Today Amazon offers The Child in Time (Ian McEwan Series) by Ian McEwan just for $1.99.
The Child in Time shows us just how quickly life can change in an instant. Stephen Lewis is a successful author of children’s books. It is a routine Saturday morning and while on a trip to the supermarket, Stephen gets distracted. Within moments, his daughter is kidnapped and his life is forever changed. From that moment, Lewis spirals into bereavement that has effects on his relationship with his wife, his psyche, and with time itself: “It was a wonder there could be so much movement, so much purpose, all the time. He himself had none.”
Some words about the Author
First Love, Last Rites was McEwan’s first published book and is a collection of short stories that in 1976 won the Somerset Maugham Award. A second volume of his work appeared in 1978. These stories–claustrophobic tales of childhood, deviant sexuality and disjointed family life–were remarkable for their formal experimentation and controlled narrative voice. McEwan’s first novel, The Cement Garden (1978), is the story of four orphaned children living alone after the death of both parents. To avoid being taken into custody, they bury their mother in the cement of the basement and attempt to carry on life as normally as possible. Soon, an incestuous relationship develops between the two oldest children as they seek to emulate their parents roles. The Cement Garden was followed by The Comfort of Strangers (1981), set in Venice, a tale of fantasy, violence, and obsession. The Child in Time (1987) won the Whitbread Novel Award and marked a new confidence in McEwan’s writing. The story revolves around the devastating effects of the loss of a child through child abduction. Readers may know McEwan’s work through these and other books, or more recently through his novel, Atonement, which was made into a major motion picture.
Gravity Guy is a game for your Kindle Fire which you can get for free today only.
In a world where gravity laws were broken, one brave individual is held captive for defying the rules. Not happy, he decides to escape, being the first one to run for his life. Flipping gravity at will, he became known as the Gravity Guy.
Being chased by Gravity troops, Gravity Guy can’t stop, he has to keep running and it’s your job to guide him through an impossible world of mazes, flipping gravity when needed. This fast-paced adventure features 30 challenging levels, three different worlds, and guarantees you many long hours of fun. Compete in all three game modes (Story, Practice, and Endless) and against up to four players.