Ballantine Books

Ballantine Books is a major book publisher located in the United States, founded in 1952 by Ian Ballantine with his wife, Betty Ballantine. It was acquired by Random House in 1973, which in turn was acquired by Bertelsmann in 1998 and remains part of that company today. Ballantine's logo is a pair of mirrored letter Bs back to back. The firm's early editors were Stanley Kauffman andBernard Shir-Cliff.


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Vampire chronicles : Interview with the vampire

Anne Rice - Publisher : Ballantine Books

A vampire named Louis tells his 200-year-long life story to a reporter referred to simply as the boy . In 1791, Louis is a young indigo plantation owner living south of New Orleans. Distraught by the death of his pious brother, he seeks death in any way possible. Louis is approached by a vampire named Lestat de Lioncourt, who desires Louis' company. Lestat turns Louis into a vampire and the two...
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To not die of boredom

Winter

For all

enough easy to read

Contemporary

Less than 10$

A few days









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The Garden of the Finzi-Contini

Giorgio Bassani - Publisher : Ballantine Books

The novel opens with a brief prologue set in 1957 in which the narrator, an Italian Jew, describes a visit to the Ferrara cemetery where the Finzi-Contini family mausoleum stands, empty in all but two slots: a young child, Guido, who died of illness before the narrator was born and Alberto, the son of the Finzi-Continis and a friend of the narrator's, who died of lymphogranulomatosis (Hodgkin's...
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During my holidays

Summer

To my parents

enough easy to read

Classic modern

Less than 10$

A few days









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The passage

Justin Cronin - Publisher : Ballantine Books

The U.S. government is conducting a top secret experiment referred to as Project Noah, which involves acquiring and transporting death row inmates to a secret military compound in Colorado for the purposes of testing a drug intended to greatly prolong life. These genetic experiments originate from patient zero Fanning - one of two surviving members of an expedition investigating a Bolivian...
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To not die of boredom

Winter

To my colleagues

Easy to read

Contemporary

Between 10 and 20$








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