Search Results: "Andrew D Cratsley"


BOOK REVIEW

Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows by Andrew D Cratsley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A somewhat flawed but promising debut that will appeal to hard-core fantasy fans."
In this debut fantasy thriller, a trio of mercenaries becomes embroiled in the machinations of a necromancer and his runaway daughter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"A disturbing portrait of the business of retirement-center development and the deracinated lifestyle it fosters."
A sharp take on care- and child-free "Active Adults" communities, where golf carts have replaced the automobile, downtowns are make-believe, the days are filled with sunshine and restrictive covenants enforce conformity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DNA by James D. Watson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2003

"A grand tour of epochal events in biology history."
Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Watson-Crick double helix model, and with a PBS series on the history of DNA hosted by Watson, this blockbuster recaps how it happened, what came before, where we are today, and what the future may hold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 24, 2017

"In this bible of DNA information, Watson is as provocative and optimistic as ever."
A masterful summary of genetic science past, present, and future, from one of its prime movers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIVE <i>WAR AND PEACE</i> A CHANCE by Andrew D. Kaufman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 2014

"Kaufman's enticing invitation may well persuade readers to finally dive into one of the world's most acclaimed—and daunting—novels."
At 1,500 pages, with a cast of nearly 600 characters, the book Henry James called a "loose baggy monster" looms as an intimidating project. But Kaufman (Literature/Univ. of Virginia; Understanding Tolstoy, 2011, etc.) thinks reading it is worth the effort: "Times are tough, anxiety and fear are pervasive, and people are searching for answers to questions big and small." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 24, 2012

"An engaging insider's account of the down-and-dirty machinations that go into high-stakes real estate development."
Two powerful personalities clash in this firsthand account of Steve Wynn's bid to open a new casino on Donald Trump's turf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAKE by D
by D
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"How much of a reading audience there is for this inner-city Weltanschauung is the question."
A novel from D (Got, 2007) about drugs, not baking, set in Atlanta and Brooklyn. 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

EDMUND UNRAVELS by Andrew Kolb
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"This long extended metaphor filled with laugh-worthy wordplay will comfort children and parents alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Edmund, a ball of teal yarn, explores the world but returns to his family. Read full book review >

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BORIS GETS A LIZARD by Andrew Joyner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A fun romp with an anthropomorphized swine will leave beginning readers 'hog wild' at their accomplishments. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Boris, an ugly but somehow truly winsome warthog, is back for another outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOUNTAIN MEN by Andrew  Glass
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2001

Dedicated to Samuel Clemens, who "promised never to let dull facts get in the way of telling a true story," this rousing mix of fact and fancy fleshes out the lives and adventures of several half-legendary harbingers of the Westward Expansion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD GUYS by Andrew  Glass
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The zesty telling makes the eight figures as fascinating as their mythology; the illustrations are as rough-hewn as the stories are polished, with characters and caricatures melding into portraits of the colorful folk who remain part of the cultural fabric. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
In a book subtitled "True Stories of Legendary Gunslingers, Sidewinders, Fourflushers, Drygulchers, Bushwhackers, Freebooters, and Downright Bad Guys and Gals of the Wild West," Glass (The Sweetwater Run, 1996, etc.) endeavors to set the record straight concerning the doings of Jesse James, Black Bart, and other desperados who had their sorry reputations burnished by an Eastern press anxious for bold stories from the Wild West. Read full book review >