Search Results: "Eric Garcia"


BOOK REVIEW

GARCIA by Blair Jackson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 1999

"Fine reading on a most curious American life. (Author tour)"
Veteran music writer Blair has fashioned a moving and insightful biography of Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia by focusing on the most important and enduring part of his legacy: his music. Read full book review >

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MATCHSTICK MEN by Eric Garcia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2002

"Great grifter dialogue, loopy dupes, and world-class conniving—not to mention more twists than a corkscrew and a truly poignant character in Roy, soon to be played by Nicolas Cage in the forthcoming Ridley Scott film."
Garcia, whose loony imagination previously conjured up herb-eating dinosaur private eyes (Casual Rex, 2001, etc.), now produces a pair of foible-rich bunco artists. Read full book review >

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CASSANDRA FRENCH’S FINISHING SCHOOL FOR BOYS by Eric Garcia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Bridget Jones with a chainsaw: don't be surprised if this is one of the more popular beach-reads of the summer."
Sick of all those losers you've been dating? Send them to Cassandra's: she'll have them shaped up in no time. Read full book review >

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HOT AND SWEATY REX by Eric Garcia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2004

"Garcia (Casual Rex, 2001, etc.) is brutally funny, paying wacky homage to noir conventions while spoofing mafiosi loyalties, AA principles, race relations, and double-agent double-dealings."
Forget the Hatfields and the McCoys, the Gambinos, the Colombos, the Genoveses. The Velociraptors are battling the Hadrosaurs for control of Miami. Read full book review >

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ANONYMOUS REX by Eric Garcia
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"A sequel is in the works."
Not many people know this, but dinosaurs only faked their extinction millions of years ago. Read full book review >

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CASUAL REX by Eric Garcia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2001

"In between satirizing mind-control, herd behavior, mass stupidity, dumb fashions, bloodlust, sex, and noir conventions, Garcia will have you panting over the veggie and spice displays for intoxicating, mood-altering whiffs of basil, cilantro, and even fenugreek."
A prequel that's as daringly, darkly loopy as Anonymous Rex (1999) in which dinosaurs are buckled and strapped into latex "guises" and roam the mean streets pretending to be the human kings and queens of the food chain. Read full book review >

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Good Morning Diego Garcia by Susan Joyce
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"An intriguing, if oddly drifting, travel/marital drama."
The author recounts her 1975 sail across the Indian Ocean, a turning point in her strange marriage, in this second installment of her memoir series. Read full book review >

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ERIC CARLE'S ANIMALS ANIMALS by Laura Whipple
POETRY
Released: Aug. 17, 1989

"A treat!"
First, a word for the anthologist: the 62 poems Whipple has assembled as companions to Carle's flamboyant art are so splendid that they could easily stand alone; such greats as Dickinson, Sandburg, and Kipling appear along with numerous children's favorites—e.g., Worth, Behn, Coatsworth. Read full book review >

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THE WALLS OF PEDRO GARCIA by Kevin McColley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Still, a thoughtful story, crafted with ingenuity—a promising first. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Pedro, 12, prides himself on being a man who's worked on Se§or de Lupe's estate beside his grandfather, Miguel, for six years. Read full book review >

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CATE AND ERIC by Ronnie Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A complex narrative that combines autumnal romance with conspiracy-fueled suspense."
In this multigenre novel, a middle-aged woman reconnects with high school friends, including a long-lost lover, as she stumbles onto a terrorist plot. Read full book review >