Search Results: "Mark Haskell Smith"


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SALTY by Mark Haskell Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"A romp to relish."
Thai pirates kidnap a chubby ex-rock star's supermodel squeeze. Read full book review >

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MOIST by Mark Haskell Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Swift enough and good-natured, though it never quite lifts off."
A slacker sloughs his life as a pathology tech and finds fulfillment as an apprentice to a Mexican crimelord in LA. Read full book review >

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BAKED by Mark Haskell Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Forget the muted ending and enjoy the ride, which is as cockeyed and riotous as Carl Hiaasen on really good dope."
Take it from Smith (Salty, 2007, etc.): Winning Amsterdam's coveted Cannabis Cup can be harmful to your health. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"Witty, civilized and intelligent narcotourism."
A personal quest for the world's finest weed. Read full book review >

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NAKED AT LUNCH by Mark Haskell Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015

"A thoughtful and entertaining analysis of why so many still want to ditch their clothes and let it all hang out."
An open-minded writer drops his skivvies at various locations around the world in an amusing and earnest attempt to understand the appeal of nudism. Read full book review >

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RAW by Mark Haskell Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Satire doesn't get any broader or easier, but that doesn't mean that the book's not at least fitfully fun."
LA writer Smith is back with another frothy satire (Moist, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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DELICIOUS by Mark Haskell Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Rated NC-17 for intermittent comic violence, good-natured swearing, cannibalism, humorous amorality and some truly perverse sex."
Carl Hiaasen, meet Hannibal Lecter. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO WINTER by Mark Smith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 13, 2017

"A breakout new series full of romance, danger, and a surprisingly engaging world. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 14-adult)"
A deadly virus has devastated the population of Australia, leaving pockets of humanity to survive as best as they can. Read full book review >

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THE CASTLE BEHIND THORNS by Merrie Haskell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Still, it stands alone neatly, and the lore of blacksmith work is carried through with vivid energy. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Faint echoes of "Sleeping Beauty" and "Snow White" waft up from this new fantasy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A treat for policy wonks and students of economics—and worth reading for anyone who plays the market."
If you have a rage for chaos, you'll love the stock market—beg pardon, the equity culture—of the future. Read full book review >

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CARAVAGGIO by Mark David Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2016

"Combining the timeless allure of action and young-love romance with the historically accurate and turbulent life of the painter Caravaggio, this story succeeds on all levels. (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
Late Renaissance Italy comes to life in this upper-middle-grade novel featuring the painter Caravaggio and a young friend. Read full book review >

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SANYARE by Megan Haskell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2015

"A flawed but often enjoyable adventure."
A changeling among elves must solve a mystery and discover her past in this debut fantasy from Haskell. Read full book review >