Books by David Skinner

The Antichrist of Kokomo County by David Skinner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A stylish novel from a fine comedic storyteller who hopefully has more than one book in him."
Skinner's debut novel is a clever, funny chronicle of an apocalypse narrowly averted and of greatness diverted. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Perhaps too much Macdonald and not enough logo-geekery, but a well-researched, even loving, look at our language and its landlords."
Former Weekly Standard editor and current Humanities magazine editor Skinner debuts with the story of Webster's Third New International Dictionary, whose 1961 publication prompted assorted pundits to declare that the end of civilization was nigh. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 1999

"Skinner's often humorous portrayal of young adolescents is on target, and while the stories resemble writing exercises, lacking the sustained, pulse-pounding poetic turns of his novels, they are consistently entertaining. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 9-14)"
In a well-written gambol through weirdness, Skinner (The Wrecker, 1995, etc.) offers four highly imaginative short stories about young people with supernatural powers. Read full book review >
THE WRECKER by David Skinner
FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Skinner stretches the boundaries of children's fiction with an unforgettable story. (Fiction. 12+)"
A mind-bender-cum-novel, set against the bleak landscapes of schoolyard bullying. Read full book review >
YOU MUST KISS A WHALE by David Skinner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 24, 1992

"A How-I-Came- To-Terms-With-My-Parents-Even-Though-They-Let-Me- Down story that could use less symbolism and more sense. (Fiction. 11+)"
A story within a story, both surpassingly weird. Read full book review >