Friday, September 30, 2011

Rihanna - Man Down

Monday, September 26, 2011

Lady Gaga - Yoü And I (Official Video)

american taboo(a murder in the peace corps) by philip weiss

In 1975,a new group of Peace Corps volunteers landed on the island nation of Tonga.Among them was Deborah Gardner-a beautiful 23 year old who,in the following year,would be stabbed 22 times and left for dead inside her hut.
Another volunteer turned himself in to the Tongan police,and many of the other Americans were sure he had committed the crime.But with the aid of the State Department,he returned home free man.Although the story was kept quiet in the United States,Deb Gardner's death and the outlandish aftermath took on legendary proportions in Tonga.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

missing justice by alafair burke

Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid is back at work after an attempt on her life and a promotion into the Major Crime Unit.When the husband of Portland,Oregon,city judge Clarissa Easterbrook reports his wife missing and Samantha is called out on the case,she assumes her only job is to make the district attorney look good until the judge turns up.When the police discover the evidence of foul play,however,Samantha finds herself unearthing secrets in Clarissa's professional and private lives-secrets that not only Clarissa,but others,wanted to stay hidden.
The police department is committed to building a case against the man they believe is responsible,but Samantha continues to pursue an investigation into her own unanswered questions.When her search for the truth leads her to corruption at the highest levels of the city's power structure and the lingering personal tolls of a crime that occurred decades ago,Samantha realizes that her quest for justice could cost her not only her job but her life.

Monday, September 19, 2011

whiteman by tony d'souzaI

In a vibrant ivory coast village,Christians and Muslims are squaring off for war.Against this backdrop of bloody conflict,Jack Diaz-an american relief worker-follows the cycles of Africa.From the villagers and his village guardian,Mamadou,he learns of hunting in the rain forest,cultivating the yam,and navigating the nuances of the language.He witness witchcraft,storytelling,and chivalry.And together,he and Mamadou realize that hate knows no color and true heroism waits where we least expect it.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Live The Story - Ely Buendia

fire by sebastian junger

A riveting collection of literary journalism by the best selling author of THE PERFECT STORM,capped off brilliantly by a new Afterword and a timely essay about war-torn Afghanistan-a superb eyewitness report about the Taliban's defeat in Kabul-new to book form.
Sebastian Junger has made a specialty of bringing to life the drama of nature and human nature.Few writers have been to so many disparate and desparate corners of the globe.Fewer stil have met the standard of great journalism more consistently.None has provided more starkly memorable evocations of extreme events.From the murderous mechanics of the diamond trade in Sierra
Leone,to an inferno forest fire burning out of control in the steep canyons of Idaho,to the forencics of genocide in Kosovo,this collection of Junger's reporting will take readers to places they need to know about but wouldn't dream of going on their own.In his company we travel to these places,pass through frightening checkpoints,actual and psychological,and come face to face with the truth.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

a pound of flesh by trevor barnes

BOTULISM-is a rare disease,of considerable gravity,caused by a toxin produced by a bacterium called clostridium botulinum,toxin which is among the most powerful known poisons...


Those who find David Parker's behaviour taxing their belief may care to ponder on the genuine case of Issei Sagawa,the japanese student who inspired "A POUND OF FLESH".
Sagawa,the son of a wealthy japanese family,came to Paris to study French literature.In 1981 he met another student,a Dutch woman called Renee' Hartevelt,and invited her back to his flat in the rue Erlanger.When Renee' rejected his advances,Sagawa shot her dead and cut her up into pieces with an electic meat carver,eating some of the flesh raw and some cooked in a shabu shabu pot.Sagawa was arrested as he was disposing of Renee' Hartevelt's remain in the Bois de Boulogne.
He was declared insane and in 1984 sent back to japan by the French authorities on the condition that he would be confined to a mental home.The Japanese complied but after a few months Sagawa was quietly released into the custody of his parents.He now lives in a flat near Yokohama whare his relationships with-most foreign-girls are reported with great gusto by local scandal magazines.

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Ang mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan by bob ong

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the lovely bone by alice sebold

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