Search Results: "Stephen D. King"


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WHEN THE MONEY RUNS OUT by Stephen D. King
NON-FICTION
Released: June 25, 2013

"A well-written book, mostly free of jargon, that is short on practical solutions and thus, profoundly pessimistic."
A high-ranking economist employed by a major international bank expresses pessimism about the future of the economy in the United States and other traditionally powerful nations. Read full book review >

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A READING YEAR: JUDGING CRIME WORKS BY DIFFERENT STANDARDS
by J. Kingston Pierce

Back when I began writing for Kirkus Reviews, almost half a decade ago, I had an editor who was frequently after me to publish lists of things—rundowns of especially dependable crime novelists, or books I’d like to read again for the first time, or once-popular detectives about whom I thought more should be written. “People like to read lists,” ...


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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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TIFFANY D. JACKSON
by Alex Heimbach

What happens when a child is charged with murder? Well, it depends. Salacious procedural episodes aside, these cases are so rare that there’s little precedent for how to proceed. When Tiffany D. Jackson came across one such story, of a 10-year-old girl in Maine charged with manslaughter for allegedly shoving pills down the throat of an infant her mother was ...


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FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE
by Leila Roy

It took the state six long years to realize I wasn’t a threat to society before they ripped me out of baby jail and put me with Ms. Stein. From one prison to another, that’s all it was. Understand, there’s a big difference between baby jail and juvie, where the rest of the girls in the house come from. Juvie ...
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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2007 by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2007

"Just one criticism: The diversity on display does not extend to stories of minorities, which, considering all the talent out there, is troubling."
A rich, dense collection of 20 stories—King has harvested a bumper crop. Read full book review >

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JUST AFTER SUNSET by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"An uneven collection, but King has plainly had a ball writing these stories."
King (Duma Key, 2008, etc.) returns with his first volume of short stories in six years. Read full book review >

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DREAMCATCHER by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 20, 2001

"Top suspense with a surreal climax you'd have to read twice if the epilogue didn't spell out its layered complexities."
King's first novel since Bag of Bones (1998) builds on the stylistic improvement begun with his splendidly well-writtenThe Green Mile (1996).Read full book review >

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CUJO by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1981

King goes non-supernatural this time—and the result, despite the usual padding, is a tighter, more effective horror novel. Read full book review >

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DOLORES CLAIBORNE by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 1992

"5 million first printing); but Dolores is a brilliantly realized character, and her struggles will hook readers inexorably."
As Jessie Burlingame lies handcuffed to her bed in Gerald's Game (p. 487), she recalls how, on the clay 30 years ago that her dad molested her, she had a vision of a woman—a murderer?—at a well King explains that vision here: Dolores Claiborne is the woman, and her story of how she killed her husband, and the consequences, proves a seductively suspenseful, if quieter, complement to Jessie's shriek-lest of a tale. Read full book review >

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IT by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1986

"The King of the Pulps smiles and shuffles as he punches out his vulgarian allegory, but he too often sounds bored, as if whipping himself on with his favorite Kirin beer for zip."
King's newest is a gargantuan summer sausage, at 1144 pages his largest yet, and is made of the same spiceless grindings as ever: banal characters spewing sawdust dialogue as they blunder about his dark butcher shop. Read full book review >

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THE EYES OF THE DRAGON by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 2, 1986

"Some of King's smoothest writing and slickest effects, with the usual supercosmic horror scaled down to reasonably familiar villainy—though the sales, one assumes, will be supercosmic."
Featuring 21 charming illustrations by David Palladini, this is an adventure fantasy for young adults—or very old prepubescents—and among King's most accomplished works (though readers who groan at King's unremitting vulgarity in his adult novels will again have a few quarrels to pick). Read full book review >