Ashley Bell: A Novel by Dean Koontz

By Dean Koontz

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The woman who acknowledged no to death.

Bibi Blair is a fierce, humorous, dauntless younger woman—whose health care professional says she has twelve months to live.

She replies, “We’ll see.”

Her surprising restoration astonishes scientific science.

An enigmatic girl convinces Bibi that she escaped demise in order that she will be able to shop another individual. somebody named Ashley Bell.

But shop her from what, from whom? And who's Ashley Bell? the place is she?

Bibi’s obsession with discovering Ashley sends her at the run from threats either mystical and worldly, together with a wealthy and charismatic cult chief with terrifying ambitions.

Here is an eloquent, riveting, brilliantly paced tale with an exciting heroine and a twisting, inventive plot jam-packed with magnificent surprises. Ashley Bell is a brand new milestone in literary suspense from the long-acclaimed master.

Praise for Ashley Bell

“A mind-bender packed with enjoyable surprises.”—People (book of the week)

“[With] lyrical writing and compelling characters . . . Koontz stands on my own, and this novel is a major instance of literary suspense. . . . one in all his best.”—Associated Press

“Grabs you on web page one and retains you enthralled with ever widening loops of intrigue, spine-tingling plot twists, soaking up characters and emotional involvement . . . extraordinary.”—Bookreporter

“Heart-pounding and brain boggling . . . a rarity of a thriller—one that asks vast questions about lifestyles and future whereas succeeding in developing [an] eerie experience of reality.”—Shelf Awareness

“Strap in and carry on. . . . while a author has controlled to capture this sort of lightning in a bottle, each reader should still adventure the complete jolt.”—BookPage

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Theories of postmodern culture are attempts—albeit often oblique, partial, and mystificatory attempts—to grasp the changing relationship between culture and capital. Such changes did not occur punctually with the advent of the postmodern condition, whenever that might have occurred, but are part of a long series of shifts in the social significance of cultural activity during the capitalist mode of production. ” The legitimating forms of high bourgeois culture, the versions and definitions of subjectivity which they have to offer, appear less and less adequate to the experience of late capitalism, but on the other hand cannot be merely abandoned.

By a much greater attention to quick-changing fashions and the mobilization of all the artifices of need inducement and cultural transformation that this implies. ”39 While this description of postmodern culture is hardly remarkable—it recalls Baudelaire’s celebrated aphorism about modernity (“Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent”)40—it does help to emphasize the dynamism, uncertainty, and fluidity of the new regime of accumulation, and the stamp it leaves on the cultural realm.

Such a view is particularly anxious to consign modernism to the distant past, along with all the lessons it was once thought to teach. The novel can return to a measured, useful, and responsible existence, a realism reinvigorated and newly relevant to these confessional times. literary field / 29 Postmodernism and Literary Fiction In Steiner’s history, critical taste has left behind experimentalism, and has also abandoned the supporting arms of criticism that privileged textuality. This is a significant subtext of her account: New Criticism, poststructuralism, and literary theory generally are all outgrowths of modernism, and must be rejected accordingly.

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