The Sound and the Furry

A Chet and Bernie Mystery


Author: Spencer Quinn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476703248

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

View: 3529

When an old criminal friend asks for help locating his missing brother, Chet and Bernie turn down a lucrative job offer to begin a search in Louisiana, where they encounter unexpected dangers and an oil business conspiracy.

The Odd, the Furry, and the Speckled

The Rise of the Feet Varmints


Author: John Cassidy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483640582

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 134

View: 3218

When a little girl gets trapped within a terrible storm, the mouse size creatures of Willow Creek risk paw and tail to rescue her as they are bombarded by ravenous crows, hampered by a battalion of ants, besieged by angry bees, attacked by a gruesome mole, flooded by a raging sprinkler system, and still they have yet to travel a single block. Welcome to Willow Creek, home of the rarest pups on earth; they also happen to be the most self-absorbed, neurotic, ill-mannered, chatterboxes this side of the Mississippi. But happy they are, beloved by their masters, and spoiled rotten. But when Willow comes to town, a young varmint straight out of boot camp, they are immediately put off by her toe-the-line demeanor. As tempers escalade, tragedy strikes: Willow and her young master, Misty, get stranded in Redwood City amidst a dreadful storm. To bring them home again, the pint-size varmints soar off on a dazzling adventure that is chalk full of wonder and danger. But the question remains, can these oddball creatures hold it together long enough to save the day? It is a scary world out there after all, especially when youre the perfect size to be gobbled up.

The Good, the Bad, and the Furry

Choosing the Dog That's Right for You


Author: Sam Stall

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781594740213

Category: Pets

Page: 197

View: 5799

What's the perfect dog for you? It depends on your lifestyle. Are you a couch potato or an athlete? A city slicker or a suburbanite? Do you suffer from allergies? Are you paranoid about security? With The Good, the Bad, and the Furry, author Sam Stall offers the inside poop on the world s most popular breeds and describes which ones are right for you. Stall has consulted with dozens of breed rescue groups to learn the best and worst perks, quirks, and personality traits of more than 100 different dogs. You'll learn that, contrary to what you see on Frasier, Jack Russell terriers make terrible apartment dogs (they have tremendous energy and need plenty of open space to burn it off). A much better choice for apartment dwellers is the Greyhound. (Sure, they can outrun virtually anything on four legs, but they're also content to spend all afternoon lounging on the couch.) Complete with more than 100 whimsical illustrations, The Good, the Bad, and the Furry make choosing the right dog a snap!

Faulkner and the Ecology of the South


Author: Joseph R. Urgo,Ann J. Abadie

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604730641

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 173

View: 4483

In 1952, Faulkner noted the exceptional nature of the South when he characterized it as "the only really authentic region in the United States, because a deep indestructible bond still exists between man and his environment." The essays collected in Faulkner and the Ecology of the South explore Faulkner's environmental imagination, seeking what Ann Fisher-Wirth calls the "ecological counter-melody" of his texts. "Ecology" was not a term in common use outside the sciences in Faulkner's time. However, the word "environment" seems to have held deep meaning for Faulkner. Often he repeated his abiding interest in "man in conflict with himself, with his fellow man, or with his time and place, his environment." Eco-criticism has led to a renewed interest among literary scholars for what in this volume Cecelia Tichi calls, "humanness within congeries of habitats and en-vironments." Philip Weinstein draws on Pierre Bourdieu's notion of habitus. Eric Anderson argues that Faulkner's fiction has much to do with ecology in the sense that his work often examines the ways in which human communities interact with the natural world, and François Pitavy sees Faulkner's wilderness as unnatural in the ways it represents reflections of man's longings and frustrations. Throughout these essays, scholars illuminate in fresh ways the precarious ecosystem of Yoknapatawpha County.

The Good, The Bad and The Furry

Life with the World's Most Melancholy Cat and Other Whiskery Friends


Author: Tom Cox

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405528362

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8889

Meet THE BEAR - a cat who carries the weight of the world on his furry shoulders, and whose wise, owl-like eyes seem to ask, Can you tell me why I am a cat, please? Like many intellectuals, The Bear would prefer a life of quiet solitude with plenty of time to gaze forlornly into space and contemplate society's ills. Unfortunately he is destined to spend his days surrounded by felines of a significantly lower IQ . . . RALPH: handsome, self-satisfied tabby, terrified of the clothes horse. SHIPLEY: mouthy hooligan and champion mouser, rendered insensible by being turned upside-down. ROSCOE: fiercely independent kitten, tormented by her doppelganger in the mirror. And then there's Tom, writing with his usual wit and charm about the unexpected adventures that go hand in hand with a life at the beck and call of four cats . . . or three cats and a sensitive poet who just happens to be a foot high and covered in fur.

Tails of the furry gang


Author: Hannah Wilson


ISBN: 1291479775

Category: Pets

Page: 72

View: 5676

This book is a collection of short amusing stories based upon my animals past and present. They are designed to show the funny side of all the naughty things they like to get up to. Bobbie who loves to steal food, Storm who loves to roll in fox poo on walks, Ash who likes carrying off my strawberries and lettuce, Mini who decided to teach us a lesson. Photos of some of the animals involved are included.

Britpop and the English Music Tradition


Author: Professor Andy Bennett,Professor Jon Stratton

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409494071

Category: Music

Page: 242

View: 366

Britpop and the English Music Tradition is the first study devoted exclusively to the Britpop phenomenon and its contexts. The genre of Britpop, with its assertion of Englishness, evolved at the same time that devolution was striking deep into the hegemonic claims of English culture to represent Britain. It is usually argued that Britpop, with its strident declarations of Englishness, was a response to the dominance of grunge. The contributors in this volume take a different point of view: that Britpop celebrated Englishness at a time when British culture, with its English hegemonic core, was being challenged and dismantled. It is now timely to look back on Britpop as a cultural phenomenon of the 1990s that can be set into the political context of its time, and into the cultural context of the last fifty years – a time of fundamental revision of what it means to be British and English. The book examines issues such as the historical antecedents of Britpop, the subjectivities governing the performative conventions of Britpop, the cultural context within which Britpop unfolded, and its influence on the post-Britpop music scene in the UK. While Britpop is central to the volume, discussion of this phenomenon is used as an opportunity to examine the particularities of English popular music since the turn of the twentieth century.

Longarm #305: Longarm and the Talking Spirit


Author: Tabor Evans

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101167083

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 1592

Indians are on the war path—and Longarm’s in the way. An Indian war party is ready to massacre a group of miners, blaming them for the murder of their clan sister. The miners say they only found the body—and they may be telling the truth. But the Indians have only given Longarm until the dark of the moon to catch the killer—just eight days—or they will wipe out the miners’ camp. Facing such a fearsome fate, the miners—and the murderer—may take flight. So far, only Longarm’s reputation is preventing a bloodbath. But he has very few clues—and about two hundred suspects. This is a job that’s going to take some deep digging…


Ideas about Emotion, Style, and Meaning for the Study of Expressive Culture


Author: Harris M. Berger

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819569992

Category: Music

Page: 200

View: 942

Why does music move us? How do the immediate situation and larger social contexts influence the meanings that people find in stories, rituals, or films? How do people engage with the images and sounds of a performance to make them come alive in sensuous, lived experience? Exploring these questions, Stance presents a major new theory of emotion, style, and meaning for the study of expressive culture. In clear language, the book reveals dimensions of lived experience that everyone is aware of but that scholars rarely account for. Though music is at the heart of the book, its arguments are illustrated with a wide range of clear examples—from the heavy metal concert to the recital hall, from festivals to dance, stand-up comedy, the movies, and beyond. Helping ethnographers get closer to the experiences of the people with whom they work, this book will be of immediate interest to anyone in ethnomusicology, folklore, popular music studies, anthropology, or performance studies.