Search Results: "C.K. Burch"


BOOK REVIEW

The Icarus Void by C.K. Burch
Released: Dec. 11, 2011

"Despite an overcrowded cast, the competent dialogue and well-developed characters enhance this decent contribution to the genre."
Burch's debut sci-fi novel offers creepy atmosphere in a deep-space. Read full book review >

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HALFLINGS by Heather Burch
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"In the end, readers will be left scratching their heads wondering what actually happened and, worse, whether they even care. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
If this novel were a holiday, it would undoubtedly be New Year's Eve—full of the promise of fun and romance, but a whopping disappointment in the end. Read full book review >

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HIT THE ROAD, MANNY by Christian Burch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"Delightful but misdirected. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The manny is back, and he's on the road with Keats and crew in an RV bound for Las Vegas. Read full book review >

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THE MANNY FILES by Christian Burch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Meanwhile, share this one with any fabulous adult friends you may have. (Fiction. 9-12)"
If the author and publisher had decided to pitch this story as an adult title, it might have been wildly successful. Read full book review >

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A Book of Revelations by A.C. Burch
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A colorful topography of mostly LGBT-related outings, forays, and adventures."
Drag performers, detectives, and community moguls meet in Burch's (The Homeport Journals, 2015, etc.) collection, which features coming-out stories with a twist.Read full book review >

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MANSFIELD by C.K. Stead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Relies too much on its characters' famous names to hold the reader's attention."
Stead (Talking About O'Dwyer, 2000, etc.) takes a fellow New Zealander, short-story master Katherine Mansfield, as the protagonist of his listless tenth novel. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF THE BODY by C.K. Stead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"An amusing, clever, and agreeably literate portrait of a hapless Lucky Jim sort."
A witty romp through New Zealand academe—with metafiction and mystery joining hands in the picaresque adventures of Professor Harry Butler, obsessed with the Mind/Body problem in more ways than one. Read full book review >

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The Ludolf Papers by C.K. Carlson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2016

"A vividly rendered, meticulously researched, and often engrossing read for war buffs and historical suspense fans."
Conspiracy, espionage, and historical suspense prove a heady combination in this debut thriller about Nazi war crimes and big pharma. Read full book review >

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MISGIVINGS by C.K. Williams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"Sad, almost grim, rewarding."
Award-winning poet Williams (Repair, 1999) looks back on his parents' unhappy marriage, a mix of personalities that was guaranteed from the start to produce some sparks—and did. Read full book review >

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CACTUS JUMPERS by Andrew Burch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"A traditional Western that embraces the clear division between right and wrong, the role of the hero, and the power of redemption, though the resulting narrative needs a bit more polish."
A marshal, a minister, and a group of drifters confront a powerful rancher and an ambitious businessman over a woman's murder in a 19th-century California town. Read full book review >

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ROMANCING BOUDICA by Steve Burch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2014

"As erotic and violent as one would expect for a story of Ancient Rome and rebellion, the book offers a humanizing rendering of the infamous Queen Boudica."
A historical novel about Queen Boudica and the Iceni uprising from author Burch (Angels and Vampires, 2013). Read full book review >

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GUARDIAN by Heather Burch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Fans of the series will likely be entertained, but those who disliked Halflings (2012) shouldn't seek redemption here. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
The second installment of the Halflings trilogy picks up right where readers left off, with Nikki Youngblood caught smack-dab in the middle of a love triangle between the two half-men, half-angels assigned to protect her. Read full book review >