Search Results: "Brian Evenson"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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I CAME, I DANCED, I WENT VIRAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: I Came, I Danced, I Went Viral
Bonus Factors: Kick-Ass Gram, Internet Fame
Relationship Status: Drinking Buddy

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz

This cover is great: it screams “prom,” but ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ON THE BALL by Brian Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An inspired, exhilarating portrait of the transforming power of imagination, with special appeal for aspiring soccer stars. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Failing to keep his eye on the soccer ball, a player finds himself on an eventful chase to catch the runaway plaything. Read full book review >

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HOORAY FOR HAT! by Brian Won
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"This lighthearted story revels in the small acts that make life better—cheers all around. (Picture book. 3-7)"
All the animals are grumpy until a surprise brightens their day in this tale about the joy of sharing. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING GOES: BLUE BUS, RED BALLOON by Brian Biggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 21, 2013

"While not as strong as the first two titles in the series (1 2 3 Beep Beep Beep!: A Counting Book and Stop! Go! A Book of Opposites, both 2013), Biggs' playful vehicles keep this one chugging along. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A catalog of colorful vehicles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOCOMOTIVE by Brian Floca
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Nothing short of spectacular, just like the journey it describes. (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
Floca took readers to the moon with the Apollo 11 mission in Moonshot (2009); now he takes them across the country on an equally historic journey of 100 years earlier. Read full book review >