Search Results: "Anthony Mark Hankins"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 2, 1998

"The story is a good one, and Hankins hawks his clothes on the Home Shopping Network, but it's hard to imagine the network's viewers feeling they need quite so thorough a record of events in the life of someone who is, after all, still rather young and whose name is not yet on everyone's lips."
An exceedingly detailed and discursive memoir by the young African-American fashion designer responsible for a very successful line of inexpensive women's wear who in only a few years went from a job in the quality assurance department at J.C. Penny to heading (at the ripe age of 28) his own clothing company, with annual revenues in excess of $40 million. Read full book review >

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THE KEEP OF FIRE by Mark Anthony
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 7, 1999

"II of The Last RuneAnthony, Mark"
THE KEEP OF FIREVol. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE PALE by Mark Anthony
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 9, 1998

"Stephen R. Donaldson hybrid and you—ll get the idea."
Mysterious runes appear scratched into doors all over Castle City, Colorado, just before the equally mysterious Jack Graystone summons his friend, bar owner Travis Wilder. Read full book review >

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THE DARK REMAINS by Mark Anthony
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 6, 2001

"With an abundance of outstanding fantasy readily available these days, only true fans will or need bother with this."
That's a persistent darkness, not a heap of caliginous bones: Third installment of Anthony's fantasy (The Keep of Fire, 1999, etc.) set in Castle City, Colorado, and the otherworld Eldh. Read full book review >

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THE BURNT STICK by Anthony Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Its lyricism may be lost on many, although some scenes reverberate beyond the last page. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Following an Australian custom practiced until relatively recently, a light-skinned boy is taken from his aboriginal mother to be raised ``as white'' in a poignant but fragmentary episode. Read full book review >

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A CLOCKWORK ORANGE by Anthony Burgess
Released: Jan. 8, 1962

"What happens to Alex is terrible but it is worse for the reader."
The previous books of this author (Devil of a State — 1962 — The Right to an Answer — 1961) had valid points of satire, some humor, and a contemporary view, but here the picture is all out—from a time in the future to an argot that makes such demands on the reader that no one could care less after the first two pages. Read full book review >

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Suicide By Death by Mark Anthony Waters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2016

"An emotionally unsettling but brave look at the depths of human despondency."
A young woman becomes haunted by her trauma-ridden past and the temptation of suicide. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 25, 2012

"A complex, entertaining thriller."
A prosecutor and a homeless man team up against a murderous conspiracy in this rollicking thriller. Read full book review >

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SHADY CROSS by James Hankins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Even with a child in jeopardy, the tension here is entirely manufactured, and any sense of urgency is deflated early on when Hankins fails to render Stokes beyond tired stereotypes."
A low-level crook finds himself in the middle of a kidnapping plot and must choose whether to save a child or his own neck. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Texas Cyclone'' doesn't convincingly penetrate to the eye of the storm."
A one-dimensional biography of the firebrand fundamentalist preacher. Read full book review >