Search Results: "Brian Evenson"


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WINDEYE by Brian Evenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2012

"A unique collection, proving that Evenson is as deft at moving between genres as a ghost passing through a wall."
Twenty-five slices of the grotesque, the macabre and beyond from a gifted literary novelist with an eye for all things horrible. Read full book review >

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IMMOBILITY by Brian Evenson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 10, 2012

"Satisfying if not particularly surprising or original."
Realization of what appeared, briefly and fictionally, as a "hypothetical" novel in one of Evenson's (Last Days, 2009, etc.) previous works. Read full book review >

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A COLLAPSE OF HORSES by Brian Evenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"For the Stephen King fan in the house: an author as capable, if a touch less prolific."
Atmospheric, sometimes-nightmarish tales by the ever macabre Evenson (Windeye, 2012, etc.).Read full book review >

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ALTMANN'S TONGUE by Brian Evenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1994

"Good and bad bits from someone who has trouble recognizing when enough is enough."
Generally speaking, the shorter stories are clever and the longer ones less so—with the exception of a polished novella—in this grisly debut collection by a Gordon Lish acolyte. Read full book review >

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THE OPEN CURTAIN by Brian Evenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2006

"A very serious, very cold look at the issue of violence in Mormon history and its pernicious effect on a modern life."
Undercurrents of Mormon belief carry a teenage boy toward madness and murder in a novel bound to distress believers. Read full book review >

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FATHER OF LIES by Brian Evenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"An investigation of the perverse that, however impassioned in aim or zealous in its own message, remains distractingly cartoon-like and thin."
Storywriter Evenson (Altmann's Tongue, 1994) makes his novel debut with a timely, readable, but debilitatingly stiff exploration of hypocrisy and religious zeal. Read full book review >

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BRIAN NINE by Craig L. DeLue
Released: Dec. 12, 2011

"DeLue proves to be a wizard of his craft as he builds Carpella into a world imbued with natural human emotion, savory plotlines, memorable characters, history-changing situations, a fight for freedom and everlasting glory in this epic page-turner."
In DeLue's debut, teenagers Brian Nine and Will Star are onboard a spaceship when a bolt of lightning causes an accidental launch and the subsequent discovery of a new, inhabited planet. Read full book review >

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BRIAN BORU by Morgan Llywelyn
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A satisfying tale of majesty and magic. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 12+)"
Adapted from the author's bestselling adult title Lion of Ireland (1980), about the charismatic man who united the Irish under his rule in the tenth century. Read full book review >

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BRIAN JONES by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"An intimate portrait of the multifaceted and beguiling Jones, who forever changed popular music and culture."
A lively biography of the enigmatic founder of the Rolling Stones, who was dethroned and died just as the band approached its artistic peak. Read full book review >

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BIG BRAVE BRIAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"This fits well into the pantheon of scary stories for younger children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Big Brave Brian tackles common childhood fears: Something is under the bed or something is in the closet, for example. Read full book review >

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BRIAN BANANA DUCK SUNSHINE YELLOW by Chris McKimmie
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"The hues aren't quite as vibrant as Chris Raschka's, but the sensibility is as authentically childlike. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this color-themed import from Australia, a lad sporting a tied-on duck's bill and a yellow cap describes the pleasures of going to (and getting lost in) the supermarket with his "Na-na," who calls him "Banana," taking a walk with his "Grumpy" and flying off in search of a giant yellow duck. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER LIFE OF BRIAN by Graham Parker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"As road trips go, nothing to write home about."
A misanthropic rock star on the back end of his career discovers that touring the world's backwaters isn't much fun. Read full book review >