Search Results: "Charles L. Granata"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"What it takes to make a hit record—and to handle success with grace, class and humor."
Portrait of the artist as a nice man. Read full book review >

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Widowmaker by Charles L. Carson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2014

"An influx of antagonists nearly upstages the hero, but it's fun to watch crooks do what they do best."
Attorney Jack McManus' new gig at the Department of Justice finds him at the Shaolin Monastery searching for the culprits behind airplane crashes in Carson's (Palmdale, 2011, etc.) latest thriller.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Not as gripping as its title implies, but, still, a thoughtful contribution to the literature on a controversial subject."
Bosk (Sociology/Univ. of Penn) examines the work of genetic counselors at a pseudonymous large urban clinical-and-research center, dubbed here the ``Nightingale Children's Center,'' and then casts a critical eye on his own research techniques. Read full book review >

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FIRE MASK by Charles L. Grant
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1991

From a well-known writer of horror and suspense, a routine, murky thriller. Read full book review >

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RVR by Charles L. Carson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"A winsome protagonist who can pass for an action hero even in a courtroom."
In Carson's debut thriller, terrorists behind recent airplane crashes make their next target a San Francisco lawyer whose class-action suit may be exposing too much about their operations. Read full book review >

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Palmdale by Charles L. Carson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"Frank's legal wiles give him sound instincts, but his determination makes him a worthy gumshoe."
In the second of Carson's (RVR, 2010) McManus Thrillers series, the attorney's two most recent cases have something in common—an illegal aliens/drugs smuggling scheme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2002

"Readers of William Safire, Anne Soukhanov, and other language mavens will want to add this slender study to their collections."
An abalone-to-woodchuck tour of the Native American contribution to the American vocabulary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FINAL SHADOWS by Charles L. Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 1991

"A solid and readable batch, in general, but unexciting and somewhat monotonous, with the editorial fizz mostly dissipated."
After a dozen years and volumes, editor Grant has decided to call it quits—so the present compilation of 36 dark fantasy stories will be the last. Read full book review >

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IN THE FOG by Charles L. Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Not a four-star horror destination, but Greystone Bay is worth a detour by those already en route to H.P. Lovecraft's Miskatonic Valley or Stephen King's Castle Rock."
Fourth and final volume—but only the first in hardcover—of original stories about spooky doings in the Massachusetts oceanside town of Greystone Bay (The Seaharp Hotel, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SEVEN DEADLIES by Charles L. Stafford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"A sometimes gloomy experience in the lives of despondent characters but undeniably provocative and all-consuming."
In debut novelist Stafford's searing drama, AA meeting attendees find their lives have strange past and ongoing connections. Read full book review >