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Eyes of Prey (Autographed)
Barry Hoffman
1887368183
September 1998
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Marred by a choppy style, poor sequencing, numerous syntactical errors, annoying repetition and rambling scenes, the self-published sequel to Hungry Eyes (and the second in what threatens to become a tetralogy) focuses on Philadelphia crime victim Lysette Ormandy, who becomes a violent vigilante as she strikes back at the man who has killed her family. Known as the Nightwatcher, Lysette becomes the inspiration for a citizens' coalition to take action against crime. Reporter Deidre Caffrey draws Lysette out, while Shara Farris, an abuse victim who loves to punish bad guys, identifies her in a strip club and persuades her to turn herself in. At the same time, two cops are on her trail: Nina Rios, who wants to be accepted by the boys, and Lamar Briggs, an African American haunted by the memory of his daughter's...


Fine Art of Advertising: Irreverent, Irrepressible, Irresistibly Ironic
Barry Hoffman
1584792221
April 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Two great traditions--fine art and American advertising--intersect, interact, and explode off the page as ad man Barry Hoffman examines the twentieth century's appropriation of highbrow art to sell us the products we love. Filled with vibrant ads that playfully use art-history icons--such as da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Michelangelo's David, Botticelli's Venus, and Warhol's soup cans--as well as rarely seen commissioned art from masters such as Willem de Kooning, Jacob Lawrence, and Rene Magritte, Hoffman shows how the boundaries between fine art and advertising have disappeared. In fact, today's cutting-edge artists, such as Damien Hirst, Barbara Kruger, and Jeff Koons, are all part of the ad game. Seasoning each provocative chapter ("The High Art of Class Lust," "Pop Goes the Easel," "The Greatest Degeneration") with wry...


Judas Eyes
Barry Hoffman
1887368450
April 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In his series of Philadelphia-based suspense thrillers, Hoffman (Born Bad, etc.) has portrayed sexual abuse, racial discrimination, inner-city crime and other social ills as arcs in a vicious circle of victimization and revenge. This new novel is his first to stray into the realm of supernatural horror, and the detour muddles its study of the psychological trauma of rape. Shara Farris, the vigilante heroine of Hungry Eyes, returns as a street-smart bounty hunter who first helps acquit innocent police detective Lamar Briggs of the murder of a serial rapist, then teams up with him to hunt Mica Swann, a professional dominatrix on a monthly murder spree that leaves a trail of male victims all slaughtered in mid-rape from Atlanta to Pennsylvania. Shara tracks her quarry by identifying with them, and her unique psychic...


Hungry Eyes
Barry Hoffman
0843944498
Nov 1998
Paperback
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From Booklist
This first novel by the editor of Gauntlet, a magazine devoted to fighting censorship, takes its time letting the audience in on its real story, but readers with patience will be amply rewarded. Hungry Eyes seems, at first, to be a fairly traditional story about the hunt for a serial killer. But it gradually becomes a two-character drama, a battle of wits between the killer and Deidre Caffrey, a former newspaper reporter now working for the mayor's office. Deidre soon learns (or thinks she learns) the killer's identity. But instead of telling the police, she conducts her own investigation, using information she discovers in a series of newspaper articles. The novel is ultimately the story not of a serial killer but of a reporter who must answer one of the toughest questions: Where does journalistic privilege...


Book of Jonah
Barry Hoffman (Illustrator)
0965479927
October 1996
Paperback
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Eyes of Prey
Barry Hoffman
0843945672
Aug 1999
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Marred by a choppy style, poor sequencing, numerous syntactical errors, annoying repetition and rambling scenes, the self-published sequel to Hungry Eyes (and the second in what threatens to become a tetralogy) focuses on Philadelphia crime victim Lysette Ormandy, who becomes a violent vigilante as she strikes back at the man who has killed her family. Known as the Nightwatcher, Lysette becomes the inspiration for a citizens' coalition to take action against crime. Reporter Deidre Caffrey draws Lysette out, while Shara Farris, an abuse victim who loves to punish bad guys, identifies her in a strip club and persuades her to turn herself in. At the same time, two cops are on her trail: Nina Rios, who wants to be accepted by the boys, and Lamar Briggs, an African American haunted by the memory of his daughter's...


The Elfowl Saga: Part I: The Emissary to Draca Maldinor
Barry J. Hoffman
0595253369
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Joshua Waters had always vicariously enjoyed the adventures of others from the comfort of his reading chair until an intriguing new neighbor asked him for a simple favor involving a family matter. Unprepared both physically and psychologically, Joshua is plunged into a world which resembles a medieval version of his own world; a place where he believes he can safely experience just a little real adventure. Dealing with a task which has been grossly misrepresented, he finds himself trapped in a land where the acquisition of vital skills and powerful new friends and allies may still prove insufficient to offset the daunting challenges from both the environment and murderous enemies on all sides.

About the Author
Barry Hoffman formerly specialized in developing training programs....


The Elfowl Saga: Part II: Scattered by the Winds
Barry J. Hoffman
0595253679
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
The Elfowl Family, rulers of Draca Maldinor, must confront a challenge far beyond the resources available to them. Tenuously reunited, but indecisive as to what course of action to follow, they must face a fierce attack from their ancient enemies. This time, empowered by a strangely heightened level of hatred, their implacable foes have altered the historical equation by entering into an alliance with savage creatures who scarcely qualify as human.

About the Author
Barry Hoffman formerly specialized in establishing training programs. He has a Master of Fine Arts from California State University, Sacramento and is especially interested in the development of myth in literature. Mr. Hoffman currently resides in California's gold country where he pursues his dual interests of...


Judas Eyes
Barry Hoffman
0843949562
Jan 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In his series of Philadelphia-based suspense thrillers, Hoffman (Born Bad, etc.) has portrayed sexual abuse, racial discrimination, inner-city crime and other social ills as arcs in a vicious circle of victimization and revenge. This new novel is his first to stray into the realm of supernatural horror, and the detour muddles its study of the psychological trauma of rape. Shara Farris, the vigilante heroine of Hungry Eyes, returns as a street-smart bounty hunter who first helps acquit innocent police detective Lamar Briggs of the murder of a serial rapist, then teams up with him to hunt Mica Swann, a professional dominatrix on a monthly murder spree that leaves a trail of male victims all slaughtered in mid-rape from Atlanta to Pennsylvania. Shara tracks her quarry by identifying with them, and her unique psychic...


The Elfowl Saga: Part III: The Stones of Gralich
Barry J. Hoffman
0595253695
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
The ruling family scatters, reverting to their old ways. Dragging close associates with them, they drain the resources of the realm in search of personal objectives. Exploring distant lands they stumble upon a coastal kingdom and run headlong into formidable obstacles. The only road home passes through a desperate foreign war and the malignant devices of its perpetrators.

About the Author
Barry Hoffman formerly specialized in establishing training programs. He has a Master of Fine Arts from California State University, Sacramento and is especially interested in the development of myth in literature. Mr. Hoffman currently resides in California's gold country where he pursues his dual interests of writing and sculpting.


Gauntlet Exploring the Limits of Free Expression, Black Racim
Barry Hoffman
0962965952
Dec 1993
Paperback
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Love Harts
Barry Hoffman
1887368892
May 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
LOVE HURTS, Barry Hoffman's second short story collection, treads the gray area between good and evil... Love Hurts - The kidnapped victim becomes a bit too attached with her capturer None of My Concern - An urban jungle tale based on the brutalization of Kitty Genovese Second Chance - Community service can be a bitch Law of the Jungle - An advocate for the homeless carries with her a deadly secret Too Late - Kicking cancer comes with a price King of the Hill - A Shanicha Wilkins (from BORN BAD) prequel; she was bad even at age 5 Spare Parts - Soldiers fight a war in which there are no casualties Tradepaperback copies bought through Gauntlet will be signed by Barry Hoffman.

From the Author
From the Introduction by Barry Hoffman: "Most of the stories I pen are written...


Born Bad
Barry Hoffman
1881475999
Mar 2000
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A plot unfocused by underdeveloped characters makes a shaky vehicle for the sincere social concerns of Hoffman's latest crime thriller (after Eyes of Prey). When three co-eds from Philadelphia's Penn campus die apparently by their own hands, everyone is willing to write them off as suicides except hard-nosed homicide detective Ariel Dampier and campus cop Lucius Jackson, who is Ariel's ex-husband and on-again, off-again love interest. The reader discovers early on that two of the deaths are the handiwork of Shanicha Wilkins, a crack baby who has grown up without a trace of conscience and who gets her kicks craftily manipulating the vulnerable--in this instance, members of a confidential date-rape therapy group--to acts of violence and self-destruction. The other fatality bears the imprint of an anonymous...


The Arthur Miller Audio Collection
Arthur Miller
0060501782
February 2002
Compact Disc
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From AudioFile
DEATH OF A SALESMAN (1949) succeeded as a brilliant modern tragedy that, in recent productions starring Dustin Hoffman and Brian Dennehy, has shown that it still commands the stage. Traveling salesman Willy Loman is on the verge of a nervous breakdown, eaten up with guilt and shame over his failures as provider and father. As he struggles with the present and flashes back to the past, we witness his desperate journey toward redemption. This simple, powerful production of 1965 reunites the original Willy, Lee J. Cobb, with Linda Loman, Mildred Dunnock, and features a young Hoffman. Confidently directed for audio by Broadway veteran Ulu Grosbard, the recording benefits from Miller's years of writing radio plays; it is easily followed. The action in THE CRUCIBLE is not nearly as clear. In fact, this 1972 production has...


Patent Litigation Strategies Handbook
Barry L. Grossman (Editor)
1570181977
June 2000
Hardcover
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