A Million Little Pieces

A Million Little Pieces Description:

Intense unpredictable and instantly engaging this is a story of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation as it has never been told before It is also the introduction of a bold and talented literary voice br Before considering reading this book please see the BookBrowse note on the book jacket review page br br BookBrowse Note January th An article in the Smoking Gun claimed that James Frey author of A Million Little Pieces and My Friend Leonard fabricated key parts of his books They cited police records court documents and interviews with law enforcement agents which belie a number of Frey s claims regarding criminal charges against him jail terms and his fugitive status br br In an interview with the Smoking Gun Frey admitted that he had embellished central details in A Million Little Pieces and backtracked on claims he made in the book br br January th Frey s publisher stated that while it initially stood by him after further questioning of the author the house has sadly come to the realization that a number of facts have been altered and incidents embellished It will be adding a a publisher s note and author s note to all future editions of A Million Little Pieces

Rating: 3.30 out of 5

My Friend Leonard

My Friend Leonard Description:

i The New York Times i bestselling follow up to the i New York Times i bestseller i A Million Little Pieces i the heartrending story of a friendship between a newly sober James and the charismatic high living mobster he met in rehab Leonard br br i A Million Little Pieces i was the first Oprah Book Club pick by a living author in over two years It instantly became a i New York Times i bestseller a i USA Today i bestseller and a i Publishers Weekly i bestseller with over million copies in print br br i My Friend Leonard i picks up right where i Pieces i leaves off A i New York Times i bestseller in its own right before the Oprah pick i My Friend Leonard i is James Frey s story of his friendship with Leonard the larger than life mobster who adopted James as he left rehab Leonard who offers James lucrative if illegal mysterious and slightly dangerous employment when he needs it Leonard of the secret deals of the surprising passions that belie his violent career choice of fantastic generosity and ferocious loyalty Leonard who has been holding on to some remarkable secrets and who has invested in their friendship more than James could ever imagine br br i My Friend Leonard i is at its core about the responsibility that comes with loving someone and going out on any number of limbs to care for them And it is a book that proves that one of the most provocative literary voices of his generation is also one of the most emphatically human

Rating: 3.61 out of 5

The Calling (Endgame, #1)

The Calling (Endgame, #1) Description:

Twelve thousand years ago they came They descended from the sky amid smoke and fire and created humanity and gave us rules to live by They needed gold and they built our earliest civilizations to mine it for them When they had what they needed they left But before they left they told us someday they would come back and when they did a game would be played A game that would determine our future br br This is Endgame br br For ten thousand years the lines have existed in secret The original lines of humanity Each had to have a Player prepared at all times They have trained generation after generation after generation In weapons languages history tactics disguise assassination Together the players are everything strong kind ruthless loyal smart stupid ugly lustful mean fickle beautiful calculating lazy exuberant weak They are good and evil Like you Like all br br This is Endgame br br When the game starts the players will have to find three keys The keys are somewhere on earth The only rule of their Endgame is that there are no rules Whoever finds the keys first wins the game Endgame The Calling is about the hunt for the first key And just as it tells the story of the hunt for a hidden key written into the book is a puzzle It invites readers to play their own Endgame and to try to solve the puzzle Whoever does will open a case filled with gold Alongside the puzzle will be a revolutionary mobile game built by Google s Niantic Labs that will allow you to play a real world version of Endgame where you can join one of the lines and do battle with people around you br br Will exuberance beat strength Stupidity top kindness Laziness thwart beauty Will the winner be good or evil There is only one way to find out br br Play br Survive br Solve br People of Earth br Endgame has begun

Rating: 3.46 out of 5

Bright Shiny Morning

Bright Shiny Morning Description:

One of the most celebrated and controversial authors in America delivers his first novel a sweeping chronicle of contemporary Los Angeles that is bold exhilarating and utterly original br br Dozens of characters pass across the reader s sight lines some never to be seen again but James Frey lingers on a handful of LA s lost souls and captures the dramatic narrative of their lives a bright ambitious young Mexican American woman who allows her future to be undone by a moment of searing humiliation a supremely narcissistic action movie star whose passion for the unattainable object of his affection nearly destroys him a couple both nineteen years old who flee their suffocating hometown and struggle to survive on the fringes of the great city and an aging Venice Beach alcoholic whose life is turned upside down when a meth addled teenage girl shows up half dead outside the restroom he calls home br br Throughout this strikingly powerful novel there is the relentless drumbeat of the millions of other stories that taken as a whole describe a city a culture and an age A dazzling tour de force i Bright Shiny Morning i illuminates the joys horrors and unexpected fortunes of life and death in Los Angeles

Rating: 3.47 out of 5

Sky Key (Endgame, #2)

Sky Key (Endgame, #2) Description:

The sequel to the New York Times bestseller and international multimedia phenomenon Endgame The Calling br br Endgame is here Earth Key has been found Two keys and nine Players remain The keys must be found and only one Player can win br br Queens New York Aisling Kopp believes the unthinkable that Endgame can be stopped But before she can get home to regroup she is approached by the CIA They know about Endgame And they have their own ideas about how it should be Played Ideas that could change everything br br Kingdom of Aksum Ethiopia Hilal ibn Isa al Salt narrowly survived an attack that leaves him horribly disfigured He now knows something the other Players do not But the Aksumites have a secret that is unique to their line A secret that can help redeem humanity and maybe even be used to help defeat the beings behind Endgame br br London England Sarah Alopay has found the first key She is with Jago and they are winning But getting Earth Key has come at a great cost to Sarah The only thing that keeps the demons at bay is Playing Playing to win br br Sky Key wherever it is whatever it is is next And the nine remaining Players will stop at nothing to get it

Rating: 3.32 out of 5

The Final Testament of the Holy Bible

The Final Testament of the Holy Bible Description:

James Frey isn t like other writers He s been called a liar A cheat A con man He s been called a saviour A revolutionary A genius He s been sued by readers Dropped by publishers because of his controversies Berated by TV talk show hosts and condemned by the media He s been exiled from America and driven into hiding He s also a bestselling phenomenon Published in languages and beloved by readers around the world What scares people about Frey is that he plays with truth that fine line between fact and fiction br br Now he has written his greatest work his most revolutionary his most controversial The Final Testament of the Holy Bible What would you do if you discovered the Messiah were alive today Living in New York Sleeping with men Impregnating young women Euthanizing the dying and healing the sick Defying the government and condemning the holy What would you do if you met him And he changed your life Would you believe Would you The Final Testament of the Holy Bible br br It will change you Hurt you Scare you Make you think differently Live differently Enrage you Offend you Open your eyes to the world in which we live We ve waited years for the Messiah to arrive We ve waited years for this book to be written He was here The Final Testament of the Holy Bible is the story of his life

Rating: 3.55 out of 5

Rules of the Game (Endgame, #3)

Rules of the Game (Endgame, #3) Description:

The revolutionary Endgame trilogy concludes in this explosive finale to the series One key remains can the Players find it before the end of the world br br The strongest are left br One final key remains br The fate of the world is in their hands br br The world of Endgame is populated by twelve ancient bloodlines In each line a Player trains for a catastrophic event that has not yet happened until the Calling Once they were called the Players set off on a journey in search of three ancient keys that will save not just their line but the world Two keys have now been found and the remaining Players must find the final key before Endgame brings about the ultimate destruction br br Each book in the trilogy features an interactive super puzzle comprised of clues and riddles layered into the story

Rating: 3.61 out of 5

Endgame: The Complete Training Diaries (Endgame: The Training Diaries, #1-3)

Endgame: The Complete Training Diaries (Endgame: The Training Diaries, #1-3) Description:

All three thrilling volumes of Endgame The Training Diaries the prequel novellas to the New York Times bestselling Endgame series together in one paperback bind up br br Before they were Players Before the Calling They trained to be selected as the one to save their ancient bloodline and win Endgame br br Follow the Twelve through sacrifices and betrayals broken hearts and broken bones as they shed their normal lives and transform into the Players they were meant to be br br They must train learn prepare br To Play survive and solve br To kill or be killed br Endgame is real br Endgame is coming br And only one can win

Rating: 3.56 out of 5

Origins (Endgame: The Training Diaries, #1)

Origins (Endgame: The Training Diaries, #1) Description:

This thrilling digital prequel novella to em Endgame The Calling em follows the lives of four of the twelve Players before they were chosen as the one to save their ancient bloodline and win Endgame br br em Before the Calling em br br Marcus must choose between friendship and destiny Chiyoko fights for what s hers Kala learns the price of love And Alice finally understands what she s Playing for br br They must shed their normal lives and transform into the Players they were meant to be br br They must train learn prepare br br To Play survive and solve br br To kill or be killed br br Endgame is real br br Endgame is coming br br And only one can win

Rating: 3.26 out of 5

Descendant (Endgame: The Training Diaries, #2)

Descendant (Endgame: The Training Diaries, #2) Description:

This second thrilling digital prequel novella to em Endgame The Calling em follows the lives of four of the twelve Players before they were chosen as the one to save their ancient bloodline and win Endgame br br em Before the Calling em br Twelve Players in training are tested to the very edge of their physical and mental abilities em Endgame The Training Diaries Volume Descendant em follows Baitsakhan Maccabee Shari and Aisling as they prepare for the apocalyptic game they may or may not be chosen to take part in br They must shed their normal lives and transform into the Players they were meant to be br They must train learn prepare br To Play survive and solve br To kill or be killed br Endgame is real br Endgame is coming br And only one can win

Rating: 3.56 out of 5