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Once I got over expecting the main characters to be attacked by zombies or stolen away by an invading army of flying saucers, I was able to relax and enjoy this untraditional John... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Richard Jones
An interesting look at the lives of a group of unique teens through the eyes of Karl Shoemaker. Everyone has issues, these kids just have more than most. Read morePublished 14 months ago by CS Taylor
This novel is highly recommended to teenagers. I loved it personally, because it was an easy read, and it was incredibly entertaining. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Kris DeLorenzo
This book takes place over the course of six days in 1973. Karl Shoemaker starts his senior year determined to be "normal. Read morePublished on April 25, 2013 by Taryn B.
I know that others have condemned books for trying to channel Holden Caulfield, but this is one of the only books I've ever read that actually lands solidly on the Caulfield... Read morePublished on January 31, 2013 by Nora A. Williams
John Barnes has written buckoos of SF books. I must now pick up some of them. TALES OF THE MADMAN UNDERGROUND is non-genre YA but writing this good should not be missed. Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by Liviania
I loved this book. As another reviewer commented, I found it to be in the same vein as Catcher in the Rye (which I liked), only better! Read morePublished on April 19, 2012 by Liz
Tales of the Madman Underground, by John Barnes, is about teenage friendships and the struggles of a working high school student. Read morePublished on March 7, 2011 by mspin44
I realy wanted to read this book on my Kindle, but I can't justify paying MORE for my Kindle edition than the paperback edition! Read morePublished on August 30, 2010