Search Results: "Chris Mooney"


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THE REPUBLICAN WAR ON SCIENCE by Chris Mooney
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Mooney has put the right-wing handwriting on the wall, and the prospect is scary."
A litany of indictments of misuse and abuse by the current administration, painstakingly documented by a journalist who has made science and politics his beat. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"'We can't give an exact answer about how global warning will modify hurricanes,' concludes the author. 'Yet [that] doesn't mean we have no right to feel concerned.'"
Absorbing, informed account of the politics behind a pressing contemporary controversy: Does global warming intensify hurricanes? Read full book review >

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WORLD WITHOUT END by Chris Mooney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 2001

"Still, there is little to recommend here, even to hardcore fans of this particular subgenre, and Stephen's weary disillusionment at the close, while predictable, is neither persuasive nor affecting."
An egregiously implausible technothriller that manages to combine a great deal of violence and action without providing either tension or suspense, an unlikely accomplishment. Read full book review >

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DEVIANT WAYS by Chris Mooney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Crisply written, skillfully paced, with respectful attention to details about explosives and serial-killer tracking techniques: the pages turn in spite of a tiresomely formulaic plot."
Routine, by-the-numbers psychokiller tale set in Massachusetts's tony Marblehead beach town and the New England sticks that delivers all the nail-biting suspense the genre requires. Read full book review >

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REMEMBERING SARAH by Chris Mooney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2004

"Mooney (World Without End, 2001, etc.) offers a sympathetic protagonist in a compelling situation, and for some that will be enough to get them through the storm of wildly implausible plotting that blows up toward the end."
A young girl is stolen in a near-miss psychological thriller, Mooney's third, triggering guilt, blame, and violence as bitter by-products. Read full book review >

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The Body of Chris by Chris Cole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A colorful, faith-based memoir of recovery."
In his debut memoir, Cole recounts his struggles with eating disorders, substance abuse, and mental illness. Read full book review >

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THE CHRIS FARLEY SHOW by Tom Farley Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Essential for Farley and SNL fans, and a sterling example of oral biography—well-structured, consistently engaging and simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking."
Family, friends and colleagues remember the late Saturday Night Live star. Read full book review >

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COLLIDING WITH CHRIS by Dan Harder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A small dog that appears on the copyright page joyfully keeps pace with Chris to the satisfying conclusion in this small but funny episode. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Harder's first book is aimed at bicyclists, including those still soldiering on with training wheels. Read full book review >

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MONOGRAPH BY CHRIS WARE by Chris Ware
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"This collection has a last-word feel to it, offering a delightful summation of a fruitful and very busy last few decades. Fans, of course, will want much more, but this makes a great start."
The noted artist, collector, and visionary offers a personal anthology/memoir, complete with junior high photos and memories of the cul-de-sacs of Omaha. Read full book review >

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MARVIN K. MOONEY WILL YOU PLEASE GO NOW by Dr. Seuss
Released: Sept. 5, 1972

"The pages of persistence and Marvin's final capitulation are reminiscent of Green Eggs and Ham (1960) though this doesn't strike us as quite that Bright, and with phrases like 'bureau drawer' it won't be read all that Early either."
Though it's never dear why, there's a long-fingered hairy arm, with a watch on the wrist, that is desperately eager to get rid of Marvin K. Mooney. Read full book review >

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THE SHORT BUS by Jonathan Mooney
NON-FICTION
Released: June 29, 2007

"The author speaks on these issues across the country, and his text occasionally sounds like a lecture. Nonetheless, this offers a heartfelt rebuke to rigid definitions of normality."
An advocate for the rights of people with learning, physical or emotional disabilities takes a road trip in the vehicle that symbolizes the way we segregate those who are different. Read full book review >

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Once We Were Friends by Bryan Mooney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2015

"A dynamic concept with some powerful moments that falls just short of being something truly remarkable."
Mooney (Eye of the Tiger, 2014) blends mystery, romance, and nostalgia while weaving a tale of personal history and human darkness. Read full book review >