Search Results: "Christina E. Kramer"


BOOK REVIEW

FREUD'S SISTER by Goce Smilevski
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"A sensitive portrayal and a well-crafted debut."
Smilevski creates a fictionalized version of the life of Freud's sister in a superb debut. Read full book review >

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THE SANDMAN by Neil Gaiman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Fancy unleashed on rags of moonlight."
Top-flight fantasy collection based on Gaiman's character The Sandman, developed in a series of graphic novels for DC Comics, as reimagined by a strong group of fantasists. Read full book review >

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FREE SPACE by Brad Linaweaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"Worth a try: It's often engaging and chortle-provoking, even if you find politics tiresome."
An all-new anthology, comprising 17 stories and three poems, whose ``shared-future'' backdrop is inspired by Libertarian Futurist philosophy. Read full book review >

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TOMBS by Edward E.  Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1995

"Enjoyable."
A thematic anthology consisting of 21 original tales, a poem, and an utterly deranged introduction from Forrest J. Ackerman. Read full book review >

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DANTE'S DISCIPLES by Peter Crowther
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1996

"Topflight horror from one proud band of storytellers."
First-rate horror anthology, its 26 tales sparked by Dante's Inferno. Read full book review >

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GRAILS by Richard Gilliam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"One Grails is plenty, two is an overdose."
Companion to, and continuation of, the first and fairly mediocre Grails (p. 102). Read full book review >

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DARK LOVE by Nancy A. Collins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Utterly ghastly but, ugh, at times inspired."
Twenty-two delvings into horror, lust, madness, flying blood, and defiled flesh. Read full book review >

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WE ARE COUSINS/SOMOS PRIMOS by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2007

"We are family,' nicely sums up the premise of this concept book that will be useful for story times and lessons with the theme of family. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This joyous bilingual, multicultural celebration of the pleasures of the extended family presents a childlike view of relationships among cousins. Read full book review >

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CONFEDERACY OF THE DEAD by Richard Gilliam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 1993

"Still, the Civil War theme has built-in popularity, and the best stories here are very good indeed."
Anthology comprising 25 original entries illustrating the Civil War from a generally supernatural vantage. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1994

"Patchy and discursive, with one or two real delights, some pleasant surprises and an equal number of clunkers."
Actually, not quite original: Grails first appeared in 1992 as a 200,000-word hardcover limited to 1,000 copies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 1993

"Priceless firsthand advice on a subject still deep in the shadows."
The touching, instructive memoir of a couple facing the husband's death from cancer. Read full book review >

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SHUNNING SARAH by Julie Kramer
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Riley's obtuseness makes her a uniquely incompetent detective, an investigative reporter constantly surprised by developments less likely to ambush seasoned genre fans."
Another hot tip from her best informant, her mother, leads TV reporter Riley Spartz (Killing Kate, 2011, etc.) far from the Twin Cities to a murder among the Amish community in misnamed Harmony, Minn. Read full book review >