Search Results: "C. Robert Cargill"


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SEA OF RUST by C. Robert Cargill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Innovative worldbuilding, a tight plot, and cinematic action sequences make for an exciting ride through a blasted landscape full of dying robots."
Cargill (Queen of the Dark Things, 2014, etc.) takes readers to Earth's post-human future in which robots struggle to survive and remain free of their own robot overlords. Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF THE DARK THINGS by C. Robert Cargill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Highly impressive while not always fully engaging, though fans of the first book won't be disappointed."
Sequel to Dreams and Shadows (2013), an urban fantasy following the career of young Austin, Texas, wizard Colby Stevens. Read full book review >

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DREAMS AND SHADOWS by C. Robert Cargill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A mesmerizing and highly original debut."
Contemporary fairies-among-us yarn; screenwriter and film critic Cargill's debut. Read full book review >

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C by Tom McCarthy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Flawed but fascinating."
An ambitious, epochal second novel from the author of Remainder (2007). Read full book review >

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FORMAT C: by Edwin Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1999

"Others, perhaps, will not, although Black throughout shows great smarts and at times displays virtuoso rhetoric. (First printing of 50,000; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Massively conceived, neatly chiseled computer novel that begins on the wrong foot with lists of consumer goods enjoyed by a sybaritic hero only a Honda Del Sol salesman could love. Read full book review >

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THE CITIES THAT BUILT THE BIBLE by Robert R. Cargill
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2016

"A solid concept led astray by the perceived need to entertain the masses, à la the History Channel."
A lighthearted exploration of the history of the Bible, as seen through cities key to its development. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2005

"An Israeli version of Anthony Swofford's Jarhead (2004), both hard-nosed and thoughtful—and most illuminating."
A nuanced view of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by a former foot soldier in the long war. Read full book review >

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COMPANY C by John Sack
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"Readers in search of a gritty grunt's-eye view of the Gulf War will be far better served by Carsten Stroud's estimable Iron Bravo (1995)."
A journalist's perfervid, impressionistic, and ultimately pointless take on an American armored unit that survived Desert Storm with a minimum of combat casualties. Read full book review >

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MIDDLE C by William H. Gass
Released: March 12, 2013

"Gass, now 88, clearly has endings on his mind, which he addresses with fearsome brio and wit."
Misanthropy, atrocity, the Midwest—Gass revisits some familiar themes in this novel, though this ride is smoother than its epic predecessor, The Tunnel (1995). Read full book review >

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The C ENIGMA by Spiros Gratsias
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A myriad of codes and riddles provide a solid amount of enjoyment for fans of mysteries or espionage thrillers."
In Gratsias' debut historical thriller, an anthropologist learns that his family may be linked to a decadeslong war between good and evil. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2010

"An eye-opener that rings multiple alarms."
The story of the evangelical elite's efforts to promote Christian ideals in U.S. domestic and international affairs. Read full book review >