Search Results: "Mick Farren"


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MICK by Chris Lynch
FICTION
Released: March 31, 1996

"Stay tuned: Lynch continues this harsh, headlong tale in two other entries in the Blue-Eyed Son series: Blood Relations (ISBN 0-06- 025399-1) and the upcoming Dog Eat Dog. (Fiction. 12+)"
When the bars, brawls, and trash-talk he's grown up with start to wear on an Irish-American teenager, he learns that it's not that easy to walk away. Read full book review >

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MICK by Christopher Andersen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2012

"Skip it and read Life instead."
Journalist and best-selling celebrity biographer Andersen (William and Kate: A Royal Love Story, 2010, etc.) brings his taste for the titillating tales of British royalty to this breezy, shamelessly shallow recap of rock god Mick Jagger's life so far. Read full book review >

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UNDERLAND by Mick Farren
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Overburdened, but a daring mix of Jules Verne and the vampire genre."
Third in Farren's vampire series featuring Victor Renquist (begun with The Time of Feasting, 1996)—although Victor prefers the term "nosferatu" to vampire. Read full book review >

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DARKLOST by Mick Farren
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2000

"Despite rich plotting and colorfully embossed characterizations, much remains unresolved at novel's end; clearly a third volume is forthcoming."
A sequel to Farren's debut vampire novel, The Time of Feasting (1996), about suave, thousand-year-old Victor Renquist (Master of the Nosferatu in Manhattan) and his problems with the police when his followers get out of hand. Read full book review >

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THE TIME OF FEASTING by Mick Farren
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"The historical background offers considerable originality, while the storytelling speeds along with theatrical trumpery through predictable plot points."
First vampire novel by sf writer Farren (Elvis and the Colonel, 1989, not reviewed) swaggers swankily and advances the genre by creating a new version of vampires' ancestry: Their creators came in UFOs, altered human DNA to fashion the new creatures, and, in their spare time, provided the inspiration for humankind's religions. Read full book review >

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KINDLING by Mick Farren
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Fast-moving, if sometimes incoherent."
First of a fantasy series set in an alternate world where nomadic Asian hordes invade America. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN MORTAL by Mick Farren
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Sick minds of the world, rejoice: the story continues!"
For the sake of argument, we can assume that rocker novelist Farren (Darklost, 2000, etc.) has pieced together his eerie saga of super-hip vampire Victor Renquist out of his fertile imagination and a passing acquaintance with the literature of the undead. Read full book review >

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CONFLAGRATION by Mick Farren
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2006

"An edgy mixture of fantasy, erotica and alternate history that, at its best, reads like an updated version of Michael Moorcock's 'Jerry Cornelius' fantasies."
The continuing adventures of four young adepts in a war against evil magic. Read full book review >

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JIM MORRISON'S ADVENTURES IN THE AFTERLIFE by Mick Farren
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Hilarious, mad, and fast: Farren is probably one of the first writers since Baudelaire who in fact would be right at home in hell."
A riotous fantasy in which rock-star novelist Farren (The Time of Feasting, 1996) imagines Jim Morrison wandering through the shades of hell looking for a way out. Read full book review >

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MICK JAGGER by Davin Seay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"You won't get no satisfaction here. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen)"
Unrevealing bio of the lead singer of the Rolling Stones. Read full book review >

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MICK JAGGER by Philip Norman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Not the definitive Jagger life, but an enjoyable, entertaining biography."
The second, livelier and all-around better of two major unauthorized Jagger biographies (after Christopher Andersen's Mick) out in time for the Rolling Stones' 50th year. Read full book review >

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MICK JAGGER by Christopher Sandford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 1994

"Sandford may manage to inch closer to the real Jagger, but only die-hard fans will be caught up in his account."
A sloppily rendered bio of the Rolling Stones' lead singer offers glimpses of a more human Mick Jagger than previously seen, but gets mired in contradictions and the details of the group's long decline. Read full book review >