Search Results: "Darryl Hagar"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 25, 2009

"A compelling account of painful addiction and steely resolve."
A former Merchant Marine's harrowing and ultimately inspiring tale of addiction, loss and spiritual redemption. Read full book review >

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The Hobbyist by Darryl Shelly
Released: March 13, 2013

"An honest, often hilarious and occasionally sluggish tale of a man who loves sex too much.
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The fictional account of a self-confessed sexaholic reviewing the path that led to his addiction. Read full book review >

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The Care Card by Darryl Bollinger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2014

"A nightmare scenario of an insurance industry run amok that makes for often entertaining—and troubling—reading."
A hotshot hedge fund manager uncovers an insurance industry conspiracy in this gripping medical thriller. Read full book review >

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PEPPERFISH KEYS by Darryl Wimberley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 2007

"If Black Mask magazine were still around, that's exactly where you'd expect to find Wimberley (Strawman's Hammock, 2001, etc.), who pumps up his overloaded plot with some supremely grisly set pieces."
A hardboiled potboiler set in the Florida Keys. Read full book review >

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KALEIDOSCOPE by Darryl Wimberley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Suspense is secondary here, but the story still works."
A Prohibition Era gambler tries to pay off his debts by tracking down money in an unlikely setting—the off-season outpost of a traveling carnival. Read full book review >

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STRAWMAN’S HAMMOCK by Darryl Wimberley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

"Best of the series so far (Dead Man's Bay, 2000, etc.), flawed only by a Grand Guignol finale tacked on to an ending that's already wound up the tale as neat as can be."
When Barrett Raines, of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, is asked to run for county sheriff, he's not just flattered and intrigued, but on fire for the job. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Ultimately, this belongs more in the realm of feel-good New Age writing than of science."
One attempt to discover what modern science (from molecular biology to quantum mechanics) can tell us about death. Read full book review >

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HIGH COTTON by Darryl Pinckney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

This autobiographical first novel delights in irreverence and irony—its politically incorrect narrator refuses to sacrifice his much-cultivated individuality for a ready-made racial identity. Read full book review >

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A SEEPING WOUND by Darryl Wimberley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2016

"The sordid history of Florida's turpentine camps is riveting; the characters less so."
A Muscogee woman and a World War I veteran try to save the soldier's sister and brother-in-law, held against their will in a brutal turpentine camp in 1920s Florida. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD MAN’S BAY by Darryl Wimberley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2000

"There's loose plotting, weak writing, and as for Barrett's sleuthing, one of his suspects says it best: 'Mr. Raines, for a detective you seem a slow man.'"
As his debut (A Rock and a Hard Place, 1999) ended, Agent Barrett Raines, of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, was in a bad way. Read full book review >

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BLACK DEUTSCHLAND by Darryl Pinckney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Pinckney's discursive novel, coming across as if it were a late-20th-century hipster version of Rilke's The Notebooks of Marte Laurids Brigge, typifies an era in which inventive, idiosyncratic styles flourish anew in African-American writing."
He's black. He's gay. He's a recovering substance abuser. And he's running around Berlin during the 1980s. For the most part, Pinckney's novel succeeds at being as intriguing as its premise. Read full book review >