Search Results: "Chris Stewart"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FOURTH WAR by Chris Stewart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 2005

"Full of military acronyms for the savvy reader."
A smash-'em-up, swift-flying Western with a John Wayne-type maverick paramilitary operator on the trail of angry Islamic terrorists in possession of nuclear warheads. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2000

"While genuinely humorous and ultimately light in tone, this vivid, assured debut presents substantial questions about the endurance of rural, agrarian traditions in the face of a supposedly seductive postmodern, wired mass culture."
A delightful British bestseller that harnesses the narrative of a cosmopolitan family's adoption of traditional rural life in a timeless foreign culture to an examination of the greater issues of place, identity, and modernity—all of it told with a wry selfdeprecation in appealing, lushly descriptive prose. Read full book review >

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SHATTERED BONE by Chris Stewart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"An impressive debut, complete with suspenseful action, plausible geopolitical scenarios, and authoritative detail on the small wonders of advanced military technology. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection)"
The US is drawn by design into a potentially dangerous belligerency pitting Russia against Ukraine: a top-notch technothriller from first-timer Stewart, an active duty Air Force officer honored for his feats as a B-1 bomber pilot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 2010

"Certainly not life-altering, but a pleasant read from an affable, amusing narrator."
A modern-day Pollyanna takes to the high seas, cheerfully navigating obstacles on a somewhat random but ultimately moving voyage. Read full book review >

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MY STORY by Elizabeth Smart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2013

"Smart hopes that sharing her story might help heal the scars of others, though the book is focused on what she suffered rather than how she recovered."
The inspirational and ultimately redemptive story of a teenage girl's descent into hell, framed as a parable of faith. Read full book review >

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THE IMMORTALS by Paul Stewart
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

Stewart and Riddell cap their Edge Chronicles with a large-scale grand tour and cast reunion. Read full book review >

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RETURNER'S WEALTH by Paul Stewart
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Red meat for rabid dragon lovers, but younger fans of the authors' Edge Chronicles may be discomfited by the gruesome bits and steamy clinches. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A young wanderer enters the Wyrmeweald—a mountainous land of sudden death, untold riches, and dragons, dragons, dragons—in this grim trilogy opener. Read full book review >

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BARNABY GRIMES by Paul Stewart
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"From the first gripping sentence onward, Barnaby will be sure to rake in the fans. (Horror. 9-12)"
The latest and best Stewart/Riddell collaboration to date is set in a pseudo-Victorian world of stovepipe hats, gamins and smog. Read full book review >

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FERGUS CRANE by Paul Stewart
ADVENTURE
Released: May 23, 2006

"Missable. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The creators of the Edge Chronicles open a new series aimed at a younger audience with this tale of a lad who discovers that his teachers are all pirates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 22, 2004

"Good fun, though the supporting cast tends to overshadow the plot. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Readers fond of nonstop adventures thickly stocked with variously clawed, tentacled, tusked, venomous, tattooed, insidious, blood-drinking, slime-vomiting plug-uglies will be in hog heaven over this imported series opener, trendily bound in a jacketless pictorial cover. Read full book review >

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MUDDLE EARTH by Paul Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Steer readers with a taste for spoof quest epics to the likes of Terry Pratchett's Discworld tales, Jodi Lynn Anderson's May Bird in the Ever After (2005) or the granddaddy of them all, the Harvard Lampoon's Bored of the Rings (1969). (Fantasy. 11-13)"
The title, an anemic volcano dubbed "Mount Boom" and a late bit of verse are the only connections to Tolkien in this long, lame farce. Read full book review >