Search Results: "A. Lee Martinez"


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TOO MANY CURSES by A. Lee Martinez
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Modest amusements for the younger section of the audience."
Funny (peculiar and ha-ha) monster yarn from Martinez (Gil's All Fright Diner, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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GIL’S ALL FRIGHT DINER by A. Lee Martinez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Promising launch for a buddy horror series. Who's next: Frankenstein?"
A first novel explores the dynamics of the horror novel and comes up with Wolf Man Meets H.P. Lovecraft. Read full book review >

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MONSTER by A. Lee Martinez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 11, 2009

"Utterly predictable, and lacking the edge Terry Pratchett gives similar scenarios, but pleasantly engaging brain candy nonetheless."
The tea-drinking little old lady next door is a cosmic threat in Martinez's latest comic effort (Too Many Curses, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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EMPEROR MOLLUSK VERSUS THE SINISTER BRAIN by A. Lee Martinez
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 5, 2012

"Some chuckles, no guffaws."
More fantasy humor from the author of Chasing the Moon (2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 16, 2008

"Re-conceives the dialogue about race in America, which is too often reduced to glib generalities due to a false sense of propriety and desire for harmony at any price."
"The more things change, the more things stay the same," observes former New York Times and Washington Post reporter Daniels in this modern take on the ills of inequality. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"The author provides plenty of interesting material, but sometimes it's laid on a little too thick. Readers will understand very quickly that pot should be legal and that it's not the scourge that square politicos have made it out to be."
Everybody must get…well, hip to the history of hemp and all the hobgoblins that made it heinous. Read full book review >

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TEMPLAR CODES by Lee A. Sweetapple
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2014

"A by-the-numbersthriller with a serviceable premise, though it's hampered by awkward prose and a plodding narrative."
A new thriller involving international politics and ancient artifacts. Read full book review >

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THE BEAST REAWAKENS by Martin A. Lee
NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 1997

"Many will disagree with Lee's interpretation of recent events, but no one committed to liberal democracy will find reason to be complacent. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Readers not obsessed with Nazis may lose sight of disturbing trends in this volume's mass of tedious details. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN OF BETRAYAL by Lee Vance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2010

"Details of international politics and technology overwhelm a potentially gripping family tale."
An advisor to hedge-fund traders learns that the disappearance of his 12-year-old son is linked to international terrorism in this often colorless, disappointing thriller. Read full book review >

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KISS KILL VANISH by Jessica Martinez
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Compelling characters and a fast-paced, unpredictable plot make this thriller a genuine joy ride. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
This latest novel from Martinez, whose work features and speaks to the recently emancipated teen, offers evidence that the new-adult literary niche is more than a marketing gimmick. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 8, 2003

"Amusing irreverence gives way to a sentimental journey."
Longtime Los Angeles Times columnist and humorist Martinez (City of Angles, 1995, etc.) uses a wide range of travel experiences, mostly with family, as a format for disbursing rants, vents, intimate observations, and credit where credit's due. Read full book review >

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THE CASTLE OF WHISPERS by Carole Martinez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Transient in impact, but a powerfully visualized magic-realist fable."
Rather than marry a brute, a 12th-century damsel opts for the life of an anchoress, walled up in a cell, in this mystical French story infused with fairy tale and feminism. Read full book review >