WorldCat Identities

Cook, Kenneth 1929-1987

Overview
Works: 54 works in 263 publications in 5 languages and 2,058 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  New wave films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  History  Horror fiction  Short stories  Horror tales  Horror films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: PR9619.3.C57, A823.3
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Most widely held works about Kenneth Cook
 
Most widely held works by Kenneth Cook
Wake in fright by Kenneth Cook( Book )

63 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is set in outback Australia and its theme is the violence of the country and the stupendous hospitality of the people, both of which often have the same fatal results. A city bred schoolteacher finds himself adrift, without money, in this land of violent colours, violent climate, violent gambling and more violent drinking--Publisher's description
Bloodhouse by Kenneth Cook( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and French and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un huis clos tragique, le temps d'un samedi soir, dans un bar-discothèque où vont se heurter les trajectoires de personnages plus ou moins sous l'empire de l'alcool qui cèdent à leurs pulsions ordinaires. A partir de la mise en perspective de cette violence, K. Cook distille ses interrogations sur la nature humaine
Play little victims by Kenneth Cook( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and German and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mice set about to recreate human society using the literature, methods, and morals of mankind as guides
Fear is the rider by Kenneth Cook( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man driving from Sydney to Adelaide decides to detour into the desert. He turns his hatchback onto a notoriously dangerous track bisecting uninhabited stone-covered flats. Not far along the road a distraught young woman stumbles from the scrub. She has just escaped the clutches of a terrifying creature. Now this desert-dwelling creature has her jeep. Her axe. And her scent
Tuna by Kenneth Cook( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and French and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written with compelling simplicity, Tuna recalls Hemingway's masterpiece The Old Man and the Sea
The wine of God's anger by Kenneth Cook( Book )

10 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in French and English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The killer koala by Kenneth Cook( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil d'histoires courtes inspirées des tribulations de l'auteur à travers l'Australie. Il dresse le tableau du bush australien, un territoire qui reste indompté, avec ses redoutables crocodiles, ses chercheurs d'opales excentriques, ses koalas féroces ou ses cochons sauvages assoiffés de sang
Wombat revenge by Kenneth Cook( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories from the author's experiences in the bush over many years
Frill-necked frenzy by Kenneth Cook( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do you do if you're confronted by a kangaroo that won't give up the booze, or a pilot who faints at the sight of animals, or an ostrich suffering from homicidal mania? If you're Kenneth Cook the answer's easy: you panic. In this, the sequel to The Killer Koala and Wombat Revenge, Kenneth Cook has brought together a further selection of hilarious stories featuring the wild animal and human creatures that infest Australia's outback. All the stories are true - all are incredible. And one thing's certain: Australia will never be the same again
The man underground by Kenneth Cook( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stormalong by Kenneth Cook( Book )

4 editions published between 1963 and 1972 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pig by Kenneth Cook( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in French and English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piper in the market-place by Kenneth Cook( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chain of darkness by Kenneth Cook( Book )

9 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in English and French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eliza Fraser by Kenneth Cook( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the violent, bawdy colonial past comes a tale of lust and adventure
Blood red roses by Kenneth Cook( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Judas fish by Kenneth Cook( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in French and English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stockade : a musical play of the Eureka Stockade by Kenneth Cook( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wake in fright by Kenneth Cook( Recording )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School teacher John Grant, arrives in the outback town of Bundanyabba, planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. After a night at the local pub he suddenly finds himself near penniless and plunged into a nightmare world fuelled by alcohol and filled with shadowy strangers. This is an account of his five days in the town. One of the most original and unnerving portraits of Australia ever created
Wake in fright( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Englishman teaching in an outback school sets off to spend his summer vacation in Sydney but doesn't make it beyond the nearby mining town known as 'the Yabba'. He is engulfed by the slightly sinister mateship of the locals with its undertow of repressed sexuality and squalid violence. The excess of this alcoholic nightmare is held in check by rough humour
 
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Alternative Names
Cook, Kenneth

Cook, Kenneth 1929-

Cook Kenneth Bernard 1929-1987

Kenneth Cook Australian film director

Kenneth Cook australischer Journalist, Drehbuchautor und Regisseur

Kenneth Cook director de cine australiano

Kenneth Cook director de cinema australiano

Kenneth Cook scenarioschrijver uit Australië (1929-1987)

クック, ケニス

Languages
English (142)

French (52)

Spanish (13)

German (5)

Dutch (3)

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