Search Results: "Adam Mansbach"


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THE DEVIL'S BAG MAN by Adam Mansbach
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 21, 2015

"Books like Colson Whitehead's Zone One and Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven can keep their erudite social allegories—we'll be over here gobbling popcorn and waiting to see if Mansbach can keep this up."
Just the blood-soaked, demon-ravaged, terrifying sequel to The Dead Run (2013).Read full book review >

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THE DEAD RUN by Adam Mansbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A head-spinning mashup of genres, with a cast that includes bikers, hookers, demons and corrupt cops. It works."
A badass convict and a jaded Texas sheriff go head-to-head with an ancient Aztec demon in the latest from Mansbach (Rage Is Back, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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RAGE IS BACK by Adam Mansbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"A love letter dripping with 1980s nostalgia that talks and talks and talks the talk."
In a postmodernist world of NYC graffiti artists driven underground, war is an act of art. Read full book review >

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THE END OF THE JEWS by Adam Mansbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2008

"Painfully honest, compassionately cognizant of human frailty and complexity, alive to the magic of creativity yet aware of its consequences—very exciting fiction indeed."
Mansbach (Angry Black White Boy, 2004, etc.) searchingly examines the fraught relations between Jews and gentiles, blacks and whites, men and women, artists and those who nurture them. Read full book review >

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SHACKLING WATER by Adam Mansbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"A wonderful accomplishment."
Spoken-word artist and musician Mansbach debuts with the lyric story of a young tenor sax player exploring both the modern New York jazz scene and the experience of being a musician. Read full book review >

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ADAM by Ariel Schrag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A well-composed story about love and lust in all their myriad variations and about a boy finding his place in a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world."
An emotionally mature, socially tongue-tied and sexually anxious teenage boy abandons the comforts of suburbia for a walk on the wild side in LGBT New York. Read full book review >

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YOU HAVE TO FUCKING EAT by Adam Mansbach
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2014

"A likable variation on a universal fucking theme."
Mansbach's (Rage Is Back, 2013, etc.) second children's book satire/foulmouthed balm for exhausted parents spotlights the agony of managing toddlers at mealtime.Read full book review >

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SERIOUSLY, YOU HAVE TO EAT by Adam Mansbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Seriously, please stop. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Cleaned-up vocabulary makes You Have to Fucking Eat (2014) palatable for a child audience—but it's still a picture book for adults.Read full book review >

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SERIOUSLY, JUST GO TO SLEEP by Adam Mansbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2012

"Just as manipulative as the books it claims to mock. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The prepublication smash hit of 2011 Go the Fuck to Sleep gathers itself for a second run at number one on the bestseller list with a slightly repackaged version that features kid-safe language. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Adam Mansbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A mildly enjoyable if open-ended romp. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The author of Go the Fuck to Sleep (2011) joins Zweibel to craft a (somewhat) more conventional tale, featuring a seventh-grader who gets unexpected help navigating middle school rapids.Read full book review >

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ADAM & EVELYN by Ingo Schulze
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"A novel rich in dialogue and in its examination of a contemporary fall from grace."
A novel that works on many levels—the personal, the political and even the mythological. Read full book review >