Search Results: "Bruce McCandless III"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A well-executed journey into the macabre that should give anyone pause before walking through a desolate area at night."
In McCandless' debut horror novel, a ragtag crew sets out after a killer leaving a gruesome trail through the East Texas wilderness. Read full book review >

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Beatrice and the Basilisk by Bruce McCandless III
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2012

"This brief but powerful dragon story soars."
In McCandless' (The Krottkey Chronicles, 2013) novella, a young Texas girl of today must fight a terrifying dragon.Read full book review >

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THE BLACK BOOK OF CYRENAICA by Bruce McCandless
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2015

"Not for the squeamish, but skillful, often elegant prose compensates for a disturbing tale about an American mission in Africa."
Cyrenaica—once part of the nation of Tripoli—becomes the setting for a historical novel detailing the brutal 1805 trek through the Sahara Desert during the U.S.'s first foreign military action. Read full book review >

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Color War by Bruce McCandless
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"An evocative, nostalgic coming-of-age tale and examination of bigotry."
A teenager at an East Texas summer camp in 1974 gets involved in a racial dispute in McCandless' (Sour Lake, 2011) second novel.Read full book review >

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THE GIRL I WANTED TO BE by Sarah Grace McCandless
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"Though marketed to an adult crowd, this story's focus and the voice are unmistakably YA."
A family secret forces a gawky teen to grow up quickly, in McCandless's second stab at fiction. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"A dispiriting reminder that youth is wasted on the young."
First-novelist McCandless revisits—in loosely connected chapters—the cringe-making years of adolescent missteps and mistakes. Read full book review >

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Insights by Beth Hall McCandless
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2013

"Readers shouldn't expect Sylvia Plath, but those who like 'confessional' writing may be inspired by McCandless' spirit."
McCandless offers a mosaic of musings in her first collection of poetry and prose. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF MAX AND PINKY by III Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Fans of Janet Morgan Stoeke's similarly terse, comic Minerva Louise tales will enjoy the sly humor, and be pleased to see the two buddies happily reunited at the end. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Eaton constructs a warm affirmation of budship featuring a boy, a piglet, lots of marshmallows and not much else. Read full book review >

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SUPERHEROES by III Eaton
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Though perhaps a little less original than its predecessor, Eaton's thick black lines and sublime sense of humor will undoubtedly please fans and whet the public's appetite for future adventures. (Picture book 5-7)"
Evildoers and marshmallows beware: Max and Pinky are back for their second great adventure, and this time they're playing at battling the forces of evil as Mighty Max and Stubby Sidekick. Read full book review >

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TORCHLIGHT by III Stevenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 1997

"The gripping undersea sequences offset the farfetched intrigues inside the Beltway, if only just barely."
A pair of ex-SEALs take on turncoats in the upper echelons of the US government, as well as a host of villainous foreigners, to bring an international arms trafficker to book: a diverting sea story from first-novelist Stevenson (whose forebears include the venturesome author of Treasure Island). Read full book review >

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AN ORIGINAL MAN by III Clegg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"In all, though, this is both an outstanding biography and an important contribution to the history of the Nation of Islam. (16 pages b&w photos, maps, not seen)"
A meticulous, absorbing reconstruction of the life of the ``Messenger of Allah'' who led the Nation of Islam for more than four decades, until his death in 1975. Read full book review >