Search Results: "Andrew Nance"


BOOK REVIEW

RETURN TO DAEMON HALL by Andrew Nance
FICTION
Released: July 19, 2011

"For a small summer-reading spine tingle, this is an excellent option. (Horror. 12-14)"
Despite the terrible events at Daemon Hall last year, horror writer Ian Tremblin is repeating his contest to discover and publish a talented young writer (Daemon Hall, 2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAEMON HALL by Andrew Nance
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"An unexpectedly optimistic ending concludes this gentle horror tale. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Famous author Ian Tremblin has chosen five teenagers to spend the night in his haunted mansion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"An often cogent argument weakened by unnecessary repetition and vitriol—reads like a hybrid of a counterinsurgency manual and a consultant's business plan."
This critique of the War on Terror calls on the United States to switch from primarily military to almost exclusively ideological operations against al-Qaeda. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACKOUT by John J. Nance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 7, 2000

"If this saga is ever filmed, the screenwriter should toss its second half."
The talented Nance, an air safety analyst, retired Air Force pilot, and civilian 737 pilot for a major airline, here keeps the tension as high and nasty as in his last two airborne thrillers, The Last Hostage (1998) and Medusa's Child (1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 17, 1991

"Still: lucid, punchy popular science, and the personality- focused narrative does keep it moving. (Photographs—not seen.)"
There is no shortage of popular books dealing with the state of the world's ozone layer and with global warming. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEDUSA'S CHILD by John J. Nance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Nothing new, maybe, but a thriller that grips and absolutely doesn't let go. (First printing of 100,000)"
Retired airline and Air Force pilot Nance improves steadily, this time borrowing from his own plot for Pandora's Clock (1995) but leaving out the romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCORPION STRIKE by John J. Nance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1992

"White-knuckle flight scenes more than make up for some silly business about the woman both pilots loved."
Unspeakably nasty Iraqi microbes threaten to overturn the victory of Desert Storm. Read full book review >

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A BOY, A BIRD, A BOMB, A BOAT
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors:
 Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap

 

Cover Story: Could Be Better

This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PHOENIX RISING by John J. Nance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 22, 1994

"Phoenix Rising takes much too long to lift off—the conspiracy is too slowly unveiled, the villains make their appearance very late in the story—but once it gets airborne, it develops some momentum."
Combining elements of the financial and the aviation thriller, Nance (Scorpion Strike, 1992) puts together a would-be page-turner marred by cardboard-thin, uninvolving characters and a not entirely credible conspiracy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUAKE by Nance Van Winckel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Van Winckel demands and deserves a careful reading."
The five inventive tales in this unusual collection speak to each other across time and space, but it takes a while for the reader to realize the subtle connections here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAVING CASCADIA by John J. Nance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"Nance does it again, thrill upon thrill."
The prolific retired Air Force officer, a top aviation-thriller writer and often hugely entertaining (see Medusa's Child, 1997), charges up his latest white-knuckler with earthquakes and helicopters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURTAIN CREEK FARM by Nance Van Winckel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2000

"Crafted writing mixed with good intentions, in a result not especially memorable."
Van Winckel's third story volume (Limited Lifetime Warranty, 1994; Quake, 1997) shows her flying between the capable and the familiar. Read full book review >