Search Results: "Bill Bonanno"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD GUYS by Bill Bonanno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 2005

"Bonanno and Pistone: a pairing made in bookseller heaven."
A real-life goodfella collaborating on a fictional thriller about organized crime with the undercover cop who spent six years penetrating the goodfella's family? Fuhgeddaboudit! Read full book review >

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BOUND BY HONOR by Bill Bonanno
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 25, 1999

"Given Bonanno's knowledge of hidden Mafia history, one wishes his literary handlers had been less hasty in rushing a flawed book into the mob-opera marketplace. ($100,000 ad/promo; TV rights to Showtime; author tour)"
The heir to legendary Mafia patriarch Joseph Bonanno describes the eclipse of a once-formidable criminal empire, with buffeting verbiage but only moderate amounts of candor. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A serious, informative look at the Mafia from the inside, but fatally lacking in zest."
The real story of Mafia life, from one who lived it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 1995

"Not so hot. (Author tour)"
Bonanno, a second-generation firefighter with New York City's Ladder Company 129, has worked hard to transform his meat-favoring colleagues into healthier eaters, and here he shares many of his recipes, along with those of other firefighters, collected through an ad in Firehouse magazine. Read full book review >

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BILL GOLDSTEIN
by Mark Athitakis

In 1922 the poet Ezra Pound wrote that “the Christian Era ended at midnight on Oct. 29-30 of last year”—that is, the moment James Joyce finished writing Ulysses. Pound’s pronouncement helped stoke a kind of folk tale that has accompanied the novel ever since. Joyce unleashed his experimental masterwork, the story goes, and then the rest of the literary world ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OTHERWISE by Margaret Wander Bonanno
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 18, 1993

"Fans of Bonanno's Star Trek novels are likely to be bored by this unhurried, nonlinear narrative, but more adventurous readers may find the warmth and occasional flashes of wit here much to their taste."
The third in Bonanno's Others series (The Others, 1990; OtherWhere, 1991) continues the story of the conflict between a belligerent race calling itself the People and the pacifistic, scientifically advanced Others, with whom they share their planet. Read full book review >

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OVERWHERE by Margaret Wander Bonanno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"And the real question is how much longer Bonanno can keep twiddling before some sort of plot rears its ugly head."
Sequel to The Others (1990), Bonanno's chronicle of race warfare between the pacifistic, scientifically advanced, sharing- caring ``Others'' and the ignorant, brutish, violent, egotistical- creative ``People.'' Now, the People believe that they have wiped out the Others; actually, a shaken, ten thousand strong Other remnant sails secretly toward the polar regions in search of new lodgings. Read full book review >

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PRETERNATURAL³ by Margaret Wander Bonanno
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"An existential tour-de-force by any standard."
Third in the—trilogy? maybe—featuring SF writer Karen Rohmer Guerreri, who, at first, imagined she was being contacted by telepathic jellyfish called S.oteri, only to find that it was true (Preternatural, 1996) and then dreamed up another alien race who could travel through tunnels in space and time (Preternatural Too: Gyre, 2000). Read full book review >

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PRETERNATURAL by Margaret Wander Bonanno
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"The real obstacle is the seemingly interminable twiddling between setup and payoff."
Mid-list science fiction writer Karen Guerreri imagines that her characters talk to her as she writes; her latest opus, Preternatural, is being dictated by the S.oteri, group-minded omniscient, omnitemporal, telepathic jellyfish. Read full book review >

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PRETERNATURAL TOO: GYRE by Margaret Wander Bonanno
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2000

"Impressively wrought and wonderfully entertaining, yet not as fraught with significance as some commentators seem to think."
Sequel to Preternatural (1996), Bonanno's playful alien-contact saga wherein midlist science fiction writer Karen Guerrerri imagines she's being contacted by telepathic group-minded jellyfish called the S.oteri—only to find that it's all true . . . maybe. Read full book review >

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BILL ROORBACH
by Gregory McNamee

Bobby Mullendore, a sixth grader, has just committed the perfect crime: he’s excused himself, permanently, from school with a crafty stratagem, and now he’s on the loose, ready to enjoy a Huck Finn existence of wandering in the woods of a country estate. Alas, those woods hold other plans for him, for a man who “smelled of cologne” and “looked ...


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SATURN'S CHILD by Nichelle Nichols
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 17, 1995

"Pleasant, despite some annoying bits of Trekkish twaddle (hard sf this isn't), but too cute, fluffy, and inoffensive to satisfy many readers outside Trekker circles."
Star Trek's Lieutenant Uhura, recipient of television's first interracial kiss and author of the memoir Beyond Uhura (1994), teams up with Bonanno (Otherwise, 1993, etc.) for this medium- future alien-contact yarn. Read full book review >