Search Results: "Daniel Kraus"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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STRUDWICK by Robert Kraus
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"Each element invites readers to follow a different orbit—around the same center. (Picture book. 5+)"
Strudwick, a lamb who has been warned about wolves, dresses up in a wolf costume and, following somewhat in the path of Little Red Riding Hood, goes to visit his grandfather to see if he will be fooled by the disguise. Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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BORDER LINES by Caroline Kraus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2004

"A vivid portrait of a complex relationship, as gripping, at times, as a good thriller."
Disturbing first-person account of one young woman's emotional captivity by another. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A reassuring guide to turning a magical hobby into a profitable business."
The hard part of magic—getting paid for it—is ably demystified in this straightforward debut primer. Read full book review >

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DANIEL SUAREZ
by Clayton Moore

Daniel Suarez finally made it to the future in his new novel, Change Agent, which Kirkus’ reviewer says is “...his most entertaining high-tech thriller yet.”

The author sometimes gets pegged as a science fiction author because his previous bestsellers—Daemon, Freedom, Kill Decision, and Influx—all revolve around technologies that are just around the corner. In Change Agent ...


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OVER YOU by Emma McLaughlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"The whole chick-lit package, upscale. (Chick lit. 14 & up)"
Sophisticated chick-lit for the hip consumer of teen fashion magazines, this comedy-drama hits all the in-crowd buttons. Read full book review >