Demons by John Shirley Book Summary:
Writers from Clive Barker to Bruce Sterling and Roger Zelazny have praised John Shirley’s searing, apocalyptic visions of postmodern hell on earth. Now this perversely brilliant author, one of the seminal representatives on the cyberpunk movement, unleashes his newest masterpiece.DEMONSIn a future uncomfortably close to the present day, the apocalypse has surpassed all expectations. Hideous demons roam the streets in an orgy of terror, drawing pleasure from torturing humans as sadistically as possible. Divided into seven clans, these grisly invaders–gnashing, writhing, bloodthirsty monsters–seem horrifically to belong in our world.Ira, a young San Francisco artist, becomes involved with a strange group of scientists and philosophers desperately trying to end the bloody siege. Yet through it all, Ira continues to paint–for in his canvasses lie crucial clues to the demons’ origins.Yet the demons draw their strength from an all-too-familiar evil–a deadly malevolence supported by some of the greatest powers on earth, concealed beneath the trappings of status, success, and abused power. Ira and his allies– including a compelling young seeress–come to believe these demons didn’t just appear. They were summoned. But the most shocking revelation is yet to come . . .EXCLUSIVE TO THIS EDITION: The original novella Demons was published as an acclaimed, limited edition hardcover which Publishers Weekly called a “mini-masterpiece.” Now the terror continues, as the sequel story, “Undercurrents,” takes the reader on a macabre journey into the center of the conspiracy that may lay waste to the Earth. From the Hardcover edition.
Demons by Alex Binney Book Summary:
1958, and the Murder Squad at Scotland Yard has been called in to solve five killings in London and to re-open a murder case when the prime suspect is acquitted.As if that were not enough, someone has decided to emulate Jack the Ripper and create nothing less than carnage in the Whitechapel area. It seems bizarre to the investigating detectives that even with a heavy police presence the killings continue and, worse still, one police officer after another becomes a victim.Superintendent William Lamb should, surely, come up with the answer, but it soon becomes clear to some that the Superintendent has dark secrets to hide.Everyone, it seems, has his or her own demons.
Demons by Robert Brustein Book Summary:
Demons is a free adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, set in modern times. In Doctor Faustus a learned Doctor of Divinity sells his soul to the devil Mephistophilis for forbidden knowledge. In Demons, Dr Faustus has become Peter Proud, a professor of Christian values at Harvard Divinity School, and this adaptation also ads a whole new section to the play, with a new character, the hero's dead wife, and a new motive behind his quest for knowledge: the desire to resurrect her. This is a full-cast performance featuring Richard Benjamin, Raymond Fox, Jonathan Fried, Jeremy Geidt, Timothy Karcher, John Lathan, Paula Prentiss, Matt Rauch, and Mark Zeisler.
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown Book Summary:
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code comes the explosive thriller that started it all.An ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction. An unthinkable target. When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to his first assignment to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol -- seared into the chest of a murdered physicist -- he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati...the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy -- the Catholic Church. Langdon's worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the Vatican's holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces they have hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival. Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair...a clandestine location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation. Critics have praised the exhilarating blend of relentless adventure, scholarly intrigue, and cutting wit found in Brown's remarkable thrillers featuring Robert Langdon. An explosive international suspense, Angels & Demons marks this hero's first adventure as it careens from enlightening epiphanies to dark truths as the battle between science and religion turns to war.
Inner Demons (M&M Squad Case Files) by Jessica E. Draper Book Summary:
In a world where man-made Plagues wiped out half of the human population, magic has made a comeback—with a vengeance. Magical creatures flourish, and magical abilities that were once dormant or non-existent in humans now manifest in the "normal" human population. With militant anti-Magic skinheads on one side and street-fey gangs on the other, Joe, Kitayn, Star, Eifion, and the rest of the law- enforcement officers of the Magical Ethics Enforcement Agency chase, dodge and squirm (blasted pixies!) to protect the citizenry of the Northwest Region. It turns out that defending against demons, street fey, angry firestarters, and pixies might be the easy part of a job that earned them the nickname Magic & Mayhem Squad. The situation turns explosive when the Nightshade de Wolf, head of the Magicians’ Council, confirms that a rogue Magician is helping the Skinners. Meanwhile, Dr. Mark Albrecht is willing to use any magical means necessary to make the Region into a magical Utopia, with or without the cooperation of his fellow Magicians. The M&M Squad is about to find out that the most dangerous demons lurk inside . . .
Angels & Demons: A Novel (Robert Langdon) by Dan Brown Book Summary:
The explosive Robert Langdon thriller from Dan Brown, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno—now a major film directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones.An ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction. An unthinkable target. When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to his first assignment to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol—seared into the chest of a murdered physicist—he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati...the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy—the Catholic Church. Langdon’s worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the Vatican’s holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces they have hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival. Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair...a clandestine location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation. Critics have praised the exhilarating blend of relentless adventure, scholarly intrigue, and cutting wit found in Brown’s remarkable thrillers featuring Robert Langdon. An explosive international suspense, Angels & Demons marks this hero’s first adventure as it careens from enlightening epiphanies to dark truths as the battle between science and religion turns to war.
Doctrines Of Demons: Demons and the Church by Joshua Grace Book Summary:
Demons are involved in the Christian Church on a daily basis. This surprising statement comes from a careful reading of the Bible. This study dives into the pages of the Christian Bible, showing how demons affect the Church. You have been personally affected by their workings. It may be that the misgivings you have had about certain activities inside the Church are not wrong.This book is suitable for either reading or study. Even so, it is not a casual read. It will challenge you to look at the influence of the adversary on the Church, and decide where you and your local church are in relationship to his influence.
Dogs and Demons: Tales From the Dark Side of Modern Japan by Alex Kerr Book Summary:
The crises--and failures--of modernization in Japan, as seen up close by a resident expertJapan is a nation in crisis, and the crisis goes far beyond its well-known economic plight. In Dogs and Demons, Alex Kerr chronicles the crisis on a broad scale, from the failure of Japan's banks and pension funds to the decline of its once magnificent modern cinema. The book takes up for the first time in the Western press subjects such as the nation's endangered environment--its seashores lined with concrete, its roads leading to nowhere in the mountains. It describes Japan's "monument frenzy," the destruction of old cities such as Kyoto and construction of drab new cities, and the attendant collapse of the tourist industry.All these unhealthy developments are, Kerr argues, the devastating boomerang effect of an educational and bureaucratic system designed to produce manufactured goods--and little else. A mere upturn in economic growth will not quickly remedy these severe internal problems, which Kerr calls a "failure of modernism." He assails the foreign experts who, often dependent on Japanese government and business support, fail to address these issues. Meanwhile, what of the Japanese people themselves? Kerr, a resident of Japan for thirty-five years, writes of them with humor and passion, for "passion," he says, "is part of the story. Millions of Japanese feel as heartbroken at what is going on as I do. My Japanese friends tell me, 'Please write this--for us.'"
Demons: A Novel in Three Parts (Vintage Classics) by Fyodor Dostoevsky Book Summary:
Inspired by the true story of a political murder that horried Russians in 1869, Fyodor Dostoevsky conceived of Demons as a "novel-pamphlet" in which he would say everything about the plague of materialist ideology that he saw infecting his native land. What emerged was a prophetic and ferociously funny masterpiece of ideology and murder in pre-revolutionary Russia.
Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict by Tsultrim Allione Book Summary:
Tsultrim Allione brings an eleventh-century Tibetan woman's practice to the West for the first time with FEEDING YOUR DEMONS, an accessible and effective approach for dealing with negative emotions, fears, illness, and self-defeating patterns. Allione-one of only a few female Buddhist leaders in this country and comparable in American religious life to Pema Chodron-bridges this ancient Eastern practice with today's Western psyche. She explains that if we fight our demons, they only grow stronger. But if we feed them, nurture them, we can free ourselves from the battle. Through the clearly articulated practice outlined in FEEDING YOUR DEMONS, we can learn to overcome any obstacle and achieve freedom and inner peace.
From Demons to Dracula: The Creation of the Modern Vampire Myth by Matthew Beresford Book Summary:
In blood-soaked lore handed down the centuries, the vampire is a monster of endless fascination: from Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this seductive lover of blood haunts popular culture and inhabits our darkest imaginings. The cultural history of the vampire is a rich and varied tale that is now ably documented in From Demons to Dracula, a compelling study of the vampire myth that reveals why this creature of the undead fascinates us so.Beresford’s chronicle roams from the mountains of Eastern Europe to the foggy streets of Victorian England to Hollywood, as he investigates the portrayal of the vampire in history, literature, and art. Opening with the original Dracula, Vlad the Impaler, and his status as a national hero in Romania, he endeavors to winnow out truths from the complex legend and folklore. From Demons to Dracula tracks the evolution of the vampire as an icon and supernatural creature, drawing on classical Greek and Roman myths, witch trials and medieval plagues, Gothic literature, and even contemporary works such as Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire and Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian. Beresford also looks at the widespread impact of screen vampires from television shows, classic movies starring Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee, and more recent films such as Underworld and Blade. Whether as a demon of the underworld or a light-fearing hunter of humans, the vampire has endured through the centuries, the book reveals, as powerfully symbolic figure for human concerns with life, death, and the afterlife.A wide-ranging and engrossing chronicle, From Demons to Dracula casts this blood-thirsty nightstalker as a remarkably complex and telling totem of our nightmares, real and imagined.
Love & Money: Protecting Yourself from Angry Exes, Wacky Relatives, Con Artists, and Inner Demons by Esq. Ann-Margaret Carrozza Book Summary:
"I have often said that money problems are not solved with money. Ann-Margaret understands it is not what you make but what you keep that matters. You will read this once and refer to it for years to come." ―Dr. Phil, from his foreword It is no secret that we are living in an increasingly litigious society. What may come as a surprise, though, is that we are far more likely to be involved in a costly legal dispute with a former loved one than we are with a stranger. In Love and Money, Ann-Margaret Carrozza will help you to easily understand and implement essential legal strategies to prevent you from doing legal battle with someone you once shared Thanksgiving dinner (or a pillow) with. Through an engaging narrative, including amusing cautionary tales, readers will learn how to utilize contracts to identify and avoid costly relationship landmines, reduce pet peeves, and create a joint mission statement, all the while ensuring that one's wealth and values are transmitted to future generations. Love and Money demystifies many legal structures, including: Prenuptial agreements Postnuptial agreements Cohabitation agreements Love contracts Wills Trusts Powers of attorney Healthcare advance directives After learning how to erect legal barriers against external wealth destroyers and evildoers, the focus of the book moves to internal wealth destroyers. Readers will learn how to identify and combat internal wealth repellants such as low self-esteem, fear, and stress. Becoming and remaining wealthy requires more than just money. This book provides a unique education about the interrelated nature of the internal and external laws of wealth and how to put them both to work for stronger relationships with one's finances and loved ones.
The Demons of Deception: Rituals to Hide the Truth, Create Confusion and Conceal Your Actions by Corwin Hargrove Book Summary:
Secrecy is power, and with deception on your side, you can dominate your fortune.The sigils in this book contain over one hundred and sixty individual demonic seals, crafted into thirty-two magickal sigils, giving you access to Sixteen Powers of Secrecy.The demons revealed here are well known to occultists, but they are not the demons found most commonly in books of demonic practice. What you get in this book is quite unique, and the ritual process brings a cunning simplicity that makes the old grimoires seem almost primitive.With The Veil of Secrecy you can hide the past, reduce suspicion, reduce perception of your actions, and bring silence to those who know your secrets.Using The Shadow of False Beliefs you can appear plausible or trustworthy, while encouraging falsities to arise in the minds of other people, and make those who question you believe every answer you give.The Flame of Confusion enables you to confuse an individual, bring general confusion, discourage clarity of thought and encourage forgetfulness.The Mask of Concealment lets you become less visible, to distract attention, to blur the truth or even to move attention away from yourself to another person.This method has been constructed to keep the demons fully under your control, working only in the way that you wish. This is achieved by using a mix of demonic calls and sigils of power.The Demons of Deception give you the ability to live life the way you want to live it, without being doubted, questioned or troubled by those who seek to cause you harm.
Spiritual Weapons In My Battle With Demons: How I Survived My Twenty-Year Daily Battle With Demons (Demons Are Closer Than You Think Book 2) by Judy Hankel Book Summary:
This book is second in the series, Demons Are Closer Than You Think (also available on Amazon.com). In 1994, I was led to a psychic, and demons came into my life. For over twenty years now, I have been in a constant daily battle with them. They harass and torment me, speak to me, and tempt me. Yes, I've met with a psychologist and I passed the examination. Jesus, God the Father, Mary, saints, and angels have assisted me in this battle. The Holy Souls in Purgatory also prayed for me. (Yes, Purgatory exists). It's now time to tell my story because many people today think that demons are fictional. I can tell you they are not--they are real and with every person whether you see or hear them or not. They prefer to remain hidden so people don't believe in them. This book contains the many spiritual weapons that the Holy Spirit led me to in order to survive my daily battle with demons and also become closer to God. I couldn't live without these religious prayers and practices. These prayers and practices are interspersed with some of my experiences. This story is getting out to the public late because every time I tried to write it, the demons harassed me so much I gave up. Jesus told me recently that this was my last chance to write it and that it is His will. The battle was intense, but I finally did it! (If you have not read my entire story, it is available in the book, "Demons Are Closer Than You Think" on Amazon.com). I suggest you begin with that book and then read this one, although feel free to purchase it now..
Draw 50 Monsters: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Creeps, Superheroes, Demons, Dragons, Nerds, Ghouls, Giants, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Scary Creatures by Lee J. Ames Book Summary:
Lee Ames has come up with 50 creepy creatures that young people can learn to draw. An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists.
THE BOOK OF ENOCH THE PROPHET (The Biblical canon of goetic angels and demons, archaeoastronomy, Astrology, Alchemy, the Kabbalah, and Gnosticism.) - Annotated Christianity in The Middle Ages by RICHARD LAURENCE Book Summary:
The book of Enoch is one of the strangest of the books left out of the Biblical canon. Filled with goetic angels and demons, and visions of inconceivable lands beyond the sky, writers have tied Enoch into everything from archaeoastronomy, Astrology, Alchemy, the Kabbalah, and Gnosticism. In the middle of this is what appears (to me, at least) to be an operations manual for a Neolithic observatory, with rules for when to look for various celestial bodies through 'gates.'