Search Results: "Bryan Magee"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Magee is best at presenting the ideas of these, his favorites, but he could have done so in a much shorter book and without the melodramatic portrayals of his own intellectual suffering."
A British popularizer of philosophy, Magee (coauthor, On Blindness, 1995, etc.), writes an overblown account of his lifelong interest in philosophical ideas. Read full book review >

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THE TRISTAN CHORD by Bryan Magee
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2001

"Clearly aware that intellectual influences are only one stream flowing into great operas, Magee doesn't overstate the significance of such currents, yet his mellow, lucid interpretation of how they informed and nourished Wagner's libretti is highly persuasive."
A sound and highly readable exploration of the composer's philosophical milieu. Read full book review >

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ON BLINDNESS by Bryan Magee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Milligan and Magee's tangling with philosophic theories of knowledge detracts from their intelligent, unfortunately truncated dialogue of the experience of sightlessness."
Two philosophers, one blind since just after birth, exchange views more over their philosophic differences than their perceptual ones. Read full book review >

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President Blog by Doug Magee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2016

"A political satire about an unconventional candidate that both thrills and edifies."
An anonymous blogger suddenly becomes a serious contender for the American presidency in this satire. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2007

"An entertaining and enjoyable journey with a most agreeable tour guide."
From Chattanooga Times Free Press columnist Magee, an amusing and illuminating series of essays about the New South that read like conversations with a friend. Read full book review >

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Closure by David Magee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2015

"A slow boil that expertly paints a private detective and the war-torn land where he resides."
In Magee's debut thriller, a British military operative turned private investigator gets caught in a crossfire when a missing person case takes him deep into the Republican heartland of north Belfast. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT HAS EARS by Ashley  Bryan
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

Every country boasts its own proverbs, but unless US children study a foreign language or live in a bilingual family, their exposure to these pithy sayings can be limited. Read full book review >

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WARRIOR by Bryan Davis
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"However, much of this disturbing subtext will likely pass by the target audience, who will delight in the wildly inventive worldbuilding, exciting adventure and copious religious allusions. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
An exciting and evocative Christian fantasy puts an imaginative spin on the Exodus tale, but it is marred by a confusing structure and questionable implications. Read full book review >

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MEET ME HERE by Bryan Bliss
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 31, 2016

"A love story between brothers, the novel provides a touching glimpse of a different kind of courage. (Fiction. 14-18)"
On graduation night, the road less traveled leads to a new understanding between friends and family. Read full book review >

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THE SHANGHAI INCIDENT by Bryan Methods
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A plodding sequel showing signs that the series is already running low on inspirational steam. (Adventure. 10-12)"
Having (they think) vanquished one shadowy secret society in their first exploit (The Thief's Apprentice, 2016), young Oliver and Mr. Scant, his claw-handed valet/mentor, tackle several more in their second. Read full book review >