Search Results: "Chuck Gonzales"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Generous swathes of inspiration, albeit over a foundation that seems shifty next to more-authoritative sources such as Ruth Ashby and Deborah Gore Ohrn's Herstory (1995). (index) (Collective biography. 11-13)"
Heartfelt tributes to over 200 women, from Sappho to Hillary Clinton, who made—or are making—history. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Endowed with a lavender color scheme for the page borders and small cartoons that clash nicely with the chartreuse cover, this will catch the eye and likely draw a few yuks from susceptible young readers before drifting from view. (Semi-informational recreation. 8-10)"
A bit of literary gossamer if ever there was one, the latest of the Worst-Case Scenario Handbooks offers perfunctory advice for readers unfortunate enough to be kidnapped by aliens, attacked by mummies, ghosts, vampires or zombies ("Don't get cornered"), transported to ancient Rome or prehistoric times and like predicaments. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF PAIN by Laurence Gonzales
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Gonzales travels where few people might want to go, and he brings back wondrous tales. This is more diffuse than his previous books, but it will be a pleasure for his admirers."
Journalist and novelist Gonzales (Lucy, 2010) gathers scattered essays that speak to his current interest as an observer of the human capacity to endure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A superb, entertaining addition to a nature buff's library—or for anyone not tucked safely away in a bunker."
Humans have a way of courting accidents. What separates survivors from victims is preparation and spirit—but also sheer dumb luck. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"A plea for heightened awareness of our surroundings, and good reading for the how-things-work set."
A painter sips turpentine instead of coffee; a pilot lands atop another plane; a climber misses a loop on the rope. Such dumb things happen to people all the time—in part, writes Gonzales (Deep Survival, 2003, etc.), because we're programmed for them. Read full book review >

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LUCY by Laurence Gonzales
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"Michael Crichton might have produced this had he had a literary sensibility. Thoroughly well-written, grounded in science and a sorrowful sense of human nature, this book is utterly memorable."
Masterful storyteller Gonzales (Everyday Survival, 2008, etc.) returns to fiction with a pensive meditation on a question of biology. Read full book review >

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TEMPLAR ONE by Tony Gonzales
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"It unfolds, and it is what it is. Librarians who host MPGs or otherwise serve a large audience of lonely young men and EVE Online fanatics will want to have it—scratch that, need to have it. Others can easily live without."
Bang. Crash. Zzzz-ttt. Dweedle-dweedle-dweedle. There are the super-sci-fi noises. Now throw in cool outer-space nouns (Mens Reppola, Mordu, Catalyst-class destroyer, Allotek "Regatta" shuttle, Sigma-Two), some really evil dudes and a cliffhanger or two, and shazam, you've started a series. Read full book review >

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THE REGIONAL OFFICE IS UNDER ATTACK! by Manuel Gonzales
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"A surprisingly erudite bit of sci-fi that throws in everything but the kitchen sink."
A clash of swords, spells, and wills erupts in an upper Manhattan office building under assault by well-armed mercenaries. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT OF '76 by Jeff  Beck
Released: June 18, 2012

"A solid book of dark secrets."
Set in a sleepy, 1970s California town, Beck's debut high school thriller follows the fortunes of a young man as he battles to fend off a supernatural cult. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 22, 1993

"A beautifully written prose-poem about the pleasures and perils of flight."
A fascinating account of Gonzales's love affair with flying, plus engaging sketches of similarly smitten folk—some of whom have paid for their passion with their lives. Read full book review >

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THE MINIATURE WIFE by Manuel Gonzales
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"Delightfully eerie tales from the dark side."
Imaginative stories elevated by creative renderings of tropes from genre fiction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2012

"Survivors of traumatic events often do not recover without help from others, and Gonzales' excellent book is an education for those wishing to be of use in a stressful, often frightening world."
How can the world smite thee? Let us count the ways... Read full book review >