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Barry Lyga

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Barry Lyga is a recovering comic book geek. According to Kirkus, he's also a "YA rebel-author." Somehow, the two just don't seem to go together to him.

When he was a kid, everyone told him that comic books were garbage and would rot his brain, but he had the last laugh. Raised on a steady diet of comics, he worked in the comic book industry for ten years, but now writes full-time because, well, wouldn't you?

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy & Goth Girl is his first novel. Unsoul'd is his latest. There are a whole bunch in between, featuring everything from the aftermath of child abuse to pre-teens with superpowers to serial killers. He clearly does not know how to stick to one subject.

So, back when I blogged about my 2017, I mentioned a couple of mystery projects. The first one is a collaboration with my wife, Morgan Baden, about which I will have more to say at a later date.

Today, though, I am happy to pull back the curtain on the second mystery project:

Thanos cover

Yep, that’s Big Purple himself, Thanos. The Mad Titan. And yours truly has written (and is at this very moment playing...

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"The Flash: Johnny Quick inicia exatamente onde o primeiro volume da trilogia de Barry Lyga, The Flash: Hocus Pocus, termina. Após derrotar o mago nêmesis do primeiro livro, Barry parte para a Terra-2 em busca de compreender a tecnologia extremamen..." Read more of this review »
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"I have to admit, I was surprised by this series.

I bought the first one on my Kindle because the price was fairly cheap. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the reviews seemed favorable.

Right out of the gate, the first book impressed me by how well..." Read more of this review »
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" Kristen wrote: "Almost finished with "I Hunt Killers," but I can't wait any longer. I upper-case LOVE your writing style. I haven't ADORED a POSSIBLE ...more "
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"I loved the first Flash adventure Barry Lyga wrote, Hocus Pocus, because of how much Lyga gave us better characters than their equivalents on the CW TV series. Here, in Johnny Quick, Lyga not only writes these characters super-well, but also gives..." Read more of this review »
" Preethi wrote: "I'd wait for as long as it takes for I hunt killers movie/tv show."

Thanks. :)
" DJ wrote: "This was the first of your work that I read. I truly enjoyed this book. It was an interesting read for me because it felt very real. There ...more "
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" Jenika wrote: "'A squirrel storing acorns for the winter' :D Love it!"

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“You won't even know you've crossed the line until it's way back in your rearview mirror.”
Barry Lyga, I Hunt Killers

“See, forgiveness doesn't happen all at once. It's not an event -- it's a process. Forgiveness happens while you're asleep, while you're dreaming, while you're inline at the coffee shop, while you're showering, eating, farting, jerking off. It happens in the back of your mind, and then one day you realize that you don't hate the person anymore, that your anger has gone away somewhere. And you understand. You've forgiven them. You don't know how or why. It sneaked up on you. It happened in the small spaces between thoughts and in the seconds between ideas and blinks. That's where forgiveness happens. Because anger and hatred, when left unfed, bleed away like air from a punctured tire, over time and days and years. Forgiveness is stealth. At least, that's what I hope.”
Barry Lyga, Boy Toy

“This is why I forgive, but I don't forget. When you forget someone, the forgiveness doesn't mean anything anymore.”
Barry Lyga, I Hunt Killers



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