Search Results: "Emma Straub"


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MODERN LOVERS by Emma Straub
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Straub's characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it's a pleasure spending time with them in leafy Ditmas Park."
Middle-aged parents and hormone-addled teenagers all have some growing up to do—entertainingly—in the course of one hot Brooklyn summer. Read full book review >

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THE VACATIONERS by Emma Straub
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2014

"A novel that is both a lot of fun to read and has plenty of insight into the marital bond and the human condition."
Straub refreshes a conventional plot through droll humor and depth of character. Read full book review >

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OTHER PEOPLE WE MARRIED by Emma Straub
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"A fresh voice from a writer who deserves discovery."
Psychologically acute, often very funny and only occasionally glib, these stories show great promise, though a few of the dozen in this debut collection are almost as slight as the best are compelling. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A life in pictures, mostly out of focus."
A film star of Hollywood's golden age goes mild, in Straub's curiously bloodless debut. Read full book review >

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A SPECIAL PLACE by Peter Straub
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 21, 2010

"If this was an episode severed, so to speak, from the body of A Dark Matter, it's easy to understand why. This is very, very close to Straub at his very, very worst."
This extremely creepy and disturbing novella is either a pendant to, or, more likely, an outtake from Straub's most recent full-length novel A Dark Matter, published earlier this year. Read full book review >

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THE THROAT by Peter Straub
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 12, 1993

"Vietnam to the Illinois town of Millhaven (Straub's counterpoint to friend Stephen King's Castle Rock) and that will probably have the author's fans lining up at the cash registers. (Book-of-the-Month Dual Selection for Spring)"
Submitted by the publisher to Kirkus too late to review, Straub's latest is a sequel to both his bestselling Koko (1988) and his less popular Mystery (1989), resurrecting characters from each (Tim Underhill of Koko and Tom Pasmore of Mystery among them) to investigate a series of killings known as the Blue Rose Murders. Read full book review >

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MAGIC TERROR by Peter Straub
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

A solid third collection (following Houses Without Doors, 1990, and Wild Animals, 1984) of the veteran horror writer's insidious and disturbing short fiction, featuring two already famous stories. Read full book review >

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MR. X by Peter Straub
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Not by any means Straub's most accomplished work, but one of his more interesting recent books all the same. (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection)"
Admirers of H.P. Lovecraft's classic supernatural tales will find much of interest in this intricately contrived horror story. Read full book review >

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INTERIOR DARKNESS by Peter Straub
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Dark, brooding fiction from a master of the form. And take our word for it: don't go up to the attic, even if it is just a junk room."
"Did I say he was dead? What I said was, he is…gone." Welcome to an odd world in which the dead never quite go away, and the living are—well, not quite there.Read full book review >

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IN THE NIGHT ROOM by Peter Straub
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Straub can still tease the imagination and chill the blood with the best of them. But it's probably time to bury Tim Underhill, and move on."
The "lives" lived by a novelist's creations intersect and conflict in this tricky sequel to last year's lost boy lost girl. Read full book review >

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THE TALISMAN by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1984

The quasi-cosmic, picaresque journey of twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer—across America on foot, "flipping" in and out of a parallel universe called the "Territories"—in quest of a magical talisman that will save his widowed mother (a former B-movie star) from dying of cancer. Read full book review >