by Katie Arnoldi, Point Dume Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Point Dume book, Malibu surf and cannabis cultures collide in a novel that’s “part comedy of manners, part cautionary tale” from the bestselling author of Chemical Pink” (Los Angeles Times). Katie Arnoldi’s critically acclaimed debut novel Chemical Pink launched her onto the bestseller lists and so established itself into the public’s consciousness that its title was the answer to a Double Jeopardy question. Her sophomore effort, The Wentworths, was searing portrait of a wealthy Westside, Los Angeles, family. This too was a fixture on bestseller lists and earned her a wider audience. With Point Dume, Arnoldi has produced her most remarkable novel to date. Behind the idyllic façade of Malibu, tensions simmer between the old-school residents and surfers, Mexican drug cartels, and the nouveau riche who live in blissful ignorance of the consequences of their actions. In the span of one year, their lives will intertwine with devastating consequences. A fast-moving page-turner, with insights that Arnoldi has gleaned from years of on-the-ground research, this is a timely novel that seems timeless. “The novel is fast paced with excellent characters and intersecting plots. It’s also a must read if you’re interested in surfing culture and would like another reason on why pot should be legalized in the USA.” —San Francisco Chronicle “[A] ripped-from-the-headlines drama . . . The prose style is spare and powerful and the pages turn effortlessly.” —Publishers Weekly “The summer is fully and officially upon us and that means summer reading is here! In fiction, our local Point Dume still tops the list—a great read for beach or travel.” —The Malibu Times
by Don James, Surfing San Onofre To Point Dume 1936 1942 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Surfing San Onofre To Point Dume 1936 1942 book, Back in print and available from D.A.P. for the first time, this beloved best-seller tells the story of the heady and innocent years of Santa Monica's nascent surf scene just prior to America's entry into World War II. Beautifully designed, this intimate, album-sized collection of photographs, printed in rich duotones and evocative color, captures the optimism and experimentation, the styles, the flirtatiousness and the freedoms taken--all from an insider's point of view. They were made by the young Don James, a teenager who documented the scene with his father's old Kodak folding camera when he wasn't up on a longboard himself. Out in the surf, down on the sand, aboard somebody's boat, dancing around a campfire, back-flipping off the lifeguard stand, collecting lobster, drinking at the bar and generally wearing as little as possible, here are the regulars of the southern California beach scene, un-self-conscious and perpetually glamorous, alongside loving portraits of the beach and the ocean themselves.
by Brian Moore, Fergus A Novel Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Fergus A Novel book, Novel based somewhat on Moore's own experience with working on Alfred Hitchcock's "Torn Curtain." The character Bernard Boweri is an unsympathetic portrait of Hitchcock. The story revolves around a successful Irish writer who is brought to California to produce a film script. The bulk of the book is made up of literal hauntings from ghosts of the lead character's past, which seem to be manifestations of the author's Catholic sense of guilt.
by Dan Fante, Point Doom Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Point Doom book, From Dan Fante, the son of novelist John Fante, comes a gritty detective novel featuring JD Fiorella, an ex-private investigator who's bent on avenging his friend's murder. Failed private investigator JD Fiorella was a pro at finding trouble. Mixing it up with the wrong people in New York, he escaped to L.A.—only to hit rock-bottom after too many nightmares and too much booze. Now forty-six and sober, JD is working hard to get it together. Living in Malibu at his mother's house in Point Dume, he's got a new job selling used cars with his friend Woody and a new girlfriend. But just as things are looking up, JD discovers a gruesome murder. Now the ex-private detective has to make a choice. Determined to exact vengeance, he follows a twisting trail of clues that leads him to unexpected truths about himself and his new life—and to a psychopathic killer with an eerie connection to his past. And, as JD soon learns, this time there's no easy way out.
by Dan Fante, Point Dume Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Point Dume book, Ayant connu quelques déboires comme détective privé à New York, JD Fiorella est rentré se faire une santé au pays, plus précisément Point Dume, à Malibu, Californie. Tout a l'air de s'arranger pour lui : il a trouvé un job chez un revendeur de Toyota d'occase et Maman – 81 ans, une flopée de chats et un sale caractère – le loge en attendant mieux. Il pointe, et drague, aux Alcooliques Anonymes. Tout se gâte lors d'une rencontre musclée avec Sydnye, fille 100 % cinglée d'un producteur psychopathe. Et lorsque son vieux pote Woody est assassiné de manière franchement gore. Privé un jour, privé toujours : JD entreprend d'enquêter et met un doigt (cinq, de fait) dans un engrenage fatal. À la fois hilarant, destroy et d'une violence corsée, Point Dume est, s'il faut le classer, un lointain cousin des romans de Jerry Stahl. Et, comme dit Michael Connelly, " si écrire, c'est combattre, alors Dan Fante peut tenir quinze rounds et rester debout ". Né en 1944 à Los Angeles, Dan Fante est le fils de John Fante, auteur culte américain d'origine italienne. À 45 ans, il a commencé à écrire des textes – romans autobiographiques, poèmes, mémoires – inspirés par son expérience de la drogue et de l'alcool. Publiés par 13e Note, ils sont repris en format poche chez Points. Dan Fante vit à Los Angeles. Traduit de l'anglais (Etats-Unis) par Samuel Todd
by Naowarat Cheeptham, Cave Microbiomes A Novel Resource For Drug Discovery Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cave Microbiomes A Novel Resource For Drug Discovery book, This book details recent findings in the field of cave microbiology and builds on fast-paced efforts to exploit an unconventional and underexplored environment for new microorganisms which may provide an untapped source of drugs: microorganisms from caves.