Search Results: "Johnny Dark"


BOOK REVIEW

TWO PROSPECTORS by Chad Hammett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A bright pathway directly into the hearts and minds of two compelling men."
A decadeslong friendship between the writer and his former father-in-law, revealed in a collection of letters, notes and transcripts. Read full book review >

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THE LITERARY TRAVELER by Larry Dark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"All the excitement of a trans-Atlantic flight."
These New Yorkerstyle short stories are filled with middle- class characters, most of whom—in defiance of travel-literature conventions—steadfastly refuse to experience an epiphany. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON LOVER by Juliet Dark
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"Steamy and nuanced, but ultimately a fairly predictable entrance into the already overcrowded paranormal romance genre."
Literary gothic novelist Carol Goodman (Arcadia Falls, 2010, etc.) takes on a Mary-Sueish pen name for this contemporary fantasy about an academic who discovers the truth behind the myths she studies. Read full book review >

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PRIZE STORIES 2001 by Larry Dark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2001

"A strong year for the series."
For this year's collection—short fiction's version of the All-Star Team—editor Dark has reduced the number of stories from twenty to seventeen in order to include three lengthier pieces. Read full book review >

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PRIZE STORIES 1997 by Larry Dark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Introspection may be the prerequisite of serious literature, but it is not its end—and is obviously not its guarantee."
The fortunes of the short story are about as uncertain today as those of Bosnia, mainly because it's no longer clear whether this once-popular literary form has many readers who are not writers themselves. Read full book review >

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THE WATER WITCH by Juliet Dark
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"As with The Demon Lover, a sexed-up but considerably paler imitation of Deborah Harkness' far superior All Souls trilogy."
Callie McFay, part-fairy witch and folklore professor, must keep the door to Faerie open and decide which man she's truly attracted to in the second part of a trilogy written by Carol Goodman's alter ego. Read full book review >

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ELEANOR by Johnny Worthen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2014

"A riveting supernatural character study wrought with the pains of first love and the struggles of self-acceptance. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
A teenage wallflower turns small-town Wyoming on its head as she grapples to hide the shocking truth of her identity in this paranormal romance. Read full book review >

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Into the Hive of Saarlathesh by Johnny Toxin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 2014

"A deliriously Lovecraft-ian adventure with a wicked sense of humor."
In Toxin's debut supernatural thriller, a comic-book store owner's simple small-town life is turned on its head when he enters a parallel universe. Read full book review >

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USA NOIR by Johnny Temple
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A helpful U.S. map locating the places where all the 37 reprints are set indicates that, with a few notable exceptions—New Orleans, Detroit, Chicago, the Twin Cities, Kansas City, Phoenix, Las Vegas and, of course, Texas—noir seems to flourish overwhelmingly in coastal blue states. Sociologists and pollsters take note."
Temple, general editor of Akashic's series of noir collections (Brooklyn Noir, 2004, etc.), skims the cream from the first 59 volumes. Read full book review >

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NFL CONFIDENTIAL by Johnny Anonymous
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2016

"This readable book provides insight into the life of an NFL nonstar, though the author's anonymity proves to be a dual-edged sword."
An inside perspective on professional football from an anonymous NFL rank and filer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2009

"Delivers some tense moments but never fulfills its initial promise."
An immersion journalist's ill-conceived quest to illegally cross the Mexican border into the United States. Read full book review >