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Kit Reed

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Born
San Diego CA, The United States
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Graham Greene, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fizgerald, Evelyn Waugh and ...more

Member Since
September 2007


In WHERE, Kit Reed's new novel, the entire population of a small island vanishes overnight. Everybody on Kraven Island is gone. Even they don't know WHERE.
SON OF DESTRUCTION (2013) "tells the story of the "thin line between an organised society and raw nature", and presents a compelling account of people torn by clan loyalty and made desperate by love, hate and loneliness." --The Guardian
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Her 2013 "best-of" collection, THE STORY UNTIL NOW, A Great Big Book of Stories (Wesleyan University Press) a 2013 Shirley Jackson Award nominee, earned high praise in the Times Literary Supplement (UK), Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
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“Beginning to write, you discover what you have to write about.”
Kit Reed

“Did you ever get exactly what you want and find out it's not what you wanted at all?”
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“My novel is about the history of the world, told from the point of view of a column of stone.

(from "Wherein We Enter the Museum")”
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What would you like to read for a discussion opening May 1st? (Please only vote if you will follow-up if your choice wins.)

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
2014, 432 pages, 4.03 stars
Kindle $9.99, used print $4.50 and up

 
  5 votes, 31.3%

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett
1990, 430 pages, 4.26 stars
Kindle $6.83, used print $2.18 and up

 
  4 votes, 25.0%

Thinner Than Thou by Kit Reed
2005, 336 pages, 3.2 stars
$7.99 Kindle, super cheap used print

 
  2 votes, 12.5%

Mountain Man by Keith C. Blackmore
2012, 514 pages, 3.98 stars
Kindle $3.99, used print $14.18 and up

 
  1 vote, 6.3%

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
2011, 352 pages, 3.83 stars
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  1 vote, 6.3%

Our Dried Voices by Greg Hickey
2014, 234 pages, 3.5 stars
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  1 vote, 6.3%

Feed by M.T. Anderson
2004, 299 pages, 3.54 stars
Kindle $5.07, cheap print

 
  1 vote, 6.3%

Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan
2012, 352 pages, 3.64 stars
$9.99 Kindle, super cheap used print

 
  1 vote, 6.3%

Eruption by Adrienne Quintana
2015, 288 pages, 4.22 stars
$6.49 on kindle, used print $7.56 and up

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz
2013, 320 pages, 3.6 stars
$9.99 Kindle, super cheap used print

 
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Kit Daniel wrote: "
Hi Kit, I've added Thinner Than Thou, The Baby Merchant, Other Stories and the Attack of the Giant Baby, @expctations and your other book Dogs of Truth to my to-read list."


Daniel wrote: "
Hi Kit, I've added Thinner Than Thou, The Baby Merchant, Other Stories and the Attack of the Giant Baby, @expctations and your other book Dogs of Truth to my to-read list."


Boy, did I pick this up late! Four years late! There have been new books since then, two big ones coming up in the States this March, 2013; the novel is SON OF DESTRUCTION (UK 2012) from Severn House, the collection, THE STORY UNTIL NOW; A Great Big Book of Stories, from the Wesleyan Press. If you're still reading me, do look for them!


message 2: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Hi Kit,
Any admirer of Graham Greene's better stuff (Brightpn Rock, The Third Man, etc), and William Faulkner is fine by me. F. Scott Fitzgerald and Evelyn Waugh are more my better half's taste but no matter - I recently helped my daughter with a University paper on the relationship of Greene and Waugh at Baliol.
If you're familiar with the literary feud between Greene and George Orwell (now there's a literary hero!) you might be interested in my novel, THE LAST MAN OUT OF EUROPE. This reinterprets Orwell's 1984 as a noir thriller set in London and Vietnam, also owes something to THE GUIET AMERICAN and casts Greene as a villain in an alternative history. It's available on http://www.lulu.com/content/2557400 and the ISBN is ISBN 978-1-4092-0457-2.
Hopefully my sojourn into slef publsihing is coming to an end as I have a pucker publisher putting out ENEMY WITHIN in April. It's a retrospective crime thriller set during the 1094 miners strike. If you like James Ellroy, Jake Arnott and David Peace it may be up your street.
ROGER


Daniel
Hi Kit, I've added Thinner Than Thou, The Baby Merchant, Other Stories and the Attack of the Giant Baby, @expctations and your other book Dogs of Truth to my to-read list.


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