Search Results: "Brandon Hebert"


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THE BUDDY SYSTEM by Brandon Hebert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2014

"Hebert (Odd Man Out, 2013, etc.) keeps the schemes and double crosses coming so relentlessly that he gives this New Orleans take on The Wire a comic edge even though it's never exactly funny, not even when Lamont tells Jello his steadfast rule: '[D]on't snitch on nobody unless it pays.'"
A pair of New Orleans cops gets the bright idea to lean on some of the bad guys they keep busting for drugs to help them out of a jam. Then the bad guys get the same idea. Read full book review >

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ODD MAN OUT by Brandon Hebert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2013

"The follow-up to Hebert's bright debut (My Own Worst Enemy, 2009) features so many casual double crosses that it would be foolish to take any of them personally."
A federal agent and a petty criminal team up, sort of, to break up a hydra-headed drug ring. Read full book review >

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MY OWN WORST ENEMY by Brandon Hebert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 9, 2009

"Hebert doesn't have Elmore Leonard's lazy humor, or his effortless way of making every clipped sentence snap and sing. But he's already got something of Leonard's talent for kicking lowlifes into a breakneck pace, and he doesn't mind killing off minor characters to make a point. An author to watch."
Everyone's getting squeezed in Hebert's fast, slick debut thriller. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

"Celtic polytheism, Christian monotheism, and scientific rationalism, all tied neatly together into an Irish arabesque."
A natty physical and spiritual geography of Ireland's holy Mount Brandon. Read full book review >

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The Cat and Cayenne by Claudie Hebert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"A tumultuous, unpredictable, and ultimately absurd love story."
A woman bounces between three love interests after visiting a voodoo psychic in this romance novel set in modern-day New Orleans. Read full book review >

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ANGELS OF DETROIT by Christopher Hebert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"An expansive yet intimate tale of the efforts made to save a decaying Detroit."
An ensemble novel set against the backdrop of a ruined and abandoned Detroit. Read full book review >

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THE BOILING SEASON by Christopher Hebert
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"A rich, synthesized imagining of the personal history of a country torn asunder."
A determined entrepreneur gets the opportunity to build his own private asylum in the midst of a country in turmoil. Read full book review >

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THE OLD AMERICAN by Ernest Hebert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2000

"A brilliant work, destined to be one of the great American historical novels."
The current resurgence of American historical fiction (Cold Mountain, Cloudsplitter, The Gates of the Alamo) reaches something very like an apex here, the first fiction in seven years from the critically acclaimed author of the Darby quintet (The Dogs of March, 1980, etc.) set in Hebert's native New Hampshire. Read full book review >

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MAD BOYS by Ernest Hebert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 10, 1993

"Commendable for its new (if not especially promising) direction, but a botch all the same."
Hebert has forsaken his Darby series of novels about rural New Hampshire (The Dogs of March, 1979; A Little More Than Kin, 1982, etc.)—and realism itself, for that matter—to journey among the cyberpunky ideas of virtual reality and road-novel fecklessness. Read full book review >

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DRAGONWATCH by Brandon Mull
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 14, 2017

"Fans of the series will welcome a new story arc stocked with familiar characters, settings, and adventures. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
After narrowly averting a demon apocalypse in the previous series, Fablehaven sibs Seth and Kendra face a new threat to the world. Read full book review >

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PIRATES OF THE SEA! by Brandon Dorman
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"As pirate fare goes, this is far from the only ship on the sea, but it does sail along smartly. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A pirate yarn sails familiar territory in satisfyingly rollicking fashion. 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 >