Search Results: "Kyle Baker"


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YOU ARE HERE by Kyle Baker
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Jan. 19, 1999

"Warts and all, though, this full-color production deserves attention for DC's effort to entertain adults for a change."
The author of Why I Hate Saturn, best known for his long-running strip "Bad Publicity" in New York magazine, attempts an "urban romantic comedy——but his disparate influences and preposterous plot suggest something altogether different. Read full book review >

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OVER THERE by Kyle Jarrard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 1997

"Jarrard's debut, though, perhaps through trying too hard to impress, comes off as a wannabe macho romp with intellectual pretensions."
A surrealistic tale of picaresque adventures by a first-time novelist who is too often forced and coy. Read full book review >

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RISING PHOENIX by Kyle Mills
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A chillingly effective and suspenseful tale, complete with the moral ambiguities and guilty pleasures of such vigilante dreams as Death Wish. ($300,000 ad/promo)"
In Mills's exceptionally accomplished debut thriller, a well- organized and generously financed vigilante group essays a final solution to America's festering drug problems. Read full book review >

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Why Can't Johnny Just Quit? by Kyle Oh
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 2014

"A fascinating, realistic study of pain management and addiction that offers hope to patients and their families."
A physiatrist and pain management specialist analyzes the intricacies of addiction and pain. Read full book review >

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FUTURE WARS by Kyle Hemmings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2017

"An alluring, well-composed look at conflict."
The new collection of poetry and prose from Hemmings (The Truth about Onions, 2017, etc.) features surrealist fables of wartime.Read full book review >

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BURN FACTOR by Kyle Mills
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2001

"A mistake, painfully short on the author's trademark humor. Return, Mark Beamon."
Mills sets aside Mark Beamon, the exiled FBI profiler of his first three novels (Free Fall, 2000, etc.), for fledgling Bureau researcher Quinn Barry. Read full book review >

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BOYS AND GIRLS LIKE YOU AND ME by Aryn Kyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"A strange, darkly humorous trip into the female psyche."
The complex emotional lives of women and girls are explored in this riveting collection. Read full book review >

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ROLLING THE BONES by Kyle Jarrard
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"The chaotic structure and multiple points of view keep what action there is at a distance—and Jarrard's (Over There, 1997) odd, self-conscious stylistic tics don't help to draw you in."
Drifters and dreamers in rural Texas and the Southwest, going nowhere fast. Read full book review >

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STORMING HEAVEN by Kyle Mills
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Mills shapes his stereotypes with human clay, and excels at one-liners that quickly draw a reader into his spirited storytelling."
A second novel that's several cuts above the average thriller, largely because it keeps to a human level and oils its wheels with immensely amusing non sequiturs. Read full book review >

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BIRTHRIGHTS by Kyle McNeal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2016

"A tale fertile with fantasy concepts—with a plot displaying room to blossom."
In this debut medieval fantasy, a young man learns how to trace—and, if need be, assassinate—targets both mundane and magical, all the while discovering his own special lineage. Read full book review >

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PHANTASIZER by Kyle Hemmings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2013

"Stories that are irreverent just as often as they're unnerving—and sometimes a bit of both."
Hemmings' (You Never Die in Wholes, 2012, etc.) collection offers a grab bag of short, eccentric tales, from the truly disturbing to the comical and even gleefully bizarre.Read full book review >