Search Results: "Kit Reed"


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THIEF OF LIVES by Kit Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Reed is a clean, clear stylist, everywhere expert and attractive."
Fifteen stories by the author of 1991's psychological thriller Gone (written as Kit Craig and soon to be seen as a TV melodrama). Read full book review >

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@EXPECTATIONS by Kit Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A generally engaging tale that demonstrates—without preaching—the pitfalls of virtual romance in a place where no one can hurt you and everybody turns out to be somebody."
The always original Reed (Seven for the Apocalypse, 1999, etc.) perceptively probes that point where reality and the virtual converge as a young married professional woman finds herself more alive and in love when she meets her anonymous lover online each night. Read full book review >

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SEVEN FOR THE APOCALYPSE by Kit Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 1999

"Altogether, interesting work, from one of the most inventive and amusing writers working in the genre."
paper 0-8915-6382-X This gathering of the popular SF writer's recent short fiction includes seven stories and her (originally separately published) 1994 novella "Little Sisters of the Apocalypse"—an agreeably weird fable of feminist empowerment ingeniously yoked to a plaintive account of the slow dying of the narrator's (and, it becomes clear, the author's) mother. Read full book review >

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LITTLE SISTERS OF THE APOCALYPSE by Kit Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Though it seems intended as a bonk-you-over-the-head novel of ideas, it ends simply as a touching tribute to the author's mother, a bittersweet space-age tale on the nature of women and loss."
From Reed (Thief of Lives, 1992, etc.) a story on two levels- -one far from real life, and one (we can only assume) directly connected to the author's heart. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT CHILDREN by Kit Reed
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The mostly dialogue-driven plot should appeal to early middle-school readers and could serve as a bridge to the more sophisticated yet similarly themed works of Scott Westerfeld, M.T. Anderson, Chris Wooding and the like. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Trapped in a bizarre, dystopian Mall of America-like complex complete with a spooky theme park, plucky teen heroine Jules Devereaux finds she must join a team of kooky, unlikely juvenile orphan heroes called the Castertown Crazies to save the mall and the town from an evil overlord. Read full book review >

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THINNER THAN THOU by Kit Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2004

"Unsettling, sometimes appalling: satire edging remorselessly toward reality."
A nightmarish, tragicomic near-future where body image is the new religion, from the author of @Expectations (2000), etc. Read full book review >

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J. EDEN by Kit Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1996

"Terrific takes on time's rush, with a touch of that personal enlightenment offered to a certain generation of moviegoers by The Big Chill—but less glib."
Reedian thoughts about life, marriage, middle age, and children when three couples, their kids, and a close friend spend the summer lumped together in a New England farmhouse. Read full book review >

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WHERE by Kit Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"An intriguing, but ultimately underdeveloped, premise that doesn't pay off."
A paranormal mystery about what happens when a whole town goes missing. Read full book review >

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SON OF DESTRUCTION by Kit Reed
Released: March 1, 2013

"Parceling out her story among numerous narrators, Reed (Enclave, 2009, etc.) focuses less on suspense or surprise than on serving condign justice."
A reporter's cover story on spontaneous human combustion hits uncomfortably close to home. Read full book review >

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ENCLAVE by Kit Reed
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Starts off by making you think that nothing is what it seems, and ends up by being...well, exactly what it does seem, with little of the edgy, satirical resonance normally characteristic of Reed's work."
Speculative near-future redemption puzzler from Reed (The Baby Merchant, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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WEIRD WOMEN, WIRED WOMEN by Kit Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 20, 1998

Novelist Reed's (J. Eden, 1996, etc.) sixth sheaf of stories, covering more than 30 years of her darkly speculative fiction. Read full book review >

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CAROL REED by Nicholas Wapshott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 1994

"Proficiently written and well researched, this book begs a simple question: If Reed's work is for the most part undistinguished, why bother?"
A meticulous but dry biography of the British director, himself a meticulous but dry filmmaker. Read full book review >