මා අවිවාහකයකුව සිටියදී ලියූ නවකථා කිහිපයෙන් වඩාම හොඳ නිර්මාණය මිරිඟුවයි. මෙය රචනා කරන්ට මගේ කල්පනාව පුබුදු කළ අරමුණු දෙකක් වීය. කුරැඳුවත්තේ උසස් පවුලක ඉතාම උගත් විචක්ෂණ ස්ත්රියක තම සැමියා හැර සුදු මිනිහකු සමඟ එංගලන්තයට ගොස් පදිංචි වීම හා ඇගේ පීවිතය ද පිළිබඳ තොරතුරැ රාශියක් දැනගන්ට ලැබීම එයින් එක් අරමුණයි. මේ සිද්ධියට අවුරැදු පහළොවකට පමණ පෙර ටෝල්ස්ටෝයිගේ ඇනා කැරනිනා කියවීමෙන් ලත් අත්දැකීම මගේ කල්පනාව පිබිදු අනික් අරමුණයි. ඉහළ පන්තියේ සිංහලයන්ට නින්දා කරන අදහසින් ඔවුන්ගේ පීවිත විගඩමක් ලෙස මම නිරෑපණය නොකෙළෙමි. ඔවුන්ගේ උසස් උදාර ගති මෙන් මෝඩකම් හා දුබලකම් ද ඔවුන්ගේ චරිතයන්ගෙන් හෙළි කරන්ට වෑයම් කෙළෙමි.
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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
A young woman living on the street has to keep her wits about her. Or her friends. But when the drugs kick in that can be hard. Anton has been looking out for her. She was safe with him. But then steve came along. He had something over anton. Must have. But he had a flat they could crash in. And gear in his pocket. And she can’t stop thinking about it. A good hit makes everything all right.
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.
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.
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Adultery, written by one of the most revered authors of the world, paulo coelho, is a story of a woman who is faced with an inevitable, life-altering choice when she chooses to break the monotony of her life.linda is in her thirties and is facing a crisis mentally and emotionally. She begins to question the void that was growing in her, the mundane, predictable days of her life. Although her life seemed perfect in everybody s eyes a contented marriage, adorable children and a successful career – she feels a keen sense of emptiness and displeasure.
A woman; a war; a child that changed everything. Spanning the sweep of the twentieth century, we must be brave is a luminous and profoundly moving novel about the people we rescue and the ways in which they rescue us back. She was fast asleep on the back seat of the bus. Curled up, thumb in mouth. Four, maybe five years old. I turned around. The last few passengers were shuffling away from me down the aisle to the doors. ‘whose is this child?’ i called. Nobody looked back.
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
Inexorably poisoned against the woman he loves by his trusted friend iago, shakespeare’s othello is a timeless tragic figure. This penguin shakespeare edition is edited by kenneth muir with an introduction by tom mcalindon. ‘O! Beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.’ a popular soldier and newly married man, othello seems to be in an enviable position
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Aza holmes never intended to pursue the disappearance of fugitive billionaire russell pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her best and most fearless friend, daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from pickett’s son davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
Clay jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by hannah baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice explains that there are 13 reasons she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.