Search Results: "C.J. Chivers"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"An entertaining work that combines technical details, biographies, political maneuvering and insightful military history."
An eye-opening, often grim history of automatic weapons, emphasizing the Soviet Union's murderous, wildly successful legacy. Read full book review >

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RHINO’S GREAT BIG ITCH! by Natalie Chivers
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Pretty but imperfect. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who can scratch in just the right place? Read full book review >

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DELIVERANCE by C.J. Redwine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Tedious. (Post-apocalyptic romance. 14-18)"
The post-apocalyptic romance that began with Defiance (2012) reaches its conclusion as Rachel and Logan separately work to bring down the men who have robbed them of their families and community. Read full book review >

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INHERITOR by C.J. Cherryh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1996

"A familiar yet still impressive and more or less self-contained swirl of political intrigue, filtered though a memorably alien consciousness."
Third in Cherryh's alien-contact—trilogy? series?—about the humanoid alien "atevi" and the human colonists they've permitted to occupy the island of Mospheira (Invader, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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HELLBURNER by C.J. Cherryh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"A disappointment after sparkling work last time out."
Direct sequel to Heavy Time (1991) and part of Cherryh's medium-future Company Wars spacefaring saga (Cyteen, etc.) about a thoroughly disunited Solar System facing invasion by genetically engineered superman. Read full book review >

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RUSALKA by C.J. Cherryh
Released: Oct. 1, 1989

"Mechanics-wise, a pretty good plot, if only so-so characters and setting What's missing is atmosphere, tension, chills and thrills—anything, in sum, that might galvanize this earnest, plodding, uncompelling, and decidedly overlong yarn."
From the author of Cyteen, Downbelow Station, and various other works of science fiction: a fantasy of Old Russia, where powerful spirits lurk in every natural feature of the landscape and Christianity, never mind Marxism, isn't even a distant prospect. Read full book review >

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STONE COLD by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 11, 2014

"Suspenseful yet routine, with oversized bogeymen who seem more menacing than they really are, ethical dilemmas that dissolve under pressure and an ending that tests your tolerance for coincidence. Below average for this splendid yet checkered series."
Joe Pickett's fantastical 14th pits him against a nest of assassins that just happens to include his old pal Nate Romanowski. Read full book review >

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DARK FIRE by C.J. Sansom
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 2005

"Rich period detail and solid history underpin the totally imaginary Greek Fire business."
Tudor barrister Matthew Shardlake (Dissolution, 2003) plumbs the mysteries of Byzantine flame-throwing as he fights for the life of an accused murderess. Read full book review >

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HEARTSTONE by C.J. Sansom
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 24, 2011

"The characters are sympathetic and the quirks of the historic courts interesting enough, but the plot is so tangled in the tedium of troop movements and provisions that it drags on longer than Catherine and Henry's marriage. Best for historical sticklers, military fans and encyclopedists."
Matthew Shardlake, the hunchback serjeant of the Tudor courts, undertakes his fifth series of cases (Revelation, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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BELOW ZERO by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 23, 2009

"Though one of Box's plot twists pays off in spades, most of them don't, and the latest round of Joe's unending domestic troubles reads like soap opera. Despite incidental pleasures, this is the weakest of Joe's nine cases to date."
Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett (Blood Trail, 2008, etc.) is at it again. Read full book review >