Search Results: "Whitley Strieber"


BOOK REVIEW

UNHOLY FIRE by Whitley Strieber
Released: March 13, 1992

"Any novel of demonic possession must bear comparison to The Exorcist—and Strieber's holds its own, with brilliantly realized characters, fascinating Church intrigue, and plenty of prose- dazzle, if not quite the shock and slam that made the Blatty so unforgettable."
Of all the predators that have stalked Strieber's bestselling horror (Billy, Communion, etc.), none match for sheer exuberant evil the dark star of this resonant novel—a rip-roaring, fire- snorting demon infesting the soul of a Greenwich Village priest. Read full book review >

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THE FORBIDDEN ZONE by Whitley Strieber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 1993

"Genuinely scary, with plenty of scattered body parts for gorehounds—but subtle it is not, and the Providence recluse was scarier still, by saying less and implying far more."
Strieber's horror novels often rework classic occult themes (Unholy Fire: possession; The Hunger: vampirism, etc). Read full book review >

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MELODY BURNING by Whitley Strieber
FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Too many sour notes in this melody. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A ham-handed contemporary Phantom of the Opera that features a teen pop sensation and an agoraphobic boy by the adult author of The Wolfen (1978). Read full book review >

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THE LAST VAMPIRE by Whitley Strieber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Bloodkisses suprême. A deliriously meaty cultural anthropology, sickening and delicious. Guzzle a real drink, Anne Rice. Calling Catherine Deneuve!"
Stephen King's Salem's Lot (1976) or Anne Rice's whole sick crew were the last word in vampirism? Not so. Strieber's The Hunger (1981) carried the cultural anthropology of vampires to a shrewd new level by accenting the medical readout on the undead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Having fallen victim, perhaps, to millennial madness, Strieber believes himself on a mission to save the world."
Strieber's ongoing narrative of his encounters with some form of higher intelligence—whether through actual visitations by aliens or a kind of altered consciousness—here becomes an increasingly incredible fable of time travel, prophecy, and visions of God. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"Embellished, hyper-imaginative entertainment or a snapshot of the future? Readers will have to decide."
The author allegedly abducted by aliens in 1985 returns to further his case in this "true sequel." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OMEGA POINT by Whitley Strieber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"An incoherent mess."
As civilization collapses, a group hiding in a mental institution holds the keys to the future, in the latest from Strieber (2012, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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LILITH’S DREAM by Whitley Strieber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Stop!"
Strieber's vampire series, begun with 1981's The Hunger, meets a serious obstacle: tiredness. Read full book review >

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BREAKTHROUGH by Whitley Strieber
NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 1995

"Still, if you can stomach the spiritual coating, Strieber's purported proof of alien visitors will at least give you serious pause."
If you thought Ezekiel's vision of the valley of dry bones was strange, it's nothing compared to what Strieber relates of his latest encounters with alien ``visitors.'' Strieber, too, has visions of the renewal of humanity, its elevation to a higher level of consciousness, mediated by the aliens who have been appearing to him regularly since 1985. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUPER NATURAL by Jeffrey J. Kripal
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A thought-provoking, intelligent reconceptualization of supernatural events."
A religious historian and a popular fiction writer and mystic collaborate to adopt unexplained phenomena into the realm of natural occurrences. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT CHARTER by David Whitley
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Surprisingly sophisticated upper-middle-grade fare, with enough meat to satisfy older readers as well. (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
Newcomer Whitley crafts a dystopic novel that reads like fantasy rather than science fiction, refreshing in its classic approach. Read full book review >