The Overlook

Author: Damar ASAM

Publisher: leonardo



Page: N.A

View: 1586

From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. Reviewers were somewhat abrupt about perennial bestseller Connelly's 13th Harry Bosch novel: a quick read, almost half the length of Connelly's previous novels, said one; a tasty hors d'oeuvre quipped another. How smart and fortunate for listeners that Hachette Audio has turned to veteran Connelly reader Len Cariou for some added weight. Cariou catches all the strength and sadness behind Bosch's minimal dialogue and is also perfect as Harry's LAPD colleagues, female and male. He is especially good at bringing to frightening life the real villains: the federal investigators, headed by a former Bosch lover, FBI agent Rachel Walling. The Feds are trying to take over the case of a body found on an overlook near Mulholland Drive—a doctor who turns out to have had access to radioactive materials stored at hospitals throughout L.A. All praise to Hachette for getting Cariou to help us through it. The production boasts original music by Frank Morgan. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From Bookmarks Magazine Michael Connelly originally published The Overlook as a serialized novella in the New York Times Magazine; the 16 sections contained 3,000 words each. Although expanded to novel form, The Overlook weighs in as a good, if slim (and perhaps, as a few critics claim, slight), addition to the Harry Bosch series. For the most part, the novel succeeds in maintaining Connelly's trademark fast-paced action, plot twists, suspense, and spare, humorous writing-all over the course of 12 hours. Some reviewers cited tired characters, dull romance, a bizarre time frame, and plotting missteps, but for followers of Harry Bosch, The Overlook is a worthy addition. Copyright © 2004 Phillips & Nelson Media, Inc.

The Overlook

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742371771

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

View: 5384

An execution on the overlook above the Mulholland Dam entangles Bosch with F.B.I. Agent Rachel Walling and Homeland Security. In his first case since he left the LAPD's Open Unsolved Unit for the prestigious Homicide Special squad, Harry Bosch is called out to investigate a murder that may have chilling consequences for national security. A doctor with access to a dangerous radioactive substance is found murdered on the overlook above the Mulholland Dam. Retracing his steps, Harry learns that a large quantity of radioactive cesium was stolen shortly before the doctor's death. With the cesium in unknown hands, Harry fears the murder could be part of a terrorist plot to poison a major American city. Soon, Bosch is in a race against time, not only against the culprits, but also against the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI (in the form of Harry's one-time lover Rachel Walling), who are convinced that this case is too important for the likes of the LAPD. It is Bosch's job to prove them all wrong. The Overlook was originally serialized in the New York Times Sunday Magazine. This novel includes material that was not published in the magazine, including new characters and more obstacles in Harry Bosch's path.

The Overlook

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781741752557

Category: Bosch, Harry (Fictitious character)

Page: 261

View: 4955

The pulse-quickening new thriller from master of suspense Michael Connelly sees Harry Bosch plunged into the dangerous world of international terrorism. When a physicist is murdered in LA it seems the killer has no fear of publicity, leaving the body on The Overlook, a site with a stunning view over the city. And when it's discovered that the victim turned over a quantity of a lethal chemical to his killer before he died, Harry knows he has more than just a single death to worry about. Alongside the forces of Homeland Security, Harry realises he must solve the murder or face unimaginable consequences.

The Overlook

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316005227

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7925

Near Mulholland Drive, Dr. Stanley Kent is found shot twice in the back of the head. It's the case LAPD detective Harry Bosch has been waiting for, his first since being recruited to the Homicide Special Squad. When he discovers that Kent had access to dangerous radioactive substances, what begins as a routine investigation becomes something darker, more deadly, and frighteningly urgent. Bosch is soon in conflict with not only his superiors but the FBI, which thinks the case is too important for just a cop. Complicating his job even more is the presence of Agent Rachel Walling, his onetime lover. Now guarding one slim advantage, Bosch relentlessly follows his own instincts, hoping they are still sharp enough to find the truth--and a killer who can annihilate an entire city.

The Overlook martial arts reader

Author: John Donohue

Publisher: Overlook Pr

ISBN: 9781585674633

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 2931

Articles focus on the history, training and discipline, and philosophy of of the martial arts, and stress their common elements.

The Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"

Author: Angelo Rosato

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668221227

Category: Art

Page: 16

View: 5740

Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Art - Photography and Film, grade: 92%, Studienhaus St. Lambert (Liberal Arts), course: Research Methods, language: English, abstract: Stanley Kubrick is a director known for his aesthetic beauty and phenomenal storytelling. In The Shining, Stanley Kubrick tells an over-examined subplot of the relationship between Native Americans and colonizers. In "THE OVERLOOK HOTEL", this subplot is examined in relation, specifically to, The Overlook Hotel.

The Overlook of Cleveland and Cleveland Heights

Author: Marian J. Morton

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738578224

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 626

Railroad tycoon turned real estate developer Patrick Calhoun named the premier residential boulevard of his Euclid Heights allotment the Overlook because of its location high on a bluff overlooking Case School of Applied Science, Western Reserve College, Lake Erie, and the city of Cleveland. By 1910, the boulevard was lined with the mansions of Cleveland's wealthy and powerful. Today, although traces of the Overlook's glory days remain, most of its great mansions are gone, replaced by apartment houses and the dormitories and fraternity houses of Case Western Reserve University. This is the story of that transformation.

Quick Service

Author: P G Wodehouse

Publisher: Everyman Paperback Classics

ISBN: 9781841591285

Category: England

Page: 227

View: 4804

When rich and imperious American widow Beatrice Chavender eats a forkful of inferior ham at her sister's country house near London, it affects the lives of everyone around her - her sister, her brother-in-law, her sister's butler, her sister's poor relation Sally, Sally's fiance Lord Holberton, and, most of all, Mrs Chavender's own one-time fiance, 'Ham King' J. B. Duff, whose rotten product spoils her breakfast.

Crime Beat

A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759515680

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 6671

From #1 bestseller Michael Connelly's first career as a prizewinning crime reporter--the gripping, true stories that inspired and informed his novels. Before he became a novelist, Michael Connelly was a crime reporter, covering the detectives who worked the homicide beat in Florida and Los Angeles. In vivid, hard-hitting articles, Connelly leads the reader past the yellow police tape as he follows the investigators, the victims, their families and friends--and, of course, the killers--to tell the real stories of murder and its aftermath. Connelly's firsthand observations would lend inspiration to his novels, from The Black Echo, which was drawn from a real-life bank heist, to Trunk Music, based on an unsolved case of a man found in the trunk of his Rolls Royce. And the vital details of his best-known characters, both heroes and villains, would be drawn from the cops and killers he reported on: from loner detective Harry Bosch to the manipulative serial killer the Poet. Stranger than fiction and every bit as gripping, these pieces show once again that Michael Connelly is not only a master of his craft, but also one of the great American writers in any form.

The Overlook Martial Arts Reader

Classic Writings on Philosophy and Technique

Author: Randy F. Nelson

Publisher: Overlook Books

ISBN: 9780879514594

Category: Philosophy

Page: 334

View: 2919

Classic Writings on Philosophy and Technique The most authoritative collection of writings on the martial arts ever assembled in English in a single, invaluable volume. 'An extraordinarily informative book. 'The Overlook Martial Arts Reader' is an excellent volume which belongs in the libraries of all students of the martial arts, regardless of their length of practice.' Yoga Journal

Ayn Rand

Author: Jeff Britting

Publisher: Overlook Press

ISBN: 9781585674060

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 135

View: 1104

Portrays Ayn Rand's early life, immigration to America, philosophical and literary contributions, and lasting influence on the literary world, drawing on newspaper articles, notes, novels, essays, and other works.

Spaceport Earth: The Reinvention of Spaceflight

Author: Joe Pappalardo

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1468315641

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 6994

Life in space? This timely book shows the current state and future of the space travel industry—and how this is becoming our future—at a crucial juncture in the industry’s history. The 21st-century space industry is changing drastically, the most dramatic shift happening in the United States, where private sector companies—like Elon Musk’s SpaceX—are building a dizzying array of new spacecraft and rockets, not just for government use, but for any paying customer. At the heart of this space revolution are spaceports, the center and literal launching pad of spaceflight. The up-front costs of spaceports are measured in the hundreds of millions of dollars, the competition is extreme, and failure is unforgivable—and often fatal. Aerospace journalist Joe Pappalardo has witnessed rocket launches around the world, visiting every working spaceport in the United States. In his comprehensive book Spaceport Earth, Pappalardo describes the rise of a plethora of private companies in the United States, and how they are reshaping the way the world is using space for industry and science—and creating spaceports. Spaceport Earth will be a travelogue through modern space history as it is being made. From the familiar Cape Canaveral to the jungle launch site in French Guiana, South America, spaceflight fanatics will appreciate the close perspective to launch sites, while those new to the industry will be enamored by stories the industrial titans, engineers, billionaires, schemers and politicians who are redefining what it means for humans to be a spacefaring species.

The Overlook of Cleveland and Cleveland Heights

Author: Marian J. Morton

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738578224

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 513

Railroad tycoon turned real estate developer Patrick Calhoun named the premier residential boulevard of his Euclid Heights allotment the Overlook because of its location high on a bluff overlooking Case School of Applied Science, Western Reserve College, Lake Erie, and the city of Cleveland. By 1910, the boulevard was lined with the mansions of Cleveland's wealthy and powerful. Today, although traces of the Overlook's glory days remain, most of its great mansions are gone, replaced by apartment houses and the dormitories and fraternity houses of Case Western Reserve University. This is the story of that transformation.

Virginia Woolf

Author: Mary Ann Caws

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781585675203

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 136

View: 1408

A fetching illustrated biography of Virginia Woolf uses never-before-published photos and portraits to introduce readers to this seminal writer, detailing her remarkable literary career, her haunted private life, and her colleagues from the famed Bloomsbury Circle. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Vladimir Nabokov

Author: Jane Grayson

Publisher: Overlook Books

ISBN: 9781585676095

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 146

View: 9479

Vladimir Nabokov and Marcel Proust are volumes five and six of the acclaimed Overlook Illustrated Lives series of photographic biographies that offers fresh, intimate portraits of some of our favorite writers. The lively texts are accompanied by over a hundred rare images, many in color, depicting the author's world.VLADIMIR NABOKOV'S work exudes a tremendous vivacity and joy. Even at its darkest it has an inventiveness and a richness of perception that has rarely been surpassed. Acclaimed Nabokov scholar Jane Grayson provides fresh insight into the celebrated author's life, from his roots in aristocratic, pre-Soviet Russia to exile in Paris, Berlin, and the United States, examining the sources for his unforgettable creations. The photographs and illustrations in this volume, many previously unpublished, range from early photographs of the Nabokovs' estates in Russia to hand-corrected manuscript pages, first edition book jackets, and examples of Nabokov's lifelong passion for butterflies.

The Overlook Film Encyclopedia


Author: Phil Hardy,Tom Milne,Paul Willemen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

View: 608

Since the initial publication of the first three groundbreaking volumes -- Horror, Science Fiction, and The Western -- The Overlook Film Encyclopedia series has been deemed the most authoritative, stylish, and compulsively readable film reference series ever. In The Gangster Film, series editor Phil Hardy has created yet again a landmark in film reference. Included in this lavish volume are critical entries on more than 1,500 gangster films, complete with plot synapses and credits, and 650 black and white photographs to capture the look of this exciting genre. Arranged chronologically, The Gangster Film offers deliciously opinionated and detailed descriptions, statistical information, credits and trivia from early classics such as Public Enemy, Key Largo, Dragnet, and On the Waterfront to contemporary blockbusters such as The Grifters, Chinatown, The Godfather, and Pulp Fiction. Essential, authoritative, and entertaining, The Gangster Film is the guide for serious students of film, film buffs, and home viewers.

The Stories of English

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1468306170

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 8240

The groundbreaking history of the English language, fusing chronological with anecdotal and etymological accounts of individual word-histories, to create not one story, but many stories. The English language is now accepted as the global lingua franca of the modern age, spoken or written in by over a quarter of the human race. But how did it evolve? How did a language spoken originally by a few thousand Anglo-Saxons become one used by more than 1,500 million? What developments can be seen as we move from Beowulf to Chaucer to Shakespeare to Dickens and the present day? A host of fascinating questions are answered in The Stories of English, a groundbreaking history of the language by David Crystal, the world-renowned writer and commentator on English. Many books have been written about English, but they have all focused on a single variety: the educated, printed language called “standard” English. David Crystal turns the history of English on its head and instead provides a startlingly original view of where the richness, creativity and diversity of the language truly lies—in the accents and dialects of nonstandard English users all over the world. Whatever their regional, social or ethnic background, each group has a story worth telling, whether it is in Scotland or Somerset, South Africa or Singapore. Interweaved within this central chronological story are accounts of uses of dialect around the world as well as in literary classics from The Canterbury Tales to The Lord of the Rings. For the first time, regional speech and writing is placed center stage, giving a sense of the social realities behind the development of English. This significant shift in perspective enables the reader to understand for the first time the importance of everyday, previously marginalized, voices in our language and provides an argument too for the way English should be taught in the future.

The Overlook Martial Arts Handbook

Author: David Mitchell

Publisher: Overlook Books

ISBN: 9780879517595

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 9598

An ideal introduction and comprehensive survey for both the novice and the experienced martial artist, this highly readable and complete martial arts handbook covers Karate, Kendo, Kung Fu, Judo, and Aikido, as well as the lesser known disciplines of Budo, Hapkido, and the Thai martial arts. 150 line drawings. Glossary.