e99 Online Shopping Mall

Geometry.Net - the online learning center Help  
Home  - Celebrities - Meloni Christopher (Books)

  1-8 of 8
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  

click price to see details     click image to enlarge     click link to go to the store

1. Kirstie Alley Ladies' Home Journal
2. TV Guide Sept 7-13 2002 Law &
3. TV Guide October 20, 2008 Anna
4. Entertainment Weekly March 4 2005
5. Takedown: The Fall of the Last
6. Brief Interviews with Hideous
7. TV Guide July 31, 2005 Christopher
8. TV Guide April 21, 2008 Mariska

1. Kirstie Alley Ladies' Home Journal Magazine February 2006 - Christopher Meloni
by Editors of Ladies' Home Journal
Paperback: Pages (2006)
-- used & new: US$17.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00162S670
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Ladies' Home Journal Magazine with Kirstie Alley cover story - Plus romantic fashion shoot with Christopher Meloni. ... Read more

2. TV Guide Sept 7-13 2002 Law & Order SUV Christopher Meloni
by TV Guide
 Mass Market Paperback: Pages (2002)

Asin: B002K77XKG
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

3. TV Guide October 20, 2008 Anna Torv & Joshua Jackson/The Fringe, Mad Men, Nicole Richie/Chuck, Christopher Meloni/Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Mentalist
Single Issue Magazine: Pages (2008)

Asin: B002M06UU0
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

4. Entertainment Weekly March 4 2005 Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Law & Order, Stephen King, U2, Kirstie Alley, Deadwood
Single Issue Magazine: Pages (2005)
-- used & new: US$5.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B002IDM5SM
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

5. Takedown: The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire
by Rick Cowan, Douglas Century
Audio CD: Pages (2002-10-29)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$49.98
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0553528831
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Seldom has the netherworld of the mafia been revealed with such fascinating detail and sheer suspense. Like the classics of the genre-from The Godfather to The French Connection to Wise Guy-Takedown leads us to the inner ring of a conspiracy of corruption and terror that held the city in its grip for nearly fifty years.

Rick Cowan was a young NYPD detective in 1992 when he dropped by a Brooklyn waterfront warehouse to investigate a recent fire bombing-only one in a string of interviews he considered routine. But what he found there was far from routine, for it would take him on a five-year odyssey and nearly cost him his life. In fact, he had stumbled upon the lead of a lifetime-the suspicion that he might unearth the hard evidence police and federal agencies alike had been chasing for decades: the proof of collusion among the mob families to extort billions from the nation's most influential corporations that call New York their home.

Featuring eccentric, larger-than-life New York characters and an undercover cop on the brink of being discovered-and murdered-at every step, Takedown is a riveting real-life procedural and one of the most important investigative books of the season. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (24)

5-0 out of 5 stars Fine work!
I seldom encounter a book of this kind with this much quality. Over the years I must have read every book dealing with organized crime. From the ones that later turn into movies to all the rest. I prefer non fiction but I must admit that once or twice I have read also fiction, such as the Godfather by Mario Puzo. What differentiates this particular book from most of the others is the voice of the narrator. One gets the feeling almost right away that this is no Hollywood tale. I found the book on a used book store and even though it had no endorsements (like a lot of books do) I bought it for the grand amount of .25c. Little did I know I had stumbled onto a superior book of its kind. The authors are truly on the mark with this one. The police office that went undercover has to be one of the most realistic personages I have encountered. The whole story rings true and the emotions of the narrator coincide so often with my very own I couldn't help but to like him as I read along. What a rare find! It had slipped through my radar all these years but my perseverance on keeping my eyes open for non fiction paid handsomely! Simply put: this is one great book. There are so many aspects that I like about this book I am not going to pretend to be able to present them here. Sufficient for me to say that every single page of this book seems better than the one before. 5 Stars for one tough, entertaining and informative book about the New York Mafia.

4-0 out of 5 stars Straight forward, good read
The author does a great job giving you just the meat and potatoes.Moves along quickly. If you are looking for a Mob life glorification piece this isn't it.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Gambino and Genovese Families take a hit.
As the author and undercover detective tells us, garbage collecting was one of the chief money makers of the five families of New York.Most of the major garbage collection companies did not want to enter this market because of intimidation by the Mob.However, the author was in the right place at the right time and managed to infilitrate the racket.What he found were the equivalent of the Sopranos controlling a major business activity in the New York market.They beat up people, charged high prices, and did not add anything to the garbage service.The result was high priced garbage with little service for individuals and companies.In fact, the garbage haulers argued among themselves for lucrative accounts but were not price competitive.The detective author got incriminating evidence that indicted the Mob families and caused this business to fall from the Mob's grasp.

This is a great story about crime and garbage.One understands a little more about how the five families corrupted individual businesses in the New York area.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book, Great Detective! Excellent UC
I just finished reading this book, and i could not put it down!This is one amazing book, i highly recommend this to anyone who wants to hear a true account of a courageous undercover detective who infiltrated the mob.All true, amazing work by Rick and the NYPD. A must have! "It's in there" everything Rick was involved in, is in there!

5-0 out of 5 stars A fast engaging read
An unbelievable yet true story that kept me engaged, too engaged for my wife on our cruise! I highly recommend for vacation reading. ... Read more

6. Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
by David Foster Wallace
Audio CD: Pages (2009-09-08)
list price: US$24.98 -- used & new: US$4.90
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 1600247377
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
David Foster Wallace made an art of taking readers into places no other writer even gets near. In his exuberantly acclaimed collection, BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN, he combined hilarity and an escalating disquiet in stories that astonish, entertain, and expand our ideas of the pleasures that fiction can afford.

Amazon.com Review
Amid the screams of adulation for bandanna-clad wunderkind David FosterWallace, you might hear a small peep. It is the cry for some restraint. Onoccasion the reader is left in the dust wondering where the story went, asthe author, literary turbochargers on full-blast, suddenly accelerates intothe wild-blue-footnoted yonder in pursuit of some obscure metafictionalfancy. Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Wallace's latestcollection, is at least in part a response to the distress signal put outby the many readers who want to ride along with him, if he'd onlyslow down for a second.

The intellectual gymnastics and ceaseless rumination endure (if you don'thave a tolerance for that kind of thing, your nose doesn't belong in thisbook), but they are for the most part couched in simpler, less frenziednarratives. The book's four-piece namesake takes the form of interviewtranscripts, in which the conniving horror that is the male gender isrevealed in all of its licentious glory. In the short, two-part "The DevilIs a Busy Man," Wallace strolls through the Hall of Mirrors that is humanmotivation. (Is it possible to completely rid an act of generosity of anyself-serving benefits? And why is it easier to sell a couch for fivedollars than it is to give it away for free?) The even shorter glimpse intomodern-day social ritual, "A Radically Condensed History of PostindustrialLife," stretches the seams of its total of seven lines with scathingeconomy: "She laughed extremely hard, hoping to be liked. Then each drovehome alone, staring straight ahead, with the very same twist to theirfaces." Wallace also imbues his extreme observational skills with ahaunting poetic sensibility. Witness what he does to a diving board and thetwo darkened patches at the end of it in "Forever Overhead":

It's going to send you someplace which its ownlength keeps you from seeing, which seems wrong to submit to withouteventhinking.... They are skin abraded from feet by the violence of the disappearance ofpeople with real weight.
Of course, not every piece is an absolute winner. "The Depressed Person"slips from purposefully clinical to unintentionally boring. "Tri-Stan: ISold Sissee Nar to Ecko" reimagines an Arthurian tale in MTV terms andholds your attention for about as long as you'd imagine from such adescription. Ultimately, however, even these failed experiments are atestament to Mr. Wallace's endless if unbridled talent. Once he gets thereins completely around that sucker, it's going to be quite a ride.--Bob Michaels ... Read more

Customer Reviews (80)

3-0 out of 5 stars Some nice passages but also forced and voyeuristic
David Foster Wallace treats us to fictious interviews with several men. All these have typical male, mostly sexual, flaws, which are distorted beyond all usual bounds.
The stories are written brilliantly, in a laconic male voice, slightly defensive and agressive in their defensiveness, as might be the interview of a criminal offender with a psychologist or journalist.
As mentioned, the stories are mostly sexual in nature, relating to a warped perception of reality. The author, to my understanding, tries to explain the self justifications of sexual predators and offenders. Of males who defend their sexual urges, who might not be actual sexual offenders but who have it within them to be such offenders.
This, is a strange and dark way, is interesting to read, it is the same feeling which one new as an adolescent when one snooped around in the forbidden corners of the newsstand.
Yet we are no adolescents anymore and do not need to play peeping Tom. Therefore the whole book has a sneaky, uncouth, voyeuristic quality to it. Yes, it is is well written, yes, one feels privy to the authors sexual urges, and yet, finally, it leaves only an empty and hollow feeling, the same feeling one had as an adolescent after visiting this newsstands forbidden corner. Interesting, voyeuristic, self indulgent but finally nothing more. Nothing new, just a grotesque shadow of things we knew before.

1-0 out of 5 stars Painful To Read!
This starts off with two amazing short stories, which I felt were more like long poems, each a few pages long.Both were beautifully written, and made me excited about the rest of the book.Unfortunately what followed after that point was some of the most confusing, intentionally awful series of words I have ever struggled through.I felt as though Wallace wrote this book in this manner as some kind of sick joke to all of us dupes who were tricked into buying it.A good example is "Octet, Pop Quiz #6" where in Wallace replaced the two main character's names with simple "X" and "Y."Awful.And, his use of rediculously long runon sentences were very aggrvating, as well as the enormous footnotes on several stories that were longer than the actual stories they were in.

I get it.It was all probably intentional and meant to be funny.But, it wasn't.It was annoying.I felt as though Wallace knows his audience is of higher intelligence, and wrote this book as an attempt to intentionally confuse the heck out of them because he thought it was funny.He failed miserably.

The odd thing, is that I just watched the movie.It was beautifully written.If the book had been written as the screenplay was, I would have loved the book.It's as if Krasinski painfully sorted through all the unnecessary drivel and pulled out the meat of the story.He crafted a mess of abook into a wonderful movie.I recommend that you skip the torture of the book, and just go straight to the movie.

5-0 out of 5 stars Don't deny yourself the experience of reading this book
Before I read this book, I thought that post-modernism and metafiction was for the most part just novelty. But DFW uses post-modern and metafictional tricks to enhance his characters and comment on common human experiences, rather than to hide the story from the reader with gimmickry and flash.
Some may fault DFW for being too personal at times and too abstract at others, but these qualities allow the stories in Brief Interviews to achieve a kind of self-executing immursion that allows the reader to get more out of each one. By lifting the vail of "The Author", he is less self-concious than authors of more traditional fiction, not more so. If the purpose of storytelling is to tell the truth through fiction, then this collection hits the nail on the head. Read this book. Even if it isn't doesn't suit your taste, I guarantee you won't forget it.

2-0 out of 5 stars someone wake me and 'splain me.
I'm not a literary genius as clearly some of the author's fans are but, I'm bright enough to know this was really self indulgent and asked a whole lot of the reader without giving much back.I did enjoy some of the interviews that revealed the "hideous men" (and a few women as well). And, I found some of what seemed to be total stream of consciousness to be interesting for a bit. But, the gibberish went on forever, the pages and pages of footnotes were annoying, not funny, and the fact that DW felt absolutely no obligation to gift the readers with any kind of resolve to any of it, ever, is a statement in and of itself.If you put 100 avid readers in a room with this book you would have 18 people smiling with their face buried in the pages, 10 people sound asleep, and 72 others intermittently looking around to see if anyone else was as bewildered and bored as they are.Abstract and uppity isn't necessarily genius.

5-0 out of 5 stars Read This Book Now!
Funny, funny, funny. And defiantly one of DFW's most accessible. . . good for after a breakup or anytime the men in your life are being giant dicks! Bonus: after you're finished there's an OK movie version to compare it to! ... Read more

7. TV Guide July 31, 2005 Christopher Meloni & Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order, Indy 500 Star Danica Patrick, Dukes of Hazzard, Gary Cole, Shepard Smith of Fox News
Single Issue Magazine: Pages (2005)

Asin: B002ILNB14
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

8. TV Guide April 21, 2008 Mariska Hargitay & Christopher Meloni/Law & Order SVU, Shonda Rhimes/Grey's Anatomy, Amy Poehler Interview, Edward Norton
Single Issue Magazine: Pages (2008)

Asin: B002LYFHUG
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

  1-8 of 8
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  

Prices listed on this site are subject to change without notice.
Questions on ordering or shipping? click here for help.

site stats