Search Results: "David Wong"


BOOK REVIEW

JOHN DIES AT THE END by David Wong
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Lowbrow, absurdist horror/comedy that works—a difficult trick to pull off."
Two wisecracking slackers attempt to thwart an invasion by supernatural beings. Read full book review >

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THE BARBARIANS ARE COMING by David Wong Louie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2000

"As grandly comic as an American carnival and as tragic as any Chinese opera."
One of the most moving father-son stories in decades, this first novel from the author of the prize-winning collection Pangs of Love (1991) is also a knowing and witty take on the immigrant experience, at the same time that it transcends the particularities of that experience. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A joyful return to the paroxysms of laughter lurking in the American Midwest."
Violence, soy sauce and zombie survivalists abound in this clever and funny sequel to John Dies at the End (2009). Read full book review >

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WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST READ by David Wong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A frenetic, welcome return to Dave and John's grotesque but funny grindhouse nightmare."
Dave, John, and Amy are back to kick supernatural ass and chew bubble gum. And they're all out of bubble gum. Read full book review >

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FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS by David Wong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Some of the sci-fi elements are comic book-y and the humor is as juvenile as ever, but the book more than makes up for any shortcomings with its Technicolor tomorrowland, mischievous humor, and frenetic action sequences."
A young woman who believes her father dead enters a cyberpunk theme park where everyone is trying to kill her for a secret she doesn't even know she has. Read full book review >

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PANGS OF LOVE by David Wong Louie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 1991

"These quirky Asian-Americans try to Americanize each other with names like Edsel and Bagel—and Louie trenchantly dramatizes their often surreal attempts to adapt to a new culture while not forgetting the old ways."
A debut collection of 11 stories from Asian-American Louie chronicling the displaced lives of Asian immigrants and of first- generation American-born children: mainly taut and energetic pieces, a worthy (if more prosaic) companion to recent similar chronicles by Amy Tan, Maxine Hong Kingston, and others. ``Displacement'' (chosen for the Best American Short Stories 1989) concerns Mrs. Chow, 35, who immigrates to the US and goes to work (along with Mr. Chow) for a widow who, stroke-ridden, turns vile and spiteful. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING WITH THE GODS by Jean Wong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A playful collection for romance readers who may wonder what the Greek gods are up to these days."
A slim but passionate debut story collection about modern men and women having passionate affairs with human incarnations of ancientGreek gods. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 1996

"Tellingly detailed recollections of the journeys of an observant and engaged traveler through interesting times. (Author tour)"
A crackerjack journalist's (she's a George Polk Award winner) immensely entertaining and enlightening account of what she learned during several extended sojourns in the People's Republic of China. Read full book review >

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QUACKERS by Liz Wong
by Liz Wong, illustrated by Liz Wong
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"Both relevant and adorable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cat who thinks he's a duck learns about himself. Read full book review >