♥ Book Title : Medusa's Web
☯ Full Synopsis : "From the award-winning author of Hide Me Among the Graves, Last Call, Declare, and Three Days to Never, a phantasmagoric, thrilling, mind-bending tale of speculative fiction in which one man must uncover occult secrets of 1920s Hollywood to save his family. In the wake of their Aunt Amity’s suicide, Scott and Madeline Madden are summoned to Caveat, the eerie, decaying mansion in the Hollywood hills in which they were raised. But their decadent and reclusive cousins, the malicious wheelchair-bound Claimayne and his sister, Ariel, do not welcome Scott and Madeline’s return to the childhood home they once shared. While Scott desperately wants to go back to their shabby South-of-Sunset lives, he cannot pry his sister away from this haunted “House of Usher in the Hollywood Hills” that is a conduit for the supernatural. Decorated by bits salvaged from old hotels and movie sets, Caveat hides a dark family secret that stretches back to the golden days of Rudolph Valentino and the silent film stars. A collection of hypnotic eight-limbed abstract images inked on paper allows the Maddens to briefly fragment and flatten time—to transport themselves into the past and future in visions that are both puzzling and terrifying. Though their cousins know little about these ancient “spiders” which provoke unpredictable temporal dislocations, Ariel and Claimayne have been using for years—an addiction that has brought Claimayne to the brink of selfish destruction. As Madeline falls more completely under Caveat’s spell, Scott discovers that to protect her, he must use the perilous spiders himself. But will he unravel the mystery of the Madden family’s past and finally free them. . . or be pulled deeper into their deadly web?"Article| Tim Powers| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Mad Men And Medusas
☯ Full Synopsis : "This worthy successor to Juliet Mitchell's pathbreaking Psychoanalysis and Feminism is both a defense of the long-dismissed diagnosis of hysteria as a centerpiece of the human condition and a plea for a new understanding of the influence of sibling and peer relationships.In Mad Men and Medusas Mitchell traces the history of hysteria, arguing that we need to reclaim hysteria to understand how distress and trauma express themselves in different societies and different times. Mitchell convincingly demonstrates that although hysteria may have disappeared as a disease, it is still a critical factor in understanding psychological development through the life cycle."Article| Juliet Mitchell| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Medusa Reader
☯ Full Synopsis : "Fascinating and terrifying, the Medusa story has long been a powerful signifier in culture with poets, feminists, anthropologists, psychoanalysts, political theorists, artists, writers, and others. Bringing together the essential passages and commentary about Medusa, The Medusa Reader traces her through the ages, from classical times through the Renaissance to the pop culture, art, and fashion of today. This collection, with a critical introduction and striking illustrations, is the first major anthology of primary material and critical commentary on this most provocative and enigmatic of figures."Article| Marjorie Garber| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Medusa's Stony Stare
☯ Full Synopsis : "Looking for action packed stories with exciting twists of fate and unforgettable characters? Look no further than Greek mythology. Classic retellings pair with bold, dramatic art to draw readers into the ancient world."Article| Jessica Gunderson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Medusa's Destiny
☯ Full Synopsis : "I'm being sold as a blood-whore. A position I doubt I'll survive long.Gone are my dreams of being the most powerful leader of the vampire clans... and all because I failed to Turn on my twenty-first birthday. I'll be paraded in front of every male vampire in the area and sold off to whoever wants to use my body until they're bored with me. I have no hope of a happily-ever-after.Until they show up.Three men from my past might be able to save me. The only problem? I doubt they'll be able to afford my price. But maybe with a spell from an old fairytale, we might just have a chance of getting out of her alive.At least I hope so.BEAUTY WITH A BITE is a short reverse harem romance that takes the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty and puts a new spin on it. So, if you like hot sexy-times, werewolves, vampires, and magic spells, you might just be enchanted by this story."Article| Lacey Carter Andersen| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Medusa's Hair
☯ Full Synopsis : "The great pilgrimage center of southeastern Sri Lanka, Kataragama, has become in recent years the spiritual home of a new class of Hindu-Buddhist religious devotees. These ecstatic priests and priestesses invariably display long locks of matted hair, and they express their devotion to the gods through fire walking, tongue-piercing, hanging on hooks, and trance-induced prophesying. The increasing popularity of these ecstatics poses a challenge not only to orthodox Sinhala Buddhism (the official religion of Sri Lanka) but also, as Gananath Obeyesekere shows, to the traditional anthropological and psychoanalytic theories of symbolism. Focusing initially on one symbol, matted hair, Obeyesekere demonstrates that the conventional distinction between personal and cultural symbols is inadequate and naive. His detailed case studies of ecstatics show that there is always a reciprocity between the personal-psychological dimension of the symbol and its public, culturally sanctioned role. Medusa's Hair thus makes an important theoretical contribution both to the anthropology of individual experience and to the psychoanalytic understanding of culture. In its analyses of the symbolism of guilt, the adaptational and integrative significance of belief in spirits, and a host of related issues concerning possession states and religiosity, this book marks a provocative advance in psychological anthropology."Article| Gananath Obeyesekere| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Medusa's Gaze
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Tazza Farnese is one of the most admired objects from classical antiquity. A libation bowl carved from banded agate, it features Medusa's head on its outside and, inside, an assembly of Egyptian gods. For more than two millennia, these radiant figures have mesmerized emperors and artists, popes and thieves, merchants and museum goers. In this, the first book-length account of this renowned masterpiece, Marina Belozerskaya traces its fascinating journey through history. That it has survived at all is a miracle. The Tazza's origins date back to Ptolemaic Egypt where it likely enhanced the power and prestige of Cleopatra. After her defeat by Emperor Augustus, the bowl began an amazing itinerary along many flashpoints in world history. It likely traveled from Rome to Constantinople. After that city's sack by crusaders in 1204, it returned west to inspire the classical revival at the court of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II at Palermo. The Tazza next graced Tamerlane's court at Samarqand, before becoming an obsession of Renaissance popes and princes. It witnessed the rediscovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the turbulent aftermath of the French Revolution, and the birth of the modern Italian state. Throughout its journey, the Tazza aroused the lust of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Mongol rulers, consoled a heart-broken duchess, inspired artists including Botticelli and Raphael, tempted spies and thieves, and drew the ire of a deranged museum guard who nearly destroyed it. More than a biography of the world's most cherished bowl, Medusa's Gaze is a vivid and delightful voyage through history."Article| Marina Belozerskaya| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Perseus
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book, in graphic novel format, is the retelling of King Polydectes hatching a plan to send Perseus, son of Zeus, after the head of the gorgon, Medusa."Article| Paul D. Storrie| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Medusa's Child
☯ Full Synopsis : "The prototype of the Medusa weapon, which is capable of destroying all computer chips on the planet, is en route to the Pentagon when its transporters discover that the weapon has been set to detonate"Article| John J. Nance| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Medusa’S Cause
☯ Full Synopsis : "Love is immeasurable On an isolated cape high above a churning sea, a mysterious young woman of enchanting beauty enters a lonely temple. Lulled there by inconceivable desire, it is a clandestine meeting that will forever alter her fate. Wishing only to capture the love of a god, she instead commits a grievous act of sin against an angry goddess and sets in motion a chain of events that not only tears her world apart, but those that love her as well... In a world ruled by men, and explained by myth, two brave sisters must break the rules and embark on a perilous journey. Divided by difference, yet united by a singular cause, they must go out into a world that is at once cruel and capricious; a world which often views and treats women as being no better than slaves It is a journey that will take them across the width and breadth of ancient Greece. From the highest of mountains, to the deepest of valleys; to the most fabled of lands where myths come to life and futures are told, and finally, to the dark confines of the Underworld itself in search of answers. It is a journey that will see them pitted against unforeseen challenges and dangers, and at times against each other. But as their journey of struggle and discovery unfolds, something unusual begins to take shape, and the question of what happened to their sister is invariably replaced with one of a much deeper meaning How far would you go to save the soul of someone you love?"Article| P. E. Zimmerman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Medusa Rising
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♥ Book Title : Medusa’S Lair
☯ Full Synopsis : "Chic Sparks is a clinical psychologist, famous tenor, and part-time investigator. After his beautiful, red-headed girlfriend, Suzy, convinces him to pursue a search for his former friend, notorious crime boss Ken Renfroe, he is soon pulled into the heart of a criminal enterprise that stretches from silk stalking bankers in Boston to the charismatic underworld leaders of the Sinaloa Mexican cartel. As a wild sea battle between two warring Mexican drug cartels ensues, Chic must navigate through constant conflict as he penetrates deeper into a dark world and searches for clues he hopes will lead him to Renfroe. After he uncovers a money laundering operation infusing billions of dollars of drug money into the world economy, the lair is revealed as bloody conflicts between the cartels come to a head in an ultimate battle for domination. Now only time will tell if Chic can escape the lair, bring the truth to light, and complete his mission to find Renfroe before it is too late. In this gripping tale, a modern day crime fighter on a quest to find a crime boss uncovers an international money laundering enterprise that places him in grave danger."Article| Kenneth L. Funderburk| Statement ..."