Search Results: "Marc Maron"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"It's a fast line of patter, but, as Maron would say, it's only rock 'n' roll, man, only rock 'n' roll."
Billed as a bright light in the "alternative" branch of standup comedy, Maron has inflated his signature performance piece into a coming-of-age memoir. It's not exactly Everyman's story, but it might be Someanxiousjewishman's story. Read full book review >

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ATTEMPTING NORMAL by Marc Maron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 30, 2013

"In a blood sport littered with casualties, this is an account of an unlikely survivor."
A comedian's life is no laughing matter in this memoir of short chapters that examine the author's source of material as a series of open wounds. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR THE PUNCH by Marc Maron
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An insightful collection of interviews about what it means to be human. This book, it turns out, helps explain W is TF."
A popular podcast gets the book treatment. Read full book review >

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HARD ROW by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 22, 2007

"Marriage and stepmothering Dwight's son Cal have made a hockey fan out of Deborah (Winter Child, 2006, etc.). But it's Maron's arguments against pesticides and racial exploitation, and old bootlegger Kezzie's last line, that stick with you longest."
Are migrants the South's latest attempt to indenture servants? Read full book review >

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SAND SHARKS by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 2009

"Deborah's mojo is having an off day, and the tale sorely lacks the gumption of old-timer Kezzie. Midlevel Maron, with slightly repugnant homophobia as a subplot."
It's open season on the North Carolina judiciary. Read full book review >

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DESIGNATED DAUGHTERS by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Though Maron (The Buzzard Table, 2012, etc.) unearths more of Deborah's family history for long-term fans, the main story is often burdened by too many characters and their tangential relationships."
The unlikely murder of an elderly relative sends a judge and her husband scurrying to investigate family history in order to find out who stands to gain from an old woman's death. Read full book review >

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PAST IMPERFECT by Margaret Maron
Released: Feb. 1, 1990

Earnest, diffident, semi-unattractive Lieutenant Sigrid Harald, N.Y.P.D., (Corpus Christmas, etc.), on the trail of dead cop Mick Cluett's killer, collides with some painful truths about her parents' marriage and her dead dad's one-time partner and best friend (and Sigrid's current supervisor) Captain McKinnon. Read full book review >

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SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1993

"Less edgy than last year's strong debut for Deborah, but, like it, awash with southern kinfolk, pesky neighbors, North Carolina down-home-isms, and a sturdy if slowly paced plot."
Colleton County district lawyer Deborah Knott (Bootlegger's Daughter, 1992), elevated to district judge when Perry Byrd keels over and dies, returns to the house she's helping the WomenAid project build—and discovers her niece Annie Sue, half-concussed and with her panties pulled down, plus the hammered-to-death body of sexy building-inspector Carver Bannerman. Read full book review >

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RITUALS OF THE SEASON by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 25, 2005

"Despite the carnage, there's such bonhomie and sexual warmth that readers may well consider moving to North Carolina to be closer to the Knott family."
To-do list: Find the killer, stop the execution, get married. Read full book review >

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BABY DOLL GAMES by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2006

"A clunker that proves even the most prize-worthy of authors can have a bad day."
Curtain up. Body down. Read full book review >

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KILLER MARKET by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 1997

"An overplotted soufflÇ of a novel, puffed up to the sky with lethal doses of magnolia-scented gossip. (Author tour)"
North Carolina Circuit Court Judge Deborah Knott (Up Jumps the Devil, 1996, etc.) breezes into High Point just in time for the furniture industry's Market Week—a four-star production that features dazzling displays, nonstop parties, and no room at the inn for anybody who arrives, as Deborah does, without reservations. Read full book review >

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STORM TRACK by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 18, 2000

"For accuracy, her hurricane descriptions rival the Weather Channel's, and nobody's better at showing racial distrust and love gone awry, be they between adults or between parents and children."
While North Carolina's Colleton County judge Deborah Knott (Home Fires, 1988, etc.) waits for a lawyers vs. law-enforcers softball game to start, a scant half-mile away in Room 130 of the Orchid Motel, big-haired Lynn Bullock unsnaps a sheer-black stocking from a lacy garterbelt, which someone then wraps around her neck and yanks until she dies. Read full book review >