Search Results: "Brandon Hebert"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >