Search Results: "Poppy Z. Brite"


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GUILTY BUT INSANE by Poppy Z. Brite
Released: Feb. 19, 2001

"Ultraviolet venery."
Brite at her most skanky and, yes, charming, in a set of 23 nonfiction squibs written for journals such as Cemetery Dance Magazine. Read full book review >

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EXQUISITE CORPSE by Poppy Z. Brite
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Shocking and fascinating in about equal measure, but only for the strongest stomachs."
Or Necrophiliacs—The Serial Killers' Love Story. Read full book review >

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PLASTIC JESUS by Poppy Z. Brite
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2000

"Missing: Brite's lyricism and soaring fantasy (as when R. Crumb physically enters Parker's music in Birdland), the very qualities germane to psychedelics, the Beatles, and the Peter Max years. Here, the originals overpower Brite's march of whimsy."
In earlier fiction, Brite used the music of Charlie Parker, the life and art of R. Crumb (the brilliant Drawing Blood, 1993), the necrophilia of Jeffrey Dahmer, and the anchovy shape and wormwood flavor of H. P. Lovecraft as entrance points into her own sparkling fantasy life in print. This time, it's John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Read full book review >

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PRIME by Poppy Z. Brite
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2005

"Food writing to die for, but little humor in the seasoning."
Feisty horror stylist Brite—of 1992's Lost Souls, still her best—returns with a sequel to Liquor (2004). Read full book review >

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DRAWING BLOOD by Poppy Z. Brite
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"That there is a Brite future never doubt."
Brite follows up her electrifying debut, Lost Souls (1992), with a longer work whose horrors, while more focused, have their energies dimmed by fine writing. Read full book review >

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LIQUOR by Poppy Z. Brite
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Showy, but seldom the great Balzac Ian roars of kitchen hell."
Famed stylist Brite (Lost Souls, 1992) abandons the horror field to follow her bliss into a mainstream novel set in the food world and restaurants of her adopted home, New Orleans. Read full book review >

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LOVE IN VEIN by Poppy Z. Brite
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Not to everyone's taste."
Vaguely familiar fairy tales and other prototypical plots take on a new darkness when viewed from a vampire's perspective in this horror anthology edited by fantasy author Brite (Drawing Blood, 1993, etc). Read full book review >

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LOST SOULS by Poppy Z. Brite
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 1992

"Brite tosses out any idea of good taste and remakes the language of horror with a bloodlust that reduces all competitors to dust."
Bloodfest first novel written by acid-crazed vampires cooling off on marijuana. Read full book review >

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TRIADS by Poppy Z. Brite
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2004

"For the adventurous, then: wonderfully well told."
Expanded from a novella that first appeared in Douglas E. Winter's anthology Revelations (1997), the silkily textured tale of two boys sold to a Peking Opera troupe is now a full-fledged transvestite fantasia. Read full book review >

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POPPY by Avi
by Avi, illustrated by Brian Floca
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"776, etc.). (Fiction. 9-11)"
An adolescent mouse named Poppy is off on a romantic tryst with her rebel boyfriend when they are attacked by Mr. Ocax, the owl who rules over the area. Read full book review >

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POPPY by Mary Hooper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"This mildly interesting peek into a historical setting reads like an elderly person's memoir. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
This British import gives readers a look at one of the ways women served in World War I. Read full book review >

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Z by Therese Anne Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2013

"Fowler has given us a lovely, sad and compulsively readable book."
The Jazz Age revisited through the tumultuous and harrowing life of Zelda. Read full book review >