Search Results: "C.J. Duarte"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DASH by C.J. Duarte
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"The rambling misadventures of flat characters."
After a rough night of writer's block, a "cash supervisor" named Claire jumps off a ledge and falls into a mysterious vortex that spits her into an alternate world. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Like her All the Stars in the Sky: Native Stories of the Heavens (2006), this digestible gathering will draw young readers—but fewer storytellers, as there are no source notes. (afterword) (Folktales. 9-11)"
In a slim and watery collection of northerly First Nations tales, land-dwellers fall in love with sea-dwellers, contentious humans are nearly all wiped out in a flood sent by exasperated spirits and the kindly Great Spirit temporarily gives over the souls of the dead to his opposite number, Evil Minded, but keeps them safe from harm by transforming them into ground mist. Read full book review >

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WATCHED by C.J. Lyons
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A high-speed thriller elevated by its unflinching focus on the harrowing effects of online bullying. (Thriller. 14-18)"
After suffering unthinkable trauma at the hands of an online criminal mastermind, two teens join forces to fight back. Read full book review >

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BITE by C.J. Tosh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Strains so hard to be fun! sexy! cool! that it ends up being none of the above."
Two frustrated journalists decide that what the world needs is another vacuous magazine. Read full book review >

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DISSOLUTION by C.J. Sansom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2003

"Spooky atmosphere and a wealth of fascinating historical tidbits suffer from rather grinding detective work."
A brilliant lawyer investigates murder in a monastery that's under attack by Henry VIII's greedy forces of secularism. Read full book review >

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THE COMPANY CAR by C.J. Hribal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2005

"As flawed as real life, and every bit as absorbing."
A big-hearted tale recalls the interconnected lives of two generations of a Midwestern family, by Wisconsin author Hribal (The Clouds in Memphis, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE GOBLIN MIRROR by C.J. Cherryh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"But, for all that, the construction bears signs of haste, the ideas aren't fully thought through; and the texture tends toward the lumpy: Cherryh clearly stands in danger of overextending her considerable talents."
Fantasy set in an environment cognate with Cherryh's successful Rusalka trilogy (most recently Yvgenie, 1991) where magic works, ghosts and goblins are real, and everyone who matters is noble or wizardly or, preferably, both. Read full book review >

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CUCKOO'S EGG by C.J. Cherryh
Released: April 15, 1985

"However, it is fast-moving, tautly written, and pleasingly sure-footed—soothing, if not moving."
From the author of Downbelow Station: a believable and well worked-out tale about a human child raised by aliens. Read full book review >

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BROOKLYN KNIGHT by C.J.  Henderson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Henderson delivers an entertaining Indiana Jones-style adventure with snappy dialogue and intriguing characters. As a bonus, he throws in a number of real-life historical tidbits about New York, a city the author clearly loves."
A museum curator and his intern battle supernatural thieves in this fast-paced urban-fantasy mystery. Read full book review >

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 >