The Shining - Stephen King
The Overlook Hotel is more than just a home-away-from-home for
the Torrance family. For Jack, Wendy, and their young son, Danny,
it is a place where past horrors come to life. And where those
gifted with the shining do battle with the darkest evils.
Stephen King's classic thriller is one of the most powerfully
imagined novels of our time.
Warrior of the Light : A Manual - Paulo Coelho
Warrior of the Light: A Manual is an inspirational companion to
The Alchemist, an international bestseller that has beguiled
millions of readers around the world.
Every short passage invites us to live out our dreams, to embrace
the uncertainty of life, and to rise to our own unique destiny
In his inimitable style, Paulo Coelho helps bring out the Warrior
of the Light within each of us. He also shows readers how to embark
upon the way of the Warrior: the one who appreciates the miracle
of being alive, the one who accepts failure, and the one whose
quest leads him to become the person he wants to be.
Zen in the Art of Archery - Eugen Herrigel
So many books have been written about the meditation side of Zen
and the everyday, chop wood/carry water side of Zen. But few books
have approached Zen the way that most Japanese actually do--through
ritualized arts of discipline and beauty--and perhaps that is why
Eugen Herrigel's Zen in the Art of Archery is still popular so
long after it first publication in 1953. Herrigel, a philosophy
professor, spent six years studying archery and flower-arranging
in Japan, practicing every day, and struggling with foreign notions
such as "eyes that hear and ears that see." In a short, pithy narrative,
he brings the heart of Zen to perfect clarity--intuition, imitation,
practice, practice, practice, then, boom, wondrous spontaneity
fusing self and art, mind, body, and spirit. Herrigel writes
with an attention to subtle profundity and relates it with a
simple artistry that itself carries the signature of Zen.
Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter--the
world's only totally reliable guide to the future--the world will
end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just after tea...
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - Duaglas Adams
There is a long tradition of Great Detectives, and Dirk Gently does
not belong to it. But his search for a missing cat uncovers a ghost,
a time traveler, AND the devastating secret of humankind! Detective
Gently's bill for saving the human race from extinction: NO CHARGE.
Pawn of Prophecy - David Eddings
Book one of the Belgariad
Long ago, the Storyteller claimed, in this first book of THE BELGARIAD,
the evil god Torak drove men and Gods to war. But Belgarath the Sorcerer
led men to reclaim the Orb that protected men of the West. So long as it
lay at Riva, the prophecy went, men would be safe.
But Garion did not believe in such stories. Brought up on a quiet farm by
his Aunt Pol, how could he know that the Apostate planned to wake dread
Torak, or that he would be led on a quest of unparalleled magic and danger
by those he loved--but did not know...?
The Talisman - Stephen King & Peter Straub
In The Talisman, 12-year-old Jack Sawyer takes on a quest in this
and a parallel world, the "Territories," to acquire a mystical talisman
that will save the life of his dying mother and her "twinner,"
the Queen of the Territories. Jack "flips" back and forth between
worlds during his journey, finding his way...
Picture of Dorian Grey - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul
for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works.
Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of
stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian
Gray's moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when
it first appeared in 1890. Wilde was attacked for his decadence
and corrupting influence, and a few years later the book and the
aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials
occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, trials that resulted
in his imprisonment. Of the book's value as autobiography, Wilde
noted in a letter, "Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry
what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be--in other