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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BOOK REVIEW

STEPHEN KING'S DANSE MACABRE by Stephen King
Released: April 20, 1981

"King-fiction readership."
An informal overview of where the horror genre has been over the last thirty years"—by its most financially successful practitioner. Read full book review >

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CELL by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 24, 2006

"The revenge of a cellphone-hater."
King's apocalyptic cautionary tale suggests that cellular communication could be as pernicious as it is pervasive. Read full book review >

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HEARTS IN ATLANTIS by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 1999

"His masterpiece."
King's fat new work impressively follows his general literary upgrading begun with Bag of Bones (1998) and settles readers onto the seabottom of one of his most satisfying ideas ever. Read full book review >

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DUMA KEY by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Edgar's own story in the present is more compelling than the revelations of the key's past, and the novel might have been twice as powerful if it had been cut by a third, but King fans will find it engrossing."
The prolific master of psycho-horror returns to the mysteries of the creative process, a subject that has inspired some of his most haunting work. Read full book review >

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THE STAND by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 3, 1978

"Some King fans will be put off by the pretensions here; most will embrace them along with the earthier chilis."
Striking a far less hysterical tone than in The Shining, King has written his most sweeping horror novel in The Stand, though it may lack the spinal jingles of Salem's Lot. Read full book review >