2021.12.04 11:22 artsnumeriques Noël 2021 : suivez ce guide pour offrir des livres de SF et de fantasy - Numerama - Numerama
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2021.12.04 11:22 bikesniff Cube Stereo 2015, £700 (York, UK)
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2021.12.04 11:22 Rufus0t0firefly A note from the Author
From the Author
When I wrote ODD THOMAS, the title character came to me fully formed, as if he were a real person whom I had known all my life. No character in any of my previous novels led me through his story with such grace, with his voice unfailingly strong in my mind’s ear, making revelations about himself and his family that were surprising — even shocking in some instances — yet seemed inevitable to me the moment they were made.
Other characters have endeared themselves to me — nearly always because of their humanity and their courage and their intellectual conviction — including but not limited to: Einstein, Nora, and Travis in WATCHERS; Chris Snow and his friends in FEAR NOTHING and SEIZE THE NIGHT; Thomas in THE BAD PLACE; Barty and his mother and others in FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE; Curtis and Leilani in ONE DOOR AWAY FROM HEAVEN; Jimmy Tock and his whole family in LIFE EXPECTANCY. Never had one of them filled me with awe and with admiration, which it seems could be earned only by real people, never by fictional characters — but then along came Odd.
By the time I finished ODD THOMAS, I knew Odd was on a journey unique to a character in contemporary fiction, a journey exploring the beauty of humility. Yes, these books are about the power of love and friendship. About the reality of evil. The first is about the necessity of perseverance, the second about the necessity of action to earn redemption. But whatever else they are about, at the core they are concerned with the beauty of humility and the power and the peace that come with the embrace of it.
Odd is a flawed character who knows what all his flaws are — and therefore he is not in the least Freudian, not self-deceived, not neatly labeled, understood, and dismissed. He has a sense of humor about himself and therefore a sense of perspective, and of proportion. He’s wise in the ways of the world — especially as regards the violence in it — yet he retains an appealing innocence arising from his enduring humility.
Readers and critics of ODD THOMAS recognized that Odd was unusually humble, and were drawn to him in large part because of this aspect of his character. Interestingly, while Odd knows all his faults too well, he would find it difficult to give you a list if his virtues. As for humility — when he mentions it, he usually does so in the context of a joke. By the end
FOREVER ODD, he does not yet fully understand that his journey is leading him toward ever more humbling experiences, and that in the attainment of a purer humility, he will find greater strength, courage, and hope.
Yes, it looks to me as if Odd will return for a third book, and soon. I do not feel that I created him. He came to me, like a stranger knocking on my door; he was given to me. Odd has a gift, his sixth sense; and the gift I’ve received is Odd. He cannot repress his gift; he is compelled to use it. I cannot turn away from his story. I am compelled to follow it.
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2021.12.04 11:22 feedimo Leicester Tigers CEO Andrea Pinchen: ‘People looked at me in a strange way’
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2021.12.04 11:22 FallCompetitive7976 04-December I am still here
2021.12.04 11:22 rugged_beard Looking for Chimchar and Turtwig
2021.12.04 11:22 ALiLSumpmSumpm Jump shot 65 change?
2021.12.04 11:22 Lonely5292 Real / fake friends
Can anyone help me decide if my one friend is a true (real) friend? I know thier real , it's just they never text me unless I text them and thier always talking to other people and when we txt its very obvious their pretending to care about me. SO based off of this and your experiences what are "Real friends" (over text) and how do you know if thier a real friend?
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2021.12.04 11:22 DarkJedi15 retaking my own planet
If I want to attack one of my own planets that contains 2 different color colonies, do I have to attack BOTH colonies at the same time to regain a colony on my home planet? If I just attack and defeat one, can I re-establish my home colony?
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2021.12.04 11:22 --Poot-- A woman (blue) I worked with for 3 weeks wants me to ask my friend, who she knows is recovering from cancer (purple), to be a free housesitter so she can help someone in her own life battling cancer.
2021.12.04 11:22 fajorsk Canzuk flag proposal
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2021.12.04 11:22 NewportHelicopter THREE quid! And the vinyl is mint!
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2021.12.04 11:22 david_gv Finally got a good one! If you are here, Thank you!
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2021.12.04 11:22 feedimo This Sporting Life: looking through Gerry Cranham’s lens – in pictures
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2021.12.04 11:22 Mst3Kgf Despite fully acknowledging its flaws, I do enjoy 2016's "Office Christmas Party" as a holiday comedy.
There's nothing remotely original about the film, most if not all of the characters are cliches and you can pretty much guess from the get-go how things will turn out. (Also, given what has come out about him since, it's ironically funny to see T.J. Miller as a benevolent boss/co-worker.) And yet I still enjoy it and think it's a funny film for the holiday season for one big reason; the cast, which is a murderer's row of talented comedians putting their best efforts into elevating the material. You always have a good foundation for a comedy film when you have Jason Bateman as your snarky everyman (it's amazing how often he's played this kind of role and he always excels at it, even if the movie he's in isn't very good). Then you add in the likes of Jennifer Aniston playing nasty (a type of character she always seems to relish), Kate McKinnon as the uptight and eccentric HR rep, Jillian Bell as basically a female Joe Pesci, and so on. This film's a prime example of how talented comedians can wring laughs out of less than stellar material.
Plus, just me, but after spending a year and a half working from home and doing everything by Zoom, I get a bit nostalgic for a workplace comedy set in a bustling office. Even one that gets thoroughly trashed.
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2021.12.04 11:22 YTLinkerBot DARK CHRONICLES: MALEVOLENT STORIES 🎬 Full Exclusive Horror Movie Premiere 🎬 English HD 2021
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2021.12.04 11:22 dani_gurg1 Ehi you!
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2021.12.04 11:22 FishinforPhishers Hey buddy, finding any bears?
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2021.12.04 11:22 TenOunceCan 2015 M3 sGT - Will a 128GB or a 64GB USB stick work in this car?
I want to purchase two 128GB memory sticks for music for this car, but I'm not sure if the car will be able to read them.
I tried using a 64GB microSD card in a USB converter but the car couldn't read it. Maybe it was the converter or the fact that it was a microSD (though my PC can read that same card/converter). I don't have a standard 64GB USB stick to test with.
Is the memory storage limit 32GB in this car for USB sticks?
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2021.12.04 11:22 dAgDesta 10 years later it still happens
2021.12.04 11:22 NoraVines Goofing off from Friday night 35F
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2021.12.04 11:22 Tegxy Join the Moonscape Merch Campaign to have a share in the reward pool. Participate in the simple tasks shown in the description below to be eligible. #seascapenetwork
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2021.12.04 11:22 TifanyMikus Sam... we got married today.
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