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Pheasants, Partridges, and Grouse: A Guide to the Pheasants, Partridges, Quails, Grouse, Guineafowl, Buttonquails, and Sandgrouse of the World
Steve Madge
0691089086
January 2002
Hardcover
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Paul A. Johnsgard, Birding
A labor of love . . . [this book] lets one appreciate the great beauty of these birds.

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Paul A. Johnsgard Birding : A labor of love . . . [this book] lets one appreciate the great beauty of these birds.

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Man with the Barbed-Wire Fists
Norman Partridge
1892389118
May 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Though Partridge (The Ten-Ounce Siesta) writes with energy and style, only rarely does this collection drawn from the past 11 years rise above mediocrity. Yet the book may be worth buying for a single story, "Coyotes," which stands apart from the other 24 like a fine diamond mounted in a rhinestone necklace. From the first line, it captures the perfect narrative attitude to unveil the fate befalling Mexican illegals unfortunate enough to pass through one Southwest border town. Like many a horror classic, the ending is as surprising as it is inevitable, as darkly funny as it is chilling. Deserving of an honorable mention is "Last Kiss," where the unremarkable tone of the teenage narrator contrasts eerily to the ghastly mounting truth about him and his destiny. The rest of the collection mostly weaves through...


Slipping into Darkness
Norman Partridge
0821751891
Apr 2006
Paperback
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It Came from the Drive-In
Norman Partridge (Editor)
0743493168
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Not since "Mystery Science Theater 3000" have the silly delights of '50s and '60s B movies been celebrated with as much affection and wry wit as they are in this assortment of 18 genre spoofs that range from horror to sci-fi to teen biker to western. Check out these titles: "The Yellers of Their Eyes," "The Thing from Lover's Lane," "The Blood on Satan's Harley," "I Was a Teenage Boycrazy Blob." I especially appreciate how surreal most of the stories are: the authors have taken their memories of those movies experienced through squawky outdoor speakers and fogged windshields, and warped them into a new dimension where wicked satire creates monsters even funnier than the originals. Two of these tales were nominated for a 1997 Bram Stoker Award--Robert Devereaux's...


Mr. Fox and Other Feral Tales: A Collection, a Recollection, a Writer's Handbook
Norman Partridge
1596060328
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
First published in a limited edition in 1992, Partridge's Stoker-winning debut horror collection is something of a legend. This new incarnation includes the original seven stories, 11 more early tales and extensive authorial commentary in between selections. Partridge's later, more accomplished style can be seen developing, but even when dependent on a plot twist ("Save the Last Dance for Me") or an O. Henry ending ("The Baddest Son of a Bitch in Town"), these tales remain solid and entertaining. Others, like "Stackalee," still stand on their own merits but have been overshadowed by later work. Partridge's reminiscences and advice to writers are honest, measured and insightful. In a genre overburdened with self-serving advice, Partridge—a respected professional, despite relatively modest...


Spyder
Norman Partridge
1892284073
October 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
A vampiric tale of James Dean's secret of success.


Wicked Prayer
Norman Partridge
0061073490
November 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The Eternal OneAt our human limits, when we've gone as far as flesh and imagination can take us, we meet the Eternal One.The CrowImmemorially old and inconsolable , he is there only for those who seek both revenge and love, and are willing to go all the way-and beyond.Wicked Prayer

On a coal-black night, on a desolate stretch of Arizona highway, two last-chance lovers die badly.In these, the final, cruelest moments of his earthly existence, Dan Cody watches as the lifeblood of his lady is sucked down by the thirsty desert sands. In an instant , his heart and his redemption have been blown away by a postmodern witch and her sadistic goth-giant companion on their gor-soaked joyride to immortality.But even as one life ends in pain and anguish for Dan Cody, another begins . He is about to join those chosen to walk...



Book Unbound: Editing and Reading Medieval Manuscripts and Texts
Sibn Echard (Editor)
0802087566
June 2003
Hardcover
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Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in English
Victor Watson (Editor)
0521550645
August 2001
Hardcover
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