Search Results: "Frederick Dillen"


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BEAUTY by Frederick Dillen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Kudos to Dillen for his unusual premise. The workplace drama that follows is rousing, if predictable."
After a career closing factories, a woman reclaims her blue-collar roots, revives a plant and saves a community. Read full book review >

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FOOL by Frederick G. Dillen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 1999

"A well-written tale of comic sensibility, sturdily but plainly plotted, with enough skew in it to make things unpredictable, if not quite compelling, for the reader. (First serial to Harper's)"
Dillen's second novel (Hero, 1994) is an eccentrically narrated, riches-to-rags story of the spiritual redemption of a fast-talker, wheeler-dealer, and, yes, fool. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1997

"Readers will sense the real tragedy, however, of lives that were led outside the mainstream, and the despair connected with being so different. (b&w photos and illustrations, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A sad collection of biographies of people who were regarded during their lifetimes as freaks. Read full book review >

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SEX WARS 2084 by Frederick Beaudoin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 17, 2014

"An imaginatively conceived tale of the future."
The latest chapter in an ongoing series set in a dystopian America in which the sexes are at war. Read full book review >

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HORACE AFOOT by Frederick Reuss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 1997

"Still, his voice lingers, as do many of the scenes in this terse, moving exploration of modern anomie and the longing for—and fear of- -intimacy."
A wealthy, erudite, middle-aged loner in search of anonymity settles in the aptly named midwestern town of Oblivion and is swiftly drawn into the town's persistent local mysteries in this idiosyncratic, rather beguiling debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE WASTIES by Frederick Reuss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2002

"The largely academic riffs and worryings of a man humiliated by a dread inertia—but who still talk, talk, talks."
The elegant, sometimes amusing, but claustrophobic tale of an English prof who gets the "wasties," an illness that sounds, more than anything, like a grim, plain, crippling stroke. Read full book review >

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AFTER LYLETOWN by K.C. Frederick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2011

"Although Rory's character is occasionally ill-defined, his interactions with Alan remain menacing—and Frederick reminds us of the tenebrous atmosphere of the '60s."
Radical activity from the 1960s comes back to haunt a former militant. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 1991

"A masterful storyteller's cleareyed tribute to the postbellum reconciliation. (Photographs—not seen.)"
An erstwhile warrior's powerful and thought-provoking report on his unsentimental journeys to Vietnam 20 years after a wounding tour of combat duty. Read full book review >

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THE PHANTOM OF MANHATTAN by Frederick Forsyth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Please understand, though, it's all perfectly operatic."
The author of The Day of the Jackal (1971) and Icon (1996) steals more then a page from Gaston Leroux and Andrew Lloyd Webber to bring Erik, the Phantom of the Paris Opera, to America bearing his memories of Christine. Read full book review >

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LETTERS TO A FICTION WRITER by Frederick Busch
Released: June 1, 1999

"Busch's collection embodies good writing."
Prominent writers of fiction dispense copious, often conflicting, and largely entertaining advice to beginners and sundry others who feel called to publish short stories and novels. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR PRZYBYLSKI by K.C. Frederick
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Frederick's woebegone outsiders are reminiscent of Elmore Leonard's tough-tender guys and dolls—not a bad literary role model."
Ziggy Czarnecki, a former numbers runner from Detroit, is on a quest to find Przybylski, a former adversary who he believes may have ratted him out years before. Read full book review >