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Barry Lyga

Author of I Hunt Killers

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About the Author

Barry Lyga was born on September 11, 1971. He received a BA in English from Yale University in 1993. Before becoming a full-time author, he worked in the comic book industry for ten years. His first young adult novel, The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, was published in 2006. His show more other works include Boy Toy, Hero-Type, Goth Girl Rising, I Hunt Killers, After the Red Rain, and as the Archvillain series for middle-grade readers. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Image credit: Barry Lyga at the 2011 Texas Book Festival
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Works by Barry Lyga

I Hunt Killers (2012) 1,293 copies
Boy Toy (2007) 673 copies
Game (2013) 468 copies
Blood of My Blood (2014) 327 copies
Goth Girl Rising (2009) 231 copies
Hero-Type (2008) 225 copies
Bang (2017) 192 copies
The Hive (2019) 144 copies
Mangaman (2011) 134 copies
Archvillain (2010) 122 copies
After the Red Rain (1700) 90 copies
The Flash: Hocus Pocus (2017) 54 copies
Worst Day Ever (1789) 51 copies
Time Will Tell (2021) 49 copies
The Secret Sea (2016) 42 copies
Mad Mask (2012) 36 copies
Yesterday Again (2013) 22 copies
Unsoul'd (2013) 15 copies
Edited (2022) 3 copies
Blood of My Blood (2015) 3 copies
Unedited (2022) 3 copies

Associated Works

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd (2009) — Contributor — 1,143 copies
Who Done It? (2013) — Contributor — 136 copies
Previews Vol. XIV #1 (2004) — Contributor — 1 copy
Previews Vol. XIII #12 (2003) — Contributor — 1 copy
Previews Vol. XII #7 (2002) — Contributor — 1 copy


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While well written, I've no stomach currently for graphic horror so I stopped reading & didn't renew the library loan. I'll give the author's other books a try; this one we chalk up to bad timing on my part.
SESchend | 131 other reviews | Feb 2, 2024 |
This book gets my highest rating because it is one of those rare ones that, as I approach the end, I am sad because I will regret parting company with the characters. In some ways, there are no unique tropes in this book; it is similar to many high school-angst stories. But Lyga's characters are so well-fleshed, and the comic geek theme so close to my own SF geek real life, that the story practically sang its reality to me.
[Audiobook note: The narrator absolutely nails the tone. Were I reading the book, the characters' voices in my head would have used exactly the same intonations and patterns.]… (more)
Treebeard_404 | 70 other reviews | Jan 23, 2024 |
this was really interesting. I am hoping that there is a second book and that Jazz gets to catch Billy. no spoiler intended if you are reading the book the names should make sense
b00kdarling87 | 131 other reviews | Jan 7, 2024 |
I enjoyed this read. I thought it was a super fast pae read. I also really liked all the characters in this read especially the side characters. I also like the intensity of this story and how fast pace it was. I also really liked how you did get POV chapters from the killers POV. I also think the sturucture of this story reminded me a bit of the nartuals series by jennifer lynn barnes and some early caslte epsiodes. I also like how jazz character proogressed as well. I thought all the character realtionships were fun and i will def check out the sequels!… (more)
lmauro123 | 131 other reviews | Dec 28, 2023 |



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