Search results for: wake-in-fright

Wake In Fright

Author : Kenneth Cook
File Size : 23.98 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 433
Read : 831
Download »
The controller stood back. †̃Right,â€TM he said. †̃Spin †̃em!â€TM The man flipped the piece of wood and the coins spun up into the air above his head and dropped down on to the carpet. There was silence. Wake in Fright tells the tale of John Grantâ€TMs journey into an alcoholic, sexual and spiritual nightmare. It is the original and the greatest outback horror story. Bundanyabba and its citizens will forever haunt its readers. This edition also includes an Afterword by film critic, David Stratton. Wake in Fright was made into a film in 1971, arguably the greatest film ever made in Australia. It starred Donald Pleasence, Chips Rafferty, and Jack Thompson in his first screen role. Lost for many years, the restored film was re-released to acclaim in 2009.

Wake in Fright

Author : Tina Kaufman
File Size : 87.76 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 390
Read : 1248
Download »
Based on the celebrated novel by Kenneth Cook, "Wake in Fright" is a sharply observed drama about a schoolteacher stranded in a hostile country town. John Grant, a 'naive city - type', is stuck teaching in Tiboonda, a desolate outback town. On route to Sydney for his summer vacation, he becomes stranded in Bundanyabba after losing all his money in a two - up game. Here the harshness of outback Australian life takes over and the holiday from hell begins.

Wake in Fright

Author : Evan Jones
File Size : 29.85 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 563
Read : 843
Download »
A young Englishman teaching in an outback school sets off to spend his summer vacation in Sydney but doesn't make it beyond the nearby mining town known as 'the Yabba'. He is engulfed by the slightly sinister mateship of the locals with its undertow of repressed sexuality and squalid violence. The excess of this alcoholic nightmare is held in check by rough humour.

Wake In Fright

Author : Kenneth Cook
File Size : 28.15 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 984
Read : 1028
Download »
The controller stood back. ‘Right,’ he said. ‘Spin ’em!’ The man flipped the piece of wood and the coins spun up into the air above his head and dropped down on to the carpet. There was silence. Wake in Fright tells the tale of John Grant’s journey into an alcoholic, sexual and spiritual nightmare. It is the original and the greatest outback horror story. Bundanyabba and its citizens will forever haunt its readers. Kenneth Cook was born in Sydney. Wake in Fright, which drew on his time as a journalist in Broken Hill, was first published in 1961 when Cook was thirty-two. It was published in England and America, translated into several languages, and a prescribed text in schools. Cook wrote twenty-one books in a variety of genres, and was well known in film circles as a scriptwriter and independent film-maker. He died in 1987 at the age of fifty-seven. ‘Wake in Fright deserves its status as a modern classic. Cook’s prose is masterful and the story is gripping from the first page to the last.’ M.J. Hyland ‘A classic novel which became a classic film. The Outback without the sentimental bulldust. Australia without the sugar coating.’ Robert Drewe ‘A true dark classic of Australian literature.’ J.M. Coetzee ‘Wake in Fright is a classic of the ugly side of Menzies’ Australia, its brutality, its drunkenness, its anxiety to crush all sensibility. All of this is harrowingly reacorded —the destruction of a young soul fresh to Australia—in Kenneth Cook’s remarkable novel.’ Thomas Keneally

Wake in Fright

Author :
File Size : 30.66 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 982
Read : 207
Download »

Wake in Fright

Author :
File Size : 29.44 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 606
Read : 583
Download »

Wake in Fright

Author :
File Size : 84.75 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 568
Read : 233
Download »

Wake in Fright

Author : Gregory Hoey
File Size : 33.48 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 682
Read : 457
Download »
The description of the e-book of the same name is: "two great semi-fictional long-short stories, 'wake in fright' and 'this semi-fascist paradise'. This printed ed. however is not available from the publisher's website, with the following advice on the first two pages inside the cover: "Sorry but ...." "This book is in the process of being rewritten. Apologies dear reader, please come back in a few months".

Tuna

Author : Kenneth Cook
File Size : 68.70 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 579
Read : 1224
Download »
Jack Foster, a tough Australian fisherman struggling to earn his living from the sea, has one all-consuming dream - to own his own tuna boat. The chance of a bargain boat unexpectedly comes his way and Jack plunges deeply into debt to buy it. With a sudden twist of fortune, he finds himself with a week to make a big catch or lose everything he owns to his creditors. Tensions reach breaking point as Jack battles desperately against time and the sea to save his dream.

Great Australian Writers

Author :
File Size : 89.73 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 726
Read : 809
Download »

Fear Is the Rider

Author : Kenneth Cook
File Size : 33.22 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 941
Read : 627
Download »
It was quite silent in the scrub. No breeze stirred the leaves and no bird moved, except for the kite hawks wheeling silently, eternally, high in the hot air. She smelt her attacker before she saw him. A heavy stench hit her with such force that she started with shock. It was a smell she’d never encountered before. Not man, not animal, something like carrion, but alive. It seemed to envelop and suffocate her, then became tangible as two arms wrapped around her body and began tearing at her clothing. A young man driving from Sydney to Adelaide for work decides to take a short detour into the desert. He turns his hatchback on to a notoriously dangerous track that bisects uninhabited stone-covered flats. Out there, under the baking sun, people can die within hours. He’s not far along the road when a distraught young woman stumbles from the scrub and flags him down. A journalist from Sydney, she has just escaped the clutches of an inexplicable, terrifying creature. Now this desert-dwelling creature has her jeep. Her axe. And her scent... From the author of the classic novel Wake In Fright comes a chillingly brilliant short novel that’s part Wolf Creek and part Duel. Fear Is the Rider is a nail-biting chase into the outback, towards the devil lurking at its centre. Wake In Fright was made into an internationally acclaimed film. Fear Is the Rider is a previously unpublished manuscript from the 1980s that was recently rediscovered among Kenneth Cook’s papers. Kenneth Cook was born in Sydney. Wake In Fright, which drew on his time as a journalist in Broken Hill, was first published in 1961 when Cook was 32. It was published in England and America, translated into several languages, and was a prescribed text in schools. Cook wrote twenty-two books in a variety of genres, and was well known in film circles as a scriptwriter and independent film-maker. He died in 1987. ‘Fantastic, breath-taking, edge of the seat stuff.’ Col’s Criminal Library ‘This lost Ozploitation gem is pure horror adrenaline, as characters and reader alike are hunted by a relentless golem—the nightmare outback monster we've always feared.’ Chris Flynn, author of A Tiger in Eden and The Glass Kingdom ‘The moment to moment effect of reading Fear Is the Rider is one of gasping attentiveness to the urgent needs of the present...There is special, pulpy kind of genius to the kind of book that almost swipes ahead for us, like a concert pianist’s assistant.’ Australian ‘Another great retro thriller. Treat it like going to a movie, because it will only take you a couple of hours to power through it...It’s just pure adrenaline and survival.’ Herald Sun ‘A suspense packed ride until the final page.’ QANTAS Magazine ‘Possibly the scariest, most spine-chilling and nerve-wracking book I’ve read. Ever...It’s incredibly filmic—think Wolf Creek meets Mad Max—and so visceral I could feel my heart rising up in my throat as I turned the pages.’ Reading Matters ‘A schlocky, old-school thriller in the best possible way...A kind of literary Mad Max, a master class in Ozploitation, or simply as a short, sharp burst of literary adrenaline, Fear is the Rider is a hell of a lot of fun.’ Readings ‘[A] short but powerful novel, Cook takes the reader on an action-packed, tension-filled ride...Definitely a page-turner.’ BookMooch

Mysteries

Author : Ted Kotcheff
File Size : 89.7 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 706
Read : 663
Download »
This is his fourth volume. The poems within are quintessentially different from all that has gone before—poems that achieve a philosophical profundity reflecting a passionate lifetime involvement with life socially, culturally, and politically. Ted Kotcheff has recently published his memoirs entitled Director’s Cut, which reflects his colorful, dramatic, diverting, and diverse, variegated life.

Australian Book Review

Author :
File Size : 55.18 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 753
Read : 859
Download »

Wanted Dead

Author : Kenneth Cook
File Size : 36.63 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 300
Read : 610
Download »
Special Constable Riley is pitted against desperate men in his battle to make the peace in the wild rugged bush of colonial New South Wales. In this exciting thriller by Kenneth Cook, author of 'Wake in Fright', the black and desperate deeds of our brutal past are recorded for the enjoyment of the modern reader.

FIRST LOOKS AND BEYOND

Author : Ted Kotcheff
File Size : 77.4 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 778
Read : 844
Download »
His second published volume exhibits the same extraordinary vividness and vigor that permeates the first, whether the subject be grief at his Father's death, his youthful friendship with pro wrestler Sky Hi Lee, his chat with a turkey vulture, or the mystery of the disappearing honey bee.

Wake in Fright

Author :
File Size : 50.56 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 305
Read : 763
Download »
Performances by Yabba Productions, part of the 2014 Adelaide Fringe Festival, directed by Renee Palmer, cast listed are: Leigh Ormsby, Kurt Mottershead, Shannon Woollard, Madeliene Stewart, Stuart Duffield, Jacob Pruden, Phil Roberts and Clare Callow, musician: Mick Hansby.

Over Forty in Broken Hill

Author : Jack Hodgins
File Size : 56.25 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 626
Read : 309
Download »

The Films of Donald Pleasence

Author : Christopher Gullo
File Size : 43.7 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 712
Read : 855
Download »
Mention the words "horror star" and certain names immediately spring to mind-Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, and Vincent Price. But another, lesser-known name was also heavily involved in numerous horror and science-fiction films-Donald Pleasence. Featuring a distinctive look, memorable voice, and a serious approach to his roles, Pleasence shined brightly in many genre favorites. Whether as a maniacal body snatcher in The Flesh and the Fiends, a surgical assassin in Fantastic Voyage, the archvillain of 007 in You Only Live Twice, a sarcastic inspector in Raw Meat, or his career defining role as the heroic Dr. Loomis in Halloween, Donald Pleasence proved himself to be a top performer in the fantastical genres of horror and science-fiction. Pleasence also made a name for himself in British and American theatre, garnering four Best Actor Tony Award nominations, beginning with his irascible tramp in playwright Harold Pinter's The Caretaker. Pleasence added to his acclaim by appearing in several big budget Hollywood films like The Great Escape, Night of the Generals, and Will Penny, along with numerous TV appearances in a career that lasted more than forty years. The Films of Donald Pleasence includes a full biography, tributes from Pleasence's friends and coworkers, reviews of all his films, and a rare photo gallery in the first-ever book devoted to the man who became a genre favorite to countless fans worldwide.

Night Thoughts

Author : Ted Kotcheff
File Size : 41.49 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 312
Read : 338
Download »
The poems in Volume III of the COLLECTED WORKS can be grouped quite naturally under the heading of either darkness or light. There is plenty of material on the dark side to invite despair: but Kotcheff does not succumb to that temptation. Instead, he chooses to enlist with life and ride under the banner of Life and Love and Beauty. Among the selections included in Volume III are: the poignant story of a young boy's love for a precocious and eccentric work horse; haunting memories of a summer spent working in an abattoir; a vignette of a young man and an older woman whose two souls are transmuted into one through music; tales of unspeakable cruelty dredged from Kotcheff's ancestral Bulgarian past; the magical beauty of myriads of pure white butterflies convening for regeneration.

The Bulletin

Author :
File Size : 30.95 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 778
Read : 849
Download »