අංකය පටන් ගත්තේ බිංදුවකිනි. ඉලක්කම මුලට බිංදුවක් ආ විට එහි කිසිම වටිනාකමක් නැත. “හැට පන්දාස් හයසිය විසි අට…’’ එවිට අග පහේ ඉලක්කමක් ඉතිරි වේ. “හය ලක්ෂ පනස් හයදාස් දෙසිය…’’ “හෝව්…හෝව්…’’ තැපැල් නෝනා ටිකිරිගේ සාරථක උත්සාහයට බාධා කළාය. “නොම්බරයක් කියවන්නෙ එහෙම නෙවෙයි, ඉලක්කමෙන් ඉලක්කමට. බිංදුවයි හයයි පහයි…’’ “ බිංදුවයි හයයි පහයි හයයි දෙකයි අටයි පහයි…’’ එය නම් ඇල්වතුර බොනවා වගේ වැඩකි. තැපැල් නෝනා අංකය කරකවා දුරකථනයට මොනවාදෝ ඉංගිරිසියෙන් කියා එය ටිකිරි අතට දුන්නාය. “හලෝ…’’ ටිකිරි උස් හඬින් කිවේය. “හලෝ…’’ අමුතුම හීන් කටහඬක් සවන වැකිණි. “කැන් අයි ස්පීක් ටු සුපිරි බණ්ඩා?’’ මන්තරයක් මෙන් සිතෙහි ජප කළ වදන් ගිරා පෝතකයාගේ මුවින් එළියට ආවේය. “හූ…?’’ සිහින් හඬින් ඇසුණත් හූ හඬ, හූ හඬකි. ටිකිරිගේ මනස තැපැල් කාරයාලයෙන් මිදී මල්මීවැව මූකලානට ඉගිලුණේ විදුලි වේගයෙනි. හූ හඬ නගන්නේ ආපදාවකට ලක් වූවෙකි. එයට පිළිතුරු දෙන්නා දෙවරක් සිතන්නේ නැත. “හූ…!’’ ටිකිරිගේ හූ හඬින් තැපැල් කන්තෝරුව දෙදරුම් කෑවේය.
ටිකිරි බණ්ඩා සහ සුපිරි බණ්ඩා
Beloved author elizabeth gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the new york city theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), city of girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.
Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with percy – after six months of being apart, thanks to hera – it looks like camp jupiter is preparing for war. As annabeth and her friends jason, piper, and leo fly in on the argo ii, she can’t blame the roman demigods for thinking the ship is a greek weapon
Another new york times bestseller by the author of me before you and one plus one?a spellbinding story of two women united in their fight for what they love most jojo moyes’s word-of-mouth bestseller, me before you, catapulted her to wide critical acclaim and struck a chord with a wide range of readers everywhere
After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen year-old boy named pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan and a 450-pound royal bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction in recent years.
Few have failed to be charmed by the witty and independent spirit of elizabeth bennet in austen’s beloved classic pride and prejudice. When elizabeth bennet first meets eligible bachelor fitzwilliam darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend bingley and her beloved sister jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever.
Bennett and the mayor have always had a tense relationship, but now the mayor sees in bennett an exceptional investigator who might be willing to take on a case that needs to be kept under the radar. The two men strike the deal. Sources lead bennett to a homicide in the bronx. The victim has ties to a sophisticated hacking operation – and also to the mayor’s missing daughter. But this murder is part of a serial killing spree, one with national security implications
After angering his father, zeus, the god apollo is cast down from olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in new york city as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the 4,000-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain zeus’ favor.
A novel of intense power and intrigue, jane eyre has dazzled generations of readers with its depiction of a woman’s quest for freedom. Having grown up an orphan in the home of her cruel aunt and at a harsh charity school, jane eyre becomes an independent and spirited survivor-quality that serves her well as governess at thornfield hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic employer, rochester, the discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a choice
Cassandra bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She’s a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets.
Angels and demons’ is a plot where a globally celebrated scientist, leonardo vetra of cern institute, switzerland is killed and a mystifying symbol is branded into his torso. The vatican, rome: the college of cardinals has gathered for deciding upon a new pope. Underneath the gathering lies a bomb which is extremely powerful and is persistently reckoning towards destruction.
Charles dickens’s great expectations charts the course of orphan pip pirrip’s life as it is transformed by a vast, mysterious inheritance. A terrifying encounter with the escaped convict abel magwitch in a graveyard on the wild kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decrepit miss havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward estella at satis house