Search Results: "Brian Castner"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2012

"Scarifying stuff, without any mawkishness or dumb machismo—not quite on the level of Jarhead, but absolutely worth reading."
"The first thing you should know about me is that I'm Crazy." So begins this affecting tale of a modern war and its home-front consequences. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"A must-read for military buffs and a should-read for anyone who has given even a cursory thought to the U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq."
The search for the story behind an IED death leads to the history of the post-9/11 wars and the lives of the men and women who fight them. Read full book review >

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BRIAN NINE by Craig L. DeLue
Released: Dec. 12, 2011

"DeLue proves to be a wizard of his craft as he builds Carpella into a world imbued with natural human emotion, savory plotlines, memorable characters, history-changing situations, a fight for freedom and everlasting glory in this epic page-turner."
In DeLue's debut, teenagers Brian Nine and Will Star are onboard a spaceship when a bolt of lightning causes an accidental launch and the subsequent discovery of a new, inhabited planet. Read full book review >

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BRIAN BORU by Morgan Llywelyn
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A satisfying tale of majesty and magic. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 12+)"
Adapted from the author's bestselling adult title Lion of Ireland (1980), about the charismatic man who united the Irish under his rule in the tenth century. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD AHEAD by Adrian Bonenberger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"These stories provide plenty of revelation on the nature of the war and the soldiers who continue to fight it."
An anthology of stories covering a literary terrain as expansive as the seemingly endless "war on terror" that spawned it. Read full book review >

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BRIAN JONES by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"An intimate portrait of the multifaceted and beguiling Jones, who forever changed popular music and culture."
A lively biography of the enigmatic founder of the Rolling Stones, who was dethroned and died just as the band approached its artistic peak. Read full book review >

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BIG BRAVE BRIAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"This fits well into the pantheon of scary stories for younger children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Big Brave Brian tackles common childhood fears: Something is under the bed or something is in the closet, for example. Read full book review >

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I AM BRIAN WILSON by Brian Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"As a study in creativity, superb, though as memoir, partial and a touch reluctant. Whatever the case, essential for any Beach Boys fan."
Everyone's favorite musical mad scientist reveals a troubled yet hopeful life. Read full book review >

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BRIAN IN THREE SEASONS by Patricia Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Deftly done."
The neatly ordered days of a gay man in New York are disrupted by his irascible father's illness. Read full book review >

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BRIAN AND BOB by Georgie Ripper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Then they get back to doing what they do best: snoozing, hanging out at the food bowl, and looking around—la dolce vita. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An improbable tale, but a happily-ever-after one, so young readers will suspend their disbelief as they pull for the reunion of Ripper's guinea pig protagonists. Read full book review >

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BRIAN BANANA DUCK SUNSHINE YELLOW by Chris McKimmie
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"The hues aren't quite as vibrant as Chris Raschka's, but the sensibility is as authentically childlike. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this color-themed import from Australia, a lad sporting a tied-on duck's bill and a yellow cap describes the pleasures of going to (and getting lost in) the supermarket with his "Na-na," who calls him "Banana," taking a walk with his "Grumpy" and flying off in search of a giant yellow duck. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER LIFE OF BRIAN by Graham Parker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"As road trips go, nothing to write home about."
A misanthropic rock star on the back end of his career discovers that touring the world's backwaters isn't much fun. Read full book review >