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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"An absorbing, well-written memoir by a brave adventurer who discovered her own life."
In this memoir, a documentary filmmaker describes her dramatic journeys, both outward and inward. Read full book review >

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GHOST DETECTIVE by Janet C.K.
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 30, 2015

"A delightful mystery even if it seems more like a series introduction than its own distinct story."
In C.K.'s debut thriller, aliens save a detective who then continues to work cases—despite the fact that he turns into a ghost every night. Read full book review >

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REPAIR by C.K. Williams
Released: June 1, 1999

"It's hard to find a whole lot to enjoy in a poet who moans: 'The agonizing plasma consciousness can be.'"
The much-celebrated Princeton professor (whose honors include an NBCC award) provides in this, his eight book of verse, a wishful definition of his art: a poet is 'someone who lives in words, making a world from their music." Read full book review >

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TALKING ABOUT O’DWYER by C.K. Stead
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A quiet—perhaps too quiet—agreeably literate novel that vividly evokes time and place."
A long conversation about a recently deceased colleague and fellow New Zealander becomes a beautifully rendered but curiously unmoving tale of tragic missteps and regrets. Read full book review >

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NASHBOROUGH by Elsie Burch Donald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Busy and ultimately superficial, for all its serious intentions."
First-novelist Donald ("a member of one of America's families, the Polks") chronicles the declining power of two blueblood Tennessee families—in a narrative overloaded with obtrusive commentary and a cast of thousands. Read full book review >

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Vampires In The Vatican by Stephen James Burch
Released: May 14, 2014

"Lord maketh darkness, just as He maketh the light.'"
In Burch's (Angels and Vampires, 2013) horror novel, a conflict boils over at the Vatican, where the ranks of evil have learned to blend in with the good. Read full book review >

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I KNOW IT’S OVER by C.K. Kelly Martin
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"Rich characters and honest interactions set Martin's debut novel apart, and readers will look forward to whatever gestates next. (Fiction. YA)"
One relationship ends, another begins. 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 >