Search Results: "Brian Cramer"


BOOK REVIEW

What the Luck? by Brian Cramer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2014

"A somewhat entertaining but plodding international action-farce."
Cramer's (One Calvin, 2013, etc.) comic-adventure novel follows a supernaturally lucky American expatriate through Japan's mysterious underworld. Read full book review >

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EINSTEIN'S BRIDGE by John Cramer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1997

"Cramer splendidly demonstrates just how fascinating and mind- boggling real science can be, and shows exactly how vulnerable basic research is to political whim."
Arriving too late for a full review, physicist-author Cramer's latest hard science fiction yarn (Twistor, 1989) begins in an alternate ``bubble'' universe where the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) project didn't collapse through lack of funding in the 1990s. Read full book review >

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TWISTED by Cahroul Cramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Nostalgia buffs put off by this first novel's slapdash writing and slablike characters may want to persist to the ending, where they'll see the return of a trick first popularized by Mickey Spillane half a century ago."
Heidi Sinclair's divorced her husband, recorded a hit song, and signed a contract to voice the latest Disney animated film, but her luck runs out when she's stabbed to death in her shower, followed closely by Brett Noble, the eligible San Francisco bachelor whose post-coital doze in her bed is turned into something more bloody and permanent. Read full book review >

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A NIGHT IN MOONBEAM COUNTY by Alexander Cramer
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1994

"Readers who found Judith Gorog's masterful On Meeting Witches At Wells (1991) to their taste will happily devour this inventive first book. (Fiction. 11-15)"
A savory sequence of 11 supernatural tales-within-a-tale, told by former residents of a remote mountain settlement. Read full book review >

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TWISTOR by John Cramer
Released: March 20, 1989

Hard science sf, involving other worlds, weird machines, computers and assorted bad guys; real-life physicist Cramer's debut. Read full book review >

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GREAT WATERS by Deborah Cramer
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A powerful and provocative synthesis: first-rate science journalism. (20 line drawings, maps)"
Sailing from Woods Hole to Barbados, a science writer waxes lyrical, analytical, and admonitory about the ocean she loves. Read full book review >

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NIGHT OF THE PURPLE MOON by Scott Cramer
Released: May 28, 2012

"A heartwarming but not overly sentimental story of survival."
This modern, dystopian YA novel takes on a classic scenario: children left to fend for themselves in the wake of disaster. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2016

"An essential marketing manual for both the uninitiated and the experienced."
A guide to branded content that offers a newer, hipper version of "publish or perish." Read full book review >

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JIM CRAMER'S GET RICH CAREFULLY by James J. Cramer
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Look to this book for guiding principles rather than specific tips."
Forget about getting rich quick: The new investment climate, writes Mad Money host Cramer (Jim Cramer's Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World, 2005, etc.), is "treacherous....[B]izarre stock movements have become the staple, if not the hallmark, of this era." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 4, 1992

"Exhaustively researched and written in a hot, jarring, unsentimental prose: the perfect antidote to election-year mythologizing."
Irreverent, highly knowledgeable look at the 1988 presidential primaries by Pulitzer-winning journalist Cramer. Read full book review >

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HEAVEN'S WARRIORS by Daniel L. Cramer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 30, 2014

"Ambitious and otherworldly, though a storyline worth following rarely shines through."
A twisting quest winds through varying realms in Cramer's debut. Read full book review >