Search Results: ""Johnny Walker""


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A harrowing personal journey of courageous self-empowerment during wartime."
Fiery, insightful memoir from the former Iraqi translator who fought alongside U.S. Special Forces during the recent war in Iraq. Read full book review >

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ELEANOR by Johnny Worthen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2014

"A riveting supernatural character study wrought with the pains of first love and the struggles of self-acceptance. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
A teenage wallflower turns small-town Wyoming on its head as she grapples to hide the shocking truth of her identity in this paranormal romance. Read full book review >

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USA NOIR by Johnny Temple
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A helpful U.S. map locating the places where all the 37 reprints are set indicates that, with a few notable exceptions—New Orleans, Detroit, Chicago, the Twin Cities, Kansas City, Phoenix, Las Vegas and, of course, Texas—noir seems to flourish overwhelmingly in coastal blue states. Sociologists and pollsters take note."
Temple, general editor of Akashic's series of noir collections (Brooklyn Noir, 2004, etc.), skims the cream from the first 59 volumes. Read full book review >

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NFL CONFIDENTIAL by Johnny Anonymous
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2016

"This readable book provides insight into the life of an NFL nonstar, though the author's anonymity proves to be a dual-edged sword."
An inside perspective on professional football from an anonymous NFL rank and filer. Read full book review >

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Into the Hive of Saarlathesh by Johnny Toxin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 2014

"A deliriously Lovecraft-ian adventure with a wicked sense of humor."
In Toxin's debut supernatural thriller, a comic-book store owner's simple small-town life is turned on its head when he enters a parallel universe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2009

"Delivers some tense moments but never fulfills its initial promise."
An immersion journalist's ill-conceived quest to illegally cross the Mexican border into the United States. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN WARLORD by Johnny Dwyer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2015

"A dark triumph—a meticulous geopolitical narrative and gripping tale of an American son lost to evil."
Shocking page-turner about Liberian dictator Charles Taylor's American-born son, Chucky, the first U.S citizen to be federally prosecuted for torture. Read full book review >

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DAY OF DELIVERANCE by Johnny O’Brien
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The author includes afternotes on the latter. (Time-travel fantasy. 11-13)"
Jack Christie and his hulking sidekick, Angus (introduced in Day of the Assassins, 2009), take another trip into the past as agents of VIGIL, this time to scotch a scheme by the megalomaniac Pendleshape and his Revisionists to support the Spanish Armada with modern weaponry. Read full book review >

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KENTUCKIANA by Johnny Payne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"More sitcom than cutting-edge satire."
A creaky metafictional take by Payne (Chalk Lake, not reviewed) on a newly suburban ``red neck'' family coping with the 1960s and '70s that is never as clever as it would like to be. Read full book review >

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THE GOLEM OF RABBI LOEW by Johnny Townsend
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 15, 2010

"A strong collection, but its internal conflicts—between sensitive depiction of Jewish intellectual life and raunchy tales of porn—ultimately work at cross-purposes."
A collection of short stories set along the connections of gay life, Jewish life and Mormon life. Read full book review >

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VAN MORRISON by Johnny Rogan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2006

"Sprightly despite its amplitude, a narrative of propulsive drive that is also a reflective, associative piece of social history."
Nearly breath-by-breath biography of the influential Irish musician who has made a dent in rock, blues, folk, country and jazz. Read full book review >