Search Results: "Kelly Link"


BOOK REVIEW

LINK by Walt Becker
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"A better-than-average debut that evokes suspense and moments of gee-whiz wonder from a tired science-fictional premise."
Earnest, slightly hokey Michael Crichton'style adventure tale that poses an extraterrestrial origin for some of humanity's best and worst traits. Read full book review >

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LINK by Summer Wier
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A robust, well-realized universe that sparkles with promise."
The first book of a prospective trilogy, Wier's debut fantasy novel follows a young girl whose link to the cosmos will decide the fate of an age-old war of light versus dark. Read full book review >

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STRANGER THINGS HAPPEN by Kelly Link
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Stylistic pyrotechnics light up a bizarre but emotionally truthful landscape. Link's a writer to watch."
Eleven stories showcase a dexterous use of language and a startling, if frequently elusive, imagination as ghosts, aliens, and the living dead invade the most mundane aspects of everyday life. Read full book review >

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GET IN TROUBLE by Kelly Link
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Exquisite, cruelly wise and the opposite of reassuring, these stories linger like dreams and will leave readers looking over their shoulders for their own ghosts."
In stories as haunting as anything the Grimm brothers could have come up with, Link (Magic for Beginners, 2005, etc.) gooses the mundane with meaning and enchantment borrowed from myth, urban legend and genre fiction.Read full book review >

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IMPERIAL KELLY by Peter Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Kelly's ribald adventures can usually wear down the resistance of even the most cynical reader as history is revised with a vengeance."
Charming, wily Luther Kelly (Kelly Blue, 1991, etc.) follows orders from a blackmailing Theodore Roosevelt—orders that will take him around the world via Cuba, South Africa, and the Philippines. Read full book review >

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KELLY PARK by Jean Stubbs
Released: July 21, 1992

"A minor disappointment from an accomplished writer."
Stubbs follows her excellent, complex Light in Summer (1991) with this less successful tale of a female chef who transforms a crumbling English villa into a prosperous country inn—wherein the heroine's motives remain less than clear and the plot surprisingly predictable and trite. Read full book review >

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KELLY + VICTOR by Niall Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Modern romance? More like an exorcism of writerly boredom."
The fourth from Welsh author Griffiths (Sheepshagger, 2002, etc.) gives vent to wasted urban youth via sadistic sex and feisty vernacular. Read full book review >

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KELLY BLUE by Peter Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Very, very funny, and because the Indians are people who make jokes and war rather than saints who make epic movies, their fate is genuinely bitter."
The amusing adventures of Luther ``Yellowstone'' Kelly continue (Yellowstone Kelly-not reviewed), bringing him a Native American marriage and pitting him against a Native American church. Read full book review >

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PRETTY MONSTERS by Kelly Link
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Fantasy readers used to long, single tomes may hesitate at the short-story format, but once they see these, they will want more. (Fantasy/short stories. 14 & up)"
Although some of Link's work appears in other YA and adult short-story anthologies, this is her first collection wholly aimed at a young-adult audience. Read full book review >

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KELLY IN THE MIRROR by Martha M. Vertreace
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Still, the author makes a good debut with her nicely honed text and realistic dialogue; her depiction of this affectionate African-American family is warm and wholesome, while Speidel's richly toned impressionistic pastels are full of good humor. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Not realizing how much Kelly worries because she isn't included in their comparisons, her family talks constantly about how much Bryan looks like Daddy and Erin looks like Mamma. Read full book review >

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KELLY 'N' ME by Myron Levoy
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"As in Levoy's Alan and Naomi (1977) and A Shadow Like a Leopard (1981), the plot is relatively simple; but the complex characters and powerfully drawn setting command attention. (Fiction. 12+)"
Two Manhattan teenagers in a bittersweet summer romance: Anthony finds that his mother, a narcissistic over-the-hill actress, has become too dependent on both alcohol and her son since his father left for L.A. and another woman; Kelly is rebelling against her parents' Fifth Avenue lifestyle and the frenetic trendiness of her former crowd by masquerading as a janitor's daughter and using her parents' credit cards to provide handouts for street people. Read full book review >

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THE SEVENTH LINK by Margaret Mayhew
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Even out of his element, the Colonel (Dry Bones, 2012, etc.) shows wit and tenacity in tackling a problem with no easy solution."
A suspicious death interrupts a holiday in Lincolnshire. Read full book review >