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Ghosts and Grisly Things
Ramsey Campbell
0312867573
Oct 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Although he has devoted most of the past decade to novel-length works of dark fantasy and suspense (Silent Children, Forecasts, June 26, etc.), Campbell's short stories continue to shape and expand the vocabulary of horror fiction. This collection of 20 talesDhis first full-length compilation since the World Fantasy Award-winning Alone with the Horrors (1993)Druns the gamut from psychological to physical horror, and conjures nightmares from the most unlikely raw material. In "Going Under," an inconsiderate cell-phone user on a charity walk is engulfed by the sea of participants that his self-important antics annoy. One of the most original vampire stories in recent years, "The Dead Must Die," presents a religious fanatic convinced that family members who don't subscribe to his fundamentalist beliefs are undead...


Dennis Rodman: I Should Be Dead
Dennis Rodman
1596700165
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Whether it was helping Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls win three-straight NBA titles in the 1990's or showing up to a book signing in dress and full makeup, Dennis Rodman has always distinguished himself as one of the great and most polarizing personalities in the sports world. Thecontroversial and flamboyant former basketball star, who recently had a tryout with the Denver Nuggets and has played with the Long Beach Jam of the ABA in hopes of getting another shot at the National Basketball Association, is back in the national spotlight once again with I Should Be Dead By Now.

About the Author
Dennis Rodman is a seven-time NBA rebounding champion. The 44-year-old now makes his home in Huntington Beach, California, where he lives with his wife and two children. He has...


Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace 1951-1952
Hank Ketcham
1560976802
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Before there was Bart Simpson or Crayon Shinchan or Eric Cartman, there was Dennis the Menace, the five-year-old icon of childhood mischief. In this chronological collection of the long-running single panel strip, we see Dennis's skills with mud puddles, firecrackers, frogs and general mayhem developing at a splendid pace. Dennis the Menace stands out for both its chronicling of Baby Boom–generation society, and its highly sophisticated humor. Ketcham's grace and economy of both art and punch line are superb, telling a complete story with a single line of dialogue. For instance, in one panel, Dennis's long-suffering parents sit in a friend's parlor as she calls up the stairs. "Bobby, you don't have to hide any more! They didn't bring Dennis! Bobby, can you hear Mother?" As the strips in this...


Gathering the Bones
Jack Dann
0765301784
Aug 2003
Hardcover
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Sailing Alone Around the World (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Joshua Slocum
1593083033
September 2005
Paperback
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Gathering the Bones
Dennis Etchison
0765301792
Aug 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
English is the common language and horror the dialect in this melting pot anthology of 34 new stories drawn about equally from each editor's country of residence: the U.S., Great Britain and Australia. Mixing contributions from seasoned pros with the work of newcomers and showcasing approaches that vary from graphic realism to surrealistic nightmare and cross-genre splices, the contents resist pigeonholing and fulfill the editors' ambition to portray horror as "a field whose boundaries are no longer rigidly defined and where literary values coexist with the leading edge of popular culture." Steve Nagy leads off with "The Hanged Man of Oz," a creepy riff on The Wizard of Oz that subversively sets the "we're not in Kansas any more" tone for selections that follow. Kim Newman excels with "The Intervention," a...


Bad as I Wanna Be
Dennis Rodman
0440222664
June 1997
Mass Market Paperback
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From Booklist
"Everything I do is about confidence. After years of struggling with my identity . . . I've become totally confident about being who I am. I can go out to a salon and have my nails painted pink, and then go out and play in the NBA, on national television, with pink nails." There is only one basketball player in history who could make that statement--Dennis Rodman. His much ballyhooed memoir sets out to shock and certainly will succeed, much in the manner of Rodman's pal and fellow author Howard Stern, whose books apparently provided the model for the boldface-smeared typography used here. Still, there is more to this book than shock effect. After adjusting to the profanity, the explicit descriptions of sex with Madonna and others, the revelations about cross-dressing and bisexuality, and the attacks on fellow players...


Silent Children
Ramsey Campbell
0812568729
Nov 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Over the past 30 years, Campbell (The Last Voice They Hear) has perfected a story style distinctive for its stifling atmosphere of dread and oblique approach to horror. Applying it here to the shocking theme of a serial child-killer, he has crafted a nail-biting psychological thriller, his best in nearly a decade. The tale begins on a high note of menace when Leslie Ames and her adolescent son, Ian, move back to the house they had vacated upon the discovery that builder Hector Woollie had stashed the corpse of a young girl beneath its floor. The sense of impending terror only intensifies. Distrusted by the locals and hounded by the tabloids, Leslie and Ian nevertheless let a room to American horror-writer Jack Lamb. Jack quickly befriends Ian and beds Leslie, but says nothing of his secret, shameful tie to...


The Museum of Horrors
Dennis Etchison
0843949287
Oct 2001
Hardcover
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Ojibwa Warrior: Dennis Banks and the Rise of the American Indian Movement
Dennis Banks
080613691X
March 2005
Textbook Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A compelling account of one of the most influential Indian leaders in the United States, this autobiography describes how Banks was taken from his family as a young child and placed into a government boarding school by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in an attempt to "acculturate" him. Nine years later, he returned to the Ojibwa "rez" only to find that he had forgotten his native Anishinabe language and many of his culture’s traditions. "My teachers … had made me into an ‘apple’—red outside but white inside." Nonetheless, Banks stayed for two years, reconnecting with family and relearning skills like rabbit trapping, before he joined the Air Force in search of "three meals and warm place to sleep." When he returned from his tour in Japan in the late 1950s, he re-experienced the...


The Death Artist
Dennis Etchison
0843949678
Feb 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
HThis collection of a dozen short stories explores the disturbingDand usually urban, Southern CalifornianDterrain of what really scares us: not serial killers and vampires, but loss of identity, the inability to cope with loss, the haunting turns life can take, loneliness, manipulation, the thin line between sanity and whatever lies beyond. In sparse, subtle prose, Etchison (The Dark Country, etc.) spins these tales efficiently, surrealisticallyDand concludes them the moment just before things get truly frightening. In one story, "When They Gave Us Memory," an actor, caught in the perfection of his role, discovers the importance of memory. In "The Detailer," a happy soul discovers the depths of human depravity while cleaning a car. In "The Dead Cop," a confused man and his wife try hazily to cope with sorrow and...


A Drink Before the War
Dennis Lehane
0380726238
July 1996
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Lehane's assured debut avoids several common first-mystery flaws before stalling on a less ordinary one. Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, two young, smart-mouthed Boston PIs, are hired by a trio of prominent macho politicians to find a State House cleaning woman who may have purloined some important "documents." The pair quickly learns that Jenna Angeline has no documents. She does have a son and a husband who lead rival black street gangs, an angry sister and a photo of one of the pols with her husband in a hotel room. While helping Patrick, Jenna is gunned down in a hail of Uzi fire; gang war is quickly declared, and the two detectives aim for a plan that will avenge the innocent and punish the guilty. Lehane leaps right into the action; more gradually, we learn about Pat's abusive father, Angie's abusive...


The Museum of Horrors
Dennis Etchison
0843950773
June 2003
Paperback
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Gone, Baby, Gone
Dennis Lehane
0380730359
April 1999
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Cheese Olamon, "a six-foot-two, four-hundred-and-thirty-pound yellow-haired Scandinavian who'd somehow arrived at the misconception he was black," is telling his old grammar school friends Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro why they have to convince another mutual chum, the gun dealer Bubba Rugowski, that Cheese didn't try to have him killed. "You let Bubba know I'm clean when it comes to what happened to him. You want me alive. Okay? Without me, that girl will be gone. Gone-gone. You understand? Gone, baby, gone." Of all the chilling, completely credible scenes of sadness, destruction, and betrayal in Dennis Lehane's fourth and very possibly best book about Kenzie and Gennaro, this moment stands out because it captures in a few pages the essence of Lehane's success.

Private detectives Kenzie and Gennaro, who live in the...



Sleeping with Bread
Dennis Linn
0809135795
January 1995
Paperback
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The Priest
This book tells the reader to slow down and listen to that which our spirit has already taken notice of.

Book Description
If you were to join us in either of our homes at the end of almost any evening, or if you were to attend one of our retreats, we would invite you to do with us the process described in these pages. This book is about asking ourselves two questions: For what am I most grateful? For what am I least grateful? These questions help us identify moments of consolation and desolation. We call this process the examen. "We have given retreats in over forty countries,and we find that regardless of culture or age group, this simple process is the most helpful way for people to hear the voice of God guiding them from within. For example, should people bring us many questions...


Unrealized Dreams
Richard Matheson
1887368744
Nov 2005
(Hardcover) - Limited Ed.
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Book Description
UNREALIZED DREAMS is three screenplays by Richard Matheson which he is quite fond of but were not produced for a variety of reasons. The first script is the sequel to The Incredible Shrinking Man. The second script (a first draft with handwritten changes on each page), Appointment in Zahrain, was expressly written for Clark Gable. The actor became ill on the set of the film he was working on prior to Zahrain and soon passed away. The third script has all of the actors from Matheson's acclaimed Comedy of Terrors returning to play other parts in another horror/comedy. As Matheson mentions in his introduction to UNREALIZED DREAMS, after he completed the script, the actors began passing away one by one, with Vincent Price being the last. The book will be edited by Dennis Etchison. Etchison's short stories have...


Shutter Island
Dennis Lehane
038073186X
April 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Know this: Lehane's new novel, his first since the highly praised and bestselling Mystic River, carries an ending so shocking yet so faithful to what has come before, that it will go down as one of the most aesthetically right resolutions ever written. But as anyone who has read him knows, Lehane, despite his mastery of the mechanics of suspense, is about much more than twists; here, he's in pursuit of the nature of self-knowledge and self-deception, and the ways in which both can be warped by violence and evil. In summer 1954, two U.S. marshals, protagonist Teddy Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule, arrive on Shutter Island, not far from Boston, to investigate the disappearance of patient Rachel Solando from the prison/hospital for the criminally insane that dominates the island. The marshals' digging gets...


The Dark Country
Dennis Etchison
1930235046
Mar 2002
Paperback
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The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas
Jerry Dennis
0312331037
June 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In his newest book, Dennis (From a Wooden Canoe) offers an engrossing description of being a crew member on the schooner Malabar on a six-week trip through the waters of Lakes Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior. Capt. Hajo Knuttel and other crew members such as Tim, the ship's creative cook, spring to life in this modern adventure tale. Dennis weaves anecdotes from his childhood, such as a family-fishing trip on Lake Michigan, together with informed commentary on the natural history of the lakes and the people who live there as well as evocative descriptions of the enchanting view of the forests along Lake Superior from the schooner. His narrative is a continual reminder of the dangers inherent in navigating the waters of these magnificent lakes as he details their current condition; he explains that in...

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