Search Results: "Fredric Maffei"


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DIVINELY SMITTEN by Fredric Maffei
Released: Nov. 12, 2009

"A jazzy story with holding power that enjoyably shuffles religion, mad science, fierce hopes and cleverly quotidian revenge."
A tight tale about forces of light and darkness set in motion by willing, if duped, characters. Read full book review >

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AND OF THE HOLY GHOST by Fredric Maffei
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2010

"An absorbing, if uneven, mix of beguiling magical realism and bombastic social commentary."
A spirit—too scabrous to be completely holy—walks the earth weighing human souls in this florid fantasia. Read full book review >

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ALL THE LITTLE SPARROWS by Fredric Maffei
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2010

"An outrageous, deftly crafted send-up of Hollywood."
Amid tropical wilds on an imaginary reality-TV show, screenwriters of assorted skill levels and persuasions do what they do best—endlessly, shamelessly promoting themselves while perfecting their pitches—in this imaginative, if far-fetched, screwball comedy. Read full book review >

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MOTHS TO FLAME by Fredric Maffei
Released: Dec. 3, 2009

"A gripping thriller with as many twists and turns as a cross-country road trip."
A young man set to inherit his dead father's fortune runs into a charismatic drifter on a cross-country trip in this thriller from Maffei (And of the Holy Ghost, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WICKED SON by Fredric Neuman
Released: May 3, 2012

"This comic, intellectual fantasy is a quick read that inspires cringing and knee-slapping in equal measure."
A skeptic confronts all manner of religious absurdities in Neuman's (Superpowers, 2011, etc.) upside-down fantasyland. Read full book review >

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DETROIT TOM AND HIS GANG by Fredric Neuman
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"A rousing, occasionally wooden, romp of amusing criminal masterminds."
A gang of goofballs engage in all sorts of mischief in Neuman's (Come One, Come All, 2011, etc.) high-concept, lowbrow literary comic act. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Gimmicky, sardonic, and sharply twisted: short, snappy gifts to contemporary fantasy that are still worth reading, if only to know how well, if not how often, Brown caught the brass ring."
A career retrospective of SF's master of the vignette. Read full book review >

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SUPERPOWERS by Fredric Neuman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 31, 2011

"A touching, funny novel perfectly suited for anyone who is or ever has been a teenager."
A quirky nocturnal visitor offers a confused 16-year-old the superpower of his choice. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 1998

"Constructs a theoretical bridge between neuroscience and psychology the soundness of which remains to be tested. (b&w illustraitons)"
A psychiatrist argues for an intriguing theory about the psychological nature of the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Read full book review >