Search Results: "Martin Kihn"


BOOK REVIEW

BAD DOG by Martin Kihn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"An endearing read full of hope, humor and humility."
A recovering alcoholic finds redemption in the training of his 90-pound mountain dog. Read full book review >

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MOJO HAND by Greg Kihn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 4, 1999

"No question, blues players and fans will dig these chords, which reverb with Kihn's now familiar shimmer."
California disc-jockey (and former rock star) Kihn brings back Beau Young of the Stone Savages from Big Rock Beat (1998) The author's recipe is simple: take Nan and Ivan Lyons' deliciously droll mystery, Someone is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe (1976); replace cooks with black American bluesmen. Read full book review >

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CARVED IN ROCK by Greg Kihn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"A shaky idea turns out wonderfully well."
Novelist/rock musician/West Coast disc-jockey Kihn (Big Rock Beat, 1996, etc.) assembles an anthology of short fiction by fellow rockers. Read full book review >

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HORROR SHOW by Greg Kihn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Not to be missed by Ed Wood fans, or horror fans generally."
Rock star Kihn's talented debut novel, a very entertaining revamping of Ed Wood, the film about Hollywood's worst filmmaker ever. Read full book review >

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SHADE OF PALE by Greg Kihn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Less original but better told than Horror Show."
Ex-rock-and-roll star Kihn's first novel, Horror Show (1996), was a romp based on the satirical film Ed Wood. Read full book review >

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BIG ROCK BEAT by Greg Kihn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 20, 1998

"Lovers of rock music will find this almost as much fun as the prequel—though less fantastically over the top—or fresh."
The sequel to Kihn's 1996 debut novel, Horror Show, a satirical romp based on the film Ed Wood, which was followed by his Banshee novel Shade of Pale (1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO CENTS PLAIN by Martin Lemelman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2010

"'Life is the biggest bargain. You get it for free,' reads one of the Yiddish sayings that introduce the chapters, in a book that is both a celebration and an affirmation of life."
Memory comes alive in this compelling amalgam of drawing, narrative and archival photography. Read full book review >

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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FLIGHT OF THE FISHERBIRD by Nora Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"The author's note connects this story with the smuggling of human cargo still occurring today. (map, photograph, bibliography) (Fiction. 9-13)"
It's 1889 and the US has recently passed the Chinese Expulsion Act and the Scott Act, barring the entrance of new Chinese immigrants. Read full book review >

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PANTHER by Martin Booth
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Appealingly short and absorbing. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The thrill of the hunt propels two children into an unusual (to say the least) wildlife encounter on an isolated West Country moor, in this brief tale from the author of War Dog (1997). Read full book review >