Search Results: "E. Benjamin Skinner"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2008

"An important, consciousness-raising book."
An impassioned exposé of a thriving slave economy in the world's poorest regions. Read full book review >

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CAT-EYED TROUBLE by Robert E. Skinner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The tensely textured hard-boiled milieu is practically the only survivor."
Five years after he gets framed for killing streetcorner hustler Junior Obregon, and several hours after his waiting girlfriend Lottie Sonnier gets executed gangland style, ex-cop Israel Daggett, released from Angola, pulls back into New Orleans. Read full book review >

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SKIN DEEP, BLOOD RED by Robert E. Skinner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"It's Farrell's own explosive situation, in fact, that rescues this procession of insubstantial tough guys and tougher janes who'd otherwise flicker into momentary life and be gone in a puff of smoke."
Shady New Orleans nightclub owner Wesley Farrell is an ex- janitor, ex-handyman, ex-boxer, and ex-Negro. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Of considerable interest to all readers of Twain but especially to working writers following Twain's habit of tracking his astonishing writing income—even though, as he writes, 'if I should run out of all other nourishment I believe I could live on compliments.'"
In which the greatest of American writers goes into the night—and not such a good night at that, and not at all gently. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1999

"Skinner's often humorous portrayal of young adolescents is on target, and while the stories resemble writing exercises, lacking the sustained, pulse-pounding poetic turns of his novels, they are consistently entertaining. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 9-14)"
In a well-written gambol through weirdness, Skinner (The Wrecker, 1995, etc.) offers four highly imaginative short stories about young people with supernatural powers. Read full book review >

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SONG OF THE SUBURBS by Simon Skinner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 1998

"Anyone who grew up before MTV, however, would be better off sticking to Jane Austen."
An in-your-face chronicle of life on the road in present-day Britain, by a first-time author whose primary ambition seems to be the re-creation of every sexual encounter his narrator's had since childhood. Read full book review >

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THE RIGHTEOUS CUT by Robert Skinner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Its scattershot plot and overcrowded cast of underdeveloped characters alternately frustrate and confuse."
When his crony Jack Amsterdam is murdered in December, 1941, ostensibly by a prostitute at the Bella Creole Hotel, corrupt New Orleans councilman Whit Richards is rattled. Read full book review >

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BRIMSTONE by Alan Skinner
Released: Oct. 30, 2010

"A worthy read, perfect for the young adult, fantasy loving set; true devotees will anxiously await the next installment in this original series."
A young girl's life changes dramatically when she becomes the apprentice to one of the most famed alchemists of her time. Read full book review >

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THE WRECKER by David Skinner
FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Skinner stretches the boundaries of children's fiction with an unforgettable story. (Fiction. 12+)"
A mind-bender-cum-novel, set against the bleak landscapes of schoolyard bullying. Read full book review >

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THE EDGE OF FARALLON by Peter Skinner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2017

"A poetic family drama with mercy and cruelty in high relief."
A novel about secrets, betrayals, and love revolves around a fight for land. Read full book review >

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AMNESIA NIGHTS by Quinton Skinner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 29, 2004

"Spelled out on a level you don't expect. But plenty of reader stickum."
Quasi-debut fiction. Read full book review >