Books by Anonymous

THE BOOK OF DAVID by Anonymous
Released: June 3, 2014

"Ten years (or more) ago this might have been an important book; but even with its positive close, today it is an embarrassment. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Texas high school senior and quarterback David has a secret no one can discover. Read full book review >
LETTING ANA GO by Anonymous
Released: June 4, 2013

"A disturbing tale that feels meant to titillate rather than caution. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Anyone familiar with the sensationalist pseudo-diary Go Ask Alice knows it won't end well for an anonymous (fictitious) teen who chronicles her eating disorder. Read full book review >
THE HERO by Anonymous
Released: Jan. 23, 2013

"A promising fantasy novel that struggles with awkward execution."
In this fantasy novel, a simple caravan guard's commitment to a dead friend leads him into a fight in an isolated town. Read full book review >
ELIMINATION NIGHT by Anonymous
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Anyone who has ever watched American Idol, and that will be almost everyone, will have the immense satisfaction of the "inside scoop," real or not."
Written anonymously (by an insider?), this thinly veiled account of American Idol's first season with Steven Tyler and JLo is a hilarious tour into the world of reality divas. Read full book review >
THE INCONTROVERTIBILITY OF RAINBOWS by Anonymous
Released: Nov. 11, 2012

"Would be better delivered as manifesto, rather than from the mouths of unconvincing characters."
In this anonymous author's novel, a near-future United States is crippled by gerontocracy until the Young People Party comes to power and wreaks a terrible vengeance. Read full book review >
LUCY IN THE SKY by Anonymous
Released: May 12, 2012

"Both engrossing and titillating; readers curious about drugs and readers who wouldn't dream of touching them will find satisfaction here. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
An unapologetic contemporary imitation of anonymous faux-diary Go Ask Alice. Read full book review >
O by Anonymous
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"So who's Anonymous? Who cares? O is a worthy read, no matter who the author."
A gossipy, entertaining novel about presidential politics—and if this roman à clef got any more clef, it'd have to be printed on newsprint. Read full book review >
QUICKSAND by Anonymous
HEALTH
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"An accessible, informative, insider's view, this book reminds readers that there is still a long way to go. (further information, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Ten years ago, there was a dearth of recent books on HIV/AIDS for young people. Read full book review >
BELLE DE JOUR by Anonymous
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2006

"Mildly alluring in the racy passages, but overall, an emotionally detached and disjointed effort."
The self-indulgent navel-gazing of a high-priced call girl. Read full book review >
ACADEMY X by Anonymous
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2006

"Anonymously written by a Manhattan prep-school teacher, this debut aspires to social satire, but much of the humor is canned. Stick with the original, Lucky Jim."
A conspiracy to get a rich man's daughter into Princeton ensnares an idealistic prep-school teacher. Read full book review >
A WOMAN IN BERLIN by Anonymous
HISTORY
Released: Aug. 4, 2005

"Frank and affecting, a remarkable piece of war literature."
Complex, closely observed diary by a woman living in conquered Berlin at the end of WWII. Read full book review >
’TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Anonymous
POETRY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The moody illustrations suggest the drama and excitement of the magical night in an unusual way. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a full-page introductory note, Tavares (Zachary's Ball, 2000) details the origins of the famous poem (attributed to Clement C. Moore some years after its first publication in a NY newspaper in 1823), which spurred the tradition in the US of hanging up stockings to be filled by St. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The rule "know your customer" becomes "screw your customer— in this engaging slice of brokerage noir."
The anonymous stockbroker author and journalist Harper (Moscow Madness, 1999) create fictional "Brett Burtelsohn" to trace an archetypical career in unnamed Wall Street IPO bucket shops where investors regularly feed the hands of those that bite them. Read full book review >
PRIMARY COLORS by Anonymous
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Mystery insider's view or not, this is a delicious gift for your friends who still believe that politics and politicians have the answers."
 A marvelously down-and-dirty chronicle of a presidential campaign that will make your eyes water, and some more famous eyes burn, in recognition. Read full book review >