Search Results: "Greg Kihn"


BOOK REVIEW

SHADE OF PALE by Greg Kihn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Less original but better told than Horror Show."
Ex-rock-and-roll star Kihn's first novel, Horror Show (1996), was a romp based on the satirical film Ed Wood. Read full book review >

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MOJO HAND by Greg Kihn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 4, 1999

"No question, blues players and fans will dig these chords, which reverb with Kihn's now familiar shimmer."
California disc-jockey (and former rock star) Kihn brings back Beau Young of the Stone Savages from Big Rock Beat (1998) The author's recipe is simple: take Nan and Ivan Lyons' deliciously droll mystery, Someone is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe (1976); replace cooks with black American bluesmen. Read full book review >

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BIG ROCK BEAT by Greg Kihn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 20, 1998

"Lovers of rock music will find this almost as much fun as the prequel—though less fantastically over the top—or fresh."
The sequel to Kihn's 1996 debut novel, Horror Show, a satirical romp based on the film Ed Wood, which was followed by his Banshee novel Shade of Pale (1997). Read full book review >

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CARVED IN ROCK by Greg Kihn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"A shaky idea turns out wonderfully well."
Novelist/rock musician/West Coast disc-jockey Kihn (Big Rock Beat, 1996, etc.) assembles an anthology of short fiction by fellow rockers. Read full book review >

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HORROR SHOW by Greg Kihn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Not to be missed by Ed Wood fans, or horror fans generally."
Rock star Kihn's talented debut novel, a very entertaining revamping of Ed Wood, the film about Hollywood's worst filmmaker ever. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 1995

"A portrait of one man staring into America's societal abyss shouldn't be this superficial."
A well-meaning but ultimately unsatisfying account of a priest's work with youths in the barrio of East LA. Read full book review >

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BAD DOG by Martin Kihn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"An endearing read full of hope, humor and humility."
A recovering alcoholic finds redemption in the training of his 90-pound mountain dog. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"An appealingly colorful, deadpan account of a remarkably audacious and creative criminal. (glossary, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Geisel winner Pizzoli turns from early readers to biography with this story of a consummate 20th-century con man. Read full book review >

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THE WATERMELON SEED by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"A humorous vignette with deliciously bright colors that leap from the page. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A watermelon-loving crocodile worries over a swallowed seed in this balmy tale. Read full book review >

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PURPLE LITTLE BIRD by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Satisfying for the very youngest. (Picture book. 18 mos.-4)"
A small purple bird—Pierre is the name on his purple mailbox—who "love[s] everything purple" circumnavigates the world in search of the missing ingredient in his nearly perfect purple house: a little variety in color, as it turns out. Read full book review >

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WILLOUGHBY & THE MOON by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"A far cry from the usual fear-of-the-dark fare—and a strangely comforting and beautiful one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Close on the heels of his previous adventure (Willoughby and the Lion, 2009), young Willoughby faces his fears in the light of a disappearing moon. Read full book review >

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WILLOUGHBY & THE LION by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"In spite of this Foley's signature sweetness is definitely present and accounted for. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Willoughby Smith doesn't much like his new home but learns that all is not lost when he discovers a magical wish-giving lion stuck on a rock in his backyard. Read full book review >