウォーク・ザ・ライン(ジョージ・ジョーンズ)
8.スティール・ギター・ラグ(ピート・ドレイク)
9.ユー・アー・マイ・サンシャイン(ザ・シェイディ・オーク・ボーイズ)
10.想い出のグリーン・グラス(ロジャー・ミラー)
11.ジェントル・オン・マイ・マインド(ファロン・ヤング)
12.恋はフェニックス(ロジャー・ミラー)
13.ジャクソン(ジェリー・リー・ルイス&リンダ・ゲイル・ルイス)
14.二人の青い鳥(ロジャー・ミラー)
15.サン・アントニオ・ローズ(ファロン・ヤング)
16.母上の思い出(ザ・スタンレイ・ブラザーズ)
17.フォギー・マウンテン・ブレイク・ダウン(レスター・フラット&アール・スクラッグス)
18.オレンジ・ブロッサム・スペシャル(ザ・スタンレイ・ブラザーズ)
19.また逢う日まで(レスター・フラット&アール・スクラッグス)
20.カウ・ライジャ(ハンク・ウィリアムス)
21.泣きたいほどの淋しさだ(ハンク・ウィリアムス)
22.ユア・チーティン・ハート(ハンク・ウィリアムス)
23.ジャンバラヤ(ハンク・ウィリアムス)

内容(「CDジャーナル」データベースより)
ユニバーサルの有名なライブラリーの数々を、{ゴールデン・ヒット・パレード}と題して贈るシリーズ。往年のファンにはたまらないアーティスト群が魅力のベスト盤。

2005-10-03

ジャンバラヤ~ハンク・ウィリアムス・ベスト・セレクション

ジャンバラヤ~ハンク・ウィリアムス・ベスト・セレクション/ハンク・ウィリアムス
参考価格: ¥1,785 (税込)
価格: ¥1,696 (税込)
OFF: ¥89 (5%)
5 新品/ユーズド価格 : ¥1,028より
発送可能時期:通常24時間以内に発送します。
2点在庫あり。ご注文はお早めに。
CD (2002/08/28)
ディスク枚数: 1
ユニバーサルインターナショナル - ASIN: B000068W5X

曲目リスト
1.バケツに穴があいたなら
2.ムーヴ・イット・オン・オーヴァー
3.ルーティー・トゥーティー
4.愛しているから
5.ロング・ゴーン・ダディ
6.ホンキー・トンキン
7.ほっといておくれ
8.ラヴシック・ブルース
9.待つ身のつらさ(ウィズ・ギター)
10.失われた道しるべ
11.泣きたいほどの淋しさだ
12.ロング・ゴーン・ロンサム・ブルース
13.ホンキー・トンク・ブルース
14.どうにも出来ない
15.ふりかえれば
16.もう家には帰らない
17.マイ・ハート・ウッド・ノウ
18.クレイジー・ハート
19.ジャンバラヤ
20.ユア・チーティン・ハート
21.心のきずなを解いてくれ

内容(「CDジャーナル」データベースより)
不幸な事故で人気絶頂時に亡くなったアメリカン・カントリー・ミュージック界の巨匠によるベスト・アルバム。タイトル曲をはじめ、超名曲「泣きたいほどの淋しさだ」など染みる歌を多数収録。

2005-10-02

ジャンバラヤ~ベスト・オブ・ハンク・ウィリアムス

ジャンバラヤ~ベスト・オブ・ハンク・ウィリアムス/ハンク・ウィリアムス
4 新品/ユーズド価格 : ¥1,300より
発送可能時期:出品者から通常2営業日以内に発送します。
CD (1997/06/18)
ディスク枚数: 1
ユニバーサルインターナショナル - ASIN: B0000568NU

曲目リスト
1.ジャンバラヤ
2.カウ・ライジャ
3.アイ・ソー・ザ・ライト
4.ウエディング・ベルズ
5.バケツに穴があいたなら
6.コールド・コールド・ハート
7.泣きたいほどの淋しさだ
8.アイ・ドント・ケア
9.パン・アメリカン
10.ロング・ゴーン・ロンサム・ブルース
11.ユア・チーティン・ハート
12.マンション・オン・ザ・ヒル
13.ホンキー・トンク・ブルース
14.クール・ウォーター
15.どうにも出来ない
16.ヘイ・グッド・ルッキン
17.ラブシック・ブルース
18.心のきずなを解いてくれ
19.ハーフ・アズ・マッチ
20.ユー・ウィン・アゲイン

内容(「CDジャーナル」データベースより)
全集はすでに入手不能なので、これが現在のところ神様ハンクを聴ける唯一のCD。寂しいじゃないか。カントリーに新しいセンスを注入し,ポップスとの橋渡しをした、ポピュラー史上最重要な一人だというのに。この独特な唱法は、多大な影響を与えました。

2005-10-01

ハロー・サッチモ!~ミレニアム・ベスト

ハロー・サッチモ!~ミレニアム・ベスト/ルイ・アームストロング
参考価格: ¥2,500 (税込)
価格: ¥2,250 (税込)
OFF: ¥250 (10%)
発送可能時期:通常24時間以内に発送します。
CD (2001/02/25)
ディスク枚数: 1
ユニバーサルクラシック - ASIN: B00005HU9T

曲目リスト
1.ハロー・ドーリー!
2.この素晴らしき世界
3.聖者の行進
4.セ・シ・ボン
5.ブルーベリー・ヒル
6.ジーパス・クリーパス
7.キャバレー
8.バラ色の人生
9.キッス・オブ・ファイア
10.アイ・ゲット・アイディアズ
11.夢を描くキッス
12.ムーン・リヴァー
13.ポルトガルの四月
14.久し振りね
15.ドリーム・ア・リトル・ドリーム・オブ・ミー
16.オチ・チョ・ニ・ヤ
17.わが恋はここに
18.誰も知らない私の悩み
19.ブルースを歌おう
20.レッツ・ドゥ・イット
21.メイム ※〈ブックレット付〉

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サッチモの朴訥とした歌声を耳にすると、なぜか心がなごんでくる。トレードマークのしわがれ声にはヒーリング効果があるようだ。サッチモことルイ・アームストロングはジャズ史上最高のジャズマンだけど、ジャズなんて知らないという人たちからも熱烈に歓迎、支持されている。まさに20世紀を代表するジャズのキングであり、同時にスーパー・エンターテイナーでもある。それだけにヴォーカルに焦点をあてたベスト盤は各種出ているけど、これは21曲入り、しかもヒット曲をほぼ網羅した内容という点がうれしい。ヒット・チャートを賑わした50~60年代のヒット曲だけでなく、30~40年代の録音も含まれている。一番古い録音は38年録音の<3>で、これはその後映画『五つの銅貨』でダニー・ケイとデュエットした曲。デュエットといえば、エラ・フィッツジェラルドとのデュエットが2曲入っているのも魅力だ。<15>と<17>がそれで、後者はオスカー・ピーターソン・トリオとの共演。なお、藤子不二雄Aが書き下ろしたジャケットの似顔絵も素敵です。(市川正二)

内容(「CDジャーナル」データベースより)
20世紀が生んだ偉大なジャズマン、ルイ・アームストロングの生誕100年を記念したベスト盤。最近増えているCM使用曲も収録。永遠不滅のサッチモの魅力がいっぱいだ。