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Greg Iles

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Greg Iles is a novelist who lives in Mississippi. He has published seventeen novels and one novella, spanning a variety of genres.
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Koko
Peter Straub - 2009-07-14 (first published in 1988)
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Bestselling author Peter Straub's Koko is a gripping psychological thriller in which horror and paranoia are indistinguishable from reality.Koko. Only four men knew what it meant. Now they must stop it. They were Vietnam vets-a doctor, a lawyer, a working stiff, and a writer. Very different from each other, they are nonetheless linked by a shared h...
Greg Iles
2022-09-06T19:04:33.000Z
You probably know Peter Straub from his collaboration with Steve, or from his "Ghost Story," but he wrote many excellent books--some of the best I've ever read. Try Koko, The Throat, Mystery etc. You won't regret it.      source
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John Prine Beyond Words
John Prine - 2017-06-02
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The first official book from award-winning songwriter, John Prine. In this book, John Prine curates a selection of his best loved songs. Included are lyrics, guitar chords, commentary from John and over 100 photographs - may never before published - from his personal collection. John Prine has written songs that have become central to the American ...
Greg Iles
2019-03-24T00:00:00.000Z
Great song lyrics are as valid a part of American literature as any novel. Read this songbook and you'll understand why one U.S. poet laureate said of John Prine: "He did a better job of holding up the mirror of art to the '60s and '70s than any of our official literary poets."      source
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Different Seasons
Four Novellas (No Series)
Stephen King - 2016-03-29 (first published in 1982)
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A “hypnotic” (The New York Times Book Review) collection of four novellas from Stephen King bound together by the changing of seasons, each taking on the theme of a journey with strikingly different tones and characters.“The wondrous readability of his work, as well as the instant sense of communication with his characters, are what make Stephen Ki...
Greg Iles
2019-03-24T00:00:00.000Z
King's ability to reincarnate our childhood experiences remains unmatched, and without apparent effort he drops us into the shoes of an unjustly convicted prisoner. Like all great illusionists, King makes magic look easy; it's not.      source
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A Woman in Berlin
Eight Weeks in the Conquered City
Anonymous - 2006-07-11 (first published in 1953)
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A New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceFor eight weeks in 1945, as Berlin fell to the Russian army, a young woman kept a daily record of life in her apartment building and among its residents. The anonymous author depicts her fellow Berliners in all their humanity, as well as their cravenness, corrupted first by hunger and then by the Russians...
Greg Iles
2019-03-24T00:00:00.000Z
Written by a female journalist living in Red Army–occupied Berlin and rediscovered and republished anonymously years later, this diary remains one of history's most harrowing documents of human depravity. The author's frank description of all she did to survive will take your breath away — and make you understand how lucky you are if you've been untouched by war.      source
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Presumed Innocent
Scott Turow - 1999-07-01 (first published in 1986)
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Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades. Presumed Innocent brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all crimes. It's the stunning portrayal of one man's all-too-human, all-consuming fatal attraction for a passionate woman who is not his wife, and the story of h...
Greg Iles
2019-03-24T00:00:00.000Z
No one has done first-person-present narration better. From the first line to the last, Turow guides us through the maze of a marriage on the rocks, all the while concealing the killer standing right in front of us.      source
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The Silence of the Lambs
Thomas Harris - 1991-02-15 (first published in 1988)
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Hannibal Lecter. The ultimate villain of modern fiction. Read the five-million-copy bestseller that scared the world silent. The Silence of the Lambs. A young FBI trainee. An evil genius locked away for unspeakable crimes. A plunge into the darkest chambers of a psychopath's mind--in the deadly search for a serial killer. - back cover...
Greg Iles
2019-03-24T00:00:00.000Z
Lambs proves "genre" authors can be every bit as observant and insightful as literary giants... Try it sometime. Harris knows of what he writes, at every level.      source
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All the King's Men
Robert Penn Warren - 1961-10-01 (first published in 1946)
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More than just a classic political novel, Warren’s tale of power and corruption in the Depression-era South is a sustained meditation on the unforeseen consequences of every human act, the vexing connectedness of all people and the possibility—it’s not much of one—of goodness in a sinful world. Willie Stark, Warren’s lightly disguised version of Hu...
Greg Iles
2019-03-24T00:00:00.000Z
A political novel written by a poet whose pitiless insight into human fallibility penetrates MRI-deep. Inspired by the surreal saga of Louisiana politician Huey Long, All the King's Men is more relevant today than the year it was written. Some passages are as fine as any in American literature.      source
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