Search Results: "Chris Mooney"


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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 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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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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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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Christmas in Vermont by Bryan Mooney
Released: May 19, 2014

"Pretty as freshly fallen snow, and just as fluffy."
A jolly portrait of the perfect New England Christmas. Read full book review >

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Redneck Opera by Margaret Mooney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2015

"Not quite a Texas gusher but offers a steady stream of entertainment and intrigue."
A young man sets out on a quest for wealth and recognition in this promising novel by Mooney. Read full book review >

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FATHER OF THE MAN by Robert Mooney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2002

"A poor start, frankly: two-dimensional characters, wooden dialogue, and a painfully transparent ending provide few variations on the standard MIA story"
A rather stiff debut novel about a grief-stricken old man's descent into madness and violence. Read full book review >

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THE VOICES OF SILENCE by Bel Mooney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Her sensitive and empathetic tale will keep readers in suspense until the final page. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Life is hard for Flora Popescu and her parents, living in Bucharest during Nicholas Ceauescu's cruel regime. Read full book review >

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Released: April 16, 2002

"A fine introduction to the racetrack that's also a dazzlingly successful blind date, deeply and unexpectedly satisfying, between readers and thoroughbreds. (b&w photos throughout)"
A wonderfully expressive love story between Mooney, who writes for The Blood-Horse magazine, and that permanent adolescent of the horse world, the thoroughbred. Read full book review >

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THE SAME RIVER TWICE by Ted Mooney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2010

"'Paris is a small place,' says more than one character, as the reader discovers just how small the city—and the artistic community and the world of international crime—can be."
Mooney (Easy Travel to Other Planets, 1981) returns with a rich, multilayered, powerfully unsettling novel. Read full book review >

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SINGING INTO THE PIANO by Ted Mooney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"Mooney clearly has strong ideas about the reasons for the world's dilapidated state, but this time out his ideas take precedence over his tale, producing an instructive but curiously unegaging novel."
An ambitious third novel about the intersection of power and desire, by the author of Easy Travel to Other Planets (1981) and Traffic and Laughter (1990). Read full book review >