Search Results: "The Best Horror of the Year"


BOOK REVIEW

LADY CATHERINE, THE EARL, AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY by The Countess of Carnarvon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Gossipy and fun, with a good history lesson—sure to delight Downton Abbey fans."
A second sprightly memoir by a real English countess (after her Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey) delineates her forebear's heyday from the Roaring '20s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR by Stephen Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"As ever, the finest horror collection going, with no leaning on hackwork."
Horrormeister Jones defends his collections against Internet carpings that he favors British writers in his horror annual. While two thirds of the present one is British, that's not the usual balance. And much British material was first published in the US, while other stuff was taken from e-books and small press publications. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEST MURDER OF THE YEAR by Jon P. Bloch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2002

"Are more droll adventures on the horizon for Rick Domino?"
It's Oscar night, and catty entertainment reporter Rick Domino is so busy watching pretty-boy actor Shane Kirk that he barely remembers to chat up the celebrities, let alone dish their outfits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR 7 by Stephen Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"If you think all horror is hackwork, try this."
The best single horror collection of the year features 26 pieces of short fiction by top writers, as well as a superb review of the year's output in horror writing in the English-speaking world by editor Jones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR 8 by Stephen Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Outstandingly well-told stories, a kind of subterranean mainstream art, that linger on your brain like Government Inspected Meat stamps."
Eighth in the impressive Best New Horror anthologies and again an outstanding collection, not to be missed by connoisseurs of chopped fingers and chilled blood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR 9 by Stephen Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Enough delectable storytelling to raise the dead for a nightcap of print."
Jones again shows that horror can be as richly felt and well-written as mainstream fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2002

"An excellent job of synthesizing the many voices made available through the newspaper to form a coherent and forceful narrative. (16 pp. b&w insert, not seen)"
The planes came out of the blue, but their intentions were long in the making as New York Times reporter Bernstein (Dictatorship of Virtue, 1994, etc.) explicates in this taut narrative of the events, personalities, and circumstances surrounding the attacks of September 11, 2001. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"The legions of readers of America will know exactly what they're in for—and readers of whatever stripe, save those who are fans of McDonald's and Satan, are likely to enjoy this one."
A goofy guide to our planet, with literate ironist Stewart (America: The Book, 2004) at the helm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 18, 2006

"Admirers of Pelevin's fiction should attempt it. But it's too much of a maze—and there's nothing to show the way out."
The classical myth is reinterpreted with black-comic brio in this odd new novel from the internationally acclaimed Russian author (The Life of Insects, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Indispensable."
From 1995, another bumper crop of 35 stories, 11 poems, and the usual nonfiction roundups (``Summation 1995: Fantasy''; ``Summation 1995: Horror''; ``Horror and Fantasy in the Media: 1995''; and ``Obituaries''—none seen). Read full book review >