Indie Book Reviews (page 592)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 14, 2013

"A thoughtful, serviceable guide for corporate success."
Co-founders of a global consulting firm present authoritative, culturally aware advice for successful marketing in China's complex and growing economy. Read full book review >
ENDLESS NIGHT by Patrick  Perez
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 14, 2013

"An exciting, slightly more wholesome alternative to Pullman's His Dark Materials series."
In this debut fantasy novel, an awkward boy unexpectedly becomes a warrior when called to save another world. Read full book review >

LAST CHANCE HIGH SCHOOL by Harold Golubtchik
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2013

"An engaging look at the values that represent the best chance for the future of education in America."
An instructive, inspirational debut memoir that recounts a teacher's lifelong efforts to educate troubled students. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2013

"A simple, thoughtful children's overview of important aspects of South Korean culture."
A crash course in South Korean culture that provides kids with an overview of the country's food, holidays, vocabulary and daily life. Read full book review >
DOLLY VARDON by Anton Holden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2013

"With clear-eyed candor, this biography brings a family's extraordinary matriarch to life."
Holden (Prince Valium, 1982) delves into his family's secrets in a sweeping, novelistic biography spanning continents and generations. Read full book review >

Ambassador to Earth by Gallen Dugall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2013

"Dysfunctional mankind finally makes contact, and the results here are pleasantly entertaining, with muted satirical overtones."
Humanity is finally contacted by aliens—or at least one, a self-proclaimed ambassador named Ech, whose surprise landing in Orlando, Fla., ushers the planet and a local woman into a new era of incredible technology, opportunity and danger. Read full book review >
CRAZY FOR ITALIAN FOOD by Joe Famularo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2013

"Short, true accounts set largely in the kitchen and populated by rich, opinionated characters with formidable cooking skills."
Famularo's (Viva La Cucina Italiana, 2012, etc.) debut memoir uses family recipes as a paean to the culture—and kitchens—that shaped his childhood. Read full book review >
SAVING AMY by Chris Lawrence
THRILLERS
Released: June 14, 2013

"A thriller that primes the estimable Regan and (most of) her supporting cast for many more stories to come."
In Lawrence's debut thriller, the shocking torture and murder of a brilliant scientist lead his brother and a forensics expert to investigate the dead man's cancer research. Read full book review >
Reject High by Brian Thompson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 13, 2013

"An occasionally muddled, overambitious foray into an X-Men-like universe."
Kids the system has given up on acquire power of their own in Thompson's (The Anarchists, 2012, etc.) YA debut sci-fi thriller, the first in a series set among students at an alternative high school. Read full book review >
THE ROCHE LIMIT by Jonas Vesterberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2013

"A well-written yet off-base thriller that would benefit from more plot and less stereotyping."
In Vesterberg's debut novel, an Army major in an undercover terrorist-targeting program has a change of heart about America's role in the world. Read full book review >
ABOVE IT ALL by Chaz Wm Hunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2013

"A delightful romp through the dark, twisted lives of drug dealers, pilots and their lovers."
A darkly comical tale of one man's poor choice and the resulting fallout. Read full book review >
THE LISTENER'S LABYRINTH by B. Zaragoza
THRILLERS
Released: June 13, 2013

"A reunified couple helps make Zaragoza's thriller a welcome deviation from the genre's standard fare."
In Zaragoza's debut thriller, Navy SEALs are unwitting participants in a secret experiment that renders them murderous, suicidal addicts. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >