Search Results: "Christopher Farnsworth"


BOOK REVIEW

FLASHMOB by Christopher Farnsworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"Farnsworth's follow-up to Killfile is a smooth, assured effort but lacks some of the first book's excitement—partly because the methods and mentality of its strangely gifted protagonist have lost some of their freshness."
John Smith, the mind-reading crime fighter introduced in Killfile (2016), goes up against Downvote, a darknet site that incites violence against targeted individuals. Read full book review >

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BLOOD OATH by Christopher Farnsworth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 18, 2010

"A paranormal thriller begging for a slot in airport bookshops."
There are secret agents and then there are secret agents, like the undead predator protecting the White House. Read full book review >

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KILLFILE by Christopher Farnsworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Farnsworth, author of the fantastical Nathaniel Cade series (Red, White, and Blood, 2012, etc.), stands to expand his following with this clever, offbeat thriller."
Hired by billionaire Everett Sloan to determine whether a whiz kid who used to work for his data-mining outfit stole company secrets to start his own operation, mind-reading investigator John Smith finds himself targeted by a conspiratorial group with secret CIA connections. Read full book review >

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THE PRESIDENT'S VAMPIRE by Christopher Farnsworth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 28, 2011

"This book won't change lives or linger long in the memory, but for pure entertainment purposes, it's hard to beat Cade and company riding to the rescue."
Farnsworth (Blood Oath, 2010) turns in another fast-paced thriller with a supernatural flair in the second installment of his Nathaniel Cade series. Read full book review >

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THE ETERNAL WORLD by Christopher Farnsworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Michael Crichton's gone, but Farnsworth entertainingly explores the border where science fantasy meets reality."
Moving away from his President's Vampire series, Farnsworth (Red, White, and Blood, 2012, etc.) offers a fantastical witch's brew of Spanish conquistadors, biotechnology, and hubris.Read full book review >

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RED, WHITE AND BLOOD by Christopher Farnsworth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2012

"More complicated and somewhat sillier than the previous Cade novels; fans of nonstop action can skim over the politicizing passages to get to the blood and guts, while ignoring the author's tendency to preach politics."
Farnsworth's universe of vampires and otherworldly creatures comes alive for the third time in this latest installment of the Nathaniel Cade series. Read full book review >

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THE HUNTER'S PROMISE by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Bruchac and Farnsworth honor the Indians of the Northeast, the written versions of the tale, and the elders and Wabanaki tellers who keep this story alive. (author's note) (Picture book/folk tale. 6-8)"
An Abenaki retelling of a traditional story of various indigenous nations of the Northeast that centers on loyalty and humans' relation to nature. Read full book review >

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BUFFALO SONG by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 2008

"A first buy for public and school libraries. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The fictional story of one orphaned buffalo calf, Little Thunder Hoof, becomes the vehicle for Bruchac's tale of one extraordinary family and its commitment to saving the Buffalo People. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDPA’S MUSIC by Alison Acheson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This may comfort families in similar situations, but as an educational tool about Alzheimer's, it falls flat. (Picture book. 7-10)"
This emotional look at a family living with Alzheimer's disappoints with its lack of depth. Read full book review >

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PRAIRIE SCHOOL by Avi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

In his third entry in the I Can Read Chapter Book series, master storyteller Avi (Abigail Takes the WheeI, 1999, etc.) offers another transitional chapter book with a historical setting, this time the isolated prairie of Colorado in pioneer days. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2009

"Farnsworth's full-page paintings in dark hues are stark and haunting. (author's note, resources, glossary) (Picture book/biography. 10 & up)"
The post-World War II publication of Anne Frank's diary made her the icon for all the murdered Jewish children during the Holocaust. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTURES OF VIN FIZ by Clive Cussler
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Kids can be more discriminating than adults. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Seeking a younger audience, Cussler adds a broad streak of magic to the action/adventure formula of his adult bestsellers. Read full book review >