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Paul Hoffman - Author

About the Author

Paul Hoffman is the author of two previous novels, The Wisdom of Crocodiles (2000), which predicted the collapse of the world financial system, and The Golden Age of Censorship (2007), a black comedy based on his experiences as a film censor.

Featured books by Paul Hoffman

The Beating of his Wings

The Beating of his Wings

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

The Beating of his Wings is the third and final instalment in the epic Paul Hoffman trilogy following Cale and the Sanctuary of the Redeemers. Following The Left Hand of God and The Last Four Things, this climatic ending will bring this sensational narrative to a close, and finally the fate of the angel of death will be revealed. Imagine if Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials met Umberto Eco's Name of the Rose. Fans of epic heroic fiction will love this series. Praise for Paul Hoffman: This book gripped me from the first chapter and then dropped me days later, dazed and grinning to myself . (Conn Iggulden). Tremendous momentum . (Daily Telegraph). A cult classic ... (Daily Express). Paul Hoffman is the author of four previous novels, The Last Four Things (2011), The Left Hand of God (2010), The Golden Age of Censorship (2007), and a black comedy based on his experiences as a film censor and The Wisdom of Crocodiles (2000), which predicted the collapse of the world financial system.

The Last Four Things

The Last Four Things

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2011

Returning to the Sanctuary of the Redeemers, Thomas Cale is told by the Lord Militant that the destruction of mankind is necessary; the only way to undo God's greatest mistake. Cale seemingly accepts his role in the ending of the world: fate has painted him as the Left Hand of God, the Angel of Death. Absolute power is within his grasp, the terrifying zeal and military might of the Redeemers a weapon for him to handle as simply as he once used a knife. But perhaps not even the grim power that the Redeemers hold over Cale is enough - the boy who turns from love to poisonous hatred in a heartbeat, the boy who switches between kindness and sheer violence in the blink of an eye. The annihilation that the Redeemers seek may well be in Cale's hands - but his soul is far stranger than they could ever know.

Other books by Paul Hoffman

Scorn

Scorn

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

After an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider goes horribly wrong, depressed scientist Aaron Gall wakes up to discover his mind and body have undergone an astonishing transformation. Now bursting with the joys of life, he is inspired to undertake a radical new therapy: to talk to the priests who brutalised him and his school friends, point out the intellectual dishonesty and inhumanity of their religious beliefs - and then eat them. Aaron enjoys the process so much (as well as taunting the police and MI5) he decides to extend his murderous conversations to include the Archbishop of Westminster, recently converted Catholic Tony Blair, the Queen of England - and, finally, the Pope himself. But a Catholic Church that has given the world the Crusades, the Inquisition, and Papal Infallibility hasn't survived for two thousand years without a reason. Aaron is in for the greatest shock in the history of mankind.

Scorn

Scorn

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Confronting the corrupt Accountability Now's battle against graft in SA

Confronting the corrupt Accountability Now's battle against graft in SA

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2016

Beating of His Wings

Beating of His Wings

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2014

Following the bestselling novelsThe Left Hand of GodandThe Last Four Thingscomes the final installment of Paul Hoffman's stark, epic trilogy.Thomas Cale has been running from the truth.Since discovering that his brutal military training has been for one purposeto destroy God's greatest mistake, mankind itselfCale has been hunted by the very man who made him into the Angel of Death: Pope Redeemer Bosco.Cale is a paradox: arrogant and innocent, generous and pitiless. Feared and revered by those who created him, he has already used his breathtaking talent for violence and destruction to bring down the most powerful civilization in the world.But Thomas Cale's soul is dying. As his body is racked with convulsions, he knows that the final judgment will not wait. As the day of reckoning draws close, Cale's sense of vengeance leads him back to the heart of darknessthe Sanctuaryand to confront the person he hates most in the world.

The Beating of his Wings

The Beating of his Wings

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

The Beating of his Wings is the third and final instalment in the epic Paul Hoffman trilogy following Cale and the Sanctuary of the Redeemers. Following The Left Hand of God and The Last Four Things, this climatic ending will bring this sensational narrative to a close, and finally the fate of the angel of death will be revealed. Imagine if Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials met Umberto Eco's Name of the Rose. Fans of epic heroic fiction will love this series. Praise for Paul Hoffman: This book gripped me from the first chapter and then dropped me days later, dazed and grinning to myself . (Conn Iggulden). Tremendous momentum . (Daily Telegraph). A cult classic ... (Daily Express). Paul Hoffman is the author of four previous novels, The Last Four Things (2011), The Left Hand of God (2010), The Golden Age of Censorship (2007), and a black comedy based on his experiences as a film censor and The Wisdom of Crocodiles (2000), which predicted the collapse of the world financial system.

The New York Times Book of Mathematics More Than 100 Years of Writing by the Numbers

The New York Times Book of Mathematics More Than 100 Years of Writing by the Numbers

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2013

From the archives of the world's most famous newspaper comes a collection of its very best writing on mathematics. The New York Times Book of Mathematics gathers more than 110 articles written from 1892 to 2010 that cover statistics, coincidences, chaos theory, cryptography and many other topics. Edited by Pulitzer Prize finalist and senior Times writer Gina Kolata and featuring renowned contributors including James Gleick, George Johnson, John Markoff and more, it's a must-have for any maths and science enthusiast!

Murder in Wauwatosa

Murder in Wauwatosa

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2012

IN 1925, the peaceful Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa found itself involved in mystery and horror. Eight-year-old Arthur ,Buddy, Schumacher Jr. was last seen by three of his friends after they hopped off a freight train they,d jumped to get a ride to a nearby swimming hole. For seven weeks, the community and state searched desperately to find the boy until his body was found just a mile from his house with his clothing torn and a handkerchief shoved down his throat. The police pursued several promising leads, but to no avail.

The Last Four Things

The Last Four Things

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/02/2012

The Last Four Things is the second in Paul Hoffman's remarkable series. Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell These are the Last Four Things Now there are Five Meet Thomas Cale Returning to the Sanctuary of the Redeemers, Thomas Cale is told by the Lord Militant that the destruction of mankind is necessary; the only way to undo God's greatest mistake. Cale seemingly accepts his role in the ending of the world: fate has painted him as the Left Hand of God, the Angel of Death. Absolute power is within his grasp, the terrifying zeal and military might of the Redeemers a weapon for him to handle as simply as he once used a knife. But perhaps not even the grim power that the Redeemers hold over Cale is enough - the boy who turns from love to poisonous hatred in a heartbeat, the boy who switches between kindness and sheer violence in the blink of an eye. The annihilation that the Redeemers seek may well be in Cale's hands - but his soul is far stranger than they could ever know. The Last Four Things follows on from The Left Hand of God. It is the second instalment in a gripping trilogy by Paul Hoffman. Imagine if Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials met Umberto Eco's Name of the Rose. Fans of epic heroic fiction will love this series. Praise for Paul Hoffman: 'This book gripped me from the first chapter and then dropped me days later, dazed and grinning to myself' Conn Iggulden 'Tremendous momentum' Daily Telegraph 'A cult classic . . .' Daily Express Paul Hoffman is the author of four previous novels, The Last Four Things (2011), The Left Hand of God (2010), The Golden Age of Censorship (2007), a black comedy based on his experiences as a film censor and The Wisdom of Crocodiles (2000), which predicted the collapse of the world financial system.

Last Four Things

Last Four Things

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2011

To the warrior-monks known as the Redeemers, who rule over massive armies of child slaves, ';the last four things' represent the culmination of a faithful life. Death. Judgment. Heaven. Hell. The last four things represent eternal blissor endless destruction, permanent chaos, and infinite pain.Perhaps nowhere are the competing ideas of heaven and hell exhibited more clearly than in the dark and tormented soul of Thomas Cale. Betrayed by his beloved but still marked by a child's innocence, possessed of a remarkable aptitude for violence but capable of extreme tenderness, Cale will lead the Redeemers into a battle for nothing less than the fate of the human race. Though his broken heart foretells the bloody trail he will leave in pursuit of a personal peace he can never achieve, a glimmer of hope remains. The question even Cale can't answer: When it comes time to decide the fate of the world, to ensure the extermination of humankind or to spare it, what will he choose?From the Compact Disc edition.

Legionella Pneumophila: Pathogenesis and Immunity

Legionella Pneumophila: Pathogenesis and Immunity

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/11/2010

The volume brings together all of the latest research on this pathogen, the interest in which is rapidly growing. Legionella pneumophila is an emerging human pathogen that resides in natural environments as a parasite of freshwater. There have been major new developments in this field, including the publication of three whole genome sequences and the discovery of a developmental cycle and novel cyst-like highly infectious form.

Left Hand of God

Left Hand of God

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2010

';Listen. The Sanctuary of the Redeemers on Shotover Sharp is named after a damned lie, for there is little redemption that goes on there and less sanctuary.'The Left Hand of God is the story of sixteen-year-old Thomas Cale, who has grown up imprisoned at the Sanctuary of the Redeemers, a fortress run by a secretive sect of warrior monks in a distant, dystopian past. He is one of thousands of boys who train all day in hand-to-hand combat, in preparation for a holy war that only the High Priests know is now imminent. He has no reason to think he's special, no idea there's another world outside the compound's walls. And then, Cale opens a door. What follows is a daring escape, an unlikely alliance, a desperate pursuit, a journey of incredible discovery, and an adventure, culminating in Cale's astonishing realization that he alone has the power to save his worldor to destroy it.

Legionella Pneumophila: Pathogenesis and Immunity

Legionella Pneumophila: Pathogenesis and Immunity

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2007

The volume brings together all of the latest research on this pathogen, the interest in which is rapidly growing. Legionella pneumophila is an emerging human pathogen that resides in natural environments as a parasite of freshwater. There have been major new developments in this field, including the publication of three whole genome sequences and the discovery of a developmental cycle and novel cyst-like highly infectious form.

King's Gambit

King's Gambit

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2007

As a young man, Paul Hoffman was a brilliant chess player . . . until the pressures of competition drove him to the brink of madness.In King's Gambit, he interweaves a gripping overview of the history of the game and an in-depth look at the state of modern chess into the story of his own attempt to get his game back up to master level--without losing his mind. It's also a father and son story, as Hoffman grapples with the bizarre legacy of his own dad, who haunts Hoffman's game and life.

Perl For Dummies

Perl For Dummies

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2003

In the days before personal computers, BASIC was the easy programming language to learn, and serious programmers learned FORTRAN or COBOL to do real work. Today, many people have discovered that Perl is both a great beginning programming language and one that enables them to write powerful programs with little effort. If you re interested in discovering how to program (or how others program), Perl For Dummies, 4th Edition, is for you. If you already know something about programming (but not about Perl), this book is also for you. If you re already an expert programmer, you re still welcome to read this book; you can just skip the basic stuff (you never know what kind of new tips and tricks you ll pick up). This reference guide shows you how to use Perl under many different operating systems, such as UNIX, many flavors of Windows (Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me, and Windows XP), and Macintosh OS 9 and OS X; in fact, Perl runs on many more operating systems than these. Here's a sampling of what Perl For Dummies, 4th Edition, has to offer: Installing Perl on various platforms Nailing down the basics of building Perl programs Working with text and numbers Constructing lists and working with them Creating conditionals and loops Delving into more advanced features such as operators and functions Reading and writing files and directories Using subroutines for modularity Demystifying Web server programs Creating your own Internet clients The Perl programming language enables you to write fully working computer programs with just a few steps. It s particularly good at common programming tasks, such as reading and writing text files, but it also excels at reducing the work that programmers have to do. Perl For Dummies, 4th Edition, shows you how to do all of that and how to modify programs to your heart s content. After all, one of the common phrases in the world of Perl programmers is, There's more than one way to do it.

The Wisdom Of Crocodiles

The Wisdom Of Crocodiles

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2002

When Steven Grlscz saves a young woman from throwing herself in front of a train he finds himself consumed by a love affair which transforms her from a suicidal, angry anorexic into a happy and beautiful young woman. Then she vanishes without trace. Across the Thames on the morning George Winnicott, former head of the Anti-Terrorist Squad, is to begin his new job in charge of the City of London's most powerful anti-fraud body, he wakes from a nightmare screaming that he knows the meaning of life. Later that day, a huge bomb explodes in the centre of London. How are these events linked? What connects modern economics, a new take on the vampire concept, parachuting, pornography, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, financial fraud, terrorism, aliens, artificial intelligence, the meaning of life and the hardest crossword clue in the world? 13 years in the writing, this is a novel that engages with the way the modern world works - and in admitting that contemporary life is complex, impenetrable and often terrifying, it also asserts that there are ways to see the patterns emerging from the chaos.

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers The Story of Paul Erdoes and the Search for Mathematical Truth

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers The Story of Paul Erdoes and the Search for Mathematical Truth

Author: Paul Hoffman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/1999

The biography of a mathematical genius. Paul Erdos was the most prolific pure mathematician in history and, arguably, the strangest too. 'A mathematical genius of the first order, Paul Erdos was totally obsessed with his subject - he thought and wrote mathematics for nineteen hours a day until he died. He travelled constantly, living out of a plastic bag and had no interest in food, sex, companionship, art - all that is usually indispensible to a human life. Paul Hoffman, in this marvellous biography, gives us a vivid and strangely moving portrait of this singular creature, one that brings out not only Erdos's genius and his oddness, but his warmth and sense of fun, the joyfulness of his strange life.' Oliver Sacks For six decades Erdos had no job, no hobbies, no wife, no home; he never learnt to cook, do laundry, drive a car and died a virgin. Instead he travelled the world with his mother in tow, arriving at the doorstep of esteemed mathematicians declaring `My brain is open'. He travelled until his death at 83, racing across four continents to prove as many theorems as possible, fuelled by a diet of espresso and amphetamines. With more than 1,500 papers written or co-written, a daily routine of 19 hours of mathematics a day, seven days a week, Paul Erdos was one of the most extraordinary thinkers of our times.

I'm Right Here Fish Cake

I'm Right Here Fish Cake

Author: Paul Hoffman, Jeffrey Shaffer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/1995

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