Search Results: "Charles Falco"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A blur of pulpy violence that may appeal to those who romanticize the biker lifestyle. The book is quite similar to George Rowe's Gods of Mischief (2013)."
Fevered yet strangely generic account of a lawbreaker who came to enjoy a high-risk occupation: infiltrating outlaw motorcycle gangs. Read full book review >

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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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YOUR BEST BETS FOR FASCINATING SF/F/H READS IN JULY
by John DeNardo

Summer reading season is in full swing, and if you'd like to join the beach party, there's plenty of entertainment to be found in the pages of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. July's cream of the crop includes stories about a robot hitman, a dark and previously unseen perspective on Peter Pan, a woman with supernatural ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Methodically weak, but, still, a good overview of prevention and treatment efforts."
Enthusiastic and well-researched but flawed survey of drug- prevention programs. Read full book review >

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TOUGHS by Ed Falco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Falco's style tends toward reportorial, which gives the book a texture different from classic noir yet provides an intriguing read for crime-fiction fans."
Falco (The Family Corleone, 2012, etc.) dissects a New York City gangland war over Prohibition speak-easies and rumrunning.Read full book review >

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ACID by Edward Falco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Falco's voice, though, is his own, and his work keeps getting better and better."
Author of a previous collection (Plato at Scratch Daniel's, 1990) and a novel (Winter in Florida, 1990), Falco writes tense, gritty fiction that portrays ordinary people caught between the claims of ``normal'' life and the lure of the forbidden and untasted. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE MAGIC FIVE & DIME by Steve Hockensmith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2014

"Hockensmith (World's Greatest Sleuth, 2011, etc.) and Falco provide their tough-cookie heroine with such an appealing line of patter that it's no surprise when Logan asks her, 'Are you nuts or do you just not give a crap?'"
A telemarketer hikes out to the Arizona hinterlands to claim an unlikely inheritance from an even more unlikely mother. Read full book review >

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A BOY AND HIS SKUNK
by Leila Roy

“I love him,” Bat said. He hadn’t meant to say it out loud. Mom laughed. “Careful, or you might make me jealous,” she said.
“But it’s true,” Bat said. “I love him.” 
Mom said they’d have to hand the kit over to the rescue center in a month. But Bat, holding the tiny animal in ...

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FOOL ME ONCE by Steve Hockensmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2015

"Even if the mystery is fairly standard, Alanis' sophomore adventure (The White Magic Five and Dime, 2014) is delightfully quirky. As a bonus, several informative tarot readings are embedded in the narrative, and each chapter begins with a pertinent card and quotation."
A wisecracking magic-shop owner turns sleuth to exonerate a friend from a murder rap. Read full book review >

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GIVE THE DEVIL HIS DUE by Steve Hockensmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2017

"It's every man, woman, and teen for himself as the authors uncork their third free-wheeling adventure set in the craziest town west of Maggody, Arkansas."
A fortuneteller gets the surprise of her life. Read full book review >

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START YOUR READING YEAR OFF RIGHT WITH JANUARY'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Another year of reading begins! What better way to start it off than with books that will stretch your imagination? This month's selection of the best science fiction and fantasy reads offers sword and sorcery, eldritch horrors, a richly-imagined forest world, deals with the Devil in the Old West, espionage across parallel worlds, and a 25th Century whodunit ...


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THE FAMILY CORLEONE by Mario Puzo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2012

"A worthy addition to the lurid world of the Five Families, if not quite an offer you can't refuse."
Don Corleone's family navigates opportunity and treachery as Prohibition comes to a close in New York. Read full book review >