Search Results: "Ben Kane"


BOOK REVIEW

SPARTACUS: REBELLION by Ben Kane
Released: May 14, 2013

"The book's pulp-fiction cover art, where Spartacus looks rather like Mel Gibson, is somehow perfect."
This historical yarn from Kane (The Forgotten Legion, 2009, etc.) isn't your grandfather's Spartacus, or even Stanley Kubrick's. But it likely marks the first time that the Thracian gladiator, who began his rebellion against Rome in 73 B.C., ever charged into a sword battle with the words "We go for it!" Read full book review >

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JAMES PARKS AND BEN COSTA
by Alex Heimbach

“A skeleton and a slime walk into a bar…” That may sound like the wind up to a very nerdy joke, but it’s actually the set up for a scene in James Parks and Ben Costa’s new YA graphic novel, Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo: The Road to Epoli, which, to be fair, is full of very nerdy — ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 23, 2008

"Makes reading about multiplayer first-person shooter video gaming just as boring as reading in-depth accounts of any other sport."
New York Post entertainment features writer Kane tracks the world of competitive video gaming as it moves out of Internet cafés and into the high-stakes world of televised grudge matches. Read full book review >

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THE LINE BETWEEN HERE AND GONE by Andrea Kane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2012

"A light thriller with romantic elements."
Amanda Gleason's infant son, Justin, is fighting for his life, and only his father can save him. But his father, Paul Everett, is dead. Or is he? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNSCRATCHABLES by Cornelius Kane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2009

"Not the tightest mystery you've ever read, but unquestionably a tour de force."
Pseudonymous Kane's debut shows what happens when the guardians of the mean streets are a bull terrier and a Siamese cat. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Heartfelt, yet so threadbare of fresh material that it hardly merits even article-length treatment. (Photographs, 60-minute CD of interviews)"
Radio newsman Kane may have been the only journalist to travel with the Beatles on all the stops of their 1964-65 tour, but this recounting offers little more than a chronology of screams and adulation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECONDARY by Farrell Kane
Released: July 13, 2011

"A multilayered albeit structurally raw look inside a grief-stricken family."
In Kane's debut novel, after wealthy suburban parents lose their teenage son to a freak accident, they bring in a lookalike "secondary" to replace him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD DANCING WOMEN by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Every woman who's ever struggled with saying no, fitting in and balancing independence against loneliness will adore first-timer Emily—not to mention the eccentrics congregating at EATS restaurant and the cutest puppy in the genre."
A would-be mystery writer, searching for ideas, finds a whopper in her trash bin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITHIUM JESUS by Charles Monroe-Kane
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A casually told but often compelling account of wrestling with inner turmoil against gritty, dramatic international settings."
A young man grapples with bipolar "voices" via religion, hedonism, activism, and Lithium. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 2013

"The authors' tone is less alarmist than, say, David Stockman's, but there's not much room for good news here, either. 'We might be wrong,' they write. 'History has yet to be written, after all.' But if they're right, then there's plenty of cause for worry."
The enemy is at the wall—but no worry, since the city inside is pretty well destroyed already. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Revelation by Ellery A. Kane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2016

"A satisfying conclusion to a flawed but often fantastically entertaining trilogy."
In Kane's (Prophecy, 2015, etc.) final installment of the Legacy trilogy, a teenage girl puts her life on the line to try to destroy a sinister company that produces powerful, mood-altering drugs.Read full book review >