Search Results: "Andrew Britton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE OPERATIVE by Andrew Britton
Released: July 1, 2012

"Don't worry about the American democratic system. As Bishop sneers to the archvillain at bay, 'it always self-corrects. It was designed to do that.'"
Ex-CIA agent Ryan Kealey (The American, 2006, etc.) returns to save the world again, this time from a bunch of terrorists armed with two nuclear weapons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AMERICAN by Andrew Britton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 7, 2006

"Plot and cast have that derivative feel, and while the 24-year-old debut novelist can serve up an arresting action scene, that isn't enough to counter the pervasive pall of déjà vu."
A debut thriller about a vengeful terrorist who proposes to destroy the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TREEKEEPERS by Susan McGee Britton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Not as bad as some. (Fantasy/fiction. 10-13)"
First novelist Britton has chosen her themes from a dizzying array of fantasy staples. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK DEATH by Peter Britton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"A dispensable supplement to the nondigital likes of James Cross Giblin's When Plague Strikes (1995), superficial of content and, by current standards, feature-poor. (iPad informational app. 9-11)"
A mobile version of a much more expensive online visual aid that maps the spread of the 14th-century pandemic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Character Strengths Matter by Shannon Polly
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2015

"Well-researched and skimmable but sometimes light on actionable strategy."
Editors Polly and Britton expand upon the work begun by the late University of Michigan psychology professor Christopher Peterson and former American Psychological Association president Marty Seligman in this guide to the 24 character strengths. Read full book review >

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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LETTERS ARE FOR LEARNING by Andrew Neyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This whimsical presentation of the alphabet is good fun for both toddlers and their adults. (Board book. 2-5)"
This small, square board book offers a scene incorporating animal characters, actions, and miscellaneous items to introduce each letter of the alphabet. Read full book review >

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HOSTAGE RUN by Andrew Klavan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Another empty-caloried thriller, thinly sauced with superficial psychology and earnest professions of generic faith. (Science fantasy. 11-13)"
The desperate MindWar enters a new phase when evil mastermind Kurodar breaks through the boundary between his digital Realm and Real Life in this cranked-up middle volume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOBIUS DICK by Andrew Crumey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2015

"An intellectually nimble doomsday scenario that makes all those worries of creating an accidental black hole at the Large Hadron Collider sound benign by comparison."
Worlds collide when a university professor stumbles across a machine that threatens the fabric of the universe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRAZY DANGEROUS by Andrew Klavan
Released: May 1, 2012

"In the end, this is a garden-variety, formulaic mystery thriller with supernatural window dressing. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
In this fast-paced but predictable thriller, a good kid who has fallen in with a bad crowd comes to the aid of a bullied schizophrenic girl. Read full book review >