Search Results: "Tom De Haven"


BOOK REVIEW

DERBY DUGAN'S DEPRESSION FUNNIES by Tom De Haven
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 1996

"Not nearly as much fun as it promised to be, and should have been. (First printing of 25,000; $30,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A good-natured romp through the New York newspaper world of the 1930s, by the whimsical author of such unconventional comic fiction as Freaks' Amour (1979)—and a previous novel about the joys and sorrows of the cartoonist's life, Funny Papers (1985). Read full book review >

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IT’S SUPERMAN! by Tom De Haven
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Comic noir with a super-keen edge, in De Haven's best book yet."
The formative years of the Man of Steel, in a rib-tickling melodrama set in Depression-era America. Read full book review >

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DUGAN UNDER GROUND by Tom De Haven
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2001

"A shame, too, since Dugan Under Ground positively rattles with energy, invention, and roughhouse wit. It's chaotic—and quite wonderful."
The enigmatic life of a renegade cartoonist is and isn't revealed by the testimony of those who knew, loved, and hated him: a fascinating, frustrating partial sequel to De Haven's Funny Papers (1985) and Derby Dugan's Depression Funnies (1996). Read full book review >

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Released: July 26, 1991

"There's little intellectual depth here, then, but the exuberance, good humor, and technical skill make this an interesting and intelligent diversion."
De Haven continues his Chronicles of the King's Tramp series. Read full book review >

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HAVEN by John Peyton Cooke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 1996

A Seattle physician and her Chinese-American husband find out what evil lurks behind the neighborly facade of Haven, Idaho. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHAN'S TENT by Tom De Haven
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Bing's few black-and-white illustrations add a sense of menace to the story, an incredible and entertaining adventure that never falters in its realistic portrayal of young people, with all their flaws and strengths in focus. (Fiction. 12+)"
De Haven (for adults, Derby Dugan's Depression Funnies, p. 549, etc.) makes a quirky gang of New Jersey rock and rollers the unlikely heroes of this hilarious adventure. Read full book review >

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HAVEN by John R. Maxim
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Top-drawer entertainment with plenty of (some of it kinky) action that speeds the reader past the narrative's more improbable events. (First printing of 100,000)"
Maxim (The Shadow Box, 1996, etc.) offers a sturdy romantic thriller in which a couple of retired espionage agents realize that escaping their Cold War pasts may prove tougher than they reckoned. Read full book review >

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Haven by J.D.G. Perldeiner
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Creative anachronisms abound in this exciting tale of a post-apocalyptic future."
A future, medievalesque society in the remains of New England faces a new barbarism in this debut sci-fi novel. Read full book review >

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HAVEN by Kay Hooper
Released: July 31, 2012

"A paranormal thriller that's sure to please both Hooper's fans and those who like the genre."
Hooper's latest in her Bishop/Special Crimes Unit series (Blood Ties, 2010, etc.) takes readers to a small North Carolina mountain town with the operatives of Haven. Read full book review >

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HAVEN by Kristi Cook
FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"A final sweeping fight scene provides needed resolutions while opening the door for a sequel. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
What begins as a magic-school story turns into yet another star-crossed romance between vampire and hunter. Read full book review >

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TOM by Daniel Torres
by Daniel Torres, translated by Julie Simmons-Lynch, illustrated by Daniel Torres
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Then again, this book is supposed to be about art, so maybe the words don't matter. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Torres's first book is a big tribute to New York City and a little satire about the superficiality of the public's taste in art, wrapped in a story about a dinosaur. Read full book review >