Search Results: "Cher Fischer"


BOOK REVIEW

FALLING INTO GREEN by Cher Fischer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2012

"Fischer's debut may come off as preachy to all but the most avid friends of planet earth."
A nature lover turns amateur detective in a story that combines mystery with relentless do-gooding. Read full book review >

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SPIDER BOYS by Ming Cher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Still, an interesting voice on an age-old theme."
A bare-bones, gritty, and entertaining first novel about street kids in 1955 Singapore. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST TIME by Cher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 1998

"As an added bonus, one can open the book at almost any page and start right in—the perfect arrangement for hard-pressed readers. (32 pages color and b&w photos) (Television satellite tour)"
A collection of short, easily digestible anecdotes—of her first Rolling Stones concert, her first solo recording, her first wedding ceremony—told by Cher and committed to paper in a tone of talkiness that seems to come straight from the tape recorder. Read full book review >

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THE THOUGHT GANG by Tibor Fischer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Clever, but not obnoxious like so many young Brit wits, Fischer captures a wild end of the millennium funkiness: He's a boss young writer with great stateside potential."
The second novel by the author of Under the Frog (1994, not reviewed) is a history of Western philosophy disguised as hard- boiled crime fiction, which may be the only way to do philosophy these days—slanted, skewed, and rude. Read full book review >

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Heavy Weather by Normandie Fischer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2015

"A heavy, suspenseful North Carolina novel about parenthood, human connection, and how to make peace with the cards you're dealt.
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Set in the coastal town of Beaufort, North Carolina, Fischer's (Becalmed, 2013, etc.) novel focuses on a multifarious cast whose very different lives end up intertwining in ways they never expected. Read full book review >

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VOYAGE TO THE END OF THE ROOM by Tibor Fischer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Nonsense, largely, crafted to frame Fischer's dead-on social observations and murderous wit, and if you're in the mood, it's pretty wonderful."
An agoraphobe in London muses and reminisces. She has much to remember and ponder, most of it very funny indeed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Short on background material and chronology, but Fischer's impressionistic, anecdotal style will engage military-history fans. (Sixteen-page b&w insert—not seen.)"
Here, Fischer (American Studies/Notre Dame; Notre Dame Remembered, 1986) writes vividly of the ``Green Hell'' of southeast Asia after Japan struck in WW II. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 20, 2006

"Quite nicely done. (Fiction. YA)"
A seventh-grader is expelled from school for wearing a shirt reading, “Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas.” Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTOR COLLECTOR by Tibor Fischer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"For all of its manic inventiveness—the wordplay, the rhymes, the new vocabulary—Fischer's goofy novel is a victim of its own cleverness. (Author tour)"
The latest by the author of the witty The Thought Gang (1995), etc., is a disappointment of mind-numbing proportions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK's propaganda machinery."
Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. Read full book review >