Other books byJohn Gardner
James Bond: The Man from Barbarossa
Nobody could possibly have foreseen that the abduction of an old man in New Jersey would be the prelude to a drama played out on the world’s stage. Or that it was the first step in a plot so ingenious and skilful that the stability of nations would rock wildly to its adroit tune. Or that around the world a name now indelibly associated with the horror of genocide—Babi Yar—would once again be headline news. Or that soon an unlikely alliance would take place between the KGB, the Israeli Mossad, and the French and British Secret Intelligence Services. And all because of an organization hitherto unknown, the Scales of Justice. For James Bond it meant a twist that no-one could have invented in their wildest dreams before the era of Glasnost and perestroika—for this new assignment James Bond would not simply work with his former arch-enemy, the KGB, he would be operating under their control . . .
James Bond: Death is Forever
Before the Berlin Wall came down, CABAL had been the West’s most successful intelligence network in the East. Wolfgang Weisen was once the master spy of East Germany; now he plans to drive Europe to its knees. Known as ‘The Poison Dwarf,' he systematically murders the members of CABAL. Revenge? Or something more? Then two experienced case officers, sent to contact the remaining Cabal agents, are killed in turn. James Bond and the CIA’s Elizabeth Zara—known as ‘Easy’ St John—are ordered in to pick up the pieces. And uncover a fanatical conspiracy, dedicated to the destruction of democracy right across Europe. It's not long before Bond and Easy find themselves playing a life-or-death game as they try to figure out who they can trust. All the while, Cabal agents are dying one by one . . .
The first and most terrifying monster in English literature, from the great early epic BEOWULF, tells his side of the story.
John Gardner’s New York Times bestselling, National Book Critics Circle Award–winning metafictional novel centering on the tumultuous relationship of two elderly siblings James is a cantankerous and conservative seventy-two-year-old who has spent his life caring for the animals on his farm. His widowed older sister, Sally, has strong liberal ideals and a propensity for debate. When Sally’s bankruptcy forces her to move in with her brother, their lifelong feud quickly escalates—and Sally becomes a prisoner in her own room with nothing to survive on but apples and a trashy novel about marijuana smugglers. As Sally becomes immersed in the book, the story envelops the narrative of the siblings’ dysfunctional relationship, and Gardner explores a wide array of themes from human autonomy to self-definition to political extremism. The result is a tour de force of Gardner’s unique literary style at the height of his protean creative powers. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.