Search Results: "Kim Newman"


BOOK REVIEW

BAD DREAMS by Kim Newman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 1991

"Comforting."
Riotously inventive horror fantasy, the second novel by the author of the wildly original The Night Mayor (1990). Read full book review >

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JAGO by Kim Newman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 1993

"A shot at the transcendental, with fantasy to splurge."
Once again, Newman (The Night Mayor, 1990; Bad Dreams, 1991)- -in his best effort yet—strives to deepen the horror-novel genre, or give it new levels. Read full book review >

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AN ENGLISH GHOST STORY by Kim Newman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A tongue-in-cheek ghost story that winks at the haunted-house trope without bringing much that's new to the table, though a few moments of genuine fright should thrill readers looking for a new take on an old classic."
The perennial reinventor of classic horror turns his sights on the traditional English haunted-house story. Read full book review >

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ANNO-DRACULA by Kim Newman
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"A bloody delight."
Newman goes over the top in every novel (Night Mayor, Bad Dreams, Jago), each featuring a monstrous overlord of horror unlikely to be dethroned—but this time he leaps to new heights, drawing the Dracula novel that sets a benchmark for vampire fiction. Read full book review >

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THE QUORUM by Kim Newman
Released: Oct. 14, 1994

"For amateur theologians and a few flagellants, the ruminations on the true nature of sacrifice might be of interest; for everyone else, a yawn."
Newman's fifth horror/thriller lives up to both the best and the worst of his earlier novels. Read full book review >

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THE BLOODY RED BARON by Kim Newman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

Vampire-battle aces let slip the bats of war in this superior sequel to Anno-Dracula (1993), itself a benchmark for vampire fiction. Read full book review >

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JUDGMENT OF TEARS by Kim Newman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"As did Fellini's, Newman's artistry meets the challenge with energy to spare."
With his third in a series, Newman remains in top form as our sharpest vampire novelist, a far more inventive stylist than Anne Rice. Read full book review >

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THE BOYS by Jeff Newman
Kirkus Star
by Jeff Newman, illustrated by Jeff Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"Through confident brushwork, done in a stylized '50s modern aesthetic, the artist's images reveal sports' deep truths about acceptance, a willingness to try and the intergenerational connections they bring. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's a new town for a baseball-loving protagonist. Read full book review >

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HAND BOOK by Jeff Newman
Kirkus Star
by Jeff Newman, illustrated by Jeff Newman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A lovely tribute to growing up that will endearingly mature with its readers. (Picture book. 3 & up)"
Through simple drawings of hands in action, Newman deftly illustrates both the progress of a person's life and the cyclical—and hopeful—nature of the human condition. Read full book review >

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BOO! by Ben Newman
by Ben Newman, illustrated by Ben Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A natural as a high-volume storytime ice breaker or lagniappe. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Everyone's afraid of something. Read full book review >

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MOON BEARS by Mark Newman
by Mark Newman, photographed by Mark Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Pair this with the collages and more lyrical text of Brenda Z. Guiberson and Ed Young's Moon Bear (2010) to extend the conversation with young readers and listeners. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A wildlife photographer's images and accompanying descriptions of individual Asian moon bears from animal-rescue centers in Vietnam and China introduce these appealing creatures. Read full book review >

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HIPPO! NO, RHINO! by Jeff Newman
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Engaging, if mannered. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this oddball but ultimately tender zoo episode, a clueless keeper carelessly posts a sign identifying a rhino as a hippo—to the rhino's loudly expressed objections. Read full book review >