Search Results: "K.C. Frederick"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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ACCOMPLICES by K.C. Frederick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A complex portrait of the intricacies of emerging freedom."
Frederick (The Fourteenth Day, 2000, etc.) limns an apocryphal post-Communism state with a tale of three people who become companions as they face danger, illness, and history. Read full book review >

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THE 14TH DAY by K.C. Frederick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"Focused sharply on those for whom personal and national identity have become traumatically entwined—and focused especially on their turbulent inner lives—Frederick's tale is as inexorable and engrossing as a recurring nightmare."
A second bleak and shadowy saga from Frederick (Country of Memory, 1998) centers on a trio of exiles from a land torn by civil war—a bloodbath known as the Thirteen Days—as they struggle to find their bearings far from home. Read full book review >

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COUNTRY OF MEMORY by K.C. Frederick
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A novel with such a full cargo of lonely souls needs more wind in its sails; this one's becalmed in a Sargasso Sea of introspective flotsam and loose ends."
Somewhere in Eastern Europe, somewhere between Kafka and Orwell, a corporate flunky awakens to life and his government's stranglehold on it—in a bleakly poetic, slow-moving debut by storywriter Frederick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INLAND by K.C. Frederick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2006

"Atmospheric and textured but lacking a payoff."
Muffled sketch of Cold War U.S. culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RETURN TO FINKLETON by K.C. Hilton
Released: April 26, 2011

"Suitable for children 9-11 years old, this continuation of a magical adventure is a pleasure to read."
A father leads his family hiking one evening to see an unforgettable sight: thousands of glowworms lighting up Finkleton Valley. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Numerous black-and-white prints and photographs provide further realism. (notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
An entertaining history of brave souls who sought to conquer the north pole via air travel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 1999

"Once again, this talented author compellingly links a scientific discipline to the philosophical questions it raises about truth, reality, aesthetics, and metaphysics."
Los Angeles Times science writer Cole has found a niche writing in lyrical prose about basic concepts in physics and math for the layperson (The Universe and the Teacup, 1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOTTOM LINER BLUES by K.C. Constantine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1993

"Dialogue par excellence, and saloon philosophers aplenty, but a failure as a mystery: Do the crimes perpetrated on writers by public libraries build a plot or merely a soapbox?"
A tenth appearance for Rocksburg, Pennsylvania, police chief Mario Balzic (Sunshine Enemies, 1990, etc.)—who, here, has three problems on his hands: a woman has gotten it into her head that her husband wants to beat up his girlfriend's new boyfriend; Mario's lonely wife, Ruthie, says she'd like to dissolve their marriage contract and start all over—with Mario talking to her instead of yelling; and Myushkin, a broke Russian-American writer, is brandishing a gun and forcing Mario to listen to his diatribe against libraries that rip him off ``in direct violation of the Fifth, Thirteenth, and Fourteenth Amendments''—a diatribe against library inequities that goes on for the better part of a hundred pages. Read full book review >

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The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts by K.C. Tansley
Released: July 31, 2015

"An intricate supernatural mystery with an overly gifted heroine."
Tansley's YA fantasy/mystery tells a story of ghosts, curses, and a deadly secret. Read full book review >