Search Results: "Brian J. O'Connor"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Combined with an easygoing reassurance to readers that not every month can be a challenge-busting month, the author provides useful information and savings tips that can be applied to most readers' personal situations."
A nuts-and-bolts guide to cutting expenses. Read full book review >

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The Ascent of PJ Marshall by Brian J. Anderson
Released: Dec. 7, 2012

"A sometimes clunky, often confusing and slow-paced thriller that fails to deliver the chills."
In this debut novel, a devoted son sets out to discover his father's whereabouts after he suddenly, inexplicably disappears. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE OF FOOD by Brian J. Ford
NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 2000

"A provocative if somewhat unfocused look at a subject near and dear to everyone."
Even for those who rarely think beyond their next meal, food is an inescapable part of the future. Here, a British biologist tries to foretell what's likely to end up on our table in years to come. Read full book review >

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HOLACRACY by Brian J. Robertson
NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2015

"Despite some intriguing nuggets scattered throughout, this book is a booster piece seemingly based on science but proposing a remedy for not adequately specified conditions."
An introduction to a new kind of corporate management system modeled on the self-organizing structures of organic matter. Read full book review >

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Fregoli Delusion by Brian J. Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2015

"An unnerving villain and good guys who may be bad turn this murder tale into an exceptional mystery."
While a string of killings shakes the Jersey Shore, a cult survivor, suffering lapses in memory, searches for his fellow absconders in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

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SHIELD THE SOURCE by Brian J. Karem
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1992

"Interesting, but suffering from tunnel vision and an odd lack of drama."
A slow-paced account of how San Antonio TV-reporter Karem was jailed for refusing to surrender his notes on the slaying of a local cop. Read full book review >

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ADDERALL BLUES by Brian J. Robinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 31, 2017

"An astute, if sometimes-undisciplined, remembrance."
A personal memoir recounts a young man's battle with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, as well as the drugs he used to tame it. Read full book review >

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DUNE: HOUSE ATREIDES by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 12, 1999

"In a word, satisfying: all Dune fans will want to investigate, newcomers will be tempted, and it should promote fresh interest in the magnificent original series. (Author tour)"
Since Frank Herbert, author of the mighty Dune series (ending with Chapterhouse: Dune, 1985) died in 1986, rumors have been circulating that his son Brian (Sudanna, Sudanna, 1985) would continue the saga. Read full book review >

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THE WINDS OF DUNE by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Slim pickings, even for Dune fanatics."
With all the main events of Frank Herbert's Dune universe now in the bag, all that remains is for his team of successors (Paul of Dune, 2008, etc.) to fill out the corners. Read full book review >

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THE ALLEY CAT by Brian J. Heinz
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1993

"Big Red'' and his feral pals. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Christiana, the gifted author-illustrator of Drawer in a Drawer (1990), does his best, but it's still not quite enough to retrieve this doggerel account of a cat scrapping with another tom to win a chop flung out by the butcher's wife (``A monstrous woman thick of brow/With shoulders broader than a cow,/She squints through cold, unfeeling eyes./Her thick hands heave the tasty prize...'') and then, quite unrealistically, taking it home to his mate and little ones. Read full book review >

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AWAKENING by Brian Herbert
Released: March 26, 2013

"A routine entry in a mediocre series, strictly for fans already hooked with volume one."
Part two of the interstellar war/alien contact series that kicked off with Hellhole (2011). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Readers will sail just as lightly through this gallery of achievers, marveling as they go. (Picture book/poetry. 7-10)"
Lewis leaves behind the serious mood of his Freedom Like Sunlight: Praisesongs for Black Americans (2000) with jocose commemorations of 22 more important notables. Read full book review >