Search Results: "Daniel Kraus"


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DANIEL by Henning Mankell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An ambitious, flawed but compelling addition to the Mankell canon."
A haunting novel by the Swedish mystery master, one that proceeds from the indelible to the inscrutable. Read full book review >

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SCOWLER by Daniel Kraus
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 13, 2013

"A Midwestern gothic family saga that will hook readers—or scare them away. (Horror. 14 & up)"
A meteor shower forms the backdrop for a teen boy's Donnie Darko-like nightmare in 1981 small-town Iowa. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTER VARIATIONS by Daniel Kraus
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"Lacking cohesion, the action falls to shambles, leaving readers with a bundle of words, shadowy characters and played-out literary techniques. (Fiction. YA)"
The summer they turned 12, three boys lost parts of themselves: James lost his family and friends, Reggie lost his tough-guy facade and Willie lost his left arm. Read full book review >

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EMPIRE DECAYED by Daniel Kraus
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A grisly reflection on human nature. (Horror. 14 & up)"
Born in 1879, murdered in 1896, and awakened 17 minutes later as a sort of animated cadaver, Zebulon Finch offers this second installment of his autobiography, spanning 1941 to the 21st century. Read full book review >

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AT THE EDGE OF EMPIRE by Daniel Kraus
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Skillful prose creates a strangely engaging narrative voice, but the continuous cycle of possible redemption followed by failure and loss of hope becomes repetitive over the course of 650 pages—and this is just Part 1. (Horror. 14 & up)"
In 1897, Zebulon Finch, a 17-year-old who abandoned his wealthy family in favor of Chicago gang violence, is murdered—but it's 17 minutes later, when he awakens as a sort of animated cadaver, that his misadventures and tormented life really begin. Read full book review >

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ROTTERS by Daniel Kraus
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 5, 2011

"A cerebral romp through a fascinating, revolting underworld. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After the tragic death of his mother, Joey is shipped from Chicago to a father in Iowa he's never met. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 1992

"An intriguing study of a central figure in the American imagination. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Daniel Boone's name has been synonymous with the American frontier ever since a highly colored narrative of his exploits appeared in John Filson's Kentucke (1784)—when Boone was still alive. Read full book review >

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THE KRAUS PROJECT by Karl Kraus
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Readers interested in Kraus will be better served by Reitter's The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning (2008). This book is for Franzen's fans."
Two angry men rail against their culture. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"And perhaps they won't, as an intriguing Epilogue and coy Author's Note slyly suggest. Long may the Moosepath League flourish."
Reid's expert appropriation of the benign world of Charles Dickens continues in this third volume of his richly entertaining saga (Cordelia Underwood, 1998; Mollie Peer, 1997). Read full book review >

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DANIEL WEBSTER by Robert V. Remini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

"Though Remini's obvious admiration for Webster may sometimes cloud his view, a more complete and engrossing biography could not be produced. (photos, not seen)"
This massive biography leaves no stone unturned in portraying a familiar but little-studied antebellum figure, considered the young country's best orator. Read full book review >