Search Results: "Kiki Kosinski"


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ORAL PLEASURE by Jerzy Kosinski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Pieces that reveal a fine mind, a creative imagination and, sometimes, an idiosyncratic notion of fact."
A collection of interviews, speeches and essays by the late author, whose literary reputation plummeted after a 1982 article in the Village Voice accused him of plagiarism and employing ghostwriters. Read full book review >

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THE FAERIE RING by Kiki Hamilton
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An entertaining magical-historical adventure. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
In 1871 London, a ragged girl pickpocket steals a ring that enforces a truce between the British Crown and the Faery world, setting off a struggle between the realms. Read full book review >

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COAL MINER’S HOLIDAY by Kiki DeLancey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"The dilemmas are engaging and edgy enough, but in general characters are diminished by seeming to be cast all from the same imperfect mold."
Out of the Great Appalachian Coal Basin comes a debut collection of eighteen hard-bitten stories (seven published previously) from DeLancey, an ex-coal industry exec of mining stock who gives a gritty, real, and sexually charged rendering of life in hardscrabble towns all along the Ohio River. Read full book review >

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IN A BLINK by Kiki Thorpe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Fairy-crazy girls will embrace this series. Others will see it for what it is: a lightweight offspring of other watered-down Peter Pan stories. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
Four friends become lost girls when they land in Never Land. Read full book review >

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BLIND DATE by Jerzy Kosinski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 1977

"But this latest inventory is quick to take hold and hard to shake off."
Once more, with horror, as another Kosinski-an, foreign-born American—George Levanter of "Investors International"—goes out on a taut, unconnected series of international "blind dates" with violence and debasement. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT DOLLS by Kiki Sullivan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Fans of The Dolls will be quite satisfied with this installment and eager to see what's next. (Supernatural thriller. 12 & up) "
Sullivan's sequel to The Dolls (2014) finds fledgling voodoo queen Eveny Cheval fighting to save the lives of those she loves. Read full book review >

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THE FAERIE QUEEN by Kiki Hamilton
Released: Sept. 19, 2014

"A strong finale to a dark, compelling series."
The dramatic conclusion to the faerie fantasy series by Hamilton (The Seven Year King, 2013 etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL TREE by Jerzy Kosinski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 1972

A novel about psychic attrition and fission by the author of The Painted Bird and most recently Being There which is about the dislocation and divisiveness of a young man, Whalen, while also featuring the emptiness of contemporary life. Read full book review >

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STEPS by Jerzy Kosinski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1968

What Jerzy Kosinski was saying, and portraying, in The Painted Bird (1965), his semi-autobiographical account of a six year old boy evading the Nazis across the Polish countryside, was agonizingly apparent. Read full book review >

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PASSION PLAY by Jerzy Kosinski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1979

"If Kosinski wants to start getting sympathy for his alter-egos, he'll have to stop writing shock-a-thons to fit his thematic formula—which may be a good idea, considering the lumbering obviousness of this latest effort."
When we disbelieve what others could do, we end up disbelieving what we could do ourselves. Read full book review >

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The Seven Year King by Kiki Hamilton
Released: May 7, 2013

"A solid YA fantasy with moments of brilliance."
Hamilton (The Torn Wing, 2012, etc.) revisits the fantasy world of Faeriein the third book of her young-adult series. Read full book review >

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THE TORN WING by Kiki Hamilton
Released: Aug. 9, 2012

"Lovers of fairy tales and Victorian England aren't the only readers who will be charmed by this story of self-discovery."
Book Two in the Faerie Ring series picks up where the previous book ended and continues the tale. Read full book review >