Search Results: "Chris Kyle"


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AMERICAN GUN by Chris Kyle
NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2013

"Will appeal to military buffs, conservative readers and, of course, firearms enthusiasts."
A raucous and duly violent tour of American history through the sights of 10 famous weapons, from the Kentucky long rifle to the M-16. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"This aggressively written account of frontline combat, with plenty of action and technical nitty-gritty, should appeal to conservative readers and military buffs."
Memoir of America's most prolific sniper, with an emphasis on the grisly, unpredictable nature of contemporary warfare. Read full book review >

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SMASH by Chris A.  Bolton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Three cheers for the underdog. Maybe in future episodes he'll acquire better homework habits. (Graphic fantasy. 9-11)"
In this webcomic's print opener, a 9-year-old acquires superpowers but still has issues, such as his fear of heights and the difficulty of sneaking out of the house at night to fight crime. Read full book review >

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Unsung Heroes by Kyle Gurkovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A well-written, high-spirited time-travel novel that offers some thrills but fails to deliver anything startlingly new to the genre."
A Celt from the 10th century C.E. embarks on a quest through time in Gurkovich's debut book, an energetic fantasy adventure. Read full book review >

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Split Brain by Kyle Hemmings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2016

"A bold, if opaque, collection that often feels like avant-garde poetry compressed from stanzas to paragraphs."
A short fiction and poetry specialist collects 33 pieces of experimental, surreal, and mildly otherworldly prose. Read full book review >

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DARKNESS AND LIGHT by Kyle Hoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2016

"A more polished and entertaining second installment covers much of the same ground as the first."
In the second of Hoy's (Darkness and Light: Rise of the Omans, 2015) fantasy series, humans may hold the key to the survival of powerful beings from another world.Read full book review >

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THE BEAUTIFUL UNSEEN by Kyle Boelte
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"In this occasionally overwrought but often moving memoir, Boelte ends with a different perspective than when he started."
An extended meditation on fog, perception, memory and mortality. Read full book review >

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THE FLAMES by Kyle Prue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2017

"Exemplary tale of supernatural warfare and unforgettable characters."
A teen with special powers must decide if he'll join a revolution against a wicked empire in this second installment of a YA fantasy-adventure series. Read full book review >

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ROBERT LUDLUM'S THE ARES DECISION by Kyle Mills
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Nothing fancy here, but plenty of comfort food for those with an appetite for the thriller genre."
Diabolical Caleb Bahame, "brutal terrorist and cult leader," has unleashed hell in Uganda, and there are rumors Bahame is seeking an unholy alliance. Read full book review >

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PRAYING DRUNK by Kyle Minor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2014

"There's cynicism and despair and nihilism in the collection, certainly, but there's courage too and a measure of blood-tinged beauty."
An award-winning short fiction author offers 12 stories so ripe with realism as to suggest a roman à clef.Read full book review >