Search Results: "Brandon D. Shuler"


BOOK REVIEW

NEW BORDER VOICES by Brandon D. Shuler
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 7, 2014

"Students of Texas literature will want this as an index of both up-and-coming and canonical writers (absent Benjamin Sáenz and Cormac McCarthy). For students of borderlands literature writ large, a more general collection extending westward awaits its gatherer."
A mixed bag of writings from and about the Rio Grande country of Ojinaga, Terlingua and suchlike places. Read full book review >

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HUMANS OF NEW YORK by Brandon Stanton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A wondrous mix of races, ages, genders, and social classes, and on virtually every page is a surprise."
Photographer and author Stanton returns with a companion volume to Humans of New York (2013), this one with similarly affecting photographs of New Yorkers but also with some tales from his subjects' mouths.Read full book review >

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DEW ON GINKGO LEAVES by Todd Shuler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2017

"A ravishing work of historical fiction about devotion and revenge amid the 'bloodstained dust' of war."
A death by poisoned arrow begins this violent epic of the Qing Dynasty. Read full book review >

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THE THIRTEENTH TURN by Jack Shuler
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A panoramic, unforgettable rendering of 'the long fade of strangulation.'"
The potency of the noose—as device, spectacle and ritual—laid raw and bare. Read full book review >

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WILDER BOYS by Brandon Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"The action may sometimes be implausible, but it sure doesn't stop. (Adventure. 9-14)"
After their mother is taken to the hospital, two brothers decamp from their home outside Pittsburgh in order to find their estranged father in a remote area of Wyoming. Read full book review >

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SEEDS OF REBELLION by Brandon Mull
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2012

"Full measures of swordplay and sorcery, along with a healthy grain or two of salt added to keep things from getting overly earnest. (Quest fantasy. 10-13)"
Plenty of hard-fought skirmishes and an entertainingly diverse supporting cast keep this quest fantasy's middle volume on the right track. Read full book review >

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A WORLD WITHOUT HEROES by Brandon Mull
ADVENTURE
Released: March 22, 2011

"Readers fond of fantasies that don't take themselves too seriously will enjoy this trilogy opener. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Inventive trials and supporting characters boost this otherwise standard-issue quest fantasy. Read full book review >

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ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS by Brandon Sanderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"He may be right. (Fiction. 10-14)"
On his 13th birthday, Alcatraz Smedry receives a bag of sand and burns down his foster mother's kitchen, beginning his involvement in the struggle between the Free Kingdoms and the world we know, controlled by a conspiracy of Evil Librarians. Read full book review >

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CALAMITY by Brandon Sanderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2016

"Adeptly done thrills, whether readers take their costumed supers seriously or with a dish (or, in this case, an entire city) of salt. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Climactic battles with the most powerful of the supervillainous Epics plaguing our planet leads to a win at last for truth, justice, and, well, second chances. Read full book review >

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THE EXPERIMENT OF DREAMS by Brandon Zenner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 2014

"A creative, sharply drawn thriller anchored by sturdy prose and a memorable hero."
New Jersey bartender and author Zenner combines corporate deceit, futuristic technology, and sleep science into a rousing debut. Read full book review >

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CITRUS COUNTRY by John Brandon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"If Flannery O'Connor wrote Holden Caulfield as a child-snatcher, this is the mess she would make."
An adolescent boy in rural Florida attempts to find himself in this Southern Gothic novel from Florida native Brandon (Arkansas, 2008). Read full book review >